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How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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I feel good , pimples under nose but they will go bye bye soon, and dont skip school because of acne man, i dont it, but only made me feel worse. Drink water 2 or 3 bottles, eat right,go for a walk, for a week for improvement if no improvement i have failed you.

P.s Arnica oitment gets rid of cystic acne in 1 a week

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My mind is telling me to give up. I usually hear the positive side say no stop that shit, but he seems to be gone.

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Not so great! I've been talking to this girl that I met on a vegan dating site and it seems like we like each other even though we haven't met, but we both shared out past. I told her about my acne, how i wasted 10 years of my life hiding because of it. Hopefully she understands that I am insecure and uncomfortable when meeting people since this is all new to me due to acne. I started to clear up like 2 years ago. I know I didn't experience a lot and I missed out a lot of things. I did let acne defeat me. Now at 26, I am ready to be social, meet people , and hopefully find the right girl in my life. I am glad I shared my story with her so she could understand.

I've been rejected by girls since I am too shy and uncomfortable. I've met a total of 6 girls and they all stopped talking to me. Sorry for this, I just don't know what to do if this girl stop talking to me after meeting up with her. If that happens, I will give up meeting people for a while. I have a lot of things to catch up. Maybe if I take psychology , it will help me understand more about humans in general

Hey bud, keep at it! It's tough as hell trying to approach the dating scene even if your acne has largely healed because the mental scarring is still there. I know how hard it is especially for males with acne/recovering from acne to try and get back out there because guys are expected to do all the approaching/showing of interest when it comes to dating and that just makes things so much tougher for us. I'm wishing you lots of luck!

p.s: if any girl rejects you for confiding in her about your past struggles with acne then she's a shallow human being that you would be better off not having in your life. Keep your eye out for girls that are caring enough to realize that guys struggle with confidence issues just like any other human being would...those are the girls worth pursuing, the ones that can be understanding and empathize with you. It's tough finding girls like that these days but I'm sure if you keep looking you'll have success. :)


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I was feeling pretty self-conscious about my skin during the day.

I had my uni placement again today and actually got to sit in on a speech therapy session which was so great (especially seeing as that's what I'm thinking of doing)!! I was worried the little girl would object to me being there or mention my skin but I was, again, worried over nothing. It went really well. My skin, however, felt so dry and I felt like I was flaky around my mouth - it got worse and worse as the day went on and i didn't have any moisturiser with me- so I was worried about that (and if my makeup was looking flaky - yuck) especially when talking to people, but when I checked it wasn't really that bad (it felt a lot worse than it was). I also have a few actives along my jaw and 3 obvious ones on my left cheek. Definitely noticeable but thankfully not mentioned by other people or the girl whose therapy session I was allowed to attend (grateful for that opportunity also!)

So, overall, pretty good day for me. These placement days are probably going to be really good for me, in terms of my uni / deciding on my career path and also personally - in improving my confidence and being able to spend an entire work day in situations where I'm face to face with professionals in meetings / discussions and be able to do all that and not worry about my skin so much.

Yeh, it was quite a good film but definitely a bad idea from a self-esteem perspective! You're right that there's definitely more to us than how we look, but to be honest I'm not too fond of my own personality in any case, or of anything about myself in fact! Sad but true. I don't really feel like I have anything going for me at all though I know this is probably a biased perspective.

Hyperpigmentation is such a nightmare isn't it?! I should be happy that my skin is slowly clearing but the fact is because of the redness it doesn't actually look much better than it did anyway. I've tried lemon juice but that did absolutely nothing and I tried aloe vera but it just made me break out even more. I'm a bit dubious about trying AHA because 1. I think it would break me out and 2. I avoid anything that has an exfoliating effect because there is a history of psoriasis in my family and I don't want to bring that on on top of the acne! Do you know of anything else that helps with hyperpigmentation but doesn't exfoliate?

It's so easy for us to point out our 'flaws', whether they be real or imagined, physical or to do with our personality. We should challenge ourselves to see all the good stuff about us - because it is there - it can just be really hard to recognise sometimes. I've been feeling like I have nothing going for me in life at all lately but then I have a good day, can step back and see that it's not as bad as I think and there's no reason why it can't get better.

