Wow, never thought I'd be back on this website 4 years later after I went on accutane when I was 19, but here i am. To catch anyone up who's reading this, I'm a 24 year old female who has been suffering with mild-moderate acne for over 10yrs now. I decided to go on Accutane in 2009 when everything else failed (prescribed pills and topicals). My skin was great after completing my 6 months on accutane. It remained great for about 2 years after that. I'd say within the last 2 years my skin has been on a roller coaster ride. It's usually good but every few months I will break out with painful cystic acne on my chin/jawline area. I do my best not to touch it but after a while of trying to leave it alone and it gets bigger and more painful, I end up trying to pop it and it results in a huge blemish on my face that will usually turn into scab that cannot be covered by any kind of makeup. Since my last update which was from my sophomore yr of college, I've studied abroad in Ecuador for 5 months, graduated with my BSW and also just obtained my Masters degree in Social work. My skin was amazinggg while I lived in South America (Bet it had to do with the diet since everything was super fresh there) and I miss being able to go to bed without having to put a ton of topical crap on my face. I start a new job on Monday and the lower half of my face is a complete wreck. I'm a super outgoing person and I'm the type who is always on the move. My friends keep asking me to hangout this weekend but I'm way too self-conscious to leave my house at this point. Can't get an appointment with a dermatologist for at least another week. I was trying to control my acne by what I was eating (my sister is a registered dietician) but that actually seemed to have a worse effect on my skin. I'm big into fitness and I can't even go to the gym right now because I'm embarrassed to see people I know there while I'm working out. I hate that acne is consuming my life right now and I just want to be able to live a normal life where I'm not constantly worrying about how my skin looks. I hate having to look to prescription meds for this but I feel like trying to heal acne in a "natural" way will not work for me. Just had to rant on here about my skin because none of my family members will ever understand what we go through. Thanks to anyone who's hear to read my thoughts! Haha. Trying to stay positive but it's getting harder as I get older.
Just so you can see, here's a pic
Of me with some makeup on (When I studied abroad in 2011) and here's now with no makeup and it's a MESS. can't believe I'm evening posting this. Ughhhhh
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