I get compliments on how my skin has that 'glow’
Not afraid to say it how it is, WA based influencer mamma Sheree (Ree) Nelson started her Instagram account for fun. It was her way of ‘getting out there’ and creating friendships online - her community has since grown to almost 40k. With warmth and honesty, Ree shares all things motherhood, health, beauty, and fashion.
Ree’s intention for 2021 is to focus on self-love and do more of the things that make her feel good! We’re thrilled esmi is part of her skincare routine and has helped boost her skin confidence. With combination skin, Ree knows the struggle of dealing with skin that’s oily and breaking out one day and dry and irritated the next!
We had a chat with Ree on her skin challenges and why self-care is everything in her busy world!
What was your biggest skin challenge prior to using esmi?
Prior to using esmi, I was at a loss as I was spending so much money on skincare that did not agree with my skin!
I would say I have combination skin. It would go from being oily with constant breakouts or days where it would be dry and irritated. There was so much in-between which was frustrating.
How did that challenge make you feel?
It made me feel frustrated as all a girl wants is nice skin, am I right!?
If my skin was not looking nice then my makeup would not sit well. I started to feel a bit self-conscious. All I've ever wanted was to be able to wear no makeup and have my skin glowing and feeling amazing!
What changed after starting with esmi?
The first initial change I noticed was my skin balanced out and I no longer had days of feeling dry or oily. I no longer have random breakouts (unless it's that time, haha) but I feel more confident in my skin.
I can actually wear no makeup and I get compliments on how my skin has that 'glow.'
What are some ways that you practice self-care in such a busy, demanding world?
Being a mum, working part-time and influencing I never have much time left over in my day. But, I have learnt to put myself first as it's so important to look after yourself!
Self-care to me isn't just treating yourself to getting your hair done, nails or putting on a face mask. It's really appreciating those times you have to yourself to go for a walk, read a book and really connect with yourself on a whole other level.
I really appreciate the time where my daughter is in bed and I finally get to sit down and take in everything.
What is something that people don’t know about you?
Something that shocks people is that although I am incredibly confident online - I can talk about anything and everything to my followers on my stories which get thousands of views - when it comes to in-person, I am shy as anything.
It's something I've been trying to work on as to some people I come across as being rude but in reality I can be socially awkward (unless I have a drink, haha.)
What did you wish you knew 10 years ago?
You do you! I wish I knew that it's okay to be yourself and to put yourself first.
Don't rely on other people to make you happy and to make sure you always put yourself first...PERIOD!
There is so much pressure from society that you have to be a type of person and have to have your life sorted by a certain age. This is, in fact, totally incorrect as I look at my life and how far I have come at 26 and still have no idea what the hell I'm doing.
I'm only just figuring out what I want to achieve, what big goals I want to accomplish and I am still so young. My life is in no way sorted but I am so thankful for my family and my beautiful daughter.