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A College Student Talks About How She Improved Her Problem Skin

Sarah Powers has been a patient at The Adams Center since January 2012.  She writes about her experience treating her problem skin over the course of the past six months.

A close-up of Sarah during her first chemical peel.

I am 22 I have struggled with acne for as long as I can remember.  Ever since I was 13, I tried clearing my skin with Stride X Face Pads, multiple face washes, face masks, and many different topical creams.  However, nothing seemed to work and I still had awful breakouts on my face.  I tried covering them up with make-up and foundation but this caused my pores to clog even more!

My list of symptoms when I first visited The Adams Center included:

  • Deep pimples under my skin that were not extractable
  • Boil (greasy pimples)
  • Blackheads
  • Breakouts in between my eyebrows
  • Acne scars

Karin devised a treatment plan to address my symptoms and prescribed The Adams Center Zit Kit.  You can watch Karin explain my AM and PM skincare regimen and the products in this video here.

Here are the products she had me use from The Adams Center Zit Kit:

  • Salicylic Face Wash (morning and night)
  • Salicylic Toner (morning and night)
  • Glycolic Gel (morning)
  • Salicylic Moisturizer (morning and night)
  • Acne Spot Treatment (as needed when I spot a pimple or breakout)

Along with following the morning and evening skin regimen, she recommended that I begin using Glo Mineral Powder rather than foundation to prevent my pores from clogging.

I began using the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System after my first appointment as well and I noticed a difference in my skin right away.  Karin recommended that I take a multivitamin with zinc and begin drinking more water.

I had a series of chemical peels and extractions at The Adams Center and after each peel I noticed my skin getting clearer and clearer.
After several peels I was given a prescription Duac witch helped with the tougher areas to control like between my eyebrows.  Karin then prescribed a retinae topical cream witch I mixed with the Glycolic gel and applied every night.  This honestly made my skin look better than it ever has!

My overall experience with the Adams Center has been amazing and my skin has never looked better.  I don’t feel like I need to run to the bathroom and cover up my skin every 5 minutes.  I even leave my house without foundation now because my skin is clear  (which I never imagined doing in a million years). After each appointment with the Adams Center and after using the Adams Center Zit kit and following my prescribed regimen , I noticed my skin clearing up more each day that was a great feeling. Karin, I am so thankful you were able to clear up my skin after all these years of having acne!