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19 Apr

All About Skin.

Let’s get deep. Deep into skin. I’ve never actually done a blog post about my skincare routine before. I’ve only recently been more confident about my skin, and let me tell you why.

 

I didn’t take good care of my skin before. Thankfully, I’ve never ran into any big issues. My skin is on the dry side and I don’t get break outs often. My skin is not sensitive either, meaning I don’t need much to take care of it. I had a basic routine of wash and moisturizer every day and night. The only problem I’ve been having with my skin these days is my freckles. Don’t get me wrong, I love my freckles. They are different and unique and what makes me ME. I’ve had them since I was a little girl and they never really bothered me until recently. Freckles run in my family, especially the women. I started noticing in the past few years that my elders who had freckles started to get dark circles. Their freckles were darkening, and not in the cute way. It gave them a more aged look, and I have a feeling that will eventually happen to me. I tried a few skin brightening serums here and there, but never stuck to them because I didn’t see or feel any results. I recently came across SkinMedica’s LyteraⓇ 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum. I decided to give it a go, given the amazing reviews. I’m also never afraid to try anything new since my skin isn’t very sensitive. I can honestly say that I love this product. I’ve been using it for about two months now and began noticing a difference in my skin within the first two weeks. It really addresses skin discoloration and improves overall skin tone. My freckles look lighter and my complexion is brighter than it was before I began using it. I’ve been using this religiously every day and night. I wash my face before applying the serum all over my face and neck, concentrating heavily on my freckled areas, then follow with moisturizer. Here are some shameless, no make up photos of my skin before and after.

I’ve been so comfortable without make up these days. I feel like my skin has been on its best behavior and SkinMedicaⓇ is definitely one of the reasons why. If you’re having problems with discoloration, I highly suggest you give this a try. It’s paraben free and dermatologist approved. Click HERE for more from SkinMedicaⓇ.

 

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95 Comments
  • Johanna09

    Hello ! I’m new here, this is the first post I read. You’re a natural beauty, I’ve never seen someone so beautiful even without makeup. I was wondering if this product can make my freckles disappear. I would like to use it but I’m afraid to lose my freckles. Kiss from Switzerland~
    jgolliard09@gmail.com
    Johanna G.

    July 7, 2017 at 5:50 AM Reply
  • Esther

    Your skin looks amazing and youthful! I’m so happy you love the Lytera 2.0. I’ve been hearing amazing reviews on it. I have a lot if pigmentation left over from acne and this has been on my wishlist for a long while.

    June 8, 2017 at 2:21 PM Reply
  • Ellen

    Hi Fran 🙂 I totally feel you, freckles are cute but dark circles with the freckles can be frightening – at least for me. I’m big on natural & organic skin care products (and I feel like you would be too) and found Jouvé to be amazing for eliminating those so-called ‘permanent’ dark spots. It’s clinically tested and red carpet celebrities use it. Just wanted to share it with you because I think you’ll like it! http://www.jouveskin.com

    May 27, 2017 at 6:55 PM Reply
  • Arinda Puspitasari

    This skin care product sounds awesome! Love your natural look as well 💕

    arindaaps@gmail.com – Arinda Puspitasari

    May 24, 2017 at 8:43 PM Reply
  • Chi Nguyen

    Chi Nguyen , xnguyencb@gmail.com

    May 24, 2017 at 10:21 AM Reply
  • Cassandra

    Your skin is flawless!

    May 22, 2017 at 11:40 AM Reply
  • HyeWon Eom

    Hey flamcis! so beautiful without makeup! so impressed with the product. it works but also paraben free. I want to give it a try.

    May 16, 2017 at 6:56 AM Reply
  • Samira nguyen

    Omg. I need this in my life!
    Samira.nguyen@yahoo.com

    May 14, 2017 at 9:24 AM Reply
  • Shiho Oh

    I love my freckles too but they are definitely starting to spread out and trying to become puddles…
    Your no makeup face is so fresh and cute! <3

    May 10, 2017 at 9:18 AM Reply
  • Ellen B.

    I might need to try this out, I’m starting to notice freckles appearing !

    May 3, 2017 at 1:05 PM Reply
  • Vicki

    I feel you! I don’t have freckles but lately my acne has been scarring pretty badly so it’s so good to see that there are products out there that actually work 🙂

    April 27, 2017 at 9:17 PM Reply
  • Nicky

    It would be great to give this a whirl, thank you for the review.

