About a month ago, I was introduced LUSH: Fresh Handmade Cosmetics by two of my best friends, Nikki and Ryann. I asked them to share their experience with the brand as well as some recommendations for products that may be suitable for specific skin types. Over the next two weeks, they’ll be sharing their skincare experience as well as recommendations for what to try from Lush. And, without further ado, this post is from Nikki!
I thought I was destined to have bad skin. It began in grade school, with trips to the dermatologist, who took Polaroid pictures of my broken out face. I washed with Neutrogena, just Jennifer Love Hewitt did, but I still had pimples. I choked down huge black and yellow tetracycline pills in between my seventh grade classes, wondering if there would ever come a time when I would have normal skin. Things got slightly better as I got older, with less breakouts in high school and even less in college, but they were always there in some capacity.
Then, after college, when acne is supposed to be a distant memory and you are supposed to start worrying about getting wrinkles, I started breaking out again, in a different way than ever before. I developed blackheads on my nose and dry, scaly skin around my nose, on my chin, and on my forehead, in addition to normal breakouts around my hairline. I tried everything under the sun to control it, including drug store face washes, expensive cleansers from Sephora, make-up intended to treat and cover up, and I began seeing a dermatologist again, who diagnosed me with acne and dermatitis and prescribed me topical medications.
Nothing worked. It was frustrating, demoralizing, and soul-crushing. Struggling with your skin is something that’s expected when you’re an adolescent and a teenager, but what about when you’re an adult? What about when you’ve tried everything under the sun and spent a fortune on product after product that does nothing to help your skin? When lamenting about this one day this past February, my best friend Ryann recommended Lush, an all-natural skincare line, which I had heard of, but never seriously considered. In April, when visiting Courtney in Boston, we decided to stop into the Harvard Square Lush store, as per Ryann’s recommendation, and I am so glad I did.
Maybe the mistake I have been making all of these years was putting chemicals and artificial ingredients onto my skin, because ever since trying Lush’s all natural products, my skin has made a complete turn around. The condition of my skin has improved so much and so quickly. Immediately I began seeing the kind of results I had only dreamed of, the kind of outcomes the other more expensive and even prescription products had never even come close to. I never once thought that I would be someone who would feel confident leaving my house without makeup, but thanks to Lush, I have no reservations about wearing minimal or no makeup; and, when I do wear makeup, it goes on smoothly and looks great, instead of flaking off, like it would before.
On Thursday, Nikki will be sharing her recommendations for products at Lush, so be sure to check back to see what products you should be checking out at your local Lush! Have you ever tried Lush? What are some of your favorite products? Share your experiencing by commenting!
Neither Nikki, Ryann nor I are employeed by Lush. We are not being paid to talk about the brand. Lush has no idea we’re doing this series. We are seriously just that obsessed.