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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:00 PM

Today is pretty horrible, I currently have no support from my mom at all, and I need her most. She tells me that many people will struggle with it for years and I will have accept it that I will have it for a long time. My new regimen : I am starting to show signs of being allergic to the new products I've been prescribed , just like with other topical treatments it starts to burn my face, I get red indented lines under my eyes , then I get hives ... My mum believes I am lying just so I can get Accutane.... I don't know what to say anymore



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:09 AM

feeling good but realizing that since my skin is having more good days and in combination of wearing a light makeup - i now feel it difficult to leave the house without it, when my skin was really bad or just bad I would never wear makeup for fear of making it worse. So now I have like a different type of insecurity =\ having uneven skin tone and marks, or the occasional pimple or two .. or three.

Story of my life haha

I know what you mean.

My skin was quite bad in high school and I never wore makeup. I did start wearing makeup regularly when I started uni and when my skin was still bad - so I did have that insecurity of having bad skin and feeling like I had to wear makeup, but even when my skin improved a bit on the regimen and I had time when it was basically just marks, I still couldn't face leaving the house without a bit of makeup on.

I still want to get to a point where I do feel fine without makeup because I don't like wearing it but feel I have to. 

 

That's great your skin is still doing so well! :)


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:40 PM

Today is pretty horrible, I currently have no support from my mom at all, and I need her most. She tells me that many people will struggle with it for years and I will have accept it that I will have it for a long time. My new regimen : I am starting to show signs of being allergic to the new products I've been prescribed , just like with other topical treatments it starts to burn my face, I get red indented lines under my eyes , then I get hives ... My mum believes I am lying just so I can get Accutane.... I don't know what to say anymore

You're not alone.  It's  sometimes very difficult for people without acne to understand what we go through.  I find it best to smile and keep it moving.  I can relate to having your skin suddenly be sensitive to topicals.  I was on Dan's Regimen for over a year and then suddenly, i developed eczema on my face.  I tried BP in small amounts and had the same reaction.  Now i got precribed retionoids and i am hesitant to use it.  Keep your head up hun.


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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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:09 AM

Today is pretty horrible, I currently have no support from my mom at all, and I need her most. She tells me that many people will struggle with it for years and I will have accept it that I will have it for a long time. My new regimen : I am starting to show signs of being allergic to the new products I've been prescribed , just like with other topical treatments it starts to burn my face, I get red indented lines under my eyes , then I get hives ... My mum believes I am lying just so I can get Accutane.... I don't know what to say anymore

How old are you?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

Feeling blessed in spite of acne.  I am realizing what a great group of friends and family i have who has been and will be there for me no matter what i look like.  I also have my faith which has been with me at my high and low points.

 

Thank God


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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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:26 AM

in a matter of days I go from feeling good to bad. Great.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:20 AM

hate.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

I'm so scared right now... I have an infected wound from an insect bite and it is on my cheek.. It has been a week now and it's still filled with pus.... It looks sooo disgusting... I have been covering it up lately with concealer but i dont know how much more of it i can still cover now....it is 1cm and its round and yellow.. The skin around is already darkening and still reddish on the outer part..... Oh GOD....

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.....


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:02 PM

Hey guys, i'm new to acne.org!

        My acne was really bad last year, i mean it was all over my face: small red bumps covering every possible surface of the face. I was so insecure, I didn't really have good make up, and no face wash or treatment I tried was working.

        This year and over the summer, its gotten SO much better, all on its own! But what i'm left with is not only a few pimples now and then, but the nasty hyper-pigmentation left on my skin - the ghosts of pimples-pastgrinwink.gif I found acne.org a month ago, and my products for the regiment literally just arrived on my door steps, 4 days after I ordered it! Speedy delivery guys! 

        Im really excited, and I want to keep updating my progress on this site, I just don't know how to make my own blog post? I clicked on blog in my profile, but there isn't a button I can post with:(

       If anyone can help out, that would be great, and if anyone has the same-ish skin as I do, i'd love to get to know you!

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:47 AM

Hey guys, i'm new to acne.org!

