A woman with severe acne reveals how her skin regime changed her life

Blessing before and after treatment

‘I was feeling uncomfortable, with purple and blue spots’ (Photo: Jam Press/Niamh Carroll)

Sleeping Carol began to suffer from bad skin at the age of twenty, when painful spots appeared on her face.

With the development of acne, Niamh – of Tullamore, Ireland – has become incredibly self-conscious, often trying to cover her face with makeup, buying various skincare products to help.

But when her complexion worsened, her sleep could not even put on makeup because it became too painful to touch.

This had an indirect effect on her mental health.

Carol sleeps with acne

Niamh slept before her new regimen (Photo: Jam Press/Niamh Carroll)

Niamh, now 26, explains: “My skin would start to bleed if I put makeup on it. I was in a lot of discomfort, with purple and blue spots, with a lot of blood in my escape.”

I must have spent thousands on products to try and solve my skin problems. I have tried a lot of different brands.

I was also taking birth control pills, but it didn’t help my skin. The doctor suggested that I try prescription medications like Accutane, but I didn’t want it to affect my body any more.

“I was wearing blocks of makeup every day, and I was horrified when a colleague once said my face was bleeding, and asked if I needed a tissue.

I was really frustrated and didn’t want to go out. I didn’t want to see my friends and avoid taking pictures.

“It really affected me, because my skin was so sore.”

    Carol slept after using the products

After the new treatments (Photo: Jam Press/Niamh Carroll)

In the end, Niamh decided to visit the Re-Nu Skin Clinic in her local town, to seek help with her skin problems.

She has recommended a series of products from medical-grade skincare brand AlumierMD.

The brand’s skincare guru Niamh Darcy created a regimen made for her—including a cleanser, balancing serum, healing conditioner, and regular in-clinic exfoliation.

Carol slept after using the products

Niamh says it changed her life (Image: Jam Press/Niamh Carroll)

After just three months into this new skincare regimen, Niamh says her skin has completely changed — and she no longer has acne or pimples.

“My skin is far from what it looked like before I used AlumierMD products,” explains the business development representative.

I no longer have active breakouts, and I no longer feel pain.

I am more confident in myself, and I am happier. I don’t have to worry about the shape of my face now, and I’m no longer in pain.

“You changed my life.”

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