Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hello, Puberty. Long time, no see.

I don't know what the deal is the last few weeks but my skin has gone crazy. It's like how I imagine puberty is for most people, except that it never actually happened to me back then.

My skin never gave me a bit of trouble. Ever. Not in middle school, not in high school, not in college, not in my mid-20's. I get the random blemish once a month or so, but even those are mild compared to most people. I'll take pale and freckled any day, so long as it comes with a smooth porcelain veneer.

So why, all of a sudden, has Puberty decided to pay me a visit - three months shy of my final year in my twenties?

It's like every pore has suddenly started hoarding dirt and oil and then waving it around in the form of a big red flag on my face. WTH?

I've racked my brain for changes in my daily routine. I haven't changed face wash, make-up, laundry soap or anything similar recently. No new vitamins or supplements. No, I'm not pregnant. I am less stressed than I've been in months and my diet has actually improved now that I'm not eating my misery all day at my desk. So what gives?

Could it be the weather? Am I over moisturizing? Under moisturizing? I seriously have no clue where to even start trying to fix this because it's never been an issue before. HELP! What do I do?


Crazy Shenanigans said...

Three words: Acne Stress Control. It's by Neutrogena and it's a LIFE SAVER!

Patty said...

Have you been drinking more water? If so, maybe all of the impurities are coming out because of that.

Sarah Wyland said...

I wish I had some good tips for you! I got the same deal - a blemish here and there, but nothing serious.

I second the poster who said drink water. I've heard and read that so many places now that it must work!

Kristen said...

Ha! I love that you made sure to tell us you weren't pregnant. :P

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the face wash by Dessert Essence. I have been using it for years and follow up with their moisturizer, and also use the face scrub in the shower. Everything is natural and it smells great. I would suggest trying it -- I was breaking out like crazy before I switched to it.

Also? What makeup are you using? A more natural brand (like mineral makeup) may be the answer, too.

heene said...

after reading your last two posts together, you better go get a test.

Jamie K. said...

Amen to this post... although you can't tell - you look great! I on the other hand could start a connect the dots page!!! UGH! The one thing I miss about BC!!! I do have the name of a great esthetician in Carmel if you are interested.

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