Thank you to Paula's Choice and Pretty in my Pocket for collaborating on this post and helping me learn how to treat hormonal breakouts.Ok, don't hate me yet. Before Lydia was born, I was one of those annoying people who had really good skin. I never broke out. In fact, I sailed through the teenage years with pretty clear skin……and have even entered my (gasp) mid-thirties and don't have THAT many wrinkles. Until, our dear darling daughter was born. Between the hormone shifts post-baby and the inevitable lack of sleep…..my skin was a mess. It looked tired and dull, plus I was breaking out along my t-zone (chin, nose and forehead) on a regular basis. So, I've been on a mission to learn how to treat hormonal breakouts.
I asked a bunch of my beauty blogger friends to recommend a skincare line….and ironically they ALL suggested the same one. Paula's Choice. So there we were. I started using Paula's Choice…..this luxury skincare line on a budget offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee, uses no animal testing and no irritating dyes or fragrances. Upon starting with the Resist line….I started to see improvements. My skin was less dull….I looked almost human again. But somehow, those breakouts? Still happened. So, when I received an email from Pretty in My Pocket (on a side note, all beauty addicts should download their app….)asking if I'd like to work with Paula's Choice…..I jumped at the chance. A company I ALREADY love? And they were offering a personalized skin consultation. Now, lesson learned. Had I done my research…..I would have known that Paula's Choice offers everyone a personalized skin consultation. It's free. Whoops.
Seriously, this ten minute phone call was life changing. I described my occasional breakouts to my consultant. She asked a series of questions. She had me check ingredients in the drugstore facewash I was using. And had a plan within ten minutes for how to treat my hormonal breakouts. I'm not going to lie. I was concerned. My skin is dry. Really dry. And I was worried that the products from the Paula's Choice clear line would dry out my skin. Well, she was right and I was wrong (that's why you ask a professional, right?).
My entire regimen created to show me how to treat hormonal breakouts arrived within a week. And I left it in the box for three days. I was a little apprehensive. When I finally got up the courage to test it out….I was floored. My skin wasn't dry at all! In fact, it felt better than it has since Lydia's birth. And those breakouts? Disappeared. No joke. Any blemish is now gone within a few hours thanks to my Skin Clearing Treatment. So, you want to know what we did….right? Here it is…….how to treat hormonal breakouts.
How to Treat Hormonal Breakouts:
1) Clean face with Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser.
2) Tone skin with Paula's Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Cleanser.
3) Exfoliate with Paula's Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. (it's amazing how the redness in my skin disappears IMMEDIATELY after using this!)
4) Treat any existing blemishes with Paula's Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment. Wait 5 minutes.
5) Apply Paula's Choice Resist Ultra-light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.
6) Finish with Paula's Choice Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer in morning and Paula's Choice Barrier Repair Moisturizer at night.
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