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alexisc

Member Since 21 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active May 27 2014 08:02 PM

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In Topic: Antiboticis

27 May 2014 - 05:00 PM

Probiotics do the same thing to me. I would be that it is the cause of it unfortunately. 


In Topic: Feeling Of Not Being Normal

14 September 2013 - 02:04 AM

I think this comes down to loving yourself - with acne or without. You are not a monster because you have acne.. it makes me so sad to hear that. It is not your fault that you have it and it doesn't make you any less of a person. You gotta be okay with who you are know that that is what matters most. 


Yeah so, im ok with what i am. But the bad part is strangers arent not that i should expect them to be, but its the amount of people that arent ok with me that brings me down & angers me.... people with acne should stay away from the city imo nothing but shallow people here its sick.

 

Any of the people who judge you are just doing so because they have issues with who they are - don't let it bother you, you wouldn't want those people in your life anyway. People are going to judge you no matter what - if not for acne for something else. It really doesn't matter what they think at all, what matters is what you think of yourself. 


In Topic: Feeling Of Not Being Normal

13 September 2013 - 01:51 AM

I think this comes down to loving yourself - with acne or without. You are not a monster because you have acne.. it makes me so sad to hear that. It is not your fault that you have it and it doesn't make you any less of a person. You gotta be okay with who you are know that that is what matters most. 


In Topic: Upper Arm Acne

13 September 2013 - 01:45 AM

What you are talking about isn't actually acne, it is Keratosis Pilaris. No one knows exactly why it happens but for me I have found it reflects the amount of inflammation going on with my skin. If I eat foods I am intolerant to it gets much worse. You can use something with salicylic acid in it which will help slough off the dead skin or manually exfoliate. Consuming healthy oils in my diet also seems to help me. 


In Topic: Celebrities And Models With Acne - Pics

13 September 2013 - 01:39 AM

 Photoshop has us thinking that because we have acne we are not normal. In my findings I think it is more abnormal to have nice skin.

 

Having acne past the age of 19-20 is abnormal.  It depends on how much obviously, but if you're young and you've never had an acne problem, then skin that appears very healthy in real life interactions should follow.  Even if you have had acne in the past but it is now gone without scars, the same applies.  Acne is relatively common, but obvious acne is abnormal past a certain age.  Take a super high resolution photo of anyone and I'm sure you could find irregularities in skin, but that is obviously completely normal, much like the unique patterns of lines on our hands are normal.  

 

Comparing your skin to people on magazine covers is plain stupid.  Its been made painfully obvious now that they photoshop people on magazines, not to mention the professional makeup and professional lighting to add to the perfect appearing skin.  Real life is what matters, not how photogenic someone is, or how artistic they pose. 

 

I'm 25 so I understand the having acne into your adult years - but most of the people I see have acne as well. I agree that it is stupid to compare yourself to magazines but it is a really common thing to do, especially for women. Real life is what matters though and I wish there was less a focus on vanity and more on just enjoying life. That is what really counts and I don't think anyone should let acne rob them of that. It isn't worth it.