If your Skin could talk: What your face needs to be blemish free, balanced and glowing.
When was the last time you rejigged your skincare routine? I’ve got something to admit, and you’re not going to be impressed with me…
Up until a couple of months ago, I’d never had a skin routine. As a beauty writer and blogger, I have FAR too many toners, cleansers and exfoliators in my cupboards at home. All brands that I love and adore, but together none of them made the perfect routine.
I’ve always been lucky when it’s come to my skin. It’s been generally clear, and the only time I’ve had problems is with the occasional hormonal imbalance break-out. A few months ago, this all changed. My lack of proper skincare and penchant for makeup wipes transformed my skin into something out of a nightmare.
Though I was lucky and wasn’t covered in cystic acne or horrible breakouts, my skin became congested beyond repair. Each and every pore was visibly clogged, and no amount of makeup could help my poorly dull skin. Blackheads, whiteheads and blind pimples became regular occurrences, and I freaked the heck out.
My skin had taken on a permanent red tinge, and no matter how much moisturiser or cleanser I slathered on, nothing seemed to help. I was at the stage where I was considering visiting a dermatologist, and then a friend mentioned the brand DMK to me.
ABOVE - My skin journey so far.
If you’re not familiar with DMK, I’m about to let you in on a little secret - they’ll change your life. Seriously. A little bit from their website that sums them up perfectly:
“DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of treatments and products designed to educate skin to perform like youthful healthy skin. By matching formulations with the body’s chemistry, the skin is encouraged to respond in a positive manner. DMK’s revolutionary concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. Botanical-based paramedical products make up the DMK skin care program.”
It may seem simple, but their concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN is legendary, because it ACTUALLY works. I’ve been lucky enough to learn a lot about this brand recently, and visit their DMK Skin Revision Clinic in Crow’s Nest to receive enzyme therapy… but that’s another story!
I’ve been following a strict skincare routine from DMK for the past couple of months, and the change in my skin has been phenomenal. During the first few weeks, my skin actually got worse. I had more congestion coming through than ever, and my skin was swimming with blind pimples.
I rung the clinic in a panicked haze, and was reassured that this was all part of the process. As my beautiful skin technician, Monique, explained, “You’ve probably got a good 5-6 years of congestion in your skin, and your body has to get rid of it all before it can show your gleaming skin underneath”.
Boy, was she right. After a solid 6 weeks of using the products, my skin is legitimately glowing. Gone are the days of red, patchy skin and random breakouts. My skin is beautifully smooth, and I feel much more confident not wearing makeup now as well.
It’s only been 8 weeks, and I’m already blown away and cannot wait to see the transformation in another 6. The skincare routine I’m currently following may seem excessive, but each and every product does a different job and leaves my skin feeling phenomenal.
For someone that has never truly had a proper skin routine, I’m pretty proud to say that I’ve not only stuck to this routine, but can’t imagine my life without it. It’s not just a skincare routine, but it’s become a much looked-forward ritual to both begin and end the day with.
It always starts with tying my hair back into a ponytail, and chucking on a headband. And then, I follow my tailored & prescribed plan. Each and every person’s skincare routine will be different at DMK, because they prescribe each individual product that can only be purchased in clinic from a DMK specialist.
My personal skincare routine is
Pore reduction drops
Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum mixed with Beta-Gel
Seba E with Herb and Mineral Mist
Acu Creme with Herb and Mineral Mist
And then once a week I use the Acu Masque and Micro Peel for an incredible at home treatment. Combine this intense mixture with a fortnightly enzyme peel and you’ve got seriously clear, glowing skin.
Where most skincare products are 10-20% active with a 80-90% base (which doesn’t penetrate the surface), DMK products often have 80-90% active ingredients - which is why they actually WORK.
I’m looking forward to keeping up with my DMK skincare and can’t wait to see how my skin keeps improving in another 6 weeks!