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In Topic: Dan's Aha+ Or Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion

30 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

The Alpha Hydrox brand works great for me. I've been using it for about two months and it speeds up the healing process of my zits and post-acne marks. I use it every night without a moisturizer because it's already very moisturizing (and I have oily skin). It will "red" you if you're not already used to glycolic acid, but it usually subsides after a week of using it. I've never tried Dan's AHA because of the higher price, but I'd definitely give it a shot. Heck, try them both! AHA is worth utilizing in it's many forms and if you find that it works, more power to you...smile.png

In Topic: It's Not All Doom And Gloom :)

24 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Thank you Ibiza, I enjoyed the article. It made me laugh out loud to hear acne being spoken about in such a light-hearted, casual manner. The bullet points on the positive effects of acne reflect everything I've been telling myself (and others) for years, and it's never mattered how bad or good my acne has looked. Like the article says: "Just remember that it can always be worse, but more importantly, it can always get better too. You're in for a long battle. Find ways to cope with it."


I agree, the pics were a little minor, but perhaps the point of the article is that no matter the severity of your acne, the real struggle is in accepting it? At least that's what I garnered from it...:)

In Topic: My Acne Scarring Depression

24 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

veiledxbeauty, you asked how this became a question of God's existence or not. Did you read the posts in a chronological order? If so then you know the answer, if you were too lazy then here is the breakdown:1. Jonathan hates his acne and what it has done to his life.2. Coppedsynergy chimed in with well meaning, but ultimately false hope about God.3. I saw the posts a year later and being in a crappy mood decided to tell it how it really is.4. Here we are. Any other questions? Oh, I see that you do...

"Acne is human just as suffering is human. Do we really need an atheist to map this out for us" - You needed an atheist to put paid to the falsehoods of the misguided believer, just in case Jonathan actually believed it and then went on to perpetuate the misery of existence.

"Also, this guy only made one post A YEAR AGO." - Which I just saw a couple of days ago. I've noted this already. Sorry, is there a time limit on the internet for human suffering and for pointing out others are wrong? I didn't get the memo.

"Perhaps his acne has cleared and he is now living a full and happy life...or perhaps not. " - I truly hope he has.

"My question has never been "why God allows us to suffer", but rather why it takes so long for human beings to GET OVER their suffering and think of another's instead?" - Are the two distinct? Suffering is suffering. You have yours and I have mine, but they still come under the same umbrella known as 'pain'. The whole point of my post to PREVENT ALL POSSIBLE FUTURE SUFFERING and I did so with what I think is irrefutable logic. No life = no suffering.


Ok, I'm out of here and won't be back. If any of you truly care about others like you purport you do then do NOT ever have children, for if you do then we will know that you were lying. Take care and may your death be quick and painless.

How can you claim to be looking out for the well-being of Johnathan if you yourself have given up on life entirely? By the way, this is a rhetorical question, meant to irritate you and satiate my need to be heard, as I presume has been your motivation in writing this load of jibberish. I mean seriously, what is the point in trying to dissuade someone from believing out of faith in something greater than themselves? Answer: there is no point, only arrogance and cold resolve on your part. Sure, talk yourself into your miserable little hole of hopelessness, but leave the rest of us who are suffering out of it. You are a prime example of Misery loving it's company. Your so called logic is no more than your own lack of worth projecting itself into the emptiness you've carved around you. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean other's cannot. I think what irritates you the most is that people can be happy despite their suffering and find solace in something that no human mind can possibly wrap it's head around (and yes, it actually projects that in the bible, so it's not misleading people). I would pity you were it not for your efforts to drag other's down with you, but being arrogant in persuasion I'm sure you'd scoff at any attempt to love you as you are. You must be a sad creature to behold.


[BTW, the two types of suffering are distinct because they can be dealt with from different perspectives. We have a choice in the matter. For instance, I can choose to suffer within the reality I've been dealt OR I can choose to think of another's suffering and alleviate it by giving of my time and resources and compassion, therefore no longer focusing all of my thoughts on my own dire needs, instead allowing someone else to do the same for me. People are prone to love those who let themselves be loved; suffering opens a door through which many find common ground.

So, the answer isn't "no life=no suffering", but rather suffering=humility=understanding=compassion=love=life. Obviously you never worked past the suffering bit oh-wise-and-mighty think-tank. Now who's lazy..]

In Topic: My Acne Scarring Depression

18 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

How did this become a question of God's existence, or lack thereof? Acne is human just as suffering is human. Do we really need an atheist to map this out for us, or a Christian to testify to the God almighty's existence for this to be apparent? Also, this guy only made one post A YEAR AGO. Perhaps his acne has cleared and he is now living a full and happy life...or perhaps not. My question has never been "why God allows us to suffer", but rather why it takes so long for human beings to GET OVER their suffering and think of another's instead? At least that would be more fulfilling and productive. :)

In Topic: Tips For A Cyst?

18 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Don't pop it. I know the temptation is hard to resist, but just like a splinter is pushed from your body when it's ready to come out, so a cyst is pushed out and healed up all by itself, naturally. I use BP also and it usually keeps it from spreading and/or swelling to an incredible size. Also, I drink a gallon of water every day when I get a cyst, it seems to help push it up faster. I really couldn't tell you why it works...it just does. O.o