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How I managed to get my Acne under control 

As a teenager, I had the clearest, smoothest skin/face even with a barely there/minimal skincare regimen. I could use basic drugstore products and not breakout in a mess and was generally fresh-faced.

The picture above was taken a day before my 18th birthday, I’m not wearing foundation, just white powder [which was my staple at the time].  The horribly thin eyebrows are a dead give-away and I don’t know what that open mouth pose was about. LOL.

So imagine my horror when in my mid 20s I noticed that my usual “Aunty flo is in town” – one zit a month face had become a full jawline of what felt like a carpenter’s sandpaper and grew increasingly worse by the day. All of a sudden, I was constantly covered in zits and would react to everything. Stress! Having acne as a teenager is normal with all that hormone surge, but when you’ve crossed the dainty age and the acne hasn’t cleared; it has instead gotten even worse, then you have what is called Adult Acne and that is an entirely different kettle of stress. However, be it teenage or adult type, acne is stressful condition to deal with especially for females. It’s on THE FACE!! That’s the first thing people notice and it can make for some very uncomfortable/awkward conversations that even though may be well-meaning, leave you feeling like you should just go home and never show your face in public. It is especially embarrassing because some people wrongly assume that having acne is a sign of poor hygiene. Not true.

Acne typically forms either as black or whiteheads which then get inflamed, filled with pus and usually leave spots and scarring. It is mostly seen on the face, back and chest [all three for people who have it really bad]. There are several causes for acne but the most common are – hormones , stress, skin sensitivity, food/diet and sadly hereditary. Some people are just genetically pre-disposed to having acne. Good news though, whatever the cause, acne can be treated and helped.

In general, I obsess about anything that’s out of place on my body; my face even more; so you can only imagine me having zits the size of a mini black eyed pea. It was so bad that I didn’t like going out and would constantly cancel plans because of breakouts which would pop up in crazy numbers overnight. The more I obsessed, the worse it got. I did everything to make it go away. LISTEN! I TRIED EVERYTHING; from normal topical creams that made my bathroom counter top & bedroom vanity table look like a mini pharmacy; to the fancy/expensive holy grail stuff, to the downright bizarre – rubbing alum on my face and cleaning with my first morning pee – Yea! I even got glycolic peel treatments that cost me about the price of a couple decent designer handbags so I’m pretty sure I would have sniffed dry goat shit if anyone suggested it.  I was THAT desperate. But the more I tried different stuff, the worse it got.

Let me mention that my typical day started by ordering McD breakfast at 4am and pizza at bedtime. In-between that; I’d walk around the mall eating cheesy hotdogs & pretzels, ice-cream, big apple frosty doughtnuts and be sure to bring back some for those midnight cravings. I always had a pack of snickers in my bedroom and all kinds of fizzy drinks to wash it down.  Then to worsen matters, I lived in an apartment block that had a food court behind it so Pakistani biryani and spicy beef was literally a 2 minute walk ANYTIME; not forgetting the cheese naan served with condensed milk. Ugh! Self-control was rubbish. Life in Malaysia was ridiculous I must say, good thing I moved but alas! the damage had been done already.

In general, Nigerians don’t think acne is something to go the doctor over [at least not in my circle] so I didn’t think to seek professional help at the initial point. However, as the acne progressed from tiny sandpaper whiteheads to humongous boils that hurt so much it was a pain to wash my face, I decided to go see a doctor.

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Luckily at this point, I lived in England and so NHS was a life saver; I made proper use of it. At my first consult, from seeing my face, the doctor was shocked I had waited that long to come see them and immediately put me on the strongest dose of a combination of antibiotics – Lymecycline and Co-cyprindol which I ended up being on for about 3 years. The doctor also asked that I change my pillow cases every 3 days and never wipe my face with my bath towel [I use disposable wipes/paper towels after a wash/bath till this day]. The acne cleared almost immediately but even then, I knew it was too good to be true. It was too fast!

