While my blog is predominantly food themed, I’ve never shied away from talking about other areas of my life. From photography to travel to running to the occasional post on my love life, it’s been fun to write about topics outside of food from time to time. But you know what’s not fun?
Struggling with your skin.
Growing up, I never really had problems with my skin. Yeah, I had some acne like every other teenager, but never anything serious. My older brother had to go to a dermatologist for his, but I thought I lucked out. Then I hit my mid-20s, and my skin erupted.
Yeah. It was bad. Looking at that picture is just so painful. Having skin issues can completely wreck your self-esteem and make your entire life miserable. I felt terrible about myself, and it showed in other areas of my life. I just wasn’t confident.
Right after that picture was taken, I went to the dermatologist for the first time. I was told I had the acne I should’ve had when I was 15. Awesome. Fantastic.
After a several months of oral antibiotics, my skin cleared up, but I still had a stray zit here and there. Fast-forward to late 2012, early 2013. My skin started freaking out AGAIN, and there was no amount of Instagram filters that could hide it.
So to the dermatologist I went again. More antibiotics – but this time in the form of a cream. Clearer skin, but still not 100% clear.
More than a year later, I was still frustrated and trying a million expensive products to try and achieve perfect, clear skin. That’s when my friend and co-worker Mimi introduced me to the Rodan and Fields Unblemish line. At first, I was hesitant. I’d tried Proactiv years before, and was less than impressed with the results. Actually, I was pissed. It left my skin dry, flaky, and worse than before. Mimi assured me that while Unblemish was developed by the same doctors as Proactiv, it was a far different skin care line, and that it was worth a shot.
So I gave in and gave it a shot. From the first use, I loved how it made my skin feel – so soft and velvety. The texture changes in my skin were the first thing I noticed. Clearing up my skin has taken a little bit longer. As with a lot of acne products, your skin can freak out a little at first when you start a new regiment. It’s been about a month now, and I’m very pleased with the results. So pleased that make up free selfies don’t intimidate me:
But empty coffee cups absolutely terrify me. They should scare you too.
Anyway, I’ve decided to join Mimi’s team and start selling Rodan and Fields myself! I know I’m not alone in my skin struggles, so please feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in the solutions from Rodan and Fields. And don’t worry – I won’t be clogging up the Interwebz with this stuff 🙂