Hey! My names Kelly! I'm a 42 year old hotel receptionist, part time copy writer and newly turned Amour Skincare enthusiast and I'm here to tell you about my problems, well not all of my problems as this would be a long story and unlike my other problems the one that I had with my acne has now been solved, without raiding my bank account I may add and in the simplest way.
So, when did this acne start, when I was a teenager? In my twenties while stressed at uni? No, to both of these, it started in my 30s, I didn’t even have acne as a teenager! what was going on?
My journey to solve this issue which was quite daunting in itself, it sent me visiting clinics, beauticians, doctors etc. I am used to dealing with people in my job as a hotel receptionist but this does mean that I’m in front of people constantly and my acne was stressing me out, and I was out of my comfort zone.
The treatments I undertook went from different contraception pills, antibiotics, chemical peeling, different weird and wonderful lasers, yes they may have helped slightly but my acne still remained and was worse at certain times of the month if you get my drift. I was thinking that this was it, this is how my skin will look now and there was nothing I could do about it.
I was wrong, I don’t think I ever really gave up when I knew that there had got to be a way to sort this out, I didn’t have acne before so what has changed, I knew this, I just didn’t know why until I walked into one particular clinic.
Like usual, I expected to be told I was going to remortgage my house to afford what she was going to recommend! However I was told, “you have a hormone imbalance which has impaired your skins barrier function, we need to fix it. There is work to do to balance your hormones, this will take time and commitment from you, but we can work together on that problem, but with regard to your skin you will need this cream."
She then said, "this cream will repair the skins impaired barrier function. If we can repair the barrier function then your skin issues will disappear. Your skin has been through a lot, we need to calm it down and give it a bit of TLC, All the ingredients in this cream are completely natural. This is what you need."
Hormone imbalance, barrier function I said, yes she said with confidence, we need to take you on a bit of journey to rebalance your hormones, trust me, no clinical treatments are needed, just back to basics.
It would be really cliché to say, ’AND THE REST IS HISTORY’, but it really is. How it works? I don't know. Why it works? I don't know. But we shouldn't always go looking for the why, sometimes you've just got to appreciate that you actually found that needle in the haystack you've been longing for!
You're probably wondering why I haven't mentioned the product yet. That's because this isn't some sales pitch! I wanted people to actually read about my experience rather than just seeing the product and clicking it!
BUT FIRST! Let's get a bit 'nerdy' and look at what the barrier function is. Oh, and for those impatient ones (like me) who are probably sat there thinking, SHUT UP AND TELL ME WHAT IT IS, it's coming. 😁
What you need to know.
Caused by an impaired Barrier Function
• Hormonal Acne
• Nappy rash
• Skin infections
• Toxins in the skin.
• Dry skin
• Excess sebum
• Stretch marks
The skin barrier function is there to protect your skin from potential problems. If it has been impaired or compromised it will show as irritated skin in various forms such as: acne, dermatitis, eczema and more.
When the skin barrier function is working efficiently your skin will glow and look radiant as the skin continues to retain water. When the skin is hydrated and contains sufficient lipids, harmful toxins are unable to penetrate the skin, preventing it from inflammation and numerous skin issues.