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Oops I did it again

Yes, thats right folks. I did it again. And by "it", i mean I picked. Never fails, once I have acheived good skin i always ruin it son by picking.   BUT, since my nails are basically non existent at this point, i didnt do much damage. And, since my skin was in such god condition it has really healed almost back to normal now. And I did get out a lot of stuff I have been eyeing up for a while. Which, by the way, thats something I dont get... You are aways told DONT PICK, never pick, it

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02/05/20

 

TODAYS THE DAY

Ok this is huge. And I mean…HUGE.   I did it. I fucking did it.   Today I went to work… with NO. MAKEUP. ON. NONE. Not even one drop of makeup. Only my skincare and SPF. And not even tinted SPF either, regular old plain SPF. This has been my goal for YEARS and I’ve finally done it!!!!!!!!!!! And not just “getting away with it”… not just squeaking by without makeup on  - Actually feeling like my skin looks GOOD and glowing, and it does. Omg the feeling is great, to get up

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01/29/20

 

2020 is the year

Ok so I said 2019 was gonna be the year I stop picking and get my skin ON TRACK. And i was bloody determined this time. Well, actually Ive said that for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.... you get my point. BUT I have made so much progress and learned so much this year that i really do feel confident to beat skin picking in 2020. I've done so many treatments this year as well, and found so many amazing products that I use every day now, I know for a fact that all i need to do now is stop picki

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12/26/19

 

For Pickers

Also, i forgot to mention a new cream i just got that in 2 days has healed picking wounds like nothing ive ever tried! (ive said his before about Derma E Psorzema cream, and maybe the Dermatouch retinol day cream) but this one is FOR REAL, better than everything else!!!!   IS Clinical sHEALd Balm. OMG. You guys. Pickers out there....we are all looking for some magical lotion to put on after a picking spree. This is it. I thought ive found it before, but no. THIS is the one. A

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12/03/18

 

Stepping up my game

Ok so...just rewinding a lil bit for my own memory... Back in October i went home for a visit and my skin magically got really good while i was home. Came back and had a picking spree riht off the bat (probably was a treat to myself after not picking the whole week i was at home - hence why my skin was so good). After that picking spree i got an IPL facial and my skin was great after that. Then started picking again, and just now (like a month later) my skin is finally getting "good" again. Anyw

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12/03/18

 

I Found Something

Ok so here we are, summer 2018 and thankfully my skin has not had its annual summer dermatitis breakout so thats good. I think things are coming along quite nicely to be honest. Went swimming, got my face wet, no problem, looked fine afterwards, ect ect, all the good things. Mainly due to this new brand i found and have been using which i amazing! Its called The Ordinary, everything is super cheap im talking below $10 for most stuff and it works! I've been using some cool serums and stuff from t

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08/04/18

 

Dec 23rd Report

Okie dokie well here i am, the day after my December 22nd challenge.. and i must say im pretty happy with where my skins at right now. It was *decent enough* for my hair appt yesterday, and i found something while shopping yesterday that i think will hit it home. Its a retinol cream i found at winners, i used it last night and already could see an improvement this morning. Will keep using! My picking has been pretty under control since theres not much to pick at right now. However, I did have an

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12/24/17

 

Dec 22nd Challenge

Ugh!!!!!! Failed yet again!!!! Picked since my last entry. Like, a full on picking spree last night. Just right out of control. Fell into that trance and just could not stop. I was picking spots multiple times over, even after i knew i had gotten everything possible out, even if i knew there was NOTHING in there in the first place, just hoping something would come up. I just couldn't get out of the trance so kept going over and over the same spots for absolutely no reason. Felt like complete shi

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12/02/17

 

Guess I'll start over

Well its been what, 5 days now and guess what - ive picked. Of course. Havent had a "picking spree" but will admit that I have picked. Yep. Failed yet again. Should have known. Honestly though, I did try. So here I am, starting over again with the no picking thing. Lets just try for a week. Lets see if i can go until Friday night without picking. Ugh its so hard though. So easy to think to yourself, "ok, no picking this week" so easy to give yourself false hope, yet so hard to actually do it in

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11/27/17

 

No picking DAY 1

Well its been a whole day since this mornings' promise of quitting. While i did not pick, persay, i must admit that i did, as i usually do, "scan" my face in the car driving home from work. I always do this, once i  hit the road on the way home and im alone in the car, i mindlessly start feeling my skin for anything dry or flaky i can easily get off without looking. And i did it today.. does that count or no? I figure no. Now i still have to go into the bathroom and clean up for bed tonight so h

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11/22/17

 

I'm DONE PICKING (again)

OK. As i am writing this it is the morning after a big pick, after I was on a pretty good roll with nice skin. Yep, I played myself again. It started how it always does, went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. Was going to remove one tiny flake off of a healed spot, very meticulously and controlled..... and BAM !!!!! 30 mins later my whole face has been extracted and is beet red. My favorite cream has mitigated some of the damages, its not the worst its ever been by any means but like c

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11/21/17

 

Dermatitis

Welp...Went to the doctor today about a rash i have had on my face for about 6 months now. Turns out i have what is called Perioral dermatitis. I have had this going on since February and was sooo fed up with it, i tried everything to get rid of it including: -Coconut oil -hemp oil -tea tree oil -excema cream -psoriasis cream -anti fungal cream -oatmeal mask -polysporin -aloe vera -BP and SA NONE of these things really helped at all so i finally broke down and went to the doctor. So

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07/13/16

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07/11/18

 

