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Feb 10, 2016

niklaus

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Woke up feeling terrible about myself this morning. So terrible that I didn't even bother to cleanse my face because why bother? Nothing I do seems to work. I don't think I can look at a mirror today. I don't want to sound over dramatic but it's how I genuinely feel. I don't want to say that I've lost all hope but I've been having a very negative mindset lately. Thought I'd post here to make myself feel better but it's not working. 

When will this end? Hasn't it been long enough? Why me? These are the questions that I know all of us are thinking. 



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I want to offer my support.  I have felt this way for about 2 weeks. After yet another breakout of nasty zits, I am left with horrible spots of hyper pigmentation to remind me everyday that any day now I will probably have another breakout. This is my mindset now: let my face heal. It has helped me because I can't focus on the things I can't control, like getting a pimple, but I can control how well I take care of my skin to make it heal. On Friday I am getting a photofacial which makes me feel amazing about my skin after (takes out PIH in hours) and also I started an antibiotic that is really helping in less than a week (Bactrim). These are things I'm doing to make ME feel better, because honestly nobody will care if you have acne! You are an awesome human and everyone (literally everyone) suffers from appearance insecurities. As far as how long it will take, you should try to not focus on that time frame. Less stress=better life! I know you will find what works for you, and no matter when that happens, life will continue and you should live it! I hope you can feel better soon. I am starting to (slightly).

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Thank you Katie for posting this uplifting message! Yes, a lot of people in my life have been telling me that nobody cares if I have acne or not and I'm beautiful no matter what. During dark times it's not easy for that to get through my head. Whenever I have these pessimistic feelings, I inhale and exhale deeply to keep calm and to keep stress levels low (I suffer from hormonal acne). I wish you well on your journey! Thanks again for commenting (so far only you have commented haha). (:

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