Everyone wants perfect skin. For some, this is something easily achieved by maintaining a simple, easily implementable skin care routine and simply having great genes. For others, obtaining great skin means going through a strict, extensive routine and always being vigilant about what goes on their skin.
Lastly, there are those of us who despite trying every method in the book never seem to be able to have our skin cooperate with us. What makes having acne and/or other skin conditions as a black woman all the more difficult is that in general, black women are expected to have perfect skin. And to be honest, I can see why considering most of the black women I encounter do have perfect or close to perfect skin.
When we get acne as teenagers, we start out with lots of hope towards our future and pray that the acne is only due to pubescent hormones; however, once we hit our twenties, that hope starts to dwindle, and the future of our skin looks quite bleak. Acne is something that can strip you of all of your confidence and make you feel extremely insecure.