So let`s talk about acne. I personally had pretty bad acne when I was 14-18 and I do still have scars on my face, you don`t see them that much, but I do haha
1. Go see a doctor!
I first didn`t knew I had acne and tried to cure my pimples but I just made it worst. So really just go see a Doctor. They know what to do.
I first got a cream and later on I got medication.
I googled what it´s called in English: Accutane.
Here Disclaimer: it`s a really aggressive medicine you take there. It has a lot of serious side effects and you should only take them if the Doctor tells you and if the doctor keeps checking on you. I took them for good 11 months and every month I did get checked out. It`s really important. Also my doctor tried good year long with anything else to get rid of acne, nothing helped, so Accutane was the last option we had.
2. Dealing with Acne
I always hear how everyone is kinda ashamed to have acne and feel bad in their skin.
So I feel like, you have to change your mentality towards having acne.
Since my face was full with acne, literally, I had it over my whole face. I was forced to just accept it.
I walked around with my face to see for everyone. During my bad acne times I didn`t use any makeup. I couldn't change my face. It's my face.
And acne is probably not something you will have forever.
That lead to people talking about my acne, but they talked with me, they asked a lot of questions, why I have it and how to get rid of it. Also I did get to hear this typically “you should wash your face” comments, but then I would just explain them: I do, probably more than you do and then explain to them why I have acne.
So my classmates who bullied me the whole time for nearly everything I did, didn't bullied me for my acne.
I will say they were probably impressed that I had the guts to walk around like that or because they understood after really talking a lot about it, that acne is normal. It happens.
3. Less is more
There are tons of products out to “help” you with you acne. Some are really helpful. So experience what is good for you and then settle down for 1-3 products. Don`t use too much and don`t use this product to often. You will just harm your face even more and destroy your skin protection layer.
I will tell you my face routine, but just because it works for me doesn`t mean it will work for you too. You have to figure out what is good for you.
I wash my face in the morning normally, just with water, don`t use soap, it will again destroy your skin protection layer. I use a Facial Toner, I would tell you mine but it`s a German brand, so yeah I don`t think that will help you.
At night, when I did wear makeup. Yes you can use make up, make sure there is not too much oil in it and it should be a good quality foundation. Not something super cheap. When I did wear make-up, just make sure to take it off. Don`t you dare to sleep with makeup on! Anyway after that again wash my face with water and use a facial toner. On Sundays I put on a face mask and after I do a facial steam bath with chamomile.
4. Keep it clean
Don`t touch your face with dirty hands! It will make your acne worse. Also don`t pop your pimples. Let it be, it will be gone in 2-3 days. Don`t use toothpaste on your pimples, it really makes it worse and you will get scars from that and poping pimples.
5. Love yourself
Acne is annoying as f*. I know. But dear trust me it will get better with time. Don`t waste your energy on stressing over something where you don`t have that much control over the situation. Put this energy into loving yourself and supporting yourself and working towards your goals.