The zits are all mine, and the $50 gift card to drugstore.com could be yours.
There are a lot things about growing up that aren’t cool. Like the gray hairs showing up in my early 20s. Or the strange stomach pooch that my OB so proudly gave me post-Cesarean.
But I comfort myself with my new-found love of my own oddness.
For example, I’ve felt a lot of pressure to be a dog person. I’m afraid them and have been since I was young. But even then, I agreed to feed my neighbors dog who growled at me one afternoon so my mom fed him for the rest of the week while I stood frozen in the driveway.
But recently I was asked: Whose dog do you like better in our family?
Me: I like cats.
BOOYAH GETTING OLD.
But the one thing that seems so unfair, and every glance in the mirror reminds me…
GROWING OLD WITH PIMPLES.
So when BlogHer.com and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line teamed up to give my 33-year-old skin a chance to look less like a 13-year-old, I was psyched.
Then I got the package in the mail and saw it contained not 1, not 2, but 3 BOTTLES. Here I am obligated to use it as directed for 2 weeks, and I don’t even use toothpaste as directed.
But I’m nothing, if not honest. So I lined up my bottles and read the directions. Use the cleaner twice a day, the zit cream starts out once a day and the keep-the-red-blothy-skin stuff away is twice a day. The problem with reading the directions is that you accidentally read the warnings and all these warnings about dryness and peeling without a tan sound worse than zits.
But my happy face did not peel. In fact, I had to up the zit cream to twice a day, and when I did, my tiny bumps, that only prescription acne cream had ever gotten rid of after first spending 12 weeks worsening, are nearly gone. YAY!
But my usual iPhone zit continued to visit the resort between my chin and cheekbone even while using the products.
So if you have the occasional hill-to-mountain of a zit, I wouldn’t chose this product, but Roxanna Sarmiento, in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com, has great skin tips.
However, if you have the pervasive zit rash like my forehead and neck constantly did, I would definitely recommend the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line. I can’t list (literally) how many products I’ve tried so I could have the clear skin that I EARNED WITH GROWING UP. And since I haven’t learned patience in 3 decades, I was all smiles when it started working in 2 weeks rather than the suggested 4.
Now, I’m growing old exactly the way I deserve. With gray hair and attitude instead of teenage angst and acne.
So I ask: What do you like about being an adult?
This post was sponsored by BlogHer and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line, and since I have no idea what your skin looks like, we’re giving away a $50 drugstore.com gift card to one readers to use as you’d like.
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Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post from BlogHer and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line because I’m a grown-up, and you cannot buy my opinions with candy anymore.