The Power of Self-Image and Confidence That Comes from Clear Skin


First let me preface this by saying that this IS NOT a paid testimonial or affiliate marketing plug, but instead just a personal story that I wish to share with you.

For many years I’ve had the pleasure to do a lot of public speaking and certainly the confidence and self-image I feel comes across to the audience.  My skin, especially my face, has been very high maintenance since my teens and diminished  how I feel about myself (photo is from last Thursday, I could have used some more powder to reduce the shine ~ it was very hot in this club:-). 

Many of my problems can probably globally be attributed to the winter vacation trips from Michigan to Florida where I would lay out in the sun covered in baby or olive oil on a mirror-reflector-type panel to be sure I returned home  looking like George Hamilton.  Obviously, these were pre-sun-screen-era days and everyone did it. 

However, usually by day 3 of the trip, my skin would start to peel from the burns and I usually returned home and back to school looking like I had a disease, as opposed to this gorgeous Florida sun-kissed tan I was seeking.

In addition, I was in an accident in 2005 that required $20,000 of plastic surgery to repair, so needless to say, I am aware of how my face appears and it can definitely make me very self-concious.

Anywho, today my skin and face remain very problematic for whatever reasons.  Over the last 2 years I’ve struggled with these cysts under the skin that are hard and never “erupt” like a typical blocked pore or acne would do.  I underwent a laser treatment that blasted 98 cysts on my face- major ugh.  The recovery time was about six weeks before I felt comfortable being seen in public and in some spots I was left with these deep, pitted scars from the laser treatment itself.  Within six months the cysts began to return – how nice is that, huh?

My dermatologist suggested I take a low dose of Accutane.  Let me tell you about this drug:  A nightmare to get every 30 days because it has been proven to cause birth defects in a percentage of women who got pregnant while on it!  So as a gay man you would think I wouldn’t have to jump through all the same hoops every 30 days, I’m not planning on procreating anytime soon, but I did have to go through all this crazy stuff and my Doctor had to be involved every month, because it can also be toxic to the liver and has so many other potential devastating side effects and you have to have blood work done nearly every month to make sure your liver isn’t being damaged and more, and more, and more ~ nice right!?



So I quit taking the pills after a few months and the cysts continued.  I had a friend suggest ProActiv’s program but I remembered watching on The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency’s show last season her promotion of Sensi-Clear (I admit, I do love Janice ~ think she’s fabulous and love her show!).  And I was amazed at the results of some of her models (now in the new season) and how clear their skin looked…so I tried it.

Immediately (within first 2 days) my skin responded.  I don’t have any before and after photos to share (by choice) so you’ll just have to trust me. 

The program is really simple, 3-4 steps AM or PM, and the Acne Spot Reduction Cream which I put on at night on the cysts really has done a better job of reducing them than the Accutane and without the side-effects and the drama of getting a nasty, health hazardous prescription filled each month.

So my point of this post is…  if you have any facial skin issues – give this program a try – what do you have to loose.  It’s like $7.95 for S&H only for month one (product is free) and $25 total each month thereafter for all products.  I’m extremely pleased with how my face looks each day therefore my self-image and confidence and how I come across to others continues to grow again and I feel very comfortable speaking to groups without being concerned of how my face looks up close.




Let me know if you try it, again this is not a paid promo and what sort of results you see and if it worked for you and helped with your self-esteem!

All the very best!
Derrick Sorles

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