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MissSac17

Member Since 16 Aug 2012
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#3450341 Girl Reflects On Being Ugly

Posted by MissSac17 on 03 September 2014 - 02:55 AM

Just proves that there's always someone that well judge people's external looks, instead of accepting the person as they are.

Good on her, exactly. Not she'd look better with blah blah...


#3449881 Closed Comedones And Blackheads Accutane

Posted by MissSac17 on 31 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

Good to hear man!

I sadly can't see me getting Accutane as my doc does not feel the "need" to refer me to a derm. She says I can get anything the derm will give me on prescription apart from Accutane specifically. And she believes my acne is not needing Accutane so the derm would probably not give me it anyway...

Only thing I can get is a retinoid but I am scared as hell for the IB's but then I keep thinking..I would have had a bad IB on Accutane anyway, right?




#3449199 Advise Please :(

Posted by MissSac17 on 27 August 2014 - 02:17 AM

Hey, oh please don't give up yet. Many of us on here know how you are feeling and have even been battling this for many years.

Are you using anything atm for your skin?


#3446808 Over-The-Counter To All-Natural To Confused

Posted by MissSac17 on 12 August 2014 - 01:54 AM

Hey there, first of all I do not think your acne is "severe" it's moderate and looks more hormonal. 

 

I used to believe acne could he healed from changing my diet and lifestyle but after about 8 months of going "all natural" I just ended up as bad. It never helped. I understand you'd like to help yourself and stuff but sometimes acne skin like ours needs help with chemical means as its stronger and does work...and not all harmful.

 

I've used BP for nearly a year now and recently it started "losing" is effect but I switched up my routine and it seems to be working again. Have you looked into BHA type cleansers? Also maybe Tea Tree oil? That's one natural oil that did help me specifically and so does on my more inflamed spots.




#3444612 Closed Comedones And Blackheads Accutane

Posted by MissSac17 on 31 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

I'd love an update as well because tbh I think I'm heading in that way.




#3444367 My Skin Is Causing Me A Lot Of Anxiety

Posted by MissSac17 on 30 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

Aw man, anxiety and stress and skin issues go hand in hand COMPELTELY.

I actually believe and KNOW that when I breakout, like now, I start to subconsciously obsess which starts my anxiety which then makes me stressed which then makes me unable to sleep because of my bloody pounding heart!

I think what kind of helps me is avoiding mirrors, since I have OCD I take my obsession even further and just stare at my skin constantly looking at older pictures and new ones, checking my face out in every single kind of lighting etc..its mad. But if I don't stop I create it.

I don't believe for one minute you are ugly. No-way. I haven't met one person on here who is..and anyway, what is ugly? Pagems I understand how you are feeling, and a lot of us on here can too, you gotta know that there is always a light and our skin and hormones are constantly fluctuating, we are going to breakout sometimes and I guess its normal..maybe we really are normal after all. I also can tell you that our skin is NEVER as bad as WE think, its like Acne dysmorphia or something.

All you can do is do everything you can, that's all and find encouragement from this site.




#3443935 If Acne Was Caused By Diet Why Would It Only Start At Puberty?

Posted by MissSac17 on 28 July 2014 - 06:28 AM

This could go on for years man.

I am enjoying reading everyone's input on the subject. In my opinion diet CAN affect acne simply because certain foods affect our hormones which MAY result in acne. I read a statement about how an increased level of insulin actually increases the amount of Androgens in our body (male hormones). Androgens in themselves can aggravate acne, specifically if someone if already sensitive to it.

Diet can affect acne. But if one gets acne as soon as they hit puperty (like Myself and many others) then perhaps acne for those individuals are predominantly caused by hormonal factors...I had a shit diet at that age but as SOON as I hit puberty ny acne arose. I also know that if I eat crap now..like a lot, I will  break out.

But I think some people can go mad with food elimination diets in the hope of finding the 'cure'. I agree that there are alot of random food 'cures' on this forum which some hopless people read and believe to find only that it DOES NOT work for them and they get stressed out and upset...stress itself is a known factor to contribute to acne.

