Saturday, 25 September 2010

Alpha-H skincare regime update

A couple of weeks on and I am pleased to report that I have no more spots than when I started. For me, this is a big achievement as expected full blown acne after coming off some medication. I did get a small breakout immediately, the nasty kind that bubble up under the skin becoming very painful and feeling huge. I got so well acquainted with these spots every time I looked in the mirror that I almost thought about naming them.

However, I stuck to my Alpha-H system, resisted the urge to pick them and they are pretty much gone now. My skin is fairly clear and I firmly believe this is down to the products I am using. I start with Triple Action Cleanser, then use Essential Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 in the morning. In the evening after cleansing, I alternate between Liquid Gold and the Gentle Exfoliant Moisturiser. Every other morning I have been using the Microcleanse Exfoliator and once a week I have used the gylcolic mask followed by the Purifying Clay Mask.

Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturiser - £37.50
Unfortunately, this week I have had an allergic reaction to some other medication, resulting in a nasty red, itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck. This has nothing to do with the skincare products I have been using, it is a side effect of my medication (I am on all sorts).

As a result, I decided to stop the Alpha-H as I thought the amount of glycolic in the majority of products might not help, and I have resorted to my Decleor stash. My face has gone a bit patchy and has dry spots so I thought the Hydra Floral moisturiser would help this as well as the Balm Essential at night and the Neroli Facial Oil in the day. To cleanse, I am using Bobbi Brown Facial Oil. My skin really feels like it needs comfort and nourishment and I thought Decleor fitted the bill.

It will be interesting to see it stopping the Alpha-H means more spots start appearing, then I will no for sure that it was working. Once my skin gets back to normal I will go back to the Alpha-H system as I think it is the best I have found when trying to combat acne prone skin. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas of what to do to help itchy, sore skin on the body that has suffered an allergic reaction I am all ears. It is taking all my willpower to stop scratching!

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