Complexion Perplexity- June 28, 2011
Before we even told anyone we were pregnant my mom said she knew one day last spring. How? Well, my mom seems to know everything about me. It’s true. I could never lie to her because she knew when I was lying. She just knew. Granted, the truth was always written on my face whether the crumbs from the cookie I had stolen were there or not.
The truth about my pregnancy was written on my face. Literally. Written in red, swollen, pus-filled bumps. My acne breakouts were insane. I swear, when sperm met egg, my skin protested. Even though I battled acne as a teen and college student with Accutane and plenty of Stridex pads, it always stayed on my face. When I got pregnant…BOOM….”backne.” Gross.
Mom said she knew I was pregnant because of the crazy breakouts. I even dabbled in pimple poetry last year because I was so bummed out about it. I’ve used Proactiv for years. It helped during pregnancy, but it wasn’t pretty.
So here I am nearly 8 months postpartum and zit zapping is still a daily thing. The backne is gone, but my face remains bumpy. Moms, when on earth will my skin even out? I’m on the pill called Camila now, because it won’t dry up my breast milk. Will I just have to wait until I go back on another pill after I’m done breastfeeding to get my pre-pregnancy skin back? Anyone else have these epidermis issues?