Bad Idea

So that potential cyst i thought i had went away...then a while later(now) sprouted a nice little whitehead. I tried to resist it for days because last time i picked a pimple like that it turned into a huge cyst the size of a golfball (not really) on my cheek and it took accutane and 7 months to drain/get rid of. BUT i had to i just had to! Just a few hours ago i every so gently squeezed it just on the surface i didnt push down into the skin because if there is a cyst under there i dont want to

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02/28/13

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02/28/13

 

Sigh Of Relief

****Really hope i don't jinx myself with this**** lol Potential cyst=gone? ya so i think the cyst that i saw forming is gone now or has gone back down into my skin?? I dont know whats going on but i have not touched the area AT ALL since i noticed it coming up (other than to put makeup on and im realllyyy gentle) and i even was soo paranoid that i have only slept on my left side for the past like 3 nights because i dont want to sleep on my right cheek and risk irritating the cyst area,

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12/31/12

 

Fuckkkkkk

WORST DAY EVER i woke up this morning with what i'm sure is ANOTHER fucking cyst under my cheek. this cannot be real life omg. After getting rid of the two golf balls i had growing in my cheeks while on accutane i never thought it would happen again. this is literally the worst thing i could ever imagine, i cannot go through that again omg. i dont know if i should call my doc and ask for accutane right away and then wait for them to surface and explode again which will take like 5 months

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12/28/12

 

Dont Wanna Jinx It But..

My skin has been really good lately. Like...basically the day after i went to see the doc it started getting really good.. ya i still have little stuff here and there but i usually bring it upon myself by picking at nothing. Right now the whole forehead is clear, same with the whole right side of my face. The left has about 3 little things near the bottom of my cheek but i'm not complaining. Now that ive posted this im sure i will wake up tomorrow with bad skin lol hope not tho. Also, a cou

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11/30/12

 

So Frustrated Nobody Understands

just got back from the docs office. basically she looked at my skin and was like "ohhh its not that bad, i dont see anything just freckles.." and im like thinking in my head OMG U dumb bitch CLEARLY i have acne and do NOT look normal why are saying its fine???? Like if SHE had on her face what i have on mine shed probably freak out. So basically then she asked me why i said i didnt wanna go an accutane again and i told her id rather not be on it during school because i would not be able to go to

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11/09/12

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11/11/12

 

K Something Must Be Done Now

So my skin is at the point again now where i must do something about it because i cannot put up with it anymore. I know its bad when i cant go to class in the morning without doing a full makeup routine, starting with me getting up earlier in the morning. This is how i know something is wrong lol but seriously i called my docs office last week... Basically my options are: A) accutane again (would really rather not...) B) ask/ talk my doc into giving me biaxin for my acne (what i want)

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11/04/12

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11/04/12

 

Second Course...antibiotics...?

Sooo right now my skin the worst its been since accutane. Its so frustrating and confusing. I think it might have a bit to do with stress because the past few weeks i have had so much school work to do but i donno. Its to the point where at times im literally ready to call my doc and beg for accutane again. But them i think maybe antibiotics would help me, because when i got my wisdom teeth out last month, i was on penicillin for a week and my skin went from bad to great! So i think maybe i

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03/16/12

 

11 Months After Accutane...getting Worried

So in one month and 3 days (Feb.20) it will be one year since i stopped accutane. I am getting slightly concerned about the state of my skin. Since stopping accutane it has been gradually getting worse... and it is now to the point where it is bothering me again. I currently have like 3 flat, red spots on my left cheek, one being a nasty scab/wound thing. Also on my upper forehead i have been getting small breakouts (not noticeable really but still there). Not to mention my oil is basically back

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01/18/12

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01/20/12

 

1 day

I have not eaten sugar or junk food for a whole day now lol, I'm slowly getting back on track!

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06/28/11

 

4ish months after accutane - sugar addict

heyyyyy so ive been off accutane for a long time (4 months-ish) now, and my skin is oily again but not as bad, no breakouts (only the odd tiny tinyy whitehead now and then). anyways, i have realized there is a downside to not having acne!!! when i had acne, sugar/junk food was the devil, and even looking at choc/cake/anything with sugar in it made me break out, but now that ive taken accutane, i can eat 10 choc bars and 2 cakes and probably not get a single pimple. after years of avoiding suga

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06/27/11

 

1 month later

yesterday was exactly one month since i have been off accutane. it really doesnt feel like that long. i have some bad news. the oil is coming back. yep. no acne or anything though. i was hoping the oil wouldnt come back but no luck. it is coming back about as slowly as it went away. i would say it didnt start coming back until maybe 5 days ago, when i skip washing my hair for one day, it gets a bit oily now and my skin isnt dry and i can see some shine showing up, which sucks!!!!!!!!! but at lea

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03/21/11

 

14 Days After Accutane!!

So ive been off accutane for 2 weeks now and my skin is still fine. oil isnt back yet (YAAAYYYY!) and i hope it never comes back. i havent gotten any breakouts and my lips have healed! no more dry lips or cracks! my skin isnt all fragile anymore, and any cuts/scrapes are healing finally. its great to be done!!

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03/06/11

 

Day 206 - I'M DONEEE!!!

IM DONE ACCUTANEEEEEE!! i took my last pill this morning. im really glad but also nervous for whats gonna happen now. i hope i dont start breaking out again. i havent gotten a pimple in forever, and my skin is smooth and soft and awesome. there is still red marks where my 2 cysts were on my cheeks, and 2 little indents kinda on the right side of my chin. now i only need to get rid of the red marks and im gonna ask the derm if theres anything she can do about my 2 little indents, then

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02/20/11

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