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Summer holidays

So its the first week of 10 weeks off school for me and im depressed as hell. its now thursday and i havent left my house since saturday! i just cant bear going out in front of everyone and whats even worse where i live is so popular in summer there are tourists eeeevrywhere. so its even worse than normal. being stuck inside isnt helping my skin either. the scars on my cheeks are so dark red there impossible to cover up and i dont have any big pimples but i have tiny bumps like ALL OVER. its looks so bad. covering up doesnt look good but i have no choice. and the final thing thats made me more depressed than ever. even if i wanted to go out and i had clear skin i cant because guess what ive literally lost all my friends. no one talks to me anymore or bothers to ask me to go somewhere becacuse i always decline. always. i was looking back on the year just before and i realised i didnt go out a single weekend all year! all year!!! its crazy but i just refuse to leave the house. im 14 and im watching my "best" years fly by without me. i have no choice i just dont have any confidence when im covered in acne. it has ruined my life and it hasnt even started. if acne was a person i would track them down and torture them like they have to me!!

SurferGirl656

Sea

another family member of mine struggled with acne never as bad as mine though. pretty much everyone in my family did. but never as severe as my case, i got the worst. well anyway they started up surfing and always being in the sea ( we live right on the beach) and there acne was remarkably improved in a few weeks. can being at the beach in the sea be good for your skin? is the salt a cleaner or something? im not sure i was just wondering if anyone new... (:

SurferGirl656

Make -Up

i really dont like wearing make up but i feel like i dont have a choice most days because i used to get reaally bad! i've heard that tinted moisturisers look natural and replaced piling on foudation is that true? has anyone tried a really good tinted moisturiser? im not sure. before i develpoed acne i had perfect skin it was so preetty and the onlt make up i ever wore was lipgloss. last year when it got really bad i wore so much now i look back i must of looked like a drag queen. i was only 12 and i wore concealer foundation blush mascara everything! i cringe when i think of how fake and stupid i must of looked and how much better it would of been fore my skin and me in generally if i had just not worn any make up. but at the time it seemed like the smartest thing to do. but it definetly made my skin alot worse and did more harm that good. i keep make up down to a minimum now and i think its starting to show results. so if you are out there struggling with bad acne dont pile on foundation. trust me it wont do you any favours!

SurferGirl656

High School

i have started high school now and have been there for four days and you know what i realised? im not the only one! it has really given me a reality check on my skin my skin is very moderate compared to some of the kids i've seen probably 1 in every 5 people have really bad skin and i just felt so bad for them coz i know exaclty what thats like. im just so happy that my skin isnt that bad anymore i still have a few scars and the occasional pimple and blackhead but it could be alot worse. the doxycycline antibiotic im on has another 3 months to go so hopefully that will clear it completely up.! i started using st ives apricot scrub about a week ago and im really happy with the results but i've stopped using it every day now and have just started using it one or twice a week because it can be quite harsh for everyday use...

SurferGirl656

So Sick!

ok its not funny anymore. not that it ever was. i have been battling acne for 2 years now and im only 13!! its crazy!! i start high school in 4 days and my face looks horrible. i do everything that im ment to according to my naturopath and doctor i drink lots of water i eat healthy i harldy ever wear make up i cleanse everyday and put on tea tree oil. its sooo frustrating! it would not be an understatement to say that acne has ruined my life. i havent been out in four weeks! before acne i was never home, i was constatly out with friends or having fun now i always have to pass on invitations because im so embarassed about my skin i just cant take it anymore i feel so disguisted and depressed most of the time that its hard to even look in the mirror. all my friends have perfect skin and they do everyhting wrong that you could for skincare its just not fair. im so over acne i just wish so badly that someone could just tell me the cause for my bloody skin because im doing everything right!.. in july i am getting microdemabrasion done on my entire face if that doesnt work. i dont no what the hell im gonna do. i cant go all the way through whats ment to be the best years ever of high school feeling like this. i feel like life is over and it hasnt even started. !

