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Woman documents her acne struggles over three months





Woman documents her acne struggles over three months Woman documents her acne struggles over three months
  • Imgur user somethingwritten has documented her skin's transformation 
  • Over the space of three months she has shared nine selfies up until March 
  • Reveals that after quitting her habit of picking her skin cleared up  

A brave woman has documented the struggles with acne over the past three months in an eye opening collection of photographs.

Imgur user somethingwritten who suffers from acne has shared selfies of her skin from the end of December until today revealing an incredible transformation.  

The woman took a total of nine photographs in what she has titled as 'My Acne Journey' beginning with her skin at its very worst and ending when almost completely clear. 

Imgur user somethingwritten who suffers from acne has shared selfies of her skin from the end of December (pictured) until today revealing an incredible transformation Imgur user somethingwritten who suffers from acne has shared selfies of her skin from the end of December (pictured) until today revealing an incredible transformation

Imgur user somethingwritten who suffers from acne has shared selfies of her skin from the end of December (pictured) until today revealing an incredible transformation

In her first selfie taken at the end of December the woman admits that she felt unable to leave the house.

 

Captioning the photo she wrote: 'I was compulsively picking my skin from stress, as well as not washing my face. Couldn't go outside without heavy coverage.' 

As she shares more photos the Imgur user reveals that she has a problem when it comes to picking her spots - which is known to aggravate acne. 

Posting a total of nine photos the woman reveals her determination to stop picking at her spots in the hope for clearer skin. Pictured in December Posting a total of nine photos the woman reveals her determination to stop picking at her spots in the hope for clearer skin. Pictured in December
This photo was taken in early January, which she captioned: 'I had begun to wash my face consistently for a week at this time. Still picking, but less. It was my New Years Resolution to stop picking.' This photo was taken in early January, which she captioned: 'I had begun to wash my face consistently for a week at this time. Still picking, but less. It was my New Years Resolution to stop picking.'

Posting a total of nine photos the woman reveals her determination to stop picking at her spots in the hope for clearer skin. Pictured in December (left) and early January (right)

This photo was taken on February 1 and she wrote: 'At this point all my open wounds had healed. I made a vow to stop picking completely. Washing face every morning consistently' This photo was taken on February 1 and she wrote: 'At this point all my open wounds had healed. I made a vow to stop picking completely. Washing face every morning consistently'

This photo was taken on February 1 and she wrote: 'At this point all my open wounds had healed. I made a vow to stop picking completely. Washing face every morning consistently'

In the first week of January she comments: 'I had begun to wash my face consistently for a week at this time. Still picking, but less. It was my New Years Resolution to stop picking.'

The woman, who is only known by her username, says that '75 per cent' of her acne was down to her habit for picking at them. 

But by the first week of February, just one month later, she admits that she has been able to stop picking completely and by the end of the month it has almost cleared up completely.

In these photos both taken in mid February the Imgur user comments that she can clearly see  progress after quitting her habit of picking In these photos both taken in mid February the Imgur user comments that she can clearly see  progress after quitting her habit of picking
In these photos both taken in mid February the Imgur user comments that she can clearly see  progress after quitting her habit of picking In these photos both taken in mid February the Imgur user comments that she can clearly see  progress after quitting her habit of picking

In these photos both taken in mid February the Imgur user comments that she can clearly see  progress after quitting her habit of picking 

In late February (pictured) she said: 'The acne was almost completely gone!! My self esteem SKYROCKETED, and I didn't have to wake up a half hour early to put on coverup' In late February (pictured) she said: 'The acne was almost completely gone!! My self esteem SKYROCKETED, and I didn't have to wake up a half hour early to put on coverup'

In late February (pictured) she said: 'The acne was almost completely gone!! My self esteem SKYROCKETED, and I didn't have to wake up a half hour early to put on coverup'

In late February she said: 'The acne was almost completely gone!! My self esteem SKYROCKETED, and I didn't have to wake up a half hour early to put on coverup.'

In her final photo viewers will immediately be able to notice the dramatic difference in her skin with her acne nowhere in sight.

Commenting on her final photo taken last week she writes: 'This was taken last week, hence the skin not being completely smooth. 

This photo was taken on March 2 where she revealed that she felt so much 'more confident'  This photo was taken on March 2 where she revealed that she felt so much 'more confident' 

This photo was taken on March 2 where she revealed that she felt so much 'more confident' 

'I wanted to show you guys the difference a full face of makeup makes with clear skin. 

'Before, I used makeup to hide my skin. Now, I use makeup to enhance my features. Huge difference.'

Since sharing her post somethingwritten has received plenty of encouragement and support from other sufferers and her photos have been viewed over 100,000 times. 

The final photo, taken last week, shows that her complexion has almost completely cleared up and is worlds away from her first selfie The final photo, taken last week, shows that her complexion has almost completely cleared up and is worlds away from her first selfie

The final photo, taken last week, shows that her complexion has almost completely cleared up and is worlds away from her first selfie

 

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