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spent all morning sending out resumes to jobs on craigslist. I need something.

My skin: hmmmm

Left side has been dry lately. Not sure why. Right side has 2 spots. Not sure whats going to happen to them. Whatever. Ive added some more supplements, and im drinking ACV diluted in the AM and PM to see how it helps my skin. If it doesnt, it will at least clean my liver which im sure I need. Im tired today. I slept till noon, but didnt sleep well last night, and im kind of stressed out right now trying to find a job. I was going to go fishing tonight, but theres a tornado warning in the ocean so no boats are going out. Hopefully tomorrow night. Fishing and being out in the open ocean is my peace. I could do it all day and night.

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Not having as good a day as yesterday. I'm still feeling anxious about the scrape on my chin. I'm confused as to why the scab is so thin and delicate, and why it seems to 'fall off' so easily, such as just putting a band aid over it for a couple hours. I'm anxious about how it will look when it's fully healed. I've been doing everything to keep the scab on and in place. Thankfully, it stopped stinging & hurting today. I've found myself getting scared that it will be like a keloid or something. I have a hypertrophic scar on my shoulder from where I got stitches. And two little ones on my knees. But I don't care about those cause they're not on my face.

I'm trying not to let these negative thoughts ruin me but it's so hard when something's on your face. If this heals well I will be SO happy and I don't think I will longboard again for a very long time. I just feel stupid and still can't believe my luck with this whole thing. and I'm worried the scrape was deeper than I thought or something. What if the NP couldn't tell, so she just said it was superficial? I hate feeling so anxious. I can't get therapy for another 2 weeks either. I hope to God that this is gone by Thursday or Friday and basically healed. I'm beginning to lose it, and I can't take it..

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Hate my skin.. it is back like it was 2-3 weeks ago.. my skin was healing a lot last week.. I didn't have any active pimple. Now I have 4 on right cheek. I'm just gonna ignore my skin and move on because there's no end yet.

I have lab in 2 days and I don't think my skin will look better. I'm just going to leave early :)

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Hate my skin.. it is back like it was 2-3 weeks ago.. my skin was healing a lot last week.. I didn't have any active pimple. Now I have 4 on right cheek. I'm just gonna ignore my skin and move on because there's no end yet.

I have lab in 2 days and I don't think my skin will look better. I'm just going to leave early smile.png

Have you tried treating your skin internally? You use some great products for the exterior, but what about supplements? Have you tried cleansing your liver?

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Hate my skin.. it is back like it was 2-3 weeks ago.. my skin was healing a lot last week.. I didn't have any active pimple. Now I have 4 on right cheek. I'm just gonna ignore my skin and move on because there's no end yet.

I have lab in 2 days and I don't think my skin will look better. I'm just going to leave early smile.png

Have you tried treating your skin internally? You use some great products for the exterior, but what about supplements? Have you tried cleansing your liver?

Yeah, I drink turmeric powder, but i stopped which that's why I am breaking out, I think. I eat veggies and fruits. I make 2-3 smoothies a day. Since I work at the Day shift, I won't be eating a lot which is good. I think eating too much bananas give me spot. The good thing about my skin is that I don't bumps under skin at all that will form. Also, my skin is smooth, some part seems a little oily. I am going to drink the Turmeric powder before I go to bed.

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Hate my skin.. it is back like it was 2-3 weeks ago.. my skin was healing a lot last week.. I didn't have any active pimple. Now I have 4 on right cheek. I'm just gonna ignore my skin and move on because there's no end yet.

I have lab in 2 days and I don't think my skin will look better. I'm just going to leave early smile.png

Have you tried treating your skin internally? You use some great products for the exterior, but what about supplements? Have you tried cleansing your liver?

Yeah, I drink turmeric powder, but i stopped which that's why I am breaking out, I think. I eat veggies and fruits. I make 2-3 smoothies a day. Since I work at the Day shift, I won't be eating a lot which is good. I think eating too much bananas give me spot. The good thing about my skin is that I don't bumps under skin at all that will form. Also, my skin is smooth, some part seems a little oily. I am going to drink the Turmeric powder before I go to bed.

