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#3489743 An Online Program Designed To Help Women With Their Adult Acne?

Posted by Melloman on 28 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

Girls are sexualized in media and in society.  They are more likely to be sexually assaulted, and are looked down upon way more than ugly guys.  Even in the fashion industry, most "cool" clothes for girls are sexually provocative clothes. 

They are stared at and cat called way more often, and to walk around with acne when you know people are staring just sucks.

Yes, there is less sympathy for boys, but girls are more likely to need it,  And guys wear makeup, too.  Just look at Kourtney Kardashian's husband.  So many rich people wear makeup, it's not even funny.

#3489246 What Is This On My Nose?

Posted by Melloman on 24 July 2015 - 09:29 PM

Bro, I don't see a picture.

But these are probably nose bump scars.  A picture would be phenomenal, but depending on the severity there are tons of options to choose from.  Look at this post here:  http://www.acne.org/...-2#entry3486118

#3489135 Social Anxiety Because Of Acne?

Posted by Melloman on 24 July 2015 - 02:21 AM

Oh my gosh!  I can't believe I ressurrected this post!

I just wanted to add, I've been hanging out with a certain group.  I've been super anxious at our meetings, and one meeting, I barely talked, and when I did, I made myself look stupid. Yet it's not as bad with family. 

Then this week I had this really ugly wound on my face that was left by a cyst, so I sat at the end of the table so only the person to my right could see it.  I was feeling so anxious and self concious about it.  Then the person who liked me the most came in and sat in that seat, so she had a close up view.  I immediately grew super anxious, but then something happened.  I accepted the fact that she would have to see my disgusted acne and live with it from now.  Now she sees a part of me that I've been trying to hide for so long, and now I can be relieved that everyone knows this is how it is.  Finally, I found some comfort.  I realized the reason I was comfortable around my friends and fam is because I forced them to get familiar with and accept my acne.  Now it's starting to be like when I'm with my friends as far as comfort goes.

This was the reason I posted on here.  I'm not gonna take up anymore space, but just really wanted to share!

#3489039 Family Members Pointing Out/ Making Fun Of My Acne.

Posted by Melloman on 23 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

They probably don't know that it's not your fault and are insulting you as a way to get you to "get it together" and realize how bad it looks.  Or, they've gotten used to treating you like shit, so they use you as a punching bag so they can vent and feel better about themselves.       
Either way, they're assholes.

#3488172 Super Acne

Posted by Melloman on 16 July 2015 - 09:15 PM

To expand on FvckAcne's response,

The Western food is contaminated with GMOs and all sorts of other bullshit.  Not to mention the medical industry, medication full of all kinds of antibiotics and other things that kill of your good bacteria and make your body worse in all sorts of other ways.  I'm sure my diet has caused my digestive system to be fucked, which caused my acne.  What cleared my acne is figuring out what caused it in the first place.

Not all these bullshit treatments.  They may work for few, but they don't solve the problem.  And you're just rolling the dice with them.

#3488041 Am I Giving Myself False Hope Accutane A 4Th Time?

Posted by Melloman on 15 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

Hi Jlopez! Thank you! very informative!  I have always thought of going gluten free, but it concerns me how fattening all the gluten free foods are.  I feel like not all but many gluten free foods substitute gluten for fat...lol  But I try to stay away from breads as i am true believer I am a carb addict...lol  Its not good for the waist line and I just can eat and eat so i did switch to gluten free bread when i want a sandwhich or toast.  I feel like I don't get those crazy carb cravings where I want to keep eating it even though Im full.  I use physicians formula bb cream.  I use the smallest amount. Its the one moisturizer that doesn't make me super oily and seems to still moisturize my skin and actually does what it says and even my skin out, but not sure whats in the ingredients. If you have any suggestions let me know.  Thank you very much your feed back was super helpful and insightful and may take the plunge and go gluten free!

You can just try elimination diet.  That's what cleared my acne.  The thing is, any food can cause acne.  Aside from dairy, soy, and the obvious junk foods;  apples, cabbage, and grapes cause me acne.  I stick with foods I don't react to and I'm clear as a baby's bottom!

#3486773 What's My Acne Cause? Suggestions?

Posted by Melloman on 04 July 2015 - 11:36 PM

Find out what's wrong with your body.  ditch the medications.  my suggestion.

#3486650 Advice On Dermotologists Opinion - Accutane

Posted by Melloman on 03 July 2015 - 01:14 PM

This is a perfect example of how ignorant a lot of dermatologists are about acne.  All he was taught was what medicines to prescribe for what type of acne.  So he sees the most fucked up cases of acne and goes "well this is easy.  obviously I should give you accutane!  Your acne is just that bad!"

I swear, either these dermatologists don't know a thing about acne, or all they care about is making money off you so they prescribe you things that can harm you instead of telling you how to heal yourself.  Yes I know this isn't all dermatologists!  But if I know more before I graduate high school about acne than someone trained and paid to give people harmful medications, than there's clearly a serious problem here.

As far as advice goes, I say go natural and figure out what's causing your acne.  See if there's any digestion issues, food sensitivities, fungus, or any underlying conditions causing it.  If you want to do accutane, look at all the risks first.  And then decide if you'd like to take that risk.  Good luck!

#3486585 You Must Watch This Please

Posted by Melloman on 02 July 2015 - 06:29 PM

This went viral fast.  Posted yesterday, already has over 600,000 views.

