My Skincare Hack For Bright, Glowing Skin

How I whipped my skin back into shape with The Face Shop's Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

After  a month in Spain and England where I was drinking wine daily, loading up on way too much sodium (fine hams and cheeses, anyone?) and not sleeping enough, my skin looked horrible. Seriously. This was the roughest my skin had looked in a while. Throw in sitting in the sun for hours on Estepona’s pretty beaches, and my skin looked like a lunar landscape. When I got home,  I immediately reached for my favourite brightening serum.

I looked closely at my skin and noticed that I had some dark spots, along with unevenness on my face. I also needed to curb the little zits that took residence on my forehead, further making my skin look dull and lifeless.

How I whipped my skin back into shape with The Face Shop's Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

The Face Shop’s Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum has been my go-to for clearing up such problems. It’s fine formulation is geared towards brightening skin first and foremost. In addition, it helps to reduce fine lines, pigmentation, dark spots and dull skin tone. That right there pretty much described my post-Europe face.

Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum is pretty fancy. It contains pearl powder! Yeah – you read that right. The pearl powder helps to reflect light offering a beautiful glow.

How I whipped my skin back into shape with The Face Shop's Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

My oil glands were on overdrive after sitting under the sun for too long and I constantly looked greasy. I had to park my heavy moisturizer and face oils for a bit as they just felt too heavy. This serum though has a really nice and light moisturizing quality. In fact, for the first couple of weeks after returning from my trip, I used it as a moisturizer.

Note: Yehwadam has a fresh, floral scent. I know some of you prefer unscented products. I did notice that the floral scented eventually went way after about 30 mins or so.

How I whipped my skin back into shape with The Face Shop's Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

I’ve now been home from Europe for almost three weeks and I feel like my skin has recovered. The greasies are gone, my skin is more even, the few dark spots have lightened considerably and my skin feels and looks glowy thanks to this serum.

Have you tried The Face Shop’s Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum? You should check out the The Face Shop asap. They’ve just entered Canada! Ever had issues getting your skin back into shape after indulging too much? Share in the comments!

*A big thanks to The Face Shop for this press sample in exchange for my honest opinion.




  1. October 16, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Thanks for the tip! I’m always looking for ways to brighten my 40 year old complexion! ?

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 11:39 am

      GIRL! I am all about the skin brightness!! This one is quite nice and I actually love that it’s a little thicker and more moisturizing than your average serum. My skin is definitely looking up!

  2. Cheryl AR
    October 16, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Thanks for the tips and glad you had a lovely vacation. I saw the vlogs and they were fun to watch 🙂

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 11:38 am

      You’re welcome! So glad you liked the vlogs! They are always so fun to film!

  3. October 16, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Ok, this product sounds amazing! I’ve never even heard of it before. But judging by how great your skin looks, I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 11:36 am

      You’re welcome, Terri! It’s a new line that is quite good! Give it a go when you have the chance!

  4. October 16, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Dark spots and dull skin are my kryptonite. I must check out that serum.

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Hey Cheryl – I hear ya, girl! If you do get it, use it 2-3 times a week only. It has some skin lighteners in it and careful application is required in order to not overdo it!! xo

  5. October 16, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Great tips and good products. However, I want to take the trip part too lol! You had me at fine hams 🙂

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Hahaha! Looks like I had everybody at “fine hams” – hahahaha!

  6. October 16, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I am cracking up laughing at a lunar landscape. That is freaking hilarious. I got serious about my skin care a few months ago and I see great progress.

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      That’s fantastic, Mimi! Any tips to share? Glad I could make you lol!!

  7. October 16, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I have been promising to get mine back into shape. Too much everything right now. Stress, bad food, little sleep. My skin needs work!

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Sounds like you need a vacation, hun!

  8. October 17, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I am working on my skincare routine. I’ve been carefree for some time now! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Yes ma’am! Water is key!! And thanks for reading!

  9. Kita
    October 17, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    My skin is in good shape right now but I know I will need to pay more attention to it as I get older. This serum sounds like something I need to invest in.

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      My number one piece of advice? Sun in moderation! As black women, we have natural protection, but we do sugar sagging from too much sun. Find a good sunscreen and pretty hat if you are going to sit in the sun for extended periods of time!

  10. October 18, 2017 / 1:41 am

    I have never heard of this product before, I must admit I need to face a care routine for my face because I currently don’t have one. Glad you had a great trip

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Tiffany! Here’s a little skincare advice: I’ve had great luck sticking to using products from one line. So, get a toner, cleanser, serum and moisturizer all from the same brand. They are formulated to work together. Good luck! P.S. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep!

  11. October 18, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Oooo pearl powder. Your skin does have a nice glow to it! I’ve been pretty good to my skin lately. I do need to drink more water though since that’s the foundation for great skin and good health.

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you! Yes – water is key… and sleep!

  12. October 18, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I would love to try this serum! I need a new serum actually! Love the way your skin looks!

  13. October 25, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Your skin looks amazing! I have the exact same issues right now! Need to increase my water intake and decrease my sugar!

    • Dominique
      October 25, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Hi Zuqueta! You have really nice skin too! Above everything else, upping my water intake really helped!

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