    April 26, 2017 at 11:54 AM Reply
  • Jennifer :))

    Your skin looks so glowy and beautiful, the serum looks like its definitely worked wonders ^__^

    April 25, 2017 at 2:42 AM Reply
  • Shirlyn Vu

    This product seems like a really great product. Its always good to be embracing your freckles, but also good to know there is a product out there that can lighten it. You look beautiful either way!

    April 24, 2017 at 5:39 PM Reply
  • Evelyn Ng

    beautiful inside and out!!
    ngevelyn528gmail.com

    April 24, 2017 at 5:10 AM Reply
  • Elaine

    You cutie <3

    April 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM Reply
  • Lill Dee

    Your skin looks great and I would love to try this product!

    April 22, 2017 at 6:48 AM Reply
  • Rosa-Marie Athenstedt

    I’ve read about this really good cleansing bottle and it’s told it’s for sensitive skin too!
    rosathen@outlook.de

    April 22, 2017 at 3:23 AM Reply
  • beezhiveblog

    I love how you can see the difference in your skin. It even seems like your under eye dark circles are diminishing. You should do an update in about 3 months to see if there’s a difference from now vs then and how your skin is reacting to the formula. Sometimes after long use, the skin doesn’t take as well versus the first few months of use.

    http://www.beez-hive.com

    b.white2010.bw@gmail.com – Brenea

    April 21, 2017 at 9:59 AM Reply
  • Crystal Choi

    Absolutely radiant bebs 😘💕 thank you so much for the read!

    April 21, 2017 at 7:08 AM Reply
  • Yumi

    As a girl with freckles, I’ve become more concerned with my skin as I aged. I’ve never really tried any products to help lighten decades of damage for being too careless, mainly because I never believed they work. I’m willing to give this a go since the result you showed looked amazing in a month! Yumi ukiyayumi@sbcglobal.net

    April 21, 2017 at 6:14 AM Reply
  • Sohee Cho

    I’ve been on the hunt for a skin brightening serum because of my sun spots and acne scars!! I wonder if this one would work.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:06 AM Reply
  • Linda

    I started using the Murad toner after you posted about it before and it has done wonders about my rosacia that I struggle with and with my discoloration. Now that I got lash extensions and Murad has oils in it, I don’t use it as often. A serum would be so, so awesome and your before and after is stunning.

    <3 Linda (lindalehuynh@gmail.com)

    April 20, 2017 at 9:46 PM Reply
  • Natasha

    I’m so impressed by your skin transformation! Thanks for sharing gal <3

    April 20, 2017 at 8:32 PM Reply
  • Monica Samson

    Your skin is so flawless 😭💕For the longest time I’ve been trying to find the right products for my skin and after reading this blog…I’m shook af

    April 20, 2017 at 8:24 PM Reply
  • Haley

    Love the freckles!!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:52 PM Reply
  • Kitty

    Looking fabulous! 😍

    April 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM Reply
  • Lily

    I would love to try it 🙂 thank you! Lilydettman@gmail.com

    April 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM Reply
  • Georgia Wood

    Your skin looks so pretty! I’d love to try it ;o

    April 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM Reply
  • Michelle

    Thanks for sharing your results. Looks amazing.
    Michelle
    sunshinefl34@yahoo.com

    April 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM Reply
  • Angela

    your skin is beautiful and so good!
    188angela13@gmail.com ~ Angela💘

    April 20, 2017 at 12:14 PM Reply
  • Linda Lee

    Thank you for sharing this Francis! I have increasing sun spots on my face that look like freckles now. I’ve been looking for something that works to lighten them or make them disappear.

    llee013@gmail.com

    Love
    -Linda

    April 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM Reply
  • Marissa Chang

    I will definitely have to try this product out! It really looks like it works.

    April 20, 2017 at 10:26 AM Reply
  • Sovanna Cao

    Omg you’re so pretty with and without makeup 😍 Sovanna623@gmail.com

    April 20, 2017 at 10:24 AM Reply
  • Kristie

    Your skin is still flawless! I’ve been looking for a product just like this.

    April 20, 2017 at 9:39 AM Reply
  • Hailee

    ❤️Your blog

    April 20, 2017 at 9:20 AM Reply
  • Polly
    April 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM Reply
  • Miranda

    Your skin looks so amazing I’d love to have results like that ^^
    Email – Panda_cuddeles@yahoo.com

    April 20, 2017 at 5:46 AM Reply
  • Ana Evelyn n

    iv always wanted to try a product that would help with my main skin issue: discoloration. I didn’t even know a product like this existed. It sucks cause I got discoloration from old acne scars from high school. 🙁 you look beautiful with or without makeup btw!

