Sunday, March 23, 2008

My face is mad at me

but I'm not sure what I did to make it so mad. Let me start with a little background information. I've ALWAYS had mild to moderate acne since I became a teenager, when I was 16 my mom got some proactiv for me and it worked great, until I moved out and couldn't afford it anymore. Anything else I've tried that comes from walmart DOESN'T WORK. I thought the Olay cleanser I was using was going to work, but sadly I started to get those painful under the skin cystic pimples about 2 months after starting it. I guess I should also mention that I started a new brand of birth control pills, and I think that may be what's causing so much turmoil on and in my face. I was getting multiple cystic pimples everyday, well those have pretty much stopped (knock on wood), but now I've got hundreds(I'm not exaggerating) of whiteheads on my face. For those that don't know, whiteheads are like blackheads, but they're closed so you can't really squeeze them and they take FOREVER to heal. Another thing, I've NEVER had acne on my cheeks, only on my forehead and chin area, well the other morning I woke up to find tons of little red bumps all over my cheeks. I'm not exactly sure what they are, but in that moment I realized I have to do something, I can't go out in public like this!! I've made the decision to order Proactiv since it's the only thing that seems to work. It was pricey, but if you order it off ebay, it's a little cheaper than ordering off the website. So while I'm waiting for it to some, I dug up an almost empty bottle of the cleanser and the toner and lotion that I had left over from when I used to use it. I was excited because I didn't know I had it. I started using it today, and I plan on going to the walk in clinic at school tomorrow morning and pleading with them to change my birth control prescription. It's unfortunate too since I was having no other side effects. *sigh* Well that's about it, I feel so much better after writing about all this.


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I hope that stuff works again for you. And if it does, I may just need to invest in it for my oldest son. Puberty is really starting to get the best of him.