I never left the house without makeup on because I didn’t want to run into anybody with my ugly red scars visible. I spent a lot of time on You Tube watching makeup tutorials and reviews on skincare products.
I will never forget when I met my husband’s family and I had two huge zits on my chin and cheek; I was so embarrassed,” she told me on the phone.
“I had already been on Accutane once at that point.
I still break out and I still have days where I feel very insecure about my skin.
However, all the worries I had about people making fun of me or not wanting to be my friend were worries that I never needed to have.
I overcame my acne and I stopped letting it define me.
At twenty-two I’m still on “the Quest To Clear Skin” but I can now run to the grocery store makeup free and without any hesitations. There are a lot of things I don't miss about being a teenager: My chemistry teacher's sarcasm, basketball practice, the challenge of sitting in a school hallway in extra-low-cut Frankie B.jeans (it was 2004, but Here’s the thing: I honestly feel like I don’t have an excuse for breakouts. I’ve been prescribed multiple rounds of antibiotics.I even do this thing where I wash my face after shampooing and conditioning my hair because I’m paranoid the fragrance and ingredients like silicones in hair products is yet another trigger.All of it combined keeps my breakouts And it turns out, I’m not alone.(The pill also gave me a blood clot, so relying on it for my skin is no longer an option. )As a result, I’m always in some way working to prevent a fiasco with my at-home skin care routine.