When I was a young teen, I had acne and when you're a bit chubby, you haven't yet discovered hair tools and you have bad skin, school isn't particularly enjoyable. After years of trying varying creams and potions, I turned to Accutane. Taking Accutane was one of the best decisions I have ever made because although it did cause severe moods swings, I had those anyway from being so embarrassed by my skin. My skin cleared up really nicely and I never had really troublesome skin until I got the contraceptive implant in my arm. I had that for about four months and it gave me the worst, cystic breakouts around my jawline. I had a really scabby face during that time, until I decided to have it taken out. My skin went back to normal after about a month which was a huge relief because I didn't realise it was the implant for quite a while. I blamed it on stress and eating badly and various other things, so I'm glad I realized what it actually was. I still do get breakouts and I like to either use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (
My skin is fairly sensitive to certain products but overall I don't have too many skin problems right now. My skin is dry and dehydrated so I like to use a serum under my moisturiser, which really helps with that issue. I also make sure to apply an eye cream morning and night because my under eyes get particularly dry. I'm going to do a serum post soon so I won't go into too much detail. The moisturisers I use are Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet ($39/£22) and Embryolisse ($16/£18.50). I really like both of them but I think I prefer the Caudalie one because it has a really interesting whipped formula which is really moisturising but not too heavy.
Overall, I would say I have pretty manageable skin because dryness can always be sorted with the right skincare and my recent breakouts have been nothing like the ones I used to have. It's never so bad that a bit of makeup won't fix it :)