Saturday, 14 January 2012

Panoxyl 5% Gel

Recently I have had such awful skin! I've started going to the gym loads more & do a lot of exercise classes & I think getting so hot & sweaty (oh how attractive) so often, has played havoc with my skin.

When I was about 12-16 I suffered with acne and was prescribed Panoxyl 5% gel by my doctor. It worked for me back then so now at the age of 20 & my horrible skin has made a new appearance I thought I'd go and purchase a tube of it. It cost me £3:67 from a Lloyds Pharmacy from where I live in the UK. I couldn't be bothered with going to the drs again so just cut out the middle man & got it myself.

Panoxyl is a drying product. It contains benzyl paroxide which is used to treat acne. You have to apply a tiny amount onto the affected area of skin & let it absorb. I'm on day 4 now & have applied it every evening. I put it on after taking all my makeup off & cleansing my face as normal, around 2 hours before I go to bed. Then before I get into bed I apply my normal moisturiser as this will dry your face out no end.

So far, on day 4, my spots I had before have reduced in size. I don't expect miracles as it's only been a few days & I know from experience that it takes about a week/2 weeks to see a real benefit. The areas where I've applied the gel are very dry. It kind of feels like when you've applied a peel off face mask, except you can't peel it off. So I cannot stress enough the importance of moisturiser when using this product & a light exfoliator a few times a week will help too.
After a while though the dryness should ease (well it did when I used it before) so I'm hoping that by the time I've used it a week, it should start to get better.

I'll pop back with an update soon & maybe a few pics of my skin.

So far here is my skin on day 4

Hopefully it'll get better!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Heart over head

Ok, so new post and all that I thought I'd be extremely genuine and talk about something that we all have and usually waste.
Yep, I am a big lover of wasting time especially when it comes to something important. I can sit down and study and I can learn and teach etc etc but can I not waste time when it comes to a beating heart?! No, apparently not. I'm a great believer in follow your heart, but I am one of those people that foolishly follow their head over heart every single time. Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes following your head can lead to great decisions and the better choice, but for me it seems to go the complete opposite way. I follow my head and end up stuffing up and wishing I'd followed my heart instead. I waste time on too much thinking and should really just do what I want, and I expect I'm not alone in this thought process. I have now decided, in light of recent events, that I am no longer going to follow my head when it comes to hearty decisions, as you seem to end up regretting it and wishing you could turn back the clock. Well this is what happens to me anyway.
I have learnt a valuable lesson, do not be a complete and utter douche bag, and don't let the past block the future. I have a thing about doing that too. You know when something has gone wrong in your life and you don't want to ever do it again?! Like, I don't know, let's say for instance that you crash your car and then for ages and ages you are scared of driving. This didn't happen to me but I have the more "relationship" side of this rubbish bargain. Bad things happen and I don't want to be involved with anything again because it frankly frightens me to death. Why would you want to put yourself in a vulnerable situation just to put yourself right out there so you can get shot down and be back at square one?! That's the way I think anyway and it's a bloody awful way of thinking. I know that now, but what's the bet I'll still do this again, and again, and again. People say I'm lonely because I'm alone. I'm not, I'm just a bit of a twat.
So firstly, time wasting and being a douche and then not following heart and now to being afraid of the future because of past experiences.
What's happened to me ey?!
Well over and put, hopefully the next post will be more cheerful.

Heart on my sleeve ey? Heart on my bloody sleeve.