I find that when my skin is breaking out, going out only makes me feel more self-conscious... I end up seeing other people (seems like everyone) with perfectly clear skin and it makes me feel worse. At least at home I don't have anyone to compare myself too! On a brighter note, here are things that DO help:
-Exercise: I love running, and whenever I build up the courage to go for a run (it's currently minus 14 degrades celcius, so it's not always easy) I feel way better. I find it helps improve my mood, and I think it helps my skin too...
I feel that I am doing something good for my body. Even though my skin may not be perfect, I can still have toned legs, right?
-Eating! Going to the grocery store and picking out yummy, healthy foods makes me feel better and I feel like I am being pro-active and doing something to help my body. Indulging in fruits and veggies always make me feel good!
I can't say going out helps all that much, plus if all your friends want to party and get drunk... you just know what that means for your skin :s
I'm just getting really depressed and basically having mini panic attacks lately about my skin. Ran out of my prescriptions for the stuff I was on for the last year and a half and it did wonders. I was completely clear, hyper-pigmentation healed and everything. Unfortunately, within a month of stopping I now have worse acne than I have had ever included huge cystic acne all over the middle of my face and top of my nose! I could normally get through it since I have a dermatologist appointment on Monday, but my friend's having her son's first birthday party on Saturday and she is inviting all of these people from high school (I'm 24 now) and I haven't seen them since then so I'm just really embarrassed. I have to go because I am the godmother and I feel obligated but just thinking about it makes me cry so much. I don't want anyone to see me like this. I can't even smile because I have painful pimples around my lips and jaw...I'm just really depressed. I hope Saturday goes by quick and I hope Monday bring some solutions here. / Everyday I wake up and look in the mirror I have to hold back tears. When I messaged my other friend about what I'm going through she said she was having "severe" breakouts too...I saw her and her face was flawless not one pimple in sight maybe just a teeny itty bit of redness. If she thinks her skin is bad then what in the world is she going to think of me? ( Why can't I just have clear skin like everybody else I know? I do everything right! Sigh...I guess I just needed somewhere to vent.
Ahh I feel your pain! My boyfriend was trying to make me go to class the other day while I was having a little breakdown over my skin and it did not turn out well. He abandoned the project and I let myself cry and feel miserable until I felt a bit better. Sometimes you just have to wait until you're ready to go out, or else it just makes things worse.