Healthy skin from the inside out | Arbonne
I remember when I was younger before I turned 13 - the start of teenage years - and used to wonder if I would be lucky enough to escape acne and bad skin in my later teen years. Thankfully I did and for the skin gods up there I am forever grateful. I wasn't a confident teenager, in fact I'm in my mid-twenties now and I'm still not the most confident person but I have come a long way in the past 2 years. Picture this; I'm 14 years old, my parents are going through a separation and I'm going through some sort of mid-teens crisis and have taken to wearing lashings of black eyeliner around my eyes and styling my hair poker straight. My godfather will remember those days well! I used to wear far more foundation than I care to admit, an unimaginable amount of mascara and covered up even the slightest imperfection with thick concealer and powder. Fast forward 10 years and the view is quite the opposite.
Now I am comfortable to leave the house wearing not a trace of make up and accept my skin, it's complexion and it's flaws and would never dream of plastering them over like I used to. This journey has been a long time coming but wearing less to no make up only really started at the beginning of 2019 when I developed a rash on my cheeks from the drying central heating and harsh temperatures of January in the UK. I went to my GP and they advised me to go make up free until the rash cleared up - something that I was reluctant to do in freezing winter when I looked as pale as Casper! But after 8 weeks of only wearing eye make up my rash cleared and I could start to see my old self again. This, in some twisted way, made me realise that I didn't need to hide behind the mask I'd always worn and that your flaws make you unique and should be worn with pride. This leads me onto why I am writing this blog in the first place.
When I was younger I always wanted to be like the girls who has healthy, glowing skin and radiated confidence. I'd tried every big name brand under the sun that claimed to 'brighten complexion' and 'fade imperfections' blah blah blah. Surprise, surprise none of which had worked, they actually made my skin worse!
Deciding that enough was enough I agreed to meet up with an old school pal to talk about a brand of skincare she'd been using that added to her already beautiful skin. She filled me in about the brand, it's products and why she thought it would be great for me and lent me a sample of their products to trial for a week. I was sold! The very next day I signed up as an Independent Consultant for Arbonne and the rest is history! After using their products for 4 months now I can confidently say that I can't see myself using any other brand and am willing to recommend them to anyone! Switching to their pure, safe and beneficial make up range has also had a huge impact on my skin and I could never dream of using high street brands again.
So here I am bare-faced, sunkissed (thanks to the Aussie weather!) and feeling great in my own skin with all the credit to go to Arbonne. Knowing that I am using skincare products that contain no nasties and ban over 2,000 ingredients used in high street brands makes my skin practically sing, and they're vegan-certified so I feel like I'm doing my bit for the planet that way.
If anyone has any questions about what products I have been using I'd happily rave about them to anyone that will listen so ask away or shop through my shop here http://JadeRideout.arbonne.com/.