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  1. Try this: take a picture of yourself with your phone, look at the picture, flip the phone upside-down, look at the picture again... Make upside-down eye contact with yourself... When I do this, I find my imperfections much more tolerable. It might have something to do with the psychology of facial recognition--maybe upside-down faces are simply less recognizably human, and our innate wiring has a bit more trouble analyzing them. Makes you realize how easily perception can altered, and makes
  2. I have a large...plug. It's sticking out of my cheek, in fairly close proximity to my mouth. It's just that. A hard, waxy plug, sticking up from a pore. I reach up to run my hands over my face, and I feel it there. So far, I have not picked or scratched at it, but man have I come close. I even tried "drying off" my face with an extra rub with the towel right there. You know, because it needed to be dry, right? Sigh. I realize that I will probably never lose the compulsion to pick at my f
  3. Anyone knows any books which describes how to psychologically manage low self esteem caused by scars etc? Probably book relates to any skin condition, as acne, would be helpful since I guess mechanism is similar, however of course acne is little different than scars since there is more hope there that it stops eventually, but it is also more disgusting. I hope I'll get rid of scars eventually but since life is passing I do not want to wait not know how long to reach this point. Moreover, let
  4. I began to struggle with acne when I was about 15 years old. During my senior year of high school, I was started on my first dose of Accutane, which was successful in clearing my acne. However, I had to stop taking the medication after 5 months because I was experiencing severe irritability and depression. I experienced terrible panic attacks for the next four years, and my acne returned, full force. During my senior year of college, I reluctantly chose to go on Accutane once again.
  5. Hey guys, Nearly at the end of month 2 on lymecycline. Went to the GP today to get more lymecycline because my derm recommended me to carry on going just in case I see results. I feel doubtful. I am considering Isotretenoin (accutane) and my derm gave me an information list or symptoms, warnings etc. The concept at first freaked me out but to be fair, so many people have gone on it and they have been fineeee so its a consideration. I feel frustrated because the lymecycline is not working. I
  6. Someone tries to tell you it's not that bad, and all you can feel is hate. You hate yourself. And you hate that they will never understand. Because they will never have to feel what it's like. you try to make yourself feel nothing, so you don't have to feel the constant wanting to be anything but who you are. What you are. Because everyone is disgusted by you. Pretty soon it works. All wrong. You feel nothing but that, wanting to be anything but what you are. You can't love anyone. But you can't
  7. Hi, I'm doing a HUGE research on how Acne effects us at a emotional level and personal level. I'd be very grateful if you could answer any of these following questions, as it would help me uncover some secrets about the underlying causes of Acne. I'd gladly share all that I discover with those that help me with below questions. What keeps you awake at night, eyes open, staring at the ceiling? What are you afraid of?
  8. I dont think anything is going on. My chin and around my mouth area looks horrible.My left cheek is still awful. I dont look good basically but its okay because im going home on friday to sunday and hopefully will feel more relaxed. My mental health is a lot better. Such an annoyance though. I think bad skin is the worse thing ever and it really effects your self-confidence more than people can imagine. Anyway update on specifics Forehead: very spotty but flatter than before Left Cheek: a b
  9. So I've been reflecting a little bit more on how it is that I've managed to make it more than two weeks at this point (!) without picking, squeezing, scratching, or otherwise disturbing my face's irregularities. And I think if I had to pick just one thing that has been the most critical to my "success" (I have so far overcome picking, but not the urge to pick) it has been making not picking my face virtually the number one priority in my life. I know that sounds a little bit crazy, but hear me o
  10. i believe this has something to do with the emotional effects of acne, but in very non-obvious indirect way. it is a philosophy of emotion and physical states of humans, and is in opposition to the notion that every state of mind or of body is a matter of, "the will", and we should somehow be able to conciously flick a "happiness switch" or non depressed switch, and if we cant do that, then there is something wrong with us, and we are broken and we should feel guilty about it, as if we are a les