In the seemingly never-ending battle with my skin, I decided to go for a consultation with a new dermatologist a few weeks ago. After feeling jaded for a few years since my last visit with a not-so-helpful derm, I bit the bullet and decided to start at square one again. The news she gave me has been life changing, friends. I can finally stop chasing all sorts of cures and treatments that aren’t working now that I have a diagnosis of what the heck is actually going on — and that is, drumroll please… rosacea.
I’ve been pretty vocal on my social media about dealing with adult onset acne for the last two years since going off the pill (and turning 30). I use the term “acne” loosely, obviously recognizing that there are different levels of severity and some would consider mine pretty mild. But, all the same, the break outs, while small, are constant, painful at times, and leaves scars, so, for me, are worth trying to address. And now I want to share some of my best learnings with you.