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

How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Recommended Posts

On 7/30/2014 at 8:56 PM, timetomoveon said:
On 7/27/2014 at 4:24 AM, Olivia94 said:

Seeing myself in the mirror today was like being punched in the vagina.

Thought it was getting better [Edited link out]

Thats how I feel whenever I look in a mirror in public. I can look in the mirror at home and say "Hey I don't look so bad today".Then I go out in public and I notice people looking at me and I look in a mirror either in the store or in my car and its like I'm looking at a map of mountains and valleys.

Exactly. A big low blow :-(

Edited by Ishayat
Edited link out
Link to comment
Share on other sites

i woke up with the worst skin ive had in a year or so, acne is now present in my chin, jawline and forehead.

Not wearing contact lenses just so i dont have to look at the mirror.

If i try to dress up properly, i look like a nerd all skinny and with acne, so i have to go around showing off tattoos and looking like pete doherty at his worst

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That 'life is falling apart' feeling is all too real. I think to myself, it's only acne and then i look at myself, see the reality and know that it matters. I was walking in downtown Manhattan yesterday and i got a few looks so i know it wasn't my imagination. My friend kept looking at my mouth area and not in my eyes as she spoke to me and when my Goddaughter (how i love her) asks me if acne was contagious, it broke my heart. I feel less than and I hate it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I'm feeling hopeful just got off of work and bought coconut oil for my face.I think retin A has been irritating it which caused my breakouts or my so called cyst that actually became a pimples when I started applying moisturizer.so my guess was or i think my skin was dehydrated.ima give it a break and just use water on my face nothing harsh for today.

I also believe that using harsh products irritates and breaks you out just as hair needs a ph range so does your skin. so maybe one day treat it with acne medicine next day let it rest and so fourth but moisturizing dayli still having high hopes that we will all find a cure or a solution to this.sending all my love to you guys! Xoxo!!

Leelow1 I'm sorry about what you went trough I have a similar situation when I first started retin a and a friend asked me what happened to me and why I was breaking out and I was purging I wanna believe from the retin a.keep your head up and know that their is a solution we just gotta go out there and get it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not feeling too bad. My acne is very mild these days, but I've just discovered a painful bit of skin beneath my nose. Don't think it will erupt, but going to be on my mind for the next few hours.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A sense of hopelessness has set in.

I go through each day existing and not really focusing on what I am doing. I feel like things will never get better (it's been 16 years already). Why even try.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Today, I feel positive, powerful, healthy and in control of my body and skin. Instead of spending money on treatments and products by whim, one or two at a time, week after a week, wasting funds in hopeful panic, and willing the acne away, I got to the bottom of everything and healed myself from within. In a week, I won't need concealer. I'm glowing and can't stop looking at myself, a different person than I was even Monday.

When you hit bottom, the strongest thing to do is ask for help. TCM is saving my life and sanity.



QUOTE (Geeking @ Nov 30 2009, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Yaz, you suck!

Kick the Yaz, it's the devil!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Arghhh.

On my second month of Accutane, and oh my goodness.... Things got so much better in the first three weeks. I had these big puffy painful ones that just deflated like balloons, and everything was lovely and wonderful and great. But then they like, reinflated around my time of the month. I'm grateful that there's mounting evidence that this is a hormonal issue - at least I have a root cause to address.

I would just try my best to be patient, but I'm going to visit one of my siblings in the next few days. I look up to them so much, and we planned to do so much awesome stuff - visiting a big city, camping, hiking. If I wasn't struggling with my skin, I wouldn't wear makeup for any of that, let alone camping - how is that even going to work, sleeping in a tent and all? I guess I just don't want to hear it from them; it being... well, you all know how people react.

Feel a little bit like I have a deadline. Even though I know my skin is pretty much out of my control, I still have feelings of stress and failure about it being so bad. Tempted to do something I know I'll regret (cough cough picking cough).

Sending love to you all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A sense of hopelessness has set in.

I go through each day existing and not really focusing on what I am doing. I feel like things will never get better (it's been 16 years already). Why even try.

Don't give up! I know you can fight off acne, you just have to be strong and I know you can be strong I've seen your other posts before I joined I believe that you just need to keep looking! I hope your acne gets better soon , you just have to ignore it as much as you can for now!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

went to cut my hair.

Had to sit in front of a mirror with ilumination that my acne look awful.

Then spent the whole afternoon searching in google "how not to care about acne" instead of going to the beach with my family that i only see a couple months in a year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I feel like shit because I have a Cold for the first time since I was a kid (30 now). I think it's a detox affect from the addition of 50 mg Zinc Picolinate a few weeks ago. Stuffy head, sneezing, runny nose that I have to blow constantly (how attractive!).... blah.

On the plus side....I'm CLEAR (minus the scars).

I'm having a bitter sweet moment right now between being sick and having the clearest skin I've seen on myself in over a decade.

I might get to use a sick day at work for the first time in my life at this rate....

went to cut my hair.

Had to sit in front of a mirror with ilumination that my acne look awful.

Then spent the whole afternoon searching in google "how not to care about acne" instead of going to the beach with my family that i only see a couple months in a year.

