- 2 years ago
So, this may or may not be a taboo topic for some, but i’m going there anyway.
For some reason I have never had acne. Like, ever. I might have had 10-15 pimples my whole life, and they were never bad. Most people will be angry at me for saying that, but it’s not like I could help it. I had extremely dry skin, so most of them were just flat little red dots that went away in 2 days. The worst I experienced were in that little nose crevasse. If you know what I’m talking about..super painful (I have one now it’s hurting just thinking about it…sorry for the TMI). ANYWAY.
Recently I went off BC (about 5 months ago?) that I have been on since I was 18. I am 25 now, and my skin is going nuts. Mostly I have bacne (again sorry for the TMI). It is driving me bonkers, and I don’t know how to get rid of it. Some day’s it hurts so bad. My FI thinks it’s hilarious, he says I am finally going through puberty. He says it’s karma. But I know it’s just my hormones adjusting to being off BC.
My skin has gone from dry to oily, which I don’t know how to treat. I have had these bumps around my eyebrows that have not moved in 3 months. They aren’t huge, just little raised bumps in a line. At first I thought it was a reaction to my eyebrow wax, but they have not gone away or moved. Some days they are red, some days they aren’t. I don’t even know if it’s true acne, or some sort of skin issue.
I should probably go to the derm., but I thought I would try here and see if anyone had some recomendations I could try before going. I am currently using a dry scrub from EWC on my back (if anyone has not discovered that, it’s uhmazing. look it up), a regular oil free scrub, then stridex pads (my FI uses them and I actually like them because they dry everything out and minimize pores).
My wedding is in a little over a month, and I would prefer not to have bacne with my pretty strapless dress. I have been looking for a miracle anti-acne body scrub that doesn’t cost a fortune, but no luck. Any recs?
I forgot to mention the reason I went of BC was originally because I didn’t feel like refilling, but my gyno has said would prefer I was off of it anyway for physical reasons. Other than the acne, I am liking being off of it.
- This topic was modified 2 years ago by texaslemon.