I hate acne. I’ve suffered with the ailment since I was 10. My dad tried buying me numerous over the counter products up till my senior year of high school, but to no avail. The day before my first year of college, my older cousin took me on a shopping spree for a new wardrobe and we also got me some Neutrogena products for my skin. That was when I was 18 and it really cleared my skin. I felt beautiful.
Fast forward to me now, I’m 23. After being convinced to switch to Proactiv and discovering I didn’t like it much, my Nanny (aunt) started selling Mary Kay products and suggested I try them. It worked for a while, but then right before my undergraduate graduation I got this painful, scaly irritation. It went away after I stopped using the product.
I’m on Neutrogena again. It worked for a bit, but now I have a stubborn breakout that won’t go away and some dark marks to boot. I’m already in hot pursuit of a way to remedy these issues, but this twenty something acne is for the birds and I only feel beautiful with make up these days.
My boyfriend says that I’m beautiful without make up, but it’s hard to believe him. When we met in 2012, I had nice skin.