|This is a pic I took last month|
No need going into the medical causes of acne, that's not the reason for this post, right?. It all started during my second year in school, before then my face was as smooth as that of a new born. I actually did get a body cream that year different from the one I normally use and I feel that is one of the causes of acne that suddenly crept into my face, saw it on a fellow student's locker ooh, told her I like her skin tone
and she told me she uses that product ( won't say so the name as not to rubbish the product, but I feel like though
because the price tag of that body cream is alarmingly expensive!!), noticed one or two spots of acne when I started applying the cream on my face. Would have stopped it immediately if only I knew it will turn out to be the bad luck that earned me the name 'pimples girl', yeah overheard one or two female students call me that when they thought I wasn't listening. By my third year in school, the acne was turning into something else on my face, sometimes like huge boils. I would wake up in the morning and quickly grab a mirror to check the state of my face and fall back into bed sometimes when I see the giants on my face. I used all manner of medication, lotions, facial scrubs on my face and they seem to worsen it more.I was always asking myself and God ( God please forgive me) what I did wrong to deserve such punishment (acne). I can remember I deliberately missed classes sometimes to avoid people, I would go to class sometimes to receive questions like 'what is happening to your face' from lecturers and students alike over and over again. Some very insensitive peeps would joke about me using my face to fly at night...lol. That sometimes got my sharp shouts at them when I can't bear it no more.
Well, away from all that and down to the business at hand, let me highlight the things I did, that made the acne them all
seem to melt away like snow on a sunny day.
* I was introduced to a mild soap by a good friend of mine. ( Cussons) , Hmmn, is this not free advert for them #smiles#. Well they have earned it. The soap really came a long way in helping me get rid of my stubborn acne. Mind you before then I used any soap usable I was told to use. Lol.
* My elder sister also introduced me to a home made scrub consisting of granulated sugar, lime and oil. For me, I used Excipial oil but in case you can't get it you can use Pears or these bottled anointing oil. First cut the limes preferably two into two halves and squeeze the little juice into a small bowl. Then apply the oil evenly all over your face, next you rub the granulated sugar on your face like you are scrubbing the face with it a little bit hard. Then leave on the face for about five minutes before you apply the juice of the lime to your face too. Leave for about five minutes still and wash off gently with warm water. I bet you, there's going to be a change before you try it a third time in a week.
* Also, never fail to drink lots of water to clear your
* lest I forget, never pinch the acne like I always do.. hehe, it doesn't help, instead it just make the 'next sleeping pimples' active when you pinch them. Then worry less about the acne on your face and they will know instinctively you don't have their time, lolz, but seriously when you worry about them too much it stresses your system which in turn stresses your face bringing about the acne.
I hope all these tips I have shared works for you my dear reader, because nothing like a fine and beautiful face especially for a lady.
|Can you see the big 'boy' on my forehead? Lol...|
|Here was one of the days when the acne will have mercy on me and reduce drastically then I quickly and happily take a photo to celebrate|
And now I am free from acne palaver, can't believe my eyes each morning when I wake up and look in the mirror. I know it's never coming back by God's grace!
So my dear 'Cho-lah-tees', if you have any other tips, just add in the comments box so we can all live better and happier and get rid of acne abi pimples...