Add in some braggs ACV or some milk thistle.

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Hate my skin.. it is back like it was 2-3 weeks ago.. my skin was healing a lot last week.. I didn't have any active pimple. Now I have 4 on right cheek. I'm just gonna ignore my skin and move on because there's no end yet.

I have lab in 2 days and I don't think my skin will look better. I'm just going to leave early smile.png

Have you tried treating your skin internally? You use some great products for the exterior, but what about supplements? Have you tried cleansing your liver?

Yeah, I drink turmeric powder, but i stopped which that's why I am breaking out, I think. I eat veggies and fruits. I make 2-3 smoothies a day. Since I work at the Day shift, I won't be eating a lot which is good. I think eating too much bananas give me spot. The good thing about my skin is that I don't bumps under skin at all that will form. Also, my skin is smooth, some part seems a little oily. I am going to drink the Turmeric powder before I go to bed.

Add in some braggs ACV or some milk thistle.

I should add ACV into my turmeric drink? Wonder how it would taste >_>;; I've been thinking applying ACV as a toner, but I am afraid to do it.

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You should try just drinking it, diluted with water. Do 2 teaspoons in an 8 oz glass of water? I actually like it. Makes water taste sour haha

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Today, relatively good. I've been using lemon treatments, and it is probably too soon to tell but it seems to be fading my hyper-pigmentation and darker facial skin tone. I have a few breakouts forming that are rather "meh" but, I've been in a good mood today and I'm not letting them get to me. My skin is always a mess, but I'm hoping once some of the hyper-pigmentation clears up and I can continue to try to minimalize my breakouts, things will look up.

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I feel like I've passed the peak on the apple cider vinegar (topically) and now it's doing me more harm than good.

Life sucks.

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My sunburnt nose is FINALLY healing. fuck. that sure took long enough! just a few flakes of skin left to peel off, then it'll be fine.

I'm not liking this new job, a lot of bullshit politics, no insurance available, and you can sometimes be called in to work ridiculous hours. I have an interview with Petsmart this friday, so I hope I can get that and take that job and leave this one. I love animals and I think I'd really enjoy working at Petsmart.

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Going to bed with 1 small whitehead on my chin, and another small whitehead on my cheek. Goodnight everyone.

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Had to pop that nasty zit next to my upper lip... Anyways let's see what tomorrow brings for us.

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I feel f*cking awful right now. I am 24 bloody years old and I still can't get rid of this! When I called my doctor (not my dermatologist) to get him to renew my Finacea prescription he questioned why I wanted it because "you're 24, you're too old for acne". Yeah, doc, I guess I'm just a miracle of nature.

The worst thing is that I actually look really good. I have great facial features (apart from the scars which I've learned to live with) and girls love me. I've been travelling this summer in a bunch of warm countries and I always get a great tan so that helped immensely with the acne. I met a nice girl from another country who I hit it off with. Now she wants me to come visit her which sounds like a blast. Too bad she'll be seeing a complete different me. Pale, red marks and a fresh new breakout. I'm disgusted just by looking myself in the mirror.

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Feeling great. Weather is amazing, started my day with some sun bathing. Now rdy to get some lunch and run some errands.

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I should never have cancelled that Roaccutane consultation a few weeks back, I was put off it but now i'm in pain feeling ugly and getting more and more scars and cysts. Antibiotics and topicals are a waste of time. I said Roac was my last resort...I guess it's come to that now. Had enough now. 29 and dealing with this is a crock of shit.

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I feel f*cking awful right now. I am 24 bloody years old and I still can't get rid of this! When I called my doctor (not my dermatologist) to get him to renew my Finacea prescription he questioned why I wanted it because "you're 24, you're too old for acne". Yeah, doc, I guess I'm just a miracle of nature.

