11 March 2014
Alright, it's time to update about my current skin condition as requested.
I received a lot of message asking me about my skin condition, some even comment in my Instagram asking me to blog about my skin condition. So yea... i assume a lot of people out there is quite curious about my skin progress more than my body progress. Therefore i'm here again to updates about my skin.
You know what, i was trying to google about my name last few weeks. The moment when i type "Karen Kho" on the search column, it comes out "Karen Kho Blog", "Karen Kho Instagram" and "Karen Kho Acne" lol….As i know, everyone is well-known in something, i tried to search someone else in google it came out XXX plastic surgery…so mine is "ACNE" huh… hahahahha! At least i'm 'famous' in something, my acne problem! Am i suppose to be happy or what? LOLLLL!
I'm writing this again because i know a lot of people out there facing the same problem with me. For all the people who are suffered badly. Lack of confident, stressed, depressed, feeling lost like what i've experienced before. But i'm so so so glad my skin is getting so much better now compare to last time! Here's a photo of my current condition. zero makeup, only sun block (That's why you can see my dark circle is pretty obvious, like a panda)
Thanks GOD i can finally go out without applying thick foundation on my face,like finally…
Only scars and some light redness left. I'm looking for solution to heal it too…
Btw, I've stopped visiting Dr.Ting & stopped taking Roaccutane for more than a month. So far, my skin never get worst or something, no more breakout at the moment..Phewwwww. I stopped because i've been really busy past few months, don't have time for visiting doctor. I will visit the doctor again when i free cause i need some advice from him too, regarding the scars treatment.
FYI, if you don't know how serious is my skin before this. Have a look with this photo. I'm really really sorry if i scare you off or makes you feel uncomfortable with my photo, but it's just something that i wanted to share with you guys. You should be thankful if you don't have problem like this, but if you are.. don't lose hope cause i didn't. It takes a lot of patient, so be patient & tough.
Took this photo last year during JAN/FEB, i don't really remember the exact time. It's quite serious, but not VERY...for me. Cause there's a time IT IS WORST than this X10000 times.. LOL (I still have all my skin progress photo if you guys are interested to see,LOL)
As you see, there's still a lot of active acne and a lot of blackhead and whitehead. I had a lot of white head around my mouth area, i don't know why. It's super super hard to extract, no matter how hard i try….squeeze until the blood also come out, it's still there. LOL.
No matter how much foundation/concealer/powder i apply, nothing can be cover.
Here's a closeup photo of my skin after makeup during 2013
Another photo of my face after makeup. You can still see the pimples.
That's the reason why..my whole personality changed. Trust me, it was a hard process and I still struggle with it from time to time. I feel like a freak, i hate it when people stare/look at my face, i'm afraid people might get disgusted with me... I cried, I feel very uncomfortable, pain...I became a very very anti-social, depressed, low-esteem, i don't talk much to people i'm not close with, i hide inside my home, i gave up a lot because of these. It is the most painful time of my life.
But still, I have come to accept myself for who I am. I'm so thankful i manage to correct my mind from being negative. I know how acne KILLS your confidence and self esteem cause i've experienced it. Anyways, the point I wanted to make on here is we have to keep on living. It's just a obstacles to make us stronger. Yes, it is true that some people look at our face and get disgusted.. but it's ok.. People who love you will love you for who you are.
Honestly, people with acne are some of the strongest people out there. We face the world when all we want to do is hide, we struggle EVERYDAY with a negative self image but we still manage to live.
Alright, that's all for today. I will blog about the skin treatment i did and skin care i used now soon.
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Thanks for reading this long long post * xoxo