This pic was taken a month after I commenced medication

As anyone would tell you; 3 years is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long a time to be on any antibiotics treatment, let alone one THAT strong but I was desperate and scared that the acne would return if I stopped. And it did when I moved back to Nigeria and couldn’t access my meds as easily.  I’d get the random help here and there when I could but on the whole, lymecycline & co-cyprindol aren’t available in Nigeria so I had to come to terms with the fact that the acne was indeed going to resurface. Even though I had temporary respite, I knew that it was a temporal solution because will I be on antibiotics for the rest of my life?  It didn’t disappoint. After about 8 months of being back in Nigeria, the acne started showing up, slowly at first until I was back to pre-treatment stage PLUS jara. Just look –

IMG_1247 My desperation hit an all-time high and I got pure retinol which I used as a cleanser. It peeled my face and made people ask me if I had started bleaching [and if yes, why wasn’t I bleaching the rest of my body] lol…. So I was forced to stop. I was truly miserable.

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Because I had no other choice at this point, I was forced to start doing some research and reading up on alternatives to acne treatments and the one thing kept being re-iterated and mentioned repeatedly – THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, DIET AND EXERCISE – I think that deep down, I already knew this was a major factor but had been lazy and would rather choose the easier way out of popping meds while I stuff my face with bad food and make some generally unhealthy choices. However, I had noticed that whenever I was juicing and maintaining a sensible exercise and diet regimen, my breakouts would be less aggressive and the spots would clear out faster.  I had to finally tell myself the truth – my severe case of adult acne had a lot to do with years of an unhealthy lifestyle, ergo, change was necessary. Now in the course of my research, I see some opinions that one’s choice of foods/lifestyle doesn’t have much to do with acne but I am a living proof that IT DOES! Why do you think some people eat roasted groundnuts or dairy products and wake up the next day with breakouts? In less than 24 hours? I am of the opinion that while topical products can help mild sporadic acne, chronic acne can only be treated from the inside out.

Now you may ask that if it was about my unhealthy lifestyle and diet, why didn’t I breakout in my teens & early 20s when I was at the time still eating horribly? I reckon this is because as one gets older, your body will force you to take note of and change certain things you could have gotten away with prior whether you like it or not and this was mine. So I set to work, CONSCIOUSLY.

WHAT AM I DOING DIFFERENTLY NOW? TIPS?

  • I work out at least 4 times a week – run, T25, rope skips, zumba etc. anything to break a sweat works. Sweating opens up your pores and the benefits are endless. A 10-30 minutes workout for at least 4 times a week will do your body/system so much good.
  • I’ve become a conscious eater. This doesn’t mean I now swallow air and drink water lol, I’ve just included a lot more fruits, veggies and fibre into my diet. I still have days when I decide to be badly behaved but they’ve become treats [and I try to make up with extra workout time]. See what I got up to just yesterday, I’m no saint. IMG_7687.JPG IMG_7689.JPG
  • I have cut out refined sugar completely. Honey is now my got-to sweetener.
  • I’ve really up’d my water intake. I never really had problems drinking water so this was easy; I even went steps further by doing more of infused water as often as I can. Try it.
  • I have cut out all the frills with my previous complicated skincare regimen. In the past, I’d use so many products before and after a bath that my poor face will just dry out and breakout from too much. Now, I only use TWO products – my bodyshop tea tree range and Soap & Glory scrubs. When I’ve run out, I make do with Neutrogena pink grapefruit wash but I’m sure to always revert to my tea tree bodyshop wash.
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  • I wash my face only twice a day with warm water and tea tree face wash. I don’t use anything else on my face.
  • I don’t clean my face with my bath/body towel; I only clean it with disposable wipes or paper napkins. Never to be repeated. I also change my pillow cases every 3 days, whether or not I’m also changing my sheets. My first dermatologist gave me this tip because apparently, pillowcases & towels are prime spots for bacteria transfer.
  • I still struggle with not picking my face but I’m truly better with it nowadays. This is a terrible habit to have if you’re battling acne. Anyone who’s dealt with acne will tell you how hard it is to NOT touch your face. One day at a time.
  • Aloe vera, cucumber and an ice pack are great for soothing the crazy itching that sometimes comes with aggressive acne. Whenever you feel the itch, do not scratch AT ALL, instead place slices of cucumber and/or an ice pack or rub aloe vera juice on the area. It really helps soothe it.
  • A great DIY face mask is a mix of oats, honey and lemon juice. Oats has scrub properties; honey is a mosturizer while lemon is great for fading black spots. I use this combo often for home facials

