My Exposed Skin Care Reviews
This page is my personal review of Exposed Skin Care for 30 days usage. I hope it benefits you as much as I did.
Anyone who has suffered from acne knows how crippling it can be. It invades every aspect of your life. It’s there, ever present, crushing your confidence, holding back your social life, eating away at your self-esteem. There are a lot of times you feel you become the skin disorder, that it is your defining characteristic. You’re the spotty guy or girl. That’s how people remember you.
In a pretty cruel joke by the universe, it affects your face most severely. The one part of your body that is on show every day, the one part of your body that everyone you meet is guaranteed to look at. In an even crueller twist of fate, it is next to impossible to get rid of for many people.
I was one of those people. It is really depressing trying your very best every day to manage your diet, look after your skin properly and use the right products in the right routine and still see no discernible difference. This is my story of battling acne for 20 years and finally beating it in 30 days.
Background Before Starting Using Exposed Skin Care
Hi, my name is John. I had what my doctor described as moderate severe acne that was hereditary. It basically meant that my skin was genetically predisposed to have really bad acne and factors like diet, water intake and environment did not have that much of an influence on it. I was going to have terrible skin and that was it. It hit me pretty suddenly when I was 12. Almost overnight, my skin went from clear to one of the worst cases of acne you can imagine. At that age, it was frankly overwhelming. I had just reached the age where appearance and social inclusion became hugely important. Rightly or wrongly, you were judged almost entirely on your appearance and mine meant I was an outcast for the rest of the time I was in school.
Expensive Nonsense, Liver Pills and Green Juices
In that time I tried every product I could. I went through the entire Clearasil and Clean & Clear ranges, the face washes, the pads, the creams. In the best case nothing happened and I mean nothing. Absolutely no improvement. In the worst cases, the products made my acne significantly worse. Angry red flareups were a common reaction to trying any new product. It seems that as well as having severe acne, I was blessed with incredibly sensitive skin. I would react to anything stronger than water. Tight, dry skin to the point I couldn’t smile is one of the enduring memories of my teenage years.
I tried the dedicated skincare ranges like Murad. These just turned out to be very expensive versions of what I had already tried, except this time you had to buy an entire range to get the supposed benefit.
I took a long list of alternative remedies. I ate dozens of liver pills a day until I couldn’t taste anything else. I drank green grass drinks until I hated the sight of anything green in a glass. Nothing helped, even a little.
I dieted and managed my water intake. I recorded every single thing I ate and drank for 3 months to no avail. I was told I was allergic to everything under the sun by different alternative practitioners. I became gluten free, dairy free, borderline vegan and still had a face destroyed by acne.
I went on sunbeds because I read they might help. I just got sunburnt. I drank copious amounts of cod liver oil because the vitamins in it were supposed to help. I just got a headache. Nothing helped, nothing!
Unhelpful Suggestions: Beards and Makeup
It kept going into my twenties. I was convinced that with time I would grow out of it. That’s what my doctor told me, “It’s just a few teenage spots”. His only advice was grow a beard to hide it. It wasn’t just a few spots and it was beginning to really bring me down. I was now chronically depressed because of it. I got a manager’s job where I worked but I couldn’t get anyone to take me seriously because I had the face of a 14 year old. People laughed at me behind my back and I had no success with girls. You really couldn’t blame them either, I looked terrible.
I even tried what was effectively male makeup. There was a range on the market a few years ago that was just that. Sure, they dressed it up as something else but it was really just makeup for guys. Not only did it not work, it made my face look like I had been attacked by a swarm of angry hornets.
I finally convinced my doctor to put me on some medication. The first was a pill called Minocin, basically an antibiotic and surprise, surprise, no effect whatsoever. I’d been disappointed enough times not to expect it to work anyway.
The Nuclear Option: Roaccutane
The doctor told me there was only one real option left, Roaccutane. Now things were getting serious, Roaccutane is heavy duty medication. It has serious side effects, including suicidal ideation. You need constant monitoring of your body, especially your liver function, while you are on it. Only a consultant dermatologist can prescribe it, it’s that strong. Basically, it’s the nuclear option. It’ll get the job done, but at a terrible cost to your body. I told him I’d think about and research it a bit.
It was during that research that I came across Exposed Skin Care. I was intrigued. I had been trying different products for 20 years but hadn’t seen this range before. I considered myself an expert in the crap products that Big Pharma peddle to desperate guys like me. I thought I would try it out, if only to confirm that it was another let down. I really expected nothing from this range but I had nothing to lose any more. Why not?
Exposed Week 1: Nothing’s Happening, But That’s a Good Thing
I was really disillusioned with products at this stage so I began looking for problems straight away but the more I investigated, the more impressed I became with the range. Firstly, Exposed Skin Care is not Big Pharma. They aren’t out to make a quick buck through some slick marketing. Big Pharma usually just sells you a dream. Exposed seem to put the effort into delivering a quality acne treatment product.
