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So i was just talking to my mom and she complained about how i never want to go out. I told her the reason is because i feel ugly. She went ballistic and started yelling, saying i have no reason to feel like that because so many people call me cute or pretty. Which isnt true, not many people say that about me. And i said the reason i feel ugly is because of my acne. She started saying about how she has spent hundreds of dollars on me trying to get it to go away. I just wish she would be more understanding. Its my face. Its hard to feel confident when you have acne because your face is what everyone judges you by. She never had that problem, and she expects me to be confident when my face looks like a breeding ground for some nasty disease. Its even more disheartening that my own mother doesn't try to be more caring and open about it. And as for her spending hundreds of dollars, i know i probably sound unappreciative of it, but thats not the case. I would have gladly paid for it all if i had the money. I would do anything to look in the mirror and feel proud to not wear any makeup. I really hate looking in mirrors and seeing my face. The only reason i look so often is because i want to make sure everything is covered up. I would literally do anything to make it go away. I'm all emotional right now. I just really needed to get this out. Its been built up over the 5 years that i've had acne.

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So i was just talking to my mom and she complained about how i never want to go out. I told her the reason is because i feel ugly. She went ballistic and started yelling, saying i have no reason to feel like that because so many people call me cute or pretty. Which isnt true, not many people say that about me. And i said the reason i feel ugly is because of my acne. She started saying about how she has spent hundreds of dollars on me trying to get it to go away. I just wish she would be more understanding. Its my face. Its hard to feel confident when you have acne because your face is what everyone judges you by. She never had that problem, and she expects me to be confident when my face looks like a breeding ground for some nasty disease. Its even more disheartening that my own mother doesn't try to be more caring and open about it. And as for her spending hundreds of dollars, i know i probably sound unappreciative of it, but thats not the case. I would have gladly paid for it all if i had the money. I would do anything to look in the mirror and feel proud to not wear any makeup. I really hate looking in mirrors and seeing my face. The only reason i look so often is because i want to make sure everything is covered up. I would literally do anything to make it go away. I'm all emotional right now. I just really needed to get this out. Its been built up over the 5 years that i've had acne.

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So i was just talking to my mom and she complained about how i never want to go out. I told her the reason is because i feel ugly. She went ballistic and started yelling, saying i have no reason to feel like that because so many people call me cute or pretty. Which isnt true, not many people say that about me. And i said the reason i feel ugly is because of my acne. She started saying about how she has spent hundreds of dollars on me trying to get it to go away. I just wish she would be more understanding. Its my face. Its hard to feel confident when you have acne because your face is what everyone judges you by. She never had that problem, and she expects me to be confident when my face looks like a breeding ground for some nasty disease. Its even more disheartening that my own mother doesn't try to be more caring and open about it. And as for her spending hundreds of dollars, i know i probably sound unappreciative of it, but thats not the case. I would have gladly paid for it all if i had the money. I would do anything to look in the mirror and feel proud to not wear any makeup. I really hate looking in mirrors and seeing my face. The only reason i look so often is because i want to make sure everything is covered up. I would literally do anything to make it go away. I'm all emotional right now. I just really needed to get this out. Its been built up over the 5 years that i've had acne.

I hope that you don't mind me asking, but what is your age?

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My dad's been trying to make me get out of the house more. The whole summer, I've been mostly cooped up in my room watching shows online. Whenever my friends want to hang out or organized an activity and whenever it gets cancelled, I'm like "Yesssss" ...I felt better in my comfort zone by myself, yet it felt like it was the worst summer ever. I'm glad I'm back to school now, at least I'm doing something productive.

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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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Being that way is totally understandable. I used to hate (and when I say hate I really do mean HATE) going out of the house when it wasn't absolutely necessary. For me it was school, then back home. That was it. If my family wanted to go out for dinner or out for the day I would make a huge fuss about it. And that was because my acne made me self conscious and I felt like everybody would stare.

So, maybe your mom just doesn't understand. People who didn't go through acne never really understand. And I get that. I guess all we can really do is try to make people understand, but it's just a whole other thing when you experience it.


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

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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Being that way is totally understandable. I used to hate (and when I say hate I really do mean HATE) going out of the house when it wasn't absolutely necessary. For me it was school, then back home. That was it. If my family wanted to go out for dinner or out for the day I would make a huge fuss about it. And that was because my acne made me self conscious and I felt like everybody would stare.

So, maybe your mom just doesn't understand. People who didn't go through acne never really understand. And I get that. I guess all we can really do is try to make people understand, but it's just a whole other thing when you experience it.

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Being that way is totally understandable. I used to hate (and when I say hate I really do mean HATE) going out of the house when it wasn't absolutely necessary. For me it was school, then back home. That was it. If my family wanted to go out for dinner or out for the day I would make a huge fuss about it. And that was because my acne made me self conscious and I felt like everybody would stare.

So, maybe your mom just doesn't understand. People who didn't go through acne never really understand. And I get that. I guess all we can really do is try to make people understand, but it's just a whole other thing when you experience it.

i tried talking to her again a few minutes ago and asked her if she would mind me taking accutane. She said she doesn't want me on it because she thinks i have a "depressed" personality and accutane would make it worse. She says i am depressed because i am always in my room and never want to go out. The reason i never want to go out is because my face looks like it got grinded with a cheese grater! I try to make her understand this but she just says "i have insecurities too, it is what it is and its no reason to stay home all the time." Jeez people are so frustrating.

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

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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Being that way is totally understandable. I used to hate (and when I say hate I really do mean HATE) going out of the house when it wasn't absolutely necessary. For me it was school, then back home. That was it. If my family wanted to go out for dinner or out for the day I would make a huge fuss about it. And that was because my acne made me self conscious and I felt like everybody would stare.

So, maybe your mom just doesn't understand. People who didn't go through acne never really understand. And I get that. I guess all we can really do is try to make people understand, but it's just a whole other thing when you experience it.

i tried talking to her again a few minutes ago and asked her if she would mind me taking accutane. She said she doesn't want me on it because she thinks i have a "depressed" personality and accutane would make it worse. She says i am depressed because i am always in my room and never want to go out. The reason i never want to go out is because my face looks like it got grinded with a cheese grater! I try to make her understand this but she just says "i have insecurities too, it is what it is and its no reason to stay home all the time." Jeez people are so frustrating.

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