The worst thing is that I actually look really good. I have great facial features (apart from the scars which I've learned to live with) and girls love me. I've been travelling this summer in a bunch of warm countries and I always get a great tan so that helped immensely with the acne. I met a nice girl from another country who I hit it off with. Now she wants me to come visit her which sounds like a blast. Too bad she'll be seeing a complete different me. Pale, red marks and a fresh new breakout. I'm disgusted just by looking myself in the mirror.

I know that feel all too well man. 25 here and acne has stayed the same since 14. I have been told I have great facial features too and I also have some scarring but that's whatever. It doesn't detract that much and have even been told it makes me look rugged. I'm sure girls view your scars the same.

Honestly for guys our age, I am realizing more and more that accutane is the only answer and everything else is just wasting our time. Just sucks that the best method is a poison. Creams, diets, etc will only give us hope (I have tried them all) and never give us the results we really want and well be back here 2,5, and possibly 10 years posting about how we still have acne. Good luck man.

I should never have cancelled that Roaccutane consultation a few weeks back, I was put off it but now i'm in pain feeling ugly and getting more and more scars and cysts. Antibiotics and topicals are a waste of time. I said Roac was my last resort...I guess it's come to that now. Had enough now. 29 and dealing with this is a crock of shit.

Same here. My dermatologist told me about a year ago that she would prescribe me Accutane. I have cancelled like 3 different appointments where I was going to get it so I could give my new antibiotic or topical a little more time. It's unfortunate that we have to resort to a poison but the risk may be worth it at this point.

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Does anyone know my only one side of my face is dry? My left cheek is ALWAYS dry and rough feeling. I moisturize with jojoba oil at night, and when I wake up, its dry again. After I shower, my left cheek gets dry and rough again and stays like that for the majority of the day.

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I feel f*cking awful right now. I am 24 bloody years old and I still can't get rid of this! When I called my doctor (not my dermatologist) to get him to renew my Finacea prescription he questioned why I wanted it because "you're 24, you're too old for acne". Yeah, doc, I guess I'm just a miracle of nature.

The worst thing is that I actually look really good. I have great facial features (apart from the scars which I've learned to live with) and girls love me. I've been travelling this summer in a bunch of warm countries and I always get a great tan so that helped immensely with the acne. I met a nice girl from another country who I hit it off with. Now she wants me to come visit her which sounds like a blast. Too bad she'll be seeing a complete different me. Pale, red marks and a fresh new breakout. I'm disgusted just by looking myself in the mirror.

I know that feel all too well man. 25 here and acne has stayed the same since 14. I have been told I have great facial features too and I also have some scarring but that's whatever. It doesn't detract that much and have even been told it makes me look rugged. I'm sure girls view your scars the same.

Honestly for guys our age, I am realizing more and more that accutane is the only answer and everything else is just wasting our time. Just sucks that the best method is a poison. Creams, diets, etc will only give us hope (I have tried them all) and never give us the results we really want and well be back here 2,5, and possibly 10 years posting about how we still have acne. Good luck man.

I should never have cancelled that Roaccutane consultation a few weeks back, I was put off it but now i'm in pain feeling ugly and getting more and more scars and cysts. Antibiotics and topicals are a waste of time. I said Roac was my last resort...I guess it's come to that now. Had enough now. 29 and dealing with this is a crock of shit.

Same here. My dermatologist told me about a year ago that she would prescribe me Accutane. I have cancelled like 3 different appointments where I was going to get it so I could give my new antibiotic or topical a little more time. It's unfortunate that we have to resort to a poison but the risk may be worth it at this point.

That's the same with me, I wanted to try all other routes first...I didn't even have to ask my dermatologist for roaccutane, our first appointment she said straight away she wanted me on it. The antibiotics and topical worked well for the first 8 or 9 weeks but I seem to becoming resistant to them now. I second what you say about the poison but it's a risk i'm ready to take now.

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