Their acne treatment products are combined of Natural and Scientific ingredients including the following:
All these compounds are well known and used in a lot of different products. They have a proven track record and that is important for someone like me who has had so many negative experiences in the past. Contrast this with say, Roaccutane, where the mechanism by which it works is not even fully understood. It makes it an easy choice for me which to try first!
I wasn’t expecting much so I only started out with three products, the Exposed Facial Cleanser, the Exposed Body Wash and the Exposed Acne Treatment Serum. To be honest, I didn’t notice any difference in the first week. My skin felt the same, no visible improvement in my acne. This is actually a good thing though. My skin normally would have reacted badly to a new product within a few days. I would be red, blotchy and have a serious acne flareup. I would feel my skin tingling and burning as I used the product but I had none of that with Exposed acne treatment. I felt nothing and my skin seemed to tolerate it very well. I may not have looked better but my skin certainly felt cleaner.
I decided to take a bit of a risk based on that first week and order pretty much the rest of the range. I am very wary of product lines that have a lot of different products. I have been burned enough times by this trick and spent a lot of money for no benefit. Firstly, price isn’t an issue with Exposed acne treatment, it’s very cheap compared to most lines. Even if it wasn’t, it would still be value for money because it works.
Going into the second week, I was now using a Moisture Complex, a Probiotic Complex and a Microderm Scrub, as well as one or two other products. I admit it, I went overboard but I had never tolerated an acne treatment as well as I did Exposed. I would have saved money if I had ordered the 60 day kits but I was a bit overexcited at the progress I was seeing.
Exposed Week 2: More Progress in 2 Weeks Than in 20 Years
That’s right. In 2 weeks I saw more progress than I had in the previous 20 years. The Microderm Scrub in particular worked wonders on my skin. Not only was I seeing an improvement in my acne, but I had no blackheads either. I work in heavy engineering. My skin spends all day fighting dust, grime and oil particles but you would never guess it this week.
The improvement in my acne seems to coincide with me using the full range, or it may just be that the skin care products took a little time to have their full effect on my skin. Either way, I was ecstatic. I had noticeably less spots, still a lot but much less than normal.
The increase in confidence I had was way out of proportion to the improvement I had seen, but I had waited two decades for it, I didn’t care. Part of me wondered if it wasn’t a fluke and I would go back to normal after a week but it didn’t happen.
Exposed Week 3: Accelerated Results and a Phone Number
I can be really disciplined when it comes to my grooming routine, to the point of being OCD. It really paid off for me here though. I used the skin care range religiously, exactly as instructed and the results went from being great to being phenomenal.
My skin was perfectly clear of blackheads, it was moisturised, no tight feeling and getting really clear. For the first time in my life, it had a healthy glow.
My spots were disappearing at a fantastic rate. There is a scene in the movie “The Craft” where Neve Campbell’s character attends the doctor after a round of gene therapy for terrible scarring on her back. Her character had cast a spell to help the process and her scarred skin just falls away, leaving beautiful, clear, glowing skin. That’s what this week felt like to me. Every morning I could see a noticeable improvement from the previous evening. Now, Exposed is not witchcraft but given my results, it may as well be.
What was definitely witchcraft or wizardry was me finding the confidence to ask a girl who I met on the train for her number. Even if she said no, it would have been a victory for me but she gave it to me. I genuinely feel like a new person.
Exposed Week 4: Reaching Normality
In week 4, for the first time I could say I was normal. My skin was unremarkable. That doesn’t sound like a compliment but it was more than I could ever dream of. The improvement wasn’t as marked as in week 3 but I didn’t have as far to go in week 4.
I was still using all the skin care products everyday, or as often as suggested. I could probably have used some a little less but I didn’t want to jeopardise any progress. I have never tolerated anything so well for so long. I don’t think I can live without the Microderm Scrub and the Body Wash from now on. They have had a fantastic effect for me personally. If you are on a budget, those are the two that I would recommend. Really though, Exposed is so reasonably priced you won’t have to limit yourself. There’s a great range of kits for people who need or want the full set of skin care products.
I actually tried to find a before picture to show how far I have come. It says a lot that there are no pictures of me that show how bad my skin was. I was far too embarrassed. Now my skin is something I am really proud of. Exposed acne treatment makes it easy to take a healthy, holistic approach to skin care. Their acne treatments don’t use any harsh chemicals, are very easy on the skin and they actually work. They even go so far as to give you the right kind of cloths to use. The Derm-X cloths are great for exfoliating and microabrasion.
If you have had any issues with your skin, Exposed treatment is definitely worth a try. I am very impressed with the fact they will stand over their products with a 1-year money back guarantee. It’s not something most companies will do, but it’s clear that Exposed Skincare have a justified confidence in their products. I’ve seen them work miracles for me and I was an extreme case. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.