Since early 2013 I am suffering from acne, more acne than I ever had as a teenager. For a while I looked like I had measels, red spots all over my face and it’s been so bad that I even resorted to covering it up with make-up for a while. It may not sound drastic to you, but I am a person who hasn’t ever wore much make-up,, and also not ever had much acne.
So what’s the cause, well I have been pussled over this and sometimes very worried. Is it stress, bad cosmetics, hormones?
I know that stress causes the oils glands to overcompensate, make up can lead to bacterial infections and hormones can cause the sebacuous glands to overact. You see I have done my reserach.
For a while I even thought that I had begun menopause but with no other signs I am sure this is not the case. I am only 40 for gods sake!
I have tried lots of different cleansers, creams and lotions, in fact I have never spent so much money on products in my life, but nothing seems to help. For a while I even put vaseline in my face on a daily basis just to blast the zits away and that worked to some degree but not fully. They keep coming back.
Perhaps stress then? I have been over worked for a while, I have had some stressful events in my personal life also in this time period and perhaps now during my holidays I can begin to recover.
I try to sleep in as much as possible, gor for runs and eat healthily, but more than anything I try to enjoy my time with my daughter.
Yesterday I found an article which recommended vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) so now I have purchased it and began an intensive treatment, hopefully I’ll see some effect within 14 days. I’ll keep you posted.