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  1. Its been a difficult two years for me...struggling with acne, my life, my self esteem, depression....ive let my life just turn to shit because I cant deal with my breakouts and going out like this. whats worse is im not a teenager but a 33 yr old mother..whose daughter is probably looking at her mother like a weakling. The minute I gain some kind of confidence back I eat something wrong or just out the blue...I get another bad breakout...and im tired...tired of having to deal with acne at my age.  All my friends have left me moved on with their life and im just stuck in this acne ridden world of unhappiness
  2. Forehead bumps

    So  I swear im 33 my skin is still a mess. My breakout on my cheeks has started to clear and I thought I was doing good until Thanksgiving came ...and I ate things like cheese and ice cream...and now I have huge lumps on my forehead where ive never broken out. One of the bumps is very round and sac like and has been there for 7 days and will not go away for anything. Im even wondering if its really a cyst or it needs to be removed. This shit is ruining my life and Im so depressed. how long do forehead cysts that are round and nodule like take to go away? I was just starting to get confident again
  3. "Natural" Skincare Regimen?

    maybe u could give your skin a break for a while and just use a mild cleanser and moisturizer....
  4. Chemical peels

    is it helping at all?
  5. round circular bump

    silly me ....I tried to pop this little black head type of pimple on my forehead squeezed n squeezed nothing came out and now its a big circular raised bump...u don't think its permanent do u? im scared I made a permanent circular bump on my forehead....I dnt know what to put on it or if its like a cyst now
  6. I honestly would not apply any tazorac on your so against Accutane but at this point I think that's what u need....I would leave your face alone in the process and maybe only use cold water and some aloe vera
  7. Im writing to pain....a pain that only some people with acne can understand. Im a 33 yr old woman and the past two years ive been struggling with acne..that I have allowed to cripple me...cripple me from my joy, cripple me from life, cripple me from being a better mom, cripple me from being a better girlfriend. Recently due to stress and frustration I broke out again...this time going to an acne clinic trying to heal the outside instead of the inside..ofcourse these treatments didn't work cuz I wasn't relieving the stress...but they also caused worse problems like discusting black ingrown hairs that are also scarring my cheek..guess the dryness from the chemical peels made things worse. there is no miracle cure and this damage wont go away overnight...I try to go out...and enjoy myself..but I look around and see better skin....and I feel like an outcast. Holidays are coming and I want to go out and have fun but I feel so shitty....and my boyfriend who ive been with for a while has to go thru this with me another year...breaking down and not wanting to go out cuz of my skin...maybe hes going to leave me this time...cuz im not living like this and who wants to be around a depressed person. My therapist tries to tell me its the inside that counts as well as doing positive affirmations....but now dealing with hair on my face and having to get laser as well as find a natural cure for the acne I have....its stressful....and I know will take months to heal...if I can...but im trying to be hopeful. If anyone has any advice or even can give some good recommendations for getting rid of clogged pores all over the face....atleast I can work on that...and figure out a cure now for the ingrown hairs that are making bumps on my face too...shit is just depressing...but like I said I need to be hopeful.
  8. Chemical peels

    I wouldn't use too much...just start off with the cleanser in my opinion
  9. Facial hair lightener?

    thnks for answering mama...I just spoke with  a woman n I think ill just do laser hair removal...and leave my skin alone as far as treatments beside that