For as long as I can remember I suffered from acne (not the cystic kind but just the annoying zits on my face, back and chest). As a kid it was demoralising and confidence sapping. I used to hide behind large amounts of concealer and my hair. Yes, I was the girl with long hair always in her face. I even chose my clothes based on how much they could cover my skin. I tried everything, over the counter treatments, prescription medicine, the contraceptive pill, changing my diet, you name it I gave it a go. In fact most things just seemed to make it worse. So eventually I just gave up and started wearing more makeup and hiding from mirrors and cameras.
Until one day last year I started seeing in my social media feeds how a couple of my friends skin seemingly was clearing up on its own. They kept talking about this amazing skin care regimen they had been introduced to and “How AMA-ZING it is”. The sceptic in me prevented me from reaching out, until one day I was having a particularly rubbish skin day, I decided enough was enough. I am after all a grown up and was taking control of so many aspects of my life why not try and control my skin, at long last. So like so many of us I reached out to a friend for a recommendation.
Did you know that 92% of consumers trust peer recommendations over advertising? I just like so many others am part of the 92%, who knew!
What my friend said:
… the new wonder products had been designed by the two world-renowned Stanford trained Dermatologists behind world-famous Proactiv Solution Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields.
It is a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-based skincare products backed by clinically proven results. The company was established on the principle that living better in your skin means living better in your life.
They believe everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives—and in the lives of others. It is a multi-med regimen designed to tackle the 4 main concerns that the Doctors kept seeing patients about. Aging, including fine lines and wrinkles; dark spots and dullness; acne; and sensitivity.
My skepticism continued but I decided I really really needed to do something and I purchased the ENHANCEMENTS MicroDermabrasion Paste. My friend explained that this paste, which is similar to a salt scrub but with a silky touch and no nasty microbeads (those bad boys have been linked to killing fish so I try to stay clear of them these days). The paste was designed for the face but could be used all over the body to slough away dry, flaky, dead skin cells to reveal smooth silky skin underneath. It sounded perfect for my winter-ravaged skin, and with a 60-day money back guarantee why not give it a try.
I wrote this post last August and left it sitting in my drafts folder. Well no more. Here it is and here is one of my own before & after pictures of a product that is literally saving my lips this winter.
I’ll be sharing more about why I love these products and my skin over the next year but in the meantime, you can find my team #RFEmpower and I by clicking on the photo below to learn more about what we do.