For the best part of a couple of months my acne has been playing up, one minute my skin seems clear then bam, one little spot comes along and then a few more and a few more. It turns into a bit of a vicious circle and as a 21 year old girl I can't help but feel insecure about it, especially when acne is something I've had non stop for just over five years. I don't think I will ever be completely clear, especially from the scarring that the acne leaves but I've come across a pretty fantastic skincare duo that is working really well for me and my skin.
A brand that I've never even thought about trying but one that I'm so glad I decided to delve into is of course Avene. I had heard many good things about their Cleanance range and their abilities to help combat acne so of course I decided to start there.
On one of Escentuals 1/4 off Skincare deals I decided to pick up the Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel and the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion.
The Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel is of course of a gel consistency, something my skin happens to love and is suited for those with oily, blemish prone skin. To apply I just squeeze a pea sized amount onto the palm of my hand, add water, lather, apply and rinse. It leaves my skin with a very fresh, clean feeling and surprisingly smells quite good. It is multi purpose too. You can use it on the face as I do but it can also be used on the body too. The Cleansing Gel is soap-free and non-comedogenic so there's no chance of getting clogged pores.
As for the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion, it is of the cream variety but thin in consistency and comes in a 40ml tube which has lasted me quite a while. I still have a lot of product left. I simply dot a pea sized amount on each part of my face. A lot really isn't needed. I choose to apply it both day and night to get better and quicker effects. One thing I really do think you need with this is persistence. It takes a while to work but once you get into a routine with it you start to see the difference in your skin. My skins texture has certainly changed a lot, including my scarring too and I have had reduced breakouts since using. I can only liken it to the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo I love.
I will sure be having a look through the range soon and see if anything else floats my boat the way this magical duo does to fight acne.