I’ve been resistant to post a skin update for quite some time. For a while, I was sharing photos of the dramatic improvements every few months. Thankfully, I was left with mostly scarring and very little cystic acne remaining, but it’s particularly challenging to capture photos of the nuanced differences between acne scarring from month to month.
I shared my challenges when eating conventional meat on our most recent bike trip, and again shared my devastation when my skin started breaking out again a few months ago, but have been reluctant to share an update since.
Why? Because the next time I post a photo, I don’t want you to think “man, she’s doing all of this and her skin still looks a mess?!” And, I don’t want to face the fact that my face would probably be totally clear if I had just taken the damn accutane. I could have had pancakes at breakfast this morning, covered in maple syrup, and clear skin.
But, that’s ridiculous. I know now that there was something seriously wrong in my body. I’m thankful for the acne to have pointed that out, and I am thrilled with my dietary changes that will last long after my face is totally clear. That being said, I know my face still has a long way to go.
So, last week I booked my third appointment for a facial, figuring that it certainly can’t hurt my cause. The esthetician remembered my story from our previous appointments, and though she was impressed by the progress my skin has made, thinks more can be done from an external perspective.
She asked if I would be willing to give her one month – one month of weekly appointments, following her suggestions, and having her evaluate my progress. She wants to assist in my journey and see if her skin care intervention will result in dramatic changes as well.
I can’t wait to see what she can do. I have no idea if the changes will occur, let alone fast enough to capture after each appointment, but I’ll be posting after each appointment to share my results. Here’s our starting point:
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