My obsession with skin care started when I developed acne around age 12, which later grew into full on cystic acne around 22. My teenage dream was to be a dermatologist- mostly to come up with a cure that would take away my unconcealable acne that haunted all my school pics from the 5th grade onward, but also help other young people afflicted by bad skin.
After trying countless acne medications prescribed by dermatologists through the years and not getting very far- other than ultra dry, patchy, sensitive skin (and now hyper-pigmentation), I wanted to learn more about skin and how I could care for mine in general. After deciding a career in Dermatology wasn’t the road I wanted to take, I vowed to learn more about skincare and earned my Esthetician license by night while attending UC Berkeley by day (GO BEARS)!
Through my own experimentation with different products, personal experience with acne medications and education in skin care, I’ve learned that great skin starts with a consistent skincare regimen. This is my everyday (and night) skincare routine.