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  1. I seem to be one day, about like this: :D:D:D:D . Yay! My acne's not that bad, everything's gonna be okay, I'm gonna go out and party! life is good, wohoo!

    Then the next day: :cry::cry::cry::cry: My life sucks. I hate acne, my face looks so bad. I don't wanna go anywhere with this ugly face.

    I keep going on this roller coaster of emotions lately, and I think I'm beginning to lean towards the depressing side....anyone know what can help my situation?

    I only like rollercoasters in the amusement parks. :D

    really, though, I think we have all been there. I try to hold on to the good feelings I have as long as I have them. What works for me is excercising and getting out talking to positive people I have in my life. People that know how to laugh, because it is contagous. Bottom line, I like feeling good I hate feeling like shit and down.

    Good luck!!!!


  2. :snooty:

    At first, it was very difficult for me to come to terms with the fact that I have acne.

    I was always in denial, and ALWAYS thought to myself that I didn't have a problem. NOW, Im getting married next spring, and I am definatley coming to terms with it. :doh:

    I am afraid I am going to be walking down the aisle with pimples on my skin being covered by make-up. :shock::(

    I am using BP creme (Benzeclin), Minocycline every night, and washing with dove for sensitive skin. I thought I might use proactiv. But I find my eyes getting puffy, and really badly irritated from it. So Im choosing to stop the proactiv. :shhh:

    Am I the only one here? 26 yrs old and acne ridden?

    :redface:

    -msangel

    Congrats on getting married!! I am 25 and dealing with it. I learned to cope with it, it did take me awhile.


  3. i don't know what to do anymore. since december i have had a fit of severe crying/depressive days, usually just one a month but now it's becoming more frequent. i've been doing what my derm wanted me to, using the tazorac and what not and it is just not getting any better. i see her tomorrow, i want something that works. i hate feeling like this and i certainly hate getting up an hour and half before i need to leave the house to give myself ample time to get ready each day. i hate using make-up and i hate worrying about what i look like under every light. i don't like looking in people's eyes and constantly wondering if they can see everything. i hate how this is affecting my social life, i have no friends - i don't want to have sex with my husband because i don't feel attractive or i'm afraid of messing up my make-up. and every depressive moment comes at the worst time. the first one was a few days before our wedding, the next christmas day, no it's his birthday. i don't want to be this person, but i don't know how to change it. i can't just suddenly stop wearing make-up and be ok with it. people don't understand that you can't just stop doing what you have trained yourself to do for so many years. i just want to give up right now. what's the point of living if i can't enjoy it and am making the ones who love me angry all the time because i won't participate in life because i won't leave the house. i hate myself right now.

    :comfort:


  4. i think it totally depends on the severity of acne ,, my expierience says -

    mild acne - u can get a gf/bf of any kind ,, no problems at all ,

    moderate acne - u can a bf / gf no problems ,, just a few shallow person will mind u having acne

    more then moderate acne - i think u will find difficulty to get a bf - gf , but u surely have a chance of 50 - 50 %

    what do u guys think of my expierience ????

    I think this is pretty right on. I have/had moderate, I have it pretty much under control now. I have had a gf, with and without. Girls are different to guys in the visual dept. I know if I was a girl with mod acne, I would have a hard time because guys are shallow and unless we take the time to get to know a girl, we look and make the decision right then and there by how she looks. We suck.


  5. Just buy organic raw cacao powder or the raw cacao nibs. They are free of sugar and dairy. You can take the powder and make fudge brownies out of it with coconut oil (man, doesn't that sound good...), or use it to make some drinks. You could eat the raw cacao nibs (what chocolate starts out as originally) raw too, but it's just not anywhere near the same, chocolate needs a little sweetener (like stevia). Raw cacao is high in sulphur and magnesium, both very good for you. So go to a health store and pick some up and quit beating yourself up over this deliciuos food.

