Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

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On 12/2/2015, 11:40:24, James234566 said:

Reading all the horrible things that people have said to you guys brought a lump to my throat but remember if you are strong it will get better. I started getting severe acne in 6th grade and kids used to call me pizza face and Rudolf the red nose reindeer. But the insults only made me strong and determined and I worked hard to get rid and prevent my acne. When I got to high school after 2 years of hard work my face was clearer than almost everyone I saw and I am having a good time in high school now with a clear face and most of the kids who used to bully me are struggling with acne and burning their skin with those harmful acne medication. So I suggest to all of you to use those insults to make you stronger and fight against acne. Because I have learned that in the end everyone gets at least some acne and you have to be the one that gets the last laugh.

Everyone had the last laugh on me. Literally not a single person I knew back then that had acne has it now. It all went away for them normally like it does for almost everyone, or they never got it to begin with. I'm the only one who still has it and I've tried everything and there's nothing left I can do. I've been insulted more as an adult ever since I've had acne, including today.

It never gets better. If you have severe acne like me that will never go away you will not become a stronger person, you are just fucked and there's nothing you can do. I'm disfigured.
On 1/3/2016, 10:42:41, fazix said:

I think when family members comment on your acne, their intention is good but they may not execute it well. There comments have your best interest at hand, but since they probably do not understand your situation, it comes off as rude. 


Not true. My family members and friends have made fun of me because of my acne. They had no good intentions behind their comments.

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Update on what might be the worst thing that happened to me:

I was walking on the street when this guy driving a car stopped on a red light and went out of his way to scream," GET A DOCTOR FOR YOUR FACE" at me. I did not know this guy AT ALL.

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Morning:
Wash face with Cetaphil
Spot treat with Onexton or Use 10% Mandelic Acid Serum (twice a week only)
Moisturize with Cerave AM Moisturizer

Evening: 
Wash face with Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Wait 30 minutes for skin to dry
Use 0.1% Tretinoin cream

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Nobody really says anything except really small kids. They usually ask something like, "what is that thing?" or "why do you have that on your face?"

It doesn't really bother me. I just tell them it's a boo-boo. I think we, as acne sufferers, get really ticked off when someone assumes we haven't done anything about it or we don't even know it's there, even though we've put up with so much shit and exhausted so many options trying to get our skin clear. Whoever says this stuff (usually) doesn't know the backstory - if they did they probably would be a lot more sympathetic. 
 

On January 14, 2016 at 12:06:20 PM, getschwifty said:

Update on what might be the worst thing that happened to me:

I was walking on the street when this guy driving a car stopped on a red light and went out of his way to scream," GET A DOCTOR FOR YOUR FACE" at me. I did not know this guy AT ALL.


^ that seems completely insensitive - but anyone who feels the need to lash out at others like that probably have some serious insecurities of their own. Don't worry, karma always gets those kind of people in the end.
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Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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- I couple of years ago my little cousin told me "it looks like you have a moustache" im a girl
-another day a lady, about 50 years asked me, what happened to your face. I wanted to punch her b/c you don't ask people that -_-. Then her daughter , who I think is more mature, told her it was stress.
- I was walking through a hospital, as a volunteer, and one lady wanted to sell me a soap b/c of my face
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On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2009‎ ‎11‎:‎14‎:‎06‎, PuppyLove09 said:

Ex boyfriend:

"You would be so f*cking hot if your face wasn't so gross. All my friends would be jealous. Maybe you should wash more."

 

Broke up with him on the spot. (no pun intended :) )

 

Friend (that happened to be a guy I liked):

After staring at a spot I had for like 15 minutes...

"You got a...thing...on your...(points to my face). Oh it's just another zit. Ew."

Random boy chimes in:

"Dude, don't be so harsh. She can't help it. She still got great tits, though."

 

Yeah. I left art class and cried in the bathroom. At least I "got great tits."

 

*dramatic eye roll*

I feel little related to that comment b/c all my life i have been commented on how big my tits are by all my friends but i have also been commented bad stuff related to my acne.. Nothing we can help.


