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#3429161 Swimming With Acne

Posted by mrska on 29 April 2014 - 05:15 AM

I use revlon color stay. It's a foundation that can be found at most drugstores. We have our own private pool but I'm still to embarrassed to go outside without covering my face with makeup. I have a lot of fresh red scars. Anyways this has always worked for me. It stays put during swim time. I'm sure there might be better foundations or concealers out there but this is what I use and it works for me. I use the combo/oily one. Good luck.

#3428521 I Need Some Encouragement

Posted by mrska on 25 April 2014 - 05:02 AM

Thank you both for your words of encouragement. I managed to get through the day yesterday. Now I have to get through today. Day by day I guess. Nothing else I can really do.

#3428143 How Do I Cope Right Now?

Posted by mrska on 23 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

i can't really offer any advice. i am going through the same thing. 2014 so far has not been good to me. every month around the 20th i notice i breakout a lot more. I'm beyond depressed right now. i actually called into work and didn't go. I've done this before and i hate doing it but something over comes me and i can't get the courage to go in. lately I've been telling myself "who cares?" just go to work and get it over with. i managed to go monday and tuesday but today i just couldn't go. who knows if i will make it tomorrow. its hard especially when i feel no one around me understands. i wish i could be stronger. 

#3410482 How Do You Handle Your Job?

Posted by mrska on 26 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

the sad truth is i really don't think people care about other peoples skin. i think we or at least myself worry so much about what other people think but in reality other people could care less. i know for me anyways whenever i go out and see people with bad skin i don't judge them. maybe its because i know what it feel likes. for example last night i went out with my husband and kids somewhere fun. i saw one lady with acne all over her face and no makeup. she seemed fine. who knows what her story is and maybe inside she is hurting like so many of us but it didn't seem to bother her and even more, other people weren't staring at her. sure you have those rude and ignornat people out there that will comment and make you feel bad for a while but for the most part i don't think other people really care. i know i don't judge people based on their flaws. so many people have their own issues and insecuroties to worry about i doubt they are literally sitting their thinking about how bad your skin is. its hard to be confident especially when the media puts out what "beauty" is suppose to be but i believe most of us are beautiful. it makes me sad to see so many people on this forum who have fallen so low in depression because of this disease. i shouldn't talk because I've been there and still am somewhat depressed because of it but i'm trying and trying to be stronger and not let it get me down to much. i know this will not be my last outbreak and I'm sure i will never ever have clear skin but i can't keep wasting my life feeling sad over it. life is short. no body is perfect. i need to remember that. 

#3410448 How Do You Handle Your Job?

Posted by mrska on 26 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

I used to get this all the time. My school attendance would be so bad because most days I just couldn't bare the thought of having to look in the mirror to get ready. My acne triggered a large aspect of my anxiety, and made me feel entirely insecure all the time. In my highest breakout point of my Accutane treatment, I was so depressed and disgusted with myself that one day I sat in my room and cried and yelled all morning until my Mum let me have the day off.


Work was the biggest problem. I knew that I had to go, no matter what. The only thing that got me through it was just self-motivation. I told myself "Acne does not define you, and one day when it's all gone, these people will be so shocked and amazed that you'll be thankful."t's hard to think that when you have volcanoes sticking out of your face, but you really just have to brave it up. It was difficult at that stage because it was the worst condition my skin was ever in, but if I ever feel down from it now, I just think back to that stage and realize that it could all be a whole lot worse. 


 very true….it could always be worse and it actually has been before. i can recall at least 5 MAJOR times i had a really really bad breakout that had me feeling depressed and anxious because i had to be around people and there was no way out of it. I however got through it. It sucked but i got through it. something about this time around i just couldn't take it and I ended up taking a whole week off. i hated it. i actually like going to work most of the time but i was just to depressed and my anxiety over my skin was just to much. i guess i got tired of fighting and wanted a break for a little bit.  i will go back tomorrow and although my skin isn't 100% better it is better then where i was last week. i'm just going to suck it up or at least try to and go back to work. i can't live like this in hiding. i feel like it will destroy my life if i do. it sucks….. but if i doesn't kill me i suppose it makes me stronger. everyone who is struggleing i empathize with you. it's hard but you are not alone in this fight. i guess i gotta keep telling myself that too, that i am not alone in this.  

#3325065 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by mrska on 07 February 2013 - 05:11 AM

Wish there were a private island where all of us who are suffering from acne could Tavel too and stay as long as we wanted. Where would could walk around with no makeup on without the fear of being judged.