Beauté Défilé is my personal beauty runway. Before my passion for beauty and skincare, I was obsessed with fashion and runway shows. I would spend hours upon hours studying the silhouettes of all the designers, upcoming and legendary. In my early 20s, my adult acne took over my life, and I slowly began exploring the beauty and skincare world.
My obsession began with beauty because my immediate reaction was to “cover-up” my acne in the best way possible. I experimented with foundation, concealers, powders, primers, everything there is out there to help perfect the skin. I’ve been a VIB rouge since the program launched because I would buy so much makeup every week. But my skin wasn’t getting better and looked rough and bumpy under all the make-up.
The compulsion to perfect my skin, lead me to believe I needed professional help. I was put on antibiotics, the pill, natural supplements, isotretinoin, prescription creams, and topical ointments but I refused to go on accutane. Nothing worked. This year I decided I wanted to find a way to be ok with my skin, embrace myself how I come, and stop “covering-up”. I wanted to feel better and share my journey with others who may feel the same way. I decided I needed to address my skin issues first from the inside, and then also from the outside.
I started an instagram account, and although at first it was beauty focused, I clearly realized my passion for skincare, and the skincare routines began! Months later, and I’ve made many wonderful friends who struggle with their own self-esteem and self-control over their skin. I am happy with my skin now, because I know it will never be perfect. I can make it look perfect when I need to, but I don’t need to, which makes me so ecstatic.
I still get a few cystic spots around that time of the month and I have some scarring, but it’s ok. What matters to me now is feeling and being healthy! I’ve learned so much through my journey these past nine months. I want to share with you all my do’s and don’ts that I’ve been practicing and that have worked for me. In upcoming posts I will talk specifically about products that fall within these categories that have worked for me!
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