I remember skyping with my family, back when I lived abroad and had cystic acne.
Their first question to me was always: “How are you?”… and the second was always: “How’s your skin?”.
I remember staying with a friend’s family for the holidays. At some point during dinner, I noticed everyone around the table staring at me.
They started to discuss what the heck was wrong with my skin.
I let them settle on “Don’t eat spicy food” (which I don’t), and I luckily managed to change the subject without bursting into tears.
I remember volunteering in a retreat center, and systematically avoiding a certain lady who, everytime she saw me, would very loudly ask how I was doing, while pointing at my inflamed cheeks.
If you suffer from acne, you’re likely to relate to these experiences.
And you probably have a million memories that come to your mind!
You’re fed up with people giving you skin advice you haven’t sought? I feel you.
So what do people say?
Ah! The stuff people say when they notice that ready-to-pop spot… [Read more…]