I have been doing fashion editorial photo shoots for a couple of years now, and I can tell you that deadlines are insane! Once the editorial calendar is set, the magazine team immediately starts scouting for clothes and accessories and models. Then the next step is to book everything and find the most original locations to shoot.

Now, all this sounds fascinating and well-coordinated if it weren’t for last minute changes that happen all the time. Anything from the weather shifting to a model being caught in a social media faux pas can take the whole project back to square one. Unfortunately, a serious case of acne isn’t enough to keep a photo shoot waiting and you could get fired for not making sure you were up to it.

A pimple popped up on my nose one week before the set date, and whatever I did, it wouldn’t go away. In fact, I think it only got bigger! To be honest, I have no idea what caused it, but I knew I would get major backlash from the magazine team for not taking care of myself. My roommate came to the rescue with her FaceDoctor’s natural acne soap, but I told her I needed something stronger. She told me this wasn’t about using something stronger. This was about using something that would respect my skin’s balance and would be an effective natural skin treatment. FaceDoctor’s sea buckthorn oil soap was all I needed, according to her.

Well, I was desperate enough to try something as crazy as a natural product, and I’m so glad I did! I couldn’t believe how that pimple started to vanish in the first couple of days! By the time the photo shoot day came, the pimple was gone, and my skin looked amazing! I’m serious! Everyone told me my skin looked better than ever. So much so they even thought I was pregnant because of all that glow!