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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

I never normally eat bread as it is something that causes me to break out. However yesterday, I ate an egg mayo and salad baguette and this morning I`ve a couple of zits on my cheeks. Physiologically, it is supposedly impossible for a spot to form withn 24 hours but I am convinced that if I eat certain foods/beverages, spots can appear within hours. Does anyone else experience this or am I completely mad?

 


It's a total myth that breakouts take that long to form. Seriously, I have no idea where it came from. It sounds like something someone just made up back in the day and people started believing; I can break out within minutes of eating something I'm allergic to. Seconds, even.

 

thanks! I hope so, I'm trying to keep it together...it's been one thing after the other, with no break in between. I hardly got any sleep in the past week from stress, it was just a snowball of unfortunate events. On top of everything, I'm pretty sure I got scammed online and have received a blackmail email, so now I am also worried about my privacy and safety. I have been dealing with filing police reports and changing bank accounts and all that on top of it. The blackmail is what scares me the most. How did my life get so messed up in a matter of days? I just came on here to vent, not even the police can do anything to help me. I don't know if there's anything else I can do about it now, I just hope nothing else will happen. eusa_pray.gif

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

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?!!



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

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.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

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 :( That sounds like something I would do (romantic film and getting all depressed) - Sounds sad huh? :P

 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!



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

thanks for the support. My life was turned upside down, and suddenly the acne is the least of my problems. A few months ago everything was fine, and then it all went downhill from there and this latest thing was the final straw for me. I took the necessary precautions to protect me against identity theft, but it's scary to know that someone has your information and could use it at anytime. Plus, now I'm paranoid about my computer being hacked. Every time I say, how much worse could it get, it gets  worse. I feel like I'm jinxing myself and I can't catch a break. A few months ago my life was really good compared to the mess that it is now. I'm going to try to be strong and get through this...I just wish my family didn't live so far away. 



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:59 AM

Just wanted to say hi to everyone as am feeling totally fed up this morning.
Wishclean, I will pray for you and hope that things untangle and get better for you soon.
I had 2 coffes last wee and had no choice but to take milk(yuk!) Broke out with 24 hours..:(

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

Hi everyone!

 

So, my turn... I've acne since 13. I'm now 24... I can't leave my house without makeup... :-/ Since last year, my acne is mostly on my jaw line and lower cheeks. On the rest of my face i have lots of blackheads (forehead, nose, cheeks and chin), like i always had.. So, i think it's hormonal. It's mostly comedonal, i have lots of flesh colored bumps on my jaw line, and then they get inflamed and turn into pimples. It's like a cycle, sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse. I get hyperpigmentation so easily :( 

 

I must say i never went to a derm. I don't know exacly why. Maybe because i'll have to try lots of different medication, and it's a trial all the way until finding something that works. I was prescribed the pill, Diane 35, but it only "cured" my back acne. Now i changed the BCP (i was taking diane for too long) and my back acne is back. But BCP never worked for my face. I still had oily skin and pimples.

 

Early this year, i was prescribed Cyproterone Acetate, which was supposed to control my acne after i stopped diane. Well, it was supose to help, but made things waaay worse. I was supposed to took it in the first ten pills of my BC each month. In the second month i realize what this drug was doing to my face (in the first month i thought it was some new skincare i was using). My skin was soo oily, that half an hour after i washed my face, i felt the oil form on my skin and melting like crazy. Awful feeling! 5 days later, my face had 6 new pimples where i normally don't break out, my jaw line was full of bumps, my skin texture was soo rough, and my forehead was full of tiny red bumps. A disaster! As soon as i realize it was the cyproterone, i stopped taking it, and things got better. I started to use Effaclar Duo to repair the damage, and today, almost 3 months later, i see improvements, luckly. It's so stupid when doctors prescribe these things without knowing which kind of hormonal imbalance i have... -.-

 

But i still have persistent acne on my jaw line... although my face is a lot brighter and the tone is more even (i started to use aspirin in my toner, which made a significant improvement in just one week) and i end up using a lot less makeup than before :) And oily skin is somethings taht really bothers me... i have to blot all day...and i'm very self conscious about it.

 

So, i heard here in acne.org that zinc can help with acne and oily skin. I just order some in the internet. It has also copper in it, which will help keep things balanced. But i heard that it can low estrogen through time. So, this means it can interfere with BC?

 

If zinc won't do anything to me, i will make an appointment with a derm after summer.

 

Yesterday i talked again with my boyfriend about my low self esteem because of my skin... He understands but thinks i'm overreacting because such small thing... Well,  not for me... :/

 

Hopping for better days.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:33 AM

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!

 

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? 



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

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


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

Grrrr! The right-side of my neck is breaking out yet again and I`ve got what looks like a cyst developing on my right cheekbone - it`s very red and inflamed. The same old negative thoughts about being hideous, repulsive and ugly are kicking in.

 

 

I never normally eat bread as it is something that causes me to break out. However yesterday, I ate an egg mayo and salad baguette and this morning I`ve a couple of zits on my cheeks. Physiologically, it is supposedly impossible for a spot to form withn 24 hours but I am convinced that if I eat certain foods/beverages, spots can appear within hours. Does anyone else experience this or am I completely mad?

 


It's a total myth that breakouts take that long to form. Seriously, I have no idea where it came from. It sounds like something someone just made up back in the day and people started believing; I can break out within minutes of eating something I'm allergic to. Seconds, even.

 

Thanks for confirming that Deja. For what it`s worth, I`m blaming the current mini-breakout that I have firmly on the fact that I have had bread, cappuccinos, dairy and a roast dinner in the past few days. So annoying  - especially when I work with people who can eat crap like cakes, biscuits, sweets and crisps all day and have perfect skin.

 

Reading through some of the posts on here and in other threads, I know some of you are going through a tough time right now. Hang in there everyone - my thoughts are with you.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

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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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

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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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:58 AM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:28 AM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:20 AM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

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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