I have ALWAYS had a horrible facial and body acne. I've tried to adjust my diet, which never worked and only resulted in a very grumpy and pimply me, "hard" skin treatments, various masks, an so on.
I've recently started using Cliniques blemish prone 3-step system. It helped and helps a lot, but I seem to be stuck with the last acne on my cheeks and forhead.
I went to see a dermatologist I had seen before I started using the skin care system. She told me that I should lay off the heavy makeup I normally use ) foundation, concealer and powder all at once) since it traps the excess oils and dirt. She then told me that a light BB cream (very little applied) could give me the "safety and comfort" if I made sure to clean it off as soon as I got home.
I'm going to be honest. I lack confidence and I have had bad experience with people makeing fun of my acne (the body and facial) a long time ago, and I do struggle with letting it go. I'm extremly self conscious and very insecure about myself, but I know that my acne won't get better if I continue to apply heavy makeup.
I bought a BB-cream that contains 2-3% salicylic acid, which should help. Besides that, it is to acne prone skin. I just tried it on and as expected I can see the acne, but it does cover some of it.
So as it is right now, I can see the red spots a little bit, since I'm really pale - but it covers and hides a moderate.
I thinking I'm going to use it until my acne isn't as bad as know and with a stay-home-vacation coming, I'm planning on going makeup-free.
Is this unattractive? Would people think I'm disgusting or ugly?
Thank you in advance!
I didn't know what to write exactly, so I must have wanted to write something else than what I did at first aha.
Most Helpful Guy
A lot of people will understand, especially if they experienced a lot of acne themselves when they were younger. Mine was really bad for a few years. Nothing now, but there were some really heavy acne years from about 17 to 20, 21... in around there somewhere I think.
The heavy makeup will definitely make it worse, so whatever you can do to help avoid that, the better. You'll want to find people that will accept you as you are anyway - that will help you more long term. You wont' have that hidden fear inside you about "what will they think if they see the 'real' me". That can cause a lot of stress.
You are very attractive, so that will help a lot with people being more accepting anyway. Nobody will think you are disgusting or ugly.
One thing to keep in mind is that there will be some people that will use it as a target if they are bullying you, but they will bully you anyway. If someone is going to attack, they will find a thing that they know will hurt, and for you they will know that will do the trick. If you had none, they would find something else. So it won't be that the acne causes the bullying, just that the acne becomes the thing bullies will pick on, until something else becomes easier. So if you DO experience people saying mean things, understand it is issues about those other people, don't take it to heart.
You will be able to find people that accept you as you are, and think you are naturally beautiful. Don't worry.0
Most Helpful Girl
do u qualify for accutane? ask ur derm. cuz thats the closest to a cure docs have found tho it comes with serious risks to consider. i was on it and my only side effect was dry skin and ingrown toenails (lol). it significantly made my acne more manageable such that i dont regularly get pimples. my issue now is my oily skin, enlarged pores, and acne scars... all of which are harder to manage than acne but i experiment A LOT so i hav plenty of recommendations
what is ur skin type? oily dry combination?0
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