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Bad skin is an exhausting cycle. If you’ve had clear skin your entire life – you probably think that sounds dramatic. It’s hurtful and if you’re going through it right now…if nobody else is telling you you’re beautiful, you’re worthy…I am! I know how it feels to have bad skin. I hate when I see commercials for celeb-endorsed products and they try to convince you how painful acne is when they have a few break outs from eating a pack of chips one day. I know what it feels like…not wanting to go to school, an interview or anywhere with bright lights that expose your acne even further. It’s made me cry, it’s killed my confidence at times and I am not embarrassed to talk about it because I know at least one person reading this can relate. I spent days (years) of having to cover my face behind pounds of makeup. Even to this day, if my skin is a little on the rough side, I don’t feel like being filmed. I visited dermatologists that were quick to write a prescription for Differin or other topical creams that (for me) didn’t work at all. For years, I even started tanning just to get rid of it. I know, I know. It ended up making my acne scars worse. On top of that, I had to hear the lovely comments from curious (ignorant) people.
Do any of these sound familiar to you guys?
– You’d be really pretty if…you didn’t have acne everywhere.
– Why do you wear so much makeup? It looks ridiculous if you ask me.
– Did you ever consider seeing a dermatologist? Your skin is really bad.
– Why does your skin look like that?
– Wow. What happened to your face?
– You should wash your face more.
– You know you have acne, right?
It’s all good because our curious friends above have to live with that attitude the rest of their life, but your skin has the chance of clearing up! I’m 27 now and my skin is just starting to calm down. It breaks out the most when I don’t do the simplest things: wear better-quality makeup (when I use cheaper stuff, forget it…my skin goes nuts. PS – MAC Mineralize is what works best for me, I know it’s not a makeup blog but just an FYI), exercise (brings oxygen to the pores, makes skin glow), drink 8 glasses of water/day (so simple, but just give it a try), eat well and use an exfoliating face wash and take vitamins. I LOVE the Borba line of skincare because they are founded on the idea that inner health = outer beauty. I couldn’t agree more! I love that + the fact that their products actually work for me in combination with my healthy routine. Here’s a list of my favorite Borba goodies:
– Skin Balance Crystalline Sampler Pack
– Skin Balance Gummi Bears
– Skin Balance Gummi Bear Boosters
– Clear Skin Capsules: #1 Favorite!
– Mighty Energy Gummi Mice
Please share your skin story with me in the comments section below (or on YouTube) – I would love to hear what has worked for you! Xo, CaitlinCooks