I haven't really tried anything for pigmentation before. Sorry I can't help with that much. Except for using a sunscreen / SPF product because apparently the sun can make pigmentation worse? Not sure - but SPF is always a good thing - provided you find one that doesn't break you out rolleyes.gif


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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

someone more genuine is gonna like u for how warm and kind and beautiful u r from within.

same goes for lily.

i promise u will get someone who's not a jerk and does fuss about 'just looks'_ what a loser that'd make him,really!

and moonlit, honey u're not a loser.nah.not at all!

u must trust me on that.

now stop being a cry baby and get up now!

*hugs*

Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Oh no sad.png That sounds like something I would do (romantic film and getting all depressed) - Sounds sad huh? tongue.png

I know what you mean and I think the same things about myself - 'how could someone love me when I look the way I do'. I have to remind myself though that there is more to me than how I look, and there are loads of people out there who have acne and who are in happy relationships - so why wouldn't that happen for me some day? It's just a matter of meeting the right person - Which may not exactly be easy, but that doesn't mean it's impossible!

I get what you mean about your skin right now too - I'm dealing with the same thing. Slowly, everything is healing and my skin is getting smoother but it in no way looks clear because of all the hyperpigmentation I have! Quite frustrating... but hopefully something like AHA will help when I start to use it. Have you tried that or anything else for pigmentation before?

>My face decided to throw the fuck up today, I haven't changed a damn thing in months, I was a fool for believing it was over. Some people deserve to be put out of their misery. FUCK.

What have you been doing for your skin? Maybe it's time to try another treatment?

Hope things improve for you soon! Hang in there!

right person for YOU!

thats it!=)


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Strangely these days the area on and between my eyebrows is on fire.Annoying ,inflamed bumps keep coming...There are painful lymph nodes below my chin(above the neck).Maybe there's some infection going on there... :/

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I was feeling pretty self-conscious about my skin during the day.

I had my uni placement again today and actually got to sit in on a speech therapy session which was so great (especially seeing as that's what I'm thinking of doing)!! I was worried the little girl would object to me being there or mention my skin but I was, again, worried over nothing. It went really well. My skin, however, felt so dry and I felt like I was flaky around my mouth - it got worse and worse as the day went on and i didn't have any moisturiser with me- so I was worried about that (and if my makeup was looking flaky - yuck) especially when talking to people, but when I checked it wasn't really that bad (it felt a lot worse than it was). I also have a few actives along my jaw and 3 obvious ones on my left cheek. Definitely noticeable but thankfully not mentioned by other people or the girl whose therapy session I was allowed to attend (grateful for that opportunity also!)

So, overall, pretty good day for me. These placement days are probably going to be really good for me, in terms of my uni / deciding on my career path and also personally - in improving my confidence and being able to spend an entire work day in situations where I'm face to face with professionals in meetings / discussions and be able to do all that and not worry about my skin so much.

Yeh, it was quite a good film but definitely a bad idea from a self-esteem perspective! You're right that there's definitely more to us than how we look, but to be honest I'm not too fond of my own personality in any case, or of anything about myself in fact! Sad but true. I don't really feel like I have anything going for me at all though I know this is probably a biased perspective.

Hyperpigmentation is such a nightmare isn't it?! I should be happy that my skin is slowly clearing but the fact is because of the redness it doesn't actually look much better than it did anyway. I've tried lemon juice but that did absolutely nothing and I tried aloe vera but it just made me break out even more. I'm a bit dubious about trying AHA because 1. I think it would break me out and 2. I avoid anything that has an exfoliating effect because there is a history of psoriasis in my family and I don't want to bring that on on top of the acne! Do you know of anything else that helps with hyperpigmentation but doesn't exfoliate?

It's so easy for us to point out our 'flaws', whether they be real or imagined, physical or to do with our personality. We should challenge ourselves to see all the good stuff about us - because it is there - it can just be really hard to recognise sometimes. I've been feeling like I have nothing going for me in life at all lately but then I have a good day, can step back and see that it's not as bad as I think and there's no reason why it can't get better.

