Shedding Light On Breakouts

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I cannot imagine being in High School again. I certainly cannot imagine being in High School again battling break outs with my skin. Kids can be brutal these days and honestly we are our own worst enemy most of the time. My 16 year old daughter (yes, I said 16..I STILL cannot believe it) has been having some major challenges with her skin for about a year now and it's been so hard to witness. I mainly noticed my sweet girls biggest breakouts after she cut her bangs along her forehead and hairline. Things escalated and I feel like the bangs just began hiding the underlying issues. 

I purchased various skin care product regimes but found Zoe was not taking the time to incorporate them daily. The whole 4 step process of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing along with additional spot treatments are just ideal for a teenager. Me and her dad also co-parent so it was hard for me to know what she was really doing with the stuff I purchased for her when she was not with me. When I would see her, her skin was not showing any improvements. And my bank account was not in the happy with all of these acne products I was purchasing. And most importantly, acne was really affecting Zoe's self esteem and confidence. I could see that she was wearing too much makeup to cover breakouts and always had her hair in her face and really sorta became a hermit on weekends. I longed for a product that was inexpensive, easy and fun for her to use, AND something that provided quick results.

Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask powerfully treats your acne and allows skin to heal itself WITHOUT harsh chemicals for skin so clear and healthy, it glows. It reduces size and redness of  breakouts going deeper than ordinary acne products going where other products cannot reach. Once only available in Dermatologists' offices and $500 a treatment, this clinically proven light therapy is now available for your at home regime with this patented mask. Blue light kills 99% acne-causing bacteria and the red light reduces acne inflammation. (Don't fret, it's not hot. There is zero pain or discomfort as that was one of Zoe's main concerns) Can I get all the praise hand emoji's here?!

It's incredibly lightweight and comfortable and Zoe loves that their is a viewing slot that enables multi-tasking while she is using it. I mean it's definitely a big hit on snapchat, twitter, and Instagram stories with her friends. But she can do her homework, listen to music, and whatever she needs to do really. I know she will do the daily ten minute 1 step treatment because it's not interrupting her day-to-day life. She is a millennial after-all. And Neutrogena has made this so simple to use.  

Step one: Wash your face. We love Clean & Clear® Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes because they instantly lift away all traces of oil, dirt, and even waterproof mascara. They will not over-dry your skin either. In one easy step, your skin is left perfectly clean and refreshed with no oily residue, so there’s no need to rinse. So easy for your millennial. I can trust Zoe will actually wash her face daily and nightly with these and they are so easy to travel with to back and fourth from my place and her dad's place. (Perfect for camping too and long distance traveling)  

Step two: Put your mask on. 

Step three: Push button to activate mask.

Step four: Wear for ten minutes and relax. It will automatically shut off too after ten minutes making it so easy for your teenager. I mean, it just could not be any easier. 

The Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator (refill) Mask comes with 1 month supply/30-day of activator. You will need to purchase the activator each month to continue treatment which will be $14.97 at Walmart (or $0.50/day. So so affordable.

In a clinical study, results began in as little as 1-week and continued to improve over time. Best results were seen after 12 weeks of use so it's recommended for a daily regime for clearer, healthier skin! In a clinical study, results began to show in as little as 1-week. Nearly 100% showed fewer breakouts at 12 weeks. 

(The only thing to keep note of is that you do NOT  want to use the  mask with any products containing an active ingredient, including Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Adapalene, etc.)

Seriously so great for your millennial but how fabulous for the super busy mom too experiencing adult acne?!! Gentlemen, you too!  Plus a product that is chemical-free, FDA cleared, UVA/UVB-free....sign me up please! This mask is going to revolutionize how we treat acne at home. 

And in the meantime here a few things you can do to look and feel your best, even during a breakout. Do not let a little acne kill your vibe girlfriends. No need to want to wear that brown paper bag over your head and certainly no need to shed any tears.

  • Wear a bright lipstick. Draw attention to your mouth.
  • Do your hair. Trust me. This is a time tested coping strategy. 
  • Smile at strangers. That's right. Hold that head up high and try it. 
  • Visualize the breakout disappearing and shrinking. (there is power in the mind)
  • Do something crazy and different with your appearance ....like Zoe did..

She got her nose pierced. That's a whole other story for a whole different day loves. I am STILL processing. 

How do you look and feel your best during a breakout?? Would love to know in the comments.

XOOOXOO

Sam