I apologize for not doing a better job in keeping everyone updated as I feel it is a topic that I hope more people talk about and not be ashamed. With so many people suffering with some kind of skin/acne issue during their life it is worth talking about more. Learning more about why it happens and how to control acne, with the hopes of never having it again.
As you know by know Michelle and I are open to pretty much any topic and like to be honest with our health struggles. Acne has been one of my biggest struggles recently. And I admit it has been a difficult one for me, as pimples are not really fun nor pretty. So sharing my pictures is embarrassing, but I hope it is helping someone out there that you are not alone and to have hope!
I did a video re-caping my latest update with face and what I am doing. Plus I share my oil mixture that I use in one of my steps to wash my face and my eats to help with acne.
Here is the link to the one product I mentioned in the video that I love – it’s really expensive but a little goes a long way and I only use it as spot treatment when I need it. And here is the link to the hormone book that I read and loved to help with hormones.
One thing I did forget to mention in the video is that back in my plan of attack I mentioned doing progesterone cream I ended up doing it just for a few days, as got mixed reviews on that if progesterone would really help or make my acne worse. So basically I got scared and stopped taking it, but still kept up with the oral antibiotic and differin creme, like I mentioned in the video.
Another thing is that I did not do a great job with keeping up with my MACA powder. I really just kept forgetting it.
I do still take my probiotic, Vitamin B-5 supplement, and cod liver oil daily! Along with keeping up with about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil a day to help. I do not really take the holy basil any more, but did feel it was worth taking for a few months that I did. As I felt it really helped with stress control. I also take Niacin 100mg each night that I feel helps with my poor circulation and with my acne.
I feel more confident with my make-up on, which helps me to overcome my acne battle. I know I still have a lot of work still to do with the redness and scars but I am getting there! And so will you on your battle to better skin!
Here are a few pictures of me recently (this past Thursday and Friday), some with make-up on and some without. I wanted people to see what I am dealing with now in terms of left over acne scars and redness of face.
When you see pictures of me now, I usually have make-up on and a little photoshop editing (I do not do that much editing but just a little.) In all these pictures today I did no extra editing, this is what I look like.
two pictures on left I have no make-up and the two pictures on the right I have make-up on
face with no make-up, you can see my acne scars that I am trying to heal now
I have to admit it is nice to see my face getting better now, but wow is it hard to look at those old pictures of my face. Really brings back so many emotions looking at those pictures.
What I look like now: again left no make-up and right have make-up on.
Guess you could say having acne was a blessing in disguse as I was able to learn so much about myself, my personal strength, my personal will power, and about what my body needs. It was not an easy road…especially emotionally. As I mentioned that I struggled with depression because of my acne.
But I still have one wish that I am working on…to be able to wear no-makeup and feel beautiful (to see no acne scars). What I mean is… I am talking about more along the lines of being beautiful with no acne scars remaining, for those that have acne scars understand what I mean. I do look at myself in the mirror and tell myself that I am beautiful. Those little words have helped me so much during my really tough days.
Remember whatever your battle is that you are fighting, remember to tell yourself daily that you are worth it and that you are beautiful!
That is my update on my face and acne battle. Of course I will continue to give updates and let you all know if I find anything else new that I feel is worth it. For anyone who is suffering my acne or pimples, don’t give up! You will get there! I am here cheering you on
Please let me know if you have any more questions for me about acne or my treatment. I am here to help.
Twins Question: Do you tell yourself that you are beautiful? When you are going through a life struggle how do you overcome it?
till next time,