I HATE acne scars
By: Nell S.
When i was younger, i didn’t have acne so i never thought that it would become a problem in my adult life. But like most stories, acne struck me during puberty and has stuck around ever since. I first thought that it was because i wasn’t clean. I was always active as a kid.
So i started washing my hands lots and showering every other day but that didn’t help.
I started getting more pimples every day. Then i blamed the products i showered with. I changed my shampoo and conditioner but there were still no positive results. Many years passed, many products were bought but there is still nothing that has worked and ultimately it affected my way of being and how i felt.
Since that awful period of puberty, i have consistently run into problems. I don’t leave the house without makeup to cover my scarring and pimples. I dont go to the beach or have sleep overs because i’m afraid that someone might judge if they see my bare face. I’m not even comfortable with relatives and cousins.
I used to have a lot of pimples but it has reduced, leaving me with scars. I still have pimples but my most worries concern my scarring and that they might never fade away.
Even if it is a small issue compared to other problems that i’ve seen my friends and others have to deal with at this age, it still is a huge blow to my confidence.
With my experience with acne for many, i still don't understand the cause. It might be the hormonal imbalance in the body but i try to stay healthy whenever i can. I eat fruit, vegetables, drink lots of water and also stay active. But that hasn’t helped at all.
I also try to wash my face and cleans everyday. I’ve used a lot of different products and i’m still trying out new stuff but i don't have any high expectations whatsoever.
I’m tired and i don't have the time or money to waste anymore.
My acne limit my life somehow. I’m almost 18 and i’ve been suffering with acne and fighting acne scars since the age of 13. I’ve been using makeup every since. These pimples and scars are the source to my insecurities and unhappiness. I’m afraid that it also might be the reason why i never had a boyfriend. This messes with my self esteem a lot and i’m ready to find a solution.