Acne creams & lotions. I’ve been using them for the past 4 years, and finally decided to stop.
They’ve worked very well for me, but I’m so tired of having to use them. I want to be able to wash my face, put on moisturizer/SPF, and go!
I’ve never had acne in my teens, so imagine my shock when my dermatologist told me I had a “common” thing called Adult Acne.
Why now? I thought.
Why me? I thought.
Because your skin is fickle.
An answer came…from somewhere.
And it’s true. I’ve had both impetigo & dermatitis, as a child.
Eczema all my life.
Most recently my skin has also welcomed, vitilago & steatocystoma multiplex.
Both of which, my doctor’s assure me are nothing to worry about.
When I see my dermatologist (and he is a very good doctor), he says words like, hormones & stress & immune & sunlight & sunscreen.
When I asked him about stopping use of the acne medications that he prescribed, he said…whenever I felt ready.
“Just stop & see what happens.” were his words.
I was a bit disappointed.
I guess I wanted him to say:
“Marie, you don’t need prescriptions. You’ve never NEEDED prescriptions. Eat more fruits & vegetables. Drink more water. Exercise. Laugh & smile more. Get more sleep & Stop taking EVERYTHING so seriously! Just take better care of yourself…on the inside, and things will clear up for you on the outside.”
Well now…if it isn’t obvious that somethings, you don’t need a doctor to tell you! You just know your own body & what is required to take better care of it.
I suppose I should have went home to see my parents for that diagnosis. LOL
After all, a doctor is a doctor; and doctor’s write prescriptions. Yes?!
Of course, everything I wanted him to say…I already knew.
I just didn’t want to & couldn’t motivate myself to actually do those things.
I will say that with the help of my Dr., I did discover that most of my skin’s fickleness, was/is brought on by stress, and my immune system is not as spectacular as it could be, to fight them off on my behalf. All because, I don’t take good enough care of myself, on the inside.
Though he never said this to me, he did help me to realize & understand this.
I stopped using my medications on
2-28-11 (I lied.) 2-27-11.
I’m very curious to see my skin come this July, after I’ve first taken some baby steps, then major steps towards being better to my body.
I want to start taking better care of myself, on the inside.
So, I am.