People don't know how bad this hurts.  She did a pretty good job.  I'm surprised the acne community is receiving this much attention on an emotional level.  I'm happy because people usually look at acne as not being a struggle and they down others for having it.  Assholes.

#3486222 Nose Bump Scar Cures & Treatments

Posted by Melloman on 29 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

Just started applying my old witch hazel again.  Getting more soon.  Will take picture today or tomorrow. 

#3485833 Diet Had No Affect On My Acne

Posted by Melloman on 25 June 2015 - 08:56 PM

I cleared my cystic acne through diet alone.  I suspect I had leaky gut.  I have food sensitivities, and food sensitivities aren't always easy to detect.  Like cabbage, grapes, and apples are some of the foods that I'm sensitive to, but a lot of people wouldn't suspect that because they assume healthy foods have no affect on acne.  And of course shit processed foods are not only bad for your health, but they're one of the leading causes of acne.

#3485822 Hell Has Broken Loose [Warning, Horrible Acne Images]

Posted by Melloman on 25 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

Did you have any food sensitivities or intolerances or food allergies you didn't know about prior to having the outbreak?
I was on Doxy for five months and I was super clear around the second-third month mark and then for some reason, I had a really bad allergic reaction to something (still don't know what caused it). The following week later, I had the worst breakout ever. I went back to the doctor and I got off Doxy but my skin never recovered from that breakout and from that week on, I continued to have breakouts.
But prior to being on Doxy, I was on Minocycline and I had a food sensitivity to dairy, especially soy milk. I drank soy milk for three days and on the fourth day, I broke out like crazy and I found that it was because of my intolerance or sensitivity to soy products. There is a lot of claims that dairy can wreck havoc on your skin, but I'm not too sure about that since during my senior year, I was drinking at least 3 cups of coffee everyday and senior year was the time that I had super clear skin.
Antibiotics will eventually build up an immunity so I don't recommend going on it unless you have mild acne. It could work, but only for a certain time period, and it's bad because once you go off on it, you will start breaking out like crazy. I find that people who have mild acne could use antibiotics because they're not as dependent on the drug as compared to someone with really persistent moderate or severe acne.
Good luck!



Yes!  Doxy cleared my skin as long as I didn't masturbate while I was on it, but the point of the story was that Doxy is bad!  It ruined my digestion system further, and made my acne worse (ultimately)!

I found out I had a leaky gut and sme other digestion issues which was causing my acne.  So I cleared my acne through diet and letting myself heal.  Antibiotics, processed foods, and all sorts of other things causes digestion systems to get worse and ultimately lead to a lot of health issues and side effects like acne.

And yes leaky gut causes food sensitivities!

#3485685 Hell Has Broken Loose [Warning, Horrible Acne Images]

Posted by Melloman on 24 June 2015 - 07:18 PM

Oh I forgot to mention.. I've been on Doxycycline for about a month now.

OH MY FUCKING GOSH!  When I was 16 I thought masturbation caused my acne!  I stopped drinking milk and masturbating for 2 weeks, and saw results!  I was also on doxycycline.  A month later, I started drinking milk again and confirmed that it was my masturbation that caused it.  I masturbated for one night, next morning boom!  a zit  Did the trial a couple more times and more pimples came. 

about 2 or 3 months later, I looked in the mirror and saw my eyes had turned yellow.  That was a bad sign that the doxycycline was messing up my liver, and probably killing needed bacteria and just screwing everything up down there.  So I had to get off it.  Sometime around that time I did a masturbation trial and got a cyst.  First cyst I had since my masturbation trials.  For a year and a half after that, I've tried abstaining from masturbation, but never got those same results and broke down a lot.  My face and cysts wouldn't clear as fast as before.  It really didn't completely clear at all.

I've cleared my skin this year and there was no major correlation for me.

Long story short, I think doxycycline reaks havok on the system, causing the body to depend on abstinence from masturbation to help maintain homeostasis.

#3485495 Depressed With Unsupportive Family

Posted by Melloman on 23 June 2015 - 02:55 PM

You don't need them.  Keep working toward it yourself.  You may find people along the way who will actually do something for you.  Don't wait around for your family to help you, because they probably won't and don't want to. 

My family was very unsupportive.  They'd tell me if my face looked like shit, but they wouldn't spend any time or money on me.  If I tried tohelp myself with diet changes or anything else, they told me I was being a nuisance and they didn't want me around if I was going to keep dong that.  I'm clear now, but I don't know if I would be if I was still living with them. 

Does your face still have acne on it?  And where is your scarring located and how bad are your scars?  We can definetely help you with a bit more info.

I know it's hard having to go through this stupid stuff.  Your family doesn't understand that acne isn't a product of hygeine, and that it's not your fault.  They also don't know how hard it is for you to go through that everyday.

#3484972 Does Anyone Else Get Severe Cysts When Taking Vitamin D, Or Other Vitamins Li...

Posted by Melloman on 18 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

I used to mess with vitamins until I realized they weren't that effective and probably caused more acne.  They're also dangerous.

If you want your vitamins and minerals, organic food is the way to go.  If it's not organic, then it's missing nutrients.  I healed my gut and my acne by going natural and healing through diet.  As for antibiotics, don't take them.  They kill off your good bacteria and make your digestive system worse.