If you deal with oily, and/or acneic skin, no doubt you've tried every kind of skincare on the market...with varying success.
That was certainly true for Abby, Lisa's daughter, and our superstar office manager. At 28, she was r-e-a-l-l-y tired of dealing with it.
So she went on a quest to find natural skincare for sensitive/oily/acneic skin that would really work.
The woman likes a challenge!
After months and months of research and testing, she finally found a skincare system that actually held up to her strict standards AND worked!
Here's Abby's journey.
I’ve dealt with hormonal acne for years, pretty much since puberty.
The week before my period I’m sure to get pimples on my chin and sometimes my temples and forehead.
It feels like by the time I finally get everything healed, the cycle starts all over again, and I get a fresh crop of pimples.
<-- This is me, a year ago trying on glasses in Costco (please ignore them) and you can see the acne spots that were oh so slowly healing.
I’m 28 now, so needless to say, I’m tired of dealing with this nonsense!
There, of course, have been changes with my acne in the 10+ years I’ve dealt with it. And I’ve tried many products, but more recently, I’ve been combing through all the natural skincare lines that are available.
The variety of natural skincare available online today is amazing! Most of them have lovely, healthy ingredients and super cool backstories from the founders and creators.
I’ve tried a lot of them, both expensive and affordable, but so far none has made a lasting difference for my acne.
Lately, I’ve had hormonal acne on my chin, with a few random pimples here and
But I’ve also had weird dryness on my nose with really noticeable blackheads.
Oily and dry, what a nightmare!
I’m always on the hunt for the next skincare option for my acne and I really wanted to find a line that we could carry here at Jewell’s Naturals.
Finally, I found Botnia. I was intrigued by the simple, natural ingredients. And I was excited to learn that the line was developed by a trained esthetician, Justine, who still practices in her own spa.
The Road Back To Healthy, Acne-Free Skin
The consult was great! She made personalized recommendations for my skin.
Within a week, I started my trial of the Renewing Cleanser, Toner and Daily Face Cream.
It’s your basic cleanse, tone, treat, but the results were anything but!
In just a of couple weeks, my acne had cleared up, the dryness on my nose was gone and my skin felt glowy and plump.
Two months down the road and I was hooked.
The dryness on my nose was a thing of the past and my blackheads really were less noticeable (unless I skipped my skincare routine more than one night in a row … then the blackheads would build up again – I’m not always the most diligent when it comes to daily routines).
But then all of a sudden...
I started to get a few pimples. I was distraught. Was my new favorite skincare line going to fail me just like the rest?
And, right after I had already placed the first order for the store?!
Luckily, we had product training scheduled with Justine and after spending time talking about each product in depth, I realized I could have hope ...
Why Abby's Skincare Progress Took A Slight, Temporary Nosedive
Justine originally recommended the Daily Face Cream for me because of the dryness on my nose.
But once that was healed, and my natural skin oils became balanced, the regular cream was just a little too heavy for my skin type.
I switched to the Daily Face Cream Light and within a week or two my fears were put to rest.
The acne disappeared and I no longer had to worry if Botnia was the right skincare line to carry here at Jewell’s Naturals.
How Botnia Corrects Stressed Out Acneic-Prone Skin
Has my skin been perfect since then? … No.
I still have stress in my life just like everybody else. And when that stress puts my hormones out of whack I get a few pimples here and there.
Luckily, Botnia has helped with that too!
Whenever I notice a pimple, I mix a little bit of the Hydration Now! Mask with a little bit of the Fix-Zit Mask.
They are a gel and a powder, respectively, so it makes a nice paste.
I coat the pimple with a thin layer at bedtime and its magic healing action works overnight.
In the morning, I just peel off the dried mask spots and my pimples look so much better.
They’re not 100% healed in just one night, but redness is reduced and the whitehead is gone – which means it’s a lot easier to stop myself from picking at it during the day!
Do You Fret With Acne
If you’ve dealt with acne, I feel your pain!!
And while no one skincare line is perfect for every person, I think Botnia is a great option if you’re dealing with:
Stop by and sample Botnia for yourself. Yes, you can try before you buy! I'll talk with you about your skin and you can demo the products right here in the store.
I’ll be happy to help you!