[If you’d like to watch my Periscope broadcast where I talk about my breakout and show you what’s up with my skin, go to the bottom of the page. Or keep reading for the short version.]
Hello. My name is Brianne. And I have acne prone skin. I will always have acne prone skin. Which means sometimes I’ll get breakouts – no matter how “good” I am.
Perfect skin doesn’t exist. It just doesn’t. You and I, we’ve been dealt the acne card. We certainly can do plenty to keep breakouts at bay. I’ve mastered managing my acne and consider my skin to be mostly “under control”, with only the occasional pimple. But, life happens and so do breakouts, and that’s ok.
But this time, I was ready for it. It’s a minor breakout, and actually not as bad as I was expecting. See, for the past month or so, I’ve been doing all the things I say not to do… Oops! I’m human!
I’ve been under some stress as I prepare to launch the next round of the Acne Breakthrough Program. I’ve been sacrificing sleep for work and not keeping up with my daily meditation practice. Exercise started to drop off. Then my boyfriend and I road tripped from Idaho back to LA and I barely even made an effort to eat healthy. If it was in front of me, I ate it.
So no surprise when the day after we move into our new apartment, I see several little “friends” show up to tell me what I already know – I’m not taking good enough care of myself or my skin.
What’s funny to me is that for the past month I’ve been telling myself, “I bet I’ll have a breakout soon.” And yet… I waited until the breakout arrived before I actually corrected what needed to be corrected! That’s like knowing you’re running low on oil, but waiting to see smoke coming from the engine before you fix it!
But, I don’t believe in feeling guilty about what’s in the past. Only learning and moving forward. So, I’m happy to report that I’ve been eating my greens, getting out for some jogs and making some “me time”. I expect it will clear up nicely soon.
So remember loves, it’s ok to be human, it’s ok to have skin that isn’t perfect, it’s ok to not always be your best. Course correct when you can and move on.
Watch my Periscope broadcast where I show the pimples and discuss more in depth.