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#3353761 Towel Drying Vs. Air Drying Face? I Want To Hear Your Opinion! :)

Posted by vituperative on 31 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

I have a towel that I used just for my face. I dry my face on one side in the morning and at night on the other side then use a new one the next day. I go through a lot of towels obviously (but they're small) and I wash them with this:




I feel that it helps me break out less. I also change my pillow cases every 2 - 3 days.

#3348739 A Never Ending Battle

Posted by vituperative on 15 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hola Vituperative! Man, I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. It's tough - mentally. I have had moderate acne when I was a teen and I constantly ruminated over it - it consumed me. I did overcome the acne due to accutane from my dermatologist but later I was to face many hurdles including losing a lot of my hair to alopecia ereata and it sucked so much but I can only imagine how it feels for you. I recently have acne on my shoulders and some on the upper arms possibly due to taking some jacked3d legal muscle building compound though I can't say it is the cause with complete certainty. I know that if I had to go what you are going through right now quality of life would be low. I just hope for you and all others in this world that are suffering to the extent that you are that one point in time the tide turns and the darkness and despair fades away along with the affliction akin to a leaf in the breeze that blows away in the wind. Well, based on your profile you are super duper beautiful-la-sonic as so don't ever forget that. I recall seeing a girl previously in a time of times passed, afflicted with severe extreme acne on her face though she was super duper beautiful-la-sonic just like you and I thought wow! Too cool! She looked sad and down - soooo unhappy but had she ever asked me to go out for a coffee (with two sugars of course - gota be sweet he he he) - Platonically only then heck yeah I want that coffee, preferably flat white. The point is you are young, you are nice, you are beautiful but you have to believe that. Besides, whoever judges you aren't your friends - they don't matter. Don't worry about the stranger in the beat street or the shop keeper on 5th ave coz they aint your friends gal. Familia is numero uno, not some judgemental narrow-minded misguided stranger that you don't know. Let em all judge and let em walk on by but please just don't care - have no fear. Hey! It's too cool that you shared your personal affliction with us. I feel for ya gal - Take care gal - peace out - my prayers go out to ya smile.png



Well aren't you sweet nod.gif Thanks for the kind words. Many people these days are kind, they don't say anything about my acne (unlike high school). It's just my own issues I need to get over. Accepting that this is who I am and maybe somehow acne shaped me to be a better and more understanding person. All the best to you, too and good luck with finding something that works :)

girlsi know how you feel 100%!! i didnt even want to have a boyfriend because im like oh god im gonna have to sleep with layers of makeup on to cover my acne and scars..but i found a cure that works for me(and a ton of others) and its ALL NATURAL BABY;) and very cheap!!!  you girls are GORGEOUS and should not be having to worry about that! try coconut oil!! about 4 weeks ago i came across reviews for coconut oil to cure acne! so i did a lot of reserach and saw people saying that theyve been suffering from terrible cystic acne for years and even tried accutane and it came back!! and when they tried coconut oil it cleared up! so i decided to give it a try..because like you and everyone else who suffers from acne..we get really desperate! I had nothing to lose because my skin was already bad! So i started using it 3 weeks ago and my skin has cleared right up! Mind you i still have scars but it also lightens scars too!!! you coud try it?? its cheap! and has a ton of other uses. theres like 101 uses lol!! I use the Nutiva brand. Its the best one in my opinion! i rinse my face with hot water, massage the coconut oil in as a cleanser for a few minutes and then i rinse it off. Gently dry my skin and then apply a bit more as a moisturizer and go to bed. I wake up and repeat! i know its iffy to put oil on your face lmao but read up on it! its antifungal and all this other stuff. trust me i did not think it was going to work but im SOOOOO glad i tried it because i was so depressed looking in the mirror!! and its so cheap and healthy. I even put it in my tea because they say it can help if you ingest it too...but anyways give it a try if you are desperate ad if it doesnt work at least you tried right? But you may be very surprised=) but MAKE SURE its ORGANIC, EXTRA VIRGIN, UNREFINED lol i cant stress that enough because i saw people saying oh it made my skin worse blah blah blah...well obviously they must have been using refined or something. try and get the Nutiva brand if you can! if you wanna talk more you can private message me on here if thats possible or you can add me to facebook! i think this link may work??  https://www.facebook...y.5?ref=tn_tnmn

