So You Have Skin Issues... - Tay Meets World

So You Have Skin Issues...

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One thing I love about kids is how honest and sweet they are. I think it is good for parents to teach their children honesty at an early age because hopefully it will stick with them as they grow older. Honesty is such a good foundation…to some extent. Last week I was babysitting (I do this a lot) and the cutest 6 year old looked at me and said, "What's wrong with your face? It's all wrinkly." I was mortified, shocked, sad, angry, and humiliated. I know what you're thinking, he is a just a kid…but that is the point. Kids don't hold back, they tell it like it is, and if this 6 year old has noticed something wrong with my face, the whole world has noticed. The wrinkles? Those are acne scars; something I have been battling for a long time. I wrote a post here about my skin issues, but to sum that post up: I developed a really bad skin infection on my face and it took forever to clear up. Although my acne is cleared up (except for the wonderful, occasional, hormonal acne) I am still battling with the scars. I am on the verge of finding something that will heal these scars without breaking my bank account. Some things I do already:

1// Exfoliate. I use my Clarisonic: Mia 2 twice a day. Yes, twice, with a cleanser.

In the morning I use a gentle cleanser to simply remove dirt and products applied the night before. I prefer Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser, it is gentle on skin and it lasts a long time.

In the evening, I use a stronger cleanser (after removing makeup), I prefer Clarisonic's Gel Cleanser.

2// Mask. I really like using masks because they brighten, tighten, lighten, and hydrate…use them in the evening so your face has time to recover through the night. Some of my favorites are:

Bioelements Kerafole, this is a "deep purging" face mask. 

Bioelements Measured Micrograins, this can be used as a scrub or mask…I prefer the mask. 

A simple egg mask, use the white of an egg and whisk it until it is pretty liquidy. This mask tightens and brightens your face like you wouldn't believe and seriously reduces the visibility of your scars. If you have an event use this mask 3-4 times a week and you will see beautiful results. 

3// Replenish. I like to use a toner that balances the oil and dryness on my face because I notice my scars more when I have dry or oily skin. My favorite is this one!

4// Treat. I like to use something that is specifically for scars. I have tried many things and the next on my list is Renee Rouleau's Post Breakout Fading Gel. I used Renee's Anti-Cyst Treatment and it worked wonders!! Also, Demi Lavato swears by these products so I am game. 

I went from this girl about 4 years ago… {cover your eyes}

To the girl who is still trying to repair the damage everyday (and no I didn't edit, going au natural;)…but as long as you don't give up you will see results. I realized I am not the only girl who went through a terrible face issue. As ladies (and gents) we need to support each other and lift each other up…especially when the whole world is looking at the problem.

Yes, I have some wrinkles and it looks as though I may have some dimples (but I don't), but with perseverance my face has cleared up a whole lot. 

What are your face products you use to clear acne, scars, dryness, or oily skin?


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