I have always been self conscious about my skin. I started getting pretty bad acne around 14 and it never really seemed to go away fully. I have acne scars all over my face, my back and a few on my chest. I tried countless products and in the end had to rely on prescription pills and creams because there was really no other way around it. Now, I use a prescription cream for maintenance and for when the breakouts come running back.
Yesterday, I hung out with my best friend, Taylor. (Coincidence, it was National Best Friends Day yesterday, hahaha) We went to the mall and before heading to our favourite restaurant, White Spot.. We went into Murale (similar to Sephora), because she wanted to look at this face brush thing. So we were looking at this item, which was like 200 dollars. and keeping to ourselves. This woman that worked there, came up to us and without us asking for help, told us that she would recommend the sensitive skin one for us because of our acne and pigmentation. Ouch. I know she was trying to be helpful, but it hurt. I have had countless times when random people gave me advice on my skin without me asking, or just mentioned that my acne is bad, but recently I hadn’t dealt with it. So when she mentioned this, my self esteem plunged, and I know Taylor’s did too. We both have similar skin and have had to deal with acne and now acne scars. I wanted to say to the woman, “We know, we have mirrors and look in them everyday.” Then, when we got to White Spot for our food, I went to go wash my hands and looked in the mirror and cringed a bit. I don’t know if it was the lighting in the washroom or simply the fact that someone had just commented on my skin, but I was not impressed. It was like looking at a ghost with dark circles, and acne marks. LOL. Seriously. Ahhh.
So, sometimes it is just tough to hear a remark like that. Again, she meant well I am sure and did work there, but we didn’t ask for help and there was a different way she could approached it.
Hmmmmm… maybe I am just sensitive, like my skin? 🙂
Also, apparently even if you are in your 20’s you should still have an anti-aging regimen. 😐 WHATTT? So, you’re telling me that I have to worry about my acne (which always seems to come back) and aging at the same time? Jeeeeeez, keeping up with the attempt of having nice skin is tiring.
I always try to take care of my skin. My regimen isn’t really a regimen though, I would say. I cleanse, occasionally use rose water as a toner, and moisturize. I try to stay away from too many products because I still use acne medication on my face. I recently started using an eye cream, because I felt like the dark circles under my eyes were getting pretty bad. It has been about 3 months and I see no difference. In fact, I feel like it has dryed out the skin under my eyes, which is super annoying! In addition, I have huge pores. I have blackheads on my nose that have been impossible to get out, I have tried everything!!!!
So, I am asking you all for advice! I am actually asking, so please do share your thoughts.
I am curious to hear from you guys, what are your skin regimens, if you have any? What would you recommend for the following:
- combination skin
- sensitive skin…LOL
- acne scars- Are there any masks or home remedies maybe that you can share?
- dark circles under the eyes (I have tried Loreal RevitaLift and Elizabeth Arden eye creams)
- blackheads on the nose (I have tried the strips and charcoal face bars)
Also, if you are in your 20’s, are you worried about aging already? Do you have an anti-aging regimen in your 20’s? Also, if you are 30s, 40’s and 50’s, I would LOVE to also hear from you. I want to hear what all of your beautiful people (AND THAT IS EVERYONE) are doing to stay so beautiful!
Sorry for this somewhat rant of a post.