Why can't we just agree to disagree and do what works for us believing that acne is highly individual - which it is. Like what has been said, MANY factors are associated with acne.


#3442562 Started Anti-Depressants - Again

Posted by MissSac17 on 21 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

Haha, sadly I do not think its as easy as that lol. But I, too, hope I manage to remain positive!




#3442410 Started Anti-Depressants - Again

Posted by MissSac17 on 20 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

I'm going to be honest.

I didn't take them. And I am not going to. I picked myself up and found a kind of new perspective on life..I am less focused on my skin right now also which is helping me sleep. I have slept every night this week!


#3441434 Every Single One Of You, Please Answer These Questions:

Posted by MissSac17 on 15 July 2014 - 05:13 AM

@jezzabella114 - Try and not, I know it is soo hard to not touch to just "see" how it feels, but it isn't going to help and if you keep touching and DO feel like there are more you are just gonna stress yourself out thinking about it constantly. Just busy your mind with something else.

I have been not stressing the past few days and I feel MENTALLY a lot better. I have been at the gym (which I have been avoiding) and nothing has changed at all, people are still my friend and still want to talk to me and ask what I have been upto...I had this SILLY fear that people would judge me negatively because I have a breakout you know? That they would not even look at me never mind talk to me!

But it was fine, it was all just fine. Life is good again..for now at least. I have also not been looking at myself in my mobile phone reflection, I used to do this ALL the time and in different lighting too and at different angles...but I have stopped and it feels good.




#3441124 Every Single One Of You, Please Answer These Questions:

Posted by MissSac17 on 13 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Yeah, not looking in the mirror is kind of helping me too. Although I have been out in the sun lately (rare for Scotland!!) and I feel a bit mentally better for it you know?

Your response there Sam D really hit me hard, because I am certain A LOT of people feel exactly like what you say about how WE let our acne rule our lives. It truly does suck.

 

I hate the fact that the majority of my own acne is gone, the worst of it, and yet even though my skin is like 80% clear with some non-inflammatory clogged pores/blackheads and shit..I am still not as happy. I think I have to try an appreciate it for what it is now though, and maybe that will help. Learning gratitude.

 




#3438635 Dim-Plus: Hormone Regulating Acne Miracle

Posted by MissSac17 on 30 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Hi there congratulations on your journey!

I was wondering what is the dosage you are taking of the DIM-plus? I currently take a supplement called Accumax which contains DIM itself in the dose of 80mg.




#3354204 Rebel With A Cause

Posted by MissSac17 on 02 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

Day # 35 (week 5)

 

So i am the end of my 5th week on the regimen and my skin has taken 3 steps back.  I am flaking bad to the point that i have to moisturize several times a day and my skin is really tight.  I was thinking that maybe i should order AHA to help with this but i don't think i can deal with the additional breakouts at this point.

 

Acne is increasing and pimples i am getting are bigger than they were during most of my accutane course.  Most of this is happening on my chin/mouth are too which sucks.  Pimples are inflamed, red and don't usually have a whitehead.  I am also getting them in a cluster formation.  It started on the right side of my face and now that that has been clearing up, it is now starting up on the left side.  I now have around 4 active pimples on my left mouth area and quite a few under the skin pimples on the lower left side of my face.

 

I know it's only been 5 weeks but it's discouraging when many users report that 6 weeks is when they notice more consistent improvement.  I hate how i look and feel right now.  Hoping next week will be better.



Hey Sasch :) Im really sorry your dealing with the new breakouts and flakiness and stuff, it truly is a nightmare sometimes...well what we perceive as one! I remember when I used BP years ago from the doctor, I wasn't on a regime as such just used that at night after washing with an anti-bacterial fragrant free soap, and I do remember having alot of dryness, but after a while my skin basically just accomodated to it. I tell you that stuff did work like a charm when used properly and kept me clear for a while.

