I always believed that turning 30 is something everyone else around me would do, but that I would bypass that route somehow. It's not that I think 30 is old, but it's something my 15-year-old self (I have the humor of an adolescent to prove this one) still has issues coming to grips with. Even my skin seems to be stuck in a perpetual acne-prone state that started when I was 15. Not only that, but my skin has become combination to oily, more dull, and more prone to clogged pores. As I grow older, I'm also noticing that I'm more prone to broken capillaries if I use physical exfoliants very frequently. In my 'homigod, homigod, homigod, I'm actually 30 but i still have crappy skin' daze, I bolted to CVS to browse one of my favorite skin care lines: La Roche Posay. I found their Effaclar Serum pretty noteworthy, and it is now a new addition to my skin care routine.
As for blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores, the serum hasn't gotten rid of the whiteheads I get around my nose, but it has made the area more smooth and the whiteheads smaller. I haven't had any other clogged pores or breakouts since I've used the serum.
The serum doesn't tingle or irritate my skin when I put it on either, which I actually am very grateful for. I hate the sting of products with a high percentage of chemical exfoliants and not having the sting makes the application just that much more pleasant. For my entire face and neck, I use around 2-3 drops, so I can see myself using one bottle for a long time.
La Roche Posay's Effaclar Serum is my standout skincare item right now. It makes my skin, well, behave like an adult while retaining a youthful glow. Give it a go and let me know what you think!
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