A woman who has & # 39; catastrophic & # 39; acne developed after she got off the pill at the age of 25, shared makeup-free selfies to encourage other patients to embrace their skin.
Bianca Jantscher, 25, from Graz, Austria, suffered her first major attack in March this year, five months after she stopped taking the pill last October.
After trying a series of home remedies, including manuka honey masks, Bianca sought medical help and was diagnosed with acne conglobate, a rare and cystic acne.
While initially struggling with her sore, red skin, Bianca now proudly displays her natural beauty on Instagram in an effort to inspire others.
Bianca Jantscher, 25, pictured, developed & # 39; catastrophic & # 39; acne after she got rid of the pill at the age of 25. She gives makeup-free selfies to encourage other patients to embrace their skin
Bianca, pictured with clear skin while taking the pill in 2016, told how she decided to get rid of the pill after being wary of negative side effects such as mood swings
She said: & # 39; Every photo that shows my acne in full splendor is worth posting if it encourages a young girl to love herself as God created her.
& # 39; That's one of those thoughts that keeps me sharing my story even though I'm in the middle of it and that it would probably be easier to talk about it if I had already overcome the acne, or if I already knew the solution to cure it.
& # 39; Stay true to yourself no matter which way you choose. Listen to your body, give it time and all the love you can generate, because we only have one body available in this life. Go out and enjoy life, no matter what skin you're in. & # 39;
Bianca struggled with acne early in adolescence and was prescribed the pill at the age of 15.
After seeing that she had developed mood swings, Bianca decided to stop taking the pill and see her symptoms improve.
Bianca struggled with acne early in adolescence and was prescribed the pill at the age of 15. The skin condition returned (photo) when she stopped taking the pill in October last year.
After reading the side effects, Bianca decided to refuse medication and decided to accept her acne in the hope of being able to heal naturally. Pictured, Bianca this month
She said: & # 39; I would constantly feel restless and stressed. Simple things in daily life overwhelmed me and I always felt that I had not done everything on time …
& # 39; I had & # 39; a negative mood in the morning and couldn't get away during the day, but there was no clear reason for my mood.
& # 39; When I decided that I would not take the pill anymore, it was like a stone was taken from my heart.
& # 39; Although taking the pill was always my own choice for birth control, I suddenly felt relieved and at peace. After just three weeks I felt much better. & # 39;
When the diagnosis of acne conglobate was made, doctors suggested that she would use the pill again.
Bianca speaks out hoping to encourage other women and girls to embrace their skin
She was prescribed several courses of cortisone pills and antibiotics in an attempt to cleanse her skin.
In May 2019 there was no improvement in Bianca's skin and it was suggested that she tried isotretinoin, a drug with many side effects that is sometimes used to treat certain cancers.
After reading the side effects, Bianca decided to refuse medication and decided to accept her acne in the hope of being able to heal naturally.
She continued: & # 39; When I went to the doctor, I was shocked that there were no approaches other than remedies that would have caused further damage to my body and that could only improve my skin appearance for a short time.
& # 39; I quickly learned that you must take responsibility for yourself and your own body.
& # 39; That you have to be careful and not blindly trust everyone, and you have to question everything to be able to understand things and form your own opinion. & # 39;
Bianca started her Instagram page and has proudly shared photos of her acne to encourage other women to love themselves for who they are. Pictured, Bianca on the pill in 2017
Bianca started her Instagram page and has proudly shared photos of her acne to encourage other women to love themselves for who they are.
After trying facial masks of clay and manuka honey, Bianca now focuses on healing her skin from the inside out through nutrition and drinking lots of herbal teas and lemon water.
She said: & I currently abstain from all products that support inflammation and develop acne. I currently refrain from gluten, dairy products, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, red meat, & nightshade & # 39; s foods such as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and aubergines, corn and sunflower oil, vinegar and sour fruit . I do not eat heavily processed food or fast food. & # 39;
However, she said that the positive responses she receives from others – and the thought of helping other patients – help her on her journey.
She added: & # 39; Don't take yourself too seriously, because everyone who can laugh at themselves has already won. Do not hide just because you look or speak differently or pursue goals other than your fellow people. Get the best out of every situation.
& # 39; Own all the feelings that life has for you and grow a little with every new challenge. Leave your comfort zone – as I did when I shared my first photo with a face full of acne on Instagram. & # 39;
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