• Day 20 •
I like to call this series dry as a mother fu**** 😒
Going from ridiculously oily skin that I needed to powder 4-5 times a day and hair that I needed to wash almost everyday to not needing to powder at all and hair that would probably not get oily for a week has been so WEIRD!
I really didn’t prepare for all this dryness so my skincare and makeup routine really suck at the moment.
You’ll find me at my nearest boots this weekend with a basket full of hydration, apologies to my bank account in advance 😬
P.S. I will remember to take a makeup free pic at some point this week!
Do you have any dark, brown-coloured spots on your skin? These are moles, although they can also appear pink, flesh-coloured, black or even blue. A mole is a cluster of pigmented cells and most of us have between 10 and 40 of them all over our bodies. They can vary in size and shape and are either raised or flat. Most moles are harmless, but a changing mole can be a sign of skin cancer and should be reviewed by a dermatologist. To have your moles checked, book an appointment with us at http://thedermatologyclinic.london today.
Post 1,5 hours of hot yoga 😳
I believe that those type of classes have a great impact on my skin - not only do I get to sweat out a lot of toxins but I also get a great exercise + get to calm my mind☀
Can we talk about skin for a minute... A couple of years ago my skin changed really quickly. From a few spots to full blown cystic acne in a matter of weeks. Honestly, it was devastating. To see such change in yourself in such a short period of time really shakes you to the core.
It seems you’re not really meant to say that. I remember how uncomfortable most people would get if I even mentioned my skin. It is right out there, for everyone to see and judge yet not be acknowledged.
It got better. And so do did my perception of it. But every so often it flares up again.
Those are not typically the days I take my outfit pictures.
You see when my skin is ‘good’, with make up, nice lighting and maybe a sneaky filter I feel I look the way I want to.
But on days when my skin flares up, I feel I am not doing my outfit justice. Like I’m letting it down or something. No matter how cute the look, the photo will not exist.
That stops now.
Feeling the need to control my appearance has not helped me in the slightest. Frankly I’m sick of it.
I’ve got so much to say with my style, and I’m not going to allow not feeling ‘perfect’ stop or mute me.
I’m not sure how my face will look tomorrow, and I’m ok with that.
I just watched @mypaleskinblog #redefinepretty and I have to say I am bawling crying. The amount of emotional and mental pain that comes with acne can put you in an extremely low state. I have looked in the mirror before and cried at my reflection because I felt so disgusting and horrible about myself. I don’t want people to take photos of me, I don’t want to FaceTime, I wouldn’t look anyone in the eyes because I knew that the only thing they can look at is my acne. This video made me realize I’m not alone, so has this community I found here on instagram a week ago. I’m so grateful to everyone in this video, they put into words everything I have felt in my life regarding my skin. I hope no matter how my skin looks I can learn to just love myself fully. I’m so excited to have this Instagram now, seeing everyone else’s stories and progress gives me so much hope. Thank you to everyone who made this video and everyone who puts themselves out there on instagram. You have no idea the positive impact it has had in me in just a few days❤️
Have I mentioned how annoyed I’ve been with my skin?? Ugh. Definitely need to take some time to calm my nerves today..⠀
🔹#herocosmetics Might Patch - Comes with 3 sheets of 12. These weigh in on the thicker side of pimple patches from the looks of it. Despite that, they have really good adherence. Even from pulling it off the plastic backing, I could feel they’re stronger than other patches I’ve tried. They stayed on really well overnight, but didn’t fully suck out the gunk. They did seem to have reduced the size of my whiteheads though. Might need to use them a little more to know for sure, but I think these just take a little more time to work effectively. They feel like they could last for longer durations. Based off of first impressions, I am not too impressed by its effectiveness, especially for the price, but you can never have too many pimple patches 😅At least the quality is 👍🏻 Retails for USD$13 from Anthropologie⠀
I just found out about the KakaoxFaceShop collab and now I want to buy all the things! I’ve never tried @thefaceshop.official cushions before, so let me know what you think of them in the comments! 🙌🏻
Knew my face was gonna be hurting after the long day I had. I mean look at that crazy redness!!!! ❌I know that wearing makeup all day irritates my skin but it’s either deal with this type of aftermath or don’t participate in life at all. So I’m gonna be a red hot chili pepper 🌶for tonight and then wake up tomorrow and do it all again!! It’s the circleeee of lifeeeee (sung to the tune from the lion king lol)🦁 okay I’m delirious time for bed💤
“Life gets 100% easier if you are 1% nicer to yourself”
When you go through life constantly putting yourself down and saying you’re never going to be enough, you’re going to continue on that path. Like attracts like, right?!
