hey hey im kay
i have had an acne problem for 5 years and a very bad case of acne i have cystic acne and it it very painful and irritated most of the time . when i was in grade 7 my acne started it wasn't at it worst but it was bad more than anything it was painful not just physically painful but emotionally painful .at the time i was the only one in my class with acne and no1 knew how to react i never used foundation or anything to hide it because i assumed it would make it worse and in a few weeks it will be gone . but in a few weeks it got worse ,that was me completely confused ,frustrated and my confidence was at an all time low .then we went on our december holiday it was so much fun i loved it except i had acne i didn't like going out and meeting people i had my cousin there and we the same age we six weeks part .i was still the only one with acne it hurt and i didn't understand why .when we got back my mom took me to the doctor they prescribed me with aracutan and the correct facial cleansers to use ,only a few weeks after i got a reaction the the medication and the cleansers .there i was back at square one , me and my mom thought what our best solution was and we both wanted to see if we could do it a little more natural on the medication side and then do facials as often as possible . it was the best idea yet !!! so we made an appointment to see the doctor who works with vitamins ,and he put me on the vitamins my body was lacking ,he explained that this would take 3 months to start seeing some difference but that was fine with me ,he also gave me a complimentary facial at the beautician in the office .it was so amazing we went to see the beautician and she put me on neostrata products and i started chemical peels .my skin cleared up so well and i started feeling better but there was still no skin visible on my face it was just acne but it wasn't as ugly and irritated looking after 2 years of doing this my skin wasn't clearing as fast and my skin was getting sore and irritated so i decided to stop with the chemical peels and the harsh products for a few months . i then started using regime and its amazing my skin cleared up it was no longer red and irritated and sore ,i then started dong acid peels and that helped tremendously it worked and i was feeling amazing .then the new beautician recommended i do laser ???? i said sure thing after the first session it was less swollen and red ,then the second it was pretty much gone then we started working on the scars and they almost gone along with my acne .... it will always be an ongoing struggle but at the end of it all i have so much confidence and i have learnt to embrace it and help other people ....
thanks you for reading my story if you want to see a slideshow of my skin over the years have a look at my youtube channel (kaysbeautybox) i also have videos up on acne
lots of love kay xxx