The one thing I noticed when visiting dermatologists over the years for my acne was that they all had clear skin. Not just clear skin, but beautiful skin. Initially, this gave me hope as I thought that they would help me get that same clear and beautiful skin. However, as time went by it became pretty obvious that I was heading in exactly the opposite direction. The dry, red, cracked, itchy and bumpy skin was not exactly what I was looking for. They had some tricks up their sleeve which they were clearly not sharing with their patients.
Note : This is not a complaint or a rant about any or all dermatologists. This is just my personal experience with dermatologists about my acne ONLY.
As someone who has seen their share of dermatologists for acne, I think it’s only fair for me to say that not one of them helped me. Their treatment for acne was the same, whether I was 14 or I was 34. If I had had some guidance in my early twenties about proper diet and skin care I would not have fought acne well into my 30’s.
How much money do you need to spend to get clear, acne free skin? We are constantly bombarded with skin care ads that tell us about how their product will transform our skin within a week. So you give in to temptation and buy it. You walk out of the store all excited, thinking you have found the holy grail of all products. You can’t wait to get home to try it out. Religiously the product is applied every night, or whenever suggested. You check your face in the mirror every day to see if there is any improvement. A week later? Crickets!! Your skin is the same as it was a week back. A month later this cycle gets repeated. The only thing that changes is your bank balance while the state of your skin remains the same. Or if you are really unlucky, gets worse.