Since I was 16, I've had some serious battles with acne. Battles with breakouts and battles with looking at myself in the mirror. Because I couldn't even look at my own self in the mirror, I didn't want to go out either. Acne literally ruled my life and my decisions. Enter organic face wash known as the brand Alitura.
But let me tell you, it was NOT easy finding anything that worked for me, and this included organic face wash brands. It took me over 10 years. So, I lived with these feelings for over 10 years. And sometimes I still get to feeling this way. I thought I was ugly. There were even moments where I questioned why my partner was even with me. In my head, I didn't understand why she would even want to look at that every day.
It got pretty bad where I would do things to look away or down from others. I used to have long hair but when I cut my hair short, I was worried it would be more noticeable. I wanted to live my life without having to worry about this ALL the TIME.
People would tell me that no one pays attention to it or even notices it. But, that's not true. I NOTICED it. And it bothered ME. The one person that I needed to be on my side, myself, was NOT by my side at all. I had less confidence in myself. Therefore, I wasn't the best version of myself. When I had severe breakouts... the negativity followed me EVERYWHERE. I struggled to be myself around people.
Desperate Attempts- Not Thinking About Organic Face Wash
I was so desperate to find something that worked. I literally tried everything. And I didn't care how expensive it was.
I would get a product and use it for a little while. However, if it didn't work within a certain time frame, I was moving on to something else. It didn't matter if I still had half the product left.
I fell into trap after trap without doing any of the research. Anything that said it would help with acne, I jumped on. Then, I jumped on the Proactive bandwagon, spending about $200 every three months for their products. I used them for a good three years. But what a waste. That didn't touch it either, it actually hurt my skin more than anything.
So I did some more research about Salicylic acid and found that some people don't respond well to this. So, I stopped using any product with that in it. Then I did research on Benzoyl Peroxide and the same thing popped up. So, I stopped using Proactive because that was the main ingredient in their products. It was the culprit of what made my face so red and inflamed. I mean my face HURT.
This is when I started looking into organic face wash. I found a few companies I trusted but still, nothing was happening. I mean, they definitely didn't cause the same pain as the other face washes. So, I continued my search until I found another organic face wash brand.
I heard his story and was very inspired. That lead me to check out his site and his products. I became intrigued. So I bought his cleanser and started using it. My experience over a month was unreal. I have been using his products ever since then, January 2019.
Andy Hnilo, Owner of Alitura
Andy Hnilo is a model and actor who got in a horrific car accident. The car accident was so bad that he had an unrecognizable face.
As an actor and model, his face is one way he made his money. While recovering, Hnilo was determined to get back to work. He didn't want this one moment in his life to prohibit him from doing something he truly loved. His determination became his inspiration for his brand, Alitura.
He researched, found, and curated very specific ingredients to create the formulas in his products. He used his products with the careful ingredients of his choosing on himself first. Using his formulas he was back to modeling on a runway in 7 weeks!
Talk about a wow! factor. Not to mention, instead of keeping this secret formula to himself, he has shared it with the world! That is something I value in a brand, transparency. Andy Hnilo has worked hard to be transparent and give us the best ingredients so we don't have to be scared of what we are putting on our skin.
I've never met Andy Hnilo, although I would love to, I trust him with my skincare and I respect him wholeheartedly for what he does for others.
Alitura has many products you can try for your skin, including lotions and supplements. I have not tried everything but what I have tried is the best you can get. You can't go wrong with any of them. But... here are the Alitura products that work for me daily.