For those of you have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I'm constantly on the quest for clear skin. I've tried supplements before and to be honest have never really noticed much of a difference, so have always concentrated on topical solutions to either prevent or treat. My skin problems are hormonal (definitely stress related through working in an environment with constant deadlines) so I've just always assumed that that can never change unless the stress is removed which is only going to happen if I give up the job I love!
So when Pantothen sent me 3 months' supply of its natural acne solution (RRP: £29.95 for one month's supply) I just took it on and off without giving it a proper try, as any supplement I'd stuck to rigidly hadn't really done anything. For some reason though, I decided that as of January (New Year, New You and all that) I'd really knuckle down and try anything to help my skin. I'd forgotten I'd even been sent Pantothen until a couple of weeks ago so decided to give it a proper go. You have to take one tablet four times a day (they recommend morning, afternoon, late afternoon and evening) with water and should start noticing the difference within one or two weeks. Once I got into the habit of taking the four a day keeping one pot on my desk and one in my handbag, it becomes second nature, so much so that when I realised my skin has been really clear for the past week it took me a while to realise that it must be down to Pantothen! It may just be a coincidence, and I'll keep you all updated but at this time of year my skin is usually in meltdown after having two weeks off work over Christmas and struggling to get back into the swing of things.
So, how does it work? The website will tell you better than I can but it's all down to increasing the natural chemicals in the body that break down oils before they can cause breakouts, and the great thing with this is that it does it naturally, by working with your own body chemistry. I've taken the video below from the website to help explain as, to be honest, I don't really mind how it works as long as it's getting the results I want!
Secret Beauty Verdict: So far, so good. Obviously using the correct skincare regime and having a balanced diet to include the essential vitamins to build a healthy skin is essential, but that's something I've always done yet have still struggled, and the only thing I've done differently recently is taking Pantothen every day!
DISCLAIMER: I would just like to point out that I've noticed the company has been advertising through Google on my blog, but I absolutely PROMISE you all that this has nothing to do with it, I try not to let companies send me products specifically for the blog unless it's something I think I can benefit from, and if I don't get results then I simply don't post about it!