SurferGirl656

Update.

i dont think the baking soda had made any difference to my blackhead not that i can tell anyway. i have started steaming my face which hopefully helps. i haven't been using exfoliating stuff in quite a while which i think is contributing to my acne. tomorrow im going to buy st. ives apricot scrub blemish & blackhead control. hopefully its good.

has anyone tried this? and has it worked for you?

please write to me if so. :rolleyes:

SurferGirl656

Blackheads

my skin is starting to clear up today which i am very happy about. my major problems now are blackheads on my nose, and scars on my cheeks. i've heard baking soda is good for blackheads and your skin? im not sure if its true. im trying it now and i'll write back if it works. fingers crossed! :rolleyes:

SurferGirl656

I've realised being negative about my skin is not going to help. literally. because i've found that the stress that comes from me worrying always affects my skin. it makes it worse than it already is. i worry quite alot and stress myself out which is not good for me. i've recently had a big fight with my best friend which im 100% sure i will never be friends with her again. im starting high school in a week and now i have no friends to help me through it. im so scared. i dont wont to be known as a loner. i just hope i make new friends because i might be stuffed. but i'll stop im probably over reacting . so i will tell you more about my situation.

im 13 as i have already mention

i've had acne for about 1 to 2 years which is horrible. i've been taking doxycycline for about 3 months and i'm about to start another 3 months lot. its improved my skin but definetly not cleared it. i also take teen multi and chelated zinc tablets everyday. i just started seeing a natropath if thats how you spell it. he gave me this potion sorta thing which i take every night. i use cetaphil, sulphar soap and tea tree oil on my skin at night. i have used clean&clear neutrogena and garnier but nothing worked. my skin is getting slightly better but i have a lot of red purplish scars on my left cheek. visible pores is also a big problem and redness. i've tried everything, trust me i exercise i eat healthy food i drink lots of water. i dont see why i have such horrible skin problems and the most annoying thing is the other teenagers i know all eat crappy food and don't even worry about their skin and its perfect. im so confused about that. grr frustrating.

SurferGirl656

High School

I just realised that i start my first year of high school in a week. oh god. my skin is worse than it ever has been and its so annoying because now is the one time i would do more than anything :rolleyes: for clear skin. i cant help feeling anxious about what people will think what they will say how they will look at me, i dont want to be the girl who everyone thinks is disgiusting im so so nervous. i just pray that when i wake up on that day my skin will look good.

SurferGirl656

My breakdown

OK. So im thirteen and have the worst case of acne i have seen to date. its on my forehead cheeks are the worst chin and blackheads on the nose. everyone says im really pretty. thats with make-up, but without it i look dreadful. the only people who have seen me without it are my mum and my best friend and thats only because she made a suprise visit when i just woke up an di was so embarassed. i've been on this website a few times and today i decided to join because basically i havd a breakdown. we were ment to be going to look around an open home up the road me my mum and her friend it started it ten minutes so i had to get ready fast. as most acne sufferers will know getting ready that fast is hard you have to put on make up or whatever because unlike clear skinned people you can't just head straight for the door without a second thought. so i was standing infront of the bathroom mirror. my face was disguiting and red the worst its been it quite a long time. i was holding back tears. i cant explain why i never normally would be so emotionally but i just looked terrible. i refused to leave the house and stayed out in my room. mum tried to explain that i looked fine and no one would be there but it wasnt convincing when i heard the click of her leaving the front door i just sat in my wardrobe and cried harder than i ever had before. i supposed it made it harder when i think back to what i used to look like. pale porclein skin i got so many compliments on it it was my most striking feature i have long blonde hair and blue eyes everyone told me how pretty i was and it felt awesome. then a few months later puberty starts to hit and it all went out the window. i feel like i would do anything to peel off all my skin and have beautiful clear healthy skin replace it. its controlling my whole life. i feel like i cant handle this anymore. its just been too long already. :rolleyes:

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