Friday, May 20, 2011

MrsDrPoe: Superfluous Success

I don't really put much effort into the way I look on a day-to-day basis. In fact, my typical attire is jeans and a t-shirt, no make-up and hair pulled back in a ponytail. While maintaining a "relaxed" look doesn't bother me, the greasy, pizza-pie face that I have "maintained" since I was about 13 has caused me a world of emotional difficulty throughout the years.

In the past twelve years, I have been through just about every acne medication (oral, topical, prescription and over-the-counter) that has ever existed. I have only found two items that worked for me during all that time - Acutane...which can also cause depression and deformed babies...and a topical sulfur ointment...which is only available by prescription, smells terrible, and is rather pricey. In the past month, however, I have found AcneFree:

which is simply fantastic. I wish that I had taken before pictures to show you the difference in my skin...I have virtually no bumps what-so-ever. Plus, it's topical (no crazy side effects), over-the-counter (no doctor bills), and available at Walmart (one of the cheapest solutions). So even though it's definitely not necessary to have clear skin, it makes me feel more confident and like I'm actually out of high school. Have any of you had experience in this area? What worked for you?


  1. I've had trouble with my face for years too! I was always so humiliated when I had a break out-I didn't want to go into public! I never found a "magic cure," but things have calmed down as I've gotten older. Now I try to keep my face clean and use moisturizer. I think you were very brave to post about this! It's hard to admit and discuss imperfections, even if we have little or no control over them.

  2. @Ashley

    I'm glad that your face issues have subsided! And thanks for the encouragement!