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#3306794 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 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!

#3303800 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 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.

#3303792 Help! Super Dry Cheeks, Cause Redness And Irritation And Pus

Posted by Murph89 on 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

#3300977 Dry Skin Patch On Left Cheek

Posted by Murph89 on 08 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

I noticed there is no dry skin section on this forum. I have had a dry patch of skin on my left cheek for quite some time. No matter what method of exfoliation I do, and how much moisturizer I use, it remains there. You can't see the patch, but I can feel it. I've tried emu oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, evening primrose oil,  and it remains there. Any suggestions? Honey? Shea butter? I currently don't use any cleanser, because I've found any of all them dry my skin out. Even the ones that are formulated for day skin, do nothing and sometimes do more harm than good.

#3299352 Need Ideas For Homemade Moisturizing Mask

Posted by Murph89 on 01 November 2012 - 02:45 PM


There are some great food masks on there. Anything with cucumber, milk or yogurt would be great.

#3299190 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 31 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Got myself a new juicer and did my first juice tonight. This thing is amazing. It was $100 shipped from amazon and is a really a high quality juicer.

I did carrots, beet, red bell pepper, green apple, cucumber, kale, and it tasted so amazing! Im going to make juice every morning before work and every night before bed.

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#3298936 Acne Depression

Posted by Murph89 on 30 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Sit down and have a mature conversation with your parents, and explain how acne has ruined your high school life, which is really has. Do you have to be 18 to sign up for it yourself? If not, go to the derm and get it yourself.

#3298668 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 29 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

My skin is okay right now, but it's nothing to brag about. I have a big blemish on my cheek that's healing VERY slowly. Also might have some new small stuff on either side of my nose....god I just hate, hate, hate getting acne there, because it's such an annoying/noticeable spot for pimples.

Also just want to give a shout out to anyone that's dealing with Hurricane Sandy right now...stay safe and and best of luck, hopefully this storm will be over soon.

Yeah ive been enjoying it here in NYC. Been crazy with the winds and flooding! Mother nature is awesome!

#3298423 Because The "introduce Yourself" Forum Is Slow...

Posted by Murph89 on 28 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

I'm sorry man. My main suggestion would be to cut out ALL dairy. No more milk, cheese, cottage cheese, and worst of all, your protein shakes. Most likely they are whey protein, which is derived from milk. I'm not a believer in dermatologists, but you seem to have a lot of issues going on, so you may want to look into that. My heart goes out to you. Good luck with whatever you go with.

#3297967 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 26 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

Started my new full time job today at the natural foods store. Cool group of people. All the employees are around my age. Im going to have to leave my wallet at home every time I go into work, because Im gonna spend all my money on stuff there. They have a full juice bar with a professional juicer and they serve all sorts of juices. They have every type of healthy organic food you could think of. Its like heaven for me haha.

#3297535 21 Year Old Acne Cure (Pics)

Posted by Murph89 on 24 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

Awesome. Amazing what a simple addition to your lifestyle does. My motto is this: If its green, or the color of your heart, eat it, its great for you. Congrats bro. Your smile tells it all.

#3297534 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 24 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Well, ive noticed I havent been posting on here the past few days or week. Things are being good. Well, great, to be honest. I havent felt this good in 8 months. No joke. I have had a solid 7 weeks, or more. Not only is my skin looking really good, but things are just falling into place. As some of you know, I finally found a job. I got a job at a small dog shop right in the heart of NYC. Its a chill job, and I work with 3 really cute girls, which is pretty nice. But the job isnt me. Ive been actively looking for a FULL time job that pays more, and I finally found it. I applied to a natural foods store a month ago, and had an interview a month ago, then a second one 1 week later, and after not hearing from them or getting different excuses why they havent made a decision, I FINALLY had another interview with a different section today, and got a call back 2 hrs later, and got the job. Stoked.

So I have 1 full time job, and 1 part time job. Ideally, I would like to stay at the dog shop 2 days a week, and work full time (5 days) at the food store, but itll all depend on if they can give me a set schedule. So im stoked, really. I now have half my goal met. The other half is to work for 3-6 months, save up as much money as I can get, and leave NYC and move to Oregon. Thats my plan, and im sticking with it. Half way to that goal :)

And one last thing, regarding acne. The dog shop I work at has 4 employees, including me, and the owner. My skin isnt perfect, and neither are the other 3 girls. They are all gorgeous girls, but each of them has imperfections that a normal person would NEVER notice, but I noticed because, well anyone who has gone through skin issues, notices it on other people. 1 of them has tiny clogged pores on her forehead, the other on her cheeks, and the other had a few small pimples on her cheeks. But honestly, it was barely noticeable and I wouldnt have noticed unless I really looked at their skin, like I do with everyone nowadays hah. And the owner has bags under eyes. So honestly people, NO ONE's skin is perfect. NO ONE! Everyone has some sort of issue. If your striving for that PERFECT, flawless, barbie doll skin, its not realistic. Be happy with good skin. Im happy with mine, and no, its not perfect, but its looking good. Its really nice to be able to have my confidence back and be able to talk to anyone who I have a conversation with, and feel confident, and be able to be myself. Its really nice, and its been a long time coming. Everyone of you can be at that point too. Just because your skin is not perfect, you are no less of a person, even though thats how you feel everyday. Unless your skin is severely infected with cystic acne, you need to let yourself go, and live your life.

Also, if anyone didnt see my latest regimen, heres the link. Its been working great for the past almost 2 weeks.


#3297191 Is Evening Primrose Oil Only For Girls?

Posted by Murph89 on 23 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Does this work with men? I Have oily skin. I already take multivitamin, fish oil, saw palmetto, vitamin D, vitamin E, optiZinc (zinc methionine)

I take it orally and topically. Its amazing stuff. It really is. Its made my skin super super smooth and just really healthy overall. Read up on the benefits online. I use Dr. Adorable EPO on my face every night, and the pill twice a day.



#3296729 Recommending A New Regimen

Posted by Murph89 on 21 October 2012 - 09:52 PM

Hopefully Im not jinxing myself, but with my new regimen, things are looking really fucking good. I have been able to eat what I want, and things are going smoothly. After 6 months of trial and error for products for my skin, I think Ive nailed it. At least I hope.

I shower twice a day. Morning and night. I dont use ANY cleanser. I take warm showers. I use a tea tree shampoo to help with flakes and itchiness on my scalp, and I tilt my head back so It doesnt run on my face. So mornings, nothing but warm water from the shower touches my face.

In the morning first thing when i wake up, I take 1 Candex pill. I wait an hour, and then with breakfast, I take 1 Evening Primrose oil pill. This is a great natural supplement for skin health. Women use it for menstrual cycles, but men can use it for skin health, as do women. You can read up about it online if you want.

I go about my day, not worrying about my skin, not looking in the mirror (I actually avoid mirrors). I dont think about my skin, I dont touch it, I literally go about my day like its flawless.

At dinner, I take 1 more Evening Primrose oil pill (its meant to take with a meal, thats why I take it with breakfast and dinner). 2 hours after dinner or my last meal, I take 1 more Candex. I then shower again, again using warm water and let in run all over my face, like a normal shower, again, not using any cleanser. I get out, dry my face off, with a SEPARATE towel that I use on the rest of my body, and I moisturize with a mixture of jojoba oil and Evening Primrose oil. I just mix the 2 oils, smother it ALL over my face, and go to bed. Thats it!

I dont use any products on my face, other than those 2 oils. My skin is not dry anymore, its not oily, its normal. Its crazy.

#3296642 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Murph89 on 21 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Replace agony with acne and this sums up how I feel

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