As the Founder of Escape Aesthetics, I’ve never had to write such a difficult blog post; it’s about my personal battle with acne and the challenging journey. After speaking to my team, I’ve finally chosen to share my story with you all.
It has been 7 years since I have been suffering on and off with acne and it had got me feeling low and deflated. The main reason I started Escape Aesthetics was because I wanted to help people feel great, especially those suffering with the same condition as myself. I knew I’d be able to relate to them and help them through it, plus I’d finally found a solution which I will reveal but stay with me.
It hasn’t been easy on my journey to get to that solution, over the years I’ve spent a ridiculous amount on skin care products, natural products, and treatments. Yes, I have tried and tested nearly all of the home remedies which are known to help acne skin. I always make sure I share my own skin care tips and knowledge with all of my clients too. I don’t want them to waste their time going through what I have for years. It soon affects your self-esteem, career, and life.
In the past, I have tried 10 sessions of standard beauty microdermabrasion but it was frustrating as I saw no difference after all the money I had spent.
I was lucky as when we started Escape Aesthetics we invested into skin care treatments for our clients. From research, we found Medical Microdermabrasion was 3 times more powerful than the ‘standard microdermabrasion’ which I had experienced in the past. As a result, I had 3 sessions of glycolic acid chemical skin peels combined with medical microdermabrasion and saw an instant difference with my skin, I had fewer breakouts and the scars were fading away.
If you suffer from acne you will know there are many other contributing factors that can cause breakouts, including diet. I’d highly recommend an intolerance test as I found out I was dairy intolerant, which was causing my acne to become aggravated. As you can understand, it was very hard to control as that meant giving up chocolate and not to mention milk and cheese which are essentials for many of us.
Even when I thought my skin was getting better with the controlled diet I was still breaking out. Many people would not understand, even close friends and family would comment on my skin which would make me feel insecure and slowly my confidence was crumbling.
I’ve always hated wearing too much make-up and dreamed of having naturally healthy skin. The ultimate goal would be to wear nothing on my skin except for SPF (sun protection).
SPF is the secret essential for life long healthy skin. No matter what the season SPF is recommended as it’s similar to wearing a layer that protects your skin and it’s the secret to looking 10 years younger.
AlumierMD Chemical Peels
By this time, I was still experimenting with lots of different skin care products but my skin was at its worse even after the glycolic peels I had tried.
Then my team and I were introduced to a new skincare brand called ‘AlumierMD’, a global skincare brand which only uses natural, active ingredients suited to every skin type and condition.
As I am obsessed with skin care, I was intrigued and immediately did my research to find out more about the brand. I did not know if it would work for me but I took the plunge for my clients who were suffering with various skin conditions.
I jumped on the opportunity to train with AlumierMD and start providing their chemical skin peels and home-care products at Escape Aesthetics. Although, on the day of our training I remember feeling super anxious about my skin as I knew we would be treating each other. I tried to cover up the breakouts but I knew whatever I did they were visible. It was also my birthday week and I didn’t want my skin to get any worse.
After debating with myself and the trainers, I decided to go ahead with the treatment and had a medium strength glow peel. I was super excited to use their products after learning all about the active ingredients which will help acne prone skin. As a result, when I got home I threw away all of my current skin care products and started using the AlumierMD acne range. Yes, I had this much faith in the brand.
My skincare routine was extensive and since then I have had 3 more AlumierMD radiant 20/10 salicylic acid chemical peels. The photos attached show my skin before I started using AlumierMD products and treatment compared to 2 months after using AlumierMD ACNE range 2 times a day combined with the AlumierMD chemical skin peels.
AlumierMD Home-Care Products
The AlumierMD products I’m using contain active ingredients such as; retinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid, kojic acid, and whitening peptides to brighten the skin (to mention a few) and I use the products 2 times a day without fail. They not only make my skin glow but feel hydrated without clogging my pores.
It’s only been a few months and I’ll be honest, I feel as if my skin is not perfect yet. I still have some scarring with minimum breakouts. Although my AlumierMD treatment sessions are not finished you can definitely see a difference in my skin. I will continue using the acne and pigmentation products by AlumierMD and their salicylic acid chemical peels every 2 weeks which will help the breakouts and scarring.
Overall, it’s genuinely amazing as I can now go out of the house with no make-up on and I feel so much more confident in my skin.
It has taken me a lot of courage to write this story but I have done it for all of you who struggle too. I hope it helps those of you suffering from any type of acne or skin condition and remember you are beautiful!
If you have any questions or would like to try AlumierMD Chemical Peels or Home-Care Products, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.