I personally don't think an AHA would be a good idea right now, since you are still breaking out from the regimen, perhaps after a couple more months maybe? Or when the breakouts are much less harsh? Im not that good wot well informed about that stuff though. Currently I am taking a BHA and I use it right now ever third evening before I put of my Azelaic Acid cream. I have read BHA'a are good for like congested and bumby skin and helps unclog INSIDE the actual pore and allows BETTER penetration of like acne treatments - so I would advise that first if you were thinking about the BHA/AHA routes, but maybe not right now.

Im so proud though that you are keeping your "eye on the prize" so to speak and being patient with it. I have that, patience...but it can quickly diminish like a bolt of lightening when I become discouraged. I think the trick is to not let breakouts be discouraging, but more an action that is necessary through the healing process of acne. I think our skin is genuienly meant to get a bit worse before it gets better. I know that saying "worse before it gets better" get so so sooo friggin' old everytime I hear it, but its partly true. Its like a sprain or deep bruise, it gets worse (sorer) before it heals and the itch like crazy when Ive had a sprain before its healed.

Your healing. And you will be healed. Its just going to take some time sweet cheeks :) but be brave and be bold and don't let it bring you down.

You know, I travelled all the way to Aberdeen yesterday for an interview thing, and right now my skin is bad. Really quite bad. But I just let those thoughts go and never looked in any mirrors apart from in the morning when washing my face. I laughed a hell of alot, talked to people (even asked random people for directions), and even flirted with a cute guy who reciprocated the flirting ;)  

Basically I appeared confident and it seems confidence is better than being worried about our skin all the time. Being comfortable with you and how you carry yourself is much much more corageous that feeling deflated and shy and "hiding" our appearance from the world.

(total went on a rant there) keep us posted with your progress Sasch, just give it time

x

 




#3327396 Having A Problem

Posted by MissSac17 on 17 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Thankyou very much I had no idea that you had to wait around 15minutes, so thank's for that :)




#3322132 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by MissSac17 on 28 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

Im pretty darn annoyed deep down but weirdly enough am able to put these feelings behind me (maybe the Anti-depressants?) A huge whitehead on my chin burst this morning! I hate it when that happens! I also ate a bit too much last night (dairy actually - yummy yummy organic coconut yoghurt) so I kinda feel a bit shitty cos of this too...decided to just have my morning coffee, go for a long walk later (my usual Monday morning routine) fasting until about 12 and have some soup then.

I seem to have alot of these UNDER SKIN bumps on my forehead, they are colourless however I do still have alot of marks (HIP? or HPI? Im not sure) on my foreahd too and my cheeks. My most activ acne is actually around my chin, the bottom of it mainly, a few on each cheek near the hair line and next to my nose/middle of cheek, also some well a couple big ones on my forehead.

My period is actually MEANT to be due like this week so it could very well be because of this, this is probably why I am craving and binging too...who knows.

I am pretty excited for tomorrow though since I have ordered a food processor!! And Ive decided to start juicing and making ALL meals from scratch...so hopefully this new way of eating will help me too!

 


 


I stayed at my friend's house over the weekend. Barely any sleep, forgot to take my skincare, walked everywhere in the freezing weather, lived off cake and junk food. Came home and my skin is the best it's been in forever and I've lost five pounds. This is confusing, in a good way.


 

 

I always get soo nervous about staying at friends houses, I actually shy away from it..I think its because Im worried about how my skin will react to new bed covers and the awkwardness of doing my facial routines and stuff. Also the idea of eating different foods for breakfast since I don't know what they will have in their house. Im meant to be staying at a friends on the 12th of Feb for a night out in Glasgow but I am actually bricking it. :/

Sometimes I think though letting go for a bit is actually helpful to our skin, and metabolism funnily enough, after eating very well for a while a different way of eating seems to shock our bodies into burning more to get rid of the toxins..I think anyway, I have read alot about "firing-up" our metabolism by having a "cheat-day" or whatever...so maybe thats what happened smile.png