Last year my acne was completely out of control. It was horrendous, awful, disheartening, and depression-inducing. I’ve always had acne, but last year it truly was SEVERE. My whole face felt like a giant eruption and I couldn’t bring my introverted self to voluntarily be around other people with such severe acne.
I spent a long time trying to figure out what was causing it–my exercise pattern had not changed, I was eating the same foods in the same quantities as I had been previously, my menstrual cycle was the same, my other PCOS symptoms were unchanged, my prescription medications were the same, I was using the same cleanser and lotion on my face, my makeup was the same, my linens were being washed with the same detergent that has been used since the day I was born…ugh. All this acne and no idea where it was coming from. Continue reading