Hi there Beautiful!
I have struggled with acne on and off since my teens. I have had mild, to moderate, to severe and cystic acne. I’m tired of avoiding the mirror, making excuses not to hang out with friends, and feeling completely hopeless, depressed and ugly. I realize that last word is a controversial one, and I personally don’t believe that any physical ailment makes a person ugly. But the truth is, sometimes this is how I feel.
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. As someone who is on the thin side, my symptoms unfortunately won’t decrease if I lose weight. While I would love to treat it 100% naturally, I know through years of personal experimentation that the best way for me to treat my skin is the pseudo holistic approach – both eastern and western medicine.
I’m striving to face my acne (pun intended) on all levels – physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have to believe that my journey with acne has a greater purpose. Just being a voice to let others know they are not alone has been a divine blessing.
I’ve spent so much time engrossed in studying nutrition and skincare. My ultimate goal is to become a holistic esthetician and make sure no one else ever has to go through the pain and torture of acne.
Above all, I am thankful for my skin. Without it, I would have never made so many self-discoveries. I take much better care of my self on a physical and emotional level because of it and I really think it has given my life purpose.
So, if you’re reading this or any of my posts, feel free to comment. I know firsthand that acne can be a lonely road, so please reach out. Let’s support one another.
You are not alone!