Gym, work, side hustle, sleep, repeat. Sound familiar?
If you’re anything like me, life is go-go-go all the time. And sometimes, you just don’t have time to get clean and glam up. There’s also sometimes no point – why do your makeup if you’re just going to get sweaty again later?
A typical day for me includes a workout (sometimes two, sometimes a hike), work (where I’m walking and moving around constantly), and a few hours working on my blog, health coaching certification, or other tasks.
On the weekends, I like to spend as much time as possible outside at the beach, at the pool, or on a hike. Between all of that, there’s not much time or reason to put on makeup. It would just sweat off or make me feel gross.
I prefer to go bare-faced, but sometimes it’s hard when my skin is breaking out or I don’t want to look oily as the day goes on. So I usually resort to pressed powder or a soy complex anti-shine powder.
But not since I’ve been using FRÉ Skincare.
Let me say this first: I’ve never been particular about my skincare routine. Sometimes I wash my face; sometimes I don’t feel like it. I typically use whatever I pick up from the store without really reading the ingredients. The only thing I do consistently is moisturize after showers. And even then, I’ve never stuck to a single brand or used a moisturizer specifically for what’s in it.
I’m realizing now that I could’ve been much better about all this over the years, and it may have saved me from many breakouts, discolorations, and irritations. As someone who used to suffer from eczema, you’d think I’d be more careful about what I put on my face! But nope.
Not until I tried something that made a difference.
I’ve been using the 123FRÉ set for two weeks now and I’ve noticed some positive – though not drastic – changes in my skin. The first thing I noticed after using the three-part set was that my skin stayed cleaner and less oily throughout the day. I get notoriously shiny come afternoon, so this is a huge deal for me.
After several days of using the product (around day 5, if I remember correctly), I noticed that my skin felt smoother all around. I tend to develop little skin bumps on my forehead and chin, but they became less and less noticeable the longer I used this set.
The biggest thing, though, is that the 123FRÉ set eliminated my desire to wear any makeup throughout the day, aside from mascara. Like I said earlier, I don’t like makeup, but I wear it to hide shininess and uneven skin. Because my skin began to feel so clean after using FRÉ products, I don’t feel the need to cover up.
Seriously: I’ve been using FRÉ for two weeks now, and I’ve worn makeup a total one ONE time in the last two weeks. And that was only because I went out for dinner and drinks and genuinely felt like dressing up.
The reason FRÉ works so well for me is because it’s formulated specifically for women who sweat a lot, whether that’s from work, working out, hiking, beaching, or anything else.
No doubt, sweating is good for your body in so many ways. But there are forgotten ways in which it’s bad for your skin. Women who exercise regularly have specific skincare needs, like replacing lost nutrients and minerals, reducing photosenstivity to UV rays, maintaining the skin’s pH balance, and protecting the skin from anti-oxidative stress. FRÉ Skincare is formulated to do all of those things pre- and post-workout.
Using Argan oil, the 123FRÉ set prevents sweat-induced damage, including breakouts, dehydration, redness and premature aging. The products are powered by Argania Active Complex©, FRÉ's breakthrough formula made of organic Argan oil and fresh water.
You can try the set for 15 percent off with my code AMANDAC.
Next up: FRE’s newest product, Detox Me, a deep purifying face mask. Stay tuned for another review!
About FRÉ Skincare
FRÉ Skincare emerged out of admiration for active women, through a desire to promote authentic beauty in motion, a drive to refresh the skincare industry and express positive social values all over the world, and the clear and obvious need for a line of facial skincare products that will take sweat and exercise-induced damages into account. Using Argan oil, FRÉ products promote natural healing and protection. For every 123FRÉ set purchased, FRÉ will plant an Argan tree, also known as the "Tree of Life", to help replenish the endangered Argan forest and support women who harvest Argan oil in Morocco.
This post was written after receiving free products from FRÉ Skincare and after entering an agreement to work as an ambassador on behalf of the brand. By using my affiliate link or discount code (AMANDAC), I receive commissions on purchases. I truly admire and appreciate every brand I support and work with. All opinions are my own.
About the F-Word
"Food" is the F-word. And the F-Word blog is all about helping you find your food-life balance. After battling an unhealthy relationship with food and body image for years, I'm dedicated to helping others avoid those misfortunes. Read on for nutrition guidance, lifestyle tips and stories from other bad-ass people who also overcame disordered eating.