Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Goodbye, Summer Skin!

Perhaps "goodbye" is a bit premature as I live in Houston, Texas, where it's always swampy. However, all this sweat and heat and humidity and hormonal chaos has left my facial skin a congested, dull mess. My dermatologist said to avoid salicyclic acids, no retinoids and absolutely NO facial peels to unclog all these blackheads. As each week progressed, I was seeing more adult acne creep up and was feeling really self-conscious and helpless to fight the pimple war.

 Thank goodness for Elba n.5 Microdermabrasion Cream and my Clarisonic Mia brush. If you don't own a Clarisonic facial brush, invest in one and treat your skin to the most thorough, gentle cleansing possible. My previous Clarisonic three speed lasted over five years, what a bargain! I've had issues with large, congested pores and adult acne since I hit my 30s and only consistent cleansing with acid based facial formulas and regular skin peels along with microdermabrasion kept my skin looking healthy, unclogged and youthful. I have had many MANY sessions with different estheticians and none were under $60 (I've used Groupons because I'm cheap) and my skin felt great for a few days.... then back to break outs.

 I assure you that Elba n.5 is as close to that high dollar facial as you can come in your own home. It's suggested use is twice weekly but I find myself doing every other day. I do not get irritation or redness or sensitivity issues after using this product and my skin is clean and soft, not squeaky and stripped. I usually apply the microdermabrasion cream at night, before I shower, making sure my skin is steamed and wet and completing two cycles with my Clarisonic. You could use your fingers, a konjac sponge or just a soft washcloth as well. I rinse completely in the shower, pat my face gently then apply my preferred vitamin c serum to my fine lines and congested pores. Extraction of blackheads is so much easier after using this cream and I have seen the best results along my nasal-labial folds in smoothness and pore size reduction (laugh lines). I can easily use it around my lips, at my temples and under eye area without sensitivity issues.

 Works great on that fading summer skin damage to the shoulders and cleavage area as well! Get that chicken skin off your upper arms using this! Give Elba n.5 a try, the benefits will surprise you:

- reduces appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles 
- boosts moisture levels 
- helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles 
- paraben free 
- perfect for sensitive skin 
- non-comedogenic 
- contains aluminum oxide crystals 

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