Ravi is a 20 year old student and blogger.
She loves to write, and help other people when it comes to makeup and reviews – and acne too!
You can check out her blog at Ravi Osahn
Please give us some background about yourself
I’m a 20 year old Journalism student living in England. I love to blog and take photos.
I suppose there isn’t really much to add to that, haha!
When did you start developing acne? How did you feel about it?
I started getting acne when I was around 13/14, and I thought that it was just normal teenage acne, so I wasn’t too bothered about it.
However, I noticed that my friends weren’t really getting acne, so it did bother me. I was like, “Why mee!?” haha.
But I did notice that whenever I went somewhere without makeup on, shop workers would recommend something to get rid of my acne and it did bother me a little bit as I thought that was the only thing they noticed of me.
Overcoming acne: What have you done to get rid of acne? Did you follow a particular treatment? Did you have any side effects?
I went to the doctors before, and they gave me a medicine called Isotrexin – however that didn’t work as great as I thought it would do.
Then around August 2012, I started using PanOxyl 10% Aquagel – which my brother used when he was younger to get rid of acne.
And it has been the best thing I’ve ever used as my acne has gone – and I’m left with scarring but that is fading
When I first used PanOxyl, there were side effects that did affect me, like dry skin, redness and burning. But those are common side effects that your skin will gradually get used to.
I also use Murad’s skin care which has helped to calm redness and combat my oily skin.
How long did it take to get rid of acne?
Well, I have been using the PanOxyl Aquagel since august 2012, and the Murad skin care since December 2012, and my acne has reduced so much!
I was first able to see a huge difference after a month of using PanOxyl
How do you feel after getting rid of acne? How do people react on seeing you now?
I feel so much better that my acne has gone, as I feel that I don’t need to wear as much makeup now (if any), and I feel more confident.
I don’t need to pile on extra concealer and I have no large bumps on my face.
A lot of my family and friends have noticed that my skin has improved.
They’ve been saying, “Ohh your skin is a lot better!” which is a really uplifting feeling
What should others do to avoid acne?
I think to avoid acne, you should avoid using harsh products on the face, like too much microdermabrasion or exfoliating. This can aggravate your skin, and produce more acne.
Drink lots of water!
Make sure you wash your face with a mild cleanser , just something that won’t be too harsh or drying to the skin.
Oh, and also use a moisturizer regardless if your skin is oily. You need that moisture!
And don’t pick at acne, as this will cause it to spread all over the area.
Anything else you would like to share with the readers…
Don’t let acne affect your life, as it WILL go away!
You just have to remain positive, and keep using acne treatment