Guess what I got just in time to celebrate my 33rd birthday this past weekend?! It’s something I’ve never had…like, at all. I guess I’ve been pretty lucky to have made it this far in my life without it, and now that I’ve got it, I have to be honest and say that I haven’t missed it. It’s not an ipad, or a pony, or a new vacuum…no friends, nothing so pleasant.
For my birthday… I got acne.
Seriously…acne. Like I’m 14. But I never had it when I was 14. In fact, I’ve never had it at all. Sure I’ve had the occasional obvious pimple on the tip of my nose right before a dance in high school, or one giant blemish between my eyes just in time for a date function I’d been looking forward to in college. I’m pretty sure I had one that was coverable on my chin just in time for my wedding, but this new widespread mess is completely new to me. And I have a new-found sympathy for anyone who’s ever dealt with it! It is awful! It hurts, it’s hideous, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how it came or how to get rid of it!
Maybe it’s the new gym routine, or getting up earlier for school, or stress of having a kindergartener now, or some random shift of horomones….I have no clue, but I do need to figure out how to deal with it!
I bought $25 worth of Burts Bees acne medicine (I thought perhaps the natural route would be the way to go)…some salicylic acid spot treatment and a toner, and while that seems to kinda maybe help…it’s not going away! So here I am…a year older and 75 pimples different! Seriously…32 was fine.
And no…I’m not pregnant…and “that time of the month” isn’t the problem either.
One time, my friend Mck came to stay with me years ago and she had some Proactive with her. She never really had bad skin, but she said it helped her keep her skin clear, so I thought if it worked for her…and for Jessica Simpson….then I should try it. So I did…despite the fact that I didn’t have a single zit to speak of then. I woke up the next morning with a completely red, dry, peeling face. I looked like I had a chemical burn all over my face and it was that way for about 4 days. Awesome.
All to say…at 33, it seems my face just ain’t what it used to be either! Any suggestions on how to treat this mess from cyberspace out there?
If only my skin was as easy to refinish as furniture! Which brings me to the winner of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway sponsored by Jennie Leigh Designs! Congratulations to comment #116…
Rebecca, email me your contact information, your wax and paint color choices and I’ll pass it along to Jennie to get you your paint!