There are two kinds of beauty stories. The first type involves fun, fantasy topics like sexy hair and gorgeous lipstick. And then there's the other kind of beauty story, which sheds light on unattractive and awkward subjects like chin hair. This post falls firmly into the latter category. You've been warned. The subject: seriously nasty acne, and what to do about it.
A few months ago, I started breaking out worse than ever before. It was not cute. We're talking zits that you could easily see from 10 feet away, zits that were painful to the touch, zits that settled in for months at a time. Nothing helped — not benzoyl peroxide, not tretinoin, not blue light. Nothing. So as a last resort, I made an appointment for a cortisone shot. Find out whether it worked, and what it's like to be needled for your acne, after the jump.