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#3473362 Acne Is Getting Worse... What Shall I Do? :(

Posted by Mandarine on 02 March 2015 - 06:58 AM



First, don't feel alone, really, we're all on the same boat here.

I guess JLopez have said everything haha


But, really, when you said you've been very inconsistent with the products you've been using, I know it's hard, but you have to be patient, it's a long-term work!

Be brave!

#3471996 Does Stopping Smoking Help To Get Rid Of Acne?

Posted by Mandarine on 17 February 2015 - 01:57 PM

To stop smoking can only make your skin better, I swear!

Be brave, it's not easy, but it's worth it. Really.

#3471991 Is It Normal To Be Obsessed?

Posted by Mandarine on 17 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

Not sure if it's normal, but I obsess, too. [...] I pee in the dark.


Haha, I thought I was the only person doing that!

Don't feel alone, we're on the same boat, honey.

And, by the way, mirrors are not the enemy, you just have to take distance: you will see, you will fall in love with your yourself at a meter away!

#3460670 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Mandarine on 19 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

I have to say, though, these forums usually cheer me up when I'm feeling like an outcast due to my skin. That's mainly why I finally decide to create an account instead of lurking forever. It's nice to be in the company of (mostly) supportive folks who share a common bane, haha.

That's also why I'm here!


Aren't women supposed to be more attractive while ovulating?

My whole body doesn't want me to be more attractive, it's like all my spots were saying to a common voice, all together: "NO, we disagree" haha.

#3460314 Twelve Years Old With Lots Of Acne?

Posted by Mandarine on 17 November 2014 - 04:21 PM

Don't feel alone, we're on the same boat, and I'm 22 years old.

Yesterday, I was at the swimming pool, for work with children, and my "colleagues", who have the same age. I make jokes and I laugh about it, because it's "war of spots" and stuff, but, still, I felt ashamed of the spots, of the redness, of the dryness. I felt ashamed of my face, and that is sad.

#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.