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Does anybody else miss alot of college/school/work because of their acne? I've skipped so many lectures now it has kind of become the norm :(.

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It's more social events that I've missed out on because of acne in the past. Though I've definitely had times where I haven't wanted to go to uni because of my skin. Especially when I was taking anatomy and had to spend a lot of time in the labs - the lighting in there was terrible for showing up all my acne / PIH. But I just had to get on with it - even if it meant I sometimes felt pretty shitty and wanted to hide. But I've been lucky to meet some great people and make great friends at uni and I always have a good time when with them so I don't even think about my skin then. And having classes / assignments can be a good distraction from your skin too. The less time you spend worrying / obsessing over your skin the better!

In lectures people aren't going to see your acne anyway really - often the lights are dimmed and everyone is facing forward / focusing on the lecture and aren't going to be looking at your skin / caring about it at all

Try and get back into going to the lectures! It's better than causing yourself stress trying to catch up on all the material later / when exams are around the corner! :P


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loved the post about no money- don't let acne rob you of your earning potential, and college is the key to that, so chin up and SHOW up....wear a hoodie or sit in the back, just SHOW UP

also I find being really busy, like studying when I was at uni was a good thing for me...takes my mind off my problems and it is such a positive goal, getting a degree is something YOU CAN control!

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Does anybody else miss alot of college/school/work because of their acne? I've skipped so many lectures now it has kind of become the norm sad.png.

I never skipped, but was always thinking about my skin, so I didn't pay attention ;\. When I took A&P, I was getting A's.. then I started to breakout horribly and I let it control me. I went downhill.. ended up with a B. I could have gotten an A.. but stupid acne :\

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Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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It's more social events that I've missed out on because of acne in the past. Though I've definitely had times where I haven't wanted to go to uni because of my skin. Especially when I was taking anatomy and had to spend a lot of time in the labs - the lighting in there was terrible for showing up all my acne / PIH. But I just had to get on with it - even if it meant I sometimes felt pretty shitty and wanted to hide. But I've been lucky to meet some great people and make great friends at uni and I always have a good time when with them so I don't even think about my skin then. And having classes / assignments can be a good distraction from your skin too. The less time you spend worrying / obsessing over your skin the better!

In lectures people aren't going to see your acne anyway really - often the lights are dimmed and everyone is facing forward / focusing on the lecture and aren't going to be looking at your skin / caring about it at all

Try and get back into going to the lectures! It's better than causing yourself stress trying to catch up on all the material later / when exams are around the corner! tongue.png

Lol, I always hated labs because of skin and students tend to be selfish. Just because I am quiet, they think I don't want to do anything? They should at least offer... A kind person would offer someone if they wanna do something. Apparently they aren't nice so I don't care. I will let them do all the work. :)


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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I wish i could, this msc course sucks it's so difficult and i am allowed to miss only 2 days per semester.. but i am depressed about my skin and not in mood to study..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I have assignments to due in a few weeks but I have awful motivation, find it really hard to study too :/ And do you guys think it's true that people don't take much notice of your skin during lectures?

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@ ZitsSuck21 I think if you have acne you tend to notice other peoples skin BUT I guess if you don't have acne then it isn't something that you see. Idk. And, I don't really miss uni lectures anymore but I DID used to miss college and often dash home, trying to hide my face cos I was DEEPLY ashamed of it. But, tbh it is definitely worse now than college days. :(
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I have assignments to due in a few weeks but I have awful motivation, find it really hard to study too :/ And do you guys think it's true that people don't take much notice of your skin during lectures?

Yes I really don't think people notice your skin much or notice is at all in lectures. We're just so concerned about it ourselves that we think other people notice it all the time

Think of times you have been in lectures. Do you yourself spend much time looking at other people really closely?

I don't anyway...

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Yeah I find that one of the best things to do is talk about it, my parents are really trying their best to help me as a result. And when I told my best friend he said that he doesn't even notice and if they disappeared in the morning he wouldn't notice any difference either which I suppose gives us all hope :) gonna try my best to go to all lectures til the xmas break. at the end of the day lifes too short to be worrying about your skin, I don't wanna be looking back in years to come and be thinking what if what if what if.

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Can't. Although a life with acne is no stroll in the park, a life with no money is infinitely worse.

so true. exceptionally well put.

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I remember considering skipping classes a couple of times on really bad acne days. I also remember one of my instructors in an advertising class I took used acne products as an example for certain concepts a few times, and I was thinking to myself, "stare straight ahead...vacant stare. Whatever you do, don't call attention to yourself."

