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How I Finally Broke Up With My Concealer

Geraldine Orentas
ByGeraldine OrentasSep 15, 2022In partnership with Clear Within

For the past ten years, I’ve struggled with hormonal acne. I would cover up my blemishes for years with tons of concealer and foundation – even for the grocery store! If you've ever dealt with acne, you know what I'm talking about.

All the doctors and dermatologists I saw recommended topicals and gut-destroying solutions like antibiotics. It took years to realize that the cause of my acne was lying in my gut!

Unlike topical treatments or prescription drugs, Clear Within is a daily supplement that uses 9 simple ingredients to address the root cause of acne. And while there’s no magic cure, Clear Within gave me the confidence to finally ditch my concealer.

Healing My Acne from Within

Clear Within packs abundant nutrients, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory powerhouse ingredients to help restore your gut health and calm internal inflammation. Their pills are vegan, GMO-free, soy-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and lab-verified. Basically, they’re everything you’re looking for in a daily supplement.

Soon after giving Clear Within a try, I started noticing fewer flare-ups and fewer angry cysts, particularly around my cycle. I used to have to deal with at least four to five inflamed cysts every month. Now, I barely get one here and there today, even when I go overboard with sugary treats.

My skin feels calmer, I don’t get as many hormonal breakouts as I used to, and overall my skin’s oiliness has balanced out. I can finally go outside without feeling the need to layer tons of concealer and foundation to cover up my acne.

Consistency Is Key

One of the biggest advantages (I think) is the subscription-based model. Considering the recommended timeline is about six months, a Clear Within subscription makes it easy to keep up with your treatment plan.

When you subscribe, you get a month's supply every 28-days delivered to your doorstep. No need to order every month, you don’t have to go to a local store to get it, and most importantly, you won’t forget to get a new bottle!

Patience = Clear Skin

Remember that month 1 is just the beginning; you might not see noticeable results yet. But you might start to notice less inflammation and calmer skin. For me, the first month was all about getting into the habit of taking the supplement in the first place.

By months 2-4, during the “improvement” phase I noticed my hormonal cysts weren’t as big and painful as before. My skin felt more composed, especially on the days around my period, when my acne would go crazy. This meant I wasn’t touching my skin much, so I didn’t have to deal with scarring or dark spots from popping those big pimples.

I’m now entering months 5-6 with Clear Within, or the “glow” phase and I’m getting tons of compliments on my skin. While I’m still on this journey, I see that my skin feels healthier overall. I can’t wait to finish my last bottle and enter the “maintenance” phase! From there, Clear Within says you can take the supplement at lower doses to keep your skin healthy and prevent new breakouts.

Bye, Bye Concealer

After years of struggling with acne, I’ve finally found something that helps keep it under control. Sure, from time to time, I get the occasion zit. But, between some dietary changes, lifestyle updates, and my Clear Within subscription, I finally have the confidence I need to celebrate my skin as it is.

You can buy Clear Within as a one-time purchase for $44, or subscribe and get monthly deliveries for $36. I liked the fast shipping (literally shipped out within 1 day), and felt peace of mind that they offered a 30-day money back guarantee policy if I wasn't happy with my results. I definitely did not need to use this as my skin has never felt clearer!