being interviewed by the news...with sunlight "bathing" your face..oh god,everybody gets to see your acne on TV ;(
OMG i have horrific premonitions of that all the time! even though i'll probably never be on the news, but when I see normal looking people just being interviewed I always think of me on the tv with my acne
Late to the party, but:
-having acne incorporated into your dreams as just a normal thing (despite my skin being clear for months, now... because I had it so long)
-wearing foundation to the beach
-going to the dentist is a singularly torturous event
-wanting to go camping, but worried that people will see your zits (also anything outdoorsy)
-sleeping over at friends houses as a kid
-people with clear skin giving you advice (lolwut?)
I've cleared my skin completely with a combination OCM, BP, glycolic acid peels and (probably most importantly) a completely altered diet which includes zero sugar and zero dairy (and minimal other carbohydrates). What nobody told me to expect was the psychological scarring. My skin looks great, but I'm still ultra-conscious and weird about my face. I am also very superstitious about it, and I feel as if the acne gods will smite me if I step out of line or something... like paranoid acne karma. I still feel that I have acne even though it's been gone for a while. Anyone with me, there?
YES dscully! wearing foundation to the beach... ugh so fun right? my friends used to call me out on it and make it even worse. "Why are you wearing makeup to the beach??" must be nice to have flawless skin.
Yes I totally agree with you that whenever my acne does clear, I always remember and feel like I still have it. I think I'll still feel it when I'm looking someone straight in the eye when I'm 80 years old. The paranoia doesn't really go away.