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Randall Flagg

Member Since 23 May 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2014 12:20 AM

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In Topic: Single Because Of Looks?

11 September 2014 - 01:32 AM

I've been single my whole life (I'm 19). I think it's because of my looks but it could also be down to having no confidence. Like a vicious circle of putting myself down, lowering my self esteem meaning I don't feel confident to tell someone I like them etc.

Either way, depressing.

 

I can sympathize with this. My confidence waivers from day to day and seems based solely on how I look in the mirror on that particular day. If I'm looking fairly clear, I'm happy and confident. If I have new spots forming, I feel monstrous and awkward. Either way though I've still not found the type of confidence that would allow me to go up to a girl I find attractive and let her know I'm interested.

 

It's a self-defeating thing because I know in this society/generation that guys are supposed to chase and put in the work to get the girl, but it starts to seem like that's impossible when you can't get past the approach anxiety and the lack of confidence.


In Topic: What Did You Let Acne Take Away From You?

11 September 2014 - 01:24 AM

My confidence, my ability to go out and be social with friends like any other young guy...but most importantly it took away my ability to find a relationship (that's probably what hurt the most) 


In Topic: "acne Is The Mark Of The Devil"?!

11 September 2014 - 01:22 AM

Idiotic. Acne is stigmatized by ignorance from a lot of people in the world. Just like one of the most unhelpful pieces of advice people like to give acne sufferers..."wash your face more!" smh 


In Topic: People Point Out My Makeup

11 September 2014 - 01:17 AM

I'm sorry to hear that you've had to deal with this. People can be very insensitive and rude without even realizing it sometimes. Other times they just try to project their own insecurities on you. They don't realize how strong you are for dealing with acne on a day to day basis...and they probably never will.


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

11 September 2014 - 01:12 AM

Guys my activity around here has dropped off significantly in the past year (mostly due to being really busy) but I'm going to try to get back to a point where I check in at least once every few days. This forum helped me a lot  during some rough times and I know how low the constant acne struggle can make someone feel.

 

A little update on me: I'm still on the Regimen. I use it only during the night and it's been the most effective treatment I have EVER used for my acne aside from a few semi-successful antibiotic treatments from the derm years ago. The Regimen is not a cure...but it definitely helps keep my acne under control and to the point where it's manageable. As I type this I have a pretty big spot on the upper side of my nose (a spot where the BP never goes) and a few small spots along my chin and upper lip. My chin has always been kind of a "hot spot" for me in terms of acne so even on the Regimen I get a fair amount of acne there.

 

I've had no major side effects to speak of from the Regimen (aside from the occasional itchy area of skin if I use too much BP on a certain section of skin) and I'm interested to hear if some of the people I used to talk to on here are still using the Regimen? How effective has it been for you guys? Any updates?

 

But yeah, my thoughts are with anyone who is struggling right now...I've been there and I know how hard it is.