In middle school and high school I had the occasional pimple or hormonal break out but it really wasn't anything too bad.
Last winter I was hit hard by some pretty terrible acne. It took me months and months and months to get it under control. I cried and cried and couldn't figure out what was wrong with my skin. To make matters worse I was right in the middle of esthetician school. How are people going to want to come get facials from me when I can't even keep my own skin under control?
All my teachers tried everything on me. I had numerous chemical peels, microdermabrasions, facials, had high frequency done on my face, tried every product in the world, drank tons of wheatgrass shots, changed my laundry detergent, you name it, I tried it.
It's interesting just how much acne can consume your life. I never wanted to go out, I was constantly worried that people were just staring at my face. I was beyond insecure.
I wish I could tell you what fixed my problem. In all honesty, I have no idea. The salicylic acid chemical peels seemed to help the most. I think that I just had to wait it out. Sometimes our body's go through hormonal fluctuations and unfortunately they manifest themselves through our skin a lot of the time.
Here are a couple of photos from when I had my breakout. I wanted to have photos so that I could share it with my clients and friends to show that there is hope. Now these photos are super embarrassing and I can't believe I'm posting them for the internet to see.
Tips to Prevent Acne
Avoid touching your face
keep hair out of face
Eat a well balanced diet
Change pillowcase regularly
Use products recommended for your skin type
Drink plenty of water
Take time to relax during the day Stress is one of the leading factors in adult acne!
Get a facial if your budget allows so that your skin can get a deep cleanse
^^ I am so glad it finally cleared up. Nothing puts a damper on your confidence like bad skin.^^