Spotting the difference09:32:00
I was a blessed teenager, as I was late developer and never had any major skin problems. I’d have the odd spot from my sugar binges but nothing I’d be too mortified about.
Unfortunately that’s all absolutely changed, it appears my skin is making up for all the years it missed out on, by giving me lots of spots. At 27 it can be really cringe worthy, waking up and wishing the break out of spots on your chin would just bugger off. I always find I get break outs when I have a fashion event, or some kind of social meeting that is important to me – the timing as always is impeccable.
|Tried to take a good picture of them, but I have managed to conceal most spots. Something I'm not going to complain about! You can faintly see some of the bumps around the chin area.|
I always get a break out around my chin area, and sometimes they can last for ages merely taunting me when I look at myself in the mirror. I can go for weeks without many, then suddenly I can get loads that last for months, it really does vary. I know the main culprit is something I was finally diagnosed with over a year ago, which is Polycystic Ovaries and from this I’ve developed PCOS. To put this into readable terms, my hormones are all over the shop, I have never had a regular cycle and have gone up to 6 months without a period. Some of you may read this and be amazing, no pain but this syndrome can lead to difficulties with pregnancy, and leaves you up and down.
One of my downs is obviously my spot breakouts, I don’t believe caking skin in loads of makeup is an option or is picking the spots – quite frankly that is going to make matters ten times worse. I’d been using basic facial cleanser, toner, and face wash but I’d not had any luck. I did look at some of the facial skin range that's primarily aimed at teenagers, but to be quite honest I felt a bit silly. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me, why was I having to take a back step with skincare? Surely my only worry as I got older was signs or wrinkles?!
I became part of the Flawless Friends with Witch Skin Care, they sent me some of their products to try. In all honesty I wasn’t sure if this was for me, the packaging didn’t scream teenager but I didn’t think people in their 20’s or 30’s would use this sort of product? None the less I began the process of trying them out, anything had got to be better than having spots, so I tried to be optimistic. I know I’m sounding quite dramatic here, and to many you possibly wouldn’t even notice... but I can see them, I know they’re there which is really confidence kicking.
I started with the basic bits first, they do a Witch Skin Care range which is all the cleansing items. They clear the skin and help to keep away impurities, which could be one of the main causes of mine. I know with PCOS most causes are hormonal and there isn't much you can do, but just finding something to calm the skin down would be amazing.
As they say set yourself free from spots with the natural goodness of witch hazel and the the new range of cosmetics from Witch do just that.
"They have a unique three-in-one action that helps prevent, target and conceal blemishes and breakouts. Use them on their own after cleansing or as a base for your usual make-up, for a clearer complexion and a more confident you."