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Ok, now this is beyong exciting!!! I am doing my happy dance right now!! KennaSwims got featured on ABCNEWS guys!! See I knew there are a lot of women who are looking for swimwear coverage on the back and shoulder area! I can't wait to finalize my first collection featuring stylish and sexy swimwear styles but with rash guard kind of coverage.

check it out at http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/back-coverage-bathing-suit/story?id=23931806


Ok, guys... this is it. I finally launched the swimwear line on kickstarter today. If you have followed my blog, you know what I mean, if not...just a back-up story.. I have suffered from bacne for a long, long time and one of the main things (among many) that really frustrated me was the fact that I was limited in the type of clothing I can wear, especially when it comes to swimwear. It boggles my mind that there are literally no swimwear styles out there that are decent and stylish with back and shoulder coverage (well.. except for rash guards which to me looks more like a shirt than a swimsuit) anyways... I finally decided to design and launch a swimwear line especially for people like me.. and KennaSwims was born. Please check it out at http://kck.st/1iKjuOX and if it is not asking to much, please share it with any one you think might be interested so we can make KennaSwims a reality.

Thank you very much.


I am almost ready to launch my kickstarter project to get my first swimwear production underway. I am so excited! I had a photo shoot last week and I am modeling the pieces myself for this project because I want people to know that this is a very personal and special project for me. If you knew how shy I am in real life, you would know just how big and scary thing it was for me to do the photo shoot, but I am glad I did it. I have posted a few pictures in my previous blog entries if you want to check it out, I am posting one more here. I would appreciate your feedback on the swimwear pieces so that I can incorporate your ideas in my upcoming designs.


For people who do not understand the frustration I, along with so many people with back acne go through trying to find a decent looking swimwear with back coverage, especially in the upper back and shoulder area… this might not be a big deal, but for me IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!

I am not sure if you have read my previous post but I said I was going to post some pictures as soon as I get my custom swimwear done. I have attached one picture with more to come. I am in the process of starting my kickstarter project, so that I can hopefully get the funds to really start designing so many amazing swimsuits with back coverage in mind. For those of you who don't know what kickstarter is, it is a crowdfunding site, check it out here www.kickstarter.com or my website featuring stylish swimwear with rash guard coverage.


Swimming And Back Acne?

I must confess, in my 30's I didn't think I would be writing about back acne or scars or anything related to it. I was told that this was just a teenage thing, I should be over these little bumps on my back long before I turn 20, 21 max. Well, turns out for some of us, that is really not true.

I was twelve when I first noticed small white heads on my forehead and a few on my upper back. The first few years were not that bad, it rarely affected my life or my self esteem, somewhere in my late teens, when I started college, the same time I broke up with my boyfriend is when things started getting out of control. My face just went crazy with big cystic acne all over my forehead, thankfully not much on the rest of my face. My back got the worst of it, it was all over starting from my shoulders all the way to my lower back, just everywhere…. those were really sad times in my life when it comes to self esteem…., one good thing though, I ended up focusing on my studies more and got through college with good grades haha..

In my early/mid twenties, I sort of got my face semi-clear using over the counter medications, usually 10% BP, but my skin just never looked as good as I would like it to be. I met my wonderful husband at 23, bless his heart, he made me forget that I had any issues with my skin to begin with, I pray that all you young ladies out there will find someone out there who will make you feel the same way. I am now a proud wife and a mama to two beautiful daughters whom I pray got their father's genes when it comes to their skin, his skin is flawless…

Recently, I have finally managed to keep my face clear/mostly clear for the most part. Below is what I use;

Mornings: wash face with dove bar soap, apply 2 drops of acne.org's Jojoba oil, then apply acne.org's AHA 10% wait for it to dry then apply acne.org's 2.5% BP. For makeup, I apply smashbox's bb cream, love this product, covers for a natural looking finish and has SPF 30!

Evenings: wash face with dove bar soap, apply 2 to 4 drops of Emu oil wait 5 minutes and apply pea sized tretenion cream (0.05%).

this has kept my face pretty much clear or at least clear enough for me that I have stopped obsessing about it.

My back acne has subsided a lot, I don't use any medication on it and I do get some flare ups once in a while, I however, have tons of leftover scars from all those years of acne that I doubt will ever go away. I am at a point in my life where I have stopped worrying about back acne or scars, at least most of the time, except when I have to or want to go swimming that is, or when I see a dress that I just love love, but can't wear because it shows my bare back… just so annoying isn't it?

I am tired of missing out on swimming with my daughters at the beach or community pools because I somehow forgot to pack my ugly looking rash guard that looks like a t-shirt and I can't just borrow a "normal" swimsuit from a friend or just buy one from a nearby store because none of the "normal" swimsuits cover the BACK!! why is that????

I finally decided to get a few custom made swimsuit that is my style but with back coverage…I am actually very excited about this. I know there are many of us that are struggling with this issue and I am starting this blog to kind of get together and chat…and get feedback from you guys regarding possibly creating a swimsuit line that is specifically tailored to us. I don't have any fashion design back ground, but I always say, where there is a will there is a way.. or something like that right? I honestly feel like we need more options than just wearing these ugly looking rash guards… don't you agree?

I will post pictures of how my custom made swimsuits turn out. Stay tuned…. I would like to hear what you guys experience has been in this issue, if anything, just to make me feel like I am not the only one out there with this problem.

Yours truly,

Mindful me