Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:28 AM
i suffered from acne since the age of 14.... now im 25....
i had sever acne.... big cyst .name it.. i have it.
when i was at school, i had to cover my big cysts with either a lipsticks or a marker (i know its sad).... it really made my school life a living hell... i had tried a lot of products and none of them seems to work.
it carried on for a very long time til the age of 23 when it becomes milder... thank god.... but still i get occasional big acne every now and then specially when i dye my hair or change shampoo etc.now at the age of 25.... my acne seems to deminished but it leaves me with nasty scaring...
i always delete my pictures on fb or any pictures that shows my scars coz it just reminds me of how blooody ugly it is and how it knocks your confidence by a very huge margin. i felt like i had to show to people in this website how bad my scars are and hopefully not get any hate cooments or discusting comments as people on here have problems..... for a good number of years......
i have been using an astringent.. yes i know its really bad for ur skin and you must avoid the sun coz it can damage ur skin but its the only thing that works for me... if i didnt use it, my face wouldve been covered with lots of acne... that would give me two big problems, the acnes and the scars.. soo even if its bad i stick with it.. i just made sure i put lots and lots of sunblock and moisturizer if i go out... now speaking about going out, i tried not go out unless needed due to the fact that it shows my acne scars all over my face on a daylight. i had to wear light make up to cover it... yes i know im a man but id rather put some make up to cover it that just to stay in doors the whole time...
i never go out without some make up on (light lols) and i always have a longer hair as you can see in the pictures becoz it my hair hides the most discusting area of my face... the forehead, and both sides of my face specially in the middle ... i dont know how long i can stay like this..
. im now 25 and still not happy with the way how i look... people say, dont let it run your life... etc... well... but it really is not the same .... everytime someone says that im just like ok ok ok.... when i know to myself that it is not ok or will never be ok..... if i win a lottery or something( just little money not even the jackpot ) i would like to have my face done.. i wanna be able to go out, looking good and not worry about my face at all.... when it will happen i dont know .... but thats what im clinging to at the moment.. sorry about this post.. i just thought i needed to let it out
once again, im zach, 25 year old from kent, england
a sad boy who just wanna live a normal life without acne.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:50 AM
You're not alone buddy, we're all facing similar feelings and emotions. It's a battle but you need to be in control of it at the end of the day.
Don't let the outside world get you down. It's whats on the inside that matters. I fully haven't accepted this but as you get older your psychological state of mind improves, and you are slowly able to find peace and harmony with not only yourself but the world around you. Easier said than done but until some magical cure comes along it really is your only option.
And you know what, I look at your photos and see just a normal guy. F*ck the scars I say, just keep rocking your cool hair style and your nice smile and the real people in your life will see you for who you are.
We are all going through this together, and look how brave you are putting your photos up for the world to see. I'm hiding behind my computer.
Chin up buddy. Be strong and carry on. Viva la vida!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:39 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:53 AM
its summer in here but i cant even go out and enjoy the sun coz of how conscious i look..
@justmeuk now i havent done any treatment for scars... i cant afford any of those.. im relying exatcly on lemon juice and praying that it would work
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:19 AM
Also, be happy that your battle with acne is over! Girls are more turned off by acne than acne scars. In fact a lot of girls don't care about acne scars! You can still be attractive with scars.
Try and keep your head up, and not care about what other people think.
Edited by trendycat, 02 April 2012 - 01:24 AM.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:30 PM
Check out my forum thread for my story with lots of photos.
I had the same scars as you and I have got rid of most of them.
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