02 · 02 · 2022
I would like to share my skin story with you. I hope that it might, in one way or the other, helps others who might suffer from skin problems. For all of you whose skin contributes to poor self-esteem, and to all of you who gets a stomachache each time you pass a window and get a glimpse of yourself.
My story began when I was 9 years old. That was when I got my first period and with that, my body started to behave like a teenager- even though I was only a child. I remember a morning gathering that we had in third grade when we all sat in a circle. That morning, I had woken up with three large, round, red pimples on the apple of my cheek. I did not know what to do. None of the other children had pimples. I tried to look through my mother’s bathroom cabinet for something that could cover them, but without success. I hardly knew what to look for. I had never used makeup, so even if I had found something, I would not have known how to use it anyway. So, I went to school that day, sat in the ring, trying to cover my right cheek with my hand as best as I could. But everyone could see the pimples. Loud and clear, my teacher asked, “Do you have some pimples on your cheek?”. If you were to ask any of the other children who were at that gathering, I'm sure no one would remember it. Perhaps no one even noticed the pimples. For me, that experience was horrible, and I will never forget that gathering.
Since I got early into puberty, and thus got an early onset of hormones, one could have thought that I would get out of that phase a little earlier, too. But no. Throughout my youth, I had rough rashes on my face. My friends might have had some pimples here and there. But no one else had as much as I did. No one else had as greasy hair as I did. No one else had to use the restroom during the break to wipe off the excess oils from their face with toilet paper- simply because it was so oily. During this period, other girls my age started to "make yourself look nice and to kiss guys", or girls if you preferred, of course. My friends and I wrote lists of the most “good looking", "kindest", and "cutest" ones, and then dared each other to ask out the ones who topped the lists. The only thing was that I never felt confident enough to dare to ask any of the guys out, because of my skin. It didn’t change no matter how much I washed my face, squeezed the pimples, or put the makeup on. I have tried thousands of home remedies for acne, I have tried different types of organic makeup and I have certainly gone through all the dermatological skincare brands I managed to sniff out. I do not want to know how much money, time, or energy I spent on my skin over the years. But nothing helped.
After 17 years of severe acne problems, I decided to get help. For real. By this time, I'm 26 years old. I saw a doctor who gave me a prescription of a form of penicillin popular for treating acne, yet nothing happened. I ate that penicillin daily for several years, something that affected the whole body negatively. After a few years I got a different sort, a much harsher medicine, prescribed. The drug would completely stop the whole body’s sebum production for a while in order to later reset the production to a smaller amount. This is a drug that has a huge impact on the liver. I was not allowed to drink any alcohol during the 6 months I ate the medicine. I had to go to the doctor every third week to monitor my liver functions. Not only that, but Roaccutane dries out all synovial fluid. This resulted in aching pain in knees and arms- I could not even exercise or move as usual.
Nevertheless, Roaccutane actually helped me. After finishing the treatment, the pimples came back but on a much smaller scale. I still had scars on the skin, and the results weren’t as good as I had hoped for, but it did get better. After that treatment, I decided that I couldn’t do it any longer. I had tried EVERYTHING. I owned a million different skin care products and thought I finally found a solution that could possibly make it a little bit better. I couldn’t care any longer.
Then, I was introduced to Verso Skincare. I was not receptive to any more information that concerned skincare, and I had come to peace with myself that I will never be acne-free. So, I was skeptical at first. I had given so much thought to my skin that I was immune to more information. Somehow, my friend convinced me to give it a try, and I was connected with an employee at Verso Skincare. So, I thought, one brand more or less on the test-list wouldn’t matter. This is where my story turns around.
I have used Verso Skincare for less than a year and I cannot with words describe the change in my skin.
Today, I have used Verso Skincare for less than a year and I cannot with words describe the change in my skin. It looks differently. It behaves differently. It has a different shine. My scars are smaller, the texture and structure are different. But above all – I hardly get any pimples anymore.
For the first time in my life, I step out on the street without makeup and not care. For the first time in my life, it is fun to plan a vacation, because I do not have to worry about my face blossoming with acne if there is so much as too much pollution or a different humidity. For the first time in my life, I do not make ugly faces in pictures to switch the focus from my skin. For the first time in my life, I can go out for a whole evening without touching up my make-up at the restroom halfway into the night. For the first time in my life, I can look at myself in the mirror and think that my skin is beautiful. It's almost like living in another person's body. NOW, I understand what everyone else have always been talking about.
To all of you at Verso, I would like to thank you. I have soon gone through your entire product range, and they are all AMAZING, every single one of them. They, and you, have changed my life, my self-esteem and my self-image. I'm HAPPY when I look in the mirror. I can still be surprised when I feel the texture of the skin on my face- just like it's a new set of skin.
If you have never had skin problems at some point in your life, it is difficult to understand what it is like, just as with any other complex. But the feeling of stepping out of a 23-year battle as a winner is indescribable. Verso, you made me a winner, and you must never stop existing. Words simply cannot describe my gratitude.
The before pictures are from after I ate the medicine and shows what I meant by “a little better”. The after images were taken today, without makeup and from the same angles, showing the results of using Verso Skincare for approximately 6 months.
Please note that results may vary and this is a personal experience. If you need guidance for what your skin needs, please contact us and we will help you in the best possible way.