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I have always suffered from acne but it has been at its worst for the past 3 months. I recently moved to a new and big city from a small town, changed school, got a new job and became much independent. I don't know if it is stress but my periods have also stopped. Anyway, I have been watching my diet a lot but I still break out. Horribly. I miss school and job frequently. I sometimes want to gather all my stuff and move back

.leaving all of my dreams and .accomplishments behind.

I just want to be home all day looking at the mirror and doing some research on how to cure this for once and for all. I am tired of looking at the mirror and feeling

horrible. This acne situation has remarkably destroyed my social life. I need help:( I can't do it anymore.

I hate when people tell me how bad my face is getting like I didn't know. That depresses me more:(

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loved the post about no money- don't let acne rob you of your earning potential, and college is the key to that, so chin up and SHOW up....wear a hoodie or sit in the back, just SHOW UP

also I find being really busy, like studying when I was at uni was a good thing for me...takes my mind off my problems and it is such a positive goal, getting a degree is something YOU CAN control!

Actually, there is no correlation between high earning (millionaires) and education level. I dropped out of collage because I was studying the wrong thing for me, 1 year ago. I'm now earning millions.

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Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?

And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/fall/oochart.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

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Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?

And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/fall/oochart.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Income yes, millions no. Pretty much anyone (99%) can be millionaires.

I didn't mean stop learning, I just said there is really no point of going to (paying for) collage (unless you want a job which requires an education). I personally don't want to work for anyone (not that you do), but myself.

Most people don't really want anything bad enough, so its probably best for them to stay in school. :)


Dreams do come true.


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Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?

And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/fall/oochart.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Income yes, millions no. Pretty much anyone (99%) can be millionaires.

I didn't mean stop learning, I just said there is really no point of going to (paying for) collage (unless you want a job which requires an education). I personally don't want to work for anyone (not that you do), but myself.

Most people don't really want anything bad enough, so its probably best for them to stay in school. smile.png

You want to work, but for yourself? Doing what?

No one wants to "work" really, we have other things we'd like to see and do, however, ya got to have the money to survive. Thats society.

The benefit of going to college is to earn some type of education, certificate, or degree in which you can use to apply into an area you like.

If ya like what you do, you will never truly work a day in your life.

How can you make judgments for people when you do not know them or live their life? How can you justify their wants and needs for them by stating "they don't want it bad enough?" This is simply not true.

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Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?

And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/fall/oochart.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Income yes, millions no. Pretty much anyone (99%) can be millionaires.

I didn't mean stop learning, I just said there is really no point of going to (paying for) collage (unless you want a job which requires an education). I personally don't want to work for anyone (not that you do), but myself.

Most people don't really want anything bad enough, so its probably best for them to stay in school. smile.png

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You want to work, but for yourself? Doing what?

No one wants to "work" really, we have other things we'd like to see and do, however, ya got to have the money to survive. Thats society.

The benefit of going to college is to earn some type of education, certificate, or degree in which you can use to apply into an area you like.

If ya like what you do, you will never truly work a day in your life.

How can you make judgments for people when you do not know them or live their life? How can you justify their wants and needs for them by stating "they don't want it bad enough?" This is simply not true.

The biggest mistake you'll ever make is thinking you work for anybody but yourself. Regardless of who pays your paycheck.

As I said, unless your dream job requires a degree, you don't need it; why would you?

I think people want to work, just not with what they are currently working as. If no body in the world worked, which is an actual possibility btw, they wouldn't all just sit around and do nothing/ partying or whatever. They would study or work with what they truly wanted.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Unless you're unlucky. If someone is skipping collage because of acne, that may be a sign that this isn't the right path for them. I would rethink where I'm going and what I want in life (write it down) if I were OP.

The reason you think you "have to work" is because you haven't worked smart enough in your past.

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Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?

And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/fall/oochart.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Income yes, millions no. Pretty much anyone (99%) can be millionaires.

I didn't mean stop learning, I just said there is really no point of going to (paying for) collage (unless you want a job which requires an education). I personally don't want to work for anyone (not that you do), but myself.

Most people don't really want anything bad enough, so its probably best for them to stay in school. smile.png

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You want to work, but for yourself? Doing what?

No one wants to "work" really, we have other things we'd like to see and do, however, ya got to have the money to survive. Thats society.

