Blessed with the safe arrival of my 2nd baby, another beautiful daughter joined our family. A happy time for us all.
As my hormones changed after her birth. So did my skin. I didn’t get the glowing radiant skin that many new Mums report. Instead I got dry, painful, red, angry, spotty skin that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone else.
I had developed 2nd stage acne rosacea. Now my skin condition overshadowed the joy of being a new Mum.
I took these first pictures alone in the privacy of my bathroom. I didn’t want anyone to see my skin. I sat and sobbed at my reflection in the mirror, it was a really low point.
I remember thinking ‘come on pull yourself together’. What would you tell your clients to do? How would you help someone else in the same situation? And thanks to my experience as a skincare professional, I knew what I must do next to do get the problem under control.
I needed to treat the infection before I could treat my skin. My GP prescribed me a course of antibiotics. I don’t always agree with using medication to treat your skin, it’s often harsh and the side effects can be damaging to not just your skin but also your body & mind. In this case without getting the infection under control. I would never achieve the results I wanted.
Without action my skin would have become worse and everlasting damage would be done. I would be left with scarring, uneven, damaged skin. I knew from experience that the redness would get darker, and more purple in colour if I let it get out of control.
It was time to reconsider my skincare routine. I went back to basics with products and introduced a proper cleansing routine.
This is how I would cleanse a client’s skin at the start of a professional treatment. It’s the best way to be sure your skin is cleansed gently & properly. To moisturise I used the Age Defence Dry Skin Cream. To replace lost oils and moisture and defend my skin from the environment.
My skincare routine takes me no longer than 2 minutes in the morning and the same in the evening. Its thorough and I use products that give me results.
In a few weeks I saw a dramatic improvement. My skin started to change, it was no longer dry, the soreness was less and the redness reducing. More than this my self-confidence was coming back! I felt like I could face the world, without people staring & judging me. I started to feel like me again!
Just look at my skin now!
The visible results are only one aspect, the psychological effects have been huge too. The combination of both have given me back my zest for live. I feel happy. I feel pretty. I’m enjoying the challenges of being a working Mum again. But more than this I feel confident in my own skin!
If you or someone you know are having similar skin problems to me. I understand how you feel. There is hope and there is freedom from this terrible skin condition.
If you need any help with your skin, myself or one of my team would love to support you with your journey to better skin for life.
Its been a pleasure to share my story with you.