You know, when a girl reaches a certain age, she should be able to say good-bye to certain things.
Zits are at the top of that list.
As a girl (girl, ha! I can hardly use that term anymore!) who's never had great skin, to continue to suffer from acne into my 30s is like a kick when I'm already down. While my acne has never been terrible (aside from those early teen years. Ugh.), I really thought that by the time my OWN kids had acne, that I'd be done with it.
HA! Why did I think I'd be so lucky?! (See for yourself. Not horrible, but really...at 34?! C'mon!!)
My biggest complaints with my skin have always been my stubborn blackheads and the monthly breakouts that accompany my PMS. (BTW...how is that fair? How is it that just when a woman is feeling her most vulnerable, irritable, volatile self, she also looks her worst?)
When I was offered the chance from BlogHer and Olay to trial Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line, a product targeted for adult women (did you know that women are affected by acne as adults at higher rates than men?), it seemed to be the answer to my prayers!
The Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line recognizes that adult women have different needs for their skin. Aging skin presents its own challenges (fine lines, texture issues, etc.) and most acne treatments are formulated for youthful skin, not "aging" skin. Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line is formulated for those of us who could be, maybe, possibly, perhaps a little bit, suffering from skin that isn't so youthful anymore. (I just teared up a little bit as I realized that I do, indeed, fall into that "not so youthful" category.)
I stepped lightly into these waters, knowing my skin, and knowing that it often stages a revolt any time I try something new. I dove into the skin regime with a healthy dose of skepticism. After the initial mini-"what are you doing NOW?!"-breakout, it appeared that things were headed in an upward direction.
The blackheads that always dusted my nose and cheeks were definitely LESS noticeable...SCORE!! That alone, made my heart swell and my mind dance with visions of Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line surrounded by puffy pink heart bubbles. Mama M. + Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line = TRU LUV 4 EVR.
I was graced with a bit of PMS during my review of Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line and discovered that my usual breakouts, while still there, were definitely less in amount and in size, than they usually were. Yay!
All in all, I feel that Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line is a decent product...after all, it actually made a dent in these blasted blackheads of mine!
Now...if only I could find that fountain of youth...then we'd all be set! ;)
What is your biggest skin challenge? Just let me know in the comments below and you'll be entered to win a $50 drugstore.com gift card!
Visit the BlogHer Round-up Page for more opportunities to enter!
Sweepstake Rules can be found by clicking the link!
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
Enter between October 3rd and November 3rd.