Today on the blog I’m talking acne! In so many pictures of myself over the years I’m posing just like in the picture below. With my hand over my chin because I’m embarrassed about the breakouts I get on my chin. In fact, I’m currently searching for a photo of me and Kevin in the hospital room before I gave birth to Molly (once I find it I’ll add it to this post). In the picture, I was standing there in the hospital room, my water had broke so I was leaking everywhere, and all I could think about was the zits on my chin in the photo we were taking! How sad is that? But the truth is acne really affects not only my self esteem, but I know many others out there as well. I sometimes will enviously watch other people’s Instagram stories and look at their skin and think how beautiful it looks when they’re not wearing make up. And don’t get me wrong, I have my good days where I don’t need to wear a ton of make up on my chin either. But for the most part, I always have to wear something on it. Not only because I break out often. But also because I now have red acne scars on my chin.
The best my skin has never looked was when I was pregnant. I don’t think I got one pimple the entire time and my skin was totally glowing! I always thought that whole pregnancy glow thing was BS until I actually experienced it for myself! And my skin has actually been OK the last year since I’ve been breastfeeding Molly and I think all those hormones in me have helped my skin. However, we just started weaning her on breastfeeding a few weeks ago. Ever since then, I feel like my chin has gotten so bad! I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like when I completely stop breast-feeding.
So anyway, I’m writing this blog post for two reasons. One is because I want to be open about my struggles with chin acne in hopes that this helps other people out there who have self-esteem issues with acne know they’re not alone! And two, I really want to get some of your advice! Any products you guys use that you absolutely love? Either prescription or over-the-counter? And I’m also open to procedures? Is there a certain laser procedure you’ve gotten done that has really helped you with acne scarring? I don’t think I’m eligible to do any laser procedures until I’m done breast-feeding (I decided I’m not quite done yet). I talked to a dermatologist about it once at an event I was attending and she said that because my hormones are crazy while breastfeeding, the laser could have an effect on the pigment of my skin. It’s not that it’s bad for the breastfeeding baby. It’s more bad for the skin of the mother.
Any help you guys can give me in the comments below would be so appreciated! And hopefully others reading this will feel helped by all the info you guys provide too!
Before I go I’m sharing the details to my outfit too! My lace top is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and such a great price with all the pretty lace detail on it! It’s under $50! And tomorrow is the first day that a sale is open EVERYONE! So this will sell out fast (last week it the sale was only open to Nordstrom cardholders) This top also comes in white which is so pretty too! Details on the rest of my look are below the picture of my outfit! Hope you guys luv!