What’s My Skin Type?

An important aspect of taking care of your skin is to first identify your skin type. Depending on your skin type, you can use skin care and make-up products that will work for your skin. We all wish we could have flawless skin, but the reality is, most of us don’t.

Unfortunately, I have oily, acne-prone skin. I didn’t have acne as a teenager, just a few blemishes here and there. I developed mild adult acne almost two years ago, while I was still studying in college. It could have been due to stress, my diet or other reasons. Adult acne is extremely common; it affects 50% of women and 25% of men.

I’m self-conscious about my acne because it really affects your confidence. I hated when salespeople would stare at my acne and offer me solutions from the products they were selling. I remained optimistic and tried almost every product but nothing solved my problem. I started researching about the causes of acne and tried many natural homemade treatments. It still didn’t cure my acne.

Most importantly, I needed to find a way to cover my acne. I came across Cassandra Bankson’s (DiamondsAndHeels14) YouTube channel. I watched her video about how she covers her acne and how difficult it was for her to reveal her face without make-up. Her video touches millions, with over twenty million views! I immediately related to Cassandra and was truly inspired by her. She was so brave to record herself without make-up and to share her story as I know how difficult that must have been. Despite the fact that she struggles with acne, she is a model, which really shows that acne won’t affect your dreams or career!

cassandra youtubeCassandra’s YouTube Video That Touched Millions

8501581972_da16225368_zCassandra, A Beautiful Inspiration

I’ve recently found a way to cure my acne, but it’s not an option for everyone. I will write another detailed post about it. Stay tuned for more posts about how to treat acne!

Have any of your struggled with acne or oily skin? Feel free to comment and share your experiences!

Images Courtesy of Cassandra Bankson

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