In the last three years, taking care of my skin has become so important to me.Through-out high school, I had clear skin. I had no special skincare regimen and barely washed my face with anything but soap. My sister and father have always suffered from cystic acne, so I considered myself lucky. It wasn’t until I was 25 that my skin took a turn for the worst. I started breaking out uncontrollably around my cheek area. I wasn’t used to having skin issues, and at times I could barely look in the mirror without feeling sorry for myself. There are worse things, but acne really takes a toll on your self-esteem.
I was constantly researching products and home remedies to help, and also the best foundations/concealers to try to hide it. I saw a dermatologist and even got on birth control (which ended up making it worse), but for about two years and hundreds of dollars later, nothing helped. Not only did I have acne, but the discoloration and redness that would stay behind made my skin look much worse.
It wasn’t until I came across the Instagram account of Em Ford (mypaleskinblog) about a year ago, that I discovered the Ole Henricksen brand. Guys…this stuff is amazing! I saw a difference the next day! The trio consists of the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation Cream, and the Invigorating Night Treatment. Some information about the products (Created for visible results for all skin types and skin concerns, this professional-strength set features three powerful products that work in synergy to improve your complexion’s appearance dramatically to its most youthful, healthy, and radiant. Truth Serum® contains a five-source vitamin C complex to brighten, support healthy collagen, and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Sheer Transformation® contains multi-fruit AHAs, licorice, and sugar to diminish the appearance of dark spots and sun damage, hydrate, nourish, and protect from free radicals. Invigorating Night Treatment™ contains a 12-source AHA complex to smooth the appearance of skin’s texture, minimize the look of pores, and even skintone.)
A year later, and my skin is clear of acne, the texture is smoother, and my hyper-pigmentation caused by the acne is nearly gone! I stopped using all the harsh acne products and now keep it simple with the Cetaphil facewash. I wash my face twice, then follow up with my new holy grail product–The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (waterproof) on a cotton round. You can find both at any drugstore. I purchased mine from CVS. I finish with the 3 little wonders from Ole Henriksen ($24.50 for the sample size at Sephora, $72 for full size.) Purchase Here . All these products combined have given me my skin back.
If you are struggling with your skin, hang in there! I hope these products help you as much as they have helped me. It’s really important to have a skincare regimen and sticking to it long enough to see the changes. Good luck! PS: You’re beautiful! ❤ xx-Vanessa