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Hello!

My name is Matt and I'm 17 years old.

For a few years now I've been struggling with a moderate acne condition that is really frustrating. Every few days a new zit appears and I pop it. Which only makes it worse.

Now, after years of uneffective treatments that seem to calm my acne (but not cure it), I have finally visited the dermatologist and she introduced me to a new regimen. She says that it will be effective and I do believe her. I mean she is a specialist on this kind of thing. The problem is that my skin needs to get used to the stuff (tretonin or whatever it's called) and will breakout bad for the first few weeks. Or so she said.

Then there's this girl. She really likes me and I really like her. It doesn't seem like she notices the little bit of acne I have now. But I'm pretty confident that she'll start noticing soon, since I'll be breaking out and whatnot. I don't want to feel uncomfortable with my appearance around this chick either.. I just want to be myself. Acne definately makes being myself hard :/

I mean I'm naturally shy and breaking out is definately a confidence shatterer for me. Seeing myself all broken out in the morning really sets the mood for the day ya know? Whenever I look in the mirror it only pisses me off :/

Anyways,

Should I just say screw it and go out with her.. or should I be a pussy and not ask her out?

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Dude consider yourself lucky for her "really liking you" in the first place...Take advantage of that, especially if you like her too...She obviously likes you for different reasons and I'm sure you have a lot of other good traits and features besides your skin...I mean, most kids in highschool have at the very least mild-moderate acne, that should be the least of your worries.

Go for it, don't hesitate and just be yourself. That's the one problem I made in highschool. I was shy and hesitant. Then I find out later that 20 different girls liked me(some of the hottest ones too, I never imagined they did) and if I just made a move, I would've gone out with them and done who knows what with all of them. You're just going to regret it if you don't make a move.

No pressure even though because you know she likes you already. Don't even acknowledge your acne, pretend its not there and be yourself. I know that's easier said than done but if you can just be yourself, it's gonna go well no matter what. Go for it bro.

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Dude consider yourself lucky for her "really liking you" in the first place...Take advantage of that, especially if you like her too...She obviously likes you for different reasons and I'm sure you have a lot of other good traits and features besides your skin...I mean, most kids in highschool have at the very least mild-moderate acne, that should be the least of your worries.

Go for it, don't hesitate and just be yourself. That's the one problem I made in highschool. I was shy and hesitant. Then I find out later that 20 different girls liked me(some of the hottest ones too, I never imagined they did) and if I just made a move, I would've gone out with them and done who knows what with all of them. You're just going to regret it if you don't make a move.

No pressure even though because you know she likes you already. Don't even acknowledge your acne, pretend its not there and be yourself. I know that's easier said than done but if you can just be yourself, it's gonna go well no matter what. Go for it bro.

Wow thanks for the post!!

I love this site cause I can just vent my feelings and get great responses like this :)

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if she likes you already I really don't think a breakout is going to make her run away. I mean some girls do care and can be really mean, but it's not worth just giving up an opportunity. Plus, wouldn't that upset her if you all of a sudden didn't want to go out with her?

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if she likes you already I really don't think a breakout is going to make her run away. I mean some girls do care and can be really mean, but it's not worth just giving up an opportunity. Plus, wouldn't that upset her if you all of a sudden didn't want to go out with her?

Yea I can see where that would upset her.. I should stop being so selfish now that I think about it.

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oh, ask her out!! i'm sure she's a great girl who obviously likes you for you, and not your outside appearance. you could turn into a martian and she probably wouldn't notice! if you act confident around her (but not cocky) she'll like that. girls like it when a guy is comfortable with himself. trust me on that one. :D good luck!

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Don't make the same mistake I made.... Whatever you do just forget about your image and go after her. Something I regret.

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ou thats not a big problem,one friend of mine(so hooot bthw) likes boys with acne...you never know with who youre dealing with :think:

I'm just saying you go and kick some ass boy ;)

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ok. take a risk.

coming from your post it sounds like your acne isn't THAT bad and it isn't going to turn into anything extremely bad!

I'm a girl, and I don't care if a guy has a little bit of acne. If their whole appearance was changed becasue of it [horribly severe acne] then the guy would have to have a killer personality.

It sounds mean but I'm being honest :)

But I think you should be fine. -- i'm a girl with acne and I'm more worried about what guys think than girls, so I 100% understand where you are coming from.

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you should just ask her out. if anything she'll probably be happy you asked her and won't care much about your skin. anddd btw i was on tretinoin for a long time, and it helped quite a bit.

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Hey everyone I'd just like to say thank you for all the positive feedback! She probably doesn't care about my acne because we are going to the drive in tonight!!

C--thru I'm glad that tretonin worked for you! I'm definitely skeptical at this point but glad to hear that somebody out there benefited from it!

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My mum went to talk to our family doctor and she prescribed the Tretonin for me, too! When I read that it gives you bad breakouts for the first few weeks, I decided to only use it on my forehead to see how it goes. I just broke out like crazy -_____- Hopefully it works for you, though! :D And the drive-in--hope that goes well too :)

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