I have a new project. I am finally taking care of an issue that has been bothering me for a long time. My face.
For a while now the area around my cheeks and across my nose has been getting redder, bumpier and the pores are now gianormous. Here I'll show you the difference.
Here is me in high school with beautiful skin:
Here is me now:
Sorry, can't change that Foz Schnoz. I went to a dermatologist and he confirmed that I have Rosacea. Just as I had thought. This gets worse when I exercise, am out in the sun/heat, or eat really spicy food. In fact, it is not that bad in this initial photo. I plan to take a photo a day as I go through the treatment to repair the skin to see if I can see the change.
But here is what the doctor said - treatment will be two cycles of skin rejuvenation, which amounts to 90 days. I have a cream for morning and night, at night I use Retin A, and a sunblock at SPF 100. Also he had me take some medicine to reduce the naturally occurring bacteria on my skin. But here is the funny part. While doing this regime, he would like for me to have the following:
- two salads per day
- two fruits per day
- twelve glasses of water per day
I almost fell of my chair laughing. Twelve glasses? He said "I want you to go to the bathroom every 90 minutes." I have news for you buster, I have had three kids, I need to do that when I only drink two glasses of water a day. So basically to fix my skin, I must also fix everything else. I will give it a try in the name of clear skin and potential weight loss. Stay tuned for a more gorgeous me.