My skin has always been dry. Growing up and in my teens, I rarely got acne... maybe a spot once or twice when I got super stressed out but never a full blown acne attack. I'm so thankful for my mom because of this because I think she passed on her wonderful skin type to me. Thanks mom!
Now that I'm older, it's a whole different story. Especially last year. I travelled out of the country during the summer and made a mistake of not bringing a sunblock for my face... I did however brought a ginormous bottle of Banana Boat for my body. The "smart" voice inside my head told me that it should work for my face... I mean its sunblock, what harm can it do?! Boy was I wrong! After a week of using it on my face, my skin started to rebel. Little bumps started to form on my cheeks... I started to develop cystic acne and those annoying bumps that were just there, not really forming into anything but just there on the skin.
(Little bumps just above my eyebrows)
(Blemishes formed on my cheeks)I decided to try to go as natural as I possibly can. I started to research products that didn't contain any harsh chemicals, sulfates, phthalates, alcohol, and parabens. I was excited but I realized that its a bit pricey to do it. At that point, I was just willing to do anything to clear my skin up because even my sweet dearest husband made a comment regarding the state of my skin which he never did (ever) before. I was ready for a change.