Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Jonima

"Why are you on Acne.org?"

I was hanging out at my friend's house with the whole gang like we normally do. Play basketball, destroy Nazi Zombies on Xbox 360, and raid his fridge.

While we were all sitting their slaying Nazi Zombies, my friend's little brother whom happened to be hanging with us picks up my new phone (which is a touch screen, so that automatically means everyone has to freaking take it and touch the "touch" screen).

I had checked an email notification from Acne.org prior to setting my phone down. So when my friend's little brother picks up my phone and turns the screen on, he sees on the internet browswer, "Acne.org."

Automatically, he yells out to me, "Why are you on Acne.org?" Everyone turns and stares at me, and I quickly take the phone from him and nerviously say, "It was a pop up" while diverting my eyes.

They laughed, but with me, not at me. As if they didn't expect me to be on Acne.org. And this was when I had really bad acne, too. They laughed as if I was on something like HousewifeNews.com (I made that up, I don't know if it exits)

How would you have acted in that same situation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd probably just have said, "Because it's a really helpful site." or something like that. I'm not ashamed of being here, and I tell people about this site all the time. I'm not going to shrink away from telling people about a site that's helped me so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I probably would have played it off, too. I never talk to anyone about my skin, and talking about the Org would just make me even more nervous. Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well if your acne is bad they should guess why you go to acne.org. If your acne is not bad then it explains why they wonder why you come here...so with that said maybe your acne isn't that bad?

Since my acne is pretty much noticeable if my friends had asked what i'm doing here (I don't even have any anyway) I would've probably replied "why the fuck do you think!"

I came here at first to find a cure. I was really optimistic at first but i am now losing hope again. I don't want to go on accutane because I don't know if I would sacrifice my health for the rest of my life to remove my spots, amongst other things possibly losing my hair-to which sometimes the acne comes back anyway after accutane.

But now I come to acne.org to vent, read about what others are going through because sometimes it does help a little to know you are not alone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My acne is pretty obvious, so I don't think they would ask me.

But I wouldn't mind saying that I go onto this site to get help for my acne, and support in fighting it.

:]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dunno sumfin like cuz my acne makes me feel like chick repellent n i wanna look fly :D lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I just recently told my friends about this place, plus a lot more. They know I'm the resident skin care specialist among our group of friends.lol. I'm not ashamed of the org, they probably notice or have noticed my acne so I have nothing to hide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah deffo what candice said. I can imagine it is hard when your younger tho, like 14-16 because a lot of kids at school are 'all about' the physical image and their egos revolve around what they look like. Even if they are your friends, at that age, its hard to talk about things openly because I remember it as a very judgemental time and your all sucked into the 'image is everything' mentality. I'm not generalizing here. Because I know a lot of young people who aren't like this at all and have a lot more about them than that. I'm just going on my own experience. But if they are your friends (no matter their age) they will not care if you visit this website. And its one of the things I love about getting older. The relief and release of finally just being yourself. Being open and honest about everything. Why should you have to apologise for who you are?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ah i was hopping this was gonna be some serious debate on why your here as in imo certain people should be outside living instead.. maybe thats for another day..

sigh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Say it with an absolutely dead-face: "I want to fix my acne. (yes, people notice it) I heard there was a good advice on the board."

That's what I told my friend, and he simply nodded. He's the type of guy who makes jokes out of everything, too. If you reveal yourself in a matter of fact way, people sense that and might even embrace your vulnerability, assuming they are half-decent people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I dunno sumfin like cuz my acne makes me feel like chick repellent n i wanna look fly :D lol

I read "cuz my acne makes me feel like chick repellent n i wanna look like a fly".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Herätys

haha, I would've laughed so hard if that happened to me and probably respond a long the lines of...

- Because the people on that site kick @$$.

- I'm self-conscious about my acne. :P

- STFU. I like the site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'd probably just have said, "Because it's a really helpful site." or something like that. I'm not ashamed of being here, and I tell people about this site all the time. I'm not going to shrink away from telling people about a site that's helped me so much.

That would be a very mature and adult way to reply, but I think he's young. If I was busted in a similar fashion as the OP was, I would have been made fun of for being on an acne site. Saying this is a great website would only make it even more embarrassing and uncomfortable. I hope you can understand my point.

I totally understand what you're saying. I dunno. Maybe it's just been too long since I was a teenager (although I hope not, since I'm only twenty four). I just expect people to be able to discuss things maturely, and accept each other. It's sad that that's often not the case.

I suppose that was my point in my original post. I think that giving a basic, honest answer would help facilitate a mature conversation about what a great site this is and help break down some of the stigmas surrounding acne. It's something we should be able to talk about without feeling ashamed, especially during our teen years, when so many of us are going through it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really dont like to talk about my skin specially in front of those who doesn't have any skin problems.. Anyways if I still get in such a situation then I might say I came across this sight on google.. I was amazed to see how informative the site was... It's not only about acne but a lot of other stuff like makeup, diet, natural remedies n all..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually got bright red when I talk about my skin to people, clear or not. I dont know why. I just get embarrassed. I think that maybe I either dont want my acne highlighted to people if they dont really 'notice' it or I dont want someone to be like 'Oh your skin looks fine. Nothing wrong with a few spots' because while I know that people dont think I look bad it doesnt stop me from being unhappy about it!

So I would say that it was just something I was reading online, then go bright red :)

My parents know I use this place but they havent seen it themselves. I had a friend who was reading my blog, but thats another story...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Say it with an absolutely dead-face: "I want to fix my acne. (yes, people notice it) I heard there was a good advice on the board."

That's what I told my friend, and he simply nodded. He's the type of guy who makes jokes out of everything, too. If you reveal yourself in a matter of fact way, people sense that and might even embrace your vulnerability, assuming they are half-decent people.

I was thinking that, but the situation just became so awkward for me once so many pairs of eyes turned to me. It just became so hard to react.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'd probably just have said, "Because it's a really helpful site." or something like that. I'm not ashamed of being here, and I tell people about this site all the time. I'm not going to shrink away from telling people about a site that's helped me so much.

That would be a very mature and adult way to reply, but I think he's young. If I was busted in a similar fashion as the OP was, I would have been made fun of for being on an acne site. Saying this is a great website would only make it even more embarrassing and uncomfortable. I hope you can understand my point.

I was 17 when it happened.

I usually got bright red when I talk about my skin to people, clear or not. I dont know why. I just get embarrassed. I think that maybe I either dont want my acne highlighted to people if they dont really 'notice' it or I dont want someone to be like 'Oh your skin looks fine. Nothing wrong with a few spots' because while I know that people dont think I look bad it doesnt stop me from being unhappy about it!

So I would say that it was just something I was reading online, then go bright red :)

My parents know I use this place but they havent seen it themselves. I had a friend who was reading my blog, but thats another story...

Holy crap! Did you want your friend to read it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×