Beauty Discovery: 15 years of acne and I finally cleared my face! 5 steps

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I have been on cloud nine for the last several weeks after I cleared my face. For the first time in 15 years I feel comfortable going out in public with zero makeup on. Ever since I was 16 I have had almost constant breakouts from stress, hormones, and just my own skin genetics. But I fixed it! The good news is that it is not some grand secret, super expensive cream or too much work. The solution all came down to good products used constantly. I promise, no product over $20 (unless you want the really big bottle!)

These were my 5 simple secrets to clear skin:

  1. Water. Water to shower and drinking water. Nothing outside the normal – but pretty sure taking a shower helps keep my skin clear. Drinking water to keep my skin hydrated and systems flushing out waste. I learned this the hard way – I got stuck in the hospital with 24/7 hydration by IV = beautiful glowing skin. Drink at least half a gallon of water a day… more if you can.
  2. Clean your face! Ugg, I am the worst at going to bed without cleaning my face. And keep your hands off your face full of all their germs. These wipes make both easy because I left them at my bedside: Zocuzap by Zocular.
  3. Clinique Clarifying Lotion. This stuff disolves dead skin, gives you a fresh start and bright skin to work with. I’ve used this since high school and it works, it wreally helps.
  4. Ommm Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C. I first heard of Vitamin C serums through BeautiControl. I don’t fully understand the why, I just know it worked. I hate to give such an uniformed explanation, but it works. My understanding is that the Vitamin C helps to preserve the skin. A video below helps explain the anti aging benifits of the hyaluronic acid.
  5. Llano Transcend Moisturizer. I don’t know why this one specifically, I’ve used hundreds of moisturizers and love the way this one feels and doesn’t leave a film, grease or oil. It is packed with great ingredients.

Here is the thing, I feel like the secret was in the application. The products happen to be great, with wonderful ingredients. THe secret was I often did steps 2, 3 and 4 twice a day. I often used the Serum and Moisturizer as many as 4-5 times a day. Breastfeeding and aging has zapped the moisture and vitamins from my body…4 applications a day has cleared my face of acne and given it a brighter look. I don’t know if this would work on every face, but I am happy to be able to go out sans makeup. My husband and sister have both noticed and now that my daughter’s face has started breaking out, I feel confident I can help her too.

A video I found to help understand the Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

I cleared my Face! What are your skin care secrets? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jena Apgar is the CEO & Chief Digital Marketing Warfare Strategist at Warfare Marketing, Inc., an agency dedicating to doubling the revenue of their clients in just one year. Her most recent endeavor is launching the MomBoss.Club business blog as a place for working moms to come together and share thoughts, ideas and what’s working now from business to family work after she built her agency from a game of FarmVille to helping companies with 1 million in revenue double their earnings. This warrior momma was a single mom during her service and now a happily married with 3 kids: 16 years old Kaitlyn, who is already a Certified Digital Marketing Professional, 5 year old Jonathan who is a sneaky super spider climber, and princess Bella at 2 years old who is, as dainty as she is, carries a sword!

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