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#7141 scco

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

The reality of laser resurfacing down the road seems like a reality.  Seeing all the old scars resurface with fat volume loss from age and stress on my chin makes me argh.  Will I ever want my picture taken or feel worthy of admiration again?  When can I accept that I'll never look like an airbrushed 19 yr old?  Typing that looked so ridiculous, I feel a little better. 

 

For you teens above, don't pick!  See an aesthetician and get informed about mild peels and diet changes and do not let this interfere with your dreams and other interests! 

Believe me, I'll be 19 in 10 days, we aren't all airbrushed.

I'm already on a diet and I can't just get any decent peeling since I'm coming off accutane. I'm getting one anyways, but it's supervised by a dermatologist so I guess I'll just trust her. Doing one by myself seems like a stupid idea in my situation.



#7142 scco

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

I woke up feeling kinda 'meh' about it. Better than the last days, but still feeling down and neglecting everything other than my skin.

However it changed when I decided to update my skin diary. I took some pictures and one of them really showed these clogged pores. I feel disgusting. My skin is deteriorating and there's nothing I can do about it. Accutane didn't cure me apparently. I'm closer to giving up than I've ever been.

I think I'm just going to avoid people until I can get help on the 12th. I've placed all my faith in that peeling/derm appointment. If it fails... Well, I don't know what I'm going to do then but it won't good...

These are the pictures http://imgur.com/a/nBEkj the last one really shows the problem. (and yes I know that I need to shave and get a haircut, but at the moment I don't have the energy for it.)


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

Blahhh. I was babysitting for a family member and the kid just turned four, so I was reading a bedtime story and at the end when i was saying good night she turned to me and said "Uncle why is your face so weird?"…..Like ouch, I honestly think it looks better than it did….But now I just feel like shit again, I know she is just a kid but it still hurts ya know? 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

Hello everybody.

 

After taking antibiotics i've been somewhat clear for the last year or so, but now my acne has come back all over my chin and forehead.

 

During this year i havent had to care about acne at all, so i returned to my old life, partying everyday, smoking everything i had near me, eating all kind of unhealthy foods, the college life to the extreme, to the point i started not to give a damn about my appearance (i even got a couple tattoos, and im supossed to be a lawyer), and i guess my acne came back slowly.

 

But after failling most asignatures i have realised i need to change my life, and this morning, when i was trying to dress up like a good boy, combing my hair etc etc. i looked at the mirror and saw what a year of unhealthy living did to my skin. My chin is right now all red everything, and my forehead is full of red marks and little spots.

 

Im so depressed that i needed to vent, thats why im telling yall this.

 

Thank you for reading and excuse my english.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:02 AM

I woke up feeling kinda 'meh' about it. Better than the last days, but still feeling down and neglecting everything other than my skin.

However it changed when I decided to update my skin diary. I took some pictures and one of them really showed these clogged pores. I feel disgusting. My skin is deteriorating and there's nothing I can do about it. Accutane didn't cure me apparently. I'm closer to giving up than I've ever been.

I think I'm just going to avoid people until I can get help on the 12th. I've placed all my faith in that peeling/derm appointment. If it fails... Well, I don't know what I'm going to do then but it won't good...

These are the pictures http://imgur.com/a/nBEkj the last one really shows the problem. (and yes I know that I need to shave and get a haircut, but at the moment I don't have the energy for it.)

Your skin actually looks really good from your pics.  I advise that you still get out and live even with acne.  This past month and a half has been horrendous acne wise but i've been out everyday and its been great!  You can't base your happiness level on your skin as it may never get to the level you want.  Clogged pores are hard to treat but they ca be treated (and accutane for the most part does not do much for these )

 

Wait for your appt and see what happens, don't try too many things in the mean time and go out and live

 

Also, if your skin can deal, retin a is good for that sort of thing and you shouldn't purge as much due to the accutane.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:17 AM

Sorry scco but you can't complain. Your skin is great.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

Sorry scco but you can't complain. Your skin is great.

At the moment it's not that terrible, but this is exactly how my acne started before, little clogged pores pop out of nowhere and after a few weeks they all decide to inflame at the same time. I just get anxious that it's all going to start all over again.

I'm the kind of person who's more obsessed over the details than over the bigger picture. I could deal with the real acne, it certainly affected me (but a whole lot less) but these smaller blemishes drive me insane.



I'm feeling better today. I've thrown all my acne stuff in the back of my closet except for my face wash. It wasn't doing anything anyways and felt relieving.

I've been considering getting a buzz cut for a while now, symbolic to a fresh start, I could use one right now.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

Seeing myself in the mirror today was like being punched in the vagina.

Thought it was getting better whistling.gif(

Thats how I feel whenever I look in a mirror in public…. I can look in the mirror at home and say "Hey I don't look so bad today"….Then I go out in public and I notice people looking at me and I look in a mirror either in the store or in my car and its like I'm looking at a map of mountains and valleys.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

Not happy at all today..really hating it. I think I'm purging with my new Priori stuff, its hard to tell but its possible. Seems more worse than yesterday..I can't seem to stop squeezing shit out!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

I feel down. skin texture looking good due to retin a but overall acne is bad it cleared up fully after 2 month then came back:(

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

Don't you hate it when you're hanging out with a group of people and one person decides to make wise cracks about your acne out loud in front of everyone?....and even better when the rest of the people just give each other awkward side glances or sly smiles instead of sticking up for you?

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

Headed to work with a whitehead a big one tht I don't know how to cover ugh! I refuse to pop it i don't want any more scarring:(

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

Hi everyone... I agree, we all have to live with acne and the demons that come with it, and not let it hold us back. Today my skin turned bumpy on one side of my face, I got a few hard bumps I haven't had in months, and it was rough. I'm positive they will go down though, I just need to get back on track with healthy eating because my skin looks decent apart from that little patch of red bumps. 

Today I did something very embarrassing. I sent a photo of my acne to my boyfriend, and of course he said it doesn't look bad or infected (even though I picked and made things worse). This showed me that I'm finally with a genuine person who appreciates me for me, and the best part is that he doesn't think less of me in any way. Too bad he is leaving in 4 days and I might never see him again :(



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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 AM

I picked some things that were healing well, had a surge of flaking skin in the usual place. I feel like I'll never be back to normal, that this is the worst I've ever injured my face over the past several months. All I see is uneven texture. I brought everything going on that's bad in my life myself with my f----ng skin.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:16 AM

have had zero breakouts for awhile, old ones are starting to fade

 

looking good for now



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Posted Yesterday, 07:29 AM


Seeing myself in the mirror today was like being punched in the vagina.

Thought it was getting better http:////dn4iqhjvtt39e.cloudfront.net/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif(

Thats how I feel whenever I look in a mirror in public. I can look in the mirror at home and say "Hey I don't look so bad today".Then I go out in public and I notice people looking at me and I look in a mirror either in the store or in my car and its like I'm looking at a map of mountains and valleys.

Exactly. A big low blow :-(

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Posted Yesterday, 08:22 AM

i woke up with the worst skin ive had in a year or so, acne is now present in my chin, jawline and forehead.

 

Not wearing contact lenses just so i dont have to look at the mirror.

 

If i try to dress up properly, i look like a nerd all skinny and with acne, so i have to go around showing off tattoos and looking like pete doherty at his worst






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