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#1 Ebun321

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:21 AM

So ive had acne for the last 4-5 years. During these years acne has been on my mind most of the time.Sometimes i get these rare moments when i just totally forget i have acne altogether,  then i  suddenly remember again after a few hours or even the next day and its like you just get hit with a load of depression all at once without warning. 1 minute i feel normal then the next minute i feel like i cant even look at myself. My problem isnt even with what others are thinking because i have quite a few friends i just hate the fact that acne has caused me to beat myself up and i seriously cant help it. I am very open minded  i don't believe in racism and i don't stereotype people at all i just take everything as it comes, i am genuinely positive and i  don't get into arguments or fights. I guess acne has really humbled me externally but my confidence in myself has taken a massive blow. Thankfully my acne is starting to clear up but i just feel like even if i get clear i will always be self doubtful . 



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

So ive had acne for the last 4-5 years. During these years acne has been on my mind most of the time.Sometimes i get these rare moments when i just totally forget i have acne altogether,  then i  suddenly remember again after a few hours or even the next day and its like you just get hit with a load of depression all at once without warning. 1 minute i feel normal then the next minute i feel like i cant even look at myself. My problem isnt even with what others are thinking because i have quite a few friends i just hate the fact that acne has caused me to beat myself up and i seriously cant help it. I am very open minded  i don't believe in racism and i don't stereotype people at all i just take everything as it comes, i am genuinely positive and i  don't get into arguments or fights. I guess acne has really humbled me externally but my confidence in myself has taken a massive blow. Thankfully my acne is starting to clear up but i just feel like even if i get clear i will always be self doubtful . 

All my life I've had relatively clear skin until now acne just started attacking my face, no matter what I tried to do its just not getting better :( Every time I pass a mirror or have to wash my face a piece of me dies. I'm drinking sooooo much water, normally I could eat anything but lately i've been way more fruits and vegetables yet still no improvement. I feel hopeless right now i'm on differin and benzyl peroxide and my face is just looking worse each day -sigh-



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:31 PM


So ive had acne for the last 4-5 years. During these years acne has been on my mind most of the time.Sometimes i get these rare moments when i just totally forget i have acne altogether,  then i  suddenly remember again after a few hours or even the next day and its like you just get hit with a load of depression all at once without warning. 1 minute i feel normal then the next minute i feel like i cant even look at myself. My problem isnt even with what others are thinking because i have quite a few friends i just hate the fact that acne has caused me to beat myself up and i seriously cant help it. I am very open minded  i don't believe in racism and i don't stereotype people at all i just take everything as it comes, i am genuinely positive and i  don't get into arguments or fights. I guess acne has really humbled me externally but my confidence in myself has taken a massive blow. Thankfully my acne is starting to clear up but i just feel like even if i get clear i will always be self doubtful . 

All my life I've had relatively clear skin until now acne just started attacking my face, no matter what I tried to do its just not getting better :( Every time I pass a mirror or have to wash my face a piece of me dies. I'm drinking sooooo much water, normally I could eat anything but lately i've been way more fruits and vegetables yet still no improvement. I feel hopeless right now i'm on differin and benzyl peroxide and my face is just looking worse each day -sigh-


Keep calm it takes a while to work.
Don't stress too much and dont over wash.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

I never forget I have acne. It's like it's embedded in my mind. My way to cope is not to look in the mirror a lot, that way I kinda "forget" about it, but not really...it's far away in my mind, but still there. 

 

I totally understand your struggle.It seems that I'm trying the best I could by drinking more water, avoiding dairy and processed shit, eating more organic and healthy foods, follow strictly my routine day and night! but still, my breakouts come back eventually.  


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

 

Makeup routine: 

Primer: B.Kamins Corrective Mattifier

Foundation: Mary Kay Timewise Matte-wear foundation

Set: Revlon Photoready Translucent Finisher

 

 

 

 

 



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