Hi! My name is Lauren, and I had perfect skin on my wedding day. I never thought I’d be so lucky, since I had bad acne in my teens, leading to what I thought was uneven texture for a lifetime, plus I’ve suffered from eczema since I was born. My skin is always the worst when I’m stressed, and since I planned my entire wedding myself, I assumed it would be a problem.
I came across Nefertari.com when searching for skincare companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and that’s when I met my skincare fairy godmother, Houria. The first time we spoke after our initial conversation, she gave me an over-the-phone skincare consultation, but it felt more casual than that – like a friend who was innately concerned about the health of my skin. She asked me questions about the condition of my skin, my current regimen (nearly non-existent), and about products I’ve tried. For the record, I’m allergic to a lot of products, I have one product I’m in love with, and sometimes I’m too tired to take my makeup off before bed, which I know is really bad.
A few days after the consultation, a package arrived in the mail with samples to try. I gave my skincare fairy godmother a call before I touched anything, and she described in great detail how I should use each product. She encouraged me to introduce each thing slowly so I wouldn’t get burnt out on an involved skincare routine right away. My goal was to just get into the basic regimen that was laid out for me over the phone: cleanse, tone, moisturize.
The problem before I found Nefertari.com was that I would go to a drugstore, buy a product that had been recommended by some beauty YouTuber, and then give it up when I didn’t see results. I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve wasted over the last decade on this process. I was worried about the cost of everything once I figured out which products worked, but when I calculated it out, it was actually a better investment than my previous attempts. Plus, you can’t put a price on your time. Nefertari.com is built on a foundation of skin science, all I needed to do was ask for help.
I tested a bunch of products, starting about 6 or 7 months prior to my wedding, but I’ll run you through what led to my skincare success. It all started by washing my face every morning with the Morning Cleanser (omg it smells SO good). Once I started looking forward to my cleansing routine, I added the Comfort Lotion,
which Houria suggested I use as a toner. After a few days I added in the Soothing Melting Fluid because my dry skin was craving that moisture. Then I began to use Desquacrem on Sunday nights, which I deemed my “spa night”. After a few weeks, the texture of my skin improved so drastically, I felt like I finally had that smooth, touchable skin I was always jealous of. The funny thing about going from no skincare routine to an actual regimen was that when my skin improved, I fell in love with it, and when I began to love my skin, I felt a true desire to take care of it.
About a month before my wedding, I realized that all I had to do was stick with this super simple routine, and my skin would be perfect on the big day! Here I am today with the pictures to prove it. I’m so, so happy that my skin was one thing I didn’t have to worry about leading up to my wedding, and I have my skincare fairy godmother to thank for that. If you’re ready to meet your skincare fairy godmother, click here
About the Author:
Lauren Brown is an anxious blogger living a fearless, adventurous life. She recently moved from California to China with her husband and is documenting their adventures in her travel and lifestyle blog: www.laviesanspeur.com
Photo Credit: Alec O’Grady of O’Grady Photography