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paigems

Member Since 24 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Anxiety About My Scars

20 October 2014 - 05:57 PM

I'm still struggling with severe anxiety about my scars. I have a few ice picks and very shallow boxcar scars on my cheeks. Has anyone had any success treating these type of scars? I'm feeling hopeless and like they'll always be there :(

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

08 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

Hi everyone...I've been MIA for over a month now, but now I'm back. I just want to say that if acne is your (and mine) biggest issue, then you will be fine. The reason I was absent from acne.org was because other life problems took up an enormous amount of energy and left me with no time to obsess about my skin. Which, in the end, was a positive thing because now I don't freak out if I get a breakout because I have bigger things to worry about. Not to say I'm not insecure at times, but I try to appreciate myself every day because if I don't, nobody will. 

In terms of practical advice, the best thing I did for myself these past couple of months was simplify my life. I removed things and situations that were causing me unnecessary stress, such as financial issues, and I have to say that a huge load has been lifted. Not only am I sleeping better, my skin is regaining its glow and my allergic reactions have lessened significantly (could also be due to the fact that I left the land of preservatives and GMOs).

So, my advice would be to try and simplify your life. Cut out unnecessary stress and toxic relationships....life is too short for that. 

I can totally relate to this! I was worrying so much about my skin and then I had to have an emergency appendectomy and now I'm having a second surgery for complications tomorrow. Of course I still am worrying about my skin, but there really are worse things that can happen to you.


In Topic: What Is The Best Linoleic Acid Source For Topical Use (Natural Or Product)

08 October 2014 - 09:42 PM

There are lots of oils that are high in linoleic acid. IMO it's a good idea to experiment with a few and see what your skin likes. Several high linoleic acid oils like safflower, sunflower, and grapeseed break me out. The only on that works for me is watermelon seed oil.


In Topic: 25Yr Old Female W/ Butt Acne My Entire Life! Help! With Pictures

06 October 2014 - 09:44 PM

Sorry you're struggling so much with this :(

 

I don't really have any advice, but I'd suggest also posting a question about this on makeupalley on the skin care board. Lots of smart people there and they may be able to give you some really good advice.


In Topic: Depression

05 October 2014 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for the positive post! I don't have bad scars by any means, but sometimes the small ones I do have make me a little sad. I'm a perfectionist though.

 

I think it's also important for everyone to keep in mind that you can still be attractive with scars! I have seen tons of guys with scars that I thought were very attractive. My boyfriend has scars and I don't think they take away from his appearance at all. I also know a girl who has bad scarring, but I think she is still so pretty. Don't be so hard on yourself guys :)