I have not heard of this before but I will definitely read up on it! Thank you for the suggestion, I am always looking for new remedies and solutions :)))

#3346524 Acne Coverage Tutorial

Posted by vituperative on 07 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous tongue.png

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!

hey!don't say that.i think u're very pretty and also very warm.

i've no idea why am saying that ,probably the way u respond but i just have this feeling.

i can say that about a few other people here including lily .she's very sweet.=)

i really hope i'd more people like u around me in real.


love and hugs!wub.png

Oh thank you, you're so sweet and warm, too! biggrin.png 
I wish I knew people like you in real life, it would be so good :)

#3345615 Need Opinions: Accutane Or Not?

Posted by vituperative on 04 May 2013 - 01:44 AM

It depends on how desperate you are feeling. If you are feeling so depressed with life and feeling like there's is no hope and you need a solution, I say, do it.

I, like you, was extremely worried of side effects but did it anyway. I did it because I was at a point where I wanted to commit suicide because it was so bad. I would wake up in the morning and my bed spread and pajamas would be covered in blood from the facial, back and chest acne. I didn't have any more suicidal thoughts while taking Roaccutane. The only thing I regret about Roaccutane was that it thinned my hair a lot but I'm not bald by any means. I am a girl, so of course I want it thicker but I prefer thinner hair than what I dealt with before. Also, as far as I know, hair loss only occurs in about 10% of users so I was just unlucky. Other than that I never had any real side effects. I had pinkish skin, really dry and cracked lips, dry/red eyes and constipation but everything went away 2 - 3 months after I ended my 8 month course.

#3345611 Boys Like Me, Can You Relate To This?

Posted by vituperative on 04 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

I'm a girl but I'm just going to give my opinion anyway (hope that's okay?) but it could be because of a surge of hormones? I don't know if that is proven though. Personally, from experience when I've had sex and had an orgasm my skin has improved but I am past puberty, so maybe that's why? 

#3345604 A Never Ending Battle

Posted by vituperative on 04 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

I can't believe how much I can relate to you ladies.  I have probably spent countless amounts of money on make-up that I honestly think makes my skin look like shit, but I just won't be seen without it.  I'm constantly trying new brands, and I've probably racked-up a million points on my Sephora card.  I wear it swimming, to the beach, even while doing dirty work with horses and livestock where I just sweat it off anyway.  It's a joke, but anything is better than my natural complexion.  I absolutely despise being in photos and try to get of them whenever I can without people getting angry at me.  I hate constantly comparing my skin to other people's but I just can't stop.  I completely feel your pain and it's really comforting to know that other people are going through what I'm going through.  I'm 24 years old, and I haven't met a soul around me with skin like mine.

I've blown so much money on make up from overseas that doesn't exist in Australia, only to make my breakouts worse or to realise that "fair" is too orange or dark for me and it sucks :( Just like you, I don't know anyone with skin like mine. When I was in high school there was one guy who had severe acne (he did 3 courses of Roaccutane in the span of 2 years) and I tried to approach him but he refused to speak to me about it. Apart from that, all my friends and family have never had any form of acne. I used to have friends in high school or at university who would get one pimple at 'that time of the month' and say "omg, I'm so hideous, this is the worst thing that could ever happen" and I'd be thinking, "if you're hideous then what am I?" I always wished to know someone like me. Someone who I could share acne/make up tips with. Someone whose house I could stay at and we'd both brave taking our make up off at the same time and not feeling judged but feeling comforted that we are alike and we understand each other. I guess I can't have that but this site still helps. If you feel like getting anything off your chest, please feel free to message me :)

#3345355 Do I Have Rosaeca?!?!? (Pictures)

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

I saw you post several times yesterday! I can't stress this enough (in the nicest way!) you need to relax. Honestly. What you are experiencing is a side effect of Roaccutane. Many people go pink/red all over. Others get just pink eyes or lips. Please just wear sunscreen, minimize your time in the sun (if you don't need to be in it, go in the shade) and wear a hat if you can. It will subside a month or two after treatment. Please stress less, ok? :) :)

#3345346 I Just Need Someone Who'll Read This And Make Me Feel That There's Hope.

