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It's Not All Doom And Gloom :)

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I was Googling acne topics just now and came across this article, it has made me feel a bit better about my skin. Don't know how long my good mood will last, but it's better than nothing! Have a read guys, hope it does the same for you :)

http://www.wikihow.com/See-the-Positive-Effects-of-Acne

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Though this article highlights some great points about how we can spin acne into a positive thing, the images that accompany it are not really fitting, seeing as how the woman barely even has a single spot. All I see is some flaky skin around her chin. Most of us on this site are suffering way worse than what is portrayed. I might be reading too far into it, but still, this is something to consider. If I looked at myself in the mirror and just saw some flaky skin around my chin, I won't be nearly as down as I am now about my face. I consider myself to have moderate acne, currently and I've been on Solodyn and Ziana for 1.5 months without any DRASTIC changes in my complexion. Now THAT is frustrating and disappointing.

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Chin up, everyone.


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Thank you Ibiza, I enjoyed the article. It made me laugh out loud to hear acne being spoken about in such a light-hearted, casual manner. The bullet points on the positive effects of acne reflect everything I've been telling myself (and others) for years, and it's never mattered how bad or good my acne has looked. Like the article says: "Just remember that it can always be worse, but more importantly, it can always get better too. You're in for a long battle. Find ways to cope with it."

I agree, the pics were a little minor, but perhaps the point of the article is that no matter the severity of your acne, the real struggle is in accepting it? At least that's what I garnered from it...:)

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"It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.

It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others,

that love should come to cure us - else what use is love at all?"

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Though this article highlights some great points about how we can spin acne into a positive thing, the images that accompany it are not really fitting, seeing as how the woman barely even has a single spot. All I see is some flaky skin around her chin. Most of us on this site are suffering way worse than what is portrayed. I might be reading too far into it, but still, this is something to consider. If I looked at myself in the mirror and just saw some flaky skin around my chin, I won't be nearly as down as I am now about my face. I consider myself to have moderate acne, currently and I've been on Solodyn and Ziana for 1.5 months without any DRASTIC changes in my complexion. Now THAT is frustrating and disappointing.

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I am so printing this out as well as the 'coping with acne' piece. In my 15+ years of having acne, i have never accepted myself with it, living by the 'when i clear up' mantra. Well that mantra sucks ass.

Thanks so much for sharing


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.

James 1:2-4

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.


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