So this has been a long time coming and I wish I had done this numerous years back but I am finally going to a dermatologist tomorrow. I am fortunate to not have experienced severe acne but have always had small breakouts that do not really bother me. Until mid December when I began to breakout. At first I thought it was due to my diet (since ya know winter brings the holidays and the holidays bring goodies) but I do not really eat anything of large quantity and not for very long because I try to stay relatively healthy. I have no changed anything recently except for increased stress level but I wouldn't think that would be causing the breakout and the fact that everything I try seems to not be working. Currently I am using:
Loreal face wash (the frothy and fuzzy kind, it does not have exfoliator beads)
tea tree oil (only on specific spots)
and I have to admit I have been lacking on the moisturizer D: I know tsk tsk.
Also, because I have sensitive skin I have using calamine lotion and some of my breakouts actually seems more allergy like or a histamine reaction.
I take vita-day a day (over a month now)
Omega 3( over 1-2 weeks now)
and still may be getting accustomed to the face wash and tea tree use.
I am contemplating staring the regimen but first want to get a dermatologist's opinion before trying anything because it really have been sort of an out of the blue type breakout. But this brings me back to the point of this entry, going to the dermotologist is very new and a bit frightening because I have never gone to one and have heard some scary experiences. I understand that my breakouts might not be cured right away and am willing to be patient but I am nervous. The reason why I finally started logging this is because I really didn't think I would be dealing with such a bad breakout as I did when I was in 7th and 8th grade and even though it is not severe, some of them are painful and really do lower my overall mood due to the fact that I think my personal breakout represents me mistreating my body. Its strange too because I never notice breakouts on other people ever but then when I get breakouts its like " gosh, what is wrong with me?". Well that is me partly ranting and telling my worries and hopes for what is to come of tomorrow and the future!