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My Skin Story - So Far...

Posted by lxEllaBella, 17 August 2012 · 564 views

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So, here I am - 4 Years since I got my first ever spot and writing a blog to help all other teen-acne-sufferers.
I had completely flawless skin until I was 12, it started off just the odd spot here and there and ended in a full on mask of spots Posted Image
I was in Senior school at the time and other girls my age had flawless skin and would complain when they had one tiny little pimple - I used to wish I was them, I wouldn't once complain if I had just one spot...
My skin got to the point where I would get up in the morning, look in the mirror and refuse to go out. Sometimes I took time out of school because I couldn't cover my face in enough make-up to look like the other girls. I knew that smothering my face in makeup wasn't good for my skin, but when your young all you want to do is pretend that they arent there. People would walk up to me in the hallways and ask me if I had some kind of skin disease or if there was something wrong with me.
At this point I had tried everything - Acne treatments from the chemists to face scrubs.
When I hit 15, I had had enough, I finally dragged myself to the doctors to see if they had any ideas on how I could clear it up. She prescribed me a tablet called Tetracyle which I have currently been taking for a year - It has helped so much, Don't get me wrong I have the odd spot here and there but nothing major like I used to. I also use Sudocrem on just the problem areas and wash my face with a face scrub every morning.
It's taken me 5 long years to get my skin back on track, and by following a healthy diet and using healthy natural facial scrubs i'm hoping I won't fall back to how I was Posted Image Attached Image




Hi Ella Posted Image

Sounds like you've made good progress. Glad to hear the antibiotics and so on have been a help for you. I know how stressful it can be going in search of solutions and it's often a frustrating case of trial and error. Took me thirteen years to get to the bottom of it, but it's totally worth it once you can remove that source of such upset and start building up your confidence again and feel better in yourself. If I may say so, acne or not, you're pretty! I hope you continue to progress further and that you can enjoy where your skin's at now.
Your story is uplifting and you are too cute. You look just like a little doll with porcelain features. I too have an acne recovery story but its just a litany of drugs, all of whom work wonders..retin-a, amoxicillin, Keflex,benzaclin, topical clindamycin...anti-bacterial face soap..
Thankyou so much for your lovely comments (: It is true, having clearer skin has boosted my confidence millions (:

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