No more pretending. This is a skin disease. It is. It messes with your head in a way no one can understand unless they've had it. It hurts when people throw out the painfully obvious: wash your face. You can't wash genetics off with soap...
I am so much better than I was. I am so aware of it. I only feel sympathy for kids I see going through what I went through- especially during those dreaded high school years. But really I need to change. Not just because it will help me know my body better, but because I want to show young adults dealing with acne that it is not a burden too heavy to carry. Yes, it can feel hopeless. Yes, it sucks. Yes, you feel ugly. Yes, it hurts and burns and makes you ache thinking about it. But you don't have to play the victim and you don't have to let acne win. I'm sounding dramatic I know. But I went through that! And I have a feeling I'm not the only one. I am fortunately, for the most part, as peace with where my skin is at now. I have tried every topical gel/cream/wash under the sun. Mostly prescriptions. I did accutane. Guess what? Beauty comes from within. It's true and honest. Love yourself first and then work on healing your acne. This was the greatest thing I ever learned. I always had the mindset "once I have clear skin, then I will feel...or be... or do..." or whatever you fill the blank! You always think life will start after your acne stops! Life will just fly by and you know where you'll be? Sad, lonely, depressed, and even worse- self obsessed with your image. That is a sad road you don't want to go down.
ALL that being said (I'm a ranter in case you don't already know), let's break that. It starts from within. That I know. I know acne is only an AFFECT of what's going on internally. So what is going on internally? I want to know. I need to know.
love yourself everyday