        My acne was really bad last year, i mean it was all over my face: small red bumps covering every possible surface of the face. I was so insecure, I didn't really have good make up, and no face wash or treatment I tried was working.

        This year and over the summer, its gotten SO much better, all on its own! But what i'm left with is not only a few pimples now and then, but the nasty hyper-pigmentation left on my skin - the ghosts of pimples-pastI found acne.org a month ago, and my products for the regiment literally just arrived on my door steps, 4 days after I ordered it! Speedy delivery guys! 

        Im really excited, and I want to keep updating my progress on this site, I just don't know how to make my own blog post? I clicked on blog in my profile, but there isn't a button I can post with:(

       If anyone can help out, that would be great, and if anyone has the same-ish skin as I do, i'd love to get to know you!

 

- Liv<3

Hey Liv :)

You can make a blog by clicking on community at the top of the site and selecting blog from the drop down. Then you should see a create new blog option to the right (a black button)

Alternatively, a lot of people create a thread in the personal logs section (there's a regimen logs section too) of the site to track progress and use it like a blog. 

 

All the best with the regimen - follow it as closely as possible and hang in there - patience is key :) Hopefully it goes well for you


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:16 AM

Sucks man. :(

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

Feeling in limbo.  My personal life is awesome, spiritual life is good, emotional life....a work in progress....acne life - keep on keeping on.


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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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:44 AM

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Hahahahaha, well my face is clear, but I come here for the LOLs.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

Too tired to care ATM


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.

 

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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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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

MgX - you should see a doctor if its not improving


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

My skin is breaking out quite a lot this week - they're really red and noticeable too :/ And a couple are a little painful

I'm annoyed because I'd signed up to do a fun run this weekend with some girls from uni and now the idea of going out in public without makeup,  when my skin is looking worse than it has been, is really making me want to not do it... It's pointless to wear makeup when you know you'll be spending most of the day in the sun exercising. 

So I'm hoping it at least calms down a little by the event day. And that I can somehow be confident enough for the day - forget what I look like and go out and enjoy it. 


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:33 PM

My skin is breaking out quite a lot this week - they're really red and noticeable too :/ And a couple are a little painful

I'm annoyed because I'd signed up to do a fun run this weekend with some girls from uni and now the idea of going out in public without makeup,  when my skin is looking worse than it has been, is really making me want to not do it... It's pointless to wear makeup when you know you'll be spending most of the day in the sun exercising. 

So I'm hoping it at least calms down a little by the event day. And that I can somehow be confident enough for the day - forget what I look like and go out and enjoy it. 

Go and have fun.  Once i'm out and away from the damn mirror, its like my acne is someone else's problem.  Let yourself have this moment.



Broke out in 3-4 inflammed pimples on my right inner cheek.  Inflammed acne on forehead and right mouth/jaw area.  Wanted to start my topicals tonight but decided to hell with it.  Gonna hold out a little longer (ideally i'd want to wait till June 30th but something tells me my will power is not that strong.  Feel anxious as all hell 


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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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:18 AM

My skin is breaking out quite a lot this week - they're really red and noticeable too :/ And a couple are a little painful

I'm annoyed because I'd signed up to do a fun run this weekend with some girls from uni and now the idea of going out in public without makeup,  when my skin is looking worse than it has been, is really making me want to not do it... It's pointless to wear makeup when you know you'll be spending most of the day in the sun exercising. 

So I'm hoping it at least calms down a little by the event day. And that I can somehow be confident enough for the day - forget what I look like and go out and enjoy it. 

Go and have fun.  Once i'm out and away from the damn mirror, its like my acne is someone else's problem.  Let yourself have this moment.



Broke out in 3-4 inflammed pimples on my right inner cheek.  Inflammed acne on forehead and right mouth/jaw area.  Wanted to start my topicals tonight but decided to hell with it.  Gonna hold out a little longer (ideally i'd want to wait till June 30th but something tells me my will power is not that strong.  Feel anxious as all hell 

Thanks for the encouragement Sasch.

