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Today, I am going to be talking about ‘Acne’. Hey gorgeous, acne doesn’t make you ugly. Before I jump right into it, I should tell you that I don’t feel confident in my the way my skin(face) looks always, I’m still working on feeling beautiful everyday with my acne, but I figured writing about it will make me and anyone with acne issues reading this feel better. I’ve been battling with pimples/acne for more than 7 years now (I have said that earlier here) and its been a roller coasters, I’ve had people tell me it’ll be over before I turned 21, I’m 23 now and still on it 😂.
On some days it looks ‘better’ on other days it’s more of an eye sore.
On some days I cry just by looking in the mirror (actual tears) sometimes I make conscious effort not to look in the mirror because I just might burst into tears loool.
Let’s not even talk about numerous ‘skin care’ products I’ve tried and how I spend my last card on them. Sigh. In all truth, I don’t really know how to pick/lay skin care products, so maybe I have been using the wrong things or the right things wrongly or maybe not!
Know this, you are not ugly because you have acne, you are beautiful with or without acne , don’t be afraid to look in the mirror, don’t let acne make you insecure, don’t feel too bad that you have to hold back hot tears when a random person asks you if you wash your face regularly or when a roadside ‘skin care’ trader follows you for a good 3 minutes trying to sell you their ‘magic acne remover’.
Don’t shy away from selfies (like me) take pictures, look in the mirror, hold your head up high, ignore that passenger sitting next to you trying to ‘advise’ you on the soap, cream, cleanser, pill or whatever to use…don’t get mad that you have to add extra efforts to conceal your acne when wearing makeup, remember that we all have our struggles, some are just more visible than others.
At this stage of my acne journey, I have decided to breathe and realize how beautiful I am with my acne and it’s scars, (this works for me on some days, on other days I legit break down…it’s fine because I’m taking baby steps) after all, scars are like medals from battles we won (or still fighting in my case).
Below are 3 things I have been doing and will be sticking to, these 3 things will be the foundation of my ‘Skin care’ routine
- Wash my face
I wash my face at least twice daily, on some days I wash like 4 times depending on how my face feels and if I have access to clean water and maybe my cleansers.
- Change my pillowcase regularly
I try to do this every other day, it is very important to change your pillowcase regularly especially if you wear your hair out. The hair traps dusts and dirt which can be transferred onto the pillow case then your face.
Last but not the least, pray! Yes I pray about my acne. This might sound funny, but praying about your acne or anything will give you direction. There are a million and one skin care products in the market, trust me, you will need God’s intervention to choose correctly besides God is the ultimate problem solver.
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