Last year, I wasn’t worried about planning new years resolutions, or what 2013 was going to bring me. Nope! The only thing I had on my mind was my skin, and the mission I was setting myself to improve and reach new skin peaks. And what was/ is my weapon of choice? Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser of course.
My skin hates me for some weird, genetic reason. For the past 10 years, I have had the most moody skin. Now, it would be fine if this was visible in the rest of my family, but, alas, I am the only Pilz that has been troubled with such traumatised skin: the rest of them have been truly blessed with perfect skin (Yes, I am undeniably jealous). 

I have tried everything and anything that could possibly be my miracle cure, to no great feat. I have spent fortunes on maintaining the ‘Royal Shittness’ that is my skin, and I have literally burst into tears on many occasion because I am so over being a hormonal 23 year old with acne and scars. But then I had a rather large epiphany and remembered how much better my skin was when I used Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (apparently I had been having some kind of brain fart for the past 3 years). It is probably the only product that actually made a dint in the giant mountain that is my skins issues, and being the commitment-phobe that I am, I stupidly stopped using it: thank god it happily took me back. So sorry Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I promise I won’t leave you ever again.
After watching the YouTube sensation Cassandra documenting her battle with acne, and the lengths she has had to go through to cover up her breakouts, I was reminded that I am not to far off what she is dealing with. The feeling that to be accepted, I need to cover up my face: the real me. Having dealt with acne for way too many years, I knew her struggle: the struggle to get through the day, without looking in the mirror and thinking, ‘why me? . ‘Why won’t it go away?’ and ‘What am I doing wrong?’. I crave to feel pretty with no make up: but this is a too distant a memory. I know one day, with the help of Cetaphil and a trusty Dermatologist, I will be there: but for now, it is a slow growing pipe dream (but definitely a light at the end of the tunnel).
So, it is with great excitement that I am embarking on this quest with Cetaphil to clear up my skin. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser truly has been helping calm my skin this past month, and as it sits in my bathroom, I am constantly reminded that it was so helpful in the first place (I really am kicking myself thinking other products could have helped as much as Cetaphil did).
The soap, fragrance and oil-free face wash is non-irritating to my fragile skin, and helps rid my face of grime, make up and the days activities, without stripping it of it’s natural oils. I think a lot of people think that to clear up their skin, they need to strip it of all its oil resources: but this just causes inflammatory responses, and you end up with worse skin than before. Cetaphil is definitely the Queen of skincare, not to mention is a great alternative to body washes (for the whole family).

A good cleanser requires a trusty side-kick, so it is no surprise I alway follow up my cleanse with a quality moisturiser. I have been using it with Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defence SPF 30+ to stop any ageing damage from the Sun (we all know I am a sucker for SPF), and because it contains Mexoryl® technology, it works extra hard to protect your skin from the sun, minus the irritating chemicals. 
Cetaphil isn’t rocket science. It just works.
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