Skin Stories is a feature series written by Atolla users about their relationship with their skin.
Being a full-time mechanic (and part-time hooligan), I’m basically covered in grease, oil, and dirt for 8-10 hours a day. And almost 99% of the time, that grease, oil, and dirt ends up on my face. So you can imagine my skin doesn’t always look its best.
My skin journey has been probably the most aggravating thing I’ve had to deal with. I was always a big fan of action sports growing up. I love riding dirt bikes, quads, BMX bikes, and now drifting cars. Unfortunately, most of those cause my face to sweat and subsequently, breakout. It felt like everything I did always led to new breakouts on my face and neck.
I think the first time I remember my breakouts starting to flair up was right before high school. I didn’t mind back then, and to be honest it didn’t really bother me. I kind of just thought it was a phase and that eventually it’ll clear itself up. Plus, I had fairly long hair back then, so I figured a lot of it was just from my hair being on my face all the time.
Soon enough, high school came to an end, but sadly my breakouts didn’t. So I did what every young boy does when dealing with bad skin. I asked my mom. After trying soaps, washes, cleansers, foaming scrubs, exfoliating scrubs, 3-step processes, and basically whatever else I can find in a drug store I finally started to see my breakouts clearing up a bit. The downside was now my face was dry…really dry. Not only was it dry, but it was red and irritated from all the junk I was putting on my face.
After trying soaps, washes, cleansers, foaming scrubs, exfoliating scrubs, 3-step processes, and basically whatever else I can find in a drug store I finally started to see my breakouts clearing up a bit. The downside was now my face was dry?really dry.
A couple years after trying a cocktail of different drug store products, I finally bit the bullet and went to the dermatologist. The visit was pretty quick and straightforward and I was given a topical cream to use at night before bed. Annoyingly this had a similar effect, my breakouts were reducing, but the redness and dry skin was still there. I basically gave up on trying and just hoped eventually it’ll start to clear up.
Fast forward to about 2 months ago, I was introduced to Atolla by a friend. He basically told me that with Atolla’s Skin Health Kit, I can find out what type of skin I have and what ingredients can help me. After taking my first skin analysis I was able to figure out my skin’s oil, moisture, and pH levels (I’ve never even heard of pH levels before Atolla). About a week later, my personalized serum arrived at my doorstep and I’ve been using it ever since.
Not only did using Atolla help me clear my skin, but it motivated me to start taking action on other parts of my life that I wasn't happy with.
After just 2 weeks of using my serum I immediately began to see the redness going away on my face and especially my neck. By the third and fourth weeks my breakouts were also beginning to subside. I actually haven’t even had a new breakout since I started using Atolla!
Not only did using Atolla help me clear my skin, but it motivated me to start taking action on other parts of my life that I wasn’t happy with. Now I wake up at 5am to go to the gym everyday (I’ve never even been to a gym before this), I cut out soda and fast food, and I’ve never felt better. I literally texted my friend who recommended Atolla to me that I feel like Superman!