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THIS IS 39…. SKINCARE

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People have been asking lately about my skin, and encouraging me to share my “secrets”.   This may sound bragadocious, but this all a big change from 8 months ago when I was having some insane adult acne.  I have honestly never had many breakouts, for which I know I am incredibly lucky.  So, when I started having issues, I tried to combat it by doing more, trying new products, more masks and spot treatments… which, as you can imagine,  just made it worse.  On top of the breakouts, I have rosacea on my cheeks, and that was flaring up as well.

I had heard a lot about TRUE BOTANICALS from various friends, including Jessica Morse (the clean beauty guru) and Chassity Evans, who I knew had both struggled with adult acne.  Truly, I doubted that it could be as amazing as I was hearing, but I was feeling desperate.  The multi step process also seemed daunting.  I thought I wouldn’t follow through.  I am no stranger to jumping ship when beauty routines are too complicated.

I contacted True Botanicals after I purchased the CLEAR line to ask some questions.  They were not only insanely helpful, but they told me about the TRUE GLOW Program. This is a 6 week program where you email with one personal consultant who helps you isolate issues and discuss how things are working or not working as you use their products.

My consultant was amazing.  She helped me taper down the lineup based on how my skin was reacting, so that I only end up having 3-4 steps per night.  She also advised me on other products I purchased elsewhere and how to use them in conjunction with True Botanicals.

Needless to say, I am OBSESSED!!  As I mentioned before, after my whole brain tumor mess, I only use products free of toxins.  I am no expert, but have done my fair share of research, which mainly includes checking the EWG’s SKIN DEEP GUIDE before purchase, harassing Jessica for recommendations, and  not buying anything that is not Bare Beauty approved.

My morning/night routine includes:

PRE CLEANSE OIL  on days when i really want to get the grime of the day off

HYDRATING CLEANSER [CLEAR]

NUTRIENT TONER [CLEAR]

PURE RADIANCE OIL [CLEAR]

EVERYDAY SHEER COVERAGE SPF 20 

The EVERYDAY SHEER COVERAGE is for morning only and is the holy grail.  I use it as my SPF, coverup, and foundation for day.  I use the color Light Tint.  It’s definitely darker than my skin, but I can skip bronzer when I use it too!

I alternate between these three things each day.  Using any of them all at once was irritating to my face.

POLISHING GRAINS (used with the HYDRATING CLEANSER)

CELLULAR REPAIR SERUM [CLEAR] + VITAMIN C BOOSTER (used after the PR OIL)

RESURFACING MOISTURE RICH MASK (every 3 days)

If my skin is feeling dehydrated, I will hit it up with this MIST.

I cannot say enough good things about TRUE BOTANICALS!  I am not a bandwagoner, but in this case, I am fine with it.

xx JPC