Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:57 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:27 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:39 PM
I am only 16 years old, but i have had acne for 4 years, and i can honestly say that a day has not gone by were i don't think about my acne. I have pretty much just put my life on hold while i wait and hope that my skin gets clear enough for me to be confident again.
I only have one whitehead3 on my face at the moment, but i still have red skin, enlarged pores and a really low self-esteem. I didn't realize how many people actually had acne. I don't go out much, but every time i go to my local supermarket i see at least one person with acne every time i am there.
- Sorry for my bad grammar, acne sort of interfered with my education
Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:33 AM
Just remember there are plenty of girls with acne who feel and worry the same way about guys not wanting them because of their acne. I know up to about a few months ago when my acne came back after accutane, it did huge damage on my self esteem in going out and approaching guys. At the end of the day, stressing about it just makes it worse. I am a teacher and one of my young students asked me what happened to my face.. at first it hurt real bad but I am learning to live with it for now. I know speaking for myself I would not judge a guy at all for having acne. -Jessica
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:05 AM
Tired of being lonely and feeling like a loser and seeing my bumpy scars in the mirror. Tired of spending Friday nights alone. I have very few friends now because I stopped hanging out with old ones awhile ago due to being ashamed of my skin. Also I've been single for awhile and I just wish something would work out with a girl so I can at least feel attractive and be alittle happy....last night my sister and her boyfriend and my cousin and her boyfriend went to my other cousins house, who is married. They wanted me to go, but of course I did not because I don't have a girl to bring. It makes me even more depressed and critical of myself knowing that and makes me feel more ugly. I was actually supposed to hangouts with a girl that I met at a new years eve party bland she was supposed to text me but she never did and I know it was a bad idea but I texted her to see watsup, and she still dent answer. I know you have to fix yourself first and I have been trying to work on myself by working out and I write but I have a really low self esteem and not much confidence at all....I just feel like nothing ever goes my way and next thing I know I am in my room crying feeling ugly and wondering why not one girl I ever talk to can like me. Out of the few friends I have now, I have only hungout with one recently, I just don't feel as comfortable with the others. Its like everyone around me has someone and then there I am still alone and of course I am the only one with acne....just had to put this out there thanks.
I could relate to you! I made a topic similar to this. I plan to travel by myself and enjoy life on my own. It is possible to enjoy life on your own! I want to cycle for up to 100 miles and increase that slowly. I need to save up to buy one of those expensive road bicycle. Oh, and I am thinking of going to church to be inspired.
Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.
Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.
Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.
I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!
I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:16 PM
Keep your head up man. Acne sucks but its a part of us and we just have to find a way to deal. Whatever topical you're on, give it at least 3 months and at most 6 months. Emotionally, force yourself to go out, even when you feel like shit-it helps. I am single as well and even though i date, its been forever since i was in a fulfilling relationship and its mostly due to my lack of confidence and such. Eventually, i'll have to find a way to accept myself, imprefections and all. You can do it too hun. Just know that we are all more than our impefections.
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.
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.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:13 PM
I feel the same way. Both my best friends have boyfriends, and they seem to attract more guys than me. or maybe that's all in my head. Acne really does fuck up my mind. Sometimes I feel kinda dumb being a third wheeler, but eh..at least I got my cat and a lot of other things to keep me occupied, like learning to cook, and finding other cool hobbies,become a better person and work on my self-esteem...but sometimes, I do feel lonely and I'd like to share these interests with a significant other. The time will come one day, que sera sera...
Edited by Stella the diver, 29 May 2013 - 09:20 PM.
My daily routine:
Morning : Wash face with Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash, moisturize with Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer w/ spf30
Before bedtime: Wash face with Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash and apply Tactuo on affected areas
Medication: 100 mg Minocycline/day
Primer: B.Kamins Corrective Mattifier
Foundation: Mary Kay Timewise Matte-wear foundation
Set: Revlon Photoready Translucent Finisher
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