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  1. In 2012 I had clear skin and I loved myself, I was confident and it wasn't hard for me to make friends. But for the last 2 years acne has been tormenting me. It's on my back, on my chest, on my face, and it makes me feel so ugly. I was a girl who could wear whatever I wanted, but now I wouldn't even look at a v neck or strapless shirt, the acne on my chest and back is too embarrasing. I hide it, I want to hide all my acne, I wear make up but I am so bad with make up. I hate that we do live i
  2. For me, one of the worst parts of suffering from adult acne (moderate and sometimes, pretty darn gnarly) is the anxiety and pain associated with low self-esteem. I NEVER leave the house without makeup, and have a minor panic attack when camping, traveling, or sleep-overs are involved in my plans (how will I wash my face? Will people see me without my makeup? I'll have to get up at 5 am to get ready, just so no one will see my bare skin...). I also model, and you can imagine how hard it is to see
  3. Hello Everyone, I want to start off by saying that although this heart breaking, embarrassing, self esteem robbing "situation" has you feeling like it will never change, it will. I never thought I would get rid of my acne. I would cry pray try every new product and even tried getting on Accutane. I am here to share some of this experience and hopefully give you a regimen that may help you get rid of acne. Here is my story: When I was pregnant with my
  4. Hey beautiful people, Hope you are all doing well. <3 I am new to this community, and a little lost on where to start from. I had plans to join a support group for this since forever, but for some reason, couldn’t muster enough courage to. I am battling acne for five years now, and it keeps fluctuating. I’ve tried different dermatologists, and they help to some extent, but my acne keeps coming back. Weirdly enough, it has affected me more than anyone would exp
  5. tiredofredmarks91

    Please Help Ruins My Self Esteem...

    I've been battling acne for about 4 or 5 years now and I've got it pretty under control now, I've used a proactive regimen and am now down to just taking doxcline and cleaning my face twice daily and moisturizing, as well as exfoliating 3 times a week, but I really cant seem to get rid of these red marks, its been about 2 years in the making of them less visible, but nothing is getting rid of them, I've considered Microdermabrasion, but I have a neutrogena home kit for that, and Idk if getting
  6. Hi all! im just here to share my acne story with anyone who is willing to listen. I didnt have acne until i was 19 and it hit me like a train. i dont have any pictures of when it started because i didnt take any. I was so ashamed. But i do have one 2 months after i started my routine. My acne had already started reducing a bit (it was muuuucccchh worse a month before) and within 6 months it had gone. So i have a few tips for those going through what i went through. 1. Dont pick at your s
  7. I had typical teenage acne, then a few blissful clear years in my late teens, early 20s, before my acne came back. Since then I've done two rounds of Roaccutane and am considering my third. I always just believed it would go away on it's own, and it's devastating to think that it won't. What's more, after my first round of Roaccutane my skin was *perfect*. But after the second one (it took me years to get a doctor who would even do it private) it just doesn't look the same. I was so naïve
  8. jess98

    don't know what to do with my acne

    It all started the summer of 2015 , i was going to be a freshmen i was starting to have a few breakouts on my forehead but didn't really pay much attetion to them because that had happened to me before . after those few break outs i started to notice a few small pimples popping up on my cheeks i kinda started to worry because i have never had breakouts on my cheeks , once i started school in august my pimples were getting worse so i went to a regular doctor & they prescribed me benzoyl per
  9. 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
  10. Hello all! I made a video on acne and how to best overcome the depression and low self esteem that can come along with it. I want to make more videos on the subject, discuss the pros and cons about accutane and uplift people but i'm trying to get some subscribers first. So when you get a chance, please let me know what you guys think, and please comment and subscribe Thank you !
  11. Has anyone seen this video yet? It makes me really emotional because this is how I feel everyday https://www.youtube.com/embed/WWTRwj9t-vU
  12. I'm a male, 20 year old college student who has been dealing with heavy acne and acne scarring for about a year and a half now. My problems with acne have been around since 10th grade, but it was never anything severe, I had a few pimples that would come and go, one at a time in different areas of my face, but other than that, my most affected area was my t-zone on my face, which was less than mild. So fast forward to 2013 in my second semester at college, I had two large red pimples on my left
  13. I started getting pimples when I was 10. That turned to severe acne when I was 14. I am 17 now and am still struggling with severe acne along with scarring. I know my diet is 95% the reason why I break out. I have a binge eating type disorder. I try to eat healthy, but my mom doesn't care to buy healthy food and I used to always tell her to stop buying bad stuff and buy good food, but she complains that it's too expensive. I honestly just feel like I don't even care about having acne or eati
  14. I'm so frustrated and upset and I really need to vent lol This time last year I finally got fed up with having moderate/severe acne and I went to my doctor who prescribed Lymecycline. After 2 months my skin had no active acne and after 6 months my skin was completely clear and I was getting a fair amount of compliments on my skin. I came off the medication 3 months ago and 1 month ago my acne returned in full force at the same rate and intensity as before and my self esteem has never been low
  15. catscradle

    Healing My Whole Self: A Log

    Hey guys, I've been struggling with hormonal acne for about a year now. And I've realised that it's taking a tremendous toll on my psychological health: I think I've actually developed body dysphoria, or at least terribly low self esteem and depression, because of this. So in the last week, I've decided, fuck that! And I'm trying to change my attitude and try to really listen to my body instead of trying to subject it to various diets and pills and creams. Because obviously this acne is some
  16. afwestberry

    Not Much Of An Update But...

