Healing Acne with Trophy Skin

I have suffered with acne for most of my life. Can anyone else relate? It is the worst! And as I am getting older, it is getting worse. UGH. I never thought that that was even a thing…until it became my life. I’ve tried anything and everything to help my skin, and I have found some things to help keep my breakouts *mostly* at bay, but I still find I get these red marks and little scars that tend to stick around for so long.

I was excited when I found THIS product and especially when I read the reviews. It seemed like this machine actually WORKED for people, and is really safe and effective. The BlueMD uses LED technology to safely and effectively eradicate the acne-causing bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads.

   

What I really like about this light therapy system, is that it only takes 5 minutes! It is so simple and easy to do, and takes no time or thought. They say that this heals your skin from the inside out, and I really like that idea, that it isn’t just on the surface. I love that you can use it for many different things too, not just if you have acne!

           

The light isn’t painful at all, you don’t feel a single thing. It is simple enough for anyone, all ages, to use. It doesn’t take up a lot of space, and it isn’t an eyesore! Most people see results as early as 3 weeks, and some don’t see any until closer to 12 weeks. Consistency is key. You can learn more about how to use the BlueMD LED Blue Light Therapy HERE.

For a limited time, Trophy Skin is offering my readers 10% off using code SSLIFE10 – that is awesome! Also, the BlueMD is currently 50% OFF!! So hurry right now and grab it at an amazing price!

Thank you Trophy Skin for sponsoring this post.

Image Skincare

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using Image for a while now, and that I have really been loving it. I tend to use a lot of different products, and never use a certain system for long enough to see if it really does work for my skin, but when I got my Image products I told myself I was going to use only them. I have noticed my skin is more smooth and not as red.

Here are the products I have been using:

 Cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, and lip treatment.

I’m excited to be giving away a few great products! Anyone who uses Image knows how good it is, so I hope you will join the train! Be sure you head to my IG to find out how you can win your own products.

Let me know what you think and what products you are interested in!

xo,

Robyn

 

Exciting New Products!

I was so excited when Essential Oxygen reached out to me and offered to send me a bottle of their Organic Brushing Rinse and Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I have been wanting to try the hydrogen peroxide for over a year, and although I had never heard of the brushing rinse, as soon as I looked into it I was completely on board.

The Brushing Rinse is all good things. Each ingredient is natural and high quality. It helps with the health of your mouth and gums, bad breath, and whitens teeth! I’ve been using it about a week and I’m excited to see if I notice a difference in a month or so. It’s sort of like toothpaste and mouthwash in one, you swish a small amount around in your mouth, and then brush with the rinse still in!

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Now with the Hydrogen Peroxide, everyone knows how it works. It’s great for first aid, stains on clothes, cleaning, etc. BUT I found out last year that it helps lighten skin pigmentation and can even your skin tone. I am all about that. I get a lot of red marks on my face, my cheeks specifically, so I am super interested to see if this makes a difference! Each night I put a little on a cotton round and wipe my whole face, and target my spots a little more heavy. I’ve been told to be careful with doing this because it really does lighten! (vulnerable photo, thanks IG husband!)

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I got my LASIK enhancement today (first time was 5 months ago), so my eyes feel real scratchy right about now…hence my comfy clothes and pony in the picture above!  Has anyone else done it before? I’m excited to be able to see completely without glasses or contacts!

I will report back on my skin lightening and teeth whitening over the next couple weeks. I would encourage you all to give Essential Oxygen a try!

xo,

Robyn

Salis Skincare Giveaway!

I may sound repetitive bringing up Salis Skincare again, but I don’t care! When I find a good thing, I need to share it. And Laura has so generously allowed me to give away $75 shop credit to one lucky winner…see my IG on how to enter. Salis offers the best natural skincare products, and they have changed my skin. I went to see Laura back in February for a facial and all around skin consultation. She suggested I use her Lavender and Jasmine Scrub, Blackhead Removal Mask, take Mineral Support, and try and be aware of what foods I eat that may affect my skin.

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At 27 years old my skin was by far the worst it had ever been. I struggled with major hormonal acne and was so self conscious. Laura changed my life! Skin (unfortunately) doesn’t change over night, it takes a long time to heal. The pictures below are about 4 months apart. I still could change so many things about my skin if I could, but I am SO HAPPY that it is 80% better than what it was just not that long ago. I feel so vulnerable sharing these pictures, but if I can help someone not be discouraged about their skin, than it is worth it 🙂

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Here are some products that I have yet to try, but they are on my list!

hydrogenperoxide-300x300 Essential Oxygen Hydrogen Peroxide Spray…great for pigmentation and healing. NEED!

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Healing Spray Rose…rose water is all the rage right now so I’m definitely interested in giving this a try!

If you are in Utah, GO SEE LAURA! Trust me! Even if you don’t struggle with acne, treat yo’ self to a nice facial. It is nice just to get pampered. Comment on this post with what product you are interested in, or what you are looking for in skincare, for an extra entry (see my Instagram). I truly hope this helps someone and that everyone gives Salis Skincare a try!

xo,

Robyn

THE EVER ANNOYING ACNE.

Does anyone else suffer from acne? I didn’t really start having it until just over a year ago. And let me tell you, it is the worst. Not many people know just how bad it really was, thankfully right now it is 75% better than what it was. I’ll go more into depth in a later post. I was getting bad hormonal acne around my chin, acne all over my back, it was so bad. It made me so self-conscious. I still am, to be honest. I only wear certain clothes, very very rarely have no face makeup on, it is horrible! I have tried everything. Not eating certain foods, this and that face wash, this cream, that pill, everything besides Accutane, I’ve done it! I’m here to tell you that it can get better! Honestly I am not positive if it is time, or products, or a combination of both that have helped, but something has changed. I’ve been religious to a few products over the last year, and I’m here to share. IMG_2203

  1. Simple Cleansing MIcellar Water – I use this after I take off my makeup to make sure I get every last thing off. In place of a toner, I suppose. It is cheap and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
  2. Kate Somervile EradiKate – I actually was just introduced to this about a month ago, and I’M OBSESSED. It is just a drying lotion, I put it on pimples at night, and by the morning they are 50% less inflamed and red. It really helps. I suggest ordering off their site directly, using a 10% off coupon you can easily find, and getting all the free samples!
  3. Salis Skincare, Lavender & Jasmine Salt Scrub – HEAVEN SENT. Laura from Salis is seriously an angel. I discovered them on IG a while ago and knew that when I moved to Utah, I needed to go in to get a facial from her. Well I have had 2 and can’t wait for my next one. Lavender is particularly good for acne, and the jasmine smells so yummy. This is a staple for me.
  4. Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap – Say hello to your new favorite soap for your chest and back. Throw away those Neutrogena washes, because I know they are in your showers! The fruit extracts help break down dead skin cells and acts as a gentle exfoliator. Try it!
  5. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer – I use this every morning. I have found that my skin does better when I moisturize only once a day. Yours might be different! I love that this is lightweight, doesn’t have a scent, and has SPF.
  6. Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask – another MUST HAVE! This mask isn’t one you wear over your whole face. You focus on the areas where you have blackheads, and wear the mask overnight. Not only does this help with blackheads, it’ll shrink your pores!

Hope you guys find this info useful, and if you are on the market for some new products, give them a try! I know that everyones skin is different, so these might not work for you like they have for me, but it is worth a shot! What products have worked for your acne prone skin? I always love to hear!

xo,

Robyn