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”

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”

DOES SUGAR & DAIRY MAKE ACNE WORSE?

Dairy When it was first suggested by a colleague over ten years ago that I stop drinking milk, I said no straight away. I loved milk and was not prepared to give it up. They say dairy (like sugar) is addictive and like any addiction; you have to want to give it up. At thatContinue reading “DOES SUGAR & DAIRY MAKE ACNE WORSE?”

7 STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR ACNE SPREADING

When you have spots, the last thing you want is MORE SPOTS. Every time I think my skin is improving, another flareup is waiting just around the corner. There are several EASY ways to prevent your acne from spreading, helping you to get a few more ‘good skin days’. 1. CLEANSING When you wash yourContinue reading “7 STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR ACNE SPREADING”

ENVIRON FACIAL FOR ACNE SCARRING

Today I treated my skin to an Environ Facial. There is nothing quite like being pampered on a heated bed whilst it is cold and raining outside! When it comes to having facials, I am very particular about which skincare brand is used. If I don’t like the products or the treatment hasn’t come recommendedContinue reading “ENVIRON FACIAL FOR ACNE SCARRING”

3 WAYS TO PREVENT ACNE SCARRING

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is: “How do you get rid of ACNE SCARRING?” Those red and pitted marks effect my confidence nearly as much as the spots they stemmed from. Though my skin has recently just broken out, these days I am mostly covering up scarring. Every time I lookContinue reading “3 WAYS TO PREVENT ACNE SCARRING”

DOES MAKEUP MAKE ACNE WORSE?

Quite possibly one of the most frequently asked questions in the acne community! There are many ways makeup can make your skin worse but if you are removing it properly each day and following my tips below; you should be able to wear it guilt free! Before you go scrolling off, I want you toContinue reading “DOES MAKEUP MAKE ACNE WORSE?”