I started using the full line of Rodan+Field's Unblemish on June 26. I remember this because it was my brothers' birthday. Actually I started the last week of May, but I didn't want to commit to the whole (expensive) line at once because I wasn't sure how my skin would react to it. After it was evident that my skin would not break out/freak out because of it, I committed to the full line of Unblemish and I've used it twice a day ever since.
The end of May 2014
I am so completely, wholly, humbly thrilled with the results. There are no words to describe what it feels like to have bad skin. I always had some adolescent acne, but that had pretty much cleared up by my 20s. However, in June 2013, I stopped taking the pill and, I believe, as the hormones ebbed their way out of my system, chaos erupted on my skin. I was good from June to probably October. Then I started noticing how bad it was getting.
Now, do I think that, eventually, things would've cleared up on their own? Perhaps. Maybe it just would take that long for all the hormones to leave my system. However, after almost 6 months of struggling with rash-like breakouts, I couldn't wait any longer. This is part of the reason why Missouri was so hard on me. Everyday seemed to be a struggle. Especially because my job required me to stand in front of people everyday. I mean, kids don't really care, but I also met with teachers, parents, and administrators each day. It was a lot to deal with. However, I'm hoping that's all behind me.
This picture isn't perfect and neither is my skin. However, while I may still get the odd cystic breakout, I do not have a bumpy, uneven skin tone anymore. That's more than satisfactory to me.
I spend $174.90 every other month on this skincare regimen…and it's worth every penny. I'm not going to tell you that there's specials or deals or whatever because it is an expensive brand. It just is. I'm not a salesperson and this is probably why: I would never gloss over the price if I was trying to get you to start this system. However, I was spending $30 or so every two months on Pro-activ and it wasn't working anymore. Then I bought a Clarisonic and loved it for many reasons but then it stopped working. That was like a $150 investment, plus the cleansing gels. Plus the amount of money I'd spent trying makeups to hide the imperfections. And the frustration and heartache that accompanies bad skin. Frustration-free living is priceless to me. I mean, we were never assured that life would be easy, but why make it more difficult if it doesn't have to be that way?
For me, the cost of Rodan+Fields is worth it and I can console you with the thought that they do offer a money-back guarantee. I kept all the boxes from that first delivery, well-prepared to send it all back after a month. (Seriously, I would've done it.)
Anyway, I've ranted and raved about a lot of skincare over the last year so I felt an update was well overdue.
My biggest advice to anyone suffering with cystic acne or constant breakouts is to try this. It could seriously change the quality of your life.