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#1 Adayinthelife

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:10 AM

Hi, I don't know if this topic has been brought up before but I didn't find it. To all of those who have had Acne and got rid of it, even if it's just for a short period of time and then it came back, what did it feel like for you? Was it as good as you hoped? Was there anything unexpected you felt? Was it worth everything you went through or did you just move on the the next issue in your life? I haven't got rid of my skin issues yet so I wonder what it would be like if I did?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:39 AM

Hello :)

 

I've finally got my acne under control, and except for the occasional small spot my skin is clear. My acne used to be moderate-severe, and at the time I had completely forgotten what it was like to have clear skin. Now that I have it, I can't quite believe it. Being a girl, it is lovely to be able to leave the house without lashings of make-up! However, I do remain completely paranoid. I'm convinced that if I do the slightest thing to upset my skin, the acne will come back. Every time a new spot appears I freak out a little, wondering if this is where everything goes wrong. Even if my skin is clear from the actual acne, it is covered in red marks from where spots were. Some days these can really get me down. Although applying aloe vera seems to be working to fade them. 

 

Sorry for the rambling post! In answer to your question it feels great, but having had acne has resulted in a paranoia which means I can't really relax and enjoy my skin. Or just move on. Hopefully one day I will. And I hope your acne goes away for you :)


Edited by Kaelivia, 02 July 2013 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:27 AM

A few years ago (2010) my skin was clear for a few months by taking antibiotics - once at the beginning of the year, then I stopped and stayed clear for about a month, then acne came back and I used a bunch of other stuff without success and then went back on antibiotics at the end of that year and cleared up again (but same story - acne was back soon after stopping antibiotics).

 

But those short times of clear were great! I felt happier and more confident. It was so nice to have soft and smooth skin and not have red bumpy skin!

 

I feel that now, when I hopefully clear up soon, it won't be as easy as then. I'm sure I'll feel happier but I've developed a fair bit of anxiety over my skin and that's spread to other things so I think confidence will still take some time still after being clear to build up



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:42 AM

There have been a few select times when I've had clear skin, but sadly these have always come to an end. In short, it felt great! I no longer had to get up 2 hours before I had to leave the house, I no longer had to walk around avoiding all sights of mirrors, I no longer let my skin dictate what I did and didn't do. My confidence came back to what it was like pre-acne. I long for those times to come back.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:23 AM

I no longer let my skin dictate what I did and didn't do.

This could sum up what does clear skin feel like for me.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

It`s a nice feeling when you have it and you do feel more confident. However, there have is always that voice in your head telling you that it won`t last - if you have that cake/drink/takeaway etc or if you deviate from your cleansing regime, you will break out.

 

Irrespective of if you are clear, have acne or are currently breaking out, I think you have to just learn to be content with yourself otherwise you will never be entirely happy.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

I have been completely clear for a few months. This past year I really got my acne under control and would usually only have a moderately sized zit once or twice a month. Being COMPLETELY clear was a great feeling--I could go out without makeup and actually feel like my skin was pretty. I loved it. This past year, though, being 90% clear was a great feeling too. I didn't have to put on much makeup and I didn't have to reapply it either. It was really nice to be able to feel good about my skin. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

I remember when I achieved clear skin and a lot of people noticed it and complimented me, asking me what did I use. It felt pretty damn good. :) 

Short-lived, though. :( 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have found I'm obsessing about other things now. Scars, my weight, my mental health...it's a never ending, self feeding cycle. I realize it's a form of body dismorphic disorder (see, there I go with the mental health stuff), because once I fix one thing, I find there's another, bigger thing that needs repair right away. My skin is lovely now, I get compliments on how clear & pretty it is, but I find flaws in it, inevitably. I am working on being mindful and grateful of my present state of being. I thank God, every morning, that my skin has cleared up and remains clear. It feels like a big relief to not be in a constant state of worry about a new cyst (or 10) breaking out on my face.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

It feels amazing! I had clear skin as a teen and I never appreciated it because I'd never had acne. Now that I'm (pretty much) clear, I definitely appreciate and pamper my skin every day. People always like to say that insecurity and depression over acne goes deeper and if you clear your skin you will just start hating some other part of your body, but that hasn't been true for me. As soon as I got clear I felt super hot again, and it hasn't gone away. I guess there are other things I don't like about my body, but for me, the basic measure of beauty is flawless skin. As long as I have that, I'm excellent. :D



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

I don't remember I took it for granted, when I had clear skin people still hated me. 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

Whenever I took months of tetracyline or accutane and the painful inflamed pimples covering my entire back completely vanished, there would be moments when I would become aware that I felt different. I'd actually ask myself "Why do I feel good?".    


Edited by Sisyphus, 03 July 2013 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:00 AM

Like a slice of butter meltin on a big ol pile of flapjacks.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Lol it's the beez knees man

Like a slice of butter meltin on a big ol pile of flapjacks.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

It is REVELLING! 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

I imagine it would be like stepping out of your house and being greeted by sunshine after years of non stop rain. I imagine anyway...



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

It's a feeling unbeknown to me.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:49 AM

I was clear for 11 years, till it eventually came back. For those of you who have never had anytime clear, believe me, it is everything you all talk and think about on here. It makes you confident to go out and do all the things you want to do (work, study, socialise, relationships) if you ever have a period of clear skin, MAKE THE MOST OF IT !! As the chuffin thing will probably come back. (Mine has, I'm beyond guttered)

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

It feels great, but you do eventually become very judgmental about your own skin. Even if you have one bit of acne you freak out thinking it's going to come back like it was before.

 

Any red marks and scarring becomes a lot more apparent too. 

 

It was definitely worth it. I really let myself go and didn't even attempt to care for my skin, I just use to cover it in crappy OTC products and hope for the best. I'm partly to blame for the condition of my skin from a mixture of picking, using tons of chemicals and not treating it gently.

 

I still have mild acne (I can be clear one day, and not the next) and I'm trying to fix the condition and texture of my skin right now. So it's a never ending process really...



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

I think I'd feel carefree and be ready for anything.


Edited by fatalbert911, 16 July 2013 - 02:22 PM.





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