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Murph89

Member Since 14 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 01 2013 09:11 PM

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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

29 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Realizing I dont come on here much anymore. My life is pretty much the best it has been in a very long time. I just signed a lease for my own apartment in NYC. Im so incredible excited and blessed. I feel like a normal person again. No, my skin is not perfect. I get pimples every now and then, but you know, so does the majority of the population. I would seriously say every other person I see on the subway or in person in NYC, has acne/pimples/zits/red marks/scars. Its life! I had a humungous cyst on my cheek, super super super noticeable, and I still went to work, and acted like it didnt effect me, because people dont care! They may notice it, but who cares!

My point to this is that I just urge every one of you to push through all the insecurities you have about your skin, and live your life, and move forward. I remember someone on here saying you really have 2 choices when it comes to dealing with acne. You can hide and be miserable and be stagnant in life, and "wait" to do things and move forward in life because of the quality of your skin, or you can just say FUCK IT. Im not going to let my skin define me. I am much more than what the skin on my face looks like. I have seen some gorgeous girls and some good looking guys with bad skin, and it doesnt change their attractiveness, in my opinion. SOme people, as we all know, are shallow and will judge you based on your skin. But is that someone you want in your life? FUCK NO!

You're always going to be self conscious about something. Whether its your skin, your weight, your height, your nose, whatever it may be. There will always be something you nit pick about yourself that you dont like. Acne sucks, no doubt. Its sucks BIG TIME. But dont let it control your life anymore. Ive been guilty of this for the past 6 months or so. Within the past 2 months, ive started to feel comfortable in my own skin, and im liking who I am becoming :)

Much love to you all!

In Topic: Can Leading A Healthy Balanced Lifestyle Fix Dry Skin?

19 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

With my experience with dry skin, water water water. Drink it. Seriously you should be takin a piss every hour. Also, stop washing your face twice a day. I wash my face after work (mid day) in the shower with warm water, and that's it. I'll wash my face with a black soap cleanser once a week , to exfoliate. I apply a mixture of jojoba oil and evening primrose oil every night, and I also take evening primrose oil internally. When my skin does get dry, I notice that I'm not drinking enough water. Also, check your diet. Make sure your eating enough veggies (stick to the green leafy ones) and anything red. (Tomatoes, beets, peppers, etc). After doing all this, my skin is almost back to normal. I sometimes get a dry patch here or there on my cheeks, but it usually goes away with the jojoba oil and evening primrose oil.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

19 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

Back on here after a couple weeks of having pretty much perfect skin. The other day at work, I noticed a purplish flat bump on my cheek. I immediately freaked out. It's now day 3, and its big, red, and it hurts. Its an under the skin pimple/cyst. It's the first one in my entire life that I have ever had. So it's obviously super noticeable, because the rest of skin is virtually clear. It's amazing how this has completely crushed me, mentally. The only thing that is helping me is a girl, my sister, who had perfect flawless baby skin, and she told me she's had these cystic pimples before on her forehead and chin, and she just goes about her day and laughs it off. She calls it a Zelda. Hah. I've been using a neosporin ointment, but tonight after reading numerous things about tea tree oil drying out these things, I applied it. Well see what happens. It's not something that can be popped. It has no head. It's just super red and hard.

I know this is caused by stress, and I can thank for lame ass aunt for that. She's kicking me out of her apartment because she made some stupid promise to my cousin, her son, that he could have his room to himself when he gets home from college winter break. It's a long story, but this lady has 0 logic, and is fucked up in the head. So I can thank her for this.

The good news is, is that I'm finally getting my own apartment. My parents are gonna help me out because they know how expensive it is here in NYC ($900 for a studio) which is just one big room with a kitchen and a bathroom. Not even considered a 1 bedroom. So that's a big thing that's keeping me going, and not letting something like this control me, which it has the last few days.

In Topic: Help! Super Dry Cheeks, Cause Redness And Irritation And Pus

19 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Mix jojoba oil and evening primrose oil and apply that shit to your entire face every night before bed

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

16 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Margox - where are those from? lol!

My face ITCHES. Like I've fallen head first into a cluster of stinging nettles, then been bitten by bugs, then been exposed to self tanning products (of which I am actually allergic). Trying to tap the itchy areas instead of scratching. It does noottthhiinnnnggg!

Also I think I randomly have some shallow scarring now. The people I've pointed it out to have called me paranoid. But it's there. I CAN SEE IT. Posted Image


If your skin itches that bad, look into either candida or demodex mites.