Skin Stories is a feature series written by Atolla users about their relationship with their skin.
My life is constantly on the go, and my skin is always the victim. I travel 4 days per week for work, between Chicago and various cities, and my skin has to deal with the constant shift of climates as well as many (many!) hours on an airplane, which adds even more issues every week.
My skin journey has always been a little bit… complicated. I was a swimmer for most of my life growing up, and my skin was constantly dry and heavily chlorinated. When I got to college, I was in an entirely new environment than what I was used to and my skin continued to do its best to adjust. Then, once I graduated, I moved into a career in Consulting which put me on the road every single week. The lack of consistency just meant that my skin could react any which way to any environment – sometimes it was breakouts, sometimes it was blackheads, and often it was dryness.
The lack of consistency just meant that my skin could react any which way to any environment — sometimes it was breakouts, sometimes it was blackheads, and often it was dryness.
To add insult to injury, I love to travel personally as well — which means as bad as it is to spend every week on a plane, I make it worse by traveling all over the world as often as I can. I love exploring new things and going to new places, and have to live out of a suitcase for weeks at a time to do it.
Despite all of the traveling and the changes in environment I’ve experienced, I’ve thankfully never been much of a victim of major skin issues, but with the amount of time I spend on the road I’m still prone to random breakouts and dryness. I’ve had to be much more regimented and thoughtful about my skincare routine to make sure that my breakouts stay under control. I used all of Atolla’s resources to understand the products I use, which ones work together, and which ones I should stay away from – and came up with a whole system that works for me.
In the months I've used my serum, I've noticed a huge difference in the discoloration of my skin. My skin feels clearer, smoother, and more consistent than ever before. I've even shifted away from using any high-coverage makeup at all.
My biggest skin concern before I started Atolla was discoloration and dark spots, likely due to the inconsistency in my skin’s conditions over all these years. With my at-home test kit, I was able to diagnose my exact skin sequence and come up with a solution that was unique to my needs. In the months I’ve used my serum, I’ve noticed a huge difference in the discoloration of my skin. My skin feels clearer, smoother, and more consistent than ever before. I’ve even shifted away from using any high-coverage makeup at all, opting instead for tinted moisturizers that are much lighter on my skin, because my skin has gotten so much more consistent.
Now, with the changing of the seasons and my travel schedule, I’m more concerned with breakouts. The timing lines up perfectly with my Atolla skin analysis kit, and I can get a new custom formula that works for me and my skin right now, and continue to track my progress with the changing environments and seasons. I’m excited to get my new formula incorporated into my routine and see more progress in my skin journey in the coming months.
Thanks to Atolla, I’ve gotten way more consistent about my skincare regimen and learned exactly what works for me to keep my skin issues at a minimum. I know my life won’t slow down anytime soon, so Atolla helps me to understand how my products work together and when I need to make changes. I know whenever something else changes about my lifestyle, I will have Atolla there to give me the products I need to keep up with all the changes.