As I've said in other skincare posts before on the blog, I was lucky enough to get blessed with fairly clear skin. I never suffered from terrible acne, but I had a lot of friends who did over the years. I watched them deal with their skin problems in many different ways. Some went on prescription medication, some used facial cleansing tools to help clear away acne and its scars, and others luckily had their faces clear up within a few months.
Although I don't suffer from any sort of major blemish problems, it doesn't mean that I don't get some really bad breakouts every once in a while. As it so happens, I'm in one of those times right now because in times of stress, my skin likes to freak out as well. I was ecstatic when BioClarity reached out to me about their Natural Clear Skin Solution System (that's 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free!) I thought "Yes! That's exactly what I need!" My skin actually does best when I treat it with a variety of different products instead of using the same face wash or cleansing system over and over again, so I was excited to add a new system into my routine.
I don't know about you, but I feel so much more confident when my skin is clearer. It gives me one less thing to worry about in my day-to-day life, and it also reminds me that I shouldn't be focusing on my looks as much as I do. Yes, I feel much better when I have clear skin, but I have to remind myself that the occasional zit does not define who I am, and other people definitely aren't paying attention to those irritating little bumps as much as I am.
BioClarity's mission is to help people gain natural confidence, and I think they achieve that. They make me want to put off wearing makeup for a day or two and just embrace the skin that I'm in, because my skin just feels that good. I've been using this system once a day for the past three weeks (it says use twice a day, but that's a bit too harsh for my skin!) and I've definitely noticed an improvement in my stress breakouts. Even after the first use I could feel my blemishes drying up and the treatment working on them!
I honestly think that the secret is the all natural products. I'm not exactly a fan of products that use harsh chemicals, so finding naturally made skincare products are always a plus! Okay, now this is where I geek out a little. I don't know if other people's elementary/middle schools did this sort of thing, but when learning about how plants work we were shown leaves or roots of some sort, and some form of liquid was extracted from them. Now I don't actually know if I'm even remembering that right, but in my mind I always associated that liquid that I saw with chlorophyll. (If I'm wrong, let me remind you that I am a social sciences major, not a scientist! Haha) BioClarity uses an ingredient called Floralux which uses the power of chlorophyll to soothe skin, alleviate redness, reduce pore size, and kill the bacteria that causes acne. And let me tell you (as if I haven't already...) that it works.
I know I may always be talking about a bunch of products here on the blog, but let me remind you all that I will only back products, especially ones for your skin and overall health, that I love and trust 100%. This stuff really works, and I want you all to know that! Anyway, back to the regularly scheduled post...
BioClarity's Clear Skin System is a 3 part solution where each step is important in fighting off those pesky little blemishes. Step 1 is the Cleanse which is extremely gentle, and helps to get the dirt and grime off of your face and prep it for the acne gel. Step 2 is the Treatment, which I have just been using as a spot treatment, as it states that the gel is pretty powerful. I felt a little tingle the second I applied the gel onto the affected areas, which for me always means something is working. After letting the gel dry completely, move on to Step 3. This was the step where I got intrigued, because the Floralux is put to work here. I was a little apprehensive when I pumped this gel out because it's a dark green color, but was surprisingly astounded with how good it made my skin feel! This step is about restoring your skin into a calm, fresh and cool state, and that's exactly what it does. The green gel massages in clear onto your skin, and it helps restore any moisture the cleanse or treatment might have removed! It left my skin feeling super soft! I think this was my favorite thing about the system, because a lot of other cleansers and treatments tend to strip my skin of moisture, something that my dry skin really doesn't enjoy!
Like I said earlier in this post, BioClarity's main goal with their products is to help people gain a natural confidence in themselves, something that goes far beyond your skin. I haven't always been the most confident person, and heck, I'm still not! But over the years I've found that stressing over things that I can't change aren't worth the stress at all. For example, one thing that I always used to hate about myself were all my freckles. I used to look at my friends, models in magazines, celebrities, and never see anyone with a face full of freckles like mine.
There were times when I would literally dig through photos of me in my childhood when I didn't have them, and just wish I could go back and start my skin all over. But obviously, that wasn't an option. As I grew up I realized that focusing on these and spending so much time hating these little spots on my face was doing me no good. It wasn't making me feel better about myself, and no matter how hard I wished, there was nothing I could do to get with of them. So I decided to accept them and move on!
I feel like this has definitely become the norm in the media most days, or it's at least the way we're heading. Body positivity is something that I've always been a fan of, so as more and more companies go this route, I know that gaining confidence in the future will hopefully be an easier thing to do. Obviously just having ads showing a more positive body-image aren't going to fix everyone's issues, but it's definitely a start. I also understand that people can't decide to get over their body issues with a snap of their fingers, but I'm hoping that as the future generations grow up in a more body positive world, there will be less problems to begin with.
So here's a friendly reminder that no matter who you are or what you look like, you should be accept yourself as you are, because there's no one else in the world like you! And if you've been struggling with some acne trouble like myself recently, BioClarity might be able to help you out with gaining some confidence about your natural skin. You can use my code SAMI for 50% off your first month's subscription!
What are your tips for feeling more confident?