So I have just received Dan's Products so I decided that I should tell the story of my face before I start "The Regimen."
Rewind to one year, one month, and one week ago. I was twelve, just about thirteen. How do I know the date? Right before school started. Of course puberty decides to hit me right before the start of school. So anyway, before this week my skin was ok. I would get a zit here and there but for the most part, I had nice skin. Then a disastrous family event. An extremely close member of the family is in the hospital. Scratch that, mental hospital. One month later, my entire face breaks out, and that is where it all began.
So my face is a wreck for the end of summer, start of school and my birthday. I have a picture from my birthday, I want to cry whenever I look at it. Mostly because I exactly remember that night. The way I tried to cover up the zits and the cold sores (did I mention I get them EVERY SINGLE YEAR before the start of school?) Two weeks later I have a check-up. My doctor asks me about my face, and suggests that I see a derm. because her son's faces cleared right up after they saw a doctor about their problem. So I get the appointment, I get the prescription, and I get the meds.
On October 10th, I start using the medicine, which was Retin-A and Doxycycline. Now, my acne at this point was basically concentrated at my chin. my forehead was perfectly smooth, along with my cheeks, don't ask. But the time when I was taking the medicine was THE WORST three months of my life, easily. I couldn't look anyone in the eye, because of the flaking and peeling, the red face, and the cracked lips. Which really sucked because this was right around the time I started my first relationship longer than a couple of weeks. And she stayed with me for all that time, even though I couldn't look her in the eye. Now that I think about it, she was great, so great, in fact, that it makes me wish I didn't break up with her. So fast forward to three months later, and my face is better. Or so I thought. Looking back, it probably wasn't so much better from what is was before I started the meds., but the meds. made my face look so bad, I'm sure anything looked better in comparison.
So did I mention that my dad was getting remarried in June and I had to go to a cousin's wedding in April? So throughout the entire process, those were the two dates that kept me going. Before the April date of the first wedding, my skin miraculously changed: just one or two zits usually. And it gets better, for my dad's wedding: perfect skin. Seriously. I was so happy.
The Summer is relaxing, which really helped me and my face. But school is here again, with a new problem, little pimples on my forehead and left cheek. What? I never had to deal with this before! It was always only just my chin. So feeling a mix of emotions, I ordered Dan's products, hoping that they will help fix me for (mostly) good.
I hope you will follow me along my journey to clear skin, for some laughs, tears, and whatever else the road will bring.