This is an article I have been wanting to write for the past 6 months.
I think I am mostly writing it for myself! To help me mourn the years of my life that acne made challenging, and to celebrate the blossoming new me.
I hope you’ll get something out of it! Please enlighten me with your knowledge and experience in the comments below the article 🙂
Back in my bad acne days, and even when I was religiously doing Tracy’s Academy, I was utterly convinced that Tracy was wrong about one thing: there was no way that my emotions could affect my acne.
In other words, there was no tangible proof whatsoever that the shame (of having to let people see me like this) I constantly felt could somehow increase the number of cysts on my face.
You see, I knew that if I gave in to that yummy-looking chocolate fudge cake at the coffee shop, I would definitely break out a couple hours later.
I saw this very cause-to-effect relationship between cake eating and new breakouts on my face.
That’s it! I didn’t see any link between my anxiety and more pimples – and therefore, there was none.
And so acne strictly had to do with my physical body: what I ate, what I put on my face, how well and long I slept at night, etc.