 

The run was today and I'm glad I went. It was a lot of fun. I knew how I looked wouldn't matter especially because after doing a 5k course you're going to look a mess but also because it was the colour run so you're completely covered in coloured powder by the end. Such a mess and it'll be interesting to see if my skin reacts to it in the next few days. But I'm going to keep in mind that it was worth it to get out and have fun with friends and get some good exercise done.

I was also happy with myself for leaving the house with no makeup and being fine with it. Maybe I'll be able to start doing that for uni most days too...

To my surprise most of the girls I did the event with actually did wear some sort of makeup - not that they needed it of course. (Maybe it goes to show the 'reliance' / 'security blanket' effect makeup has on a lot of women - even those who have gorgeous skin and looks without it).

 

Hope your skin calms down soon Sasch. Don't rush into the topicals if you don't feel ready for them or like your skin will 'cope' with them. Maybe use this time to really focus on the emotional / mental health aspect of acne and 'repairing' that. Might help with the anxious feeling too. I've been trying more meditation type things lately which could be something to keep in mind


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

 

My skin is breaking out quite a lot this week - they're really red and noticeable too :/ And a couple are a little painful

I'm annoyed because I'd signed up to do a fun run this weekend with some girls from uni and now the idea of going out in public without makeup,  when my skin is looking worse than it has been, is really making me want to not do it... It's pointless to wear makeup when you know you'll be spending most of the day in the sun exercising. 

So I'm hoping it at least calms down a little by the event day. And that I can somehow be confident enough for the day - forget what I look like and go out and enjoy it. 

Go and have fun.  Once i'm out and away from the damn mirror, its like my acne is someone else's problem.  Let yourself have this moment.



Broke out in 3-4 inflammed pimples on my right inner cheek.  Inflammed acne on forehead and right mouth/jaw area.  Wanted to start my topicals tonight but decided to hell with it.  Gonna hold out a little longer (ideally i'd want to wait till June 30th but something tells me my will power is not that strong.  Feel anxious as all hell 

Thanks for the encouragement Sasch.

 

The run was today and I'm glad I went. It was a lot of fun. I knew how I looked wouldn't matter especially because after doing a 5k course you're going to look a mess but also because it was the colour run so you're completely covered in coloured powder by the end. Such a mess and it'll be interesting to see if my skin reacts to it in the next few days. But I'm going to keep in mind that it was worth it to get out and have fun with friends and get some good exercise done.

I was also happy with myself for leaving the house with no makeup and being fine with it. Maybe I'll be able to start doing that for uni most days too...

To my surprise most of the girls I did the event with actually did wear some sort of makeup - not that they needed it of course. (Maybe it goes to show the 'reliance' / 'security blanket' effect makeup has on a lot of women - even those who have gorgeous skin and looks without it).

 

Hope your skin calms down soon Sasch. Don't rush into the topicals if you don't feel ready for them or like your skin will 'cope' with them. Maybe use this time to really focus on the emotional / mental health aspect of acne and 'repairing' that. Might help with the anxious feeling too. I've been trying more meditation type things lately which could be something to keep in mind

 

The important thing is that you went and had an awesome time.  Every time we treat ourselves well, that's a loss for acne.

 

My eczema is totally gone but it is fear of bringing it back that is keeping me from using it.  I also am interested in seeing what my true acne may look like without treatment (scary thought).  After speaking to someone on the holistic boards, i also want to try the diet things again by way of an elimination diet starting with just fish, veggies and sweet potatoes.  Restrictive, i know but i am running out of options.  I can't have my skin go back to the way it was in summer 2011 and summer 2012 (how i wish the regimen was still an option as it helped my skin soooooo much).  The good news is that I have the support of God on my side so i know i am never alone in this struggle.  Also, i have you wonderful folks from the org.  Lastly, my newest derm seems like a sweet woman who is willing to work with me.  She has emailed me twice to check up on how i'm doing with my skin so i'm happy about that.  Besides all that, my life is going well.  I guess i just need to be more patient.


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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Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

Acne worsening daily....feeling discouraged.  Feeling like a big failure.  Wish i had someone in my life to talk to


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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