Hey everyone, I have posted on here before and decided to create this post after my calmed down skin has recently started to flare up again. I think the answer is blunt - some people break out or see clear skin with birth control... well, I just went on the shot and BAM! Breakouts all over my face and they HURT!
I'm no longer in high school like when I created this account, but I still don't like going outside when my face gets like this, so I pile on make-up. Make-up is a hobby for me but it is also a life saver which prevents me from getting called pizza face too frequently (honestly, this used to happen all the time!).
Lately, I've just been feeling super down. I've had acne for ten years now and I'm way tired of it. It has cleared up a decent amount from since I was younger, but now that I have a job and college courses and a wonderful boyfriend... I JUST DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE!
It feels like there's a time in your life when you are just SICK of acne and anything associated with it. I am so aware that there are no "miracle treatments". I've tried every brand over the counter and just about every home remedy that exists. And still, my face looks like a battle field.
I feel less confident knowing that I'm getting older and my acne has showed hardly any signs of going away any time soon. Eventually, I will be living with my boyfriend and the thought of having to take my make-up off every night skeeves me to no end. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.
I hate when customers (I work retail) stare at me and seem to notice the bumps and red spots under my make-up. No matter how much concealer, foundation, and powder I use... someone always spots my horrible acne.
So how do you all cope with this issue - especially when it gets bad like this? Those random flare-ups that seem to control your life? I need some leverage or advice or something... I would go out and do a lot more things if my face was simple and clear.