(That is supposed to be a Poltergeist reference. Unfortunately, my face is just as scary.)
My acne is back with a vengeance. Not backne like you may have thought from the title but you get the gist. Some of you may remember my “Spotlight On: Adult Acne!” last year…well, the spotlight was dimmed the whole duration of my pregnancy. At ten weeks post postpartum BAM- it came back! My skin was clear as can be my whole pregnancy. I kept telling people that I thought my pregnancy hormones made my skin clear and a lot of people responded that it was more than likely my switching to a new cleanser. Well, I am still using that cleanser and the acne is back. In yo’ face…
OK, in my face.
It sucks. The only reason I am even sharing this picture is because I have no shame in having acne at age 29. Actually, that’s a lie. I hate it. Everyone told me it would go away as I got older and it hasn’t. Maybe I shouldn’t have so readily taken everyone’s word? Maybe the acne makes my students feel more connected to me? Maybe it makes me look younger? Maybe it shows that I still have the hormones of a teenager? Maybe I am reaching for anything to help explain it? Definitely.
I am actually OK with it. Honest. I complain about it to Manfriend but the truth is, it only occurs during certain phases of my cycle (but when it does it packs heat, like gangsta weaponry). Beyond that, I have learned to deal with it and the one benefit of my acne now compared to 10 years ago is that it goes away much more quickly.
I refuse to go back to harsh prescriptions for my face so I guess the only thing that works is to get knocked up again.