I’m not a fan of summer season for various reasons: I hate the heat, doing anything in this weather is just horrid, the sun turns my normally cold shower water warm (making it worse when I just want to cool down during a hot day but I don’t have ice cold water!), and because the summer heat is the worst on my skin.
I normally have dry/sensitive skin to deal with, and since I hit my 20’s, I’ve dealt less and less with acne problems as I’ve grown years further away from puberty. From being a teenager dealing with acne, to finally growing out of the imbalanced hormones and skin problems, it gets frustrating when there’s a new red spot resting on your face just begging for attention; I’m no longer used to it! The summer is when I break out the most because I sweat more often, and that just gets worse whenever I step outside into the polluted air of Metro Manila. It doesn’t matter if you’ll go home later to wash your face, spending hours outside sweating is enough time for your skin to accumulate dirt, dead skin cells and oil that get trapped in your pores.
Rewind to my teenage years where I would watch TV and see commercials and would come across Safeguard, a soap that rids of 99.9% of germs from your skin, and I remember thinking, “I wonder if they’ll ever produce a facial wash. I could use that kind of cleaning action because germs do cause a lot of my pimples.” and finally, ten years later, they produce what I’ve been waiting for! Albeit 10 years late, it couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m at that age where hormones can’t be blamed for any acne but just plain ol’ dirt and germs seeping into my pores.
You’re probably wondering what makes Derma Sense so special and different from other beauty soaps out there? Well, Safeguard has always been known as the best soap in fighting germs, and has been a product widely used around the world, even in hospitals — so if anyone knows how to get rid of germs, Safeguard knows best. The Safeguard Derma Sense line has an antibacterial ingredient that targets the germs that cause acne, it’s dermatologically tested to reduce mild to moderate acne by cleaning not just the skin surface but neutralizing acne-causing germs deep down to the pores. All this helps you get the result of healthy, beautiful looking skin. Safeguard Derma Sense is available in two variants: for acne-prone skin and for sensitive skin, both available in cleanser, body wash and bar soap forms. Because I normally have dry/sensitive skin, I’m currently using the Derma Sense cleanser appropriate for my skin type for Sensitive Skin, but as an acne preventative measure, I also use the Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone skin.
Here’s my cleansing regimen:
On days I’m just at home, I cleanse twice a day (morning and night) with the Derma Sense Cleanser for sensitive skin. I always apply a pea sized amount in circular strokes for a minute before washing it off with warm water. My experience with Derma Sense for sensitive skin is quite good. I had no issues of my face feeling incredibly dry or tight after patting it dry (which is a common problem with me for most soaps/cleansers), so I think this is an actual product I can finish until I can’t squeeze anything from the bottle anymore.
On days I’ve makeup (little to full-face makeup), I always opt for the Derma Sense Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin because it removes all the grime and build up that my face has accumulated during the entire day. I also apply a little more than a pea-sized amount on my fingers because sometimes makeup can get quite hard to get rid of. I always thought cleansers for acne prone skin will be too harsh for my sensitive skin because I assumed it contained ingredients to get rid of something that isn’t on my face, but I couldn’t be more wrong. Even dry/sensitive skinned people get acne. I always had this weird notion that only oily skinned people were prone to it, so I was afraid that this skin cleanser would dry me out completely. I was wrong again. After using the cleanser, I noticed that my skin actually felt more hydrated than it did after I used the cleanser for the sensitive skin. This is the very reason why I switch between the two cleansers, and they’ve worked for me so far.
As of right now, I’ve broken out with at least one-two pimples a week, which is not usual for me, so I can conclude that the summer weather is the culprit for this change in my skin. I’m going to continue using the two products together to see how my skin fairs, and I’ll write another follow-up blog post regarding the products. Gab, my boyfriend, has been having acne issues as well so I think I’ll share with him some of my products and see how his skin fairs with it. Hopefully I’ll see him soon so I can get him to join the product test!
If you’re having issues with acne or at least want a preventative measure, I’m inviting you to try out Safeguard Derma Sense! I really like this product so far, and I haven’t really seen anything negative about it. Of course, I’ll have to keep testing it to see to what extent this product works, which is why there will be a follow up review!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Safeguard Derma Sense, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely my own.