My Skin Journey!

My Skin Journey

I remember when I first got breakouts when I was about 16 years old, my skin was really oily in the T-Zone and I had loads of tiny little bumps on my forehead. It knocked my confidence a lot at the time, as I was just starting to get interested in dating guys and all that malarky!

My Doctor at the time suggested to try Yasmin Birth Control Pill to help balance out testosterone/estrogeon and reduce the amount of oil in my skin. It took a few months to work but finally my face was spot free!

Yet, there was one slight problem...every time I had my monthly break from the Pill pimples would rear their nasty heads! So I knew that the Pill was just masking the problem not fully helping my skin.

Years went by and I had okay skin, it wasn't flawless but it was mostly clear bar the occasional little pimple.

I came off the Pill (it seems to reek havoc with my mood) and my skin wasn't too bad for a while.
Quite sometime went by, I did a new show, traveled around the globe a few times, lived in America, England and Ibiza for a few months living out of my suitcase!

Then BOOM my acne decided to come back with vengeance.

Not many people know I suffer with it this badly, as I use amazing foundation to cover it up.

If you know me, you know how much I rave about Double Wear by Estee Lauder too. I literally wouldn't use any other foundation! This is my holy grail of makeup! And using it in conjunction with the Double Wear Powder is just gorgeous. It gives you the best coverage and long lasting wear, it won't rub off and is waterproof/sweatproff/sex proof/any weatherproof.
 Honestly this stuff is GOLD. 
So my fellow acne angels or anyone who just wants good coverage definitely give it a try!
If you ask at the Estee Lauder Counters they will colour match you and give you a sample too!

So my secret is out my skin is back to being HORRIFIC. Like I feel like I might scare small children away when I don't have makeup.
I even joined the most quiet 24/7 gym I could find so nobody can see me without makeup on.
But, I'll share with you guys.

It's crazy how much acne can damage your self esteem! I literally can't/won't leave the house without makeup these days. My skin makes me hide from social events, I haven't been on a date for a loooong time...why? BECAUSE MY SKIN!
It makes me SOOO self conscious. I know some people might think it's petty, but until you have acne or blemishes yourself you don't realise how much it can knock your confidence.

So I decided enough is enough!
It's time to get some professional advice and an awesome skincare range.

I went in to see the Ladies Michayla and Indie at the Estee Lauder Counter at  Life Pharmacy Prices, in Nelson.
Estee Lauder has always been a brand I trusted. Using their makeup for years, knowing the outstanding quality and how it didn't aggravate my skin like other foundations.

I had a consultation to start with, the girls found out exactly what my skin type was, they asked questions about what environmental factors I'm exposed to most days, where I break out, if I was oily or combination and lots more.
Then they tailor made a skincare regime specifically for me.
They explained what products to use and why, how they work well combined together and what times to use them etc.

It was so good. They really have such a well of knowledge and experience! I left the store feeling so happy and excited to try their products and get my skin back to acne free!

If you are struggling with skin issues, please do go in and see Indie and Michayla or if you're not in Nelson, find your local Estee Lauder Counter . They honestly are so helpful, kind, professional and knowledgeable.

So these are the Products they recommended for me:

1. Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam.

The girls explained to me how removing makeup thoroughly is so important for good skin. Double Wear foundation is especially hard to get off, so they said this is a great cleanser, especially good at getting all the toxins and impurities out of the skin.
I tried it for the first time tonight, and I am shook at how good it is in getting all of my makeup off! It smells so good, like lemon sorbet, it's lovely and light and creamy but gets all the gunk off your skin! I rate this cleanser so much! Not many things can budge Double Wear foundation!

2. Micro Essence.

This is a skin activating toner type lotion. It helps revitalise the skin with loads of micronutrients and goodies!
It feels so nice and smooth and cooling! I really love how refreshing it is and nice my skin feels after, it's literally like I've had a high end facial!

3. Clear Difference Serum.

This serum is THE BEST THING THAT EVER DID TOUCH MY FACE! I honestly freaking love this stuff! It minimises pores, blemishes and flakiness. It's oil free and oil controlling so it helps to matify oily skin. I honestly feel like within minutes using this my skin looks better! 
Acne angels or enlarged pore princesses PLEASE GO AND BUY THIS! It will change your life!

4. Clear Difference Oil-Control/Matifying Hydrating Gel.

This is another must have for us oily angels! It hydrates, while controlling excess oil. It works so beautifully with the Clear Difference Serum two soul sisters getting together they work so in tune with each other!
It seems to instantly calm redness too, which on blemishes is A GOD SEND.
Love love love this!

5. Night Wear Plus Anti-Oxidant Night Detox Creme.

So this baby is great for ALL skin types! Yes not just acne prone oily skin, but amazing for dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin! It's a good all rounder, kinda like how Brad Pitt is just everyone's type!
This helps to detoxify soothe and hydrate the skin while you you can wake up with refined pores, refreshed, hydrated and gorgeous skin!
Really good for my acne as it is non-acnegenic, so it won't irritate your blemishes and help to fight breakouts before they appear!
So immediately this feels silky and light weight on my face, it feels super refreshing too and smells so delicately of cucumber.

I'm quite shocked at the difference already from just ONE night of using their skincare!

The redness has gone down, my pores have shrunk and my skin feels smoother!

This is just from one night! 
I am shocked at the difference. 
Good skincare really is an investment.

So guys, I will keep you updated in my posts with weekly updates on skincare, acne and products.

Anything that works or doesn't work I'll let you guys know.

But if you are wanting anymore information please don't hesitate to message me, or Indie and Michayla at Life Pharmacy Nelson.

Yours truly,

A girl who loves Mrs Lauder and the team at Life Pharmacy Prices 😍❤.


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