This has been a LONG awaited process, and when I say long, I mean 3+ years long!!
Let me take you back a few years when I was in high school.
I had pretty perfect skin – minimal breakouts, barely any acne, clear and smooth skin.
But once I graduated and went off to college, everything changed.
My freshman year, my skin was relatively the same, but I did notice more breakouts than I use to experience. On top of gaining the “freshman fifteen” as they call it, I entered into my sophomore year of college where my skin decided to jump off the deep end. I started having such awful breakouts that never went away.
My acne was all over my face, and even painful at times, and nothing I did seemed to work. I would literally cry myself to sleep over my skin, because I went from having such great skin, to having skin that was irritated, clogged, extremely dry, and just plain horrendous. It took me my entire sophomore year, junior year, senior year, and a few months after graduating until I FINALLY CLEARED MY SKIN.
Now I am not entirely sure what was causing my acne, but I can definitely make a few guesses:
- Extremely lazy and unhealthy eating – I worked at a pizza place on campus every week, and our cafeteria food was buffet style (can somebody say endless desserts!)
- I did not have a skin care routine and regimen AT ALL. I only used a face cleanser and a moisturizer before I did my makeup.
- Insane amounts of stress (working 3 jobs on top of being a full time nursing to business major, while also being in a long distance relationship)
And the list could probably go on.
That all being said, I was NOT taking care of my health, my body and my skin by my lifestyle, and I know that probably was why I had the worst skin that I personally had ever had.
It wasn’t until a few months after I graduated college that I finally decided to create a skin care regimen and be CONSISTENT WITH IT. And thank God the consistency worked, because my skin is the best it has been in YEARS and it is all thanks to my current skin care routine that contains several amazing products that I would be lost without!
If you are struggling with acne and breakouts and are looking for a possible solution to clearing your skin, or if you are just looking for new skin care products to try that are EFFECTIVE, then check out my YouTube video here where I show you my step by step skin care routine, explaining each and every product I use that has helped do wonders to my face!!
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