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Firstly, I am sending you a big virtual hug! I can completely sympathize with you. I started getting acne at 11 and I am now 26. I have had severe acne.

Ok, so you said you were taking Doxycycline, I am taking that too (it's called Doryx here). I experienced the same thing as you - my acne started to improve for the first 5 days of treatment and I was thinking yay, everything is clearing up! Well, on the 6th day I got a cystic break out and then I got more and more. My skin started going berserk but I persisted. I know from my experience with Roaccutane that you normally go through "worse before it gets better". At day 12, I started feeling my zits dry up. I am now 3 weeks in Doxycycline (Doryx) and I am finding relief. I have no new breakouts!! Keep going with your treatment, I promise it will improve soon! :)


As for your problems, if you honestly feel desperate, you might consider going through Roaccutane. There are mixed opinions on this forum about it but I think it saved my life! When I was 15, I woke up one morning and wrote a letter for my mum before I went to school. It was short and simple. It said, "If I don't get help soon, I'm going to kill myself". I felt like you. Trapped in this filthy body, nothing I did helped. I washed my face RELIGIOUSLY, ate healthy, drank water and went to bed at 8pm-10pm every day. I never went out because I was ashamed of my horrible skin. I remember one time, a friend of mine turned to me out of the blue and said, "You know, if you just washed your face everyday, you'd probably have perfect skin". I was horrified. I couldn't believe my friends thought I had acne because I was dirty and didn't take care of myself. I was trying so hard to control my skin but I had severe cystic acne that would not go away. That's when I was told about Roaccutane. I did an 8 months course of it and then had PERFECT SKIN. I am not kidding. I was unrecognizable. For 7 years after that I continued to have great skin (unfortunately I had terribly, terrible scarring). For the last 3 years, I've been breaking out again. Some cystic acne is back but nowhere near to what I had when I was 15/16. It makes me sad but I am also 26 now and try to remember that it could be worse. This is why I am now taking Doxycycline and it's helping. I'm also using Epiduo Gel.

Please don't be sad. I completely understand what you're feeling and it's easier said than done but you will find relief. Please remember you are an amazing person. Yes, young people are ignorant and they don't understand acne but don't let that get to you! Please seek treatment if Doxycycline doesn't work. Do NOT give up! You can find help one way or another - even if it takes a lot of searching and experimenting.

Please message me on here if you want more support or someone to discuss your feelings with, ok?
Take care :)

#3345330 Avon Stick Concealer!blemishes And Scars!

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

I haven't used a cover stick since about 2003 when Blackmores decided to discontinue their acne cover stick. Basically what I did back then was "draw" over my acne with the cover stick and then wait about 30 seconds for it to warm up/melt. Then I would use my fingers to gently blend it over the pimple and blend it over the rest of my surrounding skin.


I generally didn't like cover sticks because if the colour isn't PERFECT to your skin tone, it's obvious. Unlike foundation which can be mixed with different shades and then gently blended into the skin and out towards the jawline.


Also, it's perfectly ok to use sunscreen firsthand, just give it about 10 minutes to absorb into your skin before you apply the cover stick.

#3345252 Accutane Log (Pictures)

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 12:48 AM

Honestly, I would kill for this skin! Even after 8 months of Roaccutane, Doryx and a firm, tough skin regimen my skin does not look this good.

#3345244 Broke

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 12:14 AM

It's funny how acne scarring is something I HATE about myself. I can't stand it and it's all I see when I look in the mirror but when it comes to other people with scars, I don't mind it. In fact, sometimes I think someone is even more interesting/attractive because of it. They have character. I also appreciate the battle they fought and feel happiness and pride for them because I'm glad that part of their life is over. They won. Nothing wrong with scars, after the first sight of them, they become invisible to me.

#3345241 A Never Ending Battle

Posted by vituperative on 03 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

Hi all.

I started getting acne at 11 and am now 26. Between 16 and 23 I lived virtually acne free because of an 8 month course of Roaccutane. I had an occasional zit or maybe a big one that was obvious due to my clear skin but I still stupidly focused on the negatives, like scarring, uneven skin tone, freckles. I still worked hard at maintaining my skin as that fear lives deep inside me. There is a constant stress and worry that I will break out worse and return to my previous state. I suffer of nightmares. I usually dream that I go to the mirror and I'm looking back at 15 year old me with severe cystic acne. I am now suffering of cystic break outs again and am feeling defeated and frustrated.


