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I hate how paranoid I have become since my skin has been clear. I hate it! Pimples are a part of life, I just need to understand that and not trip out with every little bump or pimple I get. I feel like ppl with nice skin get a pimple and they don't even worry or care about it. I want to be like that! Ugh! Acne problems. Smh :/ I just want to be grateful for my improvement because we all know that's at any moment our skin can go crazy on us.

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I hate how paranoid I have become since my skin has been clear. I hate it! Pimples are a part of life, I just need to understand that and not trip out with every little bump or pimple I get. I feel like ppl with nice skin get a pimple and they don't even worry or care about it. I want to be like that! Ugh! Acne problems. Smh :/ I just want to be grateful for my improvement because we all know that's at any moment our skin can go crazy on us.

These are my exact feelings. EXACT. I'm clear right now, and in all honesty, my skin hasn't looked this good in months (a lot of my past marks have faded significantly over the summer). It's even gotten to the point where I don't need concealer on my cheeks anymore, whereas in the past, I'd always need to put a lot of concealer there. I should be happy and living my life carefree, but instead, I'm worried about when my next breakout will be. I'm paranoid. Not only that, but my skin's been a little dry the past few days, presumably from using the BP wash with my Clarisonic. Totally understandable, right? Well, my anxiety's chosen to focus in on that now, and it's driving me crazy. I keep looking in the mirror, feeling my face, etc. You can't even see the dryness--that's how minuscule it is, but I can still kind of feel it, and for whatever reason it's bothering me so much. Normal people would just be like "oh, a little dry, I'll just use extra lotion today and not use the BP wash" but for me, it's like this horrible thing. It's like unless my skin is perfect, I can't be happy. And that's no way to live because no one's skin is EVER perfect. I've been happy in the past even with big inflamed pimples on my face--why can't I be happy now? I'm just losing control over my emotions and it's driving me insane.

I don't want to be acting depressed for no reason around my friends when I move back to college on Monday. I mean, if they knew why I was acting sad, they'd think I was crazy. And classes are starting on Wednesday, and I NEED to do well in them. I can't let anything, especially as insignificant as this, get in the way. :/ It's such a struggle, but I'm trying.

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Feeling great! I don't have active pimples. I have 2 dry pimples that formed 4-5 days ago, they were kinda big. My skin is very smooth and scars are improving slowly. I am thinking of getting a haircut soon since my forehead isn't that bad.. still kinda bad actually.. scars ;\ I think I will manage to clear up before college starts which is in 3 weeks. Scars and lightly marks will remain.. as long as I don't break out bad ;\

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I hate how paranoid I have become since my skin has been clear. I hate it! Pimples are a part of life, I just need to understand that and not trip out with every little bump or pimple I get. I feel like ppl with nice skin get a pimple and they don't even worry or care about it. I want to be like that! Ugh! Acne problems. Smh :/ I just want to be grateful for my improvement because we all know that's at any moment our skin can go crazy on us.

These are my exact feelings. EXACT. I'm clear right now, and in all honesty, my skin hasn't looked this good in months (a lot of my past marks have faded significantly over the summer). It's even gotten to the point where I don't need concealer on my cheeks anymore, whereas in the past, I'd always need to put a lot of concealer there. I should be happy and living my life carefree, but instead, I'm worried about when my next breakout will be. I'm paranoid. Not only that, but my skin's been a little dry the past few days, presumably from using the BP wash with my Clarisonic. Totally understandable, right? Well, my anxiety's chosen to focus in on that now, and it's driving me crazy. I keep looking in the mirror, feeling my face, etc. You can't even see the dryness--that's how minuscule it is, but I can still kind of feel it, and for whatever reason it's bothering me so much. Normal people would just be like "oh, a little dry, I'll just use extra lotion today and not use the BP wash" but for me, it's like this horrible thing. It's like unless my skin is perfect, I can't be happy. And that's no way to live because no one's skin is EVER perfect. I've been happy in the past even with big inflamed pimples on my face--why can't I be happy now? I'm just losing control over my emotions and it's driving me insane.

I don't want to be acting depressed for no reason around my friends when I move back to college on Monday. I mean, if they knew why I was acting sad, they'd think I was crazy. And classes are starting on Wednesday, and I NEED to do well in them. I can't let anything, especially as insignificant as this, get in the way. :/ It's such a struggle, but I'm trying.

