My Acne is Returning (And It's Okay)!

Acne after coming off birth control sucks. and it's okay.

Happy end of May!!

Acne for me has been THE THING that I was most worried about when it came to getting off birth control. It was the main thing I went on birth control for and I knew it would return when I got off (read more about that here). Luckily I've been able to control it for the most part over the last little bit while still eating my trigger foods and whatnot. So why is it okay that it's coming back?

It's not just about the food we eat. It's the sleep we're getting. The movement whether it be gym or walking. The digestion going on or not going on inside of us. The stress levels we're exposed to. Maybe even the products we're using (ditch those toxins!). 

I haven't been too good at my eating lately and have been treating myself more than usual, which not only flares up my face, but also makes my moods off and I'm less motivated to do the things I know I need to do to help my hormones and acne. I 100% take full responsibility for everything that's going on in my life and healing journey, so I know this is on me to help. I also know I have all the resources and tools at my disposal that I've been rather lazy at using lately! 

I shared a bit about this in my private Facebook group and my feelings about it. It was overall positive, but during these times of my face breaking out, it's very easy for me to want to revert back into my introverted shell and not share my face or my stories and experiences. Acne is embarrassing. It's all I think people look at and I hate caking my face with makeup to cover up, so I rarely use it except for concealer sometimes. 

Because of these breakouts, I haven't been present on social media much and in my everyday life (if you haven't seen me active on IG in a bit, this is why!). I haven't taken selfies or pictures with my dog and boyfriend because I'm not as confident lately. My breakouts right now are nothing compared to what they were when I was in the thick of my post-pill acne, but for right now, they're bad for me. I've been used to having a clear face for the last little bit and being in a really good place mentally because of it! But just because my breakouts aren't super bad, doesn't mean they don't have the same emotional impact on me. 

Even though I'm in this breakout period right now, it's a reminder to me of just how much power I have to help heal my face and to remember why I'm doing this. I know what to do and it's a good kick in the booty for me that doing things naturally takes time and if I slack off on doing them, I won't see the results I'm looking for. If you'd like to hear more of my thoughts on this, check out the video I did yesterday in my group :) 

Have a great day! <3
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