My first acne breakout didn’t come until I was 27. It only lasted a few weeks and hit me near the beginning of my health crash. In the end it seemed to be a reaction to something. And with all that was going on in my sick body, the sky’s the limit as to what.
Anyway, I remember what it felt like. I remember feeling SO UNCOMFORTABLE in my own skin.
“Is that other lady in the doctor’s office staring at me because of my skin?”
“That kid is pointing. Great. I bet I know what he’s pointing at.”
Thoughts are delightful, aren’t they?
And while I most definitely wanted it gone, I hadn’t the faintest idea of how to get rid of it.
I tried over-the-counter creams. Medicated products. Read articles. I hadn’t yet stepped into the world of natural medicine or I would have searched their resources and tips, too!
It was a short-lived experience, but we were scheduled to travel to Colorado for a family trip and we’d be snapping a family photo. And I felt zero enthusiasm. (My story for the last few years, but that’s for another time).
I was caking the makeup on everyday, just trying to feel like at least one part of me could feel “normal”. But I knew up close it was noticeable. It had spread to my chest and the top of my back and I felt gross. Embarrassed. And I wanted to hide.
I didn’t. Hide, that is. I snapped the pic and you really can’t tell with the amount of makeup I’m wearing. But I walked away from the several week experience with so much compassion for those who’ve dealt with long-term issues with acne.
Today I’m chatting with one of the sweetest souls about her own journey with acne. Barbara Jackson is an Esthetician and Acne Specialist whose passion for skincare was born out of her own story.
From battling with self-esteem to learning tools and lifestyle changes that impacted her skin in a positive way, Barbara is a wealth of information. And her down-to-earth approach will win you over in a heartbeat!
Tune in to hear her heart for other women as well as pick up some skincare tips to get you started on your own skin-clearing journey!
Have you dealt with skincare issues? What are some of the tools or products that have been game changers for you?? I’d love to hear!
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