The acne skin treatments that changed my skin
Recently, I decided to start acne skin treatments to see if anything would help give me the glowing skin I’d always wanted. Since I hit my teens, I’ve found myself locked in a constant, at times turbulent, battle with acne. For reasons beyond me, the pimples from my youth never fully disappeared no matter how many people told me they would. In fact, at times they grew worse and more prevalent!
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Last year, after making some changes to my birth control, my skin went from sorta pimple-y to full-on, cystic-style hormonal acne, all over my neck and along my jawline. I’d never seen anything like it on my skin before and despite making changes to help get rid of it, the acne around my chin was stubborn and wouldn’t clear.
My first choice to consult about my acne was The Real Housewives of Sydney star and all-round legend, Matty Samaei. Matty is a clear Housewives favourite thanks to her hilarious one-liners and honest, fun-loving nature. But within the beautiful walls of her Medispa by Matty practice, make no mistake – Matty is an undeniable skin and beauty expert, whose twenty years of experience in the cosmetic industry are evident.
In my first consultation with her, she pinpointed multiple things about my skin care routine that were likely exacerbating my acne and advised me of some easy changes to make. She then put me on an acne skin treatments plan to help me get my skin where it needed to be, with hard-working some products to use at home – Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum ($79, adorebeauty.com.au) and Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Pore Therapy ($55, obagi-au.com).
After undergoing a few treatments over a number of weeks, I can honestly say that Matty Samaei and the team at Medispa by Matty have changed my skin. I have never seen it look this clear and healthy before, and thanks to Matty I have a newfound understanding of what my skin really needs. Watch the video above to find out what acne skin treatments I got, what products and advice Matty gave me, and my before and after results.
Have you ever struggled with acne? Did you try any treatments to clear up your acne?