Skin Concerns: Breakouts | Dry Skin | Hyperpigmentation
Favourite Product: Brightening Serum
Daily Routine: Brightening Serum & Retinol Cream
Weekly Routine: Bentonite Oil-Eraser Clay
This week we had a long chat with creative young mum Jensey. We talked about mental health, the loss of a loved one, coping with a disrupted routine, major life changes, and how all of these internal and external factors can and will affect your physical appearance.
Jensey is a fashion, editorial and events photographer. She studied architecture and fell in love with photography thanks to a photo module during her university years. She realised she loved documenting people, rather than buildings, and enjoys editing images while working as a freelance photographer.
She put her career on pause with the arrival of her two little boys, and cannot wait to go back experimenting with her camera. Jensey lived in Manchester for 10 years before moving to Carlisle to be closer to her parents, and because she wanted to raise her kids up north in the countryside.
“Tackling my skin issues has put me through all kinds of emotions! A few years ago, I used BaseLift products to get rid of hyperpigmentation around my mouth area just in time for my brother’s wedding. Then life got in the way and I struggled to be consistent with my skincare routine.”
Jensey’s grandma was sick and unfortunately passed away last year. Around the same time, her little boys also got sick and during that period she had to balance between being a mother, a wife, a grandchild, and a daughter.
“My routine was completely disrupted and rhymed with late nights, not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep, travelling non-stop with the kids and a suitcase in the car all the time. The stress, the hectic routine, the pain and grief made me put myself on the very bottom of my list of priorities. Skincare, haircare, the way I looked… It just did not matter and I completely gave up trying to find a solution for my skin. I felt unattractive, uncomfortable in my own skin. Makeup made me feel worse as my base was congested, clogged and needed an intense detox!”
When life slowly started to get back to normal, Jensey decided it was finally time to start taking care of her skin again and stick to a consistent skincare routine.
“The Bentonite Oil-Eraser Clay Mask helped to tackle the hyperpigmentation around my mouth, and is still helping me get the results I want to achieve with my skin. It all feels so much softer, lighter, and I feel like my skin can finally breathe! I am a huge fan of both the Brightening Serum and the Retinol Cream which I used every day!"
"I am slowly feeling like myself again, and would like to tell all of the strong mamas out there to try as hard as they can to look after themselves, and each other! Look into a healthy diet that suits you, drink lots and lots of water, be patient and most importantly, when you find that one product that works for you- stick to it! Be consistent! You can do this!”