This is a sponsored post. All words and opinions are true and my own.
I suffer from acne. Bad. And it's different types of acne. One month my face will be covered with cystic acne. Those are big, red bumps as hard as rocks with nothing inside. Those are the worst. It actually feels like I have been punched in the face. And my most common places for cystic acne are along my jawline. Talk about painful.
don't worry.. there's 3 more on the other side of my face - reason why my face is turned away from the camera and tons of filters have been applied.
I have tried almost every possible remedy (and home remedies too) to get rid of these pesky zits. They sure do lower my self esteem when I am covered in them. Last year they migrated to the middle of my back!! I am a very clean person, don't get me wrong.. I had just developed adult acne. I was lucky to never have to deal with this in my youth.
I received an email from Bzzagent inviting me to test Dial Acne Control Soap. I was pretty excited for it, that I went ahead and bought the 2 pack of bars anyways to go ahead and try them. I was orignially using Shea Moisture African Black Soap and wasn't having ANY luck. So I would give the Dial soap a try.
I have been using Dial for about a month. As directed. And right there, it says on the packaging that it's clinically proven to improve skin in 3 days. It's been 30 days! I haven't seen not one change. Sure my face feels clean afterwards, but my acne still popped right back up and showed not one sign of getting any better.
The only thing that has every, truly worked is Proactiv. In my late 20's I developed acne (but not cystic acne) and I used Proactiv and it took exactly 3 weeks for my face to clear up and look like my toddlers baby face. But the problem is the price. $60-80 dollars every 2 months is very steep. But I am getting to the point where I think that is the only option for me if I want relief.
Here are the pros and cons of Dial Acne Control Soap:
P R O S :
• It has a lovely smell. And it does leave that wonderful smell on your face for many hours after.
• It does leave your skin feeling clean.
• Price. It's only $4.99 for 2 bars (or the liquid wash)
C O N S :
• It does NOT work. Even after using for 4 weeks, as described.
• It dries out your skin. I had the feeling of a rubbery face afterwards.
• Although I stated the soap had a lovely smell.... it's a very strong perfume-y scent. Most true acne face and body washes aren't supposed to be scented. It is in fact a skin irritant.
All in all, I will not purchase or use again. I will stick with shelling out $$$ to get some sort of relief. Because I am growing tired of this.
What about you? Do you suffer from acne like me? If so, what is your regimen?