I’m used to fluctuating hormones and all sorts of issues since before I was officially diagnosed with PCOS almost ten years ago now. I’ve dealt with a lot of things, but right now I’m dealing with something that I find is bothering me quite a lot.
You see, my skin has never been a big issue. The skin on my face that is, I had problems with the skin on my arms with allergies, but that’s not what we’re talking about.
I was fairly lucky as a teenager with just the occasional pimple. A few years ago I had my first facial and I’ve been enjoying them every so often ever since. I have allergies and often have colds so my cheeks are often a big red from all the nose blowing, and my skin does get dry in winter, but overall I’ve had good, easy skin.
A few weeks ago I have a weird itchy rash on my chin. At first I thought it was a reaction to a new product I had used, so I got rid of that, but it didn’t go away. After a week or so I started thinking more about it. Well, I couldn’t actually stop thinking about it because it was itchy all the time, and I started googling. Yep.
I went to see my doctor and she said it could have been shingles, which was the most serious thing on my internet list, but I didn’t experience the pain that often comes with that. She gave my hydrocortisone and told me to check back if it continued bothering me.
Right now my skin is red and very dry and often itchy on my chin, up next to my nose and in the middle of my forehead.
Now, I don’t consider myself vain. I don’t wear makeup, I wear my glasses proudly, I don’t make much of an effort with my hair, I don’t make much of an effort at all unless it’s a special occasion, but the fact is that I feel like this red skin is the only thing people can see. It feels obvious and ugly.
I don’t know what caused it, I don’t know how to fix it, and I want it to go away.
I blame hormones because they have been the cause of so many woes. Maybe it’s aging, maybe it’s an allergy I have thought of yet.
I’d just like to feel pretty.