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Life is complicated, your skincare routine doesn’t have to be.
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If you are new here, I am a skincare mentor, blogger, YouTuber and have helped a lot of people achieve a balanced, healthy and clear skin.
I have personally suffered from acne since I was 12 and to tell you the truth, I became really good at hiding it.
In sixth grade, I used my mom’s compact to hide my clogged pores and acne marks.
I powdered my insecurities beneath the compact and when that wasn’t enough I started hiding myself.
In the pursuit of getting rid of my pustules, I almost burnt my skin by doing hot compresses. And please don’t even get me started on home remedies.
But when nothing helped, I decided to take professional help.
At 13 I found myself waiting at a dermatologist’s clinic desperately hoping for a clear skin solution.
And TBH, the antibiotics and prescription pills prescribed by my dermatologist helped, but the moment I stopped taking them, all of it came back.
So, I followed a basic anti-acne routine suggested by my doctor. It was really drying but for me, clear skin was a priority. Moreover, he used to say, and I quote “once you are 22, your acne will go away”.
Well in that hope I kept compromising with my skin barrier.
And guess what happened I had a terrible bout of adult acne due to a damaged skin barrier at 22.
This made me realize three things –
I can’t keep popping pills because it’s not good for my overall health.
Acne is not normal (it’s a sign that something is wrong with my body and my skin barrier).
I realized that it was up to me to find a long-term solution for my skin problems because ‘QUICK FIX’ was not enough.
So, I started my journey of skincare learning and to tell you the truth it was anything but simple. I was baffled by the kind of knowledge that was available- there was a DIY for every skin problem, life changing products recommended by bloggers, multiple skincare products, skincare hacks and what not.
But the problem was that this information was driven by marketing strategies, PR packages, paid promotions, fear mongering and chemo phobia.
But this time I knew better, I was not going to let anyone fool me or to take advantage of my situation. What followed was a skincare research based on skin biology, chemistry and needs.
I learned how our skin and skincare actually works and this has been by far the best thing for my skin.
Contrary to what marketing companies want you to believe, the goal of skincare is not to give you flawless skin with ten different products. Rather, it is a healthy functioning skin with a minimal effective dose of skincare.
Skin is not isolated from other organs of your body. In fact, it is the largest organ of your body. Your skin is your first line of defense in protecting your internal organs from harmful germs. It deserves the right information, right skincare products and most importantly your love and care.
Don’t leave your skin be at mercy of trial and error and guesswork in skincare.
Having said that, I am very confident that I know the ins and outs of skincare. I want to help you formulate a skincare routine that works for your skin and not against it.
So, for that purpose, I have created a service called Balance Hydrate Glow (BHG).
BHG is a Skincare Recommendation + Routine Review Program that is based on my personal philosophy of skincare.
I design a skincare routine for you (over email/phone call/video call) according to your skin concerns (NO PRESCRIPTION and PILLS, I AM NOT A DERMATOLOGIST). Before the recommendation, my clients fill out a detailed questionnaire that helps me understand their skin concerns and current skincare situation.
After the consultation, I design an AM/PM skincare routine for you along with links to all the products.
You receive all this information via mail in a PDF form. Then you follow this routine for 28 days (one skin cycle), watch your skin heal and get back to me with your progress.
Skincare is very simple, but we complicate it unnecessarily. We want a healthy, glowing skin and we are ready to spend endless money on skincare products (most of which cause more harm than good). But we forget that our skin’s natural moisture barrier is the best skincare product in the world (and we constantly damage it by using wrong products).
This excess obsession over skincare to achieve a flawless/pore less skin is absolutely ridiculous. That picture perfect face that we see plastered all over Instagram is not real/ doesn’t exist and is unattainable (case in point- photo editing and filters).
Another problem is that we add skincare products into our routines not because we need them but because some XYZ wants us to believe that we need them.
And this a BIG PROBLEM.
The thing is that it’s really easy to fall for all the jazz and trends in skincare. We think we are moving towards a healthy skin but in reality, we are working towards ruining our skin.
So, stop getting caught up into this cycle of skin damaging skincare routines and learn to take care of your skin properly.
If you have tried everything for a healthy and clear skin and there are no results, then hit me up. I take skin/skincare very seriously and I am good at what I do.
My Skin When I Followed Skin Care Trends
My Skin When I Followed My Skin Needs
Our skin is a very smart and resilient organ and it takes a long time (sometimes even years) to damage it.
IT DOES NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.
Have you ever used a product that seemed to work well for you for first few weeks and then suddenly your skin starts acting out.
Well, that product was never working well for you and in the first place, it only took weeks for your skin to create that irritation and inflammation.
Skin damage takes time (and a lot of well-intentioned bad skincare choices), so does skin repair.
‘Skincare’ is not a quick fix for our skin problems exactly like working out isn’t for a healthy body (I mean would you ever workout for a day and be like oh yes, I am done now. And this one session of workout is enough for maintaining a healthy body all my life. LOL).
