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My new must have product for Hormonal Acne

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Okay, so I don't know about you guys, but as I have gotten older, my skin has changed.... like A LOT. I was a little annoyed at first but thought, "eh, it'll go away and everyone gets little imperfections here and there so whatever." Welllll, not whatever.

For the last 6 months in a row, I have had major issues with my skin, on my face and body, from hives, breakouts, to cystic acne(I hate even typing that because it sounds so disgusting, but it's true and I don't like to sugar coat things). I could not go ONE MONTH without some major flare up that not only looked ugly but left a FREAKING SCAR, not to mention could be painful!

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? This was foreign to me at first, so I finally cracked and went to get a facial because I was getting desperate. Well as soon as I laid down, I got right into it with my aesthetician and started asking her a million questions and told her about my skin issues. She was nodding the entire time I was talking and finally said, "oh yeah your skin changes every 7-10 years, " ( Apparently due to skin regeneration and after around 7 years every skin cell in your body has been replaced). I DID NOT KNOW THIS. I felt so lucky to have had clear skin my entire life, and figured that was just my skin type. I can't tell you how frustrating it has been to get breakouts. It's really made me empathetic to people who have struggled with skin issues their entire life. Don't get me wrong, I have dealt with sensitive skin my whole life where one bug bite turns into 20 and my skin breaks out in hives, but acne hasn't been one of the main issues until recently.  It can take a huge toll on your confidence because whether you like it or not, we lead with our looks because that is what people see before we have a chance to speak. 

I asked my aesthetician what she recommended and she said she swears by a couple products:

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This is my all time favorite staple FYI. I want everyone to try it! It's that goooooood.

1. Skin Ceuticals CE FERULIC which you guys already know I LOVE and can read more about that HERE

2. iS CLINICAL ACTIVE SERUM which I knew nothing about and really had never heard of. Well she swore by it and said since I had acneic skin (Im sorry what?!) this would significantly help with clogged pores, bacteria, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles! ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

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OKAY. So I was a little (ALOT) offended she said I basically had adult acne because truly it doesnt appear that I do, but it can be small clogged pores no one sees! But they are still there and can get worse, which mine were,

She also said since my skin was so hormonal, proven by my random cheek and chin breakouts every month, this serum would help calm those flare ups while targetting my hyperpigmentaion (from years of water polo in the sun), and fight aging all while softening my skin.

I didnt really think it would work thaaaaat great but I was desparate and, although pricey, decided to give it a try. 

I LOVE IT. Seriously, I LOVE IT. I am not sponsored or paid to say this, I really love this product and will purchase it again and again. I have seen a difference in my skin, especially the breaking out, and can feel it working. Upon application of iS Clinical Active Serum, it feels cold and tingly and smells great and is so soothing and medicating to the skin. I highly recommend it and am loving being able to control my breakouts. Just a dab of this stuff on my problem areas and each breakout healed quick, and without pain or scarring. 

If you are like me and experiencing hormonal breakouts, I would highly suggest trying this! I have been scarring from my zits and that is a no-can-do for me, so I am stoked on this new product.

I hope you loved this tip as much as I did! Comment below if you love it too or have tried another product that works similarly. I would love to get all your secrets! xo,

Kim

SHOP THE POST + OTHER PRODUCTS I LOVE

4 Skincare Products Im Using Now

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Featured Products

1. M-61 POWER GLOW PEEL - Amazing for rejuvenating the skin and cell turnover. You simply wipe all over your face and leave on overnight. Its a glycolic treatment so instantly cleans and stuff off dead skin and helps with hyper pigmentation, scarring, and texture! 

2. SUNDAY RILEY HYDROACTIVE CELLULAR FACE - Hydration, smooth skin, glowing skin, brightening and so much more! This is my favorite oil right now to sink in and totally replenish my cells and give me a gorgeous glow. 

SKINCEUTICALS CE FERULIC - This is my go to for every single day and I will never not use it! It is one of my all time favorite products! I love it specifically for help with hyper pigmentation and brightening my skin!

SUNDAY RILEY GOOD GENES - Similar to M-61, glycolic peels help with everything from aging, to discoloration, to rejuvenating the cells to where you can see visible change as soon as you wake up. Your skin will be glowing.

Happy Friday all!

If you have been following me on instagram for a while, you'll know through my insta story and posts that I love to try new facial products.  I have always been into being healthy, but as I got into my later 20's, I started to invest in my skin, especially since I model and want to have a long career! I ask makeup artists all the time what their favorite products are. Over the years, I've come up with my arsenal that I always use (along with always trying new product recommendations). In this post, I wanted to share some of my favorite products I am using NOW. I will continue to try new products and update my list when I love something and think is worth sharing. For today, Im loving these!  

