I have seen your column a few times now and I’m really hoping you can help me. I am 16 years old and I am really having trouble with bad breakouts. My homecoming dance is coming up in October and I would like my skin to be clear by then. My breakouts make me feel uncomfortable because I feel that is all people are looking at when they see me. Would a facial help?
Jennifer, Bonita Beach
I know you have probably heard this a million times BUT remember that real beauty truly does comes from the inside, not what you look like on the outside. With that said, I don’t want to downplay your feelings, and I am sorry to hear that you are having such a problem. Many times a facial and a good home cleansing routine can put you on the path to clear skin, but it is hard to tell until we can analyze your skin and recommend the proper routine for you! Remember that makeup can also make a world of difference hiding unsightly blemishes until they go away, and a professional can help you with that, as well as educate you with some tips for everyday application. Have a wonderful time at Homecoming!