I have this birthmark on my forehead right above my left eyebrow. It’s some type of skin tag and though it’s not that noticeable now, it used to look really big. It made me feel insecure and people would always point it out. They assumed it was a pimple or zit and wondered why I didn’t look after it. So, by the time that I actually started breaking out, I stopped caring. I let the pimples come and go as they pleased without properly caring for them. I would just cover my face with makeup and leave it at that. It came to a point where I had become so dependent on makeup that I would never leave the house without it on.
It wasn’t till recently, that I finally decided to deal with my skin properly. This is because I now have accepted my skin and my flaws exactly as they are and aren’t trying to hide them anymore. I go out without makeup on, and though I feel a little insecure about my face, I don’t let it bother me as much anymore. Because I wasn’t trying to find solutions to my skincare problems, I’ve allowed quite a few dark spots from acne scarring to occur.
Instead of continuing to cover up the “problem”, I now actively try and find a solution. I know my skin won’t change until I do. I know a lot of factors have gone into why my skin is the way it is now. Sleeping with makeup on while at someone’s house was a big one for me. I never wanted anyone to see me without makeup on. Even while sleeping. And of course, we all know now, that sleeping with makeup is a big no no! It clogs your pores and it can make your breakouts even worse.
I think the big mind shift that I had with my skin was that I am in control. I am the only that can do something about this if I really wanted to. Though my skin bothered me before, I didn’t actually care to do anything about it. I thought it was a problem I’d just have to deal with forever and thank God for makeup. I don’t want to think like that anymore. I don’t want to continue having the mindset of covering up my problems. I want to find real, lasting solutions. I want to figure out why something is happening to me and then change my habits in order to make them stop.
Before & After This New Treatment:
I’ve only been doing my new skincare routine for a few weeks now and I already feel much more confident in my skin. I still have a long way to go though… So, first of all, the breakouts have stopped! Just by putting in a little effort, I’ve been able to stop something I’ve been struggling with for so long. I won’t go into full detail about my skincare routine in this post, but I will share with you the one product that’s changed my life:
ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!
I’ve heard about apple cider vinegar being good for you before. I even used to add it to my daily protein shake. But I never heard about putting it on your face to help with your skin! Every morning, I have been washing my face and then soaking a cotton pad with water and then adding a little apple cider vinegar to it. Then I take the cotton pad and just rub it all over my face. Because it is so acidity, you do need to make sure you dilute it with water. I can literally smell how acidity it is on my face. But it works! I haven’t broken out once since starting this treatment and I’m so happy with the results! It was such a simple change to add into my routine and I’m so glad that I did. Even the dark spots are starting to lighten and I definitely plan on using this treatment for a long time! Also, when I put makeup on, it looks even more flawless then before! Bonus! The picture I used as my featured image on this post is right when I had started this treatment. As you can see I did have a breakout there, but haven’t had any since! Yay!
So, if you suffer from acne or acne scarring like I do, I highly recommend you trying this!
Check out this video that I watched that helped convince me to start using apple cider vinegar:
If you have heard about this treatment before or have tried it, leave me a comment below and let me know your experience with it! Also, if you know of any other tips that might help me with my skincare issues, I’d love to hear it! Leave me a comment below! 😊
p.s. and remember, whatever stage you are at in your journey,