My skin is bipolar. Sometimes, it looks pretty good other than some minor uneveness and some blackheads, then the next would be acne-geddon all over again. My acne problem was at its worst in high school, and I used Proactiv for awhile because Jessica Simpson promised it would help clear my face. To be fair, it did work. But the magic wore off.
Lately, I’ve been breaking out again. I’m 90% certain it’s from stress and lack of sleep (sorry, dear skin). Then, it happened. I got a monster zit on my “T” zone, as it’s labeled most infamously. It was pissed off and unwilling to compromise. I was on the verge of popping it, but I knew it’s a huge NO-NO.
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I realized over-the-counter, self-skin therapy wasn’t cutting it for my acne. I went to Flawless’ Megamall branch to consult a dermatologist (guys, it’s FREE. You’re welcome!) and of course, to extract my huge, stubborn zit and its small friends.
I actually had a go-to dermatologist before but ever since I moved to a new place, I wasn’t able to go back because it’s a bit far. Oops! Conflicting schedules err laziness reigned. I chose Flawless because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It’s the leading aesthetic clinic in the Philippines for face and body, with quality services at very affordable prices (their classic facial is priced at Php 399 only, can you imagine?). Not to mention, Megamall is super convenient!
Dra. San Luis recommended the Acne Control Facial and Glycolic Peel, and prescribed me some medicine to improve my skin. Pimple extractions hurt, no need to sugarcoat it. But hey, no pain, no gain! Luckily, Angie my aesthetician, had very light hands and was very accommodating! Obviously, my face wouldn’t clear up immediately, but I must say that I was satisfied with my first visit and I can’t wait to visit again. In fact, I’ll be back after two weeks!
I’ll talk more about the facial process and the products the dermatologist recommended in my upcoming posts so stay tuned! In the meantime, like Flawless’ Facebook page for updates and promotions! Love being hair-free? Get 20% discount on all waxing and laser hair removal services until March 31, 2015!
*The services were provided free of charge and for my consideration. All opinions remain honest and unbiased.