I haven't really tried anything for pigmentation before. Sorry I can't help with that much. Except for using a sunscreen / SPF product because apparently the sun can make pigmentation worse? Not sure - but SPF is always a good thing - provided you find one that doesn't break you out rolleyes.gif

Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

someone more genuine is gonna like u for how warm and kind and beautiful u r from within.

same goes for lily.

i promise u will get someone who's not a jerk and does fuss about 'just looks'_ what a loser that'd make him,really!

and moonlit, honey u're not a loser.nah.not at all!

u must trust me on that.

now stop being a cry baby and get up now!

*hugs*

>

Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Oh no sad.png That sounds like something I would do (romantic film and getting all depressed) - Sounds sad huh? tongue.png

I know what you mean and I think the same things about myself - 'how could someone love me when I look the way I do'. I have to remind myself though that there is more to me than how I look, and there are loads of people out there who have acne and who are in happy relationships - so why wouldn't that happen for me some day? It's just a matter of meeting the right person - Which may not exactly be easy, but that doesn't mean it's impossible!

I get what you mean about your skin right now too - I'm dealing with the same thing. Slowly, everything is healing and my skin is getting smoother but it in no way looks clear because of all the hyperpigmentation I have! Quite frustrating... but hopefully something like AHA will help when I start to use it. Have you tried that or anything else for pigmentation before?

>>My face decided to throw the fuck up today, I haven't changed a damn thing in months, I was a fool for believing it was over. Some people deserve to be put out of their misery. FUCK.

What have you been doing for your skin? Maybe it's time to try another treatment?

Hope things improve for you soon! Hang in there!

right person for YOU!

thats it!=)

Lilly75 and aanabill thank you so much to both of you. It's amazing to hear such nice supportive words from complete strangers! I guess it shows how many of us on here must have much of the same negative feelings and insecurities. I'm feeling a little bit more positive today :) just going to refrain from stupid romantic films for a good few weeks I think! Never good for the little self-esteem I have left so I don';t know why I do it in the first place haha, just wishful thinking I guess.

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Epiduo
320mg Saw Palmetto morning and night
Dianette Oral Contraceptive
Lymecycline Oral Antibiotic
Eliminated Dairy

Acne status: Breaking out horrendously since my four month break from Dianette and it's really getting me down. :(
 


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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Aw, I'm the same way. My skin is slowly clearing but BP has left so many marks on my face, it's ridiculous. I've stopped wearing makeup every day, too. Some days are really challenging. Just remember that you're not alone, and you're beautiful :) You can pull through. When you get the results you want you'll be so glad you did! It just takes time and patience.

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Not good. At my CBT session today, I explained that I was feeling anxious due to the cyst that I have on my right cheekbone and the breakout on the right side of my neck. The therapist suggested that she take a photo with her mobile phone to prove that it isn`t as bad as I think and also to try to highlight other features and characteristics of my profile other than the "acne".

Even though I was anxious, I agreed to let her take a photo of the right side of my face and neck. The theory being that by looking at the photo afterwards, I would see that I don`t look that bad and my anxiety would reduce.

Big mistake! The photo made me look hideous - the cyst and the breakout on my neck just looked red, inflamed, bumpy and disgusting! The therapist tried to highlight other areas and features like my jawline and the contours of my face that other people may consider to be attractive but all I could see was disgusting "acne".

All in all, the session was a complete disaster and has made me feel even worse. What`s more, she still has that photo on her phone. I hope she deletes it because I don`t want to see it ever again!

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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Aw, I'm the same way. My skin is slowly clearing but BP has left so many marks on my face, it's ridiculous. I've stopped wearing makeup every day, too. Some days are really challenging. Just remember that you're not alone, and you're beautiful smile.png You can pull through. When you get the results you want you'll be so glad you did! It just takes time and patience.