    Ana_gonzalez1652@yahoo.com

    April 20, 2017 at 4:47 AM Reply
  • Rosa

    Wow I’m glad I read this! we have much in common. My skin is also not sensitive. It’s just dry like yours. Compare to you, I hate my freckles, also because I’m Vietnamese. Thanks for telling me this. I might buy it, if I have enough money. I see that it helps. The results are amazing. Maybe I’ll be more confident with my freckles if I use this product.
    Name: Rosa
    Mail: rosathi@live.com

    April 20, 2017 at 3:16 AM Reply
  • Momo

    Woahh the results are truely amazing! I love it and you are so pretty! 💖🌸

    My name is Moreira a.k.a. Momo 😊 And my emailaddress is: moreiratirtokromo.97@hotmail.nl

    Annyeong 🌸💜

    April 20, 2017 at 2:27 AM Reply
  • Sasita

    The result is amazing ! Your skin look so perfect without make up ! Thank for the post of your skincare routine
    Sasita – sasitawangnut@outlook.com

    April 20, 2017 at 2:03 AM Reply
  • Sarah Funkat

    Love your freckles!! And your lashes look amazing in the last pic!

    April 19, 2017 at 10:18 PM Reply
  • Alice

    I also have skin discoloration problems but your results look amazing and makes me want to try it out too!

    -Alice
    alicelwong@ucla.edu

    April 19, 2017 at 9:52 PM Reply
  • Phomaney Her

    I’ve been watching you for over a year and you’ve became one of my fashion idols. My skins been really bad lately and I wouldn’t mind doing trying something new since I do need to take better care of my skin since I am getting older.

    April 19, 2017 at 9:34 PM Reply
  • Kiana

    I’ve been trying to find a product like this that actually works!!! Your skin looks bomb! 😭

    April 19, 2017 at 7:46 PM Reply
  • Kimberly Mendoza

    You’re so pretty, love love love your bare face! 🙂
    kimberlymendoza17@gmail.com
    -Kimberly Mendoza

    April 19, 2017 at 7:29 PM Reply
  • Juvikaye

    I would say it really works and does a great job. I’ve tried some serums too and they don’t have that ability to change my hyperpigmentations in 4 weeks. Definitely would love to try that.
    Juvikaye – juvikayev@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 7:28 PM Reply
  • Tina

    Loving how the product worked for you, hopefully I get the chance to try it! Tina – tbui010@ucr.edu (Don’t know if my previous comment showed)

    April 19, 2017 at 6:31 PM Reply
  • Marissa Chang

    I love this post! I will definitely have to try this product!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:26 PM Reply
  • Tina

    Your skin has improved so much in those 4 weeks alone! I’ve been dealing with a lot of dark spots myself! tbui010@ucr.edu -Tina

    April 19, 2017 at 6:20 PM Reply
  • Kacie Hitomi

    freckles are so cute on you!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:05 PM Reply
  • Michell Kuang

    Yess this product looks like it’s worked wonders 🙂

    April 19, 2017 at 6:04 PM Reply
  • Kimberly

    Your natural skin looks so nice!

    April 19, 2017 at 5:52 PM Reply
  • jLee

    natural beauty 🙂 – jlee
    jlee10290@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM Reply
  • Lori

    So beautiful! Would love to try it.

    April 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM Reply
  • Jessica

    Wowww your skin looks great 😍😍
    Jessica: jessmmateo@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 5:13 PM Reply
  • Kristyn gee
    April 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM Reply
  • FrancesAnne Silva

    Definitely looking for the perfect serum!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:52 PM Reply
  • Michelle Muse

    Amazing results! Thanks for the before & after. Michelle – Sunshinefl34@yahoo.com

    April 19, 2017 at 4:23 PM Reply
  • Devon

    Your skin is glowing! 😱😍✨

    Devon- devonsindelar@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM Reply
  • Rose Xiong

    I have similar facial skin to yours and have been looking for a product that can help make my skin feel and look flawless and also make me feel comfortable going without makeup. Thanks for sharing a review about this product and how its helped you.

    April 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM Reply
  • Sabrina

    Omg! I really want to brighten up my Skin because I have acne scars. I have tried many serums that helps to brighten your skin or the spot where you have scars. But at the end I don’t see any results. Not even a tiny difference! I saw your results and they are amazing!