    DIY Home facial

  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! I cannot stress this enough! Having overly dry face/skin will cause breakouts just as much as an overly oily one would. In picking a suitable moisturizer, be sure to take your skin type into consideration – is it dry or oily or a combo? Pick accordingly.
  • My mum gave me these Swissgarde supplements – Skin, Hair & Nails –  which I’ve also been on. It’s 100% safe and completely herbal. IMG_1849

DONTS

  • Do not pile on makeup in a bid to cover the breakout. It does nothing to cover the bumps, instead it clogs your pores and aggravates the acne; plus there’s nothing more scary to look at than an overly caked face full of humongous acne. I know all about the urge to hide behind the makeup but trust me, at your worst, makeup is NOT your friend. Just chest the bare face [and stares] for a few days till the aggressive stage passes.
  • In addition, do not ever go to bed with makeup on. No matter how tired you are, wash your face before you snooze, even in the afternoon.
  • Do not aggressively wash your face one million times a day. Washing twice a day with warm water and mild products will suffice.
  • Do not pick your face and pop your whiteheads, it’ll irritate the skin and cause inflammation/scarring. Also, picking it will cause the bacteria to spread as your hands are probably dirty anyways.
  • Do not scrub your face at the aggressive stage of a breakout, you’ll just have angry acne on your hands.

DO

  • Maintain a proper face regimen, it’s not necessarily about the fancy products, it’s all about consistency
  • Begin [and preferably end] your everyday with a cup of warm water and lemon juice [wedges]. This mix flushes your digestive system, stimulates your liver and kidney and does the whole body great good.
  • Get to know your triggers. Some people breakout when stressed, some people can’t play with groundnut; get to know yours, if any.
  • Be patient with the process. Serious acne cannot clear in a day or a week or even a month. It takes at least 8weeks for visible difference to be seen but if you hang in there, you’ll be smiling soon.

So what does my BARE face look like today? I’ll let the pictures do the talking

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These pictures were taken just last night. Do you see the difference? Like I actually go out without an ounce of  makeup on. Ha! *dougies*

When I now decide to rub pancake ehn…. *who’s that guuuuuuuuuuuurl*

Although this is an incredibly sensitive post for me to write, seeing as it meant posting unflattering pics of myself, I chose to write on this because it’s something a lot of women deal with and I’m hoping that by sharing, it’ll help someone jumpstart their own lifestyle change and hopefully see visible changes as I have. Guys, I kid you not, a CLEAN DIET coupled with a SENSIBLE SKINCARE & WORKOUT REGIMEN will change your lives in every aspect.

If you have any further questions, please ask me below. I’d also appreciate tips from you flawless women; share with me your skincare regimen/fresh face tips.

Besos xx.

S.


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  • Reply OGE July 22, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Thank you so much for this post GBS.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

      You’re welcome Oge xx

  • Reply Chix July 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Girl!!!!!!! You know this is one post ill jump on ASAP. I had a spotless, acne free skin until 2011 when I replaced my usual lotion with an apparently fake one and I got to know the mother of adult acne and since then, my skin hasn’t been nothing but sensitive to almost every treatment I tried. From dermatologists, to cream mixing ladies (making my face lighter and spots darker) to spa facials to chemical peels and a huuuuge hole in my bank account, I’ve finally found what works for me and would like to share to people out there

    Daily facial regimen (2x day)
    Cleanser: Neutrogena Visibly Even foaming cleanser (Heeey S!)
    Toner: Tea tree oil diluted in water (1 part oil, 7 parts water)
    Exfoliant: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid (This is my favorite product in the whole wide world lol. my holygrail)
    Moisturizer: sebamed clear face care gel

    I also do a facial mask of turmeric, honey and fresh lemon 3 or 4 times a week and I take biotin supplements once a day (every night).

    I’ve been consistent with all these in the past two months and my face hasn’t looked any better. I only get one or two at that time of the month, my pores are shrinking and my scars are fading.

    Thanks for sharing and the tips S. Very brave of you. I agree with everything posted and good luck to everyone out there suffering from adult acne/sensitive skin

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

      I love this comment! You’ve said it all and thanks for the tips.

  • Reply Pavani July 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I loved this sweety:) you are a brave girl!
    This is such an eye opener to so many. Trust me so many really don’t know what is causing acne!