Results come from consistency, commitment, and patience.
It’s not about massive things that we do from time to time (professional led treatment for face). It’s about small (wearing sunscreen every day) tiny steps every day.
This makes all the difference.
So please have realistic expectations from your skincare and don’t expect it to change things in two days. You need patience and commitment to see results.
Your skin renewal cycle is 28 days so don’t expect any miracle before that.
Don’t rush it, enjoy your skincare, and enjoy taking care of your skin.
Remember we are working for healthy skin for life and it’s a long-term commitment.
Choose your plan
Skincare Routine Analysis + Recommendation + Detailed Instructions
One entire round of skincare consultation with Sreeja over phone call of 30 minutes
Detailed PDF Doc on Skincare routine analysis with instruction and ingredient information + extras ( face masks etc )
15 days of chat support over email
Skincare Routine Analysis + Recommendations
One entire round of skincare consultation with Sreeja over mail
Detailed PDF Doc on Skincare routine analysis with product recommendations within 48 hours
10 days of chat support over email
Skincare Routine Analysis + Recommendation + Detailed Instructions + Multiple Skin Concerns
One entire round of skincare consultation with Sreeja over Video call of 30 minutes
Routine review call for 20 mins after 45 days
Routine review call for 15 mins after 60 days
Routine review video call for 15 mins after 90 days
Detailed PDF Doc on Skincare routine analysis with instructions and ingredient information
30 days of chat support over email
Ideal for someone who is trying to treat multiple skin concerns(for instance, sensitivity, hyperpigmentation,acne) which requires multiple round of consultations.
Full Routine Review + Extra Support
One entire round of skincare consultation SAME DAY with Sreeja over video call of 30 minutes.
Detailed PDF Doc with full routine review+ extras ( weekly masks)
20 days chat support over mail
One time 20 minutes follow up call
One entire round of skincare consultation with Sreeja over video call of 30 minutes
Firstly,Thankyou so much for understanding my skin so well and recommending the best suited products for me.
Its been around 30 days,I’ve been using the products recommended by you and I can see some major differences on my skin.My pimple healed within 2-3 days which is great,My acne marks are lighter,My skin doesn’t feel stretchy now.
I don’t know how much change is visible through these pictures but I definitely think that I’ve achieved my skin goals through this program.
I’ve already recommended this program to some of my friends who are facing some skin problems.
So this is my second round with you and all I can say I’m truly glad I booked this consultation. I had been trying almost everything to get my acne into control but finally the right medication and routine made it possible . What I like best is that the products were suitable for my skin type and are helping me achieve my skin goals . Also you have been patiently answering all my queries I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is serious about skincare .
And my skincare mantra has changed to - healthy skin first , clear skin second 🙂
All the best for everything
Oh my god! Sreeja where have you been all my life!
I'm so glad that I consulted you for my skin concerns. I started a little late because it was the month of March and my office work was extremely chaotic. Moreover, the delivery of products took some time as well. The chemical exfoliation, double cleansing and martiderm ampoules have been game changer for me. I seriously was looking for an upgrade in my skincare routine and I had no time to visit dermatologist often for the procedure. It's unbelievable that right kind of products can bring such tremendous change in one's skin.
It's been 15 days that I started with the routine and 60% of my issues are gone! That patchy hyperpigmentation is fading.
I wish if you could give me another option for sunscreen. I'll share my before and after pictures with you in a week's time.
I'll certainly recommend you to my friends and also consult you in the future for my issues.
Thank you so very much.
Hi Sreeja !!!Hope you are doing great. I really really want to thank you for guiding me for the just right products. Incorporating them have really helped me to calm my skin and reducing any new breakouts. I can say that my skin is really under control now.
YOU ARE DOING A GREAT GREAT JOB ! PLEASE CONTINUE DOING SO Further, my purging period is under control now and mostly my clogged pores have come out. Since I am PMSing, I just experience 1 single breakout . Isn't it great!!!
Meanwhile I am going to continue with my routine as you told me until I get my product empties. I will be reaching out to you again in 15 days to change a bit of my routine due to change in weather (summer approaching) and focus on my post acne pigmentation.
Glad to have connected with you!!
I am going to continue consulting you before changing any of my skincare routines .
Thanks a lot again !!!
Hello Sreeja I hope you are safe and doing great. I can't thank you enough. After continuous usage of the products that you recommended me, my heart is so full with gratitude towards you. May Almighty Allah grant you great success in your work and life. Send you my today's pictures. It's a huge huge improvement. I still wish to continue these products for some time and I look forward to smooth texture on my face and neck. I'll be consulting you shortly again. The pigmentation and pimple scars have drastically reduced. Please find the attachment. Thank you again.
