A makeup artist who suffered severe acne has revealed how she cleared up her complexion in just a matter of months after she overhauled her skincare regime.
Heidi Moustafa, from Melbourne, enjoyed most of her life without having to endure bad breakouts.
But after giving birth for the first time, the 27-year-old started developing “red and inflamed” acne all over her face, chest and back.
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“I was extremely self-conscious and embarrassed about how I looked,” she tells 7Lifestyle.
“I avoided seeing anyone and barely left my house as I looked and felt like a completely different human being. It was really hard to accept.”
Determined to banish the acne, she was surprised to see her skin improve in just eight weeks after using Frank Body’s $60 Pore-ifics Kit.
“The kit was my saving grace when I had my acne struggles,” Heidi says.
‘My skin was at its worst’
Before transforming her skin, the mum says she started breaking out during her first pregnancy in 2018.
“When it was at its worst, the acne covered my face, chest and back. I’ve never experienced anything like it,” she recalls.
“As someone who always had relatively good skin, I really struggled with accepting this was what I looked like in the blink of an eye.
“As I had never dealt with acne before, I had no idea how to treat it or what products I needed to use.”
And so she tried everything imaginable to clear up her skin – but nothing seemed to work.
“I tried so many different skincare products like masks, serums and exfoliators,” she says.
“I also tried cutting sugar, limiting caffeine with no success.”
Results speak for themselves
Within eight weeks of using the three products, she noticed a huge difference.
Her regimen included just three Frank Body products – $24 charcoal cleanser, $25 face scrub and $24 caffeinated moisturizer. The three products are also sold as The Pore-ifics Kit for just $60.
“The results speak for themselves,” she says.
“I feel so thankful. The incredible products have changed my life. When I was struggling with acne, I saw no end to it, so I’m so thankful the products worked the wonders it did.”
After using the products religiously every day and night, her skin completely cleared up after eight months of “keeping to a struct skincare routine”.
“I feel so good,” she says.
“I couldn’t be happier with my results, my skin is back to normal and I truly think that finding the right products for your skin and being consistent is key.
“My skin now is the result of being patient and consistent with the same routine.”
Heidi says she prefers to keep her skincare routine “super simple”.
“These days, I only use moisturise, serum and eye cream,” she says.
“The caffeinated moisturizer is still a daily essential along with the brand’s charcoal body scrub and mask as I still get the occasion back breakouts.”
For anyone struggling with acne, Heidi says: “Find the right products that work for your skin and be consistent.
“I know it can be really hard when you don’t see results overnight but be patient.”