The SkinSAFE app saved my skin. It is probably my favorite Apple app and has helped my skin so much! I love this app so much because before discovering it I had the worst acne. I never had any teenage acne but once I got to be about 20 that’s when it got bad. I thought I was lucky and had dodged the acne phase but I was wrong. I tried many different things to try and clear my skin up.
I first saw a dermatologist but it didn’t seem to get any better and I just gave up hope. Over the years I tried alternatives ways to try and clear my skin up. I felt like I tried just about every over the counter acne wash and spot treatment. I also tried getting regular facials & chemical peels. That got to be expensive and I didn’t see permanent results.
I even went to see a naturopath to get tested for food allergies. I thought maybe certain foods were causing my acne. I stopped eating gluten & dairy for awhile and saw no results and it was extremely hard to avoid those two things. Bread & Cheese are pretty much my favorites!
SkinSAFE works by scanning any product with a barcode and it tells you if it is free of the top skin allergies. If the app doesn’t have a particular product in the database you then have the option to submit it. The SkinSAFE team will then review the ingredients and get back to you. There are different categories such as skin care, hair care, baby products, household, and makeup. I love this app so much that I work for the company. It is something I strongly believe in so I am so grateful for the opportunity.
After using the app and changing my products. Clear skin!
Shortly after discovering this app I changed all my products to products that were ranked “top free” on SkinSAFE. “Top free” means they are free of the top allergens. I first changed the obvious which was my face wash & moisturizer. I then changed my shampoo & conditioner because I realized that when I shower those get on my face & back a little bit and you just can’t avoid it. I also changed my laundry detergent. My back would break out from time to time and this helped clear up my back. Also washing my bedding with allergen free detergent has helped with my face acne since I sleep with my cheek on my pillow. Overtime I changed my makeup products. Who knew that all these different products could be causing my acne?
It is so easy to use! When you are at the store just scan the product’s barcode. If we do not have the product in our database we will get back to you once you submit it.
To get you started on a few of my favorite products, I have uploaded pictures and links to where you can purchase these products. All these products are on the top safe list. They are also all pretty affordable. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have beautiful skin. Download the free apple app or visit skinsafeproducts.com and you can find more products that are safe for your skin.
I use the Free & Clear Shampoo & Conditioner. It is fragrance-free which I love since fragrances tend to irritate me. If I want to smell girly I will put on perfume so it doesn’t really matter if it is fragrance-free. It is also pretty affordable which is a plus!
For my moisturizer, I use the Vanicream moisturizing lotion. It feels very gentle and there are not a lot of ingredients in it. It also is fragrance-free.
Sometimes I change it up and use the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Hydrator as a moisturizer. It is great for a winter option because it is pretty thick and it very very moisturizing.
I wash my face with Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser. It also feels very gentle and there are not a lot of ingredients in it.
I use bareMinerals Matte Spf 15 foundation when I want a little bit of lighter coverage. I LOVE bareMinerals makeup. It looks so natural and is so light. I usually wear this almost every day but if I am going out on the weekend or going to a photoshoot I usually wear a different foundation with a little more coverage. I use Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme.
I use the Free & Clear Seventh Generation laundry detergent. I absolutely love it! I also sometimes use All Free and Clear Liquid laundry detergent if they don’t have Seventh Generation at the store I am at. They are both wonderful options.
And lastly, I use the Almay Sensitive Skin Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant. It doesn’t leave white marks on my clothes and lasts for 24 hours.