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Emotional Preparation



Sometimes I think it's a payback of my previous evil living style. I used to sleep really late, due to my work and also my habit for ages. Had only 2 to 3 glasses of water daily. Ate any rubbish I wanted and ate a lot. Almost zero exercise. Lazy as hell, bought my second hand skateboard at a really tempting price almost one year ago but just used it once. But I was health enough and even ppl told me that I was too active sometimes. I thought I was just lucky. 

Acne did bring me unexpectedly not only damage to my face, I would say it's a huge one that I don't really look at mirror now, but also a detrimental side effect from the medication, and an unexpected emotional breakdown. It was definitely a torture. I was keeping myself in shell for a while and kept crying before sleep for the pain from the gel. It is hard for those haven't experienced to believe how acne can be a serious illness. Even some of my friends questioned about that after heard my stories. "Do you overreaction?" "They're just pimples." "You look such bad just becos you ate something wrong/ slept late/ were dirty blah blah blah" 

To people who are suffering these right now, please bear in mind:

- This is a Disease, really, on both physical and mental level. Not your fault and don't be frustrate or question about yourself for the depression.

- Some people with no knowledge or experience like to judge the medication which suggested by professionals you are taking, yea, it happened. Just roll your eyes and ignore them. We trust someone who had trained for years but not the one relatively closed to you without knowledge.

- Keep on your life. As I mentioned I kept myself home cos I thought everyone would be disgusted by my face.  I was sociable but now I can't really look into others' eyes. Recently I start going out from my room. Hanging out and begin to do some exercise. Used to think about the problem every single second but distraction does help me to fight over my negative emotions. It takes time for recovery, just be patient and use the time to achieve somethings else. 

- Ask for support when you need. Grateful to some of my good friends and family. While the first 2 weeks of medication, my best friend was there, holding my hand and hugging me in arms, telling me it's gonna be alright. It is apparent that mental health is one of the key factors to adult acne problem. I know, it's also sooooo difficult for me but don't worry too much.

Sharing all of these just becos it's easier to overcome with support from others. If you have any sharing pls feel free to let me know. Hope all of us have a well recovery soon. Cheers.




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