    I totally vouch for the exercise and right food it works like magic:)
    Of course, water is the best way to get that skin glowing and healthy.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      PAAAAAAAV!!!!! This is your first comment ever yaaaaaaay…
      Thank you so much and yes to water. Kisses baby xx

  • Reply Miriam July 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    This post really got my attention! Lol! My sis has terrible acne right now that anything about it gets my attention. So far nothing seems to work and the option of going out without foundation is impossible! Yes, her face is that bad ?. The only thing that seems to help a bit is when she juices (Mean green – cucumber, kale, ginger, lime, celery and apple) at least once a day, the acne stop but the black patches are still a huge problem! She works out five times a week, so she already has a very active lifestyle.

    I think that acne treatment is like trying to lose weight, it is not a quick fix but a lifestyle change. Any advise on clearing black spots?

    Thanks for the post!
    Miriam Nnadili ?

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Miriam, so lovely of you to visit my blog and leave me comment. It’s been a minute! Hope you’re well?
      I remember your gorgeous sisters -light skinned beauties – acne on light skin is toughER truly. It’s great that she’s already active so maybe she needs to be on medication for no longer than 3 months to stop the bacteria? Just a suggestion.
      There are spot remover creams that can be applied directly on the spots to lighten them but if that’s not an option then honey & fresh lemon juice is a natural way to lighten spots. The thing about acne scarring is to consider your body/skin type in general with regards to previous scars. Does she scar easily ? Do the scars clear fast? If yes then she should be patient with the acne spots, if no then it definitely means she has to actively work on it – spots remover cream or honey/lemon mix.
      I hope this helps? Many regards xx

      • Reply miriam July 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        Thanks dear! It’s really been a minute ?. I will definitely share this info…

  • Reply Shola July 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Good Post… Skin is flawless yipee!!
    Neutrogena facial wash, Clean and clear facial wash… St Ives Scrub twice a week
    does the magic.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      I’ve always been jealous of your skin/face… So fresh! This your care combo sounds like a winner!
      Thank you baby xx

  • Reply Niz July 22, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Hello. I too never had acne till my late twenties when I used a sub-standard foundation without knowing and I had serious breakouts. I was so worried and I started using Clear Essence Medicated Soap for Acne and it did really work for me. I stuck with it and used it for about 1.5 yrs.

    Fast forward to July 2015 and I used a facial towellete that had citrus and cucumber beads infused in it. Just 3 days of usuage and I broke out again. I did some research for the spots and I got the Fair and White Dark spot remover. It’s in a lil 30ml spray can. It is working too. Spots are clearing up.

    My own case is def one of skin reactions. It ain’t fun really.

    God speed with your conquering of the aliens (acne). xx

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      Hi Niz… Ive heard great things about the fair & white spot remover, do you know where I can find it?
      Happy to hear you’re on the mend too and thank you for this lovely comment & tips. Xx

      • Reply Niz July 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm

        Hey S! I bet you can find it in any local beauty store. I.e any beauty section of a store. I got it for N700 too. Not pricey at all. 🙂

        • GorgeousBskin
          Reply GorgeousBskin July 23, 2015 at 6:36 pm

          Awesome! I’ll be on the lookout. Thank you kindly 🙂

  • Reply Ronke July 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Hello dear, this post has really made me happy. I have terrible acne like you and i was already thinking about bodyshops’s tea tree products. But what moisturiser do you use?

    Thank you.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 22, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Hi Ronke… During the day I use olay cellucent White radiance, at night I use bodyshop tea tree blemish fade night lotion.

  • Reply Ms Bee July 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Hi S, thanks for this post. Picked up a lot of useful information.

    Had perfectly clear skin till recently and coming to terms with the fact that my skin is no more smooth has been rough. Tried everything, spent so much on products and nothing seemed to work.

    I do not think my diet was responsible. I suspect it started when i started caring for my hair and applying orisirishi to it. The oils must have seeped into my pillow cases and then moved to my face while asleep.

    Been incorporating smoothies and exercise into my life and they have been helpful.