On our team call last night, we had a guest speaker that just completely blew me away. For the last few months or so, I have been SO hard on myself for everything - and things continually have been hard for me. But last week I decided enough was enough. Literally all I had to do was start changing how I was thinking about certain situations (work, exercise, nutrition, relationships) and the stress just started to melt away 🙌🏼
Did my job get easier? Nope.
Did my relationships get better? No. Did my workouts get easier? Hell no!! they got harder!!
But I CHANGED the way I was looking at these things, and the things changed 🙃
Your mind is REALLY REALLY powerful y’all!! And half the time we don’t even realize all the negativity we are feeding it with.
If this is something you struggle with, let me help you! This is our BIGGEST focus in our monthly bootcamps and honestly my favorite part about them! ❤️ you just need to say YES to yourself. We’re ready for ya 🤗 #loveyourself#youareenough
Oh, you know, just getting some years back👶🏻.
This is one of my favorite treatments. And when paired with my at-home anti-aging skincare program, it’s the perfect anti-aging, “no makeup needed” recipe!
👉🏼For more information on my anti-aging program click on the link in my bio.
Can you guess what this treatment is & what it’s for?👇🏼
Long time no post!! Coming back to this account makes me feel so greatful for where my skin is at right now and I can see so clearly how far I’ve come. I had a good couple months where I was almost completely pimple free but I’ve started having a few little breakouts again but nothing my doctor said was any cause for concern. Hopefully I’ll be posting more regularly xx
This is me. This is my skin. Hi 🙋🏼♀️❤️
We live in a world now where comparison is done so naturally but please don’t compare yourself to other people wishing you were ‘prettier’ or ‘perfect’, the worst thing I did was look at other people’s skin and hate my own even more. I was driving myself nuts comparing my acne journey to others, seeing the caption constantly of “how I got rid of my acne in 7 days” and then beating myself up when mine was still there 7 days later 🤷🏼♀️ But I’ve learnt that everyone’s skin is DIFFERENT... so comparing yourself to others isn’t going to get you anywhere, what might work for someone else might not work for you and that’s what really knocked my motivation at first because I was sick of trying and failing. But you can only do so much trial and error until you find the right one and well and behold I have finally found an amazing diet and skincare routine that has really worked for me and I couldn’t be more happier 🙌🏻 Let’s face it... instagram is 99% fake 😂 Use it wisely and use it well. If you’re going to scroll through the hundreds of beautiful people on here, make sure that when you put your phone down you are also placing yourself within that ‘beautiful’ category. BECAUSE YOU ARE. You will always have something that someone else wants and isn’t that amazing? If you think 99% of the world won’t or don’t find you attractive, well guys, that’s still 7.6 billion people left in that 1% that will 😇 .
You shouldn’t feel like you have to hide your face away because it’s not ‘perfect’. I have acne and quite frankly it’s my skin, I wake up with it and I go to sleep with it. Like millions of other people do and no matter how much makeup I wear; at the end of the day I will still have my bare skin. Which can I just say I wouldn’t be alive without 😂
So let’s do something amazing together. Post a selfie of your bare face, no edits, no makeup and share the love. #barefacepositivy - I think social media needs a new trend 😊🌍❤️ Don’t be ashamed to love yourself. Flaunt it all day long🙌🏻❤️
🔝 before / 👇🏻 after
As my days of being an esthetics student come to an end, I will no longer be doing treatments on this wonderful face as she will be allowing other students to continue what we’ve started.
I’m truly amazed at how far her skin has come. It really goes to show you what hard work and dedication can do.
These results didn’t happen over night but were made possible through weekly facials, Celluma light therapy, and microdermabrasions as well as using the recommended take home products that she used daily.
11 treatments later and this is the amazing outcome! So grateful to have been able to use my skin care knowledge to help produce this result for such an amazing individual!
I can’t wait to finally start my career and be able to do what I love everyday🙏🏻
🤩 👏🏼"My skin has never looked this good I truly love and stand behind #MDacne!! Has changed my life and made me confident in my own skin! Definitely recommend to anyone struggling with #acne" (- Tara). Who needs more #humpday motivation than that?! #thiscouldbeyou
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Who saw that last night I went to bed at 8.40? 😅
I have #noregrets because I woke up and felt FABULOUS 👌🏼
💤 8.40 is a bit excessive but I am going to try going to bed earlier and not be on my phone or watch tv an hour before bed.
📱If you find this too hard you can install apps to reduce the blue light, which if you don’t know, blue light on your phones and TV suppresses melatonin (the hormone which promotes sleep). So the less you look at your phones in the evenings the better night sleep you’ll have. .
I have just started to read a book by @garethriddy about all this kinda stuff so grab a copy if you’re interested in it. You won’t be getting an amazing drawing in yours though 💁🏼♀️😂