Evening Primrose Oil and Hormonal Acne


If you follow my blog, you will know I have tried every kind of cleanser and potion for my skin, with no effect. I have tried 3 different types of contraception pills and implants (which by the way, made things hella worse!) and even antibiotics prescribed by my GP.

Next on my list is Evening Primrose oil. I used to take this religiously when I was a teenager as I was a big sufferer of (or my mum was) mood swings. As a teenager, I did not have spots. None. Not even if I was due on my period.

“Evening primrose oil hormonal acne treatment hinges upon its ability to maintain hormonal balance in the body which in turn helps to offset the associated complications such as acne breakout and mood swings.

Cystic acne is also caused by hormonal fluctuations and overactive sebaceous glands and as such, evening primrose oil is usually an effective treatment. It may take time though, so don’t be one of those people who try evening primrose oil acne cyst treatment and give up before they can see the results.”


COULD THAT HAVE BEEN WHY?!?!?! I can’t remember when or why I stopped taking evening primrose oil and I can’t exactly remember when my adult acne started – so I can’t make any connection. Damn it.

There is only one way to find out!

Today I have been into town and bought myself a tub of the stuff. I will take one tablet a day and after 6 weeks, if not before, I will write another post with photographic evidence of improvement – you guys have no idea how tightly I have my fingers, legs and everything else crossed as I write this!

Stay tuned and wish my skin luck!


Has Shaving My Peach-Fuzz Face Turned Me Into a Yeti?


If you haven’t read the prequel to this post, you will have no idea what I am talking about in this post. You will probably need to read it, you can do so by clicking here.

Ok, so I may be writing this two weeks later, rather than one as stated in the linked post – but I’ve been super busy (updates will come, but for now, I’m not going to risk jinxing anything! 🏡).

So, has shaving my peach-fuzz face turned me into a yeti? No, it hasn’t. The ‘fuzz’ has grown back thinner than it was before. Although, you will notice that this post does not come with any photographic evidence… why? Because what it did give me was acne. Lots and lots of acne.

HOWEVER – I’m not one to push blame; there could be another reason to this breakout. Due to my f*#ked up, womanly body; my Doc has switched up my birth control – so this horrible, lock yourself away for a week breakout could have something to do with that? So, I will need to shave the face again once my body has got used to the different hormones flowing through my body, right?

To shave or not to shave? That is the question.

Nah, you’re alright.