It was only after I got engaged in October 2009, I decided tackle my problem skin. For years I was plagued with breakouts, uneven skin tone and blemishes.. nothing seemed to help!
I’d have fluke periods of seemingly smooth skin (helped by good make up!) but it never lasted more than a few months. So with less than a year before the big day, I saw my GP who referred me to a brilliant dermatologist and there began my course of a drug that promised blemish and breakout free skin for life…
The ‘wonder’ drug, however, also promised extreme darkening, unbearably dry skin, super sore lips, irritated EYEBALLS, and depression.. ending in possible suicide if not taken correctly and under supervision!
Five weeks in: I remember likening my skin to a burnt prune.
Only a handful of people got to see the metamorphosis: I still remember the gasps, when it was discovered my bare face resembled markings consistent with acid burns, with just 3 months until the wedding.
Four months in: Lips- red raw and uncomfortable.. the skin was slowly healing and the dose was reduced.. but I went from burn victim- to looking like a politically incorrect doll, with a penchant for jam and marmalade.
NB: I may reveal the pictures if asked!.. or if you’re a follower of the blog!).
Fast forward 18 months or so.. and the wonder drug is still working:- non existent pores and balanced skin mean that my new dilemma is how to keep it, as is.
I am currently testing a few products.. (some pictured below) and should have an honest compilation of products that work to share with you in time for London Fashion Week!