My Acne Story | Part III


Week #3

I’m on week 3 and this is really a roller coaster! For the most part, I’m always going up, but sometimes I go down.

My skin is looking great, but I still get a few pimples here and there. I have to say though, there are SMALLER and LESS PAINFUL.

I’ve come to understand that our women’s cycle and its changes are inevitable! The impact of the cycle on my skin has decreased to a 20%. Before using the products listed below it used to affect me about 80%.

My skin would get many pimples (very painful ones!) and it was very red. It was the worst week of my life! Now my skin is less sensitive, not red and with 80% less pimples. 

The other thing is… water, water and more water! My skin was SO THIRSTY! It needed lots of water. It’s hard to get used to drinking (what it feels like) too much water. When I go back to my no-drinking pattern (because sometimes it just happens) my skin feels it immediately. I have to make sure that I drink at least 4 bottles of water a day. 

#MyAcneStory #HealthySkin


If you haven’t read anything about my previous sessions with the wonderful Cirina Culberson – who is helping my heel my skin – or if you want to refresh your memory, click on the links below!

My Acne Story, Part I

My Acne Story, Part II

Since session 1, I’ve been following this daily routine:

Daily Routine.


Step #1 – Cleanse (Arbonne Gentle Daily Cleanser).

Step #2 – Soothe face (Arbonne Soothing Facial Serum).

Step #3 – Moisturize (Arbonne Gentle Daily Moisturizer).

Step #4 – Soothe eye area (Arbonne Soothing Eye Gel).

*All these products are from the Arbonne CALM line.


Step #1 – Cleanse (Arbonne Gentle Daily Cleanser).

Step #2 – Exfoliate (Arbonne Intelligence Genius Resurfacing Pads). These pads promote cell turnover at the skin’s surface and brighten to help reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines.

Step #3 – Stabilize (Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum).

Arbonne products

Session #3

Today during session 3 this is what we did!

Step #1 – Cleanse with a gentle cleanser (Arbonne Gentle Daily Cleanser).

Step #2 – Detox. First we used the Arbonne Detox Face Mask, a creamy French pink clay formula that cleanses  to draw out  impurities from the skin’s surface. It also brightens the skin. Then we exfoliated with Arbonne Intelligence Genius Resurfacing Pads, a natural retinoid treatment that eliminates dead cells, unclogs pores and allows new baby cells to surface and create glow and radiance.

Step #3 – Stabilize the skin with vitamin C. We used the Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum made with orange stem cells and an ultrasound skincare device called Arbonne Genius Ultra. We put the serum on the face and used the tool to allow the serum to go deeper in the skin and diminish acne scaring, tone and firm the skin and minimize the look of wrinkles.

Step #4 – Soothe eyes with Arbonne Soothing Eye Gel.

Step #5 – Moisturize with a day moisturizer with SPF 20.

Also today I tested the wonderful Arbonne Detox Gelee! It’s a cooling gel that helps soothe tired muscles and hydrates the skin. It’s made with algae, Juniper berry fruit oil, lavender and tangerine. Delicious!

Before & After.

Here are the pictures “before” I had the treatment and “after” my third session with Cirina.

PIC Day 15 | My Acne Story | Gitana Styling

Take a look at this before and after comparing last week’s with this week’s picture! (My skin looks so much better!)

Day 8 & Day 15 | My Acne Story | Gitana Styling

So what’s next?

Next week I’ll share with you what we do at our fourth session plus more before and after pictures. I can’t wait to see how my skin improves from week 3 to week 4!


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Arbonne Products.

If you want to know more about the products and the company behind them, here is a little snippet.

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle, and pure joy of helping others. Born in Switzerland and raised in sunny California, for almost 35 years Arbonne has transformed lives through premium products, unparalleled leadership and a family-like community. Through our passionate Independent Consultants, with our prestige brand and generous compensation plan, people all over the world are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Cirina Palacio Culberson || Independent Consultant + Executive Regional VP of Arbonne International

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If you want to contact Cirina, you can do so here: 


Disclaimer: This article is about my personal story and experience with Arbonne products. This is not an endorsement. This information is not meant to be replaced by doctor advice. Please visit your doctor and/or dermatologist to treat your condition. My hope is that you find this article and information helpful and inspiring. This is about having a healthy lifestyle and making better choices to improve our skin. I know how you feel. We all want healthy skin 🙂

Until next week!



sandra mateu

PS: Want to share you acne experience with us? Please share your questions, comments and feedback below!

If you haven’t read My Acne Story, Part I or II, click below:

My acne story part 1

My acne story part 2

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About Sandra Mateu

Personal stylist, Sandra Mateu helps business women and talent look their best at events, speaking engagements, videos productions, photo shoots and everyday life. She works with them online and/or in person in the state of Arizona to help them achieve the professional image they desire. Whether you live near Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale or anywhere else in the world, Sandra can help you with your style needs.

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