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Monday, April 4, 2016

Bettina Sunkissed and Green-Plus Return of the Funky!

For my people out there who battle acne like I do, I've switched to something new.  I went fourteen months straight using Ole Henricksen.  Twice a day without once missing a day and it worked at the beginning, but then the acne started back up.

I was watching YouTube videos, Wayne Goss, who does makeup and he was touting Acne.Org. I went to that site (I linked it for you) and read from top to bottom.  What this guy had to say made sense to me.  He says that irritated skin is acne skin and the ProActiv is too strong in it's Benzoyl Peroxide, which I have to agree as I tried the updated version and my face was red and flaky in like one day.

This Regimen they call it, is three steps.  Wash, treat, moisturize.  The concept is using way more cleanser than you would imagine as the more you use, the slippery it is and the less likely you are to irritate your skin by rubbing it.  The thick lather just glides over your skin and you literally only wash for ten seconds! Now I will say it does NOT remove eye makeup.  I tried.  I also am not sure ten seconds is enough time when you have a full face of makeup on, so I have been doing a few more seconds on those times.

The first week, you only do the Benzoyl Peroxide once a day working up to two full pumps, like the cleanser twice a day by week two.  Then the moisturizer-two full pumps! At first, I was like damn that's a ton of product, but if you think about it, dry skin makes oil which makes acne and the Benzoyl is drying the crap out of your skin so you have to replace that moisture.  I got the Jojoba oil with my kit to add that to the moisturizer.  My problem is trying hard to not get it around my eyes. There is so much product you are using, that I'm having difficulties!

It takes a lot longer to do your face because you have to wait 5-15 minutes between each step for your face to dry and absorb that step.  So far it's been a week and I can already see my nose black heads are cleaner.  I cheated and decided I'd skip the week-by tomorrow, it'll be time to increase the Benzoyl to two pumps twice a day. My current issues are eye dryness and neck dryness.  I'm extremely conscientious of not getting the BP on my eyes or neck, but since you are using so much moisturizer, it must be creeping as I have had a red neck rash and dry eye lids from hell.

I wrote the company and all they did was copy and paste the detailed instructions to say make sure you are following this to the letter.  We know the beginning sucks as you will have dry skin, but keep it up and you will see results.  All I can say right now, is my skin is clearer than it's been-but it's only been a week so far. I didn't appreciate the non answer I got from the company.

The other thing is you wash your hands between each step.  So you don't add bacteria to your clean face.  My big thing is that I touch my face a lot-plus I'm a horrible picker.  I'm trying very hard to not do that! I got the 16oz five piece set on subscription as it was the most cost effective. Note that this is not fancy packaging whatsoever.  That is to help pass on the savings to you.  Personally, I just want something to work, I could care less about the packaging.

Oh and those of you who watch YouTube makeup videos-do you find it weird to watch men put makeup on?

I ain't going to lie, I do.  There are two I like, one is Wayne Goss, which I mentioned but also MannyMua.  At first I was like-nope I just can't, men shouldn't wear makeup, but Manny's personality cracks me up big time and I've gotten to like him a lot.  I tried watching Jeffree Star and nope, just couldn't.

Don't hate me for that.

Now those that have been with me the LAST FIVE YEARS, will remember my funky french. It was my way of easy nail art and I loved mixing different colors together.  I thought bringing that back would maybe keep me going for now in polish.

Here is Bettina Sunkissed and Green.

I just felt like Spring yellow and green! I hope you like this!!!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?