Eau Thermale Avene; Diacneal
The Adolescent Years...
I remember feeling really lucky for the skin I had during my years in high school. While all my teenaged peers were struggling with hormone-related acne, I was breezing through with rarely a spot to hide.
I didn't need foundation or powder and almost never wore it. I had good skin.
I guess I shouldn't have gloated about it. I never knew that it would strike me a few years down the road with a fury that I could not have imagined.
Everything You Need To Know About Avene...
But by the time I reached my twenties, had met the man of my life, married and got pregnant, my body started to change.
In particular, my skin.
The first three months of pregnancy ravaged my face. I broke out all around my chin in acne that was painful and impossible to cover. My doctor realized the need for medication and prescribed a topical vitamin A cream that lessened the horror, but did not get rid of it.
I felt that my body was lashing out at me and paying me back for all the years that I was supposed to have acne and didn't. Kind of like when you get the chicken pox as an adult and feel like you might die from it. Its much easier to bear as a child.
Well, my skin never did recover fully. Two pregnancies later, I was still suffering from acne breakouts that were starting to scar my skin. After seeing two doctors, one dermatologist (that I waited three months to see), going through 3 rounds of antibiotics, various creams, gels and ointments, there was still no change. The last medication prescribed to me was Accutane, that was guaranteed to work, but which I refused because of its side effects. Its a good thing I did, because I became pregnant one month later.
The Magic Ointment
Finally, at the end of my rope and hating my skin with an unbridled passion, my sister introduced me to Eau Thermale Avene; Diacneal.
She assured me that it would work as it was doing wonders for her own skin and sent me a bottle. I was more than a little skeptical, because after all, if a Dermatologist couldn't fix my skin, how could a cream from the pharmacy do any better.
But turning my back on the Doubting Thomas in me, I started the cream.
It's Only Skin, But It Matters!
Now I know some of you are probably thinking that this is a lot of writing for nothing. Because its only skin, not the end of the world.
That may be true, but having bad skin is not easy. Its not the end of the world, but it certainly makes it hard to be positive in life. Its hard to feel attractive when you have ugly, painful acne and that can change how you live.
Eau Thermale Avene; Diacneal is a cream that can make your skin beautiful. I stopped spending money on endless bottles of foundation and powder, because I'm not afraid to show my skin anymore.
After 10 years of hiding, this is a big gift to me.
Every Avene product is worth it!
Oh the Absolute Joy of Good Skin
I felt the tingle right away. My skin felt tight and clean and good. I went to bed feeling a little lighter that night, hoping that this cream would be The One.
The next morning, after washing my face, I couldn't see any visible changes, but I could feel them. Within one week, my acne was almost gone. In two weeks, my skin was back to normal. Of course I still have scars, but they are small and can be easily dealt with by applying spot concealer.
Eau Thermale Avene; Diacneal
This cream is 6 % Glycolic Acid. It is also comprised of 0.1% Retinaldehyde C.T. You can buy a 30 ml bottle for about fifty dollars Canadian.
For me, the price is a little high, but since I no longer spend so much on foundation and cosmetics, I can squeeze it into my budget.
After all, it is difficult to place a price on feeling good about yourself and having healthy skin makes feeling good about yourself a whole lot easier.
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