I have had acne as far back as I can remember. When my acne came, it came fast and never went away. It was fourth grade when my acne started, I remember so vividly because of the mean things my classmates would say, especially boys that I liked. The acne started on my forehead, very bumpy. I was only about ten years young when this happened, it's actually pretty traumatizing to get acne at such a young age.
In just a matter of years since my acne started, I've spent hundreds of dollars on over the counter cleansers and exfoliates. Some of these products only gave short-term results. I've tried any over the counter acne cleansers you can think of. I even started to use Lush products because I thought that since they were natural they would make a difference, which my skin loved but I wasn't always consistent with the products and they are a little pricey.
I never really knew what caused my acne. Many say it's hormonal or genetic, surprisingly most of my family doesn't have any acne problems.
Not until more recent years, I was experimenting to see if there are things that do make my acne worse such as dairy products. Which I did find that I had more breakouts when I consumed dairy products frequently, so that was something I decided to cut out for the most part. It is also said that your diet can affect your acne, which I found to be somewhat true.
As I've gotten older, I've started to hide it behind makeup. Except for when I just don't care and don't want my face to break out even more.
After all these years of letting my acne control my life, I am now taking my life back. I want to love myself whether I have acne or not but mostly I just want a solution. I have decided to seek medical help from a dermatologist to figure out what has been going on with my skin all these years.
I have so many unanswered questions I want to ask. I've even set up an appointment to get dermaplaning! People mostly know it as just shaving your face but it's way more than that. It is performed by an esthetician. It can be pricey, but I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get beautiful skin. I am extremely excited and emotional to finally get a solution to my acne.