||[Jul. 6th, 2008|03:51 pm]
The Question Club
So I've had this problem two summers in a row.|
I normally live in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. I drive west for just an hour to stay in Vancouver during the summers. We in Abbotsford always joke about our crappy air; the ocean blows Vancouver pollution east, but the mountains make it float above Abbotsford. In Vancouver, the air is better, I get way more exercise from my full-time job, I'm eating 10x healthier, and sleeping for at least 8 hours every night.
Yet, my skin is going to hell. I used to have awful skin and went to the doctor to fix it. I'm on birth control, which fixed the worst of it, and I have a daily regime of acne-scrub in the shower, prescription clindamycin dabbed on the face, and a super hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic moisturizer. This, along with a an acne spot-treatment (which I've been having to use like crazy now that I'm here). And I'm an inherently lazy person, but my skin was so awful that I will not miss a step with this.
Part of the problem is my mum is South American, and I have inherited her crazy oily skin. If I'm not careful, people look at my shiny nose and see Jesus.
Has anyone else had this kind of problem before? Where your skin has gone to hell for no good reason?
What do you use to keep your skin clear? Do you recommend anything? Anyone else had acne from the black lagoon and went to pretty nice skin? (Pictures, if you have them!)