It is has been some time since I have talked about my face. If you have been following this blog for awhile you would know that lately I have been struggling with adult acne. It all started when I got off birth control 3 years ago and it has been a HUGE battle ever since.
I have my good days, weeks, months but then I have my really low months, weeks, and days. Days where I just cry and do not want to go in public. Hard to explain all the different emotions I have gone through, but for those of you that have or are experiencing major acne or pimples then you understand what I mean.
A quick update on my skin/face this past few months.
Well, before my wedding I did really good and my face was (well I thought) getting better. But on my wedding day I had a few pimples, I did my very best to not let get to me on my wedding day. Believe me it was EXTREMELY difficult, as you want to look your best on your special day. But for me my face had another plan.
And ever since my wedding I still have been struggling with getting clear skin.
I have some new face products that I am trying, so far so good. I will share more about them once I use them a little longer. (Michelle keeps researching and finding me new products to try or articles to read, thanks for the help sis)
I went to a dermatologist this past week because I felt like I just needed someone’s help. I tried going natural for 3 years and things worked but my acne just kept coming back. And I just do not want to go back on the pill, so I keep researching other options. The dermatologist gave my a few things to try topically and an oral anti-biotic, but I have not full-filled the prescriptions yet, as I keep deciding if I want to do it or not. I admit I am scared. Scared of what is going to happen to my face, to my body.
I do notice that I get my worse breakouts the ‘week’ before my period, though I do not get my period every month. It varies. But no matter if I get it or not, my face still breaks out like crazy. Now for those who tend to over analyze everything we say here on the blog, it is not just one or two pimples. It is major deep cystic pimples, and they are all over the face. They seem to come in large groups too, never just one, always a handful. (which makes it even harder to stay positive)
One thing that frustrates me, is that I feel I have tried everything over these past 3 years to help my face. I have listened and tried things from others (many things from our readers here) advice but nothing really worked long term. Things work at the beginning, but after a long period of time they stop and the breakouts continue.
So I am back to the drawing boards to figure out what is going on with me. I did a hormone saliva test, I meet with my other doctor this coming Friday to go over my results. We shall see.
I will keep you all updated. Thanks for the continued support!! I am doing my best to share my journey, and to stay positive about my struggles. Like I mentioned I have my good days and bad days, mostly good days
I know I will get through this journey, as Michelle had bad acne for years and now has clearer skin. She has been so helpful during this difficult time for me.
I know I mentioned before in blog posts and videos that I was getting my clear skin, gave my recommendations to get clear skin, but it looks like my skin was not ready to be clear to just yet. I still believe in the things I mentioned to get clear skin will work for some people, but not all. As I am a good example of it. I had to cut way back on majority of my supplements I was taking for my face as it was getting too expensive.
At the moment I am not really taking any supplements besides fermented cod liver oil which is supposed to help with acne/poor skin, but I have been taking it for a few months and I am still struggling. I still take Vitamin D, and off and on with the DIM plus take a probiotic just about every morning and night (when I remember). I just got panthothenic acid to try, as I have heard it can help with acne.
I feel my breakouts are still hormonal, but not sure what to do anymore to help, as I feel I have done all the natural things possible to help. I eat very clean, I workout daily, I drink my water, I do not eat fried foods or processed foods, I am not overweight, etc etc etc. My body seems to be a mystery.
I will continue to fight this battle and learn more about me along the way.
The journey continues….