Omg we totally are feeling the same way! Including the dryness for BP! My face is a little dry right now and i started to trip out yesterday night because being dry can sometimes cause pimples and that's the last thing I want. And yes we do need tt enjoy our skin, this has been the clearest I've been in months as well and it feels so good, but at the same time its kinda scary. We just have to understand that its okay not to have perfect skin. But i think these feeling will go away once we start school because we will be busy, right now were just home all day and have too much time to think. So im ready to start school and get my skin and acne off my mind, and act like a regular person! Lol hopefully that works! So we can finally start enjoying our skin that we work so hard to clear up. Good luck! :) nice to know someone understand.

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Getting worse ...new ones forming......and I'm doing everything the same...

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I hate how paranoid I have become since my skin has been clear. I hate it! Pimples are a part of life, I just need to understand that and not trip out with every little bump or pimple I get. I feel like ppl with nice skin get a pimple and they don't even worry or care about it. I want to be like that! Ugh! Acne problems. Smh :/ I just want to be grateful for my improvement because we all know that's at any moment our skin can go crazy on us.

These are my exact feelings. EXACT. I'm clear right now, and in all honesty, my skin hasn't looked this good in months (a lot of my past marks have faded significantly over the summer). It's even gotten to the point where I don't need concealer on my cheeks anymore, whereas in the past, I'd always need to put a lot of concealer there. I should be happy and living my life carefree, but instead, I'm worried about when my next breakout will be. I'm paranoid. Not only that, but my skin's been a little dry the past few days, presumably from using the BP wash with my Clarisonic. Totally understandable, right? Well, my anxiety's chosen to focus in on that now, and it's driving me crazy. I keep looking in the mirror, feeling my face, etc. You can't even see the dryness--that's how minuscule it is, but I can still kind of feel it, and for whatever reason it's bothering me so much. Normal people would just be like "oh, a little dry, I'll just use extra lotion today and not use the BP wash" but for me, it's like this horrible thing. It's like unless my skin is perfect, I can't be happy. And that's no way to live because no one's skin is EVER perfect. I've been happy in the past even with big inflamed pimples on my face--why can't I be happy now? I'm just losing control over my emotions and it's driving me insane.

I don't want to be acting depressed for no reason around my friends when I move back to college on Monday. I mean, if they knew why I was acting sad, they'd think I was crazy. And classes are starting on Wednesday, and I NEED to do well in them. I can't let anything, especially as insignificant as this, get in the way. :/ It's such a struggle, but I'm trying.

Omg we totally are feeling the same way! Including the dryness for BP! My face is a little dry right now and i started to trip out yesterday night because being dry can sometimes cause pimples and that's the last thing I want. And yes we do need tt enjoy our skin, this has been the clearest I've been in months as well and it feels so good, but at the same time its kinda scary. We just have to understand that its okay not to have perfect skin. But i think these feeling will go away once we start school because we will be busy, right now were just home all day and have too much time to think. So im ready to start school and get my skin and acne off my mind, and act like a regular person! Lol hopefully that works! So we can finally start enjoying our skin that we work so hard to clear up. Good luck! smile.png nice to know someone understand.

You're right, keeping busy is the best thing to do. I didn't want to go out today but I did anyway and kept busy all day, and felt much better about everything. Having too much time to think isn't healthy for anyone!

I definitely need to work on enjoying my skin instead of constantly criticizing it. And the dryness is already starting to subside (I stopped using the BP wash yesterday) so that's great. I'm just gonna leave my skin alone for the most part these next few days. Here's hoping we feel better :)

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Ahhh I had this weird tiny clogged pore on my chin, so I picked it not really realizing it and i got the plug out, but it's all red and nasty now. It's all good. I put some witch hazel on it and it should be a lot better in the am. On a good note, no active pimples still, and red marks are fading day by day. I have 3 weeks until I go home to visit and see friends and family. My family will be shocked at how good my skin looks compared to a month or 2 when they saw me last.

