This is a reader story by Love Vitamin reader Meagan (submit your own reader story here).
Meagan is also the author of the Love Vitamin article called ‘Meagan’s Success Story – After Seven Years of Suffering from Acne, I Finally Feel Free!‘
There’s no doubt about it, acne sucks. It can make you shy away from social activities, avoid all mirrors and fear having your picture taken, even in full make-up.
That’s why what I’m about to say may surprise you.
Do you know what the best thing is about having a nasty breakout?
You get to take a ‘before’ photo!
Yes, Hear Me Out On This One…
A photo is truly worth a thousand words, particularly when it comes to acne. Most often, the painful inflammation is right there in front of you, on the surface and incredibly visible.
It’s one of the unfortunate realities of skin disorders.
But, I say flip this around and use it to your advantage by documenting the moment. It may feel like the last thing you want to do, but it can be a helpful part of your healing process. [Read more…]