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#3400695 Acne Has Become Severe

Posted by Ballen on 13 December 2013 - 10:31 AM

I know how you feel, hang in there, man!

#3397590 Isotretinoin Treatment - Blackheads

Posted by Ballen on 28 November 2013 - 12:22 PM

I'm on week 5 (40mg /day / 65 kgs), moved up to 50 (today).


Anyway, my skin texture is getting better and better. My old one was terrible. All my blackheads are being pushed out and the holes that are left are shrinking a lot. Before, they didn't even look like blackheads, but its like Accutane opened the skin to them and now their coming out :)

#3397588 Do Girls Find Guys With Acne Unattractive? Or _____?

Posted by Ballen on 28 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

No. There's this one guy in one of my university classes who has acne, and he's so handsome, I'm too shy to talk to him. -___-

for a girl i think it's best to not directly talk to him but to be around him (in his range, and outside classes at around 5-10meters (not to close so he can "put his hand on u" from the first time he wants), but it depends on ur height and body looks), hopefuly he will notice ur appearance, but don't make him used to u sitting around him (being always available to him) that's mayby worse. (making ur appearance in his vizual range is girls best weapon)


now, depending on him (if he's good looking maybe he's only into more inteligent girls, or he's so about good looks (bleah) that he wan't a beautifull girl).

in any case, make sure u *complete* him. if he is skinny (non-muscular) then let ur clothes put focus on ur hips/@ss/boobs, if his lips are thin and u have thicker lips put a little focus on that (lipstick).

on psychologicall stuff too (maybe with his looks this is more important) - if he's slow in movements u try to be agile, non-artistic/black-white garderobe -> u dress with a bit more colors/good taste, if he's fast/restless u be more mature/wise, u get it.. but with all this different "perspective" and aproaches to *life* you should approach just a little of the same matters (just a tiny few same interests). hope it makes sense.

I don't see anything wrong with her talking to him..

#3397266 Accutane, We Meet Again!

Posted by Ballen on 26 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

Some seems to think starting at a lower dosage (in you case 10-20 mg/ day) dramatically reduces the chance of an IB. I believe this to be true.

If you're gonna meet your derm before starting, you could bring this up if you're worried. Just ask for it, most likely she will say yes.

#3397152 Do Girls Find Guys With Acne Unattractive? Or _____?

Posted by Ballen on 26 November 2013 - 12:42 AM

This is the truth. Many people will not date anyone with any (or very, very little) acne. Many girls find it disgusting.


Depending on how much acne you have, the answer ranges from yes to no.


The older you get, the more accepted it is. I have terrible acne and most girls still like me. Almost all girls take it as a minus.


Some girls don't care. I find that when at the gym, a lot more girls (higher rated..........) like me. They seem to find it more attractive and masculine. They like a strong jaw and high testosterone, and they think acne is part of that (It seems they favor a LITTLE acne).

I'm not big, but a bit wide, a good frame. Gonna gain 40 pounds in 2 months after Accutane. I know where to find girls then... smile.png

#3396298 How Does One Reach Self-Acceptance?

Posted by Ballen on 21 November 2013 - 04:54 PM

The best kind of revenge is success.

What you are experiencing is not a bad thing, but a good. You'll build character and strength. A fool and his money are soon parted. I have experienced something similar to you. I just blocked my family out for a period of time.

I never got money either... In a couple of years I'm gonna meet them again and be powerful, rich (which I kinda am already), good looking and have a good body. Then I'm gonna give them the money I never got.

#3395882 I Can't Live Like This

Posted by Ballen on 19 November 2013 - 07:42 PM

There are many, MANY things to try before quitting. For example as the poster above me suggested; Accutane. I'm currently still on it myself. I have had acne for 7 years, 6 of them severe cystic, but giving up wont help. Accutane has done wonders for me (5th week).


Winners never quit and quitters never win. Don't surrender; build yourself from it. Learn from it, don't tear yourself down.

I too got anxiety from it, but I will never surrender. Something gotta go, and its not me. There is nothing to gain from surrendering; you're still gonna be you in 5 years (if you don't die that is..); it can be with or without acne. The choice is yours.

#3395474 Skipping College

Posted by Ballen on 18 November 2013 - 03:40 AM


Well good for you, but for the rest of the 99% of the world, let's encourage getting an education- fair enough?


And for the other 99% who don't invent something or make millions some other way, just for the other 99% of us it is well documented that income correlates with education....





Here's to us in the 99%!! STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Income yes, millions no. Pretty much anyone (99%) can be millionaires.


I didn't mean stop learning, I just said there is really no point of going to (paying for) collage (unless you want a job which requires an education). I personally don't want to work for anyone (not that you do), but myself.


Most people don't really want anything bad enough, so its probably best for them to stay in school. smile.png

You want to work, but for yourself? Doing what?


No one wants to "work" really, we have other things we'd like to see and do, however, ya got to have the money to survive. Thats society.

The benefit of going to college is to earn some type of education, certificate, or degree in which you can use to apply into an area you like.


If ya like what you do, you will never truly work a day in your life.


How can you make judgments for people when you do not know them or live their life? How can you justify their wants and needs for them by stating "they don't want it bad enough?" This is simply not true.


