Monday, September 14, 2015

Exposed Skincare Review

             Hey folks! How many of you have been dealing with breakouts longer than you care to think about or admit? Chances are good most of you reading this post are adults and are thinking the same thing I am: Shouldn't this acne crap have gone away by now? You know, like in my teenage years!? I feel ya. That's why you may be interested in today's post.
             I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who still has problems with acne that has resorted to the “I'll try anything” method of dealing with it. I go through phases too. If it gets bad enough, I'll actually give in and go to the doctor for some prescription topical cream. In between those times, when it's not so bad (or at least tolerable by my standards), I'm happy to try out whatever natural remedies I come across. So, because of this “switching between camps”, so to speak, I was even more intrigued when the representative from Exposed Skincare contacted me. Their skincare line strives to contain the best of both worlds: natural, plant-based extracts and advanced acne medicine. 

             I don't know about you, but this is the first time I've seen a facial regimen that contains both natural and medicinal ingredients, which I thought was interesting. The medicine works to unclog your pores, remove nasties, and kill acne causing bacteria. The natural extracts help to heal your skin by reducing redness and irritation, restoring radiance, and protecting your skin. Cool, huh? And the best part is the Exposed Skincare kit is guaranteed to give you clear skin in 30 days AND, if you use up all of your first kit, don't see a noticeable difference in your skin, and send it back within one year of purchasing it, you will receive a full refund! (Minus shipping costs.)
             So, did it magically clear up my skin? Short answer: no. BUT, I would like to believe there are several factors involved as to why it didn't, otherwise they wouldn't have such an awesome guarantee on their product, right? 

             Not going to lie: We were still in the throes of moving and unpacking when I first started trying this out, so I forgot to get a proper "before" picture. This is the only one I have of myself from that time.
             First of all, I'm pregnant. With my first daughter my skin did get magically clearer, which is especially a miracle considering I worked in a restaurant in a hot kitchen for the majority of that pregnancy. This little girl, however, has wreaked havoc upon my face. So, I'm pretty sure my crazy pregnancy hormones have a lot to do with Exposed Skincare not doing it for me.
Second, I have a bad habit of touching and picking at my face. To be honest, I don't even realize I'm doing it half the time and wouldn't if my husband hadn't told me. I'm especially prone to do so while sitting at the computer which, some days, is more than I care to admit. So, while I did make a conscious effort to avoid doing so while I was trying this product out, I'm sure there were times I was still doing it without even realizing.
             Also, I have to admit that while I did read it, I wasn't very good about obeying their “five rules” on the back of the quick start guide, which involves changing your pillowcase every 2 days, not touching your face * ahem *, drinking plenty of water, washing sweat off soon after, and avoiding sugars and dairy. I didn't have a problem drinking plenty of water because I already do that. Does that count? I don't normally eat a lot of sweets, but my parents visited one week and brought cookies, brownies, and a couple of cupcakes. O.o I also haven't tried out the Microderm Scrub or Clarifying Mask yet, so perhaps one of those would help jump start things too? 

After trying Exposed Skincare for 30 days. Yes, that's the same shirt as the first picture. I have other shirts, I promise. ;)
             With all of that being said, I do have intentions of trying Exposed Skincare out again after I have this baby and my hormones aren't quite so crazy. I would still recommend you give this product a try if you're NOT pregnant and have mild to moderate acne. You can find out more and order your own kit on their website. (Keep in mind their kits are meant to last several months so don't let the prices scare you. Plus, you have nothing to lose besides the price of shipping if it doesn't help. ;) )

I was not compensated monetarily for this review. I received a free product in order to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and may differ from your own. 

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