The benefit of going to college is to earn some type of education, certificate, or degree in which you can use to apply into an area you like.

If ya like what you do, you will never truly work a day in your life.

How can you make judgments for people when you do not know them or live their life? How can you justify their wants and needs for them by stating "they don't want it bad enough?" This is simply not true.

The biggest mistake you'll ever make is thinking you work for anybody but yourself. Regardless of who pays your paycheck.

As I said, unless your dream job requires a degree, you don't need it; why would you?

I think people want to work, just not with what they are currently working as. If no body in the world worked, which is an actual possibility btw, they wouldn't all just sit around and do nothing/ partying or whatever. They would study or work with what they truly wanted.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Unless you're unlucky. If someone is skipping collage because of acne, that may be a sign that this isn't the right path for them. I would rethink where I'm going and what I want in life (write it down) if I were OP.

The reason you think you "have to work" is because you haven't worked smart enough in your past.

I'm trying hard to understand your reply, but I'm lost trying to comprehend what you are saying...

I work for the hospital. My pay check ultimately is derived from patients for the services i provide while they are in the hospital. Yes i work for myself to support myself. Who doesn't? I do not get what your saying. Literally every thing you do is for yourself. So i don't see the point really. Its not being selfish its doing to survive unless you are out there for the wrong reasons extorting people then you are acting on greed.

My dream job requires a degree. Theres a good reason for that. So when you land in the hospital the nurses taking care of you know what they are doing (hopefully) and you make it back home-alive.

Work is a part of life because of money most of the time. Even with not need for it, people work because they like to. There are many reasons for this, i need not have to explain. I agree not everyone wants to work in the food service or retail. They can be very punitive jobs, but not everyone has the choice or opportunity to change that.

Luck is tricky. While i agree with you I also disagree. Luck is not the ultimate determiner however. The person (if able) ultimately decides.This is situational as well.

Skipping college because of acne is a personal choice because of the systemic emotional affects of severe acne over time. The repetitive nature of acne tears a person down and acts as a road block to a "normal life", but it is not a signal from fate that is raising a red flag saying "college is not for you; drop out" Using acne as a sign to not better yourself is really a flawed and imaginative look on this persons life. Personal choice. I do not support it. But i understand the reason behind it. I skipped a whole semester for this reason.

But i came back from the depths of acne hell. It is a tough personal battle, but it can happen.

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The biggest mistake you'll ever make is thinking you work for anybody but yourself. Regardless of who pays your paycheck.

As I said, unless your dream job requires a degree, you don't need it; why would you?

I think people want to work, just not with what they are currently working as. If no body in the world worked, which is an actual possibility btw, they wouldn't all just sit around and do nothing/ partying or whatever. They would study or work with what they truly wanted.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Unless you're unlucky. If someone is skipping collage because of acne, that may be a sign that this isn't the right path for them. I would rethink where I'm going and what I want in life (write it down) if I were OP.

The reason you think you "have to work" is because you haven't worked smart enough in your past.

I'm trying hard to understand your reply, but I'm lost trying to comprehend what you are saying...

I work for the hospital. My pay check ultimately is derived from patients for the services i provide while they are in the hospital. Yes i work for myself to support myself. Who doesn't? I do not get what your saying. Literally every thing you do is for yourself. So i don't see the point really. Its not being selfish its doing to survive unless you are out there for the wrong reasons extorting people then you are acting on greed.

My dream job requires a degree. Theres a good reason for that. So when you land in the hospital the nurses taking care of you know what they are doing (hopefully) and you make it back home-alive.

Work is a part of life because of money most of the time. Even with not need for it, people work because they like to. There are many reasons for this, i need not have to explain. I agree not everyone wants to work in the food service or retail. They can be very punitive jobs, but not everyone has the choice or opportunity to change that.

Luck is tricky. While i agree with you I also disagree. Luck is not the ultimate determiner however. The person (if able) ultimately decides.This is situational as well.

Skipping college because of acne is a personal choice because of the systemic emotional affects of severe acne over time. The repetitive nature of acne tears a person down and acts as a road block to a "normal life", but it is not a signal from fate that is raising a red flag saying "college is not for you; drop out" Using acne as a sign to not better yourself is really a flawed and imaginative look on this persons life. Personal choice. I do not support it. But i understand the reason behind it. I skipped a whole semester for this reason.

But i came back from the depths of acne hell. It is a tough personal battle, but it can happen.

