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Starting Somewhere



Hi. My name is Lexi and I`m a young teenager. My skin is horrible. I used to be all "anti makeup" and everything but I couldn`t take it anymore so I stated wearing make-up to try and hide my acne. It didn`t work, the make-up would just sort of melt on my face and look greasy, also still showing the spots.

My parents tell me that its my fault I have acne because I eat a lot of junk food, like chocolate, biscuits, sweets, crisps and everything. They did take me to the doctor about my skin and he put me on the contreception pill, saying that it would balance out my hormones, making my skin clear. After the 3 months of using it, I gave it up because it didn`t work.

I`ve tried shop-bought products but they havn`t worked so far and my parents refuse to get me anything else to help treat my skin, e.g. laser treatment, facials, other products, prescribed products....etc, because they say nothing will work because of my eating habits.

I hate my skin. I hate going places. I`m very shy, and I hate talking to people, I feel I`m not worth their friendship cause of the way I look with my skin. I`m hardly ever grossed about by stuff but the state of my skin even freaks me out, so what must other people think? Its ruining my "Don`t care about what you think of me, because I am myself" attitude.

I have been told by people that I`m attractive. I`m tall, slender, and some people have said I could be a model but I can`t see that. My skin is seriously putting me down and I feel I have much more to offer than just skulking around and hating myself.

I`m going to change my excercise and eating habits. Also my mentality. And see if I can turn my life around.

I`m confused about how to get rid of acne, but I`m glad I found the regime-I`m seriously gonna give it a go.

I`m glad I found this website. Maybe theres hope for me. Anyway, I`m glad to see that the "Pizza Face" look isn`t exclusive to me (:

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Hey don't feel bad there are allot of people out there with acne.And your parents probably won't get you laser treatment because it cost allot.Most times you have to get it at least 3 times to see results.And its about 300 bucks assuming you have insurance.Do you have that kind of money for that?And just have some self confidence and focus on other things that you do like about yourself like hair,slim figure,personality.And don't feel like it is your fault.I believe that acne is caused by a genetic predisposition.Also junk food will in fact make it worse.I am going to tell you what helped me get rd of acne.First off I don't have perfect skin.I still have acne scars that I'm still trying to get rid of.But I don't have not one pimple on my face because I gave up all dairy products.Some people believe that some people are allergic to dairy and don't even know it because it only shows up in there skin.I was willing to try anything.So I gave up everything except cheese.That didn't work.Later I gave up all dairy including eggs and ice cream,cookies,cake,cupcakes,cheese,milk,yogurt.Everthing that has milk in it.And after about a month or maybe a little bit more of non dairy I don't have one pimple.Also you need to change your pillow case often,drink plenty of water and exercise.No soda and no fast food.Fast food has too many chemicals in it that mess with your ski,especially Mcdonalds.Look online for fragrance free natural cleansers to wash your face and get 100% only cocoa butter stick to put on after.I'm not sure if they sell the sticks in stores anymore but you can find natural stuff online.Also if you ha've long hair brush your hair back and tie it back when you sleep so the oils from your hair don't get on your face.And don't wear makeup if you don't have to.If you do really need to for special events try bare minerals.People won't even notice you have it on but with other stuff they will.And don't let other peoples comments about your skin get to you too much.Everybody has something about themselves they would like to change.Also if you do end up seeing a doctor about it they will notice if you pick at your acne.So just don't pick at it because it will get red and people will notice more.Don't even carry a amall mirror around either because then you will be even more self consious about it and looking at it all the time.Just wash moisturize and leave it alone.And it will go away.Fight the urge to pop pimples.And pretend like its not there.If its really big just get a zeno to get to be smaller faster.

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