All these years, if there’s something that’s been a constant in my life its unfortunately acne. Although occasional, they never failed to pay me a visit. I have tried practically everything under the roof that “claims” to treat acne. Be it natural products, home remedies, chemical peels and even prescribed treatments from some of the top most dermatologists in the country today. Not denying that sporadically they all did have some benefits but in all honesty, there was nothing that helped me eradicate the problem once and for all. At this point, I’d also like to highlight that treating any kind of skin concern requires a holistic approach. By now we are all well informed that our skin is a reflection of our internal system & by simply healing it externally with topical products isn’t the most appropriate way of treatment if you’re looking at eradicating it from it’s root cause.
Personally, I have been a victim of many advertising gimmicks and have spent thousands of rupees with the only hope that I’d get rid of my acne and achieve my ideal skin. More so, one of the bigger mistakes I made during my teenage years was that I chose to self prescribe topical treatments to myself without actually feeling the need to consult a dermatologist. It was only until a few years ago I realized how terribly wrong that was and without the guidance of an expert, I was only doing more damage to my skin than actually treating it. Precisely how my journey toward a healthy skin began. Today, I can safely say that a 360 approach in treating my skin was something that worked best for my oily and acne prone skin. Goes without saying, a skin care regimen is absolutely necessary and that’s when post recommendation from my dermatologist, I was introduced to iS CLINICAL – a brand that did wonders for my skin. However, before we talk about that, let me share a few lifestyle changes I made first.
- Drinking water is highly underrated. Although a common tip but not many abide by it. Ensure adequate amount of water consumption & if possible, start your day with a glass of warm water, honey and a squeezed lime.
- Our body needs movement, thus working out for a minimum of 20 minutes a day will make a huge difference. Opt for Yoga, Dance or simply go for a run!
- Increase intake of greens in your everyday diet & reduce your sugar consumption.
- Make sure your body gets adequate amount of minerals, vitamins and nutrients and upon prescription, you can consume multi-vitamins
- Consult a dermatologist to understand the trigger behind your acne & follow the necessary treatments as suggested
- Follow an everyday skincare regimen. Personally, I swear by products from iS Clinical. They did wonders for my skin. Want to know more about them? Read on.
- Always wear sunscreen! It’s a non-negotiable.
Now let’s talk about my daytime and night time skincare routine that comprises of some of my favourite products from iS CLINICAL.
The first step in my skincare routine is Cleanse. For this, I started using the iS CLINICAL Warm Honey Cleanser. This one’s a deep cleansing luxurious treatment cleanser with the purest raw honey, Royal Jelly and propolis. It effectively cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin leaving it ultra hydrated and moisturized. More so, it’s paraben free and excellent for blemish prone skin. Specially formulated with Papaya enzymes and green tea extracts, it leaves the skin looking and feeling velvety smooth.
The next step is to treat. Touted by physicians as remarkable & phenomenal, the iS CLINICAL Active Serum provides results within a couple days itself. It’s excellent for acne and blemish prone skin although it’s suited for all skin types and ages. This powerful botanical serum leaves the skin leaves the skin moist and smooth. More so, it provides rapid and long term results which most of us suffering from acne would ideally wish for any skincare product to provide. Not just that, it also gives the appearance of smaller pores and I have been using it religiously during the day.
For my night time skincare routine, I opted for iS CLINICAL Cleansing Complex. Although I have acne prone skin but it’s also extremely sensitive. This clear, lightweight cleansing gel is powerful yet gentle enough for my sensitive skin. This product does exactly what it claims – Resurfacing, Clearing and Deep-Cleansing. It incorporates a balance of bio-nutrients, antioxidants and mild resurfacing ingredients that thoroughly cleanse the surface of the skin & the pores without stripping the natural oils of the skin.
Lastly, my nightime skincare routine comprises of the Pro-Heal Serum Advance which is a restorative, super antioxidant and reparative product that helps calm inflammation while simultaneously improving the appearance of blemish prone skin. It consists of L-Ascorbic Acid which is basically your Vitamin C combined with a superior form of Olive Leaf extract and pure vitamins E & A making it ideal for revitalizing the appearance of compromised skin while also assisting in treating fine lines and wrinkles.
To know more about iS CLINICAL products and how you can purchase them, simply head over to their Instagram page.
If you end up incorporating these changes & start using iS CLINICAL products and notice a difference in your skin, do share your healthy skin journey with me – I’d be happy to know.