What I meant by you work for yourself, is that its up to you, not your boss or whatever to get promoted, educate you, upgrade your skills, etc. If you want a higher earning, you need to be worth more, and that's your responsibility.

I would say 80% people would rather work at another position than their current one (In the USA that is).

I had terrible cystic acne for 5 years. And I went through all high school with it. After that I stayed home for a full year. Never went out, ever.

The next year I started collage, still with cystic acne. Although it was a bit of a hazard, I went through 5 months, and I started to almost fail classes (I would have, had I not quit). I found myself less and less motivated. i wanted to skip classes more and more often when my acne worse. This may have been because of acne, but it wasn't; I was just studying the wrong thing.

This is how you can tell: Do you want to read your assignment? No? Then you're probably in the wrong class..


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The biggest mistake you'll ever make is thinking you work for anybody but yourself. Regardless of who pays your paycheck.

As I said, unless your dream job requires a degree, you don't need it; why would you?

I think people want to work, just not with what they are currently working as. If no body in the world worked, which is an actual possibility btw, they wouldn't all just sit around and do nothing/ partying or whatever. They would study or work with what they truly wanted.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Unless you're unlucky. If someone is skipping collage because of acne, that may be a sign that this isn't the right path for them. I would rethink where I'm going and what I want in life (write it down) if I were OP.

The reason you think you "have to work" is because you haven't worked smart enough in your past.

I'm trying hard to understand your reply, but I'm lost trying to comprehend what you are saying...

I work for the hospital. My pay check ultimately is derived from patients for the services i provide while they are in the hospital. Yes i work for myself to support myself. Who doesn't? I do not get what your saying. Literally every thing you do is for yourself. So i don't see the point really. Its not being selfish its doing to survive unless you are out there for the wrong reasons extorting people then you are acting on greed.

My dream job requires a degree. Theres a good reason for that. So when you land in the hospital the nurses taking care of you know what they are doing (hopefully) and you make it back home-alive.

Work is a part of life because of money most of the time. Even with not need for it, people work because they like to. There are many reasons for this, i need not have to explain. I agree not everyone wants to work in the food service or retail. They can be very punitive jobs, but not everyone has the choice or opportunity to change that.

Luck is tricky. While i agree with you I also disagree. Luck is not the ultimate determiner however. The person (if able) ultimately decides.This is situational as well.

Skipping college because of acne is a personal choice because of the systemic emotional affects of severe acne over time. The repetitive nature of acne tears a person down and acts as a road block to a "normal life", but it is not a signal from fate that is raising a red flag saying "college is not for you; drop out" Using acne as a sign to not better yourself is really a flawed and imaginative look on this persons life. Personal choice. I do not support it. But i understand the reason behind it. I skipped a whole semester for this reason.

But i came back from the depths of acne hell. It is a tough personal battle, but it can happen.

What I meant by you work for yourself, is that its up to you, not your boss or whatever to get promoted, educate you, upgrade your skills, etc. If you want a higher earning, you need to be worth more, and that's your responsibility.

I would say 80% people would rather work at another position than their current one (In the USA that is).

I had terrible cystic acne for 5 years. And I went through all high school with it. After that I stayed home for a full year. Never went out, ever.

The next year I started collage, still with cystic acne. Although it was a bit of a hazard, I went through 5 months, and I started to almost fail classes (I would have, had I not quit). I found myself less and less motivated. i wanted to skip classes more and more often when my acne worse. This may have been because of acne, but it wasn't; I was just studying the wrong thing.

This is how you can tell: Do you want to read your assignment? No? Then you're probably in the wrong class..

I get what you are saying, but still not sure on things..

I skipped over half of my biology class. Would only show up on tests days, reviewed the chapter 20 minutes before class. I passed with an 89% (b). I skipped because i could as biology came extremely easy to me, but the reason for skipping was like you, acne. I study me instead of the book. Luckily i passed as i look back on it now. I was extremely arrogant.I never wanted to read my assignments in such areas like pregnant moms and labor and delivery. It has absolutely no interest to me. And when you have no interest, reading and retaining is that much harder. I wasn't in the wrong class; it is just required knowledge. But thats me.

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missed so many lectures lately, dont know how to stop these red things on my face from controlling my life :( doesn't help when Im the only one in the college with acne

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one good week, the next horrific!! it's a vicious circle, all my friends are just starting to think I'm too lazy (they are slightly right with that :) ) to come into college, if only they knew the real reason!

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