Guess I’m going to have a long affair with Himalaya Herbals!
I’ve never had any real skin concerns but dry skin, which I was born with, but using heavy moisturiser always helped. However since past few months the blessing of trouble free skin was taken away from me. Which reminds me of joke we used to make in school whenever any girl had pimples, “Sins of past life are bursting on your face” :-D. Now I really had to do something quick to hide the sins of my past ;-).
Before you read on hoping to discover some miracle pimple relief product, know that nothing can stop pimples from appearing if they are to appear, however you can always prevent them from increasing in number and rotting and popping.
The first change I made in my routine was to completely let go of face scrub, cause you do not want to irritate pimple covered skin, so the first rule is ‘Be gentle on your face’.
The next was to change my face wash (I had been using Za true white face wash for 5-6 months) to a gentle soap free face wash, luckily had Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Face Wash available in house(husband’s :-P), which made a quick different in appearance of new pimples; they reduced in numbers, it did not make my skin very dry and since pimples were not increasing at the same rate, I continued to use it twice daily.
Don’t you wish all the cleansing products came in pump up dispenser bottles?
Although it was preventing new pimples to occur, my old ones stayed and a few new ones kept popping along. This is where I made the third change into my pimple prevention regime, I bought home Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Pack and started using it three times a week. Now I wrote in the start that you won’t find any miracle product in this post, but this is the best face pack I’ve ever come across; totally does what it claims, prevent the recurrence of pimples and additionally made old pimple fade away in just two week of using! Although it says for normal to oily skin, it did not make my skin very dry and after every use my face started looking cleaner and cleaner.
Now here are the three simple tips from me which I learnt while fighting the battle of pimples:
1. Be gentle, stop using harsh products, totally dump face scrubs till skin is pimple free
2. Use a gentle soap free face wash; I cannot think of anything other than Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Face Wash
3. Use pimple preventing face pack at least twice a week; cannot recommend anything better than Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Pack
Now that my pimples are slowly fading I’m going to restart my scrub a week routine, greedily eyeing Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Scrub!
Note: I do not suffer from pimples all the time so the tips mentioned in this past may not work for permanent pimple suffering, sorry!