Ever since I was 12, I’ve had severe acne. Not cystic acne, but acne bad enough to cause depression and strong insecurities. My skin was very unpredictable. One day I would have oily skin and the next morning, my skin would be dry and flaky. It really troubled me…
Eventually I went to the Dermatologist. I described symptoms of my skin in detail, but you know how many doctors are. They write 2 notes and give the general prescription. I was on multiple spot treatments for 3 years. I religiously applied my medications twice a night. Albeit, to no avail did my skin show any improvements. At 17, I gave up and decided to just start wearing make-up to cover up my imperfections. I know I know… Just embrace yourself for who you are. Honestly, I tried. It’s harder said than done.
Now I’m 19, turning 20 in 3 month. Two months ago, I still had a jarring amount of acne, not to mention 7 years worth of scars that have accumulated across my face. I was seriously at my lowest. I’ve tried pretty much every brand of acne solution, cleanser, toner, herb, and facial. I was at a loss. I spent LITERALLY hundreds of dollars on acne products/skin products. Then I discovered Clarisonic. Basically a brush that cleanses pores and removes dead skin cells with utmost efficiency. I was doubtful at first, but I decided this would be my last resort. If this doesn’t help me, I’ll have to deal with acne for the rest of my life, I thought to myself. Fortunately, 2 months later after buying it, my skin started showing major signs of improvement. My skin starting looking healthier and even a little healthy shimmer with it. My skin was more uniform with less bumps and my scars started to fade away (although they are still there). It’s only been two months, so I can’t wait to see how my skin will be in a year! Although all my skin is improving, the first month of using Clarisonic was a tough one. I broke out way more than I usually do, and the Clarisonic device was 160 dollars.
So for those of you who have been struggling for acne for a very long time, I recommend using the Clarisonic. It’s expensive, but I think it’s worth it in the long run vs. buying drugs for your skin. I like to view it this way - using spot treatment on your skin is like pouring bleach on a dirty white blanket. Although the blanket turns white again, it will become damaged. This is in no way an advertisement for the product. It’s 100% my personal testimony of the struggles I’ve been through and how I’ve finally overcome. If you want more details on my skin products and regimen, feel free to send me a message. I also have before and after pics so I will send those if you’re interested as well. I’m kind of embarrassed to post those since they are very disturbing. xD
Shout out to all the singles today! Happy Valentines day!
I guess I’ll take my parents out to dinner since they’re off work because of the snow.
I’m going to spill it all out right now. I’m a Christian and to top it off, a praise leader. That being said, today I went to a club and drank 1 shot. It was fun and all, but something didn’t feel right. It was bugging me the whole time while the loud bass made my heart feel like it was beating irregularly. Finally, it hit me when I left the club. It was my conscience telling me that I’m not in the right place. Making our way towards the car amazing grace starts playing right when my friend puts the key in the ignition. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I was at peace. A God that came to earth as a human came down to earth to die on a cross, but for what? For me… For you… For all of us. I was blind, but now I see. I’m overjoyed that God’s love for me is never-failing. Tomorrow, I will sing my heart out while leading in praise. Before I would lead because I knew of God’s goodness. Now I will sing because I have seen and felt his goodness surround me. God is good… All the time. Please pray for me to keep fighting to good fight. I used to even occasionally smoke, but tonight I decided to quit. All glory to him.