ARE FILTERS STOPPING YOU FROM SOCIALISING?

Love it or hate it – social media is here to stay. But, is it really social in the true sense of the word? I’m not sure. Am I connected with more people by using Facebook and Instagram? Yes. Would I have been able to maintain as many relationships; staying connected with people all overContinue reading “ARE FILTERS STOPPING YOU FROM SOCIALISING?”

MY PSYCHOLOGICAL ACNE SCARS

Like so many others, when I first developed acne as a teenager I sought the advice of a doctor. And I think it would be fair to say that we all received a very similar treatment for our skin condition – topical solutions, followed by antibiotics, oral contraception and when all else fails Isotretinoin. CanContinue reading “MY PSYCHOLOGICAL ACNE SCARS”

HORMONE-FREE BIRTH CONTROL

From 2005 – 2013, I tried various contraceptive pills to combat my acne. Starting with Norethisterone and later Dianette, Microgynon, & Yasmin. At the time, taking birth control seemed like the best and only option. While I hoped that it would have a positive affect on my skin, I also used it for its originalContinue reading “HORMONE-FREE BIRTH CONTROL”

HOW TO USE YOUR LYS JOURNAL

Whatever your goal, believing YOU CAN means you’re already halfway there! But it’s not easy to stay optimistic when you feel like you’ve tried everything, and nothing works. The first few weeks of the LYS journal is a fresh start and the beginning of achieving the results you want. It’s time to put aside yourContinue reading “HOW TO USE YOUR LYS JOURNAL”

SUNSCREEN FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Just when you get into a good skincare routine, the weather changes and so does your acne. Yes, learning how to love your skin in the summer months is hard when you have spots! This is especially true if you are trying to conceal your breakouts in the heat. Oh what you would give toContinue reading “SUNSCREEN FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN”

FOUNDATIONS TO CONCEAL ACNE

When my acne was at its worst, foundation ranked highly in a list of items that I could not live without. You could say that over the years I’ve established a very unhealthy relationship with makeup! Like other blemished beauties experience; there are times when I can’t leave the house or even answer the doorContinue reading “FOUNDATIONS TO CONCEAL ACNE”

HAVE YOU TRIED WASHING YOUR FACE?

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have been asked that question. And like so many others I grew up believing that only people with dirty faces got acne. While this is simply NOT true; establishing a good cleansing routine will help prevent further infection. When I first started getting spots in myContinue reading “HAVE YOU TRIED WASHING YOUR FACE?”

FINDING SKINCARE THAT WORKS FOR YOU

An essential part to clearing your acne is finding skincare that works for you. With so many skincare options to choose from, it isn’t easy knowing which way to invest your money. So many of us fall into the trap of buying the product that has the best television commercial or our favourite celebrity endorsingContinue reading “FINDING SKINCARE THAT WORKS FOR YOU”