one-month before and after face comparison
Personal Care

My Acne Skincare Routine/ Mi Rutina de la Piel con Acné

Hi!

I wanted to try something a little different this week than what I have written in the past. Initially, I wanted to stay away from subjects in the beauty niche because I don’t think I carry a lot of authority on it.

But, the more that I have thought about it, the more I recognize that my original purpose for this blog was to just share my life in a tangible way. And I think that also includes how I feel about my skin, my clothes, where I live and any number of other fun things about my life.

So, let’s get into it!

I have recently tried a skin care product recommended to me by one of my sisters-in-law that has completely changed the way that I think about my skin!

Okay, so, story time –

I got my period when I was 11 years old and with it came the acne caused by crazy hormonal changes. If you are wondering if that is really young… yes, yes it is.

For perspective, I was still in fifth grade, which meant I had to bring a very not-so-subtle bag filled with period products to line up at the bathrooms with all of my classmates – boys included.

To make matters worse, none of my friends seemed to have the same problems as me – I felt like something was wrong with me, like I wasn’t doing enough to clean my skin and like I would never be able to leave the house without concealer again. I missed the simplicity of having a clean face, and I didn’t know how to reclaim it.

A HORRIFIC time for an elementary school girl.

Anyway!

Almost ever since fifth grade I have struggled with acne. In middle school, I covered it up with bangs and feverish applications of Benzoyl Peroxide gels and serums – all of which did nothing but make my skin red, flaky and dry.

During an embarrassing flare up a couple months ago, and after having a huge pimple on my forehead at my wedding, I decided that I didn’t want to feel like a teenager still dealing with acne when I moved to Italy and introduced myself to potential Air Force spouse friends.

Enter Curology!

While this post is not an advertisement for its products, I do just want to write about how much it has improved my skin and boosted my confidence.

The featured image of this post is my one-month before and after comparison picture of my free trial of Curology, and I feel thrilled about it.

Not only has my acne almost disappeared completely, but my skin just looks better than I have seen in the nine years I have had problems with it.

“How does it work?,” you may be wondering.

I’m glad you asked!

When I decided that I was interested in Curology, I took its skin quiz that every new member takes, and one of Curology’s dermatologists prescribed the perfect product that would focus on all the problem areas that I wanted to be fixed.

My personal formula contains Azelaic Acid (for unclogging pores), Clindamycin (for fighting inflammation) and Zinc Pyrithione (for fighting breakouts), but every person will be different!

Now, my night time skincare routine just includes a micellar water to take off my makeup, a simple face wash or exfoliant, my personalized Curology serum, and a CeraVe eye repair cream.

I feel super confident, fun and free now that my skin is clear. It is like one less thing I have to worry about, and I have now given myself license to start experimenting with my style like in this photo below taken by the lovely Eliana Sammons! Before, I never wanted to share pictures of myself at the pool, without makeup, because of my insecurity.

Taking my new hair cut, clear skin and bathing suit out for a spin!

I am truly going through a revolution in personal growth and style, and I think the later part is for sure due my boost in confidence with clear skin.

Thanks, Curology!


Do you struggle with acne, or any other skin problems? I would love to chat with you! Acne is so common, but it can be painful, stigmatizing and isolating. So, let’s talk about it.

Thank you for reading!

With love,

Tori 🙂


Mi Rutina de La Piel

¡Hola! 

Esta semana, quiero hacer algo un poco distinto de que he escrito antes. Inicialmente, he querido evitar asuntos en el nicho del belezo porque no pienso que tengo la autoridad de hablar de los. 

Pero, lo más en que los pienso, lo más que me doy cuenta de que el propósito original de este blog era de compartir mi vida en una manera tangible. Asimismo, creo que esto incluye hablar de cómo siento de mi piel, mi ropa, dónde vivo y otras cosas divertidas de mi vida. 

Bueno, ¡vale! 

