It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my acne dilemmas. And there’s a very good reason for that. Over the past 3ish months, my acne has gone from prominent and painful to nearly nonexistent.
Yes, that’s correct! I have (for the time being at least) cured my face of constant breakouts. Of course, I’m still prone to the occasional pimple here and there, but it’s not a regular thing anymore! And the pimples I do get disappear in days versus weeks.
I honestly don’t know what to attribute this wonderful and exciting development to. My mom and Vishnu think it’s because I’ve been working on reducing my stress levels. Personally, I think it’s due in part to that and in part to my new skincare routine. And in particular, a new product I added to my regimen – the InstaNatural Scar Gel.
Before I tell you all about this magical potion, I have to share how I came across it.
At the end of May, Vishnu suggested I use Mederma (a scar lightener) on the scars I have on my legs from the Tough Mudder race I ran last year. I said I would look into it but never did (oops!). When he realized this, he took matters into his own hands and did a little research on scar gels/creams. That’s how he came across InstaNatural. And without telling me, he bought a bottle.
When it finally arrived in early June, I asked Vishnu if he thought I could use it on my face too. Ultimately, I decided to give it a try (because why not?!) and started with a couple of the more prominent scars on my face. Over time, I started applying a thin layer to my entire face. And I kid you not when I say that it has made all the difference in the world. Not only are my scars (both new and old) fading, but my skin is smoother and brighter than ever before.
You guys know I’ve tried everything under the sun to address my acne – I took antibiotics and used a prescription grade cream, I tried going dairy-free, I used Proactiv, and we can’t forget about my ACV fiasco. And this is just scratching the surface. I’ve been experimenting for YEARS! And now, I have finally found something that is the real deal (for me)!
InstaNatural Scar Gel is made with Epidermal Growth Factor which helps speed the healing process. It also includes green tea, moisturizers, etc. Whatever it is, it’s truly magical! And while the price point compared to the size of the bottle is on the higher end of the spectrum, I can vouch for the fact that the product goes a LONG way. I’ve had the same bottle for almost four months.
The gel itself is light brown in color and has a runny but spreadable consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin. I use one full pump for my entire face. Some reviewers say the smell is off putting, but I honestly don’t smell anything at all.
Here’s exactly how I incorporate it into my skincare routine
My New AM Skincare Routine
- Wash my face with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clear Face Wash
- Apply a thin layer of InstaNatural Scar Gel to my entire face
- Dab a drop of Tea Tree Oil to any existing bumps (and ONLY to those areas)
- Apply two pumps of Trader Joe’s Oil-Free Moisturizer to my entire face
My New PM Skincare Routine
My PM skincare routine mirrors the above with one small change. Instead of using the Trader Joe’s Moisturizer, I apply a nickel sized amount of the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin to my entire face before bed.
Clarification – I also use coconut oil every PM around my eyes, on my eyebrows, and on my lips.
I’ve been taking pictures of my face to monitor the progress, and if I wasn’t such a wuss, I’d share them with you guys! But trust me when I say that my skin on June 12 looks completely different than it does now. In fact, when I went home this past weekend, my sister thought I was wearing makeup when I wasn’t! If that’s not something, then I don’t know what is!
I’ll post an update in a few months to share how this new product and routine are going. Fingers crossed that I don’t have to add this to my long list of acne experiment failures!
Let me know if you decide to try this scar gel. While I can’t guarantee that it’ll be just as life changing for everyone, I do think it’s worth a try!
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