Where have you been all my life? By: Amy M
Let me start off by giving the background as to why I ordered this product. I'm 37, have had 'acne' all my life, and having been an adult with bumps on my forehead and tried every possible product on the market, I've just about given up on it and thought to myself "oh well, I guess this is how it's just going to be". I've visited numerous dermatologists, I've tried topicals, I've tried Accutane (which as amazing as it is, wreaks havoc on the body), I've tried B5 pantothenic acid, clay masks, VI peel, Apple Cider Vinegar, cutting out alcohol, dairy, caffeine, sugar, ...I mean you name it, I've tried it. And with every single product, it improved slightly, or had no impact.After tons of research, I learned about fungal acne. I think this is a VERY important piece of information, as I had no idea such a thing existed. I started digging more into it. As I read more, I started to think "maybe the reason most these things don't work on my acne, is because I'm trying to treat bacterial acne and that's not at all what I'm dealing with". So digging in further, I started reading about using Head & Shoulders Shampoo on my face. Yes. My face. HEAR ME OUT...the reason that the shampoo works well on acne is because it contains Zinc pyrithione. Slather H&S on your face, leave it on for 5 minutes and wash it off. Do this for a week and see if you see results, if you do...welcome to my world!I also ordered the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Salicylic Acid and starting using this along with my H&S routine. Some of the reviews complain about this being sticky after application. Do this--- put it on after the shower, your face will absorb it much better and you won't be left with any sticky feeling. Also, be mindful of how much you apply. This isn't face painting, so don't drench yourself with it.It's been almost 2 weeks since I've started this routine...no doctor...no dermatologist...no one could help me get to this point. Just a bunch of research and trial and error. Hopefully this'll help some others out there, as I found it hard to get advice on how much, what, and how often to do things. As always, you may need to shift and change your routine up to what works for you and your body.My skin has been clear beyond anything I could have imagined or I've ever seen. The only other method that worked this well as Accutane, but that came with monthly testing, liver testing and joint pain like I've never felt before.Google image your type of acne, then backtrack to articles and find what type of acne you have. If you have fungal acne, the standard acne medication out there won't do much for you.