    I actually saw this recipe on curezone and it sounds delicious (and it's healthy):

    COCONUT OIL FUDGE

    1 1/2 cups coconut oil

    1 1/2 cups raw honey

    1 cup cocoa powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, tastes fine without it)

    Now that looks GOOD!! :drool:


  6. This may sound really stupid, and I hope you guys don't take this the wrong way, but think of it this way--Most of us have extremely oily skin. My derm told me that people with oily skin don't get wrinkles as quick as people who have perfect skin. The oil masks any wrinkles that may be developing. I'm going on 26, and I don't have a single trace of a wrinkle. A good friend of mine is 23, with a flawless complexion, and she has a substantial amount of wrinkles, and she doesn't fake tan or smoke. So at least we won't age as fast. I know it still sucks, but at least we can look on a positive note.

    I guess if there is an upside, that would be it. Good optimistic attitude!! :angel:


  7. Well im sure many of us guys do it.... you know what im talking about and I feel masterbating casues my acne.... soo Im trying to figure out how to stop the habit of masterbating cuz im on the computer almost all the time when im not out or at school so... what do you guys do to stop.. :evil:

    keep masterbating. it's fine.

    Agreed. Enjoy yourself!! :dance:


  8. Well, I've been going to the same Dermatologist for about 4 years for a reason...he's cute! haha (just joking).

    I'm actually about to start with Accutane...I can't wait to get rid of my acne! It's not severe, but now it's getting worse and I've been dealing with it for about 7 years!

    I've got this one Dermatologist that is actually a good-looking guy. He always seemed young to me, but then I noticed he had a ring on his finger and he mentioned his two kids! lol. I always felt comfortable with him and sometimes he told me I'm beautiful :redface: . Last time I showed him pictures of me and singer Josh Groban and suddenly he got so excited telling me his kids also like that singer and he also wants to go to his concert... so he's a fun guy to talk to.

    Anyway, I wonder how's your Dermatologist?

    My derm was a big bald fat jerk. He had no personality. I went to him once and never looked back.

    I did not like his assesment of me. So i decided to find other ways to battle my acne. So far, much better than what he could have done for me. I still get breakouts, but not as bad. Now I just have to deal with the leftover psychological damage that has been done. I am dealing with that ok. Alwys trying to look at the brighter side of life. :D


  9. Hey, I've fought the acne fight for well over 7 years now, will be 18 on friday. I've done mountains of pills, cosmetics, diets, hollistic, but nothing seemed to give me a lasting difference.

    So one week ago, I started on co cypridiol(skin hormone controlling version of the pill).

    Seemed to start geting worse.

    Wanted to die.

    Had had enough.

    But here I am.

    I know it's weird but I feel reborn, like I just woke up one morning(yesterday) and felt deeply contented, and stronger. Kinda euphoric. No, my spots we'rent gone. But it's like my life started again. I was happy.

    Look I know dis sounds crazy, and I havne't been smokin anything.

    So my new regime is positive thinking. Seriously, my skin started healing last nite. Just from a day of not going around all day with thoughts like "man I feel like shit" or "I look like shit".

    Theres scientific benefits proven to positive thinking people too.

    The 'good feel factor', stimulates the pituitary gland at the rear of your brain and releases endorphins, corticosteroids andnoradrenaline. All of which are hormones which help protect your immune system, balance your body's chemical releases and aid the healing process.

    The opposite can happen via negative thoughts(a stress respons is triggerd, lowering your immune system, sending your hormones into overdrive), perpetuating your body into releasing more sebum and pore enraging hormones.

    So, I'm goin for it. Even if you don't look good, it doesn't mean u have to feel like shit.

    You only get one life. And I'm spiggn livin mine to the full.

    My face can catch up with me when it's ready.

    All it takes is a negative thort to be replaced by a good one.

    And voila, acne fighting hormones at your disposal.

    Good for you, keep with the positive attitude!! They say positve attitudes make good things happen.

    :dance:


  10. Post a pic and I'll tell you if they were being nice.

    no offense man, but i dont like you. you're one of the most negative people on here. but thanks anyway.

