Hey my name is Stacey Christie. Im from Scotland!
I found this site when trying to find answers in how to help clear up my skin. And I am thankful that I did. I would consider myself an avid blog reader - generally blogs which involve healther living/well-being/self improvement etc. I am glad that I have ventured across a site which has a cluster of people from all different countries trying to fulfill the same purpose - clear skin. That is my goal, I truly would love to one day have flawless skin.
I started to get spots when I first hit puberty, I was 11. The spots were mainly concentrated on my chin and a little in between my eyebrows. Progressively my spots worsened.
I also took the anti-biotic Minocycline on and off for 2 years between 12-14.
Binge drinking was something I favoured between the ages of 14-16 and this was when my acne was at its worst. I never cared for a healthy diet, I didn't even know what a halthy diet friggin' was!
At 15 I went the birth control pill, first I went on one called Microgynon 13 for about a year before going onto Dianette (UK version of Diane). This did help my skin but sadly my skin was nothing I cared about at that time only my weight.
When I turned 17, I was depressed. My depression stemmed from the relationship that I was in. I began cutting back my food intake severely and was on the road to an eating disorder (I was diagnosed with an Anorexia and depression at 18)
I recovered PHYSICALLY at age 19. However, sadly, as I came off the DIANTTE pill my period ceased. But my skin though was the most perfect skin I had ever had. I had very few spots and broke out perhaps once every couple months, nothing too drastic though.
This year (I was 21 in July) in April 2012, my period came back. I felt truly blessed and happy. It was an unbelievable feeling, I felt so good that it was back..and naturally too. Unfortunately with the return of my period my skin has drastically gotten worse, I would say it began to get worse from May/June. I am really depressed about it and currently trying to find something that works.
23 years old
July 17, 1991
Fitness, good food, reading blogs, spiritualism, learning, self-medicating.