    Love you

    thiensabrina.pham@gmail.com
    (Sabrina)

    April 19, 2017 at 3:49 PM Reply
  • Cynthia

    Your skin def looks amazing now!

    April 19, 2017 at 3:36 PM Reply
  • Krystle
    April 19, 2017 at 3:36 PM Reply
  • Terry

    You skin looks so amazing!!!!
    Terryhan103@gmail.com -Terry

    April 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM Reply
  • Anna G

    Pick Me!:)

    April 19, 2017 at 2:54 PM Reply
  • Chica Prom

    Your skin is so vibrant and beautiful. Your beautiful without make up love! Inside and out. I, myself have always suffered with discoloration and I feel as if nothing works me. On top of that, my skin is on the senishobe side, so I’m always so terrified with trying things out. Because of the discoloration, my confidence level is not the greatest. I’m totally fine without wearing make up, I’ve always owned my skin for its flaws. But I would love for it to get to where I would like it to be.

    April 19, 2017 at 2:51 PM Reply
  • Grace Dazo

    I hope I can win!!!!!

    April 19, 2017 at 2:51 PM Reply
  • Caroline Dazo

    I hope I win!!!!! 💕

    April 19, 2017 at 2:50 PM Reply
  • Laura

    I worry about my freckles too! I saw an older Asian lady at the SF airport whose freckles/sun spots had gotten so dark! I was afraid I was looking at my future self, so I try to be good about SPF now.
    -Laura. Its_lauraaa (at) yahoo

    April 19, 2017 at 2:42 PM Reply
  • Nadine

    Wow!! I love the result!! It sounds like exactly the product I’ve been searching for my entire life haha! I don’t really have any skin problems, I never had acne or anything but I still always need to wear foundations because of the discoloration of my skin and my freckles that are all over the place 😭 So thank you for introducing me to that product!! ❤️
    Name: Nadine Gärtner
    Email: nadine.gaertner11@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM Reply
  • Sonja Seifert

    I have a lot of discoloration because of my acne problems.. I’d love to try it out 🙂

    April 19, 2017 at 2:08 PM Reply
  • Shiena

    How can someone possibly look so good with 0 makeup? So jealous.. And your hair in that last pic is so gorg

    April 19, 2017 at 2:05 PM Reply
  • Alani

    Those before and after pics were beautiful! I would love to get my hands on that serum as my skin is very prone to discolouration and nothing works!

    April 19, 2017 at 2:05 PM Reply
  • Madeline

    I have the same issue with my freckles! Fingers crossed on the giveaway 💓

    April 19, 2017 at 1:51 PM Reply
  • Carmen Leung

    Omg I’ve been getting so many freckles in the past year. I even have them on my ears now.

    April 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM Reply
  • Stephanie Lum

    Stephanie Lum
    stephanieeelum@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 1:43 PM Reply
  • Andria white
    April 19, 2017 at 1:38 PM Reply
  • Jessa Bergado

    Woah if this product can get rid of my dark circles that would be amazing!

    April 19, 2017 at 1:35 PM Reply
  • Catherine Tran

    I love your freckles, they’re so cute! And wow, the difference between 4 weeks is pretty drastic. I’d love to try it.

    April 19, 2017 at 1:33 PM Reply
  • Franziska Dziuba

    This looks so good 😊

    April 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM Reply
  • Shirlyn Vu

    My family and I also have the same problem with our skin. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and results!

    April 19, 2017 at 1:28 PM Reply
  • Tameka Chung

    Wow amazing results! Something I definitely need to try! Tameka Chung, tamekachung3@Gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 1:22 PM Reply
  • Hannah Marigomen

    You are honestly my inspirtation. Your makeup and fashion makes me so happy and inspires me to break out of my comfort zone to dress and look the way I want to.

    April 19, 2017 at 1:18 PM Reply
  • Wiktoria

    Hi! I would love to win this product because I’ve been having skin problems lately and I think it would help me a lot, greeting from Germany xx my email:vixtoriaxv@gmail.com

    April 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM Reply
  • Natalie

    I wonder if this works well for hyperpigmentation scars too? I suffer from acne here and there and get dark spots which just don’t help my overall skin tone without makeup ha.

    April 19, 2017 at 12:56 PM Reply
  • William Mortonson

    love it, I could totally use this!

    April 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM Reply

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