My association with acne can be traced back when I was 14 years old. That was when it started occupying my face. And by the time I was 16, it was all over my face. The battle that started then continued right through my adulthood. The fact that I was facing acne problem drained me emotionally too. I would spend endless hours trying to cover them up through makeup. But none of my efforts yielded any results.
There was hardly any treatment or creams that I had not tried out whilst I was on a mission to cure acne. Though some of them gave me relief temporarily, the acne would appear back on my face sooner than later. Even my friends started having problems with me owing to acne. However, my parents whom I love so much supported me by saying, everything will be alright soon. However, that was never to be.
Things started getting ugly as I moved on to college. The acne that was seen only on my face started appearing on my chest and back. My self esteem, by now, was at its lowest point. One of my professors in the college asked me to visit a dermatologist. Though I was a bit apprehensive in my approach in the beginning, I got a lot of confidence when I was told my problem could be solved permanently. I strictly followed the regiment given to me and I was shocked to see the results! My acne started disappearing quickly. By now, my relatives and friends who once evaded me started recognizing me and had many wonderful things to say about me.
I went on to become dermatologist myself. I even got a degree in psychology. Today, most of my time is spent in curing other people who have acne. People should learn to control acne, before acne starts to control them.