    Agreed and Agreed! Also add your own god daming picture, you certainly like to think you're good looking with clear excellent skin, why don't you do something usefull for once and prove a point? Could it be that despite the hard work to get your skin clear you still remain an ugly useless boy who has nothing better to do then come on an acne website and put down others where nobody can see/hear/hurt or kill you? I think so!

    :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap:

    So I went to Sephora today to get this lotion that I'm using with Retin-A. It's by Phytomer and is called Access. It's super expensive but is awesome. $45 for 1.6 ounces. I went through it in 3 weeks or less. So I ask one of the girls to recommend something as light that is similar but a better value.

    As I'm telling her that I'm using Retin-A, she asks why b/c she doesn't see anything wrong with my skin. I said "Uh b/c of the texture and the scars on my cheeks." So she recommends something and I pay.

    Then on the way out, this guy stops me to flirt I think and I say that I just got moisturizer to use in the day b/c I'm on Retin-A. He said "Really. But there's nothing wrong with your skin. Why are you using Retin-A?" So I point and he says "Oh you mean the pores. You don't have acne though." I guess like he thought they were large pores or scarred pores.

    So I walked home thinking: are people just being nice??? do they think Retin-A is only for acne and noticed the scars but didnt say anything? Or am I blowing it out of proportion? I'd think someone at Sephora would want to pick out flaws so they could sell me stuff, but both people contradict this. I don't know what to believe anymore...

    Comments? Stories???

    I don't think a stranger would just be nice. People you may know would because they don't want to hurt your feelings. a stranger wouldn't say anything. Sounds like he was making a pass. :)


  11. Is there any food around any more that's not junk food? It seems all I have to eat any more is junk. Not only that, healthy food is expensive while junk food is practically given to us. I went to McDonald's today and ordered a 10-piece McNugget meal. They were out of 10-piece boxes so they gave me three 4-piece boxes (12 nuggets). Along with the nuggets, fries, and drink I had 2 apple pies because I knew I'd still be hungry. All of this for a little over 5 bucks. I don't know what to do any more. I eat so much and have no way of cooking my own food. We have chow halls, but the food absolutely sucks. In between meals, I want snacks, so what are my options? Junk. I have yet to eat dinner. Not many options for that. On top of this, I have a 5 mile run tomorrow.

    A five mile run after eating all that crap - I would hurl! :sick:


  12. So it's often been said that most males don't repalce the toothpaste cap!

    In fact many a girlfriend a/o wife has complained about this, just as much as him "leaving the toilet seat up".

    And since living with male roomies, this has been proven again and again...

    So do any of you guys do this?

    What about any of you chicas?

    I always put the cap back on. I just can't stand going into the bathroom and seeing toothpaste coming out of the tube onto the sink and then thinking of all the germs that are in there - :sick:


  13. SEX?

    HAHAH THAT GOT YOUR ATTENSTION YOU PURVERTS LOL

    THIS WAS MY SIMPLE PLAN THAT IV BEEN FOLLOWING NOW FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS

    WATER+HEALTHY DIET+EVENING PRIMROSE OIL = MY CLEAR SKIN

    WATER IS VERY IMPORTANT...... :clap: YUP U GUESSED IT U GUYS KNOW THIS ALREADY BUT WATER DOESNT ONLY HELP WITH ACNE IT ACTUALLY MAKES YOUR OVERALL SKIN HEALTHY AND GIVES IT A NICE YOUTHFUL GLOW,,,WATER GETS IN UNDER THE SKIN LAYERS TO MOISTERIZE SKIN FROM UNDERNEATH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :naughty: MOST PLL DONT GET ENOUGH U NEED IT TO CLEAR OUT THE CITY TOXINS DRINK LOADS,,DONT DRINK OVER TO 2LITERS BECAUSE YOU RISK THE FACT OF FLUSHING OUT THE VITAMINS AND MINIRALS AS WELL AS THE TOXINS,...SO STAY WITH 2LITERS THROUGH OUT THE DAY AND DONT DRINK WATER WHEN YOUR SITTING DOWN BECAUSE YOU BODY WILL TRY GET RID OF IT A FAST AS POSSIABLE...SO WALK AROUND WHEN DRINKING........

