Today we welcome a guest story from Domh, sharing her success with The Love Vitamin method!
Right around puberty is when the acne started. I would have the occasional spot on my chin, cheek, near my nose, etc…but the worst of it was the countless, tiny bumps all over my forehead.
No over-the-counter methods worked, so when I was 12 we went to the dermatologist. I went on an oral prescription, tetracycline, and a prescription topical cream. I also got rid of my bangs.
The bumps cleared up, but I still had the odd zit here and there, as one does when they are a teen!
Fast forward seven years, I go on birth control, get married, and begin “adulting”. My skin stayed pretty clear, even when I got off of birth control.
My skin has always been what I would call combination… cheeks completely fine, but the T-zone and chin were always greasy by the end of the day. But still, it just wasn’t a problem acne-wise.
In fact, I would often be complimented on my “beautiful skin”, or my “ivory complexion”. Clear skin was a part of my identity.
At that point, my regular routine included an anti-acne exfoliant in the morning, and then a gentle cleanser to remove makeup at night, toner, and moisturizer. Years without a major incident.
But Things Changed and Clear Skin Was Now a Memory
And then… something happened. It crept up slowly, but a few months after my 30th birthday, I realized the bumps that had tormented me in my pre-teen and early teen years had returned! [Read more…]