I have envied other women who can go without makeup and feel comfortable doing so. I had a birthmark on my right cheek that is about 3 inches by 3 inches wide. In my twenties, I learned to stop counting the number of people who would ask, “What is that on your face?” I began wearing makeup at all times to keep it covered. Beauty treatments now work miracles, so I went to a female aesthetic doctor in Singapore who has been helping to change the way my cheek looks.
When I was a small girl, other kids teased me about the discoloration on my cheek. I remember one boy telling me that no man would ever want me because I looked like a monster. That turned out not to be true, of course. However, as a child, I was mortified and believed him. I have never really liked cosmetics, so I did not start using them immediately in my teens when most girls began using them. You need to wear foundation to cover discoloration, and it always felt so heavy on my skin. I tried to put it off as long as possible. When I was 23, someone made a comment to me at work about my skin, so that is when I began using it.
The doctor that I have been seeing is so kind. She told me that she had a lot of discoloration across the top of her nose and on her forehead. She understood completely why it can be so frustrating. She said she got into what she does as a career after another doctor helped her to get rid of her skin problem. Now, she helps people like me every day. You can no longer see the birthmark on my face thanks to her help. I feel strong and happy again.