skindeepstoryMember Since 13 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2013 01:08 AM
Hi there. My name is Sierra. I have struggled with acne on and off since my teens. I have had mild, to moderate, to severe and cystic acne. I'm tired of avoiding the mirror, making excuses not to hang out with friends, and feeling completely hopeless, depressed and ugly. I realize that last word is a controversial one, and I personally don't believe that any physical ailment makes a person ugly. But the truth is, sometimes this is how I feel.
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. As someone who is on the thin side, my symptoms unfortunately won't decrease if I lose weight. While I really believe in holistic health and the natural approach, I have tried every natural method under the sun. I've recently settled on the middle ground, or what I call a pseudo-holistic approach.
I am back on spironolactone, birth control, HQRA and Acanya. I am also keeping a healthy diet, consistent exercise, journaling, and making sure I get "me time" every time. My skin is just finally starting to clear and I'm really looking forward to taking my life back!
I've spent so much time engrossed in studying nutrition and skincare. My ultimate goal is to become a holistic aesthetician and make sure no one else ever has to go through the pain and torture of acne.
Above all, I am thankful for my skin. Without it, I would have never made so many self-discoveries. I take much better care of myself on a physical and emotional level because of it and I really think it has given my life purpose.
If you're reading this or any of my posts, feel free to comment. I know firsthand that acne can be a lonely road, so please reach out. Let's support one another.
You are not alone!
P.S. - I started a blog all about my pseudo holistic approach to curing acne. Hope you can stop by:
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