Thanks to a New Year, many folks are trying to create new habits and routines, so I thought I'd share a routine that changed my life two years ago.
I had mild acne all through my teen aged years, but it never really dissipated and by 25 I reconciled myself to the unpleasant reality of adult acne. My skin was never really horrendous, but it was never truly clear- always marred by angry red pimples and whiteheads around my chin, forehead and scattered on my cheeks. My acne made me feel like a child, and I felt that it impacted my interactions with people. I often unconsciously tried to cover my face with my hands when having conversations and I felt as if people were staring at my imperfections.
Nothing I tried seemed to work- including diets and various birth control pills. Antibiotics worked as long as I was taking them, but then the acne came back with a vengeance as soon as the course of drugs was over. The topical creams dermatologists prescribed didn't seem to do anything and I felt too frustrated to pursue expensive and fruitless appointments with them. My acne was just something I'd have to live with.
Eric, seeing my apathy and frustration, decided to do a bit of research on his own, and discovered Acne.org. I was skeptical, because it seemed like a website designed to sell products. However, once I read Daniel's incredible story and his inspiration for passing along his solution to his own acne battle, I decided to give it a go.
It took a few weeks to see improvement, but there is no doubt that the texture and clarity of my complexion improved dramatically. The secret was in the massive amounts of benzoyl peroxide Daniel recommends, paired with AHA to reveal new skin. I could see the skin on my face changing- becoming brighter and smoother and people around me noticed too.
The regimen took awhile to get used to- in truth it takes about ten minutes both morning and night, but the time commitment is completely justified by the improvement in my skin and my new confidence about the face I present to the world. I still have occasional breakouts, but they are usually isolated and end quickly.
I hope this New Year is brings you lessons in fulfillment and confidence. Don't be afraid to create a life you love!