After 10 years of battling hormonal acne, which surfaced at the age of 11, Janae “Sunshine” Edwards sought to learn about proper skincare on her own and turned it into a business. to help others suffering from the disease.
Although she was never bullied at school or felt humiliated when the acne flared up consistently, Edwards was determined from a young age to take control of gravity. of the infection in his face.
During her teenage years, she would often try various home remedies to get her breakouts under control. She tried a wide range of items — apple cider vinegar as a toner, a mixture of baking soda and lime, or even cornmeal — as a mask.
Later, she switched to using natural products like turmeric, tea tree oil and quaco leaves, an herbal remedy used to treat rashes and eczema flare-ups on the skin.
These helped, but not to the extent that she would have liked.
“It was [a] to struggle against … . I have never been to a dermatologist. All I was using was home care and trying to pop the pimples. Going to school, my face was, you know, bump, bump all around,” she said. the gleaner.
At times, Edwards said his self-esteem plummeted.
But as he got older, his determination to overcome the disease only grew stronger.
After graduating from Oberlin High School in 2018, Edwards enrolled in the Face Place Institute of Aesthetics.
At 19, she founded Sunshine’s Glow, which has since grown to offer not only skincare services, but also body waxing, massage and eyelash extensions, which has become a popular niche in the world. beauty industry.
“However, my main focus is skincare,” she said, adding that while there is no cure for acne, there are ways to manage and control it.
Her sister, Joyhi Edwards, 24, also had acne mainly on her cheeks and back.
Although she is the younger of the two, Edwards has motivated Joyhi to take better care of her skin.
“Every time I find something new, I tell her I’m going to use it, so I motivate her because I like skincare more than she does. So basically, I go into skincare. the skin to help others and help her,” Edwards revealed.
Both sisters have since taken charge of their condition.
Edwards, who works Monday to Saturday, said business fluctuates and the majority of those booking appointments range from teenagers to 40s seeking acne facials.
“I have clients who go to dermatologists and who always come back to me. They say dermatologists just take their money, look at their face for two minutes and never tell them to do a treatment or a facial or anything like that again,” she said.
“They give them cream and the cream doesn’t work. The cream makes it worse,” she added, noting that while she is not trying to hit the profession, specialists will just examine the skin and prescribe medication rather than perform the treatment and the in-depth care needed to remedy certain infections.
Edwards encourages young girls and their parents to invest in seeing a dermatologist and other beauty professionals who can start treatment early to help their children avoid bullying, which many people face in life. school because of their illness.
“If you don’t have the money, see if you can spray your face [with a warm towel]“, she advised.
Edwards can be reached at 876-853-2410 or by email at [email protected] She can also be found on Instagram at sunshines.glow.