The biggest mistake you'll ever make is thinking you work for anybody but yourself. Regardless of who pays your paycheck.


As I said, unless your dream job requires a degree, you don't need it; why would you?


I think people want to work, just not with what they are currently working as. If no body in the world worked, which is an actual possibility btw, they wouldn't all just sit around and do nothing/ partying or whatever. They would study or work with what they truly wanted.


If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Unless you're unlucky. If someone is skipping collage because of acne, that may be a sign that this isn't the right path for them. I would rethink where I'm going and what I want in life (write it down) if I were OP.


The reason you think you "have to work" is because you haven't worked smart enough in your past.

#3394709 Skipping College

Posted by Ballen on 14 November 2013 - 10:07 AM

loved the post about no money-  don't let acne rob you of your earning potential, and college is the key to that, so chin up and SHOW up....wear a hoodie or sit in the back, just SHOW UP


also I find being really busy, like studying when I was at uni was a good thing for me...takes my mind off my problems and it is such a positive goal, getting a degree is something YOU CAN control! 

Actually, there is no correlation between high earning (millionaires) and education level. I dropped out of collage because I was studying the wrong thing for me, 1 year ago. I'm now earning millions.

#3392216 Acne Can Last A Life Time

Posted by Ballen on 03 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

Don't give up, don't ever give up. There is no goal you cant accomplish if you work on it long and hard enough.

There are still plenty of things you could do that would help your acne immensely and even cure it. Dont stop trying things and eventually you will get through. Try everything for 2 months, if it doesnt work, go on. Don't keep doing those thins that do not help you.


For example, go search for "dying for clear skin" on Youtube. Have you tried that treatment? Best of luck, and again, don't give up.

#3392072 Post Roaccutane

Posted by Ballen on 02 November 2013 - 02:37 PM

I finished my course of Roaccutane almost a week ago and I'm paranoid about the acne coming back, did you use anything on your skin after you finished?

If it comes back, it comes back. You cant do anything for it to continue being 'cured'. You can keep it at check though, but its really still there.
Unless there is some (other) miracle cure. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to reduce acne..


Also, OP, you can try to eliminate certain foods for a month. Like diary one month, fried foods another, etc. I go the exact opposite route. I eat lots and lots of the thing I'm testing, instead of removing it. I just think it goes faster and Im not really afraid of acne (may have something to do with me just sitting inside all day..).

#3391477 Well, I've Given Up Hope That This Will Get Better

Posted by Ballen on 30 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

Thank you! smile.png <33 You are so right! Let's kick acne in the balls!!!

That will help with the reproduction..

#3391183 Well, I've Given Up Hope That This Will Get Better

Posted by Ballen on 28 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

"Winners never quit and quitters never win".

#3390861 What Gives You Hope?

Posted by Ballen on 27 October 2013 - 06:31 AM

Knowing that I will be acne free.

#3390290 Cancelling Plans Because Of Acne?

Posted by Ballen on 23 October 2013 - 05:28 PM



I've been guilty of that as well, but not often anymore. If I've got a couple of bad breakouts at the time I'll go extra heavy on foundation, which is a win-win anyway because the one I use doesn't break me out and I won't have to cancel.


>Yes. Never go outside, ever, because of acne. Going on Accutane tomorrow thou

xdevochax that sounds like good advice , stuff the stereotypes next time I have a bad breakout I'm hitting the foundation to cool.png .
Ballen I know its tuff mate and when my skin break outs it scares the crap out of me thinking about how people will react when they see my skin but it is when you feel like that that it is most important to commit to whatever plans you have made , let your Acne know who is boss. Your Acne might be getting the better of your body at the moment but try not to let it get the better of you mentally. Life is fro living. Hope the Accutane helps you out aye smile.png
I have 0 social life, but I finished high school, having severe cystic acne. After that I just stopped going out. Started collage, but dropped out, because it was wrong for me. I haven't been out much in 3 years now..

Anyway, thanks smile.png
I completely understand were you are at within yourself but you need to start focusing on what you like about yourself. Just like everyone else on this website you will have talents , things that you are good at , should not these talents be shared with the world? The fact is that you are a human being and you will have a lot of living to do. Do not let that all go to waste because of your Acne. You have hobbies and interests , take them further and join a club , keep treating your acne , focus on what you like about yourself as no doubt other people will like those positive attributes that you have , do what ever you have to do to beat Acne and get yourself back out into the world...and if is no to much to ask ( as I know that I am asking alot of you lol ) start trying to accept that other people may not actually think you skin is that bad at all , or in fact that they do even see your skin. They may only see you , and if some people do have a problem with your skin just remember that you may have Acne , but they are more than likely insecure , shallow and judgemental - I would rather have Acne.
Living itself can be scary , with added extras like Acne and a whole range of other problems that can occur in life it can even be even more scary and yet to get the most out of life we have to embrace the fear and take that chance. No man can ever be brave without being afraid. Take a chance and stop letting your Acne define you because your Acne is not who you are. Cheers for reading and keep your chin up mate smile.png


Well, thanks, but no one said Ive given up on life. I just said I have no social life. In fact, I'm building a multimillion dollar business from home.
Once my acne is gone, I'm gonna live life to its fullest.