Make-up artist who was struck with “mountain-sized” acne proudly reveals her amazing transformation
People say that beauty is only skin deep, but for some people, it's their skin that's the problem, and try as they might they just can't keep their body free of blemishes, sports, zits or blackheads. Acne is often the worst of these dermatological issues since it's not really down to personal hygiene.
You can wash yourself all you want, moisturize and apply face masks, and at the end of the day look exactly the same. Some people are even forced to go on a course of the drug Roaccutane, which features a number of unpleasant side-effects, just to have the clear skin they so covet.
Scottish 21-year-old Alice Muir is one such person. This young woman's acne was so bad at one point that it took her hours to cover it up with cosmetics every morning. The spots on her face were so numerous and vividly red that she was often too ashamed to leave her house. However, Alice has now managed to make an incredible turnaround and got rid of the spots that have plagued her for so long.
Commenting on her remarkable transformation, Alice stated: "My acne was all over my face and was bright red and sore all the time. I like to show customers who are having issues with their skin, to make them see that they’re not alone and things do get better ... I was practising at home at least three nights a week, applying really heavy make-up, so I could then take photos and post them on my social media, to show what I’d done."
"I’d apply foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blusher and highlighter before I’d even added my eye make-up. People would ask me, ‘Why don’t you have any spots?’ Most people of 16 did, but I didn’t seem to have any problems ... [The spots] were actually under the skin, so I couldn’t pop them. They were just there, like mountains on my face ... Not even my own family saw me without a full-face of make-up when the acne got really bad. It would take me up to one-and-a-half hours every day to just put my full face on."
She added: "I realised it was the make-up I was applying on my course that had started the terrible acne, but there seemed to be nothing I could do about it ...I was supposed to be advising people on how to care for their skin and which make-up to use, but they must have been looking at me thinking, ‘Sort out your own skin before giving me advice.’"
"I knew I had to do something. I was desperate and felt horrendous about myself. I didn’t want to go out and dreaded events like the work Christmas party or my graduation, as I didn’t want people looking at me. I hated looking in the mirror and didn’t recognise the girl looking back at me, I felt disgusting."
Alice decided that she needed to take matters into her own hands. In May of 2018 she began using REN’s Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic every night, and also changed her diet completely. She reduced the number of carbs she consumed and ate far more fresh fruit and veg. A mere six months later, her skin is totally clear.
Personally, I think Alice looks absolutely fantastic. It's good to know that, with a few minor adjustments, you can end up totally changign your life for the better.