Moving Is Stressful And Gives Me Zits & On Mondays We Link Up (#35)

This post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own. 

I’ve been acne-free for years now due to a very strict skincare regimen that works extremely well for my skin. But alas, stressful situations (like moving and packing and unpacking and pms-ing grumble grumble) make pesky zits pop up.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's acne skincare routine with zapzyt

I’ve been struggling with problem pimples around my chin during this move to Chicago. Let’s face it, I am human and my skin isn’t perfect. It is probably a combination of stress, not sticking to my routine, and eating badly (since I just unpacked my kitchen this weekend I am hoping that changes!)

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's acne skincare routine with zapzyt

I recently added Zapzyt into my skincare routine to try and knock out the pesky buggers, and it fits flawlessly into my daily regimen. Here’s my current skincare routine with the new Zapzyt cream added in.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's acne skincare routine with zapzyt

1.Cleansing oil. I use the Biossance cleansing oil on dry skin to get off all my make up, including mascara.

2. Face Wash. Next I use my favorite exfoliating face wash by SkinMedica. It is gentle enough to use every day and does a fantastic job of cleansing my skin. I’m near the end of my tube which is why it looks kind of bent in the picture.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's acne skincare routine with zapzyt

3. Retin A. If you’re not using some kind of retinol, then you need to. My dermatologist prescribes it, so just ask yours next time you see them if you are a good candidate. I could honestly tell a difference in my skin after just 3 days of using it. My skin was softer, smoother, and I had less breakouts.

4. Zapzyt acne zapping gel. I dab a small amount on any problem areas. The 10% benzoyl peroxide gel reduces inflammation and makes my pimples less visible in a day. I like to use it at night and in the morning. It is also really nice that it comes in a screw-top tube so I can throw it in my purse and travel bag for reapplication on the go.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's acne skincare routine with zapzyt

5. Sunscreen. During the daytime, I use a sunscreen. Maelove is my current favorite, because it is gentle and doesn’t clog my pores.

It is really easy to add a pimple spot treatment into my routine, and I’m happy I have a good one in my arsenal for when pms or stress pimples arise. You can pick up some Zapzyt at Walmart for under $6. 🙂


My favorite look from last week was Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots!

I love Jennie’s sleek black outfit with the cute ruffle sleeves. Jennie’s blog is always full of beautiful outfit inspiration! She has a way of making everything she wears look polished and sophisticated.

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27 Responses to Moving Is Stressful And Gives Me Zits & On Mondays We Link Up (#35)

  1. Me anoto este producto, quizás en España tengamos algo parecido.

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  2. Stephanie says:

    I need this, when I get stressed I break out!

  3. Maryam says:

    I totally agree that moving can be stressful. and it shows itself in different formats including on your face. Thanks for the recommendation girl.

    xx, Maryam

  4. Elise says:

    Oh My Roxanne, I laughed out loud at the title of this post! It is so true stressful situations find a way of making it right onto your face. I love this whole regimen, and definitely need to try zapzyt!

    xx, Elise

  5. Rox-Anne says:

    Stressful situations always cause me to break out, too! I’m going to take a look for this on my next Wal-Mart trip. Thanks for the introduction! xx Rox-Anne Celebrating This Life

  6. Laura says:

    Moving can be so stressful (and stress-acne is the worst!)! But how fun you are moving to Chicago! If you ever make it to Milwaukee, let me know!

  7. Julie N says:

    Oh my gosh, I hate when pimples pop up, especially on my chin! These products all sound great!

  8. Ruth says:

    I always break out at stressful times. This sounds like a great option for those nasty little pimples. I hope your move goes well!

  9. Need to try this and share with Hubby who deals with acne more than me 🙂

    Hope you’re getting all settled in Chicago!


  10. Jennie says:

    Roxanne, thank you very much for the feature this week. Such a pleasant surprise!

    I always enjoy reading about others skincare regimes for cool new tips and products. Now I seriously want to give Biossance Cleansing Oil a try!

  11. I’ve heard great things about this product, and could sadly use some right now! I hope your move is going well!

  12. Bojana says:

    I will be picking up Zapzyt in the next few days, thanks for the tip. I don’t know what my excuse is but I have broken out like crazy. Argh.

  13. jodie says:

    It’s funny because we always think of zits as a teenage thing, but they crop up at all times of our life! Even when you are old like me!!!

  14. Brooke says:

    I could use a little of that right about now. Totally having a break out moment, blah!

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  15. Mica says:

    I tend to break out when I’m stressed too – I think it has more to do with my greater chocolate consumption then than stress itself, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    I hope that you have had a lovely weekend unpacking! Warmer here today, which is nice after a cold week last week, but the rain is back which isn’t so good!

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