Jay, I have the right frame of mind, but I'm still letting it get to me! The worst is all the hyperpigmentation
I'm hoping my dermatologist can help me with that, otherwise I guess I have to just let time and Differin take care of it
But yes I would love to introduce natural products!
Stay hopeful, but it's hard! I had a breakdown in the car today lol, I was basically crying out at God. But it was probably a good thing. I'm hoping I'm gonna get my prayers answered and if I'm patient, it should come.
If anyone has any suggestions for hyperpigmentation, I would strongly appreciate it! My skin is the worst when it comes to redness, my red marks are so apparent, and they last FOREVAAAA. So if anyone has any advice or thinks I should ask my dermatologist about certain things, please let me know!!
Oh, and yes, I definitely attribute the oilness to the Differin. I use it at night, and the morning after is always the oiliest for me grrrr
But I don't particularly mind it, after I cleanse it seems to subside. I just hope that the increased oilness doesn't allow for a healthy environment for more acne :/
PS: I'm limiting my mirror looks to 5 TIMES a day. It's necessary. I'm also avoiding my iPhone camera to check my face -_- (that's just obsessive) and I'm NEVER EVER LOOKING IN MY CAR MIRROR AGAIN. Those things are the worst! I don't care how perfect my skin is or isn't, the rearview mirror especially just makes me look like an alien and I don't need to look at it.
And I'm giving up reflections too! I always stare at myself in the reflections of car windows, doors, etc. It's ridiculous!
I think part of my struggle is, I can't stop looking at my face! But if I just let it be (like the Beatles said) and live my life (like TI says), I'll be more at peace and less worried about my appearance. I'm too insecure already, studying my face every waking moment doesn't help. It's vain, it's unnecessary, and it only makes me dwell on my imperfections more. So if anyone has any tips to share to get their mind off their skin, I'd appreciate it! I'm gonna try these tips tomorrow and see if I feel better about myself at the end of the day.