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Has/did Acne Destroy Your Teen Years?

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#1 Koloz

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:31 AM

Hello everyone I'm new to this forum.  I'm currently 17 years old (male) Senior in High School and want to ask if anyone elses acne ruined their teenage years such as not being able to go out because of it, having no social life and enduring merciless bullying? I just hope I'm not the only one who has spent most of their teen years in complete isolation because of this. This disease has made me psychotic.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

Nope , but I lost.the super hottest girl ill ever meet because of it.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:39 AM

No not the acne itself, the bullying that acne caused did it.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:31 AM

Yes.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

Yea acne gave me major self confidence issues and anxiety, making me fear going to school, soccer, or social events due to my appearance. I always feel like people see me for what's on my face more than my personality and judge me for it. Acne makes me feel like less of a person, and I am still suffering from it during my senior year as well. Hopefully it'll clear up before college so I can have a fresh start.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:19 AM

adult years. 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

Yep.  It ruined about about 90% of my "teen years."  I'll never be one of those  people who say that high school was the greatest time of their lives. Total BS.  But I've also come to the realization that if high school is the best time of your life, that could also be kind of sad.  So try not to think that way too much. I know it's difficult. 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

In the words of Spongebob: For my teen years, acne has "SOILED IT!"



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

In the words of Spongebob: For my teen years, acne has "SOILED IT!"

 

Haha, this made my day.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:04 PM

absolutely, yes most of it.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

In the words of Spongebob: For my teen years, acne has "SOILED IT!"

 

In the words of Arwen:

 

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#12 Rosalie324

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:22 PM

In the words of Spongebob: For my teen years, acne has "SOILED IT!"

 

In the words of Arwen:

 

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Love this :) I'm admittedly a big Lord of the Rings nerd.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:45 AM

Yes it did, or at least i taught it did. I just graduated high school and i started breaking out since i was in 7th grade until 11th when i was just about 100% clear, of all honestly my senior year was the best. But you really wanna know the truth about having acne at that age? It makes you humble, it makes you think twice about judging other people specially because of their personal appearance. I'm not saying acne is a great thing because well it isn't it's a nightmare, but really it can make a nice person out of you, in the end is how you wish to take it you can have acne and complain about it endlessly or learn from it and make you stronger than you ever were, it's all up to you ;) (you truly lean find the inner beauty in people and the definition of sympathy)



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:13 AM

I'm happy to say it hasn't ruined being a teenager for me. I look back on my high school days and actually remember having a lot of fun with my friends. Sure I would get the odd question about my acne from kids I wasn't really close to, but I had a great group of friends who never took a second look at my acne. And mostly all of those people didn't even have acne. I was so jealous of their skin. 

 

I guess at that time it made it obvious to me the kind of people I should surround myself with. To this very day, those people are still my best friends.

 

I was and still am really shy when it comes to my skin even though I got clear, but it just goes to show that you yourself is what is holding you back if you let it.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:53 PM

Had NO life as a teenager. Did nothing, hung out with no one and watched opportunities pass me by. Luckily that's a super short chunk of your life and there's a whole ton of awesome waiting for you if you go out and get it. You'll get through. Being in your 20's is way more fun anyway ;)

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

Yes and NO.Yes because of haters bullying me coz of acne and no because I have a few friends that made me happy.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:48 PM

Definitely. But I've come to accept it. Nothing can be done about it anymore



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:38 AM

It's made it harder these days for sure, Life was much better before Acne really became an issue.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

My whole teen years, acne has been here. It has never gone, it has only gotten worse. My teen years have been dramatically ruined by it and now my early adult-hood is going to be ruined by it too, i'm tired of it and don't know what to do anymore, it's so sad and i just don't get why it won't go, i have had my fair share i think but that isn't enough, it's just getting worse.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

My whole teen years, acne has been here. It has never gone, it has only gotten worse. My teen years have been dramatically ruined by it and now my early adult-hood is going to be ruined by it too, i'm tired of it and don't know what to do anymore, it's so sad and i just don't get why it won't go, i have had my fair share i think but that isn't enough, it's just getting worse.

 

I know this feeling exactly. I feel like I've dealt with so much sh*t, it's like what else can we possibly add into the heaping pile that I already have to deal with?? You just have to hold onto hope. As long as there is hope, there is a reason to exist. Without that, life would look like one giant black hole. I've been in that position (and still struggle with those thoughts), but when I grasp onto any inkling of a thought that tomorrow will be better, it makes things a little bit easier. Each day is a new day, and even if tomorrow sucks just as bad as today does, there's always another tomorrow. As long as I tell myself "Tomorrow will be better". I have something to hold onto. Right now, I'm really at rock bottom. But, the good news is I can only go up from here if I choose to. Don't let your life slip away because of a problem that we really don't have control over. That's just a waste of time and energy that can be spent on making wonderful memories and living life to the fullest!