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On that post, I talked about how there were 5 to 6 pimples forming on my chin, however a couple of them wouldn't come to surface. Because of this those bad boys hurt so badly, I called into work. The pain was realllll.
& not to mention I did one of the worst things ever, I applied alcohol on my pimples<----- big NO NO! From a few years back I learned that alcohol dries the pimple out, however I must've forgot alcohol leaves a ugly dark mark. (Attached is a photo) anyways, after the pimples came to surface, some ice & spot treatment did the job! Now I'm just waiting for the dead skin to remove itself & new beautiful skin to rejuvenate!
Side note: other than this breakout, my skin is doing great! No makeup- no breakouts! ☺️
It's time to stop beating yourself up over your imperfections, over your flaws, your insecurities.
It's time to learn to love & appreciate yourself. It's time to look in the mirror & believe that "you are beautiful" that you are unstoppable & fearless! Stop feeding your fears with the opinions of others. So often we hold ourselves back because of what someone else thinks of us. Don't let people make you feel uncomfortable about being comfortable in your own skin.
Be secure in your flaws, accept & understand your flaws, that way no one can use them against you! Stop being something that you're not, you're only honest with others when you're honest with yourself! The public you should be the same exact you behind closed doors.
Stop allowing this world to think you're not good enough, YOU ARE! Stop living up to the standards society creates, you're a unique individual. Learn to love you, so you can be happy! It's time to free yourself, it's time to rise above all the negative opinions. Fix your mind on "I'm beautiful" so no person can make you feel insecure.
Trust me, I'm know the battle. I know the struggle you all are facing. However From this day forward I'm making a promise to myself. It's time to live mylife & stopping allowing "acne" my flaws to hold me back! I'm taking control of what's mine. It's time to smile again, it's time to embrace myself with no limits!
It's my dying wish for all of you to do the same. Speak positivity, be positive! Stop crying over things you can change. Get up & make a change! & most importantly embrace your flaws, when you change your attitude regrading a problem you open up so many opportunities for growth. It's time to grow, & learn to love ones self
Ok, so basically to get to it, I'm feeling GOOOD! Like Im just happy. I feel more confident.... More understanding... Refreshed... Rejuvenated.. Appreciative...you know ALL that Good stuff.
In my last post I gave you all an update on my skin, I talked about things I stopped doing & some things I started doing! Within the last month, I learned soooooo much about skincare. With that knowledge I've been able to see a difference in my skin! (Wish I can show more than 1 picture) most of the pimples that were lingering on my face have dried up, scars are fading & new pimple are less than ever. At this moment I have 1 active pimple on my face. "1" pimple. can we all say "1" *laughs out loud*
This here is 1 of many reasons why I just feel good! My life these last 2 years has been challenging. I finally feel like I'm getting close to ending this chapter is my book. Trust & believe so many lessons have been learned through this struggle with acne. I've learned how strong I am, how determined...how beautiful I am.. So much!
Acne has been a energy drainer, a confident drainer, it's drained so much of how I am! However now, i feel like I'm falling back into that girl that I once loved, the girl who made everyone laugh, & smile. The girl who want let anything stop her EVER, the girl who believes in herself, & the girl who knows she's beautiful despite her flaws! This girl is FABULOUS!
ACNE is soooooooooooooooo draining, so stressful, soooooooooooooooooo ugly, soooooooooo everything!
I have my days, some days I'm like "blah whatever" another pimple that's nothing new. & days when I'm like pulling my hair (not literally) STRESSED, IRRITATED, UPSET that there's a new pimple(s) on my face!
Since I started my profile on acne. Org ive learned sooo much about acne, proper skin care, treatments, makeup, etc. so THANKFUL for this site! As of lately, I have really been taking time to figure out what's triggering my acne, looking into better products, & what can I do to see my beautiful skin again.
As of today, I've decided I'm laying off the makeup, Or at least minimizing my application. From reading forums on this site I learned that a good concealer & power will do just fine! Well lately, I've been applying liquid foundation only on my spots compared to a full face application & finishing with power. It feels much better than a full application & I've noticed less breakouts! (Until I get a good concealer)
So first step-minimizing makeup, so I can really treat my acne. I long to gain that confidence back without the use of makeup. It was hard for me to admit that my skin has only gotten worst because of makeup, because it's been my shield. however I did,Now it's time to make a change!
Thanks for reading! Attached is a old picture. (Above or below) showing my skin before makeup, before all the blemishes.
So like I stated in my last post, I use make up. I use it on a daily. Blah blah. Anyways, I try to cleanse my makeup brushes every 2 days. So last night, I soaked my brushes in my cleanser & unfortunately ended up falling to sleep while the brushes were still soaking.
I woke up this morning for work & nearly had a Panic attack. After showering, I sat down at my vanity to apply my foundation & noticed my brushes were drenched in water, still resting in yesterday's cleanser.
I literally had 30 mins to get dressed & out the door.
Long story short, my point is, do I have enough confidence to leave the house without my makeup? It has become my new best friend. Today really showed me how dependent I am on makeup. I ended up drying my brushes off by placing them in front of my space heater. Desperate measures!
Thank God for makeup. Mos def my life saver! 🙊
During the year of 2013, I begin the break down. Acne started to surface all over my face, mainly my jawline & cheeks. I was desperate for recovery & clear skin, therefore I tried products after products. I used these products hoping for a change,however that time never came. There were times when I thought I saw improvements in my skin, but really I was only damaging it more. I fell into this depressed stage, I didn't want to work, I was missing college courses, and being social was no longer who I was. I lost complete site of who I was, & where I was heading!
Late 2013, my skin is only getting worse. Blemishes cover my jawline & my cheeks. New pimples from daily, and weekly. I've reached the point in my life where' I just cry, I look in the mirror in break down. I'm not longer confident in my self. Acne had robbed me of every piece of confidence inside of me. My self esteem is at an all time low. So where do I go from here?
The year 2014 approaches! Im still stick with these deep insecurities, shattered inside with no one to talk to. What do i do? Well the feeling of being "confused" "unhappy" "insecure" "uncomfortable" etc has lost it's course. I went to the library looking for some material that would help uplift my spirits, I found an amazing book. I begin reading daily devotionals, horoscopes, mediating, and most importantly I begin to self reflect. I was so focused on finding what makes me happy again.
Today, February 18th 2014, I wrote this entry as a new person. Acne has taken so much from me. I've lost sight of what my life consisted of, & the love I have for myself. As of today, I still struggle with acne. The only difference now is, I realized this is my testimony. What I've been going through, is a story to help someone else stay strong, someone else believe that they're beautiful. Today, I stand much stronger than I did in the year 2013. There's times when I have my daily battles, however this battle is almost over. My positive attitude & ambition to Help others makes this journey a lot easier.
I'm so thankful for everyone in my life, who supports my movement "beautyandblemishes" who has encouraged me to stay strong during these times. I'm most thankful for all of you, who are brave enough, to share your stories, and struggles you face with complete strangers. We all are in this together, I support & commend all of you! It's important to surround yourself with people who see "beauty" in you, especially when you don't see It yourself.
Stay positive! Stay strong! The battle doesn't have you, you have the battle! Thanks for reading!
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