I never had a pimple throughout puberty. I would always see kids breaking out in middle school and I didn’t understand it. I would actually find myself wanting a pimple so that I would feel normal! (Can’t believe that now as I look back…)
All of that changed when I turned 23/24. All of a sudden, I started breaking out like crazy. I got cystic acne all over my chin. That was the main area where it aggregated, but sometimes I would get breakouts along my t-zone as well.
I was devastated and had no idea how to handle this change in my body, especially as an adult! Over the next 7 years, I would spend countless dollars and precious time going to dermatologists, estheticians, researching on the web and buying products to try and remedy the situation. Several dermatologists that I went to either prescribed medicine that caused even more issues (i.e. gastrointestinal problems) or just didn’t fix the problem at all. I have also gone to both ineffective and effective estheticians who have either hurt or helped my skin heal. Over the last couple of years, I have found an amazing dermatologist who helped me heal my acne through medication and topical creams. I didn’t want to be on medication forever and once I got off, my acne did come back. I have been told that my acne is hormonal and there’s nothing that will fully heal it other than medication. Additionally, I have found a wonderful esthetician who helped me discover the product I’m so excited to tell you about today: TEND SKIN.