|My Skin, Circa 2007|
One product you can use is a sunblock. Use a sunblock made to be applied on the face and oil-free or something that is good for sensitive or acneic skin like VMV Armada for the face because sun protection is one thing we can never give up even if our skin is full of acne. Our face gets exposed to UV rays even indoors through lights and computer screens, so please don't sacrifice this.
Those that I can vouch for:
1. Dermclinic - When my mom brought to this popular skin clinic, it was the first derma I've ever tried and despite the hefty price tag attached to their services and products, I achieved an acne-free skin with their acne treatments and products.2. Renu Skin Clinic (Megamall) - Again, despite the prestige of this clinic, they have maintained my skin really well and the products used are meant to cure acne.3. House of Obagi (Greenbelt 5) - Their acne treatment for me is truly 5 stars given that they use Obagi products through the whole procedure and the Clenziderm set has helped in keeping acne at bay.4. M.D. Eastwood - Dra. Adao was the only derma who recommended that I finally use Acnetrex for faster results and she laid down all the side effects and she made sure my body was ready for it. She was very diligent and supportive which I love.5. Skinnovation (C. Raymundo, Pasig) - the no-fuss beautiful doctors of this clinic has reasonable rates and seeing them has always lead to positive results. Not to mention that it's very convenient for me to go to their clinic since it's a stone's throw away from my place.
|My Skin, 2011|
It's not that I don't get pimples anymore. I still do. I have one right now (because of those stupid eggs I ate for breakfast the past two days) but it's not as bad as the first picture above. It's a long journey for me, not to mention the thousands of pesos I've paid for the treatments, consultations and products. But I don't regret any of those. I'm just very happy that my pimples aren't as bad a before.
Good luck and remember that with a good dose of confidence, no acne can ruin your day!