“I struggled with acne to a point where I lost my self esteem” Kambua talks about the nightmare dreaded by every woman

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There is nothing as having flawless skin. Even those who preach it understand that 99% of women struggle with pimples that may appear occasionally (if you know what I am saying) and it is actually a night mare especially when one hits adolescent, we have all been there.

Kambua is among the most beautiful we have come to see but even with her perfect photos and well done make up… she has come out to reveal that she also struggled with pimples that made her confidence fade off at some point when she was growing up.

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The gospel singer talked about this during one of her visits to a certain public school where she was among the speakers  for the #Always4TheGirl campaign which aims at demystifying conversations around menstruation and promoting girl child education. Through her social media pages she wrote to say,

I had always known beautiful, flawless skin until I hit 16! What? Pimples. One, then two, three, then ten! Like overnight they kept springing up. I was so confused. And so were the people around me. The “wajuaji” told me to stop taking margarine, stop eating chocolate, stop using “that” cream…the list was daunting, and endless?. My mom worried because my self esteem quickly took a nose dive. She created home remedies that worked for the most part but didn’t solve the problem because the root cause could not be topically fixed. I was an adolescent. My hormones were in FULL gear and they did not allow me the discretion I yearned for. My hormones announced to all and sundry that yes, my body was changing.

She went on to add that young girls should learn to eat right and have lots of water which is actually good for the skin.

I have not known “flawless” skin since. I don’t just “wake up like this”. It takes work! And a glam team sometimes. Lol?. But I have also come into my own, by loving who I am, pimples or not. Given that I take care of myself (eating well, taking lots of water, and using the right skincare regime). I wish that as a 17, 18, year old someone told me that the acne flare up was not my fault- it was not the chocolate etc, it was just hormones. I wish I knew then that a good dermatologist could bring my acne under control. I wish I knew that there’s so much more to what being a girl is than what she looks like…

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Pauline Syombua

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