Intimate & personal: Jolene's Acne Healing Journey
I suffered from acne skin for years and I hated it. Every skin story is different, here’s how I treated mine — and you can too!
Hi, I’m Jolene. For those who already knew, welcome back! As for our new joiners who have yet to hear about me on our socials before, this is my acne journey!
It’s been a gruesome walk I’d admit. There are times where I feel positive about skin and find it completely normal to have these raging zits. The other moments? Didn’t feel so good.
1. What exactly is my skin type?
So! A little introduction of my skin - oily and combination. Mostly shiny on my T-Zone, seriously sparkly on the nose and normal on my cheeks. My acne’s temperament is C.R.A.Z.Y you guys. You know, those zits that grow super gigantic and takes awhile to subside? Yes, those kind!
2. Acne was my uphill battle.
This entire saga continued until I was in university. It was on and off. Then one day, it felt normal. I thought to myself to just let it heal and don’t bother with it.
My skin went haywire and, boy, it got worsened BY. THE. DAY. Could you imagine?! At that point, everyone, and I mean each human I come in contact with, had something to say about my acne. I was so conscious and wish people would just stop noticing me.
3. Here’s how acne affected my view.
Here is my skin at its worst. I get really inflamed acnes and I had to cover them up with concealers - which isn't a very good idea. :(
I had to combat my terribly bad mood, not just due to what other’s commented on skin, but the amount of pain I had to go through! Thankfully my confidence didn’t come entirely from my skin, so it didn’t quite affect me self-esteem.One thing for sure, those relentless pustules definitely did impact the way people look at me, and towards my hygiene.
The acne scaring as it looked like it was permanently imprinted on my face. Concealer was my best friend. Yet, it still didn’t make me feel good. I knew the second I take off my makeup, there they are AGAIN. It really just was a temporary bandaid to my issue.
Deep diving into the root cause, it's purely genetics and probably stress. I started to lookout for products that could help treat my acne.
|Annnd here it is! That one magical tube of serum that lit a glimpse of hope for me. I watched my inflamed acne subside in 2 weeks and I've never been happier.|
You can view how it went for my journey in the post below! On the side note, I’m now a content creator for my all-time trusted brand! :P
A powerful combo of Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide and Squalane Oil helped balance out my skin’s sebum production and kept an optimum hydration level! I couldn’t believe my eyes.
6. My skin understood the assignment — clear and healthy skin requires patience.
|This is me now in 2022, with lesser tendencies of breaking out. If you're an acne fighter like me, don't give up! identifying the right products and routine are key to improvements for your skin condition.|
I definitely feel a lot more comfortable with my bare skin and go make-free on most days! If I couldn’t summarize my thought on this entire journey, is that I learnt to appreciate the process and love myself.
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