My Teen Acne Journey June 06 2017, 0 Comments

 

From: Ellenda

My teen acne journey has been so rough with its many ups and downs. I hope to provide support for other sufferers with the story of my teen acne.

It all started with a few small breakouts on my forehead at age 11. I still can't believe that I thought it was the end of the world. Little did I know that things would only get worse. I started wearing makeup to cover it up in 7th grade. It was embarrassing to know that I was the only kid that had pimples on their face. Then 8th grade happened, and an explosion of acne appeared after only just a week of smothering my face in horrendous, pore clogging makeup for my dance studio’s production of The Nutcracker.

I tried desperately to control it by not wearing makeup for two whole weeks after. It was nearly impossible for me to drag myself out the door for school with absolutely no makeup on. I hid my face with my hair, my hands, my jacket and just about anything I could while I watched kids stare in disgust at my skin. I couldn't handle it anymore, so I went back to the makeup. After all, going bare did little to help my skin. I then started eating absolutely no dairy, drinking about 10 water bottles a day, and applying all sort of masks and ointments to my face. This tremendously helped my skin, but still did not cure the acne.

Finally, high school happened and my acne came back worse than ever once again. I didn't understand. I was the healthiest fittest person you could imagine with my 5 hours of dance a day and healthy Chinese foods cooked by my mom. After much research, I discovered my problem was stress, lack of sleep, and most of all, the hormones. It felt as if no one understood what I was going through, but after even more research I knew I was wrong.

There were plenty of other people going through this rough patch. They provided many remedies to help people like me. So I began a frenzy of potions to help my skin. Unfortunately, none performed the miracles they said they would. Today, I am fighting stronger than ever to beat my teen acne. I truly believe that Banish is going to put a stop to my horrible acne. And after it does, I just may have the end to my acne journey.