Guys, I have a dilemma. For years, I’ve struggled with my skin. My chin especially is prone to breakouts. As a result, not only do I still have breakouts, but I also have scarring and dark spots. I know, I know….breakouts on my chin indicate that I’m stressed. When you know the trick to instantly stop stressing, go on and tell me. I do yoga, I journal, I do relaxing activities to manage my stress, but I still break out.
I’ve tried multiple drugstore options, department store options (Mario Badescu) and right now I’m even trying Proactiv. I feel like a 15 year old. (It’s not working, by the way.) I have an appointment scheduled with a dermatologist but I really don’t want to get anything really drying or harsh on my skin.
So, my dilemma is still. In the past few years, the ONLY time I remember my skin clearing up and feeling good was when I was using Simone France. My skin didn’t feel dry and crackly. My acne cleared up. The scarring started to fade. Their products have short, simple ingredients lists. But their “Sandwich” cleansing process is kind of a pain, AND, most importantly, their products are super pricey. Around $100+ a month for their system.
I’m a pretty strict budgeter (I should share my method with you sometime) and I really can’t see where I could comfortably create wiggle room for this and still meet my savings goals. Unless I stopped eating out entirely.
So, do I keep trying to find a more affordable drugstore option or do I suck it up and fork out the money for the fancy line that I know works for me? Sigh.