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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.




#3445150 Exercise... F*** Me.

Posted by MissSac17 on 03 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

Yeah..this is normal for me too. Obviously after exercise your face is flushed due to the blood flow and sweat, therefore obviously your pigmentation will not be AS noticeable because the colour of the rest of your face blends in? Until the blood flow has decreased I assume it will just be as noticeable as before.


#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.


#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.




#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




#3310005 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by MissSac17 on 11 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

Just want to rant and say that I FUCKING HATE having this. Im actually sick of trying so hard not to touch my face and when I do feeling bumps mostly everywhere. Im sick and tired of avoiding mirrors all the time and looking down whenever I pass someone, cos Im ashamed?? Embarassed?? Depressed?? Fearful of being judged. I want this to end.


#3309215 Yes - Dairy Does Cause Acne!

Posted by MissSac17 on 08 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

maybe for you it does, but everyone is different. I can personally eat dairy and not break out.