I know how you feel. Those mirrors at hair salons have a way of magnifying skin issues. I haven't gotten my hair trimmed in 2 years as a result. I'm also paranoid about the part where they have to wash my hair and I'm just praying that the water doesn't splash on ny face and take my makeup off. Those mirrors though! Ahhhh. There's no avoidingthem no matter which direction I move my eyes. Edited by aeris7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Feeling so happy. Looked in the mirror and noticed absolutely zero breakouts for the first time in months.

People who don't suffer from acne really have no idea what it can do to someone.

Hope all of you guys get clear skin, acne is such a life draining thing..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Your skin does NOT define who you are. You are ALL beautiful. Everyone has flaws, but flaws are far from negative. They are what build you up and make you you. If someone has a problem with your weight, sexuality, height, skin, or any of other copious possible flaws floating about, then they can (not sure if I can swear on here, so lets play fill in the blanks) off, because you don't need them in your life.

I go out of my way to make others understand their true beauty, because a few words can linger with someone for an incredibly long length of time. I just hope that anyone who reads this will do the same, even to just one person.

Forget yourself for a bit. You are ALL breathtaking individuals, your skin will never revoke that.

Buckets of positive energy to all who need it x

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I woke up with the jawline full of small red spots, and me being white as snow, it is very noticeable, so i made an appointment with the dermatologist.

Im going to ask for doxy. I took it for 2 months and my acne completely dissapeared for more than a year, and my lifestyle was all about eating junk food, partying, etc.

Does anybody know if it has an initial breakout?? I cant remember if i had one last time i took it. It will be my second course.

If someone has experience with doxy please answer me, does it cause initial breakout? if it does, how long does the initial breakout last? is a second course effective or will my acne have developed resistance?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

went to cut my hair.

Had to sit in front of a mirror with ilumination that my acne look awful.

Then spent the whole afternoon searching in google "how not to care about acne" instead of going to the beach with my family that i only see a couple months in a year.

I remember one time I went to the barber shop and literally my face has never looked so bad….I take my contacts out or take my glasses off whenever I go now……Just so I can't see the monster staring back at me

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, this site is telling me that I have "liked" too many posts today..lol. So I just wanna say that I like seeing some positivity on this thread, even if I can't fully identify with a positive mindset right now. Hopefully your positivity is contagious!

A sense of hopelessness has set in.

I go through each day existing and not really focusing on what I am doing. I feel like things will never get better (it's been 16 years already). Why even try.

Leelowe, I could totally relate to your sense of hopelessness today, but not specifically about my skin, just generally about my life. I'm slowly losing everything that was stable and productive in my life, and about to venture off into the unknown. The future looks bleak right now.

Sorry, I can't give you any motivation right now, but I will tell you what I try to do every night. I think about what I'm grateful for (even if it's things taken for granted, like food and housing) and then life doesn't seem as bad...

I'm also determined to focus on keeping busy and doing something productive so that I don't focus on what's going wrong...maybe that could work as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest GetMeTheResults

Lol nice inspirational thoughts, but the reality is that acne sucks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thankful to have friends who care more about me than they do my face! It's a real blessing. I'm hoping I start seeing some more differences with my Accutane treatment soon, I'm on 80 mg daily and I'm just about a month in.

Sucks though, my face is really REALLY red now. Giant splotches of red. Oh well, complaining won't fix it, only time (and Accutane) will.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cried again last night. Asking myself Why. God has a plan for me but this can't be it. Acne is at pre accutane level and I feel so distraught. Why do good people go through bad things? I need thoughts and prayers because for once I'll admit- I'm not alright

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[Edited link out]

That article describes how I feel (just replace the word MS with acne throughout the article & much of it will describe how I feel about my acne)

Edited by Ishayat
Edited link out - link was broken
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got a painful inflamed pimple on my cheek, which completely bums me out. I started a healthy diet some weeks ago, cut out sugar, dairy (I was avoiding dairy products since a long time ago, but occasionally had yogurt and cheese), foods with loads of refined carbs and high glycemic index, and it seems like my skin suddenly got worse, not better. I thought a better diet will help me avoid those small insignificant breakouts I was having every now and then, but it resulted in a cystic pimple which I haven't had in 7 months. During my diet I increased buckwheat and egg consumption though, which might be the cause of sudden inflammation. Will cut it out immediately to see, if it helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I do not have acne at the moment.

I stopped having it over a year.

But the self-esteem does not suddenly change. I mean..yes, you feel better, wear less makeup, spend money on things besides derms and meds. And sometimes I am cocky, and I do know I am pretty. BUT I am still suffering from social anxious from time to time, or get shy meeting new people. I mean the amount of shitty first dates I had just because I could not be myself and looked like some boring ice princess are countless because a little bitchy voice was screaming "not pretty enough" And it is psychologically, all in my head, and I know it. But whatever, it is what it is. On the positive note, it will get better. You learn to heal. I am sure in a year I won't have any problems. Things change. This too shall pass. IT WILL BE OKAY GUYS!

Link to comment
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


×