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i think acne scarred me more on the inside, than the outside. i have a few indents on my face, but it isnt very noticable. i think it damaged me more emotionally than physically. i am soooo lucky not to have any major scarring... but i think about acne all the time (even though my skin is clear now) and i have dreams about breaking out... and i look at others with acne and wish i could help. does anyone else feel like this?

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Adrienne, I also feel bad for people with acne or scarring.. I am where you're at with your skin but I choose not to socialise.. Don't know why? Maybe because I used to have real bad acne before.

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I have my days. I always want to lend a hand someone else with acne. Nothing worse than a feeling of helplessness. It will take time for those wounds to heal. Remember that one day you felt pretty good and you started a thread? I think more days like that are on the way. Your emotions will go back and forth, but in time you will find the balance.

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i think acne scarred me more on the inside, than the outside. i have a few indents on my face, but it isnt very noticable. i think it damaged me more emotionally than physically. i am soooo lucky not to have any major scarring... but i think about acne all the time (even though my skin is clear now) and i have dreams about breaking out... and i look at others with acne and wish i could help. does anyone else feel like this?

yea adrienne, i feel the same way acne has SEVERELY damaged my self esteem /self image. Its It's also caused great depression as well for me. Its weird because its a physical condition but i think the physical damage and the emotional damage is even ya know half and half..maybe emotional is more. I do have scarring but once my hyperpigmentation goes away they wont be that noticable at all so i'm very thankful i dont have "ice pick scars" as they call them or anything worse. And yea When i see a girl/guy who is suffering from bad acne i just wish i could up and tell them something like "what are you using or you should definitely try this." but if someone did that to me i'd probably be offended so i just hope for them that there acne will subside. Acne has also affected my daily activities sometimes. There are days when i;m broken out so bad i dont wanna go to school or work and just stay in my bbed and drown in self pity but i try to be strong and just get through life..break outs or not. But acne is a serious condition that affects the BODY AND MIND.

Dom

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You're clear now so move on with your damn life. I had acne for 6-7 years and the moment I got clear I forgot about all the pain and suffering it had caused me because this was a 'new start'. You need to think the same or you won't achieve anything.

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You're clear now so move on with your damn life. I had acne for 6-7 years and the moment I got clear I forgot about all the pain and suffering it had caused me because this was a 'new start'. You need to think the same or you won't achieve anything.

then why are you still on this message board? ive had acne for 10+ years and have only been clear for 2.5 months so im sorry if i still have some emotional issues related to acne. why is it so hard for you to support people? you seem to enjoy bullying me

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well your skin looks beautiful in your display!

just like you had to work to gain beautiful skin on the outside

its going to take some work to feel good on the inside but it is within your reach!

good luck!

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Sometimes when you peel away the rotten orange peel you find a sweet beautiful pulp underneath other times you find it has spoiled. You have found a beautiful pulp, congratulations Adrianne, now stay positive and do what ever it takes to keep your skin clear and healthy. Often you just grow out of it like I did and I get quite a few good compliments on my skin. Chin up.

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Adrienne, you're not alone, chicky. Even though I've been clear for awhile now I still look over my face every single morning. Yep, I get the acne dreams, too. It has lessened a little and I imagine you and I will eventually get over it all in due time, but the emotional scars might be there for awhile yet.

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i think acne scarred me more on the inside, than the outside. i have a few indents on my face, but it isnt very noticable. i think it damaged me more emotionally than physically. i am soooo lucky not to have any major scarring... but i think about acne all the time (even though my skin is clear now) and i have dreams about breaking out... and i look at others with acne and wish i could help. does anyone else feel like this?

I have long since accepted the physical scars. When I see myself, I see "normal" if that makes sense.

The deep problems that I have are all connected to how others perceive me. Even if I had no scars, I doubt I could erase the emotional damage.

SOS

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