When I was in my mid-thirties I was shaking my fist at the sky saying, “Is this a joke, God? Wrinkles AND acne? Really?” I didn’t grow out of my acne until my forties, but luckily I found an Esthetician who cleared up my skin in my mid-thirties. And that’s how I became an Esthetician/Acne Specialist myself. I really didn’t want anyone else to suffer as many years as I had if I could help it.
More people are suffering from breakouts than ever before, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting this March. Even though over 50% of adults continue to get acne well into adulthood, if you are over 18 and have acne, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one. It’s mortifying enough to have acne as a teenager, but to have it as an adult is downright humiliating. People find themselves hiding from the public or unable to compete for jobs or promotions with clear-faced peers.
Professionals with acne are not taken seriously—a big problem for those who really need credibility not only with their peers but with their own clients. One of my clients was a medical doctor at a very prestigous hospital who was absolutely ashamed of her acne. She said, “I look 12 years old to my patients. It’s ridiculous.” She refused to see another dermatologist though; she knew full well what their protocol was.
People with acne don’t get promotions as quickly as their peers, nor are they paid as much. Talk about a double whammy! I guess nobody said that life was fair….
It is tough not to feel like a failure when you have adult acne. And it’s not just women who suffer. There are many adult men who come into our clinic looking for the answer to their supposedly teenage skin care woes.
But wait! There is hope!
You see, adult acne is not any different from teenage acne. It’s just that you never grew out of it. Plus, you have more exacerbating factors like stress, a busy life, not enough sleep, bad habits, bad makeup, etc. But, the good news is this: we can get you clear in about 90 days (for in-clinic clients) or about 120 days (for long-distance clients).
Life is full of enough problems… don’t let acne be one of them.
One of our clients, Pauline, tells of her experience:
“I never had acne growing up but when I turned 37 I started getting hormonal cystic acne along with whiteheads and blackheads. I tried everything. Nothing worked. This went on for five years. I was at my wits end. I went online and stumbled upon Face Reality. It’s been four years and my skin has NEVER broken out like that again. This place is a Godsend.”