Glad to hear your skin is clearing but yeh the BP does seem to make red marks last longer unfortunately. I suppose at least it's easier to cover up than active acne, though unfortunately I've still got a load of that as well at the moment. Good job on not wearing make-up every day! I literally cannot leave the house without foundation and haven't done so in 8 years. I feel self-conscious even with it on because of all the bumps and redness that can't be covered up properly so can't even contemplate going out bare faced. I'd love to be able to some day though, just to feel the wind and rain on my skin!

Thanks for the support :) I always think I will be glad when I get the results but unfortunately that day has never yet come for me. Pretty much lost hope that that will ever change but am going to keep trying treatments anyway! There must be something out there that can clear my skin!

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Current Treatment and Products

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Epiduo
320mg Saw Palmetto morning and night
Dianette Oral Contraceptive
Lymecycline Oral Antibiotic
Eliminated Dairy

Acne status: Breaking out horrendously since my four month break from Dianette and it's really getting me down. :(
 


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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Aw, I'm the same way. My skin is slowly clearing but BP has left so many marks on my face, it's ridiculous. I've stopped wearing makeup every day, too. Some days are really challenging. Just remember that you're not alone, and you're beautiful smile.png You can pull through. When you get the results you want you'll be so glad you did! It just takes time and patience.

Glad to hear your skin is clearing but yeh the BP does seem to make red marks last longer unfortunately. I suppose at least it's easier to cover up than active acne, though unfortunately I've still got a load of that as well at the moment. Good job on not wearing make-up every day! I literally cannot leave the house without foundation and haven't done so in 8 years. I feel self-conscious even with it on because of all the bumps and redness that can't be covered up properly so can't even contemplate going out bare faced. I'd love to be able to some day though, just to feel the wind and rain on my skin!

Thanks for the support smile.png I always think I will be glad when I get the results but unfortunately that day has never yet come for me. Pretty much lost hope that that will ever change but am going to keep trying treatments anyway! There must be something out there that can clear my skin!

Oh man, I have to wear makeup on the weekends because of my performance-based job, and I can't STAND how active acne looks underneath foundation. It's the worst. I could spend hours just looking at those nude-colored bumps in the light with disgust. If there's ever an opportunity, I remove whiteheads to help flatten my skin a bit.

You'll definitely find something :) Have you tried the Regimen? I was super skeptical but it's the best treatment I've done so far, and I've tried so many things. Also, it sounds weird, especially since you've struggled for so long, but many people do grow out of acne. I've heard of it happening pretty late, too, like anywhere from mid-20s to early-mid 30s. I'm not sure how old you are haha. But acne isn't for life. I know that doesn't help much...when my dermatologist told me it was just a human condition and was curable it didn't change the fact that I was really upset and embarrassed. But basically, you'll find something <3 just stay positive, attitude is a really important part of healing your acne.

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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Aw, I'm the same way. My skin is slowly clearing but BP has left so many marks on my face, it's ridiculous. I've stopped wearing makeup every day, too. Some days are really challenging. Just remember that you're not alone, and you're beautiful smile.png You can pull through. When you get the results you want you'll be so glad you did! It just takes time and patience.

Glad to hear your skin is clearing but yeh the BP does seem to make red marks last longer unfortunately. I suppose at least it's easier to cover up than active acne, though unfortunately I've still got a load of that as well at the moment. Good job on not wearing make-up every day! I literally cannot leave the house without foundation and haven't done so in 8 years. I feel self-conscious even with it on because of all the bumps and redness that can't be covered up properly so can't even contemplate going out bare faced. I'd love to be able to some day though, just to feel the wind and rain on my skin!

Thanks for the support smile.png I always think I will be glad when I get the results but unfortunately that day has never yet come for me. Pretty much lost hope that that will ever change but am going to keep trying treatments anyway! There must be something out there that can clear my skin!

Oh man, I have to wear makeup on the weekends because of my performance-based job, and I can't STAND how active acne looks underneath foundation. It's the worst. I could spend hours just looking at those nude-colored bumps in the light with disgust. If there's ever an opportunity, I remove whiteheads to help flatten my skin a bit.

