Another entry originally from my selfie-themed Tumblr, I thought it was important to share my struggle with adult acne in case it can help someone else out there!
My journey with adult acne began (and mostly ended) in 2010. I can’t pretend it wasn’t hard to go from being a girl who never had acne to the girl whose face was riddled with it. I was lucky to never find myself in the face of a bully, but I know not everyone has that experience. I can’t imagine what it would have felt like to have someone point out the flaws all over my face that were already so painfully obvious in the mirror and in my head.
These are all unfiltered, zero-foundation photos. It is hard to let them go public as they are painful to re-live, but there is simultaneously something liberating about sharing them.
My solution was antibiotics and Epiduo gel. Yours might be different, but there IS a solution. Something is out there to help your skin, just like someone is out there to tell you you’re beautiful, no matter how many times you tell yourself you’re not.
Drop a line in the comments if you have any questions, need advice, or even just a friend to listen. I’m here for you!