When did your skin start being something that you wanted to focus on?
It’s always been something I wanted to change - to feel confident in no make up but the lockdown escalated that feeling and pushed me to want to learn more. Three years ago I had an awful episode of acne and since then I’ve tried to learn more about products but felt overwhelmed. Since then I’ve tried a million and one different products but never really knowing what caused my acne or breakouts. After getting engaged I knew I had to do something because I couldn’t face the idea of having bad skin on my wedding day.
What was your biggest skin frustration?
Breakouts. Painful cysts always around my chin / jaw area that take ages to go / heal. And then red markings even when I have no actual spots.
Where did you go first to try to solve this problem?
When I had serious acne I went to the doctor - I was prescribed antibiotics and a cream. I was scared of the cream after being warned it could bleach my towels but the antibiotics worked very quickly. I’d still get the breakouts but the acne cleared.
What was your biggest frustration or challenge with the current beauty market?
That people are willing to push anything and it’s hard to know what to trust. The next challenge is knowing what your own skin then needs.