My skin went from being totally clear to completely oil slicked and broken out in the past 3 days. Plus anxiety attacks have come back with a vengeance, which I'm sure is not helping my skin, which I'm sure is not helping my anxiety either. And I just ran out of retin-a. All during finals week. I don't think I'm feeling good about anything today
This post really hit home for me. I've been dealing with social anxiety for just about half of my life, although it was brought on by more than just bad skin, the acne certainly made it a lot harder to deal with. Its a slippery slope from just being self-conscious to full-fledged severe social anxiety, and I'm glad you decided to come back to raise awareness about it. It's easy enough to put your life on hold and just tell yourself you'll go out tomorrow, or you'll go out when your skin is clear, but when the world becomes an unfamiliar place and you can't even remember how to interact with people anymore, you realize that it's more than just your skin that's the problem. I've been clear for a few months now, and most of my skin discoloration has evened out as well, but I gotta say, it doesn't make it any easier to go outside without make-up, or to talk to people, or to make eye contact, or to even sit on a bus without holding my breath. Acne itself is not a crippling disease, but the effects that it has on our psyche is something else entirely.
I was in a situation similar to this a few years back, due to acne, among other things... I never ever left the house, my friends, those who stuck around anyway, all but thought me dead for not seeing or hearing from me for months and months. I was self-hating, self-mutilating, half way to psychosis and ready to be carted off to the hospital (except I was carted off, and trust me, please don't go. Those are not the kind of places where you go to "get better"). But it does get better, eventually. I can't honestly tell you how long, but at that moment when you're looking back at who you were and how far you've come, I CAN honestly tell you that it's the best feeling in the world. I think these things do happen for a reason, God only knows WHAT that reason is, let alone why, but having the kind of perspective that you get from going through such a life shattering experience, I guess the best way I can put it is that when you put those pieces back together, you can shape it in the way you want it. (Sorry for lame imagery ) Keep your head up. You're certainly not alone.
I LOVE almond milk. Much better than soy methinks. I've totally cut out dairy milk from my diet (lactose intolerance) and have tried substituting it with soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk, and by far almond milk is the best. Get the vanilla kind, it's delicious!
My face also gets oily while wearing make-up, and I also only wear mineral powder (and some liquid mineral foundation), and I use primer. It used to do a good job at keeping my face pretty dry throughout the day, but not so much lately What I usually do is apply a thin layer of silk powder to my skin after I put on make-up, which helps absorb moisture and also helps set your make-up.
Yes, definitely use a good moisturizer. Retin-a micro can make your skin very dry and flaky, and keeping it moisturized is very important. Stick with if for more than a week, it sounds like you're going through the initial breakout, which can happen when using any new treatment, since it is purging out all the bad stuff in your skin.
How long have you been on this treatment? There is an initial breakout purging when you use retin-a micro, do you think this could be what you're experiencing? I'd say stick with it for a while longer and see if it doesn't clear it up. Retin-a micro has been working wonders for me, but I did get an initial breakout as well.
The only movie I really loved Megan Fox in was How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, because I think she just played herself, and she did it fantastically
Besides that, I feel like she's a terrible actress. She's just the token hot girl that every movie needs. No acting skills required. Sure she's super attractive, but she can only bank on that for so long. Eventually she'll get older, another young hot actress will come and take her place, people will forget about her, and the only thing she will have contributed is that she was once mega-attractive in her hayday. That and Transformers.
Why should anyone feel inferior to someone who hasn't worked to earn her greatest asset? Megan Fox was born with her looks (or they were given to her by Dr. 90210, who knows?). She can't act, she doesn't seem particularly nice, and her biggest achievement seems to be inspiring the wet dreams of boys everywhere.
The only thing that makes me feel bad about watching her movies is that I wasted my money on them