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    klove94
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    hi so i need advice okay so i have acne issues as well. blackheads on my face that have been there since i was 11 (im 19 now) and acne scarring all on my face as well as strawberry legs basically dark spots all over my legs from shaving and scarring on my legs as well. l have back acne and scarring too. i dont like how my face looks or my body. i shave or wax and i get a reaction to it no matter what :( i use nair now but still get a reaction and its like no matter what i use my blackheads scarring and acne doesn’t go away at all and i hate it!. my self esteem is so low and i cant even wear a bathing suit because my scars and dark marks and acne will show no matter what. i feel like i cant even have a boyfriend because of that. oh and i try makeup but i suck at it. i look at tutorials over and over but can never get my makeup right or it doesn’t cover up my flaws i hate and my dark circles its like no matter what i use it doesn’t get covered. i dont know what to do anymore. i try to be confident but then i see someone 100x prettier than me and im like whats the point of trying. i just wish my acne, scarring dark spots and body har will go away. my self esteem is low. i do my hair with the light off because i cant stand looking at myself. i just want to feel happy and confident about myself. why am i the one with the body acne and scarring all over?

    #25822

    Crisss
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    Gurll you are definitely not the only one. I use to have more acne on my face, and even though now I don’t have as much (a couple pimples from time to time only) I am left with all the scars, not only on my face but on my back. And it’s the absolute worse. I live in Arizona and in the Summer it gets hot, so I always want to wear low back cut tanks, but the embarrassing scars on my back just won’t let me. All these imperfections on my skin have made my self esteem lower some decent amount. Ugh.

    #25823

    jrock13
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    Hey Lovely Ladies, I have been dealing with the same issues since my teens and now even though I only have the occasional breakout I have significant scarring. Its funny all of the little things you take into consideration when you dont have perfect skin like, Lighting, going on a date during the daylight, worrying about pictures being taken of you, looking people in the face when talking to them, and so many more. Your self esteem is so low you being to forget all the good qualities you have. I also feel cheated sometimes like why was i chosen to constantly try and battle/cover these flaws?! Well its unfair but so is life, and as I’ve grown more into my own skin, no pun intended :) I’ve realized to learn to appreciate the good attributes you have, and change the things you are able to that maybe are not so great. I have very sensitive skin so literally everything makes me break out or have some sort of little reaction except cetaphil antibacterial bar soap i use this on my face, chest and back to prevent pimples. NEVER pop or pick, you dont need MORE scarring. I live in Aizona like Crisss and let me tell you what you can do for scarring that actually WORKS. Skin needling, and you can find info on that at http://www.scottsdaleskinneedling.com/ it seriously works, but you have to commit to the treatments but its worth it. Helps with hyper pigmentation, wrinkles, stretchmarks as well. Dont lose hope and be positive and confident when youre talking about yourself, even if you dont feel it fake it till you do feel it. I have men lined up wanting to be with me because they look past my scars because of my confidence and all the other things i have to offer. Your scars do not define you i hope this helped

    #25824

    GgBlue
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    Hey, everyone! I pretty much understand you guys since i used to have moderate acne on my forehead and my skin heals leaving scars. I’m not that good with a razor and have gotten many scars because of that. I also had a lot of mosquito bite scars on my legs. But, the scars on my legs are almost gone thanks to Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E. I also apply this as I get new acne scars on my face and they go away/fade fairly quickly. I now only get a few pimples every now and then. I got rid of my acne by using the acne solutions products from Clinique. I saw results even a day later! If it doesn’t work for you, you can return it. A good home remedy for acne that I’ve tried are equal amounts of cinnamon, raw honey, and milk mixed together. You apply this as a mask for 15-20 minutes after washing your face and then rinse it off. Oatmeal soap is known to be great for acne so i use it everyday rather than the cleanser from Clinique to save money since I’ve found that they work equally well. Also, there’s a mask from lush called cupcake that is excellent for acne, oiliness, an to make your face soft. Both of these masks can be applied from 2-3 times a week. Now, i just use the cupcake mask 3 times a well and on the days that I don’t use it, i exfoliate my face with brown sugar. Other than that, i used the acne solutions set every morning and night and my skin is clear and soft! For dark circles, i use yes to grapefruit and it’s been working pretty well so far. Hope this helps :)

