Mim Padgham, 23, a teacher from Southampton, had suffered from clogged pores for the past 6 years.
“It was a knock on my confidence to cover my marks with makeup everyday but it was necessary as young children didn’t understand what acne was. My students would often ask me why I was so dotty and mistaken my acne for chicken pox.”
Mim spent thousands on masks, scrubs, washes, and lotions which claimed to be effective at stopping acne. When they failed to meet their claims, the fallback excuse would be due to “hormonal acne”, which can’t be controlled.
She starting taking contraceptives in an effort to regulate her hormones and she also took antibiotics like Oxytetracilin, and retinoids like Differin but they did not have a lasting effect to slow down the breakouts.
In addition, Differin had an overdrying effect causing her skin to overcompensate by producing extra oil and leaving her face constantly with an oily sheen. She discontinued using Differin but remained on Oxytetracillin.
Watch her results and review
Once she stopped using Oxytetracillin, Mim started using the Clear Out and noticed a difference almost immediately. Similar to Differin or tretinoin, the Clear Out contains a retinoid that flushes out dead skin trapped inside the pore.
However, the Clear Out is gentle and didn’t cause overdrying or stinging that she had experienced with Differin. This is because the Clear Out combines azelaic acid with retinol in order to drive better results with less side effects.
“Within a month, most of my actives were gone and I was only left with post-acne red marks.“
She had been misinformed in the past that the post-acne marks she had were lasting scars and the only way to get rid of them was to use dermaroller needles to her face.
Mim didn’t want to risk permanent scarring from needling at home and visiting an aesthetician was out of the question since they charged £800 for the session.
“I couldn’t find a skincare brand that made a topical lotion effective in fading post-acne red marks but clearly basics made a formulation for me!”
For the first time in years, Mim has gone weeks without using green concealer and can go to work without makeup.
“I’m a lot happier and confident. The Lighten Up has saved me so much money as I no longer need to buy expensive foundation to cover up my marks.”
Mim was worried that she would get breakouts just before her period but was pleasantly surprised when she remained clog-free due to the Clear Out.
Many have asked how she beat hormonal acne: she only uses bar soap and Clearly’s Power Duo in her skincare routine. She has stopped using Oxytetracilin and Differin for months without a significant breakout.
No More Hormonal Breakouts
Mim is a primary school teacher from Southampton, England. Her Instagram page @acneisntugly is dedicated to help those with acne. You can track her progress and the products she has tried from her page. For reviews on the Power Duo, visit the reviews section of Clearly’s Facebook page. Use the coupon code ACNEISNTUGLY to get 10% off any item in the clearly basics eStore.
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Skin still going strong 💪 Used the @clearlybasics cleanser, toner, clear out and protective moisturiser last night. This morning is all about the cleanser and matte hydrator 🥰 (I actually don't need to use the lighten up every single day now as my hyperpigmentation is gone!). Remember you can get 10% off with the code 'acneisntugly' 💷 (remember it has the money back guarantee if you need that little safety net). If you're worried at all or skeptical please see my journey on my account! I've used nothing but clearly basics for 7 months. No doctors, dermatologists, medication, diets or lifestyle changes. I'm as sharing my journey with trialling this product for those of us that can't go on roacutane and have hit rock bottom. I thought all my acne treatment routes were exhausted and had no other options as I'd tried it all. I began to accept my acne and accept that was how my skin would look. I'm not claiming clearly will clear your skin forever and 'cure' you. We can't cure acne. What I can tell you is, it's reduced my hyperpigmentation and redness completely and I haven't had a cyst in over 5 months. My breakouts have reduced significantly and they don't last as long on my face. My whole experience with acne has drastically changed. It's gone from severe to mild in under a year just from consistently using high quality ingredients. #skin #skincare #acne #healthyskin #happyskin #clearlybasics
UPDATE: June 25, 2019
@acneisntugly PROGRESS UPDATE: 🧚♀️ 20 days difference on my left cheek breakouts, post acne marks and brown pigmentation! Thank you so much @clearlybasics for being on this journey with me and supporting me all the way to clearer skin! REMEMBER progress is not an easy straight line up! I had breakouts here and there since coming off antibiotics many months ago and hormonal flare ups since. However, clearly has stuck by me and got me through it all and my skin keeps on progressing!
My skin feels smoother, texture is so much better, pigmentation is fading, oil is reducing, skin tone is evening and my skin is glowing healthily.
It’s really helped using the antibrown pigmentation formula twice a day! Keep your eyes peeled for August when you can buy it to 😘
Didn’t realize how good my skin had got again until I compared pictures! Which is why it’s my number one rule with acne… TAKE PICTURES 🧚♀️
Don’t forget to use the code ‘ACNEISNTUGLY‘ for 10% off your basket at clearly XOXO
Really happy to see the progress in just 20 days! ✨ we are already in the process of releasing the anti-brown formulation to the public … do keep an eye out for this in August!
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@startingtolovemyself ✨Not a pimple in sight!!!✨
It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using @clearlybasics clear out, lighten up and the protective moisturizer (the complete trio) and my skin has improved so much and I definitely think it’s from the Clear Out formula most of all!
It really is a miracle in a bottle! I’m excited to see how my skin changes even more in the next few weeks and months using them!
@acneisntugly Thank you @clearlybasics for being on this journey with me for the past 5 months.
No more green concealer or green primer! My skin tone is so much better, I don’t use as much foundation as I once did, I don’t constantly worry I look like I have chicken pox and I feel much more confident within my skin!
The power duo really has been an absolute game changer for my skin and I’m so glad I’ve shared my results day in and day out so we could all see this progression.
@clearupchels Guys after using clear out from @clearlybasics for over a month everyday I do truly believe it’s made a MASSIVE difference. My face is smoother, tone is more even and I do think the stubborn spots are going quicker.
I payed for this myself and have not been asked to do this post, I just think If it’ll help someone else why would I not shout about it!
@pimpledgirl The 1st week was amazed! Fascinating skin texture, there were no stinging. The 2nd week were pretty same. The 3rd week – purging starred – bumpy skin, redness. The 4th week – same but I added #ProtectiveMoisturiser either from @clearlybasics and in three days redness was reduced. The 5-6th weeks – skin smoother, less red, breaking out badly. The 7-8th week – is it my skin? not red (even after washing as it used to be).
I’d say the amount of pustules has been reduced in 85%. I still have some tiny-tiny pimples and will keep going with mu treatment. • Honestly I’m very grateful to Clearly Basics • I’ll keep you updated.
@_myskinstory 😭 I feel like I’m an addict and someone has taken away my drugs 😂
Saturday night I came to the end of my @clearlybasics Clear Out bottle. After consistently applying it every night for 3 months along side Niacinamide & Zinc so last night I had nothing to apply. (Right picture: a few days previous. Left picture: This morning) As soon as I woke up I knew it different feel great! 😭
Regardless off the other amazing benefits that a 2% Retinol & Azaleic Acid has; I JUST WANT MY GLOW BACK!! I’ll dedicate my next post to the ingredients and how they ‘clearly’ work!!