Today marks the first day for two things… The first one concerning my attempt at blogging consistently since the previous years, and a journey to (hopefully) better skin. In this post I won’t be going into what derma-rolling is; but I will be setting up the starting point for my journey.
My skin has always been in a sort of inconsistent cycle of chaos. It goes from good to bad, to good to worse; best described as a peak and valley sort of pattern. Lately I have been so excruciatingly stressed with college being that it is my Junior year (yippee????!) and I am beginning to take the upper divs for my major. For me, stress highly affects my skin.
I’ve been eyeing the Banish derma-roller for awhile now and they recently had a sale where it was buy three get one free and I had to hop on that deal. In a couple days I had received my shipment.
The basic starter kit is what I opted for and ordered three of them. Using the roller once every two weeks and the vitamin C serum every day, I will update every other week to share my progress.
As for my skin right now, let’s get straight to it. Here are some pictures of my skin in all its not so glorious glory:
As you can see I have some clusters of acne scars around my cheeks. I scar easily due to having genetics that made me prone to cystic acne, which is deep under your skin versus your average whiteheads. While my cystic acne has been better these days (hormones stabilizing finally!!!) as I am moving into my early 20s, my skin still gets pretty bad breakouts from several other factors.
I have been eating pretty unhealthy lately, grabbing fast food and not exercising. This is most likely reacting with my stress levels to create the breakouts I am currently having right now. Through this process I am going to try to work on eating healthier and exercising while on winter break.
Hopefully derma-rolling can help to fade my scars I’ve accumulated throughout the years. I will check back in a couple weeks and update on my skin’s progress.