Even after a week, my hyperpigmentation and dark marks had started to fade.
Even though I was happy with some of the differences, I still felt frustrated that it wasn't getting rid of them completely, especially some of my deeper scars.
My skin still wasn't perfect, which had always been my goal. I also felt annoyed with myself that I had some of the best skin I'd had for years, but I still didn't feel completely happy about it.
Something needed to change. I was so sick of always criticising my complexion and I just wanted to be happy with the way my skin looked.
I went looking for answers and came across a blog on skin positivity, and could instantly relate. I didn't have to feel like this if I changed the way I looked at my skin.
Could I stop seeing my acne scars as a problem that needed to be fixed? Could I just see my skin as me and accept the flaws?
It wasn't an immediate fix, but I started to try and change how I spoke to myself about my skin. Instead of avoiding mirrors, like I used to, I looked at myself and said 'Your skin is healthy and you don't have any spots.'
I started smiling at myself, rather than getting right up close to the mirror and looking for flaws. I'd point out what I liked about my face, such as my eyes, cheek bones and skin tone.
I even started to notice the freckles around my eyes, which I'd never looked at before, as I was always so focused on my scars.
Being part of the 47 Skin community is helping me realise I'm not the only one who struggles with this kind of thing and no-one has perfect skin.
It's made me feel so much better about my acne scars and helped me see them as something which is normal, and not just as a negative thing.
I'm realising there's more to my face than acne scars, and I can actually like my complexion.
After all, what I went through with my acne is part of who I am. It's helped me be more resilient and become the woman I am today. So, maybe I can live with some of the marks it's left behind.
Skin positivity has made such a difference to the way I see myself, and given me a self-confidence boost that I really needed!