Alyssa's Skin Story

Alyssa's Skin Story

Skin Story: Alyssa M.

This is a series of skin stories written by Atolla users about their relationship with their skin. Alyssa shares how difficult it was to figure out what was causing her skin to break out and how to find the right products and ingredients to help.

In her words:

Like most people, the worst time for my skin was in high school. I tried different medications throughout my high school years, but nothing really did the trick. I just didn’t understand my skin and what was causing the breakouts. It was frustrating so I tried turning to my dermatologist for help but never really found a successful solution.

I’m a huge fan of working out, and I’m always trying to find new ways to exercise. Right now I switch between pilates, yoga, and high-intensity cardio. Along with exercise, I do my best to maintain a healthy diet, but I can immediately tell when my diet has been off because I become extremely prone to breakouts (hence why my skin typically breaks out on the weekends). Similar to my diet, I love traveling, but something about the change in behavior and environment completely throws off my skin and results in pretty bad breakouts.

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Alyssa M.
Atolla User

The medication I would try from the dermatologist really caused my skin to dry and it made me feel like my skin was actually getting worse and not better. So then I changed all my products to skincare that was meant for sensitive skin since I was not sure what the issue was. Next, I tried facials, which was not what I needed at the time for my skin — it seemed to just irritate my skin further. It was a frustrating process to try to find something that worked. 


I was introduced to Atolla by a friend who uses it. I was always told I had oily skin but after going through Atolla’s Skin Health Kit, I found out that my skin actually isn’t that oily after all. After just a week of using my serum, I really felt like my skin was overall hydrated and brighter. Usually, my skin gets really dry in the winter, but now that I have been using my Atolla serum, my skin feels like butter!

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Alyssa M.
Atolla User

I’ve never been happier about my skin, especially since it has been more consistent. I feel like I have more control over my skin and skincare. If I had one piece of advice for people struggling with their skin and finding the right product for them, I’d say try Atolla! Be patient in finding your right match and letting your skin adjust. And oil is great for your skin!

- Alyssa M. (New York, NY)