I've been winning skincare awards since I was 18 years old, so I knew how to treat my flair up of Acne Rosacea.
That's right, I was 18 when my name "Charlotte Sims, Charisma Beauty in Norwich" was first announced as a winner of my first professional skincare award. I had to stand up in front of other therapists and salon owners to collect my award and I was terrified, shaking like a leaf, had no idea what to say as a thank you speech but I felt so proud.
Fast forward 16 years and I still get nervous every time. You would think after 16 years, winning multiple awards yearly the nerves would have subsided but they haven't. Why? Because I am passionate about what I do, I believe wholeheartedly in what I offer and winning these awards proves I am an expert in the beauty & skincare industry.
So when my skin took a big hormonal change post breastfeeding my second baby this year I knew exactly what I needed to do to treat it. Just look how sore my skin had become.
A change in hormones had left my skin extremely dry, painful to touch and I had developed acne rosacea which had become infected. I took these images sat in my bath sobbing. (That is my daughters rubber duck in the background, not mine, wink wink)
If you are having the same skin troubles I had, I understand how you feel.
First thing first was some help from my GP and a course of antibiotics to help with the infection. I don't always agree with medication for skincare but in this instance I knew that was what I needed to start with to fight the infection.
It was then time to strip back my skincare routine and reset my skin.
I went back to basics and used the Katherine Daniels products which we use at Charisma Beauty & Skincare Norwich in our professional salon treatments and recommend to our clients for result drive homecare products.
I kept it simple and used the Katherine Daniels Cleansing Milk followed with Katherine Daniels Toning Lotion to cleanse and tone my skin morning and evening.
To then protect my skin and give it the nourishment it needed I applied Katherine Daniels Dry Skin Cream morning and evening.
That was it! I went back to a simple skin routine and within a few weeks saw a dramatic improvement. My skin was no longer dry, the soreness thankfully had gone, redness reduced and the infection had cleared. BUT one of the biggest changes was my confidence. I felt like me again, I felt I could confidently face the world without people staring at my skin wondering what was wrong with me. I was smiling again!
,I know, you are scrolling up and down comparing the images and can't believe the difference. I have just done the exact same thing with tears of joy in my eyes at the transformation.
I have since gone on to have a course of Anti-Aging Skin Defense Collagen Strengthening facials, followed by a second course of our medical grade Photo-Dynamic Therapy treatment currently exclusively only available at Charisma Beauty in the Norwich area. I will tell you more about these incredible facials in a future blog.
If you yourself have a skin concern like mine or any other skin concern you would like help with please don't hesitate to get in touch. The best place to start is by booking an essential facial. This allows our skin care specialists to carry out a thorough consultation on your skin, pamper you with a full facial and then create a bespoke homecare prescription and treatment plan to get you the results you deserve.
Likewise if you have a friend, or family member who you know is also suffering with their skin, please share this blog with them. It could be the best help you could give them in overcoming a skin complaint that has affected them for years.
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