I tried pills that upset my stomach, creams that made my skin peel off and even holistic treatments but nothing seemed to work. My face hurt!!
I finally gave up the pursuit of clearer skin thinking it was one of my crosses to bear. Even in my 20's when I should've outgrown the awkwardness of being a teenager I didn't.
I bought expensive makeup and did my best to camouflage the blinding red and white dots all over my face and most of the time I wouldn't leave my house without a full face of makeup on. It made spontaneity a no-go...
Several pounds into my journey my skin started clearing up, slowly but surely. I was shocked! I think the wonderful, yummy and nutritious foods are the reason I started seeing it clear up. I know it could also be that I was getting older and my face finally realized I wasn't 16 anymore but I'm fairly certain there is a direct correlation between the healthier foods and the exercise.
When I'm not taking the best care of myself my skin shows it. If I have a few days worth of junky food or I'm not sweating pretty regularly at the gym my my skin is dull and greasy (I don't know how it's both DULL and GREASY but just trust me, it is!) and most often I break out with a few whiteheads.
These days I'm able to leave the house without makeup if I want to! Most of the time I put it on because I feel more put together but there have been times when I forgot to replenish my stash and I've had to go to work without makeup on. Before I would've called in sick, ashamed and unable to show my face. Now I'm able to walk out my door and hold my head high!