Ahem. This is completely true.
Let's just say it's vanity, but acne is probably one of my biggest physical insecurities. I keep waiting for it to clear up, but thanks to genetics, I got some of my dad's better and worse traits.
I got his love of books and witty mind. I got his love of music and lots of other things, but I also got his very very very bad acne.
So what do I do after years of trying different things? I go see a different dermatologist. Yes, I have the tried diet, natural, topical, antibiotic, and not-really-doing-anything route. Nothing worked.
Now I have a regimen that I follow every morning and night to wash my face, and an antibiotic that I take every day! In a month my skin should be 25-30% better. Which means it should take about 4 months to be as close to 100% as I can get, assuming that everything goes smoothly and my hormones (nasty little buggers) don't decide to run a muck. They usually do though...darn them. Darn them to heck! Those wonderful little things that make you go gushy when you see a cute guy also make you break out in spots all over your face just in time for that important date! *Maniacal laugh, Maniacal laugh, Maniacal laugh!*
You know, I'd really just be happy if all the redness went away and my blackheads weren't so rampant all over my face...and the body acne would clear up. Because when you're a girl and you want to wear a tank top dress, you'd like your back, shoulders, and chest to be clear skinned. End of story.
For any of you who have not seen the new Muppet Move- GO SEE IT!!! I pretty much relived my childhood and fully intend to buy the movie when it comes out on DVD, and pay full price. Yes, it was such a good movie that I will actually BUY it.
Now, I'm going to go Tie up Jack Black and travel by map. ;)