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Just over a year ago a close friend of mine went from 1 or 2 hormonal pimples to severe inflamed cystic acne. We all know the emotional toll acne can hold over the person suffering, but what I was surprised about were peoples reactions. CLEARLY she was insecure about it, and CLEARLY no one would WANT to have that on their face. I worked with her at the time and she would get costumers come up to her giving her tips to "wash her face regularly" or to "keep her bed sheets clean". No shit Sherlock, you think someone suffering from acne wouldn't think to wash their face? I remember there was an incident where a man came up to her and insisted she see a dermatologist that his wife had seen and he began consoling her that it would get better. That's not consoling that's rude. That's verifying to her that her acne makes her weaker, and more undesirable than the people who are not suffering. People can be so rude, it is obvious that she is suffering, so why not try NOT to stare and see her for the wonderful person she is on the inside.

Btw just over a week on the regimen and my face is super dry. I haven't gotten any new breakouts, but I feel like the 2 pimples I had when I started the regimen are stagnant. They are not drying up, nor or they coming to a head. Weird right?

Peace and Love

Krishma P

Just over a year ago a close friend of mine went from 1 or 2 hormonal pimples to severe inflamed cystic acne. We all know the emotional toll acne can hold over the person suffering, but what I was surprised about were peoples reactions. CLEARLY she was insecure about it, and CLEARLY no one would WANT to have that on their face. I worked with her at the time and she would get costumers come up to her giving her tips to "wash her face regularly" or to "keep her bed sheets clean". No shit Sherlock, you think someone suffering from acne wouldn't think to wash their face? I remember there was an incident where a man came up to her and insisted she see a dermatologist that his wife had seen and he began consoling her that it would get better. That's not consoling that's rude. That's verifying to her that her acne makes her weaker, and more undesirable than the people who are not suffering. People can be so rude, it is obvious that she is suffering, so why not try NOT to stare and see her for the wonderful person she is on the inside.

Btw just over a week on the regimen and my face is super dry. I haven't gotten any new breakouts, but I feel like the 2 pimples I had when I started the regimen are stagnant. They are not drying up, nor or they coming to a head. Weird right?

Peace and Love

Krishma P

So my fears have come true, my face is flaking. Coming from using 5% benzoyl peroxide 3-4 times a week, I assumed that my face would be fairly used to the peroxide, but I assumed wrong. The texture of my skin feels scaly and I'm super tempted to exfoliate! But I won't....for now. Wearing foundation over the benzoyl peroxide & dry skin makes everything look worse, the flakes look like acne bumps and it's NOT fun. Plus I find that when I apply foundation it bunches all up. Sigh, how much longer is this going to last? I hope waiting this out is worth it!

Peace and Love

Krishma

As per my dermatologist of a cousin, my skin (light, combination skin) creates the perfect conditions for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. That being said, I've experimented with many natural home-made remedies over the years, and seem to have found a solution! Mix together equal parts of baking soda and manuka honey and form a paste. Apply once a day (I use it in the morning) for about 5-10 minutes and then rinse! It works wonders in evening out complexion and lightening any hyperpigmentation! I saw results within a week. Also most of you probably know picking at your pimples will cause/ worsen hyperpigmentation, SO DON'T DO IT! Although I don't pick at my pimples, I find that if I irritate my pimples in any way, I.e. exfoliate, this can also worsen hyperpigmentation.

Hope this helps!

Peace and Love

Krishma

Oh the arduous road that has led us all here and grouped us into a "community" with a common problem: ACNE. Oh, what a pesky little thing acne is. Clean skin = self esteem at a billion. One pimple = self esteem -10. Acne is quite powerful in it's nature of making us feel inferior to the rest of the world, in that sense I am glad that Acne.org exists, reassuring us that we are not the only ones in this world with this issue.

I started the regimen today, and I'm hopeful! I would say my acne is mild-moderate (at times). I will have periods of flawless skin, followed by skin freak outs. I am starting the regimen in hopes to become completely clear, and stay clear (which I've found to be a challenge). I'm nervous about the skin flaking issue, because make up and skin flakes are the most attractive combination, i'm sure. Then again when I compare what I have to lose with what I will potentially gain, I'll have to suck it up!

For everyone suffering: Hang in there! And remember: when it comes to acne, don't be your worst enemy!

Peace and Love

Krishma

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