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#3370639 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Mandarine on 31 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Not good. At my CBT session today, I explained that I was feeling anxious due to the cyst that I have on my right cheekbone and the breakout on the right side of my neck. The therapist suggested that she take a photo with her mobile phone to prove that it isn`t as bad as I think and also to try to highlight other features and characteristics of my profile other than the "acne".

Even though I was anxious, I agreed to let her take a photo of the right side of my face and neck. The theory being that by looking at the photo afterwards, I would see that I don`t look that bad and my anxiety would reduce.

Big mistake! The photo made me look hideous - the cyst and the breakout on my neck just looked red, inflamed, bumpy and disgusting! The therapist tried to highlight other areas and features like my jawline and the contours of my face that other people may consider to be attractive but all I could see was disgusting "acne".

All in all, the session was a complete disaster and has made me feel even worse. What`s more, she still has that photo on her phone. I hope she deletes it because I don`t want to see it ever again!

You must feel repulsive and ugly, but you should not.

You are not a cyst walking on the street, you're a man with cyst, so what?

People could not care less about it!

And by the way, every people, at least the ones with a brain, won't judge you because of breakouts.


But I know it's hard, let's be brave, man!

#3368557 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Mandarine on 23 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

Blah! Skin almost clear. I am dieting for weight loss, pants don't fit right. I am hungry, but determined. Skin tends to clear up when I don't over eat. Even when I over eat what would be considered healthy foods my skin quality decreases. Hmm . . . Maybe I should start a thread. . .

Heu... don't stop to eat because of acne. 

#3364028 My Life & Acne

Posted by Mandarine on 05 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

You should not let your confidence be determinated by a reflection you see in a mirror.

Little bumps, redness, scars, pimples, whiteheads... yeah, you have acne on your face, so what?

Acne does not make a people ugly. It's all in your head.


Like normal girls my age, I would like to feel pretty. I know that I certainly am not, but it would be nice to feel pretty for once.

If you want to be confident, like you said, do not say something like that, it's just so sad. Ok, you have acne, ok, you're not perfect, but, still, you can be pretty despite this.

#3362064 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Mandarine on 27 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

So, GUNNKE, let's move with us into our farm!

We will make puppies vomit and cry. It will be funny, you'll see.

#3361653 It's Getting Better. W/ Pics

Posted by Mandarine on 26 June 2013 - 06:36 AM


Your story really touched me.

I just wanted to tell you. And by the way you are good-looking, even with the "scars" you are talking about, which are hardly noticeable, I think.

Glad  your skin is better.

But I do not understand about your friendless. Have not your friends understood what you were living?