Hello all of acne.org who have followed me through my journey on the acne.org regimen. Quick overview. Began DKR July 14, 2012 with about 60 blood pimples. Two and a half months later I had ZERO!!! I am currently using 40% glycolic peels at home and they have helped me with scarring, spots, holes, indents, icepicks, complexion, and pretty much everything you can think of
So in the last two weeks, I've experienced the worst breakout of my life thanks to a Retin-A initial purge. Today, I left the house for the first time in a week and a half. Anyway, I step out all "yeh ima look you in the eye i don't care how uncomfortable it makes you feel". I just didn't give a shit at this point. I think this is exactly what I needed for a mega confidence boost as soon as my skin becomes clear again.
I once went out with a completely flaking face. I was so sure that everyone was judging me, so there I was trying my best to cover my face. A guy I'd recently met looked at me, then said: "hey, you don't have to cover face like that, it's not a big deal, relax".
So don't worry about people staring at you. Nobody (sane) can blame you if your face is peeling. These days, I always assume people are more understanding and empathetic than I used to give them credit for. Chin up, buttercup.
Try ice cubes! Just be careful with them and don't leave them on too long, 'cos you'll suffer ice burns. Also, your skin might initially become more red, but it'll calm down in a few minutes - an hour.
I have a feeling we've all been there at some point - the depression, the taunts from siblings, and the unadulterated resentment. But I've found that most people aren't judging you as much as you always think they are. It's best to just keep looking forward with any semblance of hope you can conjure. Just keep on keeping on, buddy.