You'll definitely find something smile.png Have you tried the Regimen? I was super skeptical but it's the best treatment I've done so far, and I've tried so many things. Also, it sounds weird, especially since you've struggled for so long, but many people do grow out of acne. I've heard of it happening pretty late, too, like anywhere from mid-20s to early-mid 30s. I'm not sure how old you are haha. But acne isn't for life. I know that doesn't help much...when my dermatologist told me it was just a human condition and was curable it didn't change the fact that I was really upset and embarrassed. But basically, you'll find something <3 just stay positive, attitude is a really important part of healing your acne.

I know, bumps under foundation is the worst! Especially if it doesn't even disguise the redness fully.

I used the Regimen for a year and a half but it just made my skin far too irritated - we're talking tomato colour and soreness for the whole one and a half years, it never went away despite massive amounts of moisturiser and jojoba oil and it continued to stay so dry I could barely open my mouth so I just had to quit it in the end. I guess my skin's just really sensitive because this was without even using the full amount of recommended BP.

I'm now using a mix of birth control, antibiotics and Epiduo but it's too early for me to really know if it's going to work well or not. I'm 21 and have been hoping for years that I might just grow out of it but it hasn't happened yet! But as you say there's still time for it to. It just doesn't feel "temporary" and "curable" to me after having it for so long and trying so many different things. I'm really bad at keeping a positive attitude as you can probably tell... haha. Just have to wait and see if what I'm trying now will have any effect.

Glad you're having success with the Regimen though and good luck with it! :)

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Current Treatment and Products

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Epiduo
320mg Saw Palmetto morning and night
Dianette Oral Contraceptive
Lymecycline Oral Antibiotic
Eliminated Dairy

Acne status: Breaking out horrendously since my four month break from Dianette and it's really getting me down. :(
 


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Well I was feeling more positive for most of the day. My skin is clearing up a bit with all the treatments I'm using and getting flatter and smoother everyday but it still looks absolutely horrific in the mirror because most of it is covered in really bad hyperpigmentation along with all the active stuff.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of watching a romantic film on the TV this evening and it reminded me how it's going to be totally impossible for anybody to ever love me with a face like mine. I'm destined to be alone my whole life. Now I'm sitting in my room crying in front of a computer like a pathetic little loser. When will this cycle of misery ever end?!!

Aw, I'm the same way. My skin is slowly clearing but BP has left so many marks on my face, it's ridiculous. I've stopped wearing makeup every day, too. Some days are really challenging. Just remember that you're not alone, and you're beautiful smile.png You can pull through. When you get the results you want you'll be so glad you did! It just takes time and patience.

Glad to hear your skin is clearing but yeh the BP does seem to make red marks last longer unfortunately. I suppose at least it's easier to cover up than active acne, though unfortunately I've still got a load of that as well at the moment. Good job on not wearing make-up every day! I literally cannot leave the house without foundation and haven't done so in 8 years. I feel self-conscious even with it on because of all the bumps and redness that can't be covered up properly so can't even contemplate going out bare faced. I'd love to be able to some day though, just to feel the wind and rain on my skin!

Thanks for the support smile.png I always think I will be glad when I get the results but unfortunately that day has never yet come for me. Pretty much lost hope that that will ever change but am going to keep trying treatments anyway! There must be something out there that can clear my skin!

Oh man, I have to wear makeup on the weekends because of my performance-based job, and I can't STAND how active acne looks underneath foundation. It's the worst. I could spend hours just looking at those nude-colored bumps in the light with disgust. If there's ever an opportunity, I remove whiteheads to help flatten my skin a bit.

You'll definitely find something smile.png Have you tried the Regimen? I was super skeptical but it's the best treatment I've done so far, and I've tried so many things. Also, it sounds weird, especially since you've struggled for so long, but many people do grow out of acne. I've heard of it happening pretty late, too, like anywhere from mid-20s to early-mid 30s. I'm not sure how old you are haha. But acne isn't for life. I know that doesn't help much...when my dermatologist told me it was just a human condition and was curable it didn't change the fact that I was really upset and embarrassed. But basically, you'll find something <3 just stay positive, attitude is a really important part of healing your acne.

