How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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Feel a little down today. Had a nastyish spot bubble up throughout the day. Not going to be a giant spot, but it's very red and won't disappear overnight.

Hopefully it's just a little stumbling stone...


When I'm clear, I'm on top of the world. When I have acne, I'm lost.


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What's the point?  Every new breakout is worse than the one before......not depressed, just incredibly frustrated and wondering why even bother with treatments that don't work.  Dealing with over a dozen papules.  I'm 32!  Never thought I'd still be in this position.  4 months of Spiro and almost as bad as when I started.  

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It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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I've got some clogged pores :(

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Not had anything new (well, nothing worth noticing) since Tuesday, but felt really bad today. Couple of things on my face and it's all too much.


When I'm clear, I'm on top of the world. When I have acne, I'm lost.


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Today I feel so fooking done with my face. I emotionally can't handle my acne and ingrown hairs and every fkn hair on my cheeks anymore. I just want to cut my skin off 

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I'm bitter.
I've had acne since I was about 12/13, now I'll be 27 this year. I've had very brief, veeery brief times of decent skin [not clear mind you] through a combination of ways that didn't last. Here I am now, still struggling very much and y'know what? I am seeing wrinkles, in the places where I'd heavily break out, and apply creams. No, not just dry patches, wrinkles. So I went from acne out the wahzoo to aging along with. No nice skin times for me. It makes me angry, I can't deny it. Hell in 10 years, how will I look then??

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"...But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see..."


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I'm tired of wearing my mask! :(
I wear it to hide my acne and I'm tired of the comments I'm receiving! I've gotten comments like "You're Going to Die", "EBOLA", "She Has Ebola, Stay Away From Her", "You Have AIDS"... 
I know better to ignore it but sometimes I just get so frustrated I want to say something!!!
i hate acne. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I know I have to be patient and that it'll hopefully get better in time... :( 
Those comments make me think about the people around me..

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Large cysts on my face that people can't help but point out. I'll never recover.

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Been feeling good for the last 10 days or so about my acne. It's really calmed down.

Just got a couple of very faded red marks and one dying spot which never really came up!

I'm happy, obviously, but still well aware that I had a 10 week run of good skin last year and it all went to crap after that.

Paranoia persists!

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When I'm clear, I'm on top of the world. When I have acne, I'm lost.


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Desperate. Hopeless. Tired. Ugly. Worthless. Accutane is not working, Azithromycin is not working, birth control is not working, healthy diet is not working. There is nothing else i can do. I just want to sleep for months until my skin is clear again. 

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it's my first day on yasmin and my first day of using Erytromicyn. Can't wait for the results (: have been breaking out badly, time for some positivity 

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I'm so over my shitty skin. I hate it more intensely than I have ever hated anything in my life. I just want to look normal. I've suffered with acne long enough, why won't it just go the fuck away?

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My skin is now definitely better than last week but it's still not good. My chin is where i'm breaking out the most. Right now i have 4 pimples extremely close to one another which makes my chin look super red. The guy i'm dating came back from a 2 weeks trip and i absolutely don't feel like seeing him this weekend. Last time i saw him my skin was doing pretty good. I can't wait for this to be over, i'm so tired of feeling like the only girl who has acne (i know it's not true, but thats how i feel) and postponing things.





Update: Why even bother???? Thought i was on the right path but i just looked in the mirror and saw 3 new spots. Awesome. Feel so stupid for actually thinking  my skin would get better. Everytime i think my skin is looking good i start breaking out again, don't know i even have hope. There is NOTHING  i can do to make it go away, i already did everything i could. Sometimes i wonder if the life that i'm living is really worth living... always hiding myself, not going out, thinking about my skin 24/7, avoiding mirrors (any reflective surface actually)...  it's  a shitty life in a shitty world where you have to look "polished" all the time. IMPOSSIBLE to look polished if you have acne. I'm using the world polished because i'm  not even asking to look beautiful, just polished to be able to go out. Sometimes i think i'm being to harsh on myself but then i look in the mirror and change my  mind right away. How can you live a normal life if you can't stand your own image?

Edited by jasminevt

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Got the courage to go out.

covered my zits in makeup (im a guy so thats embarrassing enough). Went to the toilet, saw a new CYST had formed on my right cheek, had a panic attack and came home.

fantastic night. Fantastic life.

Edited by Lore91

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Today is the first day that I just broke down and I haven't cried in a while. My acne isn't SEVERE but we all know it still sucks to not be comfortable in your own skin and have to look at it everyday. :(  I have a bunch of new pimples showing up on my cheeks for some reason?? 

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I just want normal skin that is clear and free of blemishes. I've been on isotretinoin for about 24 weeks and it has stopped my acne, but the damage has been done. My skin just looks dull and blemished, it doesn't look right. Other guys my age have clear skin that just looks "normal". I don't know how else to describe it. When will it be my turn? I am sick of wasting time and effort on my skin. I've been self concious about my skin from 11 years of age and I need a fucking break.

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