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the uphill battle

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#3358453 Will Cerave Moisturizer Help Fade Red/dark Marks

Posted by the uphill battle on 16 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Theoretically, but I've been using it for the past year or so and I don't see any dramatic improvement.




#3329576 ...

Posted by the uphill battle on 26 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nice thread, thanks for taking the time :)




#3314545 Do Girls Care About Acne? Tips For Guys With Acne

Posted by the uphill battle on 30 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

"So when a girl meets a guy who's insecure she goes "Next!" but when she meets a guy who is "confident" she stays interested. And then when later the guy says "You know, I act confident and all but a lot of the time I'm actually quite insecure" she goes "That's ok!". It just seems like a contradiction?"

Clearly, it is not that black and white. A girl being interested or not will be influenced by many factors. Not to mention the fact that many assumptions and conclusions are made in the beginning stages of a developing relationship. As I stated earlier, I was speaking from my point of view only and I just simply wanted to illustrate that confidence is attractive. However, regardless of that, obviously we are all human and have flaws. Being aware of such flaws or even insecure about them is a pretty common experience. It is merely when such flaws begin to take over one's life that they may become less appealing.


#3314130 Do Girls Care About Acne? Tips For Guys With Acne

Posted by the uphill battle on 28 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

I have dated guys with acne and never thought twice about it. Though, I do agree with nakedsmurf that girls who have skin problems are probably more accepting of guys with skin problems, so I can't speak from a been-perflectly-clear-my-whole-life point of view. However, my younger sister who was blessed with beautiful skin (I got the shitty genes, of course) dated a guy with pretty bad acne and that did not stop her from eventually marrying him. I know that for us, a guy's confidence, personality, chivalry, humor and thoughtfulness far outweigh any concern of skin issues. I can't stress enough how far confidence can take you! The quickest way to turn a girl off would be crippling insecurity, but there is nothing wrong with having some transparency with the issue if you reach a point in your relationship where you can speak honestly about such concerns. I think most significant others would be surprised by the insecurities and not see the issue as magnified as we often view things about ourselves. And of course, if they're worth your time, they will be loving and supportive about it all. Anyhoo, my two cents!


#3310138 Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

Posted by the uphill battle on 11 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Spironolactone?


#3310022 Want To Use Tca Cross But...

Posted by the uphill battle on 11 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

http://tcacross.blogspot.com/ <----This site should be helpful in explaining intructions. Also, it's recommended to use at least 65% TCA or higher. You can purchase TCA at makeupartistschoice.com


#3289393 Proactive's New Bb Cream Make-Up.....

Posted by the uphill battle on 24 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

So the amazing, money hungry maker's of Proactive now created a makeup! Yay!!! ....Not. I think Proactive is such an awful product that preys on desperate, vulnerable acne sufferers. I can't help but think Proactive's new makeup formula is intentionally pore clogging to influence consumers to buy more of their acne products. I'm jaded.


#3277180 Proactive Parody..finally!

Posted by the uphill battle on 15 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

I've hated the Proactive commercials for what seems like forever now.. Such obvious marketing tactics to manipulate vulnerable acne-sufferers and just a God awful product. I'm just glad somebody finally made fun of them.




#3234845 Great News From Doctor! (2Nd Month Done)

Posted by the uphill battle on 15 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

I really hope this is your answer! My cousin began Accutane in high school for her severe acne and it cleared it up completely and permanently. Hope you experience the same thing!


#3189302 Are You Kidding Me? I Have Eye Pimple Too

Posted by the uphill battle on 07 December 2011 - 10:40 PM

Ahhhh, I'm sorry. I got a huge one under my eyebrow that left a nasty mark. I was so pissed! The skin around my eyes should never have acne.. so lame. You think some parts of our face are safe from acne and then BOOM.


#3180076 Blind

Posted by the uphill battle on 14 November 2011 - 12:08 AM

Totally! Same thing with pictures. I will see pictures and see someone completely different from how I see myself or how I WANT to see myself, not sure which. I discard those pictures immediately! lol. I know exactly what you mean though. I see such a range of versions of myself depending on several factors; lighting, angle, etc.


#3180025 What Keeps You Sane?

Posted by the uphill battle on 13 November 2011 - 09:34 PM

This forum! The reassurance it brings me that I am not suffering with this disease alone despite how alone I often feel with my acne fight. Also, my fiance. For some reason he wants to marry me and see my far from perfect face everyday! Even without makeup..wow, It baffles me, but I'm so grateful! Lastly, my german shepherd...she loves me day or night, fat or skinny, pizza face or clear.


#3180023 What Kind Of Acne Is This?

Posted by the uphill battle on 13 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

I wish I could be more helpful, but I really suck at pinpointing the different types of acne :( I just wanted to say that I think your skin looks beautiful! Congrats on your improvement.