    #25825

    anna2510
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    Hey girls how you doing? well I have terrible acne and I cant seem to get rid of it. One of my problems is I am allergic to corn and oats and believe me its hard to find acne solutions without corn or oats in them but I found a great exfoliator its Neutrogena Naturals Acne Foaming Scrub and SkinClearing Mineral Powder hope this helps:-)

    #25826

    Girlegirl
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    I have had acne since I was a teenager and have tried everything even going to a dermatologist. I am 49 and still get acne now and then. I have scars and I use Lancome waterproof concealer, It really covers well, and their dual finish powder in a lighter shade than my scars. as it covers them up. I find that Clinique is too thin. I simply use an anti- bacterial soap and a moisturizer with sunscreen in it as this helps with scaring.

    #25827

    klove94
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    and i cant even wear makeup at all. i was told to take care of the acne then worry about the makeup. because on my face i have visible blackheads scarring and new acne so when i wear makeup it looks super cakey and weird and my dark under eye circles wont go away. i mean am i using my concealer wrong or something ughhhhh!!!!

    #25828

    klove94
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    I recently used bior blemish remover (I think that’s what its called lol) and I’m currently am using a honey brown sugar and olive oil body scrub. I can’t really tell if its working on my skin honestly but it makes my skin smooth but as for my stupid ingrown hairs I hate I haven’t really seen any improvements. As for shaving I tried using brown sugar and shaving with a razor but my skin got razor bumps and felt super itchy. I feel like I’m running out of hope now. I’m thinking about using garnier charcoal blackhead remover for my face to see how it works.but I’m also trying to stop my skin from being so oily. And I can’t stand my dark circles under my eyes its another thing that keeps me from looking in the mirror. I tried makeup and it helps brighten it at times but then other times it looks blue or purple with the makeup. I don’t know how to reduce it and make it go away. Its just not fair that summer is almost here and I can’t even wear a tank top shorts or bikini because of my blemishes all over my skin. I mean why is it only me in my family. Every time I see girls with clear skin I can’t help but get jealous of them. I mean what guy wants a girl blemishes all over her body. I wish I could wake up in the morning one day and it would just all disappear so I could know the meaning of high self esteem 😭😰

    #25829

    mtbrbee
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    Aww, I’m sorry, usually I don’t say anything or reply to stuff but with this post I will. Growing up I had awful acne, everyone said it’ll go away but it never did. I was embarrassed to go anywhere and be seen. Make up I share made it worse. It’s like it made everything more noticeable. After dealing with that nonstop I decided in my mid 20’s to find a dermatologist and beg for accutane. I was desperate. There are a bunch of things you must do before the Dr will write you up for script. Blood tests, a trip to your ON for proof of bc. After all that it’s 6 months of meds that totally suck. Dry skin was an understatement. I was using anything I could to moisturize my skin. It was a normal side effect. The meds work from inside out. After about 3 months there was a massive night and day difference. Wow super big difference. After my go around with that things got better. It not only helped with my acne (cystic btw) but also with marks and scars. I would say about 80% gone with the scars. If i went through another round of treatment it would be gone. I just don’t have the patience. I’m now in my early 30s and i recently started derma rolling to get rid of the current left over scars. I roll 2x’s a month and use a retinol serum during my treatment and use a BAH liquid daily to help with the few brake outs and exfoliation. On alternating weeks I’ll use a higher concentration and let it be. 2 months in my face looks great and it helps with my confidence big time. Acne doesn’t just leave you with spots and such, it also can destroy your confidence and self worth and very lonely. We don’t like our selves with these spots so how can someone else like or want us? Like I said, I still have issues mentally. Even though my face is fine and no marks I’m still left with the anxiety and fear of social situations and crowds. That won’t go away. I use a company called paulas choice for my topical creams n such. I travel a lot and hate lugging full size bottles so I just purchase the sample sizes. All products are available in travel /sample sizes. It works wonders. Chin up hon. I know it doesn’t seem like it but it gets better, I promiselots of luck

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