If One More Person Mentions Proactive....
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:48 PM
Seriously. I'm glad to hear it worked for them and all. Great! But that doesn't mean it will work for me. I tried it many years ago and it was too rough and scratched my skin up.
And while I don't mind the friendly advice, its the fact that people look at my face the moment acne is brought up and just start saying what I should do.
Maybe its just a nasty side of me, which I don't like being, but even the sweetest people that say that to me always end up making me kinda mad. I'll let it go of course but its just....there are so many people throwing around what they do left and right and they don't have the same skin as me. Hell no one does.
Of course here I feel like its different. Everyones gone through that experience where someone looks at their face and says, " Looks like you have acne. Hey try _____! It worked great for me! " and seem to be more sensitive to it.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who sometimes gets a little bit irritated. And even though I DO appreciate that they are just trying to help, it ends up making me feel really self conscious, because I try to forget that people notice.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:31 PM
I could see why your pissed...I would be too.
Not to take anything away from you or your thread, but if no one EVER says anything to me about my skin, is it because its not as noticeable as I think it is?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:34 PM
Whenever someone thoughtlessly offers flippant advice, I find that I have to consciously restrain myself.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:42 PM
Edited by FlaggLives, 16 August 2012 - 09:42 PM.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:58 PM
But you know what? The funny thing is that if instead of acne, it had been some other ailment or injury she had asked about, I would not have reacted as angrily, I'm not sure what to make of that...
Edited by lorman, 16 August 2012 - 11:01 PM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:37 PM
I remember a long time ago some older guy came into my work and he says "get that taken care of, boy! you're a good looking young man, don't let that get out of hand" I wanted to be like "you have no idea what I go through 24/7 just to try and keep these terrible skin issues at bay!" Pissed me off so much. I guess he was just trying to be nice, but people who have never had acne are clueless in that respect.
total jerk. what gets me more upset is when they do it publicly. like atleast be respectful enuff to give me skin advice privately!
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:58 PM
I actually used Proactiv once when I was younger/didn't know any better (it actually kind of worked after 2 months, but that's another story). It dried out my skin a LOT the first few weeks and my skin had began producing more oil than usual. So I walked up to some of my friends and one of them just looks at me in shock and is like "Oh my god your skin is sooo oily! It looks almost wet!" and all I could do was mumble something about Proactiv drying my skin out and then going to a bathroom to pat my face. It was embarrassing to say the least!
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