This is a wonderful guest post from reader Denise, full of advice and encouragement for your clear skin journey.
Her main message: perfection and an aggressive, prison-like approach to healing just doesn’t work!
An Unexpected Beginning
I’d been living with adult acne for over 7 years. It has taught me a lot about the importance of taking care of my body and to live my life to the fullest.
Today I’m totally acne-free but as any other woman, I can get a small pimple around that time of the month. Being acne free is a big dream coming true and a huge goal that I strove for over a loooong time.
My acne story began when I unexpectedly started to get a lot of pimples around my early 20s. You should know that I didn’t suffer from acne AT ALL during my teenage years so this was quite a shocker for me.
I immediately felt how the pimples affected my self-esteem and I wanted them gone as soon as possible.
I tried contraceptives, didn’t work.
I tried the mild versions of antibiotics but those really messed up my body.
I also started to see a dermatologist but I very soon lost all faith in them because the treatments didn’t work and this only seemed to harm and scar my already sensitive skin.
After this period of four years, I stopped believing that any clinical doctor could help me with my acne. I had to dig deeper than that. [Read more…]