What my skin looks like today vs 4 months ago — No matter what you're facing, God's plans for you are still good. I've struggled with acne as an adult. At 22, my skin freaked out due to all the stress. The acne did not go away. I was depressed. I stopped going to social events. I stopped posting photos. I felt unworthy. Too much time was wasted suffering over my looks. LET ME TELL YOU THE TRUTH… BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP. LOVE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT. I worked on my confidence and stayed patient. I eventually found the cure that worked for my skin. It's all about progress, not perfection.💗
Hello New Me ✨ I grew up with braces, a head gear, glasses, AND pimples. Throughout my life I was insecure about many appearance related things — I felt I had a big forehead, big ears, a big butt, weird feet…I mean, you name it, I thought it about myself. ✨ Oddly, I never thought of myself as stupid or uncreative, or anything personality related. Thank god! ✨ I basically saw myself as this nerdy looking pimply kid. For years! ✨ And you know what? When the braces, glasses, baby fat, and acne went away… ✨ I still saw myself as the same nerdy pimply kid. ✨ In fact, until recently I still THOUGHT of myself as having acne even though my skin has been clear for a LONG time… ✨ Like I only VERY recently realised that I have the best skin of probably anyone I meet…It was a shocking revelation! ✨ I was so used to being that nerdy pimply kid. ✨ Yes, I still get an occasional almost pimple, but that is not acne! People with good skin get the occasional almost pimple too — it doesn’t count! ✨ But I didn’t think of myself as someone who has good skin until NOW. My old programming stuck around…my old stories… ✨ I realised that I am a NEW me. A totally new me. ✨ I have clear skin, I am the fittest I have ever been, I’m healthy, I’m happy, I’m confident, I’m inspired… ✨ But I got stuck seeing myself like I used to see myself…despite all the changes. ✨ My old identity remained until I really looked at the new me with appreciation. It’s as though I couldn’t see what was right in front of me all this time! ✨ It’s like I had to say a loving goodbye to my old identity in order to welcome a new one…And I really like what I see! :D ✨ Have you ever got stuck seeing yourself through an old perspective? ✨ Love, Olena ❤️
N E W T R Y 🍀 This was a new try for me from @tropicskincare. 🍀 I had heard a lot about tropic skincare but had never really tried it or been that interested to, I’m not really sure why, I guess because I do so much research into other products and have so many on my list from insta that I just hadn’t been that intrigued 🍀 I went to stay with my cousin who had a lot of their products and so I tried a few of them and this body scrub felt AMAZING! It had a lot of really good oils in it - organic coconut oil, jojoba, macadamia and rosehip. They are natural skincare products and I applied it all over before getting in the shower and honestly my skin felt so so smooth! I really think this may be added to my list! 🍀 I also tried their blemish mask and it was good but nothing like the @origins clay mask or @sandandskyaus which is a staple for me at the moment
What type of movement makes you smile? ⧟ I cannot get enough of dancing! Especially when I’m Zumba-ing with my girls @everythingsrosie @amibishop and @sarahbullen1! (Seriously, Rosie is such an awesome Zumba teacher and my ultimate #buttgoals!) I’ve loved dancing all my life and did ballet, tap and contemporary dance till the age of 16 but studying and adult life took over and I stopped... it’s only really been the last 8 months that I’ve slowly been getting back into it and have amped it up massively in the last two months and getting to as many classes as I can! I just love how SASSY it makes me feel! I’m trying to get into more strength training fitness as it will be amazing for managing my PCOS, but I’m yet to find something that I enjoy as much as Zumba...🙈 I have a Body Pump class on Monday which I’m quite excited for... (thanks @rawrhubarb for inspiring me on this!) I have high hopes! ⧟ Prior to getting back into dancing, I avoided any form of working out, thinking that my healthy diet, supplements and good skin care routine meant that I didn’t need to work out BUT I WAS SO WRONG - I was just making excuses for my laziness! ⧟ Movement has soo many benefits on the skin including: ✓ increased blood flow ✓ reduced stress and anxiety ✓ better digestion ✓ improved lymphatic and liver function ✓ improved sleep ⧟ ALL THESE can help towards achieving clear skin! Remember, there’s no ONE cure for acne, it’s always a combination of small lifestyle changes that work together to make a big difference in your skin! ⧟ Whatever you do, just don’t sit indoors on your butt and do nothing! Get out the and discover something you love! Even a walk in nature will get your blood circulating and lift your mood - you don’t have to become a total fitness freak to reap the benefits of exercise! ⧟ What’s your favourite way to move?
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for checking out my page. I’m a 27 year old licensed esthetician with a passion for organic skincare & alternative, non invasive facial treatments. I had baby soft skin until the age of 12 & since then for over 13 years I was plagued with painfully inflamed cystic acne that covered 90% of my face & neck. I know the physical & emotional pain this causes a person. It diminished my self worth almost entirely for a long time. But who are we if we don’t learn from these obstacles we’re faced with & find new meaning & purpose from them? That’s why I became an esthetician. I want to share what’s worked for me the best throughout my journey. I want to expose the myths, the lies & the toxicity of Big Beauty/Big Pharma. Follow me on my journey!✨🤟🏻❤️ #cysticacne#holistichealth#holisticskincare#holisticacnetreatment#holisticesthetician#holisticesthetics#acnescars#acnecommunity
P M R O U T I N E 💚 Very simple easy routine tonight whilst I am beginning another retinol cycle. 💚 1st and 2nd Cleanse - Caroline Hirons and Pixi Double Cleanse . 💚 Eyes - Balance me wonder eye cream . 💚 Serum - Medik8 Hydr8 B5 . 💚 Moisturiser - Avene Skin Recovery Cream
Yup. Every time I popped a pimple I made things sooo much worse. The red mark or scar would remain for weeks, sometimes months after the fact. It took real self-awareness and self-discipline to stop touching my face compulsively. And it was one thing that contributed to my now #clearskin. Actually, as of late, almost Clear Skin. I’ve been experiencing a lot of stress lately, and was a bit too busy to cook at home which resulted in a few little pimples here and there. Pimples that I’m not touching! The only time I touch my face is to clean it and apply products — that’s it. To help the pimples heal, I’m sending them good vibes and protecting them with antioxidants, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Drying out the pimple won’t actually help, it will instead lead to scarring and hyper-pigmentation. Learning to be loving and gentle with yourself is step number 1 on the way to amazing skin. ❤️