LOL! Here is something that will bring some hope for everyone.
Yesterday my wife was looking at me and said "you're skin look so good. Did you do something? What did you do? Is that why our bank account went down? You had something done, didn't you?!" LOL!
I didn't have anything done accept a short facial back around early December. It was a short one and I doubt that was the reason my skin looks good. I just wanted to share this with you all to say sometimes our scars, blemishes and enlarged pores get better on their own in time.
Posted by jakeshake
on 05 December 2012 - 02:08 PM
I can totally relate to you. I have obsessed over my acne, face, eyes and scars for years. I know what you are going through. Not 100%. But I do know what you're going through. I feel a LITTLE BIT of your pain.
Let me ask you a question. If you get help for OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder would that make you less of a person? Would it make you unworthy to be loved? Would it make you defective and no good? My answer to these question is A BIG NO!! Even though you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder and/or OCD you are still a person worthy of other's love and respect!!! Please, get help. There is help out there. And I bet the scar isn't even as bad as you think. Get help. You are worth so much.
Last night I saw a very powerful interview with the late mega journalist, Mike Wallace. At the very end of the interview he mentions how he dealt with a very bad case of acne all over his face and how it marked him but made him compensate for it, thus working harder and being the best. I found it very powerful and think many of you will appreciate watching it. It's at 39.33 on the video. It just goes to show evern though we agonize over acne sometimes it doesn't mean we can't come out as shining stars.
Posted by jakeshake
on 16 November 2011 - 09:27 PM
It's been years since I tried to get my skin to look great again. I am in my early 50s. I have rosacea and some marks. It's my torment. It's not tormenting me all the time. But when it does, man does it ever! Well I'm not taking it anymore. All I do is ask, ask ask! But I never do! do! do!! Tomorrow I start doing again. I went to get some money out of my money market account so my wife can't nag me about the money I am going to spend. I am going to some skin clinic tomorrow to have them evaluate my skin. Then they are going to give me some sort of facial with the correct lotions or soaps. But I am not going to let up. I'm going to keep at it! I will also ask them about dermarolling or tca crossing: anything that induced collagen. I want to look great again! I remember when I was getting facials on a regular basic, close to 20 years ago, one of my friends told me I looked great! She didn't know I was getting facials. She said man you look great! Her brother said I always looked great. She said, yeah but not like this! LOL Well that's going to happen again. Also, Instead of needing, needing, needing all the time, maybe I can start giving, giving giving! I hope I can. I hope I can help some here. I hope I can be a giver who has had success behind him instead of standing still. I just had to share.
Thanks. My problem is I have always been a perfectionist with the way I looked. I could never live up to my mental standards. My mother was like that. But she could live up to her standards because she was naturally beautiful with flawless skin. I have not been that blessed.