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  1. Hi everyone. I have posted a few times on here now, always on the "emotional and psychological effects of acne" page, because that's the most important one, I feel. I started having acne when I was 13 (I am 22 now) and have been self-conscious about my face ever since. When I read through peoples' posts, I can relate. I also NEVER go out without makeup, I overanalyze myself in the mirror on the daily, and I hate having my picture taken lest my latest zit shows up on camera. Side note: the state
  2. It seems like you feel upset and hopeless, but trust me, there is hope. There will be a cure, but in the meanwhile, do not lose sight of who you are (like your very interesting hobby! You seem like a talented young woman). I've attached my post below about how to rationally deal with an "acne crisis." Although I know "finding a cure" for acne is important, this thread is about the emotional and psychological effects of acne, and these are two different things. Finding a curse is only fixing half
  3. Dear Anisa, I know what you're going through! I have these "acne crises" about once a week, where, all of a sudden, acne seems to be the most pervasive and horrible thing in the world, and nothing else matters. I think you should tell your mom how you feel about your acne. It may seem awkward or embarrassing at first, but it's important that she knows how you feel. Besides, it seems she has had a similar problem, and may even give you some helpful medication advice. Other than that, DO NOT PANIC
  4. Hi there. I'm a 22 year old female, and have been dealing with acne since around the age of 13. I posted in this topic before, as I was going through a crisis (that happens quite frequently) about my face, its scars, how I think I'm ugly and self-conscious, etc. Since then, and thanks to everyone's helpful comments, I have devised a logical approach to dealing with an "acne crisis" (which I define as: a period of anxiety related to your acne/appearance, with heightened feelings of self-conscious
  5. @kelbell812 I totally agree with your comment that we obsess over acne so much because we believe it can be cured and it's somehow our fault that this curse has been bestowed upon us. While I agree that "finding the right cure" is a good goal to have, I *still* met many people with worse acne than mine who have incredible, genuine self-confidence. While I am still finding a cure (and have been for 10 years), my point of the post was not "how to make acne go away quicker so I can be happy." It's
  6. I'm in the same boat as you, sister. I've had acne since I was 13 years old (I am now 22) so I have developed scars, pocks, and still get mild acne (which looks worse than it is since it usually breaks out OVER TOP of my scars). My close friend, from time to time, gives me snide remarks about my face. Like, "ooh, I won't complain about my one pimple, because I know YOU'VE had it so much worse" (as though I'm a cripple). But, you know what? People who criticize other peoples' appearance are simpl
  7. Hello. I am new to this community, but I wanted to speak to people in the same position as me. None of my close friends have moderate acne like me so I feel all alone. My first breakout was when I turned thirteen years old, and it hasn't stopped since then (I am now 22 years old). Back in grade 11 I started using Benzaclin and Differin prescribed by my dermatologist and my pimples decreased drastically. However, I still get frequent breakouts, especially around my period, not to mention all the