Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Today's Friday Favorite was seriously a no-brainer for me. I've recently started using Murad's Acne & Aging Skin Solution kit, and while I'm nowhere near ready to do a full review on it, I can say that it has made a dramatic difference in my skin.
Back in high school, I had bad acne and eczema on my face. It was itchy, flaky and humiliating.. and I got made fun of a lot for it. Before my eczema started, my mom offered to buy me a Murad acne kit for Christmas to see if it would help clear my skin up. I vividly remember the argument that ensued in the store. It went something like this:
Teenage Mandy: "SKINCARE?! For Christmas?! MOM. You have GOT to be joking... NO way."Mom: "But honey, it might help you--"
Teenage Mandy: "Help me? HELP me?! I DON'T NEED YOUR HELP!!! Are you saying I have a problem? Are you?! ARE YOU?! I AM FINE. I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS!"
Mom: "No.. but, I know you're self-conscious about your skin--"
Teenage Mandy: "MOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! Don't SAY that out in PUBLIC!!!"
:sigh: If I'd known then what I know now... Anyways, fast forward 10 years (Ugh.. Saying that just makes me feel old.) and here I am trying Murad on my own. Further proof that mothers do always know best.
Thankfully my skin has grown out of having "bad" acne and I've been left with a very fine amount of barely noticeable pimples and blackheads. They weren't ever that much of a problem, so I was fine with letting them be... however, Murad promises to give you clearer skin in just three days.
It sounds like everything I've heard before: Proactiv, AcneFree, etc.. and I didn't want to get tied down to an expensive product that I'd have to be purchasing every month. But let me tell you: my skin is the clearest it's been since I was a child. I still have a few residual spots, but they're fading too and my face is clear enough to where I don't feel the need to wear any face makeup other than powder. I'm literally amazed. Now, remember.. this isn't a full review and I've only been using these products for 9 days... but so far so good!
And for that reason, Murad is definitely my Friday Favorite this week! I feel so much more confident in my skin and it's such a great feeling! And I also love that the products are anti-aging as well. Even though I'm 25, it's never too early to start preventative measures!
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Have you ever tried Murad products? Or other acne brands like ProActiv or AcneFree? Did you like them? Let me know!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!