Whoever said that bad cases of acne are for teenagers are big fat liars. All growing up, that's what I believed: teenagers get zits, but they grow out of it. As my delightful British friends would say, what a bunch of rubbish!
However, it might be true for men... Ben doesn't get facial acne very often, hardly ever actually. But me? I get it when I am extra hormonal (like pregnancy), when I get stressed out, when I am anxious, or when I eat fattening foods -- pretty much every other week I get something on my face.
But NEVER as bad as today! My face felt a little itchy when I woke up this morning, so I went to look in the mirror and SHAZAM! Major facial breakout!! Like ALL OVER! It was HORRIBLE! By far the worst break out in my life! What happened? Did I eat something naughty... not that I could think of. Could it be the drastic weather change? Maybe. Am I overly stressed? Only a little... I think. (I was pretty anxious about my 3 part posts, I always get that way when I talk about my faith) But nothing more than normal.
Put braces and headgear on me and I was 14 years old again... Yes, I did wear headgear. No you can't borrow it for Halloween! Do they even still do headgear or was that a 80's-90's thing?
I could blame it on the kids... Nephi pooped his pants while I was teaching my crochet class stinking up everything. That was stressful. Sam wouldn't eat his dinner tonight. We had this following conversation about my choice of food:
Sam: "Mom, what are we having for dinner?"
Sam: "But I want fish sticks"
Me: "Too bad, we are having soup."
Sam: "But Mom! I like tasty food, not yucky food!!"
Me: "Soup is tasty"
Sam: "I think I will just have a fruit snack then"
Me: "Nice try, but no."
Sam: "AHHH I hate you!"
Needless to say, he was successfully bribed to eat all his soup with the promise of a very tasty peanut bar.
However, being the hated mommy can be pretty stressful... it may have made my break out a little worse.
Or maybe I could blame the stress on the dirty dishes and laundry that seems to be taking over my apartment. That could be it...
I went around today hiding my face behind things. The acne was so bad that I was afraid to even put makeup on, I didn't want to make it worse. What on Earth could I have possibly done to get such an outbreak? The only thing I could think of was that buttery popcorn I indulged in last night. The butter could have done it...
I don't know, but what I do know is that I am on a crusade to get rid of this horrible infliction on my face! Does anyone have any great tips? I have been drinking LOTS of water and I have some antioxidant herbal teas I have been drinking to flush the nasty whatever out of my system. But anyone else have some tips?