Let me tell you one thing from personal experience. (All I’ve been doing is telling you things from my personal experience actually.) Adult acne is a thing, it hits your face and spreads all over it with an undeniable full force of bricks and its not pretty. It’s painful and it’s degrading to your self esteem.
I had amazing skin during my teens and in high school. I honestly didn’t know how lucky I was. Once I started my twenties everything changed, and for the worst. I started breaking out constantly and my breakouts were painful and deeply rooted. Me being me, of course I had/love to pick all of my blemishes. Not only did I cause myself pain, I actually made my face worst by creating scarring around all of the blemishes. I was so desperate to find something to magically fix my skin that I have spent hundred of dollars on face masks, scrubs, tropical treatments, and anything with a slight promise of having blemish free, silky smooth skin. Boy were they wrong! In their defense, I think that none of these products were able to lend a helping hand because my acne wasn’t just normal acne.
After finally taking the leap and visiting a professional dermatologist, I found out that I had hormonal acne. Hmm what is hormonal acne and why do I have it? Well, hormonal acne is tied to nothing other than my hormones. All of my acne are cysts that form really deep in my skin and are very tender and painful when I touch them. They all also like to gather around my chin line and around my lips. Which apparently is a sign of hormonal acne.
After being diagnosed with hormonal acne, I started taking “medicine” twice a day and using two creams daily also. So far, I have seen an improvement regarding my skin and my breakouts. But these remedies have made my skin really dry and I’ve been experiencing my face having tight skin. But, we’ll see what the future holds.
So why did I decide to talk about and share my experience with hormonal acne and having acne as an adult? Well, It has made me feel really self conscious and has added stress and anxiety to my already uphill battle of a life. I also know that I am not the only one dealing with these issues or feeling this way. I don’t know, I guess I just want to let you know that you are not alone. I know how painful, annoying, and stressful adult acne can be and gross also. I just want you to know that you’re not alone and I know what you are going through. Sometimes it just helps to know that you are not going through something alone and there are other people who can relate to you. We live in a time era where there are so many filters and photoshopping that everyone seems perfect except for you. But no one is perfect. We need to remember and always reminds ourselves that no one is perfect.
Bottom line is, our mental health is already deteriorating. It helps to know that there is someone else out there feeling the same way you are feeling.