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”

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”

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?”

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY SLEEP

How many times have you wished that your acne will be gone before you go to sleep? When my skin was really bad, the first thing I would do in the morning was touch my face to check if my skin felt as painful as the night before. Whether you suffer from acne or notContinue reading “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY SLEEP”