This is a reader story by Love Vitamin reader Elina (submit your own reader story here)
Here is my acne story and I’m eager to share it with you!
As a teenager, I always had the most perfect skin. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I started getting acne. I’m a 39 year old woman now.
I developed acne on my face and on my body, especially on my back and chest.
I remember it was my sister’s graduation party from the high school, and I had bought a pretty dress. But then I just couldn’t bring myself to wear it… the skin on my décolleté just looked far too embarrassing 🙁
I tried antibiotics for six months and they cleared my skin, but after that time they stopped working and my acne returned.
Over the years, I tried pretty much “everything”. Even emotional freedom technique, homeopathy, hypnosis, ayurveda, zinc, Diane nova, benxoyl peroxide…you name it. All that was always just a temporary fix.
I Realized the Acne Was Hormonal…
When I was 30+ years old, my PMS also started to become much worse, and I realized that the acne on my face was mostly hormonal.
The rest of the month I would have a flawless face, but with PMS….suddenly my face was full of these awful, inflamed spots and totally clogged.
I thought, I really can’t continue living like this, wasting 1/3 of my life every month!! 🙁