How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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The frustration when progress is not linear is aggravating.  Im coming up on 6 months on spiro (1 months @ 50 mg 4 months @ 100mg) and i'm still breaking out very often.  Some days are better than others but there is always some blemishes on my skin.  The days before, during and after my period are the worse.  And as fate would have it, i am smack dab in the middle of a nasty breakout  and i am day 2 into my period. How do people deal with the up and down of acne treatment?  Emotionally, i am dealing with it much better but in all honesty my nerves are frayed.  The day to day of not knowing what to expect of my face is ___________ (fill in the blank).

I wish for the days when i first took accutane and i was crysatl clear.


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 feel like shit cause.... My face is so red, I got 4 new pimples on my cheeks and I woke up to see my right cheek has dried blood (have the habit of touching and maybe scratching my face when I sleep) :(( I just wanna skip college today but I know I can't

Ughh life sucks or my acne sucks

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Wouldn't you know it...just my luck!

I have been clear for a while now and now that I am attending my brother's wedding in less than two weeks I have a mini breakout of three really red cystic spots by my chin. Not really something I should complain about but what timing right? Hmp!

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Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

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I feel horrible whenever I look in the mirror I think that I want to die seriously what is the point of living when you have 1000 fucking zits in your face? And I will probably gets some ugly scars I hate my life my acne makes me fell so depressed I'm thinking of committing suicide 

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2 hours ago, Gunner23 said:

I feel horrible whenever I look in the mirror I think that I want to die seriously what is the point of living when you have 1000 fucking zits in your face? And I will probably gets some ugly scars I hate my life my acne makes me fell so depressed I'm thinking of committing suicide 

Stay strong @Gunner23 I now how you feel it will get better :comfort:
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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
- Exodus 23:25

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19 minutes ago, -John- said:
Stay strong @Gunner23 I now how you feel it will get better :comfort:
Thank you for the kind words I just want to have clear skin is that to much to ask?
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Feeling overwhelmed with all my responsibilities.  Dealing with acne is making it work.  Praying that I can find my way back to that happy, positive and uplifting person I used to be.  


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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Frustrated! I wanted to feel good. I tried to feel better but I just can't. 

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It's unreal to know there's so many of us suffering and when I'm out and about I feel like the only person plagued with acne. Everyone else has perfect skin and then there's me. I have tried to be positive and I've tried to not obsess about it. But the truth is I never stop thinking why does it have to keep happening and keep scarring. Like alot of you have said my social life is practically gone. Confidence and self esteem are at an all time low. The constant acne breakouts has ruined my life. But I want to claim it back im 25 these should be the best years of my life instead of hiding away! Sorry for the rant but the offload is needed

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Not good... Last week I was so happy with my face... I even rang my mum and told her...

Over the past two days I have come up in 7 spots. 4 around my chin/lips and 3 on my left cheek (an area that NEVER gets acne)

And just to make matters worse... In the past 6-7 hours or so an under-the-skin cyst has spawned on my right nostril... it has swollen it and is painful/making it hard to breathe...what did I do to deserve this? I'd honestly rather die than live my life in this constant state of anxiety/depression/fear and pain.

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Horrible, my own mum just said to me "what are you doing to your face?" and "you look scary".

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2 hours ago, Lore91 said:

Not good... Last week I was so happy with my face... I even rang my mum and told her...

Over the past two days I have come up in 7 spots. 4 around my chin/lips and 3 on my left cheek (an area that NEVER gets acne)

And just to make matters worse... In the past 6-7 hours or so an under-the-skin cyst has spawned on my right nostril... it has swollen it and is painful/making it hard to breathe...what did I do to deserve this? I'd honestly rather die than live my life in this constant state of anxiety/depression/fear and pain.

I know how you are feeling.... Last week my skin was crystal clear (not a zit in site). This week I have gotten 4 new pimples including what looks like a cyst in the making on my chin. I never get zits on my chin and this is turning into a cyst. I am so depressed and on top of it I am sick but have to go on a work trip for the next 4 days. I am so embarrassed about my skin that I just want to crawl in a hole and die. This is like my worst nightmare coming true.

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I was feeling good until a so called friend mind you she is in her 40s, tried to be a smart ass.  I was actually talking about my twists in my hair and how I hate them. She goes "What are you talking about ..pimples ? You mean your best friends ?" I told I dont have any pimples..but I was so pissed that she even went there because she struggles with her skin also and she knows Im now under doctor's care.
@Nansunnan -I remember in High School some chick that worked with me was like "You got AIDS on your face ?" 

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I saw my dermatologist a couple days ago and she thought my skin looked a lot better, and I hadn't had a breakout in a few days so I got really excited and happy thinking that I had finally turned a corner and was on my way to clear skin...and of course I got hit with a new breakout today. 5 new zits, just like that. Sigh. I don't know why I even get my hopes up anymore. I guess my skin is still doing better overall but consistently clear skin seems so completely out of reach for me. I'm just so sick of never being able to relax and actually make plans to go out and socialize because it's impossible to predict how my skin is going to look. 

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some days things are just hard !! Maybe if mirrors didn't exist life would be easier 

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My skin's been going downhill. Spots and redness everywhere ... It's exhausting me and making me so upset. I'm back to crying everyday. It just never seems to get better...

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 I have my first book signing on Saturday and wouldn't you know it, brand new cyst right beside my nose...don't you just hate it when you have some cool event coming up and then a new pimple forms just days before?

My glasses kinda/sorta cover it so trying to remain positive and not worry about it too much. I'll still make the best of things and enjoy it as much as I can.


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

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Been on epiduo for err .. A week tonight I believe, and so far not much progress. New spots in new places..

i just dont know what's wrong with my skin.. It's so bumpy and uneven.. Really red and patchy. I just don't know how its all happened or where to go. It's almost like scarring has appeared all over my skin in a month..

i feel like my skin is ruined, and will never be normal. I feel so so scared..

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feeling pretty hopeless, my body is sensitive and the homornal changed spiro caused in my body messed up my face real bad. closed comadones everywhere continue to become inflamed I've been off it for 2 months. tried accutane the side effects were too much (very sensitive body) after a couple months i stopped . breakouts now worse than ever, i kinda feel like I'm an alien when i look in the mirror, like I'm not the human species. 

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I'm on the up. Skin has been a lot better compared to last year since I swapped Differin out for Epiduo.

I still have red marks which I can't even explain where they come from, but it's all good for now!


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


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Acne is pretty well under control but the scarring and texture still really sucks. I decided to go back for more fraxel treatments, meeting my doc tomorrow morning.


“Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”


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Skin is doing great today no active pimples.:Siava:


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
- Exodus 23:25

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