When anyone asks me about how I transformed my skin from this to THIS (see below), I tell them this is NOT a short story.
I have dealt with cystic acne since I was in middle school. Puberty was NOT NICE to me. I deeply struggled with self confidence, and believed I wasn’t beautiful because my skin would constantly break out and I was overall unhappy. I wouldn’t want to go out, see people, or be social. It took a big toll on my mental health and I wanted to fix this issue. I spent years–literal YEARS– trying out all the monthly boxes, I went to a dermatologist and was on prescription medication for a while. I went through hell and back with my skin. FINALLY, I decided to make a few adjustments to the products I use in my skincare routine (full list below), as well as update a few daily habits. A few daily habits I implemented was drinking over 90oz water per day and getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night.
I started this routine in April 2021 and I started to see a noticeable different in 6-8 weeks. After 3 months, I saw that my skin COMPLETELY transformed for the better. I am SO proud of the picture on the right. I finally feel super comfortable and confident walking into any space without wearing any makeup. I even prefer not wearing makeup in my social media videos! The best part of my journal to clear skin is that not only is my skin is clear, she’s GLOWING! I will tell you how I achieved this below (keep reading)!
The Skincare Routine that CHANGED MY SKIN (& MY LIFE)
Not to be dramatic but, it TRULY changed my life! So here it is: in the order I use them- my routine!
- First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
- Biore Charcoal Cleanser
- Clearasil Rapid Rescue Deep Treatment Pads
- Good Molecules Glycolic Exfoliating Toner (this is the key to the glow)
- Youth to the People Exfoliant (only once a week)
- Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Toner (only once a week)
- Peace Out Skincare Retinol Eye Stick & Hydrating Eye Cream
- Differin Gel Acne Treatment
- Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
- Hers RX Skin Formulated Treatment (this is a monthly sign up offer, but you can do a free month to try it out)!
- Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
- Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (only at night- lips need love too!)
I do this skincare routine twice a day (morning and night). As for how much I use, I use all of the products as directed on the bottles (read the packaging carefully before starting use)! I also like to use the Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge mask once a week to clean out my pores. BONUS: the mask is a beautiful blue color! My biggest advice to anyone starting a new skin routine is to continue with the products for at least 2 months! Your skin will need time to adjust to a new product, and it may take a few weeks for your skin to acclimate. In this period, your skin goes through ‘purging’ which means you may get more breakouts than usual (this is what happened to me). Keep at it and don’t give up! To see what the product containers look like, i’ve added visuals below. All of them are clickable and will take you directly to the website. Shop all of my skincare hero’s below, and i’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the results!
I hope you enjoyed my skincare routine, products I love, and found it helpful in your skincare journey! I hope to see you on my other socials! Instagram is nk.medani! Please comment thoughts and questions below, and share with your friends and family! Thank you for your continued support!
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