- I couple of years ago my little cousin told me "it looks like you have a moustache" im a girl
-another day a lady, about 50 years asked me, what happened to your face. I wanted to punch her b/c you don't ask people that -_-. Then her daughter , who I think is more mature, told her it was stress.
- I was walking through a hospital, as a volunteer, and one lady wanted to sell me a soap b/c of my face
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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2008‎ ‎5‎:‎46‎:‎08‎, pedroal3xandre said:

Nobody ever said anything bad about my acne that bothered me. Only my consciousness...

the comments people told me were years ago. Right now it is just me and trust me i hate ir

- I couple of years ago my little cousin told me "it looks like you have a moustache" im a girl
-another day a lady, about 50 years asked me, what happened to your face. I wanted to punch her b/c you don't ask people that -_-. Then her daughter , who I think is more mature, told her it was stress.
- I was walking through a hospital, as a volunteer, and one lady wanted to sell me a soap b/c of my face
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Once, as a teenager working at Dairy Queen, my coworkers all started a conversation about how disgusting it is when people with large whiteheads come through the drive through. One of the girls (of course she had flawless skin) kept talking about how she just wanted to reach through the window and pop the zits for the customers...everyone was staring at me the whole time, it was really humiliating. I immediately ran to the bathroom to check my face for whiteheads.

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On 1/14/2016 at 9:06 AM, getschwifty said:

Update on what might be the worst thing that happened to me:

I was walking on the street when this guy driving a car stopped on a red light and went out of his way to scream," GET A DOCTOR FOR YOUR FACE" at me. I did not know this guy AT ALL.

I haven't had people yell at me about my face, but definitely my weight. I had a guy yell at me once, out of his car, "Watch where you're going, you fat b**ch!"
I walked in front of his car in a parking lot.
Needless to say, first came shock, then I went to my car and cried.
Why do people think they can say these things to us?
I'm so sorry for what that person said to you. Just remember, truly bad people exist. There's no two ways about it.
On 6/1/2015 at 0:01 AM, Perservering said:

Friends and other people have said hurtful things, but the thing that stands out to me the most is the looks. Death stares. Looks of pure disgust. Especially in harsh lighting where my shadows looks prominent. I was at a music festival enjoying myself in April, happy as can be. Then this gorgeous girl like 5 or 10 feet away just kept staring at me shaking her head. I tried to not let it bother me, but it ruined my night. She was looking at me as if I was a monster. Fuck LA, everyone is so superficial.

Sometimes I have caught myself staring at others who have some deformity, abnormal feature or handicap, and shake my head. But it's out of sadness. I just think how unfortunate it is that some people win the genetic lottery, and others get dealt a lifetime of debilitating stigma. But I agree, a lot of people in California are INCREDIBLY superficial. I personally like to focus on my own looks and fitness and health, though, so I'm not sure if I'm better suited for an area that is less superficial. My roommates already make fun of my vanity, although I enjoy their company because they are relaxed and so down to earth. So...I don't know. Catch 22 for me.

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I had to sit next to the new kid in my class once and he turned around, with his pen in his hand and started trying to "connect the dots" on my face

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I have had two mean comments that really stuck with me.

My boyfriends grandma: "Why does your face look like this?" In front of many other people.
And my boyfriends dad: "Whats that on your face?"   I did not know what to reply.
So i just went away...
They are not that bad, but it hurts even more when it comes from these kind of people. 

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I was walking down the street on a really sunny afternoon, just minding my own biz, when these two cute guys were passing by and one said "oh she's pretty" and then the other goes, "yeah but she has bad skin." <_<

My little cousin was looking at an old pic of mine (when I had clear skin) and he was like "you look pretty here." And then looked at my face (post breakout) and goes "but not anymore." :cry:

An ex boyfriend of mine said "maybe your bad skin is the reason why you're with me, because if you had better skin, you would have more confidence and then you would find somebody else." I was so offended he actually pointed out my bad skin and, as a bonus, my low self esteem! But also realized he was kind of right about finding someone else and dumped him. :hifive:
 

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Overhearing some girls say ewwww, when they were talking about me.  I also overheard some girl say "He's the biggest freak in the school".  There where others too numerous to mention, but those just stick in my head.

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