Hello, everyone! This is my first support group for my acne difficulties, and I hope that this journal will help me a little bit. To start off I will tell yall about my self, I am a 20-year-old college student and have been suffering from severe acne since my early middle school years. There have been many products I have used over the past several years that seemed to either reduce my acne flare-ups or did not work at all. Having acne at an early age for me has dramatically lowered my self-esteem to the point where I would look at myself in the mirror and would be disgusted with my reflection. At times it would get so bad where I would literally not want to leave my house, even though I would put on makeup I still felt that people would stare at my skin and not see me. I feel like every person has felt this at some point in their life (more than once). Over the past month and a half, I have cut my diet from eliminating dairy and gluten. I had hoped to see some improvements from this and some days I feel like I do see some, but others I feel as if it hasn't changed at all. My twin sister also has had her issues with acne as well, but over the past year, she has improved! I am happy for her, but there is a part of me that feels that why has it not happened for me yet. People often compare us from our personalities, appearances, and our skin. People consider her the pretty twin and me the smart one. It has been hard at times to see her looking so beautiful with or without makeup and me still with the acne prone skin. She knows my struggles because she has had the same ones that I have had, but it hasn't affected her the same way it has affected me. My mom tries to help, but there are times that I feel as if when she sees me she tries to look at my skin to see if it has gotten any better from the week before and not really looking at me. I notice when I walk into a room my family doesn't look into my eyes the look at the skin on my face which makes me get frustrated because it makes me have even lower self-esteem around them. I am just hoping for some advice or opinions from yall's own experiences and maybe it will help me. Sorry for all the rambling.
Hi all - I am new to this group. I joined because my 8.5 yo daughter was just diagnosed with CPP. She is Tanner stage 2. Her bone age is about 10-11 and her hormone levels are consistent with CPP. We will do an MRI soon to rule out any structural issues with the pituitary gland. Once that is r/o, we will proceed with treatment because I would like to slow down onset of puberty and give...
I am twelve and I thought that I was just in my awkward stage, but I have had horrible annoying acne for over three years now. And of course you don't want to have people staring at your face, so I put on makeup making it worse.