Eboni K. Williams Opens Up About Her Battle With “Severe” Acne

Eboni K. Williams loves a good beat face more than anyone – check out his confessional looks. But her relationship with makeup has come full circle over the years.

The 38 year old man The Real Housewives of New York star exclusively said We Weekly that she found herself “addicted” to a face full of foundation in her late teens and early twenties as she battled “severe” acne.

“It’s been a journey for me,” she said. “Anyone who has suffered [acne] or continues to suffer from it will tell you how it really affects your whole life. It’s very hard to feel good in this world — especially in this Instagram world — when you don’t feel good about yourself. »

“I wouldn’t go to the grocery store without a full face,” said the Revolt recalled co-host. “It was just really debilitating.”

Eboni K.Williams.

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After struggling for years and trying everything from Accutane, an oral treatment for severe acne, to Retin-A, a dermatological prescription, Williams turned to SkinCeuticals. And armed with a stellar routine, she finally got her breakouts under control.

“Getting my skin to a place where I’m confident I can come out with just a little moisturizer and feel as good as I do with a full face has been a process,” she revealed. “I love makeup and I love glam, but it really starts at the base of the skin. It’s your canvas. Having what I call a ‘makeup optional skin’ is really important.”

So what products got her to the “makeup optional” stage? CE Ferulic is her “holy grail” vitamin C serum. “I’ve been using it for probably eight years now and I’ll never be without it,” the reality star said. We.

Williams swears by AGE Eye Complex. “I don’t sleep much, so I try to keep those bags at bay,” she said. “Their [eye creams] are not all created equal and I’ve done my work around that. It’s one of the best out there.

In addition to SkinCeuticals, Williams swears by the “fantastic” Shani Darden Retinol Reform, Clean and Clear Persa Gel 10, which she calls the “best spot treatment on the market,” and good old CVS Moisturizing Face Lotion. .

Last, but not least, is the “most important” step: sunscreen. She goes ? The SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense, which has been in her arsenal since the day she turned 25.

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