How wealthy would I be if, after all the years of pimple torture, those pesky little guys actually paid for their unwanted stay? I bet I am not the only one out there that would be sitting pretty on a pile of money.
I have discussed my never ending battle with adult acne before. It's something I have been dealing with for way too many years. Of course I had a few break outs here and there in high school and college, but it got severe once I hit about twenty-four. Out of nowhere I started getting cystic nodules on my face. They were large and in charge and hurt like crazy. "Normal" pimples were the thing of the past. Suddenly, I was fighting monsters on my face, mostly on my chin and cheeks. I have taken every prescription known to man, except for Accutane. I have shelled out hundreds and hundreds of dollars on over the counter acne treatments and skin care products. Proactiv helped for awhile, but then I think my skin got immune to it.
I have had countless cortisone injections, yes needles straight into my face. Actually, several shots at a time in a single appointment. My self esteem would shatter when one surfaced and they're difficult to conceal with cosmetics. I felt straight up fugly. Oh, and poor Ross. He was the one that had to actually look at me without makeup and still say I was pretty. God love him and his sweet lies.
Then in February, my friend Heather called me and said she was a Rodan + Fields representative (or whatever the title is) and she had this product that she thought I should try. At first, I was like, "oh riiiiiight, another direct sale product that's going to change the world." Pssshh, I doubt it.
But, then she brought the Umblemish kit over and told me to just try it. Nothing to loose. No harm, no foul.
I wasn't expecting a miracle, but I sure has heck hoped for one. I am a dreamer, remember?
I began using the 4-step Umblemish treatment with my Clarisonic and really didn't notice any sort of difference in the first 2-3 weeks. I was already preparing myself up for another skincare failure. I didn't skip any days and was following the directions religiously. (Note: I remove my make-up with Cetaphil cleanser before I began using the 4-step regimen. I feel this gives my skin a clean palette for the Unblemish treatments.)
Then it was like a miracle had occurred. At about the 4th week, I REALLY started noticing a difference. My face wasn't as oily, my skin was smoother, my acne scars were fading and no signs of a cystic flare up.
I am now on my second round of Unblemish. I have only had one mild breakout and two small cystic spots appear since I have started this new regimen over three months ago. That is a huge step for mankind in my book. I don't have to wear near the foundation that I used to and my confidence is back. (Note: If you feel a cystic flare up coming on, apply over the counter cortisone cream to the area twice day.)
But, if you suffer from any sort of acne, especially the cystic kind, you know it sucks. Sucks the big one. I didn't want to look anyone in the eyes, I felt horrendously gross all while emptying my wallet trying to find a cure.
Just so you know, there is NOT a "cure" for adult/cystic acne. I have read hundreds of articles on it and have done my research. But, this stuff is as close to a cure as I have witnessed.
I would NEVER post anything that I didn't fully believe in. Friends, this stuff is legit.
I am not going to lie, it's not cheap. It's $100+ for a 60 day supply, but in my opinion, it's worth every single penny.
I took a few before and after pictures, but I just don't have the guts to put them in this post. It's too humiliating, but if you are REALLY interested in trying this product and suffer from the same acne hell that I did, I am more than willing to email you the photos.
My friend Heather put together some information below. She is the expert on this and can tell you more about Umblemish and three other lines that Rodan + Fields has available.
It's worth your time if you are looking for a solid way to improve your skin.
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is a skincare line from the same Doctors that created Proactiv. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields have set out to help people with ALL skin types. These products were the top selling clinical skin care line in Nordstrom until Rodan + Fields made the change to a direct sales business model. The products are clinically proven and truly transformative.
And the BONUS:
All products come with a 60 day money back guarantee!
The MAIN product line-up:
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This handy dandy tool, the MACRO-E, is so popular that the beauty editors are obsessed with it. It is clinically proven to visibly improve skin texture after only one use. And in the 4-week clinical trial, 100% of the participants saw an improvement in their skin's texture and overall appearance. Pores looked smaller, lines were reduced, skin was more even. It essentially takes the place of office visits for micro-derm and literally removes 5 million dead skin cells in one use! Who doesn't want that?
1. Affordable, clinically proven skin that works:
Get 10% off and Free shipping with a $20 one-time fee **see give-away below
Have the best skin in town!
2. Make money on your terms and get paid to use fabulous skincare: looking for coachable, bright people who either want side income to fund their naughty shoe addiction, pay their mortgage or achieve replacement income. The sky is the limit! (Imagine if someone approached you about something called Mary Kay back in the early 60's.) **see give-away below
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* Get your piece of the $3 billion dollar anti-age industry with a reputable brand.
3. Refer someone my way: I have a referral program. If you know someone that could use life-changing skin products (that sounds cheesy, but it's true!) or if you know a someone looking for an extra stream of income, motivated, money driven, a giver, coachable, goal oriented they might just be perfect for this biz.
About Heather Bern:
I live in the great city of Austin, TX, born and raised in Texas and a proud Texas Longhorn. I have a 1 and 3 year old, handsome hubby and a full time busy career. I've always been on the look out for a great biz opportunity and honestly thought direct selling was out of my comfort zone. R+F fell in my lap and it's the most fun job I've EVER had. My income has doubled each month and it's literally catching up and chatting with all the people I know! I've been able to easily fit this into my full time jobs as mommy, wife and career woman! I really wish someone would have told me about this a year ago, but the great news is that R+F is just now entering their momentum phase, markets are not saturated and the products JUST WORK. People are starving for products like this and I've had all happy customers. Please contact me with product questions or to decide if this biz would be a good fit for you!
1. Sign up as a Preferred Customer between now and May 31st and I will pay your $20 one-time sign up fee in the form of a Visa Gift Card. Make sure to email me that you signed up via Because Shanna Said So.
2. Contact me to learn more about the business and I will send you a FREE mini-facial.
1. Answer some questions about your skin on my Solution Tool and comment below what Regimen is the best fit for you. (Don't forget the last step to have your personalized recommendation emailed to you)a Rafflecopter giveaway
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P.S. Happy Memorial Day weekend!! Stay safe and have fun! I am taking Monday off from blogging to spend time with family and friends. See you crazy kids on Tuesday! xoxo
*Disclaimer: I received the first 60 days of this product as a gift from my friend NOT Rodan + Fields. I paid for the second supply on my own because of my belief in it. All opinions are 100% my own. This is NOT a sponsored post.