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#1 Adayinthelife


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:21 AM

So my skin has suddenly broke in a bad red rash in the chin and lower face area, I look fairly bad so until I can get this sorted, does anyone have any advice on getting by day to day including interacting with other people and getting on with my day? I'm finding it hard since I feel so self concious and a lot of despair.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

i can't really offer any advice. i am going through the same thing. 2014 so far has not been good to me. every month around the 20th i notice i breakout a lot more. I'm beyond depressed right now. i actually called into work and didn't go. I've done this before and i hate doing it but something over comes me and i can't get the courage to go in. lately I've been telling myself "who cares?" just go to work and get it over with. i managed to go monday and tuesday but today i just couldn't go. who knows if i will make it tomorrow. its hard especially when i feel no one around me understands. i wish i could be stronger. 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

Hold your head high, keep on looking for your solution, it's out there, (I think The Regimen is great) and in the meantime love and support yourself. Good luck

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

For rashes, use aloe  vera. Pretend it's not there and try to go about your day as if nothing's happened.

Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes]. 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

I know it feels like you are alone, but surprisingly you're not. I go through the same thing and it often feels like everyone else has easy problems compared to me, like boy problems or something stupid. At the start of this year for the first time after many years of having acne, for some reason I developed indented acne scarring. It has sent me into a depression that I'm still currently dealing with.

I know most people will think this isn't the best advice, but what I did was just quit university. I know, sounds a bit dramatic because of a skin problem, right? But my point is you have to do what is right for you to make the battle just a little bit easier. I'm not saying quit your job or something like I did, but don't force yourself into an uncomfortable situation and add additional stress on top of your skin problem. If you need a couple days off, hell - just take them because you deserve it. Don't force yourself to make life harder than it needs to be.


That being said, it's also important not to sit around moping and feeling sorry for yourself. So what I now do with my time is go for walks with my dog early in the morning or late at night when there are no people around to stare at my face. If you have any hobbies, like art or playing an instrument or singing or cooking, invest in those. Just do something that doesn't necessarily involve other people, if that's what you're afraid of.


During one of my recent counseling sessions, I received some advice that I think would be relevant to you: You can't change or control your skin right now, so the only option you have is to wait it out, even if it takes months or a year. What you should aim to do is during that time, increase your mood from a 1/10 to a 2 or 3/10. Because even that small increase makes a huge difference while you wait for things to get better one day.


So good luck, hope the time goes quickly for you and just remember at least your problem isn't permanent. I think mine is.

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