My skin has always been an issue.
I always wished I were one of those girls walking around with flawless skin.
Adult acne, due to hormones, was always a problem, up until now.
Us moms, our bodies go through so much shit as we age and go through pregnancies and beyond.
I am not at the beyond yet, but I know it’s around the bend as I approach 40.
This last pregnancy left me with a new skin problem that has really trampled my self esteem.
Mask of pregnancy or Malasma.
It it characterized by brown or dark patches of skin, mainly on the face.
Finally, my skin is pretty clear of acne, but now I have brown spots.
I guess I just can’t win.
So, today I finally got a haircut after many months.
And, I am sharing my face. Make up helps. But, it still looks like I have a 5 o’clock shadow above my lip and my forehead is affected too.
But, I have this gorgeous little girl now.
I have a 5 year old who also has marks on her face. She was born with a port wine stain on the side of her face and up around a part of her eye.
She rocks it! She is so beautiful. She is fully aware of them and just says that the birthmark just makes her her.
So, even though my spots aren’t as dramatic as my daughters, they are there. I am sure my anxiety fuels me feeling bad about them too.
Feeling good today with my haircut and not caring what anybody thinks.