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Apple Blossom

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#3425092 Guy Wants Commitment; Not Sure He Has Seen Scars

Posted by Apple Blossom on 08 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

I don't think you should mention them to him.  He might not have even noticed them and if he has, he probably thought about them for about 2 seconds and hasn't thought about them since.  In most cases, scars won't scare guys off.... but there's a good chance insecurity will!




#3421515 Acne Scarring With Pics Lf Advice

Posted by Apple Blossom on 20 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

Your scarring is really minimal.  Don't risk doing anything even remotely harsh!  My boyfriend has skin like that and before I knew anything about acne scars, I had never noticed a single thing about his skin.  I didn't even know what the heck a scarred pore was until I joined this site.  I bet no one notices them at all.  Take a couple steps back from the mirror... your skin looks good!




#3421031 This Website Sure Isn't What It Used To Be

Posted by Apple Blossom on 18 March 2014 - 04:59 AM

Bubbles, if you knew anything about genetics, you would know that many genes can be and are turned on and off by external factors.




#3418539 Have You Ever Bullied Someone With Acne After You Got Clear?

Posted by Apple Blossom on 05 March 2014 - 03:16 PM

I get the sense this post was created just to get a rise out of people.




#3418506 Have You Ever Bullied Someone With Acne After You Got Clear?

Posted by Apple Blossom on 05 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

I don't believe for a second that you didn't know exactly what kind of responses you would get.

 

Also, you already stated above why you do it.  You hate yourself.




#3418474 Have You Ever Bullied Someone With Acne After You Got Clear?

Posted by Apple Blossom on 05 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

I'm sure that girl would rather have acne than be like you.




#3412795 How Do You Know If Acne Is Hormonal?

Posted by Apple Blossom on 07 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

Hello girls,

 

I have a question for those of you who have hormonal acne.  How do you know it's hormonal for sure?  I'm trying to figure out if mine is.  I used to get nodules and cysts, a lot on my chin but also on my forehead (cheeks have always been pretty clear).  I started taking Diane 35 (regrettably, in some ways) two years ago and haven't had many nodules since then but still get cysts and smaller pimples.  Now, suddenly, I'm getting nodules again, on my forehead and chin. 

 

Since I get acne on my chin a lot, and because my skin did improve on Diane 35 in terms of keeping nodules at bay (until now), is it likely hormonal?  I've never noticed that my skin is different during any particular time of the month, nor has stress ever seemed to have an impact.  I didn't think diet played much of a role either, however, this month I decided to be "healthy" and drink ridiculous amounts of fruit smoothies for the first time in my life and after a few weeks of this, I have nodules on my face.  It could be a coincidence I guess, and Diane 35 just happens to be becoming less effective.

 

I really hate nodules and I'd forgotten how horrible it is to have them.  I just called my dermatologist too and she doesn't let people come in on short notice and get them injected, so I just have this monstrous lump on my chin and can do absolutely nothing about it. 

 

If anyone has any thoughts on whether or not my acne sounds hormonal, please chime in!!

 

Edit:  I don't know if this is relevant but I don't seem to be too sensitive to changes in birth control... I've been on and off a few different kinds over the past ten years and never had an initial breakout or had problems after going off them.  That being said, I know even I won't be immune to the post-Diane 35 apocalypse.  I didn't have an initial breakout with Diane, though.




#3411284 A Cyst Approaches...

Posted by Apple Blossom on 30 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

I've been using a warm compress and taking advil at the first signs of a cyst or nodule emerging and it has been working quite well.




#3411056 Acne Made Worse By Birth Controls?

Posted by Apple Blossom on 29 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

I was on Marvelon for years, which I think is similar to Apri.  I didn't have any problems with an initial breakout, but in general, the pill didn't really help with my acne either (mild cystic and nodular).  If you're looking to specifically control acne with birth control, you might need something like yaz or diane 35, but unless your acne is moderate to severe, don't go on those!  You'll regret it when you try to get off them and have a massive break out.  Maybe give the one you're on another month and if things don't calm down, try switching to another low dose pill.




#3405334 I Don't Trust Guys To Actually Like Me

Posted by Apple Blossom on 03 January 2014 - 03:54 PM

I can 100% relate.  When my boyfriend and I were first together over 3 years ago, he didn't see me without make up for several months.  I wore make up to bed, got up early in the morning before he saw my face, all that stuff.  I hated doing it but it was just so embarrassing how bad and red my face was compared to what he was used to seeing.

 

After a while, I think I just got tired of doing that (wearing make up to bed sucks!!!) and kind of transitioned into taking my make up off before bed, not putting it on first thing in the morning and guess what.... it made NO difference in our relationship.  Also, I never really said anything about my skin, which you could look at as a bad thing but I think it helped in my case.  I wasn't drawing attention to it, so he wasn't noticing (or if he was, he wasn't caring).  Now my skin is pretty good acne-wise but my scarring is really bothering me.  My boyfriend sees me without make up all the time and insists he doesn't notice my scarring much but I keep complaining and crying about it.  My obsession with it, and my insecurities in general, are causing problems with us, not the scarring/acne itself.

 

I truly believe that if you are with the right guy, he won't care about your skin.  This is coming from someone who thought she would NEVER be able to walk around barefaced in front of anyone, let alone a boyfriend!  What I've come to realize is that insecurities about skin are much more likely to be damaging to a relationship than the skin itself is.

 

I know this is all easier said than done and if your skin is just too bad at this point, just keep wearing make up knowing it's a temporary thing.  You'll get to a point where you can go without it in front of a guy/boyfriend and if he's worth keeping around, he won't care anyway, I promise!