    So thanks for confirming that I am on the right track.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Ms Bee
      I’m glad you found this useful. My first dermatologist told me that pillow cases are a big culprit for acne aggravation especially when they’re not changed often. Even if you’re doing everything right but going back to lay on oil/bacteria infested cases, it’s like a rat race. So change them often & wipe your face with disposable napkins.
      Wash makeup brushes often too.
      Well done with the smoothies & exercise bit… Hopefully you’ll be okay soon. Hugs xx

  • Reply Amazing July 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Body shop tea tree range is aah may zing…hmm hmm hmm..was my go to product but when the wrinkles started appearing (story of my life *sob sob*) I decided to look for something more..since then my life (and my face) has never been the same..someone at work uses namaste organics.. thinking of trying it too..but I like Chix’s mix…epp meeeee..lol..

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      I’ve never heard of namaste organic until now, just googled it actually so I obviously can’t give any commentary on them.
      Chix’s mix does sound like a winner so definitely worth trying. All the best xx

  • Reply suga July 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Hi!
    Stumbled on your blog. I love it. And the fact you write on healthy lifestyle..Love it more!
    Kudos babe.
    Hmm, I had the mother of all acne 2013/2014 and it was as bad as yours,if not more. Diet also helped to keep it in check for a long time…I became obsessed with trying to clear my face through diet that I lost 10kg! it was a miserable period,I’d cry and cry not understanding why I had gravels on my face. Everyone had their product to recommend..my colleague even bought me POP..that ancient cream…Lol.
    After a while I discovered benzoyl peroxide and it reallyyy helped. Used to get the wash (clean and clear face washwith 10% BP) at Perfect trust then they ran out of stock,then Hmedix before they ran out as well. Now I use only my bathing soap and my face has been clear,smooth and glowy for a while now… I didn’t understand why till I realized God had answered my prayers .. I should testify in church. Lol. My diet isn’t even clean either… but you have inspired me again. One thing that also helped was drinking apple cider vinegar a generally healthy drink, I recommend it for everyone.
    I apologize for the epistle.
    Cheers to even more smoother skins and complexions.

    Keep up the good work.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Suga. Thank you so much! Comments like your truly make my day, very much appreciated.
      I used to use panoxyl too but soon realized topical aid can only do so much. It’s awesome that yours is okay now, and I totally get what you mean about but realizing when it’s cleared – our problems are all in the head sometimes. ACV sure does wonders, I use it myself mixed with lemon juice to drink and on the odd days, I use it as a cleanser with cotton wool.
      I love the “epistle”, keep em coming 😀
      Have a lovely day xx

  • Reply DDO July 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    You were ready to rubb alum and wipe with early morning peee??? …literally laughing out loud!!!Loving all the tips..especially the cold hard truth that diet and exercise is the icing on the cake and without it..your skin might as well be Rock hard buns sold at Mile 12 market instead of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting 🙂

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      And sniff goat shit sef! LMAO
      You just had to make the comparison between food abi? Now I want red velvet cake, send some 🙂
      You started it!

  • Reply Humzeey July 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I’ve been avoiding reading this post, like a plague.

    I just recently noticed that Coke, my dear darling coke, my boo, causes me to break out now.
    S, see, I chose the breakout over a clear face, but, but, a time comes, in every ones’ life where we have to tell our selves the had truth.

    I’ve learnt a lot.
    Tea Tree for the win. All day, everyday.
    Started using the St Ives scrub twice a week, then cleanse with my last remaining bottle of my Cucumber Freshening Water. (This bottle might last me a year).

    Might stop taking fizzy drinks from next week.
    Hopefully, the face improves.

    Kisses, Mon ami

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 24, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      You’re doing everything right Hun, stick to it. I have an extra bottle of the cucumber water set, I’d save it for you.
      A week isn’t enough for the fuzzy, try a month [maybe 3]. Can? Lol

  • Reply Nedoux July 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Hello Seember,

    Super useful post.

    Ah! the evil step-grandmother that is Acne. The PIH spots really annoy me as I am light-skinned and don’t use foundation or coverage beauty products because of the fear of clogging my pores.

    Anyway, I finally won the battle with acne this year, I used a Retin-A lotion for 6 weeks, the purging period was a little traumatic, but they all went away.

    For “maintenance”, I make sure to deep cleanse with a mild astringent once a day, clean face = clear pores 🙂 Tea tree oil is a nice antiseptic.