I wear make up all the time. NOBODY apart from my mother can see me without make up. I don't allow it. The worst part is, make up doesn't look good on my skin anyway. It's a mask but not a good one. It helps me face the world but even then I never look people in the eyes. I feel them judging my "poor" choice in foundation. Almost every brand out there makes me break out more, so the one brand I use is not exactly matched to my skin tone and I can see it in every pore and every scar. My skin is freckled too, which I hate. Why couldn't I be born with beautiful skin? Why am I forced to battle this? I somehow knew in the back of my mind that one day the acne would return. I don't know what to do!! I feel so helpless. I have tried EVERYTHING! Nobody can help me. I don't want to do a second course of Roaccutane because I had significant hair thinning the first time around.

I see women without make up and their skin is stunning. I am forever jealous. I am 26 and I lost my youth to acne. I went from being a child to a monster. I never felt confident. I never enjoyed having my picture taken. I only see scars and acne when I look in the mirror. I obsess constantly. I'm always changing my towels, pillow cases, clothes cause I'm worried about bacteria transferring to my skin. Acne took away my confidence and it robbed me of going to the beach, camping, sleeping over people's house. When I travel, I carry so many face related products. I hate it. I want this baggage gone. I want to be free.

#3345104 Do Guys Get Turned Off By Acne?

Posted by vituperative on 02 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

I think it's very mixed. I do feel judged when I have extremely bad break outs but at the same time, I've always had dudes try to hit on me despite that. I have extremely bad scarring and a lot of redness and wear a lot of foundation (which sometimes I think might look worse than just bare skin but I'm too self conscious!) but overall I've had guys go after me, tell me I was beautiful anyway and even touch my face without being grossed out.

I had a guy friend who was brutally honest with me. He said "you are always infinitely more gorgeous when you are smiling and confident, the acne itself doesn't matter. Love yourself and be happy, you are beautiful!"

#3345083 So Depressed.

Posted by vituperative on 02 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

I feel the same way, too! I started getting acne at age 11 and by 14 I had a severe case of cystic acne that has left me with deep, giant scars all over my face and I am 26 now. I did an 8 months course of Roaccutane at 20mg, twice daily for the whole time. I was acne free for about 7 years and was still self conscious about my scars and my freckles and my face in general. For the last 3 years I have been breaking out a lot, mainly in the places where I had my initial scarring (cheeks, chin) and continue to feel exasperated! I am taking antibiotics and have a STRICT face routine. I don't think I've gone one day without sticking to it within the last 10 years! My acne is becoming cystic again and I feel like I'm losing it. I've been offered another course of Roaccutane but don't want to go down that route (I had very, very bad thinning of the hair).


I think you need to remember that you are in fact gorgeous! People are not lying! Also, you said "but don't they see my acne?". They probably do but they also don't care about that, your real beauty shines through! I know I should take my own advice, since I refuse to be seen without make up, but even past boyfriends have told me how pretty and beautiful I am, even though my skin isn't anywhere near perfect. You have so many great features, you said so yourself. We can get through this and I think you and I both need to remember that acne doesn't define us and it doesn't ruin our beauty.

It's hard to see other girls with perfect skin, girls who don't need make up but we're just as good as them. Please be strong and don't be sad. I know photos never show the true condition of your acne (it's always worse in real life) but even if it was 10x worse than in those pics, I am convinced you would still be gorgeous, inside and out!!

#3345077 Post-Accutane Treatment

Posted by vituperative on 02 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

Don't be embarrassed! I know it's easier said than done but don't let something like this ruin chances to have fun and enjoy life! I dated a guy who had scarring like you on his back and chest (even worse actually, especially on his chest/pecs) and he used to be embarrassed. Now at 27 he always says how he regretted the times he declined to go to the beach or take his shirt off because of it. If people care, then screw them! Most won't, honestly. And there will always be fellow acne sufferers of both genders who will understand where you're coming from and see completely past it. Good luck and I do hope you find something that can help you regain your confidence :)