    FOOD FOOD FOOD.....EAT PLENTY OF FRIUT N VEG,,,BLA BLA YOU PROBALY KNOW THIS BUT ITS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE RIGHT NUTRIENTS IN THE BODY...AND I CANT BELIVE SOME PEOPLE IN HERE RERELY ON PEELS AND CREAMS,,,I NEVER USE THAT CRAP,,,BECAUSE YOUR SKIN IS A MIRRIOR OF WHATS GOING ON INSIDE YOUR BODY,,SO HAVEING THE RIGHT NUTRIENTS IS VITAL,,,YOU HAVE TO HELP ACNE NOT MASK IT UP....TRUST ME IM STUDYING TO BE A NURTRIONIST AFTER MY OTHER DAGREE,,,,, :boohoo:

    SUPPLEMENTS ARE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE 2 ADD TO THE HEALTHY EATING ONLY BECAUSE WE DONT GET ENOUGH IN OUR DIETS,,,DUE TO THE CITY,,MOST PPL RELY ON FAST FOOD FIXES,,,SO TRY TO GET SOME HELP JUST TO MAKE SURE U GET YOUR DAILY NUTRIENTS.,,,,I FOUND THAT TAKING ZINC CLEARED ME UP SO FAST THAT I AM STILL SHOCKED,,,,IV HEARD THAT ZINC DEFICENCYS CAUSE ACNE BUT I DIDNT BELIVE IT,,,AFTER TRYING IT I TAKE THAT BACK,,,,,,AND I TAKE PRIMROSE OIL IT HELPS PROMOTE HEALTH GLOWING SKIN,,,,

    FOODS TO LOOK OUT FOR ARE:

    GARLIC

    ENCHINACEA

    THESE HELP ALOT BECAUSE THEY PURIFY THE BLOOD OF TOXINS

    I MAKE SURE I GET ALL MY NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD

    :dance:

    AND THATS IT ,,,SIMPLE CHEAP EFFECTIVE AND MOST OF ALL NATURAL

    AND ONE MORE THING

    I DONT USE ANY CREAMS OR LOTIONS,,,OUR SKIN WASNT DESIGNED FOR CREAMS AND THAT CRAP

    THE ONLY MOISTURE I USE IS WATER AND SOMTIMES SOME ORGANIC ROSIP OIL TO HELP WITH SOME MILD SCARS

    GIVE IT A TRY U WONT REGRET IT,,SIMPLE AINT IT?

    PLZ LET ME KNOW SOME FEEDBACK

    AND ANOTHER THING THIS AINT A CURE,,,U JUST HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO THINGS AND WHAT U PUT INTO YOUR BODY

    P.S SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING,,,IM IN CLASS AND MY TEACHERS LOOKING AT ME WIRED LOL SO I HAD TO RUSH THIS :shock:

    HERS MY BEFOR AND AFTER PICS

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    YAAAY! You look great CONGRATULATIONS!! :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: You must be exteremely happy/excited!

    I drink A lot of water and I know whan I am doing my weight training my skin clears up nicely, I just have to stay with it for longer than a month or two. When you sweat it cleans the pores too. Water detoxifies the body.


  14. Hi all,

    I'm 32,male and heres a shocker! still getting acne :wall:

    It's not the worse in the world,but it's enough to constantly make me feel insecure,and unable to get close to people.

    I'm outgoing and enjoy life,though at the same time am never 'unaware' of how i look. Which is a real pain in the ***!

    I have a good circle of friends,but wouldn't ever speak to them on these topics..Unless you suffer from this,you simply dont understand the daily feeling of seeing something you dislike staring back at you.

    So it's nice to find a place where i can glean advice,and hear what others have to say.

    Whew..sorry that went on a bit.. I really just wanted to say hello! :whistle:

    Hello!!!!! :dance:

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