Yup, you read that right! 29 going on 15…..or at least that is what my face has been seeming to say lately.
Growing up, I always had nice skin (not to toot my own horn or anything, but I did!). I always got compliments on how nice and clear my skin was. At age 13, 15, 16, 19….great skin. That is the time when most teens are a mess of raging hormones and their skin looks closer to craters on the moon than nice and clear. But I was always blessed with a nice, clear complexion.
I had my second baby when I was 28. During my pregnancy I still had nice skin….maybe a little rosy cause I was always so damn hot, but still clear none the less! Then a few months after having my son….I noticed my chin was getting these raised red bumps. Sometimes white bumps. Sore, tender bumps deep in the skin. Itchy, red flaky skin. I try to cover it up with foundation and concealer and it (sometimes) works at the beginning, then a few hours later, it can get red and dry and be noticeable again.
Hi, my name is Crystal, I am 29 and have acne. This IS NOT supposed to happen!! My forehead and cheeks….still clear. My chin and directly under my nose, now that is another story. I’ve tried washes and creams with salicylic acids; light, hypoallergenic ones; ones that claim to make you radiant; expensive ones from spas; and even tried plain water. Nothing seems to make it any better. My eating also doesn’t seem to influence it too much. When I am eating healthy and drinking tons of water - still there. When I eat junk….ok, well maybe it gets a little worse. Around the time of my ’monthly cycle’ it really flares up (which is where I’m at now and is driving me crazy enough to write about it!). It gets red and itchy and is the worse it will be all month.
I remember my mom (she passed when she was 36, me 14) saying the same thing. She always had great skin and towards the end would get huge (and I mean HUGE) pimples on her chin. She couldn’t figure it out. Maybe it is genetic!? I dunno. But I know I hate it. I also know I am not alone. I have heard numerous people my age complain about similar break outs, and when getting a facial last fall, the esthetician said she is seeing it more and more frequently with ladies over 30.
What about you!? Do you suffer from less than fab-u-lous skin as you are aging, or is your skin good? (If so, I am sending you a ’lil jealous look! Just saying! ) Do you have any tips on what might calm my skin or help my breakouts!?