And finally by my early 30s, I had come to a crisis point. My skin was more sensitive than ever, and I was plagued with enlarged pores and hormonal cystic acne. I knew an overhaul was due, but I didn’t quite know where to start…
And then I came across an article on Korean skincare, and it immediately sparked my interest. Growing up, I remember that Korean women had the most amazingly beautiful, ethereal skin. This article opened my eyes to the philosophy of Asian skin care, and since then I’ve been on my own long quest of discovery. In return, I’m now blessed with the best skin I’ve ever had in my life.
I am not a dermatologist. No, I’m also not an esthetician and never formerly took classes. In my lifetime, I’ve seen dozens of so-called experts, who all gave me their opinions on my skin, and left me confused, anxious, and frustrated. Over 20 years of misinformation from dermatologists, I realized that no one could know my skin better than I did. I decided to just learn to be an expert on my own skin.
As I began to do my research and experiment, I learned to really pay attention to the way my skin felt and looked. I learned quickly what ingredients to avoid, and how to truly nurture my skin. I gravitated towards high quality products that promoted the overall health of my skin.
With this new common-sense approach to my skin, I noticed results in the first month. Two years later, and I’m at the point where my skin is happy and balanced. I used to get two or three new cystic acne every week. My skin was also incredibly oily, sore, and raw from being overly sensitive to harsh chemicals. Now I maybe get one zit every three months and my skin is resilient and calm. The true test, however, is now I feel confident enough not to wear foundation or makeup on my skin.