When I was five, my doctors told me I had special skin. Although I didn’t understand their words back then I know now that I have a regenerative disorder that hinders my ability to heal at the normal speed. At the time of my diagnosis, it was already too late to save my skin from the swarm of chicken pox that had found a welcoming home on my body. Every dermatologist I went to said that science was not advanced enough to restore the pigments of my skin to how it was before the pox.
I remember many nights I wished my skin had a different super power.
But then I grew up and had early onset acne to brighten my spirits. I knew I had to preserve the little good skin I had left. I didn’t have much money, so I poured through every free resource possible on how to treat acne. Everywhere seemed to have the same cookie cutter response to skincare issues – drink more water and good skin will follow. Although I do try to follow that advice I can say from experience that is not enough.
I’m not really a believer that there is one product that will transform your skin. I take a more holistic approach to skincare and pay attention to what I’m eating, how I’m living, and the current condition of my skin in developing what I need to attain my beauty goals.
After all, unblemished skin is a precious commodity on my body, and I’ll be damned if I lose it due to negligence in my skincare routine. I have very oily and acne-prone skin so finding a system that won’t upset my temperamental skin is tough, but I want to explore the best in beauty and see if it can work for me!
I am realistic that having perfect skin is quite simply out of the question for me. However, I love discovering unique ingredients, philosophies, and techniques from global skincare practices that could potentially make my skin better.
I do believe skincare is a matter of trial and error, but I hope through this blog I can help you find a legitimately effective skincare regimen.