As embarrassing as this is to share, the fact that I’ve had to walk around with this for a couple years now is worse. Ok, so it’s nothing horrendous or anything, but it is a definite issue that makes me self-concious and uncomfortable. What is it? Well, it’s the clogged pores that cover my chest and can be seen in any shirt that doesn’t cover up to my neck. As you know, I love clothes and the reality is that most shirts that aren’t t-shirts, do not come up to your neck. Therefore, the upper part of my chest is often exposed and that means the clogged pores can be seen. They aren’t like whiteheads or blackheads, but just little bumps all over my chest and some are red and inflamed at times. They started becoming visible a couple of years ago (for no reason that I have been able to figure out) and are there year round. I have tried just about everything I can think of to get rid of them. I scrub, I put acne creams and washes on them, I even resorted to straight rubbing alcohol to see if I could get them to dry up, but nothing worked. I finally decided I was going to go to the dermatologist to see what he would recommend and then I decided to see what I could find out on the internet first.
What I found out was that a lot of people experience the same thing I do and have tried a million and one different things to no avail. However, I started seeing where one person had found this great product and shared her success with it in a thread online and then one by one, several other people who had the same thing tried it and had success as well! Well, that was all I needed to hear and I immediately contacted the company and asked about reviewing this product and they said yes! So, here we are, and here is my experience with this product.
The product I’m referring to is Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 2% BHA Gel and here is some info about the product, taken from their website…
Best for: Normal to Very Oily Skin
•Exfoliates and smoothes your skin with maximum strength 2% salicylic acid in a non-sticky gel that feels weightless and glides over skin
•pH range of 3.2–3.6 guarantees efficacy you’ll see daily
•Penetrates the pore lining to eliminate stubborn blackheads
•Helps heal resistant acne and decreases your tendency to break out
•Works to fade red marks from past blemishes
•Stimulates collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin
•Salicylic acid is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent
•Contains potent anti-irritants to calm redness, including redness caused by rosacea
•Suitable for all skin types but best for combination to oily skin
•100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents
That all sounds good, right? But, does it actually work?
YES, yes it does! Within a week I saw incredible results! No more redness whatsoever in the bumps and they were getting smaller! My chest felt smoother to the touch as well. The best part was that I was able to wear a strapless dress to my cousin’s wedding and didn’t feel self-concious that people were wondering what the heck was all over my chest! I honestly notice it getting better and better everyday and feel so relieved to have found something that is actually working! I LOVE this product!
Maybe you have a similar issue that you’re embarrassed about and haven’t been able to find something to fix it. I can tell you that this product has done wonders for me and there’s a great chance that it will for you too. The cost is $18.95 for 4oz, but it is beyond worth it. The gel is great too because a very little goes a very long way, so it will last you quite some time. I am so happy with this product and can’t say enough good about it.
Paula’s Choice offers many products that are definitely worth checking out. Just read the reviews on their website and on many other websites and you’ll see what I mean. You just might find the perfect product to solve whatever skin issues you may be struggling with!