If there was one thing that I can guarantee is never said about acne, is that it’s great. Horrific maybe, soul-destroying probably, but never great. It’s a well-known fact that those suffering from acne often feel lost and self-conscious and while there isn’t always a quick and cheap cure, there’s always hope.
Aside from chemical peels and lasering as well as some controversial treatments that work but have crazy side effects, most of us are left trialing and stumbling on error for a really, really long time.
Thanks to the cost of said chemical peels and lazering options, it often feels like acne suffers are left trialling products that are probably not going to do anything special and wallowing in self-pity after the results confirm exactly that.
It’s sad, but true.
This is exactly how I’ve felt for what feels like an eternity now. I’ve trialled the popular products, given extremely long skincare routines a try and still, nothing. While chemical peels certainly work, they don’t seem to last long with me. So enough, my hormones and sebum production gets the better of me and acne strikes once again.
With this in mind, I’ve been dreaming of a product line that will help combat that and keep my skin in check. Yes, dreaming – only acne sufferers will know how serious I am about this statement.
You can imagine how excited I was to stumble across the Zenmed Skin Eraser.
What Exactly is This Product?
Effectively it’s an exfoliator and serum. The Zenmed Skin Eraser actually comes in a kit containing two products. The first is the Renewing Microdermabrasion Complex, followed by the Skin Eraser – which is the serum. When used together, the Zenmed Skin Eraser treatment acts to exfoliate and renew the skin.
Scientifically speaking, the use of Glycolic Acid works to exfoliate the top layers of the skin way quicker than they can do on their own, naturally. I don’t know about you, but hearing this instantly sells me. It seems like my skin takes forever to renew and repair itself, so I’m always keen to trial new things to boost it a little.
When the skin starts to heal itself, the upper skin layers look better. Basically, those imperfections that you’re so worried about start to disappear, the skin appears brighter, smoother and even – a complete and utter dream to an acne sufferer.
And What Do They Recommend?
The Zenmed Skin Eraser kit is definitely detailed, which initially reassures me. I’ve tried a whole load of products that promise the world but don’t actually let on all that much about themselves, how it works and what to expect. Zenmed is the complete opposite!
My research tells me that the kit is best used with their skin protecting lotion. Some would read this as the company trying to sell you more, but I always like to try it, because I like to be the judge. Looking more into this, it appears that the reason its recommended because the skin gets a little sensitive with the treatment.
You can be surprised by that though when using a treatment that encourages the skin to heel itself, it’s going to feel a little weak now isn’t it!
They also advise on how to use the products. I’ve seen a few reviews on how people do it and I have to say that is makes sense. So, with the serum, for the first five days, its best to wash it off rather than let it soak into this skin. This is because it can be a little tough on the skin. It might be great for acne scarring, uneven skin tone, dullness, and lines, but it can still be a little rough to use.
And How Did it Work for You?
First of all, I want to talk about my skin type – just so that you can compare my findings with what you might expect. I have combination skin that is acne prone. I say combination as, although my skin is generally very oily, I have times where dry patches drive me crazy. It’s like I can never win. I’ve always suffered with acne and find it gets worse with my hormones – despite trying to change my lifestyle to help it all out.
Now, onto the actual product and process itself.
As I mentioned, I followed the exact guidelines to use the Zenmed Skin Eraser. So, I started by using the Renewing MicroDermabrasion Complex at night. I use my regular cleanses (which varies depending on what I’m trying at the time) then rub this into my face and neck, in small sections at a time.
I only use it once a day and always in the evenings. The Zenmed Skin Eraser kit says to use it for 5 days, then skip it or 5 days and then continue to use it 2 or 3 times a week. So I have done exactly that and its now been around 4-5 weeks. During the break, my skin got into its regenerative state and it felt great! Ironic huh, how I’m using the word great after starting the article off in the way I did.
I then follow the Renewing MicroDermabrasion Complex with the Skin Eraser. I only use it in my blemish prone areas, avoiding those dry spots, to make sure it gets to work on the right stuff! For the first week I left if on for a minute or 2 and washed it right off. Now, I leave it on overnight as my skin is used to it.
Finally, I use their SPF lotion because I find it works for me, its light and keeps my skin moisturized.
My skin definitely feels lighter, brighter and renewed – there’s nothing else to it. I finally feel like I’ve found a few step skincare system that knows what it’s doing. It’s not for the light-hearted of course as its quite technical, but it works.
This has to get a 5 out of 5 for me as I’ve already re-bought the whole Zenmed Skin Eraser kit and lotion from them!