Feel the same ways sometimes never lose your confident & keep a open mind ! ^.^

Bla bla bla bla post of the day !

My acne not so bad got those darks spots thoe pain in the butt -.-t

but so far for me i seen lots of improvement ^.^

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I feel better today...I got my blood tests back and I don't have diabetes, so that's good. Still couldn't find the cause of my numbness, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with both my hands numb, and sometimes my feet and back of my head. Scary. I'm starting a mega dose of D2 as the doctor prescribed to see if that will help my skin and the other symptoms. If the numbness doesn't subside, then I have to see a neurologist....I'm really hoping it's all stress related and nothing more.

Other than that, life is still a mess but I'm doing my best and that's all I can do.

Hope everyone is doing well

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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I feel better today...I got my blood tests back and I don't have diabetes, so that's good. Still couldn't find the cause of my numbness, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with

both my hands numb, and sometimes my feet

and back of my head. Scary. I'm starting a

mega dose of D2 as the doctor prescribed to

see if that will help my skin and the other

symptoms. If the numbness doesn't subside,

then I have to see a neurologist....I'm really

hoping it's all stress related and nothing more.

Other than that, life is still a mess but I'm doing my best and that's all I can do.

Hope everyone is doing well

That happens to me as well waking up with my arms,hands and legs numb. It is strange usually takes awhile for the feeling to come back, never thought it was related to diabeties tho. It may be stress related cause im pretty sure I have chronic stress. Damn it now I'm paranoid about diabetes.

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Disgusted and extremely ugly! Off out to buy saw palmetto later, and also hoping that turmeric helps on certain pimples.

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My skin is at it's best right now. Especially after spending a week in the village, eating ecological food right from the garden, breathing fresh unpolluted air and getting plenty of sun.

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Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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Not good. At my CBT session today, I explained that I was feeling anxious due to the cyst that I have on my right cheekbone and the breakout on the right side of my neck. The therapist suggested that she take a photo with her mobile phone to prove that it isn`t as bad as I think and also to try to highlight other features and characteristics of my profile other than the "acne".

Even though I was anxious, I agreed to let her take a photo of the right side of my face and neck. The theory being that by looking at the photo afterwards, I would see that I don`t look that bad and my anxiety would reduce.

Big mistake! The photo made me look hideous - the cyst and the breakout on my neck just looked red, inflamed, bumpy and disgusting! The therapist tried to highlight other areas and features like my jawline and the contours of my face that other people may consider to be attractive but all I could see was disgusting "acne".

All in all, the session was a complete disaster and has made me feel even worse. What`s more, she still has that photo on her phone. I hope she deletes it because I don`t want to see it ever again!

You must feel repulsive and ugly, but you should not.

You are not a cyst walking on the street, you're a man with cyst, so what?

People could not care less about it!

And by the way, every people, at least the ones with a brain, won't judge you because of breakouts.

But I know it's hard, let's be brave, man!

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Not good. At my CBT session today, I explained that I was feeling anxious due to the cyst that I have on my right cheekbone and the breakout on the right side of my neck. The therapist suggested that she take a photo with her mobile phone to prove that it isn`t as bad as I think and also to try to highlight other features and characteristics of my profile other than the "acne".

Even though I was anxious, I agreed to let her take a photo of the right side of my face and neck. The theory being that by looking at the photo afterwards, I would see that I don`t look that bad and my anxiety would reduce.

Big mistake! The photo made me look hideous - the cyst and the breakout on my neck just looked red, inflamed, bumpy and disgusting! The therapist tried to highlight other areas and features like my jawline and the contours of my face that other people may consider to be attractive but all I could see was disgusting "acne".

All in all, the session was a complete disaster and has made me feel even worse. What`s more, she still has that photo on her phone. I hope she deletes it because I don`t want to see it ever again!

You must feel repulsive and ugly, but you should not.

You are not a cyst walking on the street, you're a man with cyst, so what?

People could not care less about it!

And by the way, every people, at least the ones with a brain, won't judge you because of breakouts.

But I know it's hard, let's be brave, man!