Recientemente traté un producto de piel recomendado por una de mis cuñadas que ha cambiado la manera en que pienso de la piel mía.  

¡Tiempo del relato!

Conseguí mi menstruo cuando tenía once años y llegó acné. Si crees que esa edad parece joven, sí, sí la es. 

Para la perspectiva, yo todavía era en el quinto año de escuela, que significaba que yo necesitaba traer una bolsa llenada con productos del menstruo para estar a pie en línea para los baños con mis compañeros de clase – chicos incluidos.

Para hacer cosas peores, nadie parecía tener los mismos problemas – yo sentía como me estaba equivocada, como no yo estaba haciendo tanto para limpiar mi piel, y como no podía salir de casa sin maquillaje otra vez. Yo extrañaba la simplicidad de tener rastro limpio, y no yo sabía cómo arreglarlo. 

Un tiempo HORRIBLE por una niña de escuela primaria. 

De todos modos – 

Casi desde once años he luchado con acné. En la escuela secundaria, lo escondí con los flequillos y productos de Peróxido de Benzoilo – todo que no hacía ninguna cosa pero hacer mi piel rojo, escamoso y seco. 

Después de un tiempo difícil por mi piel hace unos meses, y una espinilla en mi cara durante mi boda, decidí que no quería sentir como una muchacha todavía teniendo problemas del acné cuando me moviera a Italia y me conociera a amigas potenciales.

¡Viene Curology! 

Mientras este post no es un anuncio, quiero escribir cómo lo ha mejorado a mi piel y mi confianza.

La imagen destacada arriba es la foto de mi comparación de antes y después de mi prueba gratis de Curology, y estoy emocionada. 

Más que la desaparición de mi acné, mi piel sencillamente me parece mejor que en los nueve años anteriores. 

“¿Cómo lo funciona?,” quizás estés pensando. 

¡Estoy contenta de que preguntas!

Cuando decidí que me interesaba Curology, tomé la prueba de piel que toma cada cliente nueva de Curology, y uno de los dermatólogos de Curology me prescribió el producto perfecto que podría enfocar en áreas específicas que yo querría arreglar. 

Mi fórmula personal contiene Acido Azelaic (para destapar poros), Clindamycin (para luchar contra inflamación) y Zinc Pyrithione (para luchar contra acné), ¡pero cada persona va a ser distinta!

Ahora, mi rutina de piel la noche solamente incluye una limpiador facial o exfoliante, mi producto personal de Curology y una crema de ojos de la marca CeraVe. 

Siento súper segura, divertida y libre ahora que mi piel es clara. Es como hay una cosa menos en que preocuparme, y me di licencia de comenzar en experimentar con mi moda como en esta foto debajo, hecho por la maravillosa Eliana Sammons. Antes, yo nunca quería compartir mis fotos en la piscina, sin maquillaje, a causa de mi inseguridad.

Estoy teniendo una revolución de moda y desarrolla personal, y pienso que la parte anterior es a causa de mi confianza con piel clara. 

¡Gracias a Curology!

¿Tengas problemas con acné, o otros problemas de la piel? Me encantaría hablar contigo. El acné es muy común, pero puede ser doloroso, estigmatizado y aislado. ¡Así, hablamos!

¡Gracias por leer!

Con amor, 

Tori 🙂

2 thoughts on “My Acne Skincare Routine/ Mi Rutina de la Piel con Acné”

  1. I really ejoyed reading this! I struggled with acne ever since my first pimple and in college I became hella desperate to have good skin. After one of my worst breakouts in college I got on curology too and it has definitely made an obvious differnce. Not completely clear but still better than before 😀 I hope we can both have permanently great skin in the future hehe

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for commenting! I am so glad to hear that Curology also worked for you, it does seem like college is when everyone starts to really get serious about skin care lol. I truly hope we both continue to have great skin, as well lol

      I hope you are doing well! ♥️

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