We are so very delighted and honored to introduce Valerie Proano as KmS Mineral Essentials Brand Ambassador!
Valerie will be featured in a new campaign for KmS Mineral Essentials which will run through Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and on KmSMineralEssentials.com.
Valerie is a strong, passionate young woman living with Dysautonomia, an autonomic nervous system illness that at times can cause problematic issues with the skin. Valerie is committed to helping women who battle chronic illness gain their confidence and feel their very best through using natural, gentle makeup and skincare.
We recently sat down with our beautiful new Ambassador to learn a little bit more.
KmS: Our readers would love to know a little more about you!
Valerie: I’m 23. About 3 years ago, my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia. It’s really been a tough road, but I’ve been fighting hard everyday to gain my health back. Last year around this time, I was unable to stand and walk on my own. I’ve come a long way since then!
When I was bedridden, I really gravitated towards makeup and all things beauty. It became my main outlet to express myself. Now, I’m focusing on my Etsy business and helping spread awareness about invisible illnesses and one day hope to change the stigma.
KmS: Why the interest in Ambassadorship with KmS?
Valerie: I really wanted to be a part of the program because I really connected and loved what KmS Mineral Essentials stands for and their mission to help empower women and make them feel beautiful again! I wanted to promote that to my audience of chronically ill women who also struggle with skin issues.
KmS: What would someone be surprised to learn about you?
Valerie: When I was in high school, I would chase Boy Bands and fly all over the US to be at their concerts!
KmS: What do you do for fun?
Valerie: I enjoy doing my makeup and experimenting with new looks1 I also love doing crafts and painting.
KmS: What is your favorite KmS product?
Valerie: So far, my favorite is Vanish Under Eye Concealer. I love that it gives you beautiful coverage for those stubborn under eye circles. A bonus to it working so well is that it also smells amazing!
Got questions for Valerie about Dysautonomia, or chronic illness and beauty? Please post your question or comment below!