When I was 13, I was self-conscious and a little insecure because while all my friends still had skin like babies, I had acne. I felt like the state of my skin began to define me and it was an awful feeling. I started learning about skin care a lot sooner than most of my peers and soon started going to the dermatologist on a monthly basis. I remember sitting in the waiting room with my mom reading all of the brochures about the different skin care lines that helped with acne and feeling so intimidated. For the next several years we tried product after product, and medication after medication attempting to control the breakouts. I had microderm abrasion treatments in high school after volleyball practice and eventually had a series of laser treatments that were meant to help with the scarring. By the time I was 18, I was prescribed a medication called Accutane that is so severe that anyone who takes it is required to be on two types of birth control. It was the only thing that ever helped my acne but it didn’t cure it long term.
After dealing with acne for over ten years of my life and trying everything under the sun to fix it, it is finally gone. Two years ago, I made the life-changing decision to stop eating meat and dairy, both of which are loaded with hormones and, a lot of times, additives. Just a few short weeks after changing my diet, my skin cleared and lit up like it never had before. I went from using a series of ten products to control the blemishes to just using a simple face wash and moisturizer.
I always envied the people who could go to bed without washing their face or those who didn’t have to wear makeup to have glowing skin. Now, I consider myself to be in that category. I have been on a quest for most of my life to perfect my skin and I he found a skin care line that has helped me to make that possible.
True Botanicals is the first skin care line of it’s kind and I’m thrilled to know about it. It’s the first company to have its entire product line MADE SAFE™ certified. And that’s a big deal. Most certifications rely on self-reporting. Made Safe, on the other hand, has a team of researchers that exhaustively analyze each product to ensure that it doesn’t contain ingredients that are known or suspected by the global scientific community to cause harm. Not only are the products safe but they are truly, honestly, really effective. I have been using the hydrating line and my skin feels like I just stepped out of the spa every time I use it (and I’m not exaggerating). I have NEVER used skin care that makes me feel this good. I love everything about it. It smells amazing and feels even better.
The cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed. I use the serum to moisturize during the day and the oil to rejuvenate during the night. Each and every product is well thought out and created to have optimal benefits and it really shows. True Botanicals skin care is worth every penny, in my book!
Here I am in the last year of my twenties finally feeling like my outside the way that my inside feels. I hope we can all find that. When we feel good, we look good and that’s what being happy and healthy is all about.