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Insecure

Jacqueline Rademaker

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Hi everyone! I just posted pictures of my scars up for everyone to see. It took a lot because I usually don't want anyone to ever see my scars (in pictures). I feel a little bit of relief to post those because now when I look at the pictures my scars don't look half as bad as I had imagined in my mind. When I look in the mirror I see horrible pits and red marks all over my face. Maybe it's not as bad as I think... or maybe it is? I don't know. I just feel a little better now that I actually can look at my scars in a photograph. They still cause me much grief... everyday it's the same thing.. wake up wondering if I have a zit on my face and if it will scar... at night my face is so oily and I stare at myself in the bathroom mirror hating my face... I cry a lot too. My friend (who also has scars) told me it was ruining my life and I need to accept myself for who I am or I will be miserable for the rest of my life. I should take her advice. I think my upcoming wedding is causing a lot of this because for 3 years I didn't really care about my scars, I knew they were there but I never "inspected" them like I do now. I want to be pretty in my wedding photos and feel pretty on my wedding day, but I feel these scars have robbed me of ever feeling self confident. My fiance tells me to stop worrying about it because it's not a big deal. It's a big deal to me. I have to look at this face for the rest of my life. Ugh. Sorry to be such a downer, but I needed to get this out.



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I know the feeling. I have tons of hyperpigmentation, blothes, and discoloration and it can be very daunting to look at them. But at the end of the day, do your best wtih what you have. There are ways to cover your scars with a big of makeup (Gossmakeupartist on Youtube is the SHIZZZ) or use oatmeal to hopefully reduce redness.

Actually I wrote a blog entry about not letting acne (and this applies to scars too) rule our lives.

http://www.acne.org/...rule-our-lives/

You are a beautiful person and I hope your wedding is a joyous day and focus on that! After all, your fiance is marrying you for you, despite your scars. smile.png

God bless!

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