The past few months I have had these acne-like bumps on my chin and cheekbones. Nothing crazy red or irritated, just ANNOYING underground bumps (you’ll see them in a minute). I’ve done research on this before and came to the conclusion that I was facing acne cosmetica once again. Ugh.

Acne cosmetica results in small bumps on the surface of your skin from hair or makeup products.

Haven’t heard of acne cosmetica? Here’s the deal: acne cosmetica is small bumps on the surface of your skin caused by hair or skin products. Overtime, products clog your pores and result in pimple-like bumps.

The ones that drove me CRAZY were on my cheekbones. It didn’t matter how much or how little makeup I wore, they were still present. They were impossible to cover up and I felt like a dragon.

For the record, this is NOT sponsored, I genuinely am in LOVE with this product.

Enter in Principal Secret, an anti-aging skincare line that I grew up watching my mom use (she still uses it today and has amazing skin). PS check out the founder Victoria Principal, SKINCARE GOALS (!!!) She’s 67 and has AMAZING skin. Anyway, I’ve used their cleanser and masks on and off, but took the plunge and purchased a set full of goodies with Paul over the phone (thanks, Paul!). It arrived one week later and I got to work with bringing my skin back.

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And you guys, TWO DAYS. TWO DAYS my skin noticeably cleared up. Grant was even telling me how clean my face was looking (without knowing I was using new product). I couldn’t have been happier to see less and less bumps.

The photos are a little blurry and completely unedited. I’m actually wearing less makeup in the after photo. Two days and seeing a result is success in my book.

I’ve always loved the cleansers and moisturizer, but truly realized its power paired with the gentle scrub. We don’t understand how much makeup and dead skin is clogging our pores. The scrub makes a DIFFERENCE and takes off more than we can physically see. I’ve been using it a few times a week, but its gentle enough to use everyday if needed. The gentle enzyme treatment is now my weekly TREAT to get my skin in shape. Its all very gentle on skin and fragrance-free.

Lets Talk Acne Cosmetica + How I Put An End to Mine-Principal Secret

I’ve found the secret to ending acne cosmetica is a good skincare routine and a regular scrub.

The Advanced line is AMAZING, but they also have different lines and products depending on what you’re trying to accomplish and where your skin is at in its life. You can purchase sets, separates, or even mix and match.

The secret to clearing up acne cosmetica is a good skincare routine (that includes taking care of your makeup and utensils!) and SCRUB. If you’re on the hunt for a line that REALLY works and will deliver promising skincare results, check out Principal Secret. Its better to order over the phone, but my online oriented-friends, ITS WORTH IT.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Chat soon,

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