Every since puberty I have struggled with persistent hormonal breakouts & for years I have simply band-aided the problem with medication, which despite being a reasonably effective solution, it was certainly one I didn't want to continue forever. Having acne has always been a part of my life that I have wanted to avoid talking about or even acknowledging but I feel the time is right to open up about my struggles. This certainly would not have been possible without the Hüd Skin & Body team, aka my clear skin angels...
The expert dermal therapists at Hüd Skin & Body diagnosed my skin as Comedonal Acne Type II which, lucky old me, is that hardest grade to treat. What are comedones & why are they evil? A comedo is an enlarged & clogged pore or hair follicle, which, when it is closed under the skin, is more commonly known as a whitehead. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle & thus we have ourselves a pimple. Type II Acne means that both blackheads & whiteheads exist with pustules also evident. Breakout activity is noticeable & some inflammation of the skin occurs. My greatest areas of breakouts were the cheeks, chin & jaw line areas & this was closely linked with hormonal cycles.
As I said, for YEARS, I bandaid this problem quite effectively with medications but I wanted to stop them to give my body a break. This is when, to put it mildly, all hell broke loose on the acne front. I knew I needed to seek professional treatment immediately & so I contacted Hüd Skin & Body who came to my skin rescue. If you follow me on snapchat, you would have seen snippets of the treatments that I have undergone there over the past twelve or so months.
They also set me up with a comprehensive home skin routine using DMK skincare products. I stopped everything else immediately. This ensured that all the hard work at the clinic was not undone at home. By far, I saw the best results when I started taking DMK's Essential Fatty Acid tablets, my skin was brighter & clearer after only a couple of weeks!
It has been a long journey, & still one I am actively on, but the results have been incredible. I have the confidence to go about my day without makeup & that feeling is pure bliss. I honestly couldn't be happier. So to all of you also struggling with skin issues, I implore you to seek professional help. Your clear skin & your improved self-esteem, will thank you for it. xx
Since starting my skin treatments I have been receiving plenty of questions on instagram, snapchat & via email so, together with Gry (the owner of Hüd) we have answered your most frequently asked queries....
What treatments did you get?
What is milia & how is it treated?
How is pigmentation best treated?
How do you remove blackheads?
How often do you need to see a dermal therapist?
What are the best treatments for fine lines & wrinkles?
Feel free to email, tweet, snapchat, direct message or comment below any of your questions! I really hope you enjoyed this post. It has taken me so long to write it, the topic of acne has always been taboo for me & I have avoided talking about it all my life. I hope this helps those of you struggling with similar problems & prompts you to seek help. Let's all feel confident & love the skin we're in together! x