I’ve had problem skin ever since I was in sixth grade. Back then, it was something that “all kids” go through, so, while it caused me quite a bit of angst and embarrassment, at least I didn’t feel alone.
I hoped my acne would magically disappear once I hit my twenties, but that didn’t happen. Things got a bit better, so the severity of my breakouts wasn’t what it used to be, but I still didn’t have the clear skin I always dreamed of.
Now, I’m into my mid-thirties, and I still suffer from acne. I have tried just about every over-the-counter pimple and blackhead treatment there is, and while I occasionally have a few blissful weeks of tolerable clarity, I somehow always end up back where I started.
I’m hoping this book Acne for Dummies will help give me some insight into the problem, and provide tips for controlling and/or preventing future breakouts. Honestly, I’m just about at the point where I don’t care anymore. But I guess a small part of me will always have a faint glimmer of hope that one day (before I’m all wrinkly), I won’t have to worry about pimples and blackheads anymore.