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So last night my mom says to me "You are becoming obsessed with your acne". This made me break down...I couldn't believe she had said this to me. I have severe acne and I think many on here can attest to the fact that when you have acne...even for some with mild...it controls your life. It determines whether you go out, where you go, how you feel (your mood), and for many.. what you eat. How can I not be obessed as there is not a moment in my day that I don't at least think or even just feel my acne present on my face. I'm not obsessed with my acne....acne is obsessed with me!! If that wasn't they case I wouldn't still be battling it 10 years later. She had mild acne for what....maybe 2 years max in her adulthood (never had it as a teenager)....she doesn't even actually remember how old she was or how bad it was (I know she did because I remember as a child at least around the age of 7 or 8 her putting tons of concealer to cover it up) She has no idea what its like to live with acne...expecially for this long. Do everyone else feel this way about their acne....or am I truly obessed with it? Thanks in advance for the input or support!

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The only people that 'get' acne are those with it or had it for a long time, especially when younger.

You're not alone in this, and your mother isn't being helpful. You have ever right to be pissed, sad angry or whatever when people tell you to basically 'get over it'.

It's hard not to be obsessed with something that imo yes, does run your life... and the alternative is to not fight it, which isn't helpful at all.

So be obsessed, just don't ever let it beat you down. Take every victory and every defeat in stride, and just fight on.

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It's tough when your own family isn't supportive or even try to pretend like they know what you're going through. Having acne has COMPLETELY ruined my life. It has taken me over mentally. I go out very rarely when my skin isn't horrible, but most of my days are spent at home. Everyday more and more pressure is put on me to get a job or be kicked out, but for me getting a job is just not an option.

I know it's hard, have you tried just sitting her down and letting her know what she says affects you deeply? You should try to tell her how much your face controls your life and hope she understands. At least we have this site, right? :]

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Fuck acne and its marks.

I'm on Accutane so I'm gonna nuke this motherfucking shit.

And then once I'm done I'm gonna use a shit load of skin peelers and bleachers to get rid of those shitty ass marks.

And then I'll eventually have my perfect skin back again.

Fuck acne. Fuck this shit once and for all.

Just... fuck it to the death.

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Unless someone experiences acne (not a pimple the night before the prom, serious acne!) then no one will understand or care. We're lepars of society and should be ushered into a dark cave until Clearasil invent a product that works.

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It's tough when your own family isn't supportive or even try to pretend like they know what you're going through. Having acne has COMPLETELY ruined my life. It has taken me over mentally. I go out very rarely when my skin isn't horrible, but most of my days are spent at home. Everyday more and more pressure is put on me to get a job or be kicked out, but for me getting a job is just not an option.

I know it's hard, have you tried just sitting her down and letting her know what she says affects you deeply? You should try to tell her how much your face controls your life and hope she understands. At least we have this site, right? :]

Exactly, I am very thankful for this site as I know no one around me that even has mild acne. So I feel very isolated in my fight against it. And like you I stay home all the time often feeling pressured to get a job, but at the same time feel as though there is no way someone will hire me because of how bad my acne looks. They will only hire me if I where make-up that doesn't look disgusting...which isn't the case and I don't want to wear make-up because that only makes the problem worse...and people still know I have acne. And yes, I have tried communicating with my mother, but she still doesn't get. She is very cut off when it comes to communication. And whats more is that shes been there throughout my ten years with this plaque...she was there in the beginning with me at the dermatologist trying millions of treatments in vain. Thanks for all the support everyone! It helps.

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Unless someone experiences acne (not a pimple the night before the prom, serious acne!) then no one will understand or care. We're lepars of society and should be ushered into a dark cave until Clearasil invent a product that works.

Instead of waiting for a company to invent a new product to treat our problem....I would much prefer our society get more serious about researching the cause and cure to end our suffering once and for all.

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Fuck acne and its marks.

I'm on Accutane so I'm gonna nuke this motherfucking shit.

And then once I'm done I'm gonna use a shit load of skin peelers and bleachers to get rid of those shitty ass marks.

And then I'll eventually have my perfect skin back again.

Fuck acne. Fuck this shit once and for all.

Just... fuck it to the death.

lol this is an awesome post

(serious)

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Fuck acne and its marks.

I'm on Accutane so I'm gonna nuke this motherfucking shit.

And then once I'm done I'm gonna use a shit load of skin peelers and bleachers to get rid of those shitty ass marks.

And then I'll eventually have my perfect skin back again.

Fuck acne. Fuck this shit once and for all.

Just... fuck it to the death.

lol YYEEHHHHHH BOYYYYYY!. although you will cause a lot of damage with this approach lol

acne is part of life. just gotta deal with it. hopefully it wont stick around all your life.

im happy i still have my hair. :)

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Unless someone experiences acne (not a pimple the night before the prom, serious acne!) then no one will understand or care. We're lepars of society and should be ushered into a dark cave until Clearasil invent a product that works.

Instead of waiting for a company to invent a new product to treat our problem....I would much prefer our society get more serious about researching the cause and cure to end our suffering once and for all.

There is no hope :(

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If you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who's judgement upon you must pass.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass

Words of wisdom, bro ballsoftitanium.

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If you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who's judgement upon you must pass.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass

Words of wisdom, bro ballsoftitanium.

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If you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who's judgement upon you must pass.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass.

Words of wisdom, bro ballsoftitanium.

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If you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who's judgement upon you must pass.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass.

Words of wisdom, bro ballsoftitanium.

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If you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who's judgement upon you must pass.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass

Words of wisdom, bro ballsoftitanium.

Thats an encouraging poem. thanks!

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