As you all know, I am passionate about my skincare. Many of you don't know me from my acne days, but I used to have the worst hormonal acne. I don't have a whole lot of pictures from those days, because let's face it, I hated having my picture taken. If you have any sort of skin ailment, you know what I'm talking about.
Lucky me, I'm Irish and super pale so my bright red acne really stood out like a sore thumb. It's all I saw when I looked in the mirror. And it almost made it worse when I tried covering it with makeup. My skin was super dry so it just flaked off and looked like makeup covered bumps. It was super attractive.
It took some drastic changes in my lifestyle, but also a really great skincare line to get where I am now...clear skin and happy with my results!
It first started with a sugar detox. I was hopelessly addicted to sugar and didn't even realize how it was wreaking havoc on my skin and my body. My hormones were all out of whack, starting with how my skin looked but finishing with insane monthly cycles and cramps. It was awful.
Let's just say by day 7 of my sugar detox, my skin was already starting to clear up and I was sleeping better. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done...go 21 days without sugar. But it was, without a doubt, something I absolutely needed. I had to cut the cord on the hold sugar had on me. That was the start of my health journey and one of the best things I've every done for myself.
Oh, it took a couple months and some essential oils, but my cycles started regulating for the first time in my life! Also one of the best things to come out of my detox!
From that point forward, I was on a quest to find the best skincare for myself. My skin had cleared up from the worst of my acne, but I still suffered from breakouts, had scarring from previous breakouts, and had terribly dry and red skin.
Let's just say I tried literally everything. From over the counter stuff that was allegedly the best to dermatologist prescriptions to antibiotics. It was ugly and depressing. My skin was drier than ever and sometimes painful and sore. And I had a graveyard of products under my sink that just didn't work. Not even a little bit.
The first step that I tried was essential oils. I figured something natural could be better than the prescriptions and over the counter washes that dried my skin out. I used coconut oil as my lotion and a face wash made with essential oils. It definitely helped as my face was no longer insanely dry, but I still had breakouts here and there, plus I wasn't getting any younger (hello fine lines, wrinkles, and pores).
When a friend of mine introduced Rodan+Fields to me, I first said no thank you. I thought I had it all figured out. I didn't want to try anything new. I mean, my skin was *finally* not breaking out daily. I was scared to try something new.
But I finally decided to try it. I had been through so many other products, the least I could do was try it out. After one night of the microdermabrasion scrub and an intensive renewing serum, I was sold. I had never felt my skin so soft nor had I never seen it so smooth and glowing. It was crazy. I couldn't stop petting my face even into the next morning.
The two regimens I started with were Soothe, for red and dry skin, and Unblemish, for adult hormonal acne. To say that I haven't looked back is an understatement. I look back at old pictures of myself and feel like I look older then than I do now. Aging isn't a bad thing, but it's nice to not look my age and to look even better as I get older.
The proof truly came for me when my mom started using it and absolutely fell in love with her results and the products. She had always been into high end skincare products and had taken care of her skin much better than I ever did. Knowing she was a convert helped me fall even more in love with this company.
Yes, I sell skincare. But I also sell confidence and happiness and clear skin. It truly has been a blessing in my life, and not just my skin.
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I hope you all have a great week. And if you haven't found skincare you love yet, hit me up. I'd love to grab some coffee and chat about some skincare. I even have samples!
With love and wellness,