I'm also going to a concert with an old girlfriend when come home. Seeing silversun pickups,one of my favorite bands. Good news is, my skin SHOULD be near to clear by then as long as I can remain breakout/pimple free. If I have a red mark or a few left, I may apply some cover up from my mom. I want to look the best when I see my old girl :) and the last time she's seen me my skin was perfect

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Ahhhh. Kinda pissed cuz I got another random zit around my chin/jaw area. I saw it when I was at work and imnediately went into a pissy mood x:(

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I'm breaking out on my chin again ffs...woke up to a nice white pimple on my chin...thought my acne was clearing after 6 weeks of meds and now this...and I've just turned down Roaccutane...my bad angry.png

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Sigh about to be forced to eat really greasy American Chinese food :( wish me luck

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I'm breaking out on my chin again ffs...woke up to a nice white pimple on my chin...thought my acne was clearing after 6 weeks of meds and now this...and I've just turned down Roaccutane...my bad angry.png

Mel, retinoids are unfortunately like that. Give it 12 weeks to see if you see consistent improvement.....if not, then may be you'll consider accutane or some supplement/medication to deal with hormones. Give it time.

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Sigh about to be forced to eat really greasy American Chinese food sad.png wish me luck

You need to find a job and buy your own healthy foods. ^^;;

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Not feeling good at all honestly. I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I had to go to uni (which ended up being a waste of time).

I just feel so ugly because of my skin - I can only remember having about 3 weeks of relatively clear or completely clear skin in the last 7 or so years (if that makes sense). I am so sick of dealing with acne everyday...

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Not feeling good at all honestly. I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I had to go to uni (which ended up being a waste of time).

I just feel so ugly because of my skin - I can only remember having about 3 weeks of relatively clear or completely clear skin in the last 7 or so years (if that makes sense). I am so sick of dealing with acne everyday...

Same here. Last week I thought I was beginning to clear up then I woke this morning with bam! 2 blemishes around my mouth area and one on the back of my head. I hate breaking out around my mouth and nose. Makes me look like I have herpes or something :(

I really hate skipping this morning lecture I jigged because I find it really interesting but alas, I feel like absolute shit today neutral.gif

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Not feeling good at all honestly. I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I had to go to uni (which ended up being a waste of time).

I just feel so ugly because of my skin - I can only remember having about 3 weeks of relatively clear or completely clear skin in the last 7 or so years (if that makes sense). I am so sick of dealing with acne everyday...

Same here. Last week I thought I was beginning to clear up then I woke this morning with bam! 2 blemishes around my mouth area and one on the back of my head. I hate breaking out around my mouth and nose. Makes me look like I have herpes or something sad.png

I really hate skipping this morning lecture I jigged because I find it really interesting but alas, I feel like absolute shit today neutral.gif

Yeah I know what you mean.

Seems like we're in the same boat... I feel a little better knowing that a lot of people here can relate and I'm not completely alone in it - even though it feels like I am because I don't know anyone personally who has acne that badly anymore...

Anyway - here's hoping things get better - and soon would be nice haha

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I'm breaking out on my chin again ffs...woke up to a nice white pimple on my chin...thought my acne was clearing after 6 weeks of meds and now this...and I've just turned down Roaccutane...my bad angry.png

Mel, retinoids are unfortunately like that. Give it 12 weeks to see if you see consistent improvement.....if not, then may be you'll consider accutane or some supplement/medication to deal with hormones. Give it time.

Hi, I've heard you have to give it 3 months to really see an improvement so I'm half way there...my patience is wearing thin though, I wish acne would go away as quickly as it came!! Roaccutane really will be my last resort, I hope it doesn't come to that.

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I hope you're all feeling better soon!

I've got some painful little blighters going on next to my eyebrows right now. I was fearless and put witch hazel on them. I think I may have almost burnt them off.

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Don't want to leave the house, but I have to go college shopping. Also hoping some new products I got will work for me.

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School starts tomorrow and despite having some red spots and marks here and there I'm kinda excited

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I'm breaking out on my chin again ffs...woke up to a nice white pimple on my chin...thought my acne was clearing after 6 weeks of meds and now this...and I've just turned down Roaccutane...my bad angry.png

Mel, retinoids are unfortunately like that. Give it 12 weeks to see if you see consistent improvement.....if not, then may be you'll consider accutane or some supplement/medication to deal with hormones. Give it time.

Hi, I've heard you have to give it 3 months to really see an improvement so I'm half way there...my patience is wearing thin though, I wish acne would go away as quickly as it came!! Roaccutane really will be my last resort, I hope it doesn't come to that.

You'll get through it Mel. At least you have the roacctane as a back up...should ease your mind a bit. I suspect your sudden resergence of acne could be due to hormones. Have you looked into hormone therapy (not birth control of course but maybe something like Spiro or natural supplements)?

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