Hey Sreeja! I have completed one month's journey with your routine. Patiently and slowly my skin is healing. I have sensitive skin. My inflammation is in control and also my acne is more controlled. It’s not like I don’t have acne anymore but yes they are a bit lesser than before. I am really glad to use this routine, I think my skin needs some gentle loving. I am gonna continue using the same routine as of now. Also would love to sort out my post acne scar problem and also my red skin in my next appointment. This one was just to build my barrier. I am giving it enough time to repair itself. Thank you so much. I have dealt with acne my entire life. But since I came back to India, there hasn’t been a respite. I don’t even know enough products which are out there. I am so glad that you could help me. Looking forward to more skin consultations. 🙌🏼😊
So to begin, I want to thank you for everything, right from patiently responding to my questions, guiding me through the process and suggesting amazing products. I am so happy with how my skin feels and looks now! Taking your BHG consultation was the best thing that has happened to my skin. For someone who has never had any skin issues all my life, suddenly getting acne and not knowing how to treat it correctly was extremely challenging, stressful and exhausting. The routine you have suggested has worked perfectly for me. The big, painful active and damaged skin barrier I had when I first consulted you has improved a lot. I still have some active acne and quite a few marks but I'm sure that it will settle and fade over time. Like you always say patience is the key. I have already suggested all my friends having skin skin issues to take your consultation. My sister and mother will also be taking the BHG consultation very soon as they were happy to see the change it brought to my skin.
About the BHG program and your recommendations, I have loved all the products suggested by you. I think my skin texture has improved, though the acne is still there but I truly think my skin has a different glow and I feel really good and confident. I would 100% recommend your program to everyone. I would continue with my current regime as I still have all the products but would like to again take your consultation.
Hello mam, Today I completed 28 days of using all the products.It was an amazing experience. I use a very limited product and my skin has healed ,it glows. There is no acne marks or hyperpigmentation. I have an Eventone skin now. Changes are quite evident than what it was 28 days back. Thanks for all your suggestions you gave me. I am really grateful.
Before giving the feedback I would like to thank you wholeheartedly.I really wish people would come to you before trying on so many products for there skin problem they are facing. Thank god I did not come to you after it was too late. My skin has healed and is still healing so beautifully. I am not exaggerating here, but I literally would have sleepless nights thinking about how bad my skin has changed. For a person who has not dealt with an acne/skin problem throughout her life,this was a nightmare. Deciding to go for a session with you has been one of the best decisions of my life. I'll surely take up another session after my skin healed completely. Keep doing what you do.
How could I say thank you to you? Please let me know if there is any other word better than Thank you. Approaching you was a right decision I have taken before going to the other products. The products that you prescribed aptly suited my skin and I'm enjoying its healing and becoming healthy. Thanks a ton for knowing our skin better and suggesting the products. I would definitely recommend anyone to consult you before investing in any other products. Everything is working well and I would like to continue the products.
Skinoreal has actually introduced me to my first real skincare routine. Sreeja is not only well informed but all her knowledge is grounded in research and the study of skin. Her passion for the subject reflects right through her page and even when she recommends any product. She isn't afraid to be honest, even if that means busting some long held myths! She walks the talk and her love for skin can just been seen by how gorgeous her skin looks. Look forward to learning so much more from her
Hey, I’m using all the products which are recommended by you and i can feel the change in my skin. Also pimples and boils are almost gone. Thank you so much. After a long time my skin is healing again without any medicines just with regular skin care products.
I am someone who has been plagued with dull looking skin from as long as I can remember. It was few months back when I found Sreeja and I am so glad I did. She was all ears when I told her about my predicament and came up with a regimen. It has been few months and I can’t believe how beautiful my skin looks now. Even people who are not very close to me would ask what do I do to keep my skin looking like the way it is. I am 28 years old male with my skin feeling like that of a teenager. All that diabolical dullness is gone and the texture of the skin has improved dramatically. I can’t thank her enough and will always be indebted to her. She’s a fair dinkum and does not endorse any brand. She loves what she does and is the best in the business. I wish there were more skincare experts like her.
I found you while sifting through suggested pages and boy am I glad that it happened when it did since I am going through the worst phase of my skin as I’ve gone off the PCOS medication.
When I emailed you I wasn’t expecting such an elaborate reply and yet there you were asking all the relevant questions to get to the root of my problem.
I was picking up random suggestions from different pages and ending up hurting my skin.... on the contrary you’ve put me on the simplest of regimes and I’m sure it’ll work for me!
I would like to use the traditional and often used trope of ‘how this changed my life’ but her advice truly did. There is always a simple skincare routine to fall back on when I get stressed and I have saved so much money because these products are good and last long. I am glad she is in this field because she is very perceptive, patient, and rigorous with her research. I cannot thank her enough for making such a complicated and more market-driven than the consumer-friendly world of skincare more accessible. There is no substitute for having healthy skin and I have learnt and seen that through Sreeja’s extremely knowledgeable advice.