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Q&A with Michelle Fuller, 2019 Acne Expert of the Year

Q&A with Michelle Fuller, 2019 Acne Expert of the Year

In 2018, we began holding an annual Acne Expert of the Year contest to celebrate the incredible life-changing results accomplished by our talented community of Acne Experts and their committed clientele. This is not just an opportunity to win a prize, but to gain exposure as an exceptional esthetician that not only achieves results but supports and guides their clientele towards the ultimate reward of their hard work: confidence. As we hold our 3rd year of this contest, we picked the brain of our 2019 winner, Michelle Fuller, to reveal just how special being an Acne Expert is, and how successful you and your clientele can be treating acne.

How long have you been treating acne?

I became a Face Reality Acne Specialist in 2016 and I have personally been using the products to keep my skin clear since 2013.

What inspired you to become an Acne Expert?

I struggled with acne from a very young age. I was teased often, and it really took an emotional toll on me. I tried everything from over-the-counter acne products to birth control, antibiotics, and prescription acne topicals. Nothing worked. I began seeing a fellow Face Reality Acne Expert who completely changed my skin. It was during that experience I knew I wanted to pursue esthetics and specialize in acne. After experiencing what the products could do, I wanted to help clear the skin of as many people as possible.

Michelle Fuller with ClientWhat inspired you to become an Acne Expert?

I struggled with acne from a very young age. I was teased often, and it really took an emotional toll on me. I tried everything from over-the-counter acne products to birth control, antibiotics, and prescription acne topicals. Nothing worked. I began seeing a fellow Face Reality Acne Expert who completely changed my skin. It was during that experience I knew I wanted to pursue esthetics and specialize in acne. After experiencing what the products could do, I wanted to help clear the skin of as many people as possible.

What tips would you share to an aspiring esthetician?

When I chose to become an esthetician, I already knew acne was my passion. The best tip I have is to pursue what you are most passionate about. This allows you to focus on just one thing or maybe a few but allows you to be a master of your craft. I have chosen solely to treat acne which allows me to focus on getting to the root causes and how to properly treat it.

We’re certain you have many successful clients under your belt, can you tell us one of your favorite client success stories?

I would have to say that Hope, my client submission for Face Reality Acne Expert of the Year [2019], is one of my favorite client success stories. She was one of my first acne clients when I became certified in 2016. She came to me religiously every two weeks for treatment, used her products twice daily, switched to a non-comedogenic makeup, adjusted other lifestyle choices, and incorporated recommended supplements. She trusted the process and put her faith in me when I was newly licensed. She has been a dream to work with.

What are your favorite diet and lifestyle tips to share with clients? Anything that catches them by surprise?

I do my best to help each acne client understand their acne triggers. Avoiding (or limiting) dairy, soy, peanut butter, excess sugar, and processed foods that cause inflammation is a favorite diet tip. Some of the things I find catch many clients by surprise is that the type of laundry detergent they are using may be contributing to their acne as well as fabric softener and dryer sheets.

We must ask: do you enjoy doing extractions?

Who doesn't?! So satisfying!

Michelle’s story is both unique and inspiring; not only was she introduced to the possibility of becoming an Acne Expert as an acne client herself but has found success solely through acne services. The contest winning results she accomplished with her client Hope is not just a possibility for seasoned professionals—newly certified Acne Experts can make a huge difference in someone’s life almost immediately. As Acne Experts, you are improving lives immeasurably, submit your results to enter to win and remind yourself of all the life-changing work you do every day.

Remember, your clients can submit their results too!

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