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  1. So first off, I know my acne isn't anywhere near as bad as a lot of other people's. It's just really been getting worse lately, and I have no idea what to do because it's seriously effecting (affecting?) my self-esteem and confidence. I'm fourteen, almost fifteen, and have never really had "flawless" skin like the rest of my friends. I started getting little whiteheads as early as eleven years old, but that's pretty much how it stayed until I turned fourteen last June. Over the summer, I st
  2. i am 20 years old male....my face is full of pimples...on my forehead,cheeks,chin ,jaws...it just looks ugly...i recently went to a dermatologist..he gave me clindamycin phosphate and nicotinmide gel to apply in the morning,, and benzoyl peroxide gel 2.5% gel for nights... i hv been using these for about 12-13 days and so far there has been no improvement...its soo frustrating i want to look good not this ugly mess...how long can i expect to see the results ...
  3. I've had genetic hormonal cystic acne since 4th grade. Not to sound dramatic, but I was not the same after having acne. I went through a acne extraction session and it was so painful. It probably left the ice picks scars I have today. I can't help but envy others with smooth skin. I honestly feel that acne and acne scars have held me back from achieving my fullest potentials. I could not relax and tend to avoid eye contact with people. And it doesn't help to hear my mom tell me to wash my skin p
  4. For the last 5 years I've been constantly struggling with bad acne. i've felt hopeless, fearful, ugly, unlovable. Lately i've been fantasizing about a place i could wake up every morning and feel accepted by my self and those around me. I know its a pipe dream. but what if there was a place were people could come to vacation or to receive therapy or go through accutane treatment or any type of skin treatment around other people who are going through the exact same thing. a place of tolerance, l
  5. So... I'm a teenager and I am 15 years old. I have acne problems and i had pimples since 2010. I visited a dermatologist and he gave me some antibiotics and some cremes to use but they made my skin worse. 2 months ago i started taking accutane (isotretinoin) with my doctors permission . I saw some of my friends who had really bad acne getting rid of their acne with the same antibiotics that i took and i got sad but i didn't let that take me down. Then at school I saw a lot of people with clean f
  6. Growing up i never had acne, it wasnt until mid 20's that i started to have issues. Im 28 now It cleared up a year ago with salicylic peels, micro and antibiotics, although has flared up tremendously over the last few months. It has crushed my confidence, and i feel like im turning into a different person because of it. It has totally consumed my life, sometimes spending all day looking on the internet at treatments and blogs, it completely does my head in. I wear makeup to cover it, but
  7. GoldRevolver

    Rant

    Really just want to rant right now. I was on Twitter a few minutes ago and saw an article with these two models with acne and the tweet was 'zits are cool' so I was happy until I saw the replies to it. There's tons of people who are like ew no, wash ur face ect. And this has angered me so much. As someone with acne you want to feel pretty despite having bad skin and so when I saw the pics of the models I was like great!! You can be pretty with acne but in a short time after seeing the comments I
  8. aliciaGx

    Dianette

    I am 16 years old i have had mild acne from about the age of 12/13 i started off with them on my forehead and odd big ones on my cheecks, i went to the docotors and was giving benzoyl peroxide. I used this for about 2years which kept it under control and from going on holidays my skin was pretty clear and was just left with a few scars which i could deal with. Turning 15 it got worse it moved to my cheecks and scarred bad which took a long time to fade, i still have them now. I found out they
  9. So I’ve had acne since I can remember, about 12 years old. I’m a 22 year old female college student and STILL suffering from acne. After having mild/moderate acne and trying a bunch of OTC stuff like proactive, I started seeing a dermatologist when I was 14. At this point I began having moderate cystic breakouts on the chin and cheeks, as well as blackheads and whiteheads. Over the course of seeing 5 dermatologists I had been put on various BP creams, salicylic acid, retin-a, numerous antibi
  10. RanOffOnDaPlug3wice

    Sex and Acne

    I previously posted about my acne including pictures but now I'm wondering . im becoming increasingly depressed because of my face. Somebody told me it could be because I stopped incorporating sexual activity in my lifestyle. Could this be true? I'm 18 and is been about a year. I useto have sex a lot mayber everyday if not everyday but after I got out of my last relationship I ceased all activities. Maybe my body is used to being at a certain level , hormone wise or does sex regulate hormones
  11. Hi there, I have had acne since 11. It has always been mild/moderate. At age 14 I started using proactiv once a day (just at night- I used an aveeno cleanser in the morning). It cleared my skin moderately, but I continued use it because it seemed like it was the only thing that worked. I cut out dairy at 17 and saw huge improvements in my skin. Around the time I turned 18 I had dairy again for about two weeks, and my skin broke out. I then went vegan, and up until February of this year, it had
  12. mckenna2202

    Help Me!

