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The Kindest Reactions To Your Acne

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We have a thread about the meanest things people have said about our acne. It's awful and it shows how insensitive and evil human beings can be.

But humans aren't all that bad. Let's discuss the kindest reactions people have had to our acne.

I'll start:

I never talk about acne with my gf and I can't look her in the eye when something happens to bring attention to my skin. But she tries to show me that it doesn't matter to her: sometimes, when we're all cozy and cuddly, she'll discretely give my pimples little kisses. The first few times it happened I thought it was an accident. Sometimes I still can't believe that there are awesome people like that on earth. It's a little awkward but it's the most beautiful gesture of acceptance I've ever received.

What is your experience?

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We have a thread about the meanest things people have said about our acne. It's awful and it shows how insensitive and evil human beings can be.

But humans aren't all that bad. Let's discuss the kindest reactions people have had to our acne.

I'll start:

I never talk about acne with my gf and I can't look her in the eye when something happens to bring attention to my skin. But she tries to show me that it doesn't matter to her: sometimes, when we're all cozy and cuddly, she'll discretely give my pimples little kisses. The first few times it happened I thought it was an accident. Sometimes I still can't believe that there are awesome people like that on earth. It's a little awkward but it's the most beautiful gesture of acceptance I've ever received.

What is your experience?

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Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

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some how i doubt we'll here as many good ones c'mon man i hate bursting bubbles but lets not get things twisted in, in this reality and in my eyes people are sh!t. i think most people that have visited this section of the site would agree with me... i'm not saying everyone's is just 95% of them -_-

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My kindest reaction.... shifty.gif

The moment when my girlfriend asked me to take my shirt off and I complied...

swallowing up all my pride...

And telling my self to just do it and see what happens...

eusa_pray.gif ....

and BOOM..

Back acne exposed...

She takes a look... smiles wub.png

And pretends it's not even there. rolleyes.gif

Wish she was still around cool.png .. Anyway. Thanks for the good memories...

Wishing you well.

The King of Acne

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Back when I was 19, an old friend of mine from high school contacted me on Myspace wanting to hang out sometime in the near future. Apparently she had liked me back in school, but never had the courage to tell me. Usually when something like this happens, I try to push the girl who's interested in me away because I feel that I'll be wasting her time and I don't want to have to burden girls with being seen in public with a scarred up guy like me. It's just very hard to believe anyone could be attracted to me when my skin is in bad shape.

But she persisted, and I decided to hang out with her because I really liked her as a person and we had some great times back in school, but I messaged her saying "You might be disappointed." Because my skin had gotten a bit worse since high school.

We met up the next day in this little mountain town that is like a hiking/nature lovers spot, I walked up to her feeling terrible about how I look, and the first thing she said was "I'm not disappointed. You're beautiful." and she actually touched my scarred cheek.

Even if it was a white lie or just her being nice, that was the kindest thing anyone has ever said about my skin and I'll never forget that.

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Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

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We met up the next day in this little mountain town that is like a hiking/nature lovers spot, I walked up to her feeling terrible about how I look, and the first thing she said was "I'm not disappointed. You're beautiful." and she actually touched my scarred cheek.

Even if it was a white lie or just her being nice, that was the kindest thing anyone has ever said about my skin and I'll never forget that.

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We met up the next day in this little mountain town that is like a hiking/nature lovers spot, I walked up to her feeling terrible about how I look, and the first thing she said was "I'm not disappointed. You're beautiful." and she actually touched my scarred cheek.

Even if it was a white lie or just her being nice, that was the kindest thing anyone has ever said about my skin and I'll never forget that.

Great girl. Did it go anywhere?


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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"That stuff on your face isn't very healthy". That's the kindest reaction I have ever had. The thing that got me is that she was taking me seriously though. These days I get no feedback about my looks whatsoever.

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I guess when I'm asked "Why are you so down" and I have the balls to confide in a person that my acne scaring is killing me inside and their immediate reaction is "what acne scars?".

I think they are full of it, I mean its pretty obvious. My scars are severe (rolling, ice pick, boxcar...you name it) and I have a super oily face with red patches. It is awful but for whatever reason some people say they don't notice. I don't believe them but I don't argue. It makes me feel human for a few minutes if I get a reaction like that. If they are faking it or not I'll still take it. heh

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I don't think anyone has every said anything nice about my acne, honestly. People have said other nice things to me while having acne, though.

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Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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My mom told me that even though I have acne, I look more handsome than the other guys my age who doesn't have acne.

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I don't think anyone has every said anything nice about my acne, honestly. People have said other nice things to me while having acne, though.

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