    I've been soooo busy, but I told myself I'd always make time to track my progress (even though technically there isn't any lol...). SO! I went to the dermatologist last Tuesday, he said he felt I was a good candidate for Accutane. So, I've been taking birth control for a week now... just three more weeks until my journey officially begins!! I am so excited (I even broke out in happy tears)- even though I know it could be awhile before I start seeing any results. But I'm VERY hopeful!!! I'm goi
  17. michaelbrandon96

    My Acne Story

    Hi everyone so my name is Michael, I'm 15 years old from Canada and I suffer from nodular cystic acne. So for those of you who dont know what it is, nodular cystic acne is a severe form that happens deep within the skin (i think in the dermis), that is almost always painful and leaves acne marks! It's basically solid inflamed lesions on the skin that sometimes have white heads. I've personally been struggling with acne since grade 7, I'm only in grade 11 though but it's been a struggle both phys
  18. Hey I just joined acne.org this morning so please don't shout at me if I do/say something wrong. Please someone help me, I am using a prescribed topical solution called Zineryt and also some products I bought from boots by Clinique, La Roche-Posay Effaclar and Freederm. I cleanse and tone my skin then apply zineryt to the affected areas at least once a day. I am also now vegan to see if that helps my skin (most of my acne is on my chin/lower portion of my face so is apparently hormonal, while I
  19. I’m currently 23. Just started accutane a week ahí. I’ve never had a boyfriend and I think it’s because of my acne. I’ve dated but I can’t help thinking that they’re looking at my face because of it, I topped wearing make up cause I don’t want to make it worse but it makes me feel so insecure. The funny part is I wouldn’t mind if I’m dating someone with acne or whatever but I feel they do. Gay guys are usually really shallow. I’m just scared to date anymore and I know I don’t need no man lol bu
  20. I'm a 16 year old male with very severe bane. It's been slightly going away lately due to some medication that's actually working but even so there's still bacne and scars EVERYWHERE. I can't explain how bad my back is. It's keeping me from having a relationship because I know if I'm going to have sex or even go to the pool with my girlfriend, no shirt. What the hell can I do, I'm so desperate for a cure. My self esteem is rock bottom...
  21. Hey guys! I just wanted to get your opinions on this, as we are probably all in the same boat I have been on 20mg of accutane a day, for 5 weeks and for 4 days I've been on around 30mg a day as my derm recommended My skin has improved a lot but it's still very red and has a few active spots In 2 weeks I am going away on a school trip for over a week!! No one from school has ever seen me without make up on and make up is the only thing that helps with my confidence, kinda like a saf
  22. A week or so ago I saw a comment under a story on the Internet, I don't recall where, but I copied it to share with my facebook friends. It just occurred to me that some of you good people could really get some insight from it as well. Although it's aimed to women, it's absolutely true for men as well. I know this from experience, having known both men and women who just couldn't see past their 'flaws' to their own inherent beauty. Anyway, here's the comment: "I have a theory on why some women
  23. Im a guy. I suffered moderate acne since highschool and now im a senior in college but still suffering.Our yearbook picture taking is fast approaching and i dont want to look like a monster in our yearbook . I tried several famous acne products but doesnt work on me. Now im using Dalacin C (Clindamycin) with eskinol pimple fighting toner. Its kinda famous here in the Philippines.I noticed my acne was fading but it turns my acne black and dry and itchy. can someone give me advice how to properly
  24. I'm a 16 year old girl who's been suffering from acne ever since I was 11. I can even remember the beginning days when I used to complain about one or two pimples, and make such a fuss out of it. 5 years on and my face is covered with cystic acne. Not only that, but my back and chest too. i cannot even begin to describe the emotional effects that acne has created for me. Even when I had slight pimples, I could always walk out the house without makeup on. Once I reached 14, my acne began
  25. pretty much just hate myself. my acne isn't that bad but I've had points in my life when it was super awful and i'm paranoid that my skin will go back to those dark times. as I said before, my skin isn't so bad right now, but I still find it fucking ugly. I hate the redness, white heads, and zits. I have so many little whiteheads. and the scars, don't get me started. it's a recipe for ultimate self hate. I've tried everything: eating well, taking supplements, you name it. I can't believe I
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