What do I know about acne?
As many of you may know, it's no coincidence that I ended up working in the realm of skin healing! My skin troubles started creeping in around the age of 9 and persisted until I cleared it in my early 20s.
I didn't live a single day of my teenage life without serious acne.
Not. One. Day.
If you haven't had an ongoing skin condition yourself, you might think it's not really a big deal. I promise you - that assessment couldn't be further from the truth.
Acne can be deadly.
Not because of what it does to the body physically. The mental and emotional impact of having acne, bolstered by a million small rejections and the hopelessness of awakening each day to even worse skin despite your constant efforts - that can break your very soul.
For me, when I look back on my teenage years, I have a lot of grief. I never really felt comfortable in myself at any point and as a result, I tried my very best to be invisible.
My 'friends' pushed me out of the group because I wasn't pretty or cool enough.
I didn't date, and if a boy showed interest in me, I was certain it must be a cruel joke.
I received unsolicited advice or unkind comments most days.
My teachers got annoyed with me all the time because I wouldn't put my hand up in class or contribute - I didn't feel safe to receive any attention ever.
And it changed the way I lived my life in those years.
It's time for me to share my experience of having acne for over a decade.
JOIN ME live at 10am AWST Friday, 16th July 2021
in the private Facebook group to hear MY ACNE STORY.
It's exactly what it sounds like. I'll be sharing:
How my skin condition started and progressed
How acne affected my life, relationships and experiences
How, eventually, I healed my skin.
The many treatments I tried - the ones that worked...
...and the ones that really didn't.
The things I wish others had understood about acne
What I learned from working in spas and studying makeup
How studying and living naturopathy changed my skin at last
This is for you if:
YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ACNE AND ARE TRYING TO FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH IT.
You'll have the opportunity to ask me questions, interact with others in the group and share your story IF you want to. You can totally just sit back and quietly watch the training though! I hope that you will take some comfort, inspiration and practical learnings from hearing my story.
YOU LOVE SOMEONE WITH ACNE.
Parents and partners, I'm looking at you! It can be difficult to truly empathise with someone's experiences if you haven't been there yourself. Please let me share my insights with you, to help you understand what your loved one may be going through and maybe even how you can support them.
YOU HELP CLIENTS WITH ACNE.
Skin therapists, naturopaths, doctors - you're all welcome to join! Having more insight into what it's actually like to have acne will give you an extra edge when helping people.
YOU'RE JUST CURIOUS OR WANT TO GET TO KNOW ME BETTER.
Anyone can join this free session! You will definitely get to know me more as a person, and I hope you will learn something too.
I'm going live with my story at 10am AWST this Friday 16th, however if you can't join the live you can watch it on replay. You have to sign up to get access though!
I'd love you to join me.