Everything you say Mandarine is 100% correct - but it is easier said than done when you try to apply that logic to yourself. CBT on Tuesday wasn`t a pleasant experience but just got to put that behind me now.

Skinwise, I`m a little better but still a bit broken out on my neck. The cyst on my cheek shows no sign of going anytime soon. It`s that big and noticeable that it could have it`s own post code (zip code)! Painful to touch too.

More importantly, I feel more positive than I did a couple of days ago.

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Scars have infested my face.They live in colonies and feed on my skin.They are like little rats.Rolling scars are the ministers.Box scars are the working class.With ice scars being the rich businessmen.The ministers being corrupt,i want to get rid of rolling scars...I want my face free of infestations of any kind :(...

I'm getting hallucinations.

# Scarface

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I stopped taking Vitamin C because I read about how almost all ascorbic acid comes from the same source in the States, and is derived from genetically modified corn. Also that ascorbic acid is only one component of Vitamin C and taking just it throws off the balance and confuses the body.

I've also been using high pressure, warm to hot water directly on my face in the shower for a minute or more every day.

My skin is looking better and better every day. Still needs improvement though.

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One source of major stress in my life has been lifted, hopefully things will look up from now on. I'm about to megadose on Vitamin D2, as per my new doctor's instructions. She's one of the highest rated holistic & western doctors in my area and has helped many people, so I decided to trust her. But I won't take 50,000IU in one sitting...I'll try to puncture the capsule and empty half of it so that I'll only take 25,000, which still seems like a lot for a small person like me.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Feeling slightly better today! It's stopped hurting now which probably helps. My face looks quite red with hyperpigmentation but it's all gone flat now with the exception of my forehead where I'm still battling the bumps a bit. Here's hoping for no backwards steps now! I'm hoping I might even be able to cover it properly with make-up soon and actually go out. It would be so nice to rejoin the human race! smile.png

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Current Treatment and Products

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Epiduo
320mg Saw Palmetto morning and night
Dianette Oral Contraceptive
Lymecycline Oral Antibiotic
Eliminated Dairy

Acne status: Breaking out horrendously since my four month break from Dianette and it's really getting me down. :(
 


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Left side of my face is clear apart from one or two fading blemishes. However the right side of my face and neck is still a bit of a problem. The cyst on my cheek is still going strong and is now taking on a deep shade of purple. I know from past experience that these critters take a long time to go and leave hp for weeks afterwards. Still got one or two active zits on my neck as well.

Looking forward to tomorrow. It is Brighton Pride day and on a Saturday afternoon, I do voluntary work in a charity shop for a local charity. The shop is in a road where there are a lot of events taking place so should be fun and we should have one or two "interesting" customers. Quite a big turnaround for me as earlier in the week, there was no way I was going to go into work tomorrow.

I know I don`t look great right now but at least I`m feeling less anxious than I did earlier in the week. It`s hard but sometimes you just have to be brave, put yourself out there and crack on with things.

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Hi guys. I don't post much anymore because things are mostly the same. But I wanted to report that I didn't break out AT ALL this past month, including with ovulation and before/during my period. I don't think that has happened....ever?

An entire month with zero acne? And I ate whatever I wanted this month, including sour cream, potatoes, etc. Things that always broke me out in the past. I even had a few bites of a gluten-free pizza from a restaurant that has gluten...something I never would have done. Nothing happened.

I think my eating disorder must have just weakened my digestion so bad that I couldn't digest anything for a long time, and this made me react to food and get acne. It's crazy but once I started eating everything again, my body slowly began learning how to process stuff. I guess this is why so many people who constantly eat junk seem to always have clear skin and so many people who are giving up food groups to heal end up with more acne. I don't know exactly what the answer is... but for me, eating a little bit of a huge variety of foods and not worrying about it seems to be the answer.... Along with properly medicating my skin, of course. But I think it's only a small part of it because in the past, I still always reacted to foods and broke out even while using the regimen... now... honestly this is the most perfect-looking skin I've ever had. I'm not trying to brag about it, but it's amazing and I used to have such horrible acne even 1 year ago. I can only pray it gives some of you guys hope.

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Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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