    LONG POST ALERT! Hi, I am new to acne.org but I thought I'd join because I feel so alone as it seems that I am the only person I know who has acne. I have had acne for 2 years, it started when I was 16, before that I had flawless skin and hardly ever got spots and I never had a skincare regime whatsoever. Now I am 18 and I am at the end of my tether with acne. I have tried literally everything and nothing works for me. I have tried the body shop tea tree range, seaweed range and aloe range, I
  13. Hey, new here. Begging for some help. Absolutely cannot take it anymore. I have been suffering from acne for years. All throughout high school and college. For years now i have tried everything possible to clear my acne, from going to a derm. And getting prescription to every over the counter product possible. I have had it. I cant look in the mirror without wanting to rip my face off. I have spent easily over $1000 on products/treatments and i am so depressed. I believe i have comdeonal acne be
  14. tttrouble

    NOTHING has worked

    I kid you not, I have tried everything to clear my skin. oral antibiotics topical antibiotics topical creams etc. changing my diet- going plant based (no dairy, no gluten, no meat) going on the pill- in an attempt to balance my hormones going on anti-anxiety medication- to try and calm me the F down. (I always break out when there's something on my mind) zinc supplements, omegas, etc. glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, sulfur, etc. (everythin
  15. There is no other way to put it: I feel trapped by my skin issues. I am currently 25, and I started getting the typical "teenage" acne on my face when I was 12...nothing horrendous. As I got older, acne started appearing in other places: shoulders, chest, back, and even on my legs sometimes. It just kept getting worse despite countless medications, ointments, regimens, etc. To top it all off, eczema also began to spring up when I was 16. I haven't worn sleeveless tops or even a bathing suit sin
  16. Short acne story: I started getting it at 9, obviously very early, and it was what would be for a teenager moderate acne, gradually getting worse until about age 12. It was so bad they started me on accutane, despite me not having cystic acne it was bad enough to make the cut. It worked wonders for me, and I went off it two or so months ago. Recently, I've been slowly getting acne back, much like it began, and it's got me terrified. Now I'm in high school and now it truly bothers me, and th
  17. Hey guys, just want to know how much other people out there are severely depressed about there skin? I has cystic acne younger left some good scars! Tried peels , laser , needling , subcison and a million creams....some marks improved other just got 1000 times worse... laser damage is comming up on my face and doctors told me I have rosacea because my face is so red and inflamed now..and there testing me for lupas because I have a strange butterfly texture on my skin (not red but texture is c
  18. MissSac17

    December 10Th 2012

    I wanted to blog and post about my moods. For the past couple months especially, I have felt increasingly low..and I mean low. There seems to be a pattern though. Since my period came back in April they have been irregular (obviously). My body has not yet regulated itself and I notice the past few months anyway that they have been 2 and a half weeks late. But during the first week they are late and a few days onto the second I am horrendous with my moods, extremely irratic, emotional and on the
  19. 1 month ago, I had some acne on my face. It bothered me, but not to the point where I feel depressed and suicidal. I went and took a prescription for accutane, and I started taking the accutane pills, and what I realised is that accutane for some reason makes me want to just commit suicide, it makes me so depressed I don't even understand why, I want to stop taking accutane but in the same time I want my acne to go as well. Any help?
  20. FlawedSkin

    Question About Dairy

    Hi, I'm an 18 year old male, and up until a year ago, I had flawless skin. Acne was an issue, that I never imagined I'd have to deal with. I have a simple question about Dairy. My diet, has never really been healthy, but it's never really been unhealthy either, and milk, up until a year ago, did nothing but make me happy. I've read many internet threads about how avoiding milk can significantly clear your skin and that understanding the inner issue and the personal problems inside your body that
  21. I found my confidence recently. Acne was finally not a problem. I was smiling and happy and going on dates with wonderful guys. Life was good. Then today one of my close friends saw me drinking a shake and asked why. I replied "I want to look good for the beauty pageant I'm doing next year!" He simply replied "What are you going to do about your acne? Girls with acne never win." And in that moment, I lost my confidence. I couldn't find it anymore. I just put my head down and walked away.
  22. cloudydreamer

    Day 6 [Depressed]

    Today sucked for a lot of reasons. I've been having a ton of stress from moving soon and not sleeping well and I'm sure that did nothing to help my face. The Neutrogena cleanser is necessary to prevent worse acne, but I'm just so dry...and it's making me way more oily than I ever was, plus cold weather isn't helping. I haven't looked this bad in at least 2 months. I feel beyond down. I never had this awful cheek acne until I began Spiro and it still hasn't subsided. It's like almost all the cc
  23. I'm feeling very hopeless right now. My skin is attempting to rebound from a massive breakout and infestation on my face, neck, ears, chest. Why didn't it go to my damn back? I tested a new round of vitamins with catastrophic results. No more Saw Palmetto for me. Birth control here I come. Trying out Ocella. And yesterday I started juicing. Wishing my mom still owned her health shop, all the free food, juice, smoothies I want for FREE. My skin looked fantastic back then. Thinking about
  24. tanna23

    So Depressed

    I'm so depressed about my skin. I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I spend all my money on things to get rid of my acne that just don't work. I have an upset stomach everyday from medication that doesn't work. My face hurts from a medication that just doesn't work. And people are still mean idiots who like to point out any imperfection and right now they're just so many. I don't remember ever feeling this bad about y skin. I've been hose before and cried myself to sleep before but it
  25. I haven't been on Acne.org for a while now because i had the impression that my acne troubles were making a full remission. I was pretty damn wrong. For a while i was walking around all confident and what not, didn't really worry about my face because i didn't think anything was wrong with it. I would look in the mirror and not really be perfectly satisfied with how i looked but it was alot better than what it used to be. And then, i made the mistake of looking closely at my face in the light wi
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