When I was a teenager scowling at my pores in the mirror, I consoled myself with the thought that adults don’t get zits. I mistakenly thought that my skin woes would go away when I grew up.
No such luck.
Then Influenster sent me Mary Kay’s Clear Proof System. The card in the box promised a noticeable difference in a few as seven days. (The best things in life are free… from Influenster!)
Holmes and Watson enjoyed the box
Mary Kay’s Clear Proof System is a four-step process:
- Wash your face with the cleansing gel
- Apply the blemish control toner
- Dab the acne treatment gel on blemishes
- Moisturize with the oil free moisturizer
To get things going I took a before picture. It’s weird to voluntarily post a picture of myself looking eh.
The box said results would be noticeable at 7 days. I did notice that my pores seemed a little clearer. I used the system once a day. The instructions say that you can increase the usage but the system definitely dried my skin out, so I stuck with one time.
My 30-days after picture doesn’t look that great:
The system did make it easier to cover up the blemishes I had during the day. Using less make up is always nice as well. Here’s a half-way picture (with make up, but no chin zit!):
I did notice that even though it seemed like I didn’t get fewer blemishes, they seemed to clear up more quickly and were less severe, so that’s a win. The system also did a pretty good job at removing make up. I hate the additional step of make up remover, so having my cleanser remove make up is a major bonus.
Everyone’s skin is different. Some people are lucky enough to say goodbye to skin problems when they become adults and some of us just have immature skin!
What’s something that you thought would be different in adulthood but isn’t?