By Wendy Larson
This is embarrassing and a little gross. I have cystic acne…on my boobs. I understand it’s a completely normal thing, that when TaTa’s sweat and are trapped by a bra- pores get clogged…you know what happens then. I know better than to pick at them, but sometimes they just hurt like crazy and are asking to be popped. Sometimes they take forever to heal and I have a bunch of scars. I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of them, and not much has worked.
I was recently sent the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit (say it 10 times fast!) the Clinique answer to ProActiv and thought I’d give it a shot on both my face and my jubbily bits.
My face has gotten more oily than the deep fryer at McDonalds since I’ve gone off the pill and I was in the middle of a stress-related breakout. The 3 step system cleared up my face almost immediately, but horribly dried out my cheeks. They were flakey and painful and no moisturizer (not even Aquaphor) would heal it. It DID shrink my pores quite a bit and the oil in my forehead was reduced greatly, because of the 2nd step, the Clarifying Lotion. It barely touched the acne on my chest. I did find that the recent ones had scabbed over, but the marks were still there and I’m still dealing with clogged pores.
It didn’t do what I hoped it would, but it’s not a bad product. I would purchase the Clarifying Lotion again (you can get the steps separately) because as long as I keep it away from my cheeks it does a great job of balancing oil.
I’m currently trying swabbing the area with StriDex pads twice a day, so we’ll see how well it works. Does anybody have any ideas for how to get rid of body acne?
*Products provided for consideration.