MEET BANISH WARRIOR: EMILY KEEL
BIRTHDAY? June 24, 1994
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I am from Portsmouth in the UK!
3 UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT YOU?
- Ladybirds and Butterflies are my lucky animals.
- I HATE sesame seeds.
- When I was growing up I wanted to be a hairdresser.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR THINGS YOU DO ON YOUR FREE TIME?
I like to go out for walks in the countryside and spend time with the people I love. I also just try to chill out as much as I can in my free time. Going to the gym or a yoga class. Cooking and baking.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
Hopefully with my own little gym/class studio somewhere! I’m currently growing my Personal Training business and want to help inspire as many women and men as possible to feel happier and healthier.
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU?
Kind, caring and a complete weirdo.
YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE NIGHT SONG?
You will NEVER catch me doing Karaoke, my singing voice is awful! But it would probably be something by Beyonce.
IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT POWERS WOULD YOU HAVE?
To be able to fly, and be super strong! That would be very cool!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
Oh, I have loads! But one of the best was a huge family holiday to Greece!
BEST ADVICE YOUR PARENTS GAVE YOU?
They give me LOADS of advice all the time. I’m so lucky to have such supportive parents that help me out a lot.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST UNUSUAL TALENT?
Singing really badly! Or tidying up very quickly haha!
IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Cake! I have a huge sweet tooth.🍰
YOUR SKIN TYPE? At the moment, whilst on Accutane, it’s very dry. But it used to be combination.
WHEN DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST PIMPLE?
When I was about 11 or 12 I think! As soon as I started going through puberty I got a few spots.
WHEN DID YOUR ADULT ACNE START?
After my teenage years, my skin calmed, but it started breaking out a lot again when I was 22.
TOP 3 SKINCARE RULES YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t pick or squeeze your spots! Keep your skincare regime simple. Drink LOADS of water!
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC DIET TO HELP WITH YOUR SKIN / FOOD YOU AVOID?
I personally avoid dairy as that does make me break out, but I don’t follow any specific diets. I tried going gluten free, dairy free and egg free but that didn’t help my skin in any way. Everybody is different and diet works for some people, but it didn’t for me.
HAVE YOU TAKEN ACCUTANE TO HELP WITH YOUR ACNE?
Yes, it has been the best decision ever!
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO ON ACCUTANE?
My mental health started declining due to my acne so I knew I needed to try it. I had been desperate to cure my skin without medication and by doing it all naturally but unfortunately, my skin was just getting worse. Accutane was my last resort but I’m glad that I did it.
WHAT TREATMENTS HAVE YOU TRIED BEFORE COMMITTING TO IT?
So many! Changing diet, having laser treatment, LED light therapy, homeopathy, Duac cream, supplements, loads of different skin care regimes and antibiotics.
WHAT ARE SOME SIDE EFFECTS YOU EXPERIENCED?
There are quite a few! Dryness is the biggest side effect I’ve suffered with. My skin, eyes, and nose have been very dry. I have also suffered from headaches from time to time. Towards the middle of my course, I started feeling nauseous at times and I have been feeling very fatigued. I have also had muscle and joint stiffness.
WILL YOU STILL RECOMMEND IT?
Yes!! I would definitely recommend it. It has transformed my skin and my mental state!
FAVORITE BANISH PRODUCTS?
The Vitamin C Elixir, Vitamin C Cream, and the Banish Oil. I haven’t tried everything yet as I am on accutane but I can’t wait to try everything!
WHAT’S YOUR BANISH SKINCARE ROUTINE?
After cleansing, I put the Vitamin C cream on in the morning under my SPF moisturizer. I use Banish Oil after cleansing in the evening. I use the Elixir if I feel like I need a boost of hydration throughout the day.
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