    The product that really surprised me was good ol’ Nixoderm. That cheapo product contains all the pimple zapping ingredients that you’ll find in the pricier products. I use this once a week as an exfoliant as it contains Salicylic acid.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Nedoux dear,
      Aye! This menace of acne eh, you light skinned folks definitely have it worse when it scars & spots. I’m glad you’ve gotten yours in check 🙂
      Where did you get retin-A? A friend has been desperately looking for it.
      Lol @ Nixoderm, it just reminds me of secondary school truly but you’re right. It’s great for my niece’s teenage face. Clear skin = clear pores … Absolutely right! Cheers xx

      • Reply Nedoux July 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm

        I purchased mine from Carlyle Pharmacy on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. I’ve also seen it stocked at the Haven Pharmacy in CCD supermarket, Ogudu.

        • GorgeousBskin
          Reply GorgeousBskin July 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm

          Fantastic! Thank you so much xx

  • Reply TenTen July 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Great post Seember!!

    Cant really relate tho 🙂 but I know someone who will. guess I’m one of the lucky ones, I do nothing special to my face. Just recently I started using one of the Clinique facial washes just because…Future face needs to be on point.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin July 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Ten 🙂
      Aren’t you lucky! Your face is flawless, no blemish at all. But you’re right, Proactive-maintenance is a great thing so Keep it up xx

  • Reply hrh7 August 19, 2015 at 3:27 am

    This is a great post and I certainly appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable especially as I have a friend who has and is going through this.
    Good job by the way.
    Stop by should you be opportuned yeah-
    http://insearchofperfecthair.wordpress.com

  • Reply Oye September 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Hey. This is exactly my journey. Well almost exactly. My triggers are stress though which as a working girl in the strenuous city of Lagos can be difficult to control. I just pray and when I realise I’m not breathing cuz I’m anxious I try to take controlled deep breaths. You have come a long way. Well done!

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin September 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Thank you Oye.

  • Reply chuks November 12, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I’m a guy of 21 years,fair skinned and face full of acne,I’m not really into beauty products but I’ve tried some soaps and lotions but still did not lead to anywhere,I just bought neutrogena facial cleansing bar and neo medrol couple of days,I really feel inspired looking at your pictures,hopefully it works for me.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin November 12, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Hi Chuks!
      I’ve used both stuff you mentioned and while they helped in terms of managing flares, they didn’t clear my acne. I think you should just try and let’s see how you feel in a couple of weeks, cool ?
      Prior to this have you used anything else on the acne? Also how long have you had acne for?
      I’m hopeful on your behalf, fingers crossed xx

  • Reply chuks February 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    its me chuks,it turns out dear that the neutrogena cleansing bar and neo medrol just left my face fresh but didn’t remove the acne scars and spots,its really disheartening, right now I’ve just shreds of confidence left and find it difficult talking to someone face to face, I’ve had acne since when I was 16 ,I’ve used quite kojic acid soaps,usa black spot soaps,medicated soaps and I’ve used loads of over the counter products,I even went to spa but nothing worked,I decided to go natural,I ve been usin dudu osun and palmers skin success fade milk for my spots and scars for a month,pls do reply me.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin February 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Chuks.
      I’m sorry to hear yours isn’t getting better, I think you’re overloading your face with different products & that in itself can be aggravating. There aren’t any quick fixes with acne, you have to stick to a line or range of products and stick it out to see results.
      In the meantime, I’d recommend you take it easy and let your face breathe; also, drink a lot of water and cut out processed junk foods & sugar from your regular diet. As For spots, carotene spots corrector helped me a lot so maybe you can try that as well.
      Good luck & don’t be too hard on yourself. Acne is not a death sentence so cheer up xx

  • Reply Moore February 25, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hiiiiiiii
    Your write up reminded me of a body shop product i used 2years ago that completely made my spots invisible. That is the blemish fade night lotion, but sadly i now have more facial spot than ever. I’ve looked around for that tiny green container but to no avail . So please i ask, colud you help me get some…i really do need it

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin February 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Hi Moore,
      Yes, the body shop blemish night lotion is really an amazing product, I use it myself. Unfortunately I don’t have access to it right now. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

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      Reply GorgeousBskin August 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

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