Have you tried any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me that I have to try? I'd love to know!!

xo, Kim

My Simple (and Effective) Skincare Regiment

Check out the way I prep my skin for the day with some of my favorite products that I have been using recently and love! Products are so important! These products all have their own purpose and special "skill" when it comes to treating my skin and preventing aging.

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I'm sharing my current skincare routine that I have been loving and seeing results from. I have talked about CE Ferulic before, but haven't gone into the details on why I love the products in my skincare routine, and what they all do together. I love asking people with beautiful skin what their secret is for youthful and even skin tone and I always jot down notes and products that they highly recommend. I'm also famous for asking makeup and skin professionals on set what their top products are that they themselves use. Many makeup artists get free product sent to them, making it easier to try all sorts of great (and not so great) product to compare and see what they love and think works. The following products are what I am loving now and see results from. I will keep trying new combos and if I find a great product I love, I'll write about it.  For now though, this is the winning combination.

Step 1: BIODERMA- I just started using this famous micellar water that originates from France, and love it. I had it used on my skin on set a number of times and finally found it at a nearby beauty store. It removes all dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin. This gentle solution is great for the most sensitive of skin and helps rebuild the skins hydrolipidic film. You can choose to rinse the face or not after cleansing with Bioderma. Its not necessary but I like to.

Step 2: CE FERULIC- I have raved about this here where you can learn more. But to sum it up, CE Ferulic Acid helps brighten, tighten, diminish hyper pigmentation, hydrate, and protect against the sun. It is my all time favorite product because it is effective and potent. And you can use pregnant or breastfeeding! Just drop the serum onto face, (I use about 5-6 drops) and gently dab into skin. I also spread to my neck and decollatage.  

Step 3: DRUNK ELEPHANT MARULA OIL- I am in love with this highly moisturizing and potent marula oil! Its thick, softening, and smells great. I get lines here and there from my skin getting a little dry and this oil has made a huge difference! It's so good.  A few drops will do ya just right!

Step 4: LA ROCHE POSAY SPF- You must wear sunscreen. If you don't want to invest in this one as it is a bit more costly than other drug store brands, just invest in one with minimum 50 SPF and wear it everyday. It makes all the difference in skin aging, plus you need to protect your skin! I love this french version that I get from a beauty store, which is different from the drug store version, because it is liquid and goes on so smooth and even with no white residue. It's silky and I definitely feel protected when wearing it. Plus, it has rave reviews from major beauty experts as the best SPF out there. 

 

Try these out and let me know what ya think! I think you guys will love.

XO!

Kim

The #1 Skincare Product You Must Use NOW

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I have been modeling for the last 7.5 years, and at every job I always ask the makeup artist what his or her absolute favorite products are. I figure that these people, who get new and innovative products sent to them daily to try out, must have the most insight and experience on what WORKS. There are always makeup lines and products that tend to be mentioned over and over ("makeup artists favorite go to products" coming soon). As much as makeup artists tend to have their own favorites depending on what the desired result is, there is one product that is on the top of everyones skin care regiment. Drum Roll please....or just look a the photo... CE Ferulic by SkinCeuticals!!!! I cannot rave about this product enough. Here are my favorite benefits of CE Ferulic:

1. Brightness: The first thing I noticed was the instant glow my skin had after I dabbed it on. My complexion immediately changed and was brighter and visibly tighter. I kid you not! The reason I initially splurged on this serum is because my skin was looking dull and lifeless. Seriously, problem solved. There hasn't been one day I've gone without it in 9 months... I can't... I'm addicted.

2. Firmness: In addition to the immediate glow, my skin tangibly felt more firm and plump. I honestly don't know how it works so well! It just feels filled out and healthy! I love the immediate results.

3. Decrease in fine lines and wrinkles: Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying I went from a 90 year old complexion to a wrinkle free face, but I did notice a decrease in the developing fine lines that I already had. Of course one cause for lines is dryness and lack of hydration in the skin, so the potent vitamin C significantly helps. 

4. Even skin tone and texture: This is a game changer! With my background in water polo, I naturally had sun damage and hyper pigmentation. CE Ferulic helped significantly with my overall texture and evened out my skin tone. 

I hate to waste money on expensive products that don't work. I will never suggest something that I haven't used myself and fallen in love with first hand. Beauty products are just too expensive to take that type of risk on, because it is a huge investment. I hope it helps to know that this is the number one product that has been suggested over and over to me by skin care professionals and makeup artists alike. It truly is that good and works!

Have you tried CE Ferulic? Let me know if so, and what your absolute favorite skin care product is in the comments below! 

xo, Kim