Ambassador, Rachel, shares her top tips and advice for coping with acne.
I wanted to share with you a few tricks, tips and advice about skin care.
I've been on quite a journey with my skin over the last year, battling a difficult outbreak of acne and I have found a few things along the way that have helped me.
If they've worked for me, they might work for somebody else out there, too.
So here are my top 3 tips for dealing with acne:
1) Talk to someone
Before finding 47 Skin, I spent so much money on different cleansers and moisturisers claiming to cure your acne. I truly believed that they would help and I really wanted them to work, but they didn't and it just made me feel worse.
At first, I was so scared to tell my friends and colleagues what was going on. I used to try and hide it with layers of make-up.
I was so scared and ashamed of my real skin.
But, when I decided to open up to them about what I was going through with my skin, they were so supportive.
They were so comforting and encouraging, even sharing pieces of advice from their own experiences.
They gave me the confidence to go make-up free. They helped me realise that it was normal to have spots and I wasn't going to frighten anyone away.
2) Drink more water
This is something that I found doing research along the way when I was just looking for anything that could work.
But I did find that it really helped me.
So I got myself a nice, shiny new bottle, and I found that this gave me the incentive and the reminder to keep drinking because I had a nice new bottle that I wanted to show off.
So if you need to increase your water intake and if you're rubbish like I was, get yourself a new bottle!
3) Use a cleansing brush
The third thing that I want to share with you is electric cleansing brushes.
Now, I never really knew much about these until last year, but I have really enjoyed using mine, and I find that it works particularly well with my 47 Skin Anti-blemish & Scar Repair Cleanser.
They work really well together, and I use this cleanser morning and night, twice a day.
I love it, and I've found that it's something that actually works for my skin. But I find that using the cleansing brush gives me that extra squeaky clean feeling.
I don't use it every day because I just think your skin does need a little bit of a rest, and it's nice to massage it in with your hands sometimes as well.
But when I do use this, I can take my time. When I'm cleansing, I tend to rush my skin care routine because I've got things to do. I've got the kids to get to school. I've got to get to work myself.
But the cleansing tool has a timer on it, so I know that it's going to be on for a certain amount of time, and I'm going to get to cleanse my skin for that amount of time.
I hope these 3 tips will help boost your confidence and help you feel better about your skin.
They're working for me, so hopefully, if someone is watching that's in a similar position to me, they'll work for you, too!