Okay… the ocean making me break out might not be entirely true… BUT I’m positive it played a part. My skin has never been on point. I’m very open about how my breakouts suck. However, I relatively had it under control… until we went on vacation.
This Summer my family and I traveled to Ocean City, MD to see all of the Great White Sharks that were apparently also visiting that same week (just kidding, but seriously we did find out after we got home that the sharks Hilton and Mary Lee pinged in the Ocean City area NOT TO MENTION the 6ft sand tiger shark that washed up on shore the day after we left about 60 streets up *shudder*). In reality this was just a family vacation – my kids have NEVER been to the beach/ocean before and I hadn’t been to the beach since I got married in 2005. We stayed at my uncle’s place at The Gateway Grand which is right on the beach and had a fabulous time. We ALL went in the water (though I probably wouldn’t have had I known about the recent shark situation lmao).
The day after we arrived I got not one, not two but THREE zits of the cystic painful variety. I changed nothing about my skincare and stupidly I thought that the saltwater was good for the skin. That’s an old wives tale. Apparently, like anything else, your skin can go either way…. better or worse. Of course mine was worse. The next day I woke up to a freaking TON of whiteheads in my middle-chin area. An uncountable number. They hurt like the cystic ones, but weren’t as big. What is happening?! I looked it up and there are a lot of factors, all of which probably contributed – weather change, air-quality change and, of course, the salt water. It could’ve even been the UV rays (I wore my usual face sunscreen that I never break out from that protects from UV.. but still).
Anyway, I covered it up when I went out on land but when I got back to home at the end of the week I knew I needed my acne savior – GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment. It ALWAYS helps. Because my face was looking so amazingly horrendous I threw caution into the wind and also tried out the GLAMGLOW DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment that was sent to me by their PR.
Generally I’m pretty iffy about new types of treatments unless it’s from a brand where I’ve tried a wide variety of products. In the case of GLAMGLOW I’ve tried a few things – some worked like no other (SUPERMUD) while others didn’t work well with my sensitive skin. DREAMDUO arrived before vacation and I snapped some pics of it before I left. When I got home I couldn’t wait to get it on my face.
GLAMGLOW DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment ($59.00 // Sephora) is described as a “A moisturizing serum and seal dream team overnight treatment for visibly plumper, more hydrated skin that lets you to wake up to a soft, smooth complexion”.
Step 1 is DREAMSERUM (pearl) is a serum with anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins to help achieve an even, flawless complexion. Step 2 is DREAMSEAL (gray) which is a nourishing moisture boost of hyaluronic acid and mozuku green algae to plump and recharge your skins glow.
I applied DREAMDUO after leaving a full-face of SUPERMUD on for 20 minutes and rinsing it off. You apply Step 1 of DREAMDUO to your skin and allow it to absorb in for 30 seconds. You follow up with Step 2, no rinsing required. In one night my skin looked a million times better. Whiteheads gone, cystic marks much smaller and not at all painful. I know that the SUPERMUD does this for me on the regular but the DREAMDUO definitely played a part in keeping everything hydrated and not tight feeling when I woke up in the morning. I used it again the next night (after using SUPERMUD just as a spot treatment) and there wasn’t as huge of an improvement, but my skin did look and feel good.
GLAMGLOW DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment is a product that can be used every single night, but for me due to the price and the fact that I love those in your face results I think it’ll be something I’ll use at the most twice a week, especially after my weekly SUPERMUD treatment.