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#3309879 It Been So Long....

Posted by Kairasa on 10 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

I know it's difficult, and as a teen I used to be INCREDIBLY frustrated when my mom would say "oh you'll grow out of it!" and...I never did. Even now I have to 'maintain' my acne, meaning I use Dan's Regimen and it keeps it under control, but I cannot just use nothing, or the acne will persist.

Instead of throwing a pillow across the room and stomping my foot, I learned to accept it as a part of me. Not a good or a bad part, but just one element. Just like my straight hair, my eye color, my body shape...it's one part of me. But what it brought me, or forced me to learn, was so much more important. And that's what acne reminds me of now, personal growth. Try to work towards that...because you'll be a much happier and satisifed person, trust me. It's difficult and yet so worth it!

#3302811 Here Come The Dreaded Holidays..

Posted by Kairasa on 15 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

I agree with the above poster. Don't let your insecurities or perceptions ruin an otherwise fun time! I guarantee you won't remember how you felt that day about your skin if you just embrace yourself, flaws and all, and enjoy the holidays!

#3238192 Relationship Issues

Posted by Kairasa on 25 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

I know it can be difficult, but it's emotionally freeing and good for the relationship in the long run to bring up issues such as these. Not only are they personal, but perhaps the person will end up supporting you and ultimately building you up, as you do the same for them.

My situation is a little difference because my boyfriend of almost two years is from this website and he had some of the worst acne I've ever seen in pictures. He used Accutane and it cleared him up but he has scars, and he isn't ashamed of them. And neither am I! They are part of what makes him...him. They are beautiful in that respect.

I guarantee she'll be supportive of you if she cares about you. =)

#3174431 Worst Acne On Acne.org

Posted by Kairasa on 30 October 2011 - 11:27 AM

Starness, have you browsed the Accutane threads yet? Dan also has compiled a lot of great information on Accutane here on the org for you to read. Just remember that while all side effects are possible, it is up to chance what you receive. It is good that you aren't taking them lightly, but also do not become paranoid. =)

If you have the time, I strongly recommend this person's log: http://www.acne.org/...sionnew-pic-530

He had severe acne as well and his log is really wonderful. I may be a bit biased because he is the love of my life but...it's a great read. And very helpful if you are going through the Accutane journey!

#3174424 Let's Get Real.

Posted by Kairasa on 30 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

I haven't watched that, but it's a dangerous road to travel down...between trivializing problems and finding perspective. Be careful, people need more compassion in the world no matter what they are dealing with. That does not mean pity though, or sympathy. But understanding.

#3037578 the feeling your being watched

Posted by Kairasa on 19 February 2011 - 11:30 PM

I understand what you are saying, and honestly, if it's getting to the point where you are having panic attacks I recommend potentially talking to someone about it. A trusted friend or even a counselor. It doesn't make you weak, but you shouldn't have ot live in fear of being paranoid to the point of panic attacks.

It may be hard to seek help, but it will wholeheartedly be worth it. And we are all here for you if you need to vent, no worries. =)

#2759244 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Kairasa on 01 December 2009 - 12:43 AM

I feel completely fine about my acne. I almost always do. I've accepted it as a part of me, whether I have clear skin or some pimples. I am me regardless and that is simply the best feeling in the world. =)