I have never written a product review before, but I had to take the time to do this because if it makes someone try it and it helps them as much as it helped me it is more than worth a few minutes of my time. When I was a teen and all through my twenties I can count on one hand how many times I had a pimple, it just wasn't a problem for me. Then in my mid thirties I started getting break outs on my chin, around my nose, and along my jaw. They were not just ugly but they hurt and I can't even begin to explain my frustration and depression over this problem that never seemed to clear up entirely. I have spent, I would guess, close to two thousand dollars in the last five years on all kinds of products, and had even seen a dermatologist. Some products would help, but nothing got rid of all the bumps and kept me clear for more than a few days. I've tired every over the counter acne product you can buy, I've read tons of literature looking for an answer, I brought products from the dermatologist (very expensive products I might add), I've tried all sorts of home remedies as well, all with very little or no results. I even bought the Zeno heat thing for $100, used it like crazy, and it really didn't do much of anything. After all of that, I can tell you I was more than just a little skeptical about buying the illumask. I thought it would be like the Zeno, just a heat treatment or something that didn't work but I have been desperate for a long time and to me it was like, we'll, if it's $30's down the drain at least I can say I've tried everything. I am so very, very happy that I did! Like another review I use it after I wash my face at night (with just a regular mild face cleanser, not even one for acne), and I have fallen asleep while it's doing it's treatment, but you don't have to worry because it shuts itself off when it's done. After just three days I saw a noticeable difference in my skin. Less red, less bumps. I know it sounds crazy but for anyone that's suffered with acne you will understand when I say I didn't want to get my hopes up. It might just be a fluke. After a week of using the mask every night I have had no new pimples and the one's that I had are almost entirely gone. At this point my skin is clearer than it's been in FIVE YEARS. It's amazing. It may seem a little expensive to some people, but really if you break it down it's a dollar a day. You get 30 uses. The cost almost kept me from buying it because I hate products that seem like they should just continue working, there's no reason to set a limit...but even with that I would buy this again, and I am planing on buying another in case I need to do more treatments after the one I have is done. If you have suffered with acne and tried everything out there, you should really give this a try. I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. Oh, and one more thing, I am a real person. I am not being paid for this review or in anyway associated with the people that make and sell this thing.
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