Meet Donya, a chemical engineering student who’s always trying to make ends meet and battle acne.
You can visit her here: Donya Poorita
Please give us some background about yourself.
I’m a senior chemical engineering student, currently 22 years old.
When did you start developing acne? How did you feel about it? How did people around you (friends & family) react?
At around the age of 9 years, I got my first small pimple but the colony of pimples started to manipulate my life at the age of 13 years old.
At first I wasn’t bothered at all until people around me – even the new people I meet – talked to me about my acne, how to get rid of it, the do’s and don’ts… It was like acne became a superstar of my life, it’s such an attention seeker!
My family thought it would only stay for a few months (but my battle ended years after). My family and friends were supportive but sometimes would pick on me…
I didn’t take the jokes personally – not until everyone else around me really focused on my acne. It’s like they could only see my acne and not me.
What have you done to get rid of acne? Did you follow a particular treatment?
I’ve done almost every kind of regimen / treatment just to get rid of my acne, but after a month or two, my face would get used to the regimen / treatment and then my acne would come back – ready for war, leaving craters on my skin.
Thankfully, the latest treatment I’m doing now is working for me for already a long time, and my face is already clear of acne!
Have you been able to get rid of acne? How long did it take? Any side effects?
It took me around half a year to remove acne using my current treatment.
How do you feel after getting rid of acne? How do people react now?
Of course, my family and friends are happy for me now that I am now clear of acne.
I feel more confident now that I got rid of my acne.
Advice for others: What should be done to avoid acne? How should acne be treated?
- Don’t pick on your acne, and as much as, possible don’t touch your face.
- Use a gentle facial wash and facial toner (if using makeup).
- Please do visit my post regarding acne about this at My Skin Care Regimen