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The mornings are the worst. You wake up, and before you pull back the bedcovers to stand up, you can tell that something is attacking you. The source of the pain is located on the temple, forehead – centre, or in the crease alongside the nose. But worse, it is when the ache is on the chin. The discomfort highlights what you can expect when you first look at yourself in the mirror.

“I am sure that I dreamed of self-confidence” you think to yourself. “I am beautiful, attractive, good-looking. Today I can raise myself to a grand height, ready to put my best foot forward.”

Hardly.

The mirror reveals that the pain is a damn pimple. It has dashed your day. It is sore, and already you know that behind the pain of one identifiable spot, hides the rest of the spot-brigade. Lead, usually by one significant yellow-headed dancer, the troop of blackheads have danced their way across your face during those dark hours of sleep. You can feel the groan of disappointment rise up through your body. Here starts another day in teenage “paradise”.

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The truth is many people struggle with mild to severe attacks of acne. Fortunate teens, have the means to invest in a face, by visiting a dermatologist and embarking on a course of treatment that can last anything from three to 18 months. The result is that one is almost guaranteed a face that is presentable to the vain world in which we live. Less fortunate teens, are those that agonize through teenage years in the hope that the break-through to maturity won’t damage their hopeful good-looks forever. Whichever you are, when faced with an acne break-out, you find yourself in front of the mirror, each morning, hoping that the dancers have moved to another club.

Stridex

Stridex is a skincare product-range which helps you remove the painful facial expression, which the mirror reflects each morning. Whatever remains of the facial dance-moves, you want to feel that you can be proactive about cleaning up the mess. It gives you some sense of power. It gives you a sense that there can be improvement. Stridex cleansing pads will help you do this.

Stridex is a range of soft-textured cleansing pads, made specifically for you – the acne sufferer. The soft, white pads feel cool and moist to the touch. They are light and thin and easy to run over the skin of your face. They are for everyday use.

Salicylic Acid

The function of Stridex cleansing pads is to remove dirt and oil from the skin-cells, and they have a keratolytic function. Keratolytic meaning: to remove the surface layers of the skin. When you are concerned about how many dancers are partying on your face each night, you really want something that will change their behaviour. Salicylic acid is a key ingredient of Stridex which changes the behaviour of red spots, black-heads and yellow pimples. The acid is an active ingredient, which breaks the bond between dirt and a skin-cell, and dissolves deep-down oil. It provides deep cleansing. The varying percentages of the active ingredient help you balance your acne-beating treatment. In South Africa, there are two variants of Stridex – Sensitive and Maximum.

Perhaps a little Stridex treatment will make a difference to the reflection in the mirror, maybe it will relax that frown. Maybe the dancers will move to another rave party, permanently. Try Stridex today!

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