1.) The Story of Justin S.
I was at the movies with a buddy and this was when my acne was a little improving, but I had really lots of whiteheads. This was also when my friend had really serious chin acne and he was frustrated from this.
While we were waiting in line for our tickets, we saw a girl from college behind the counter. Mind you that this particular girl was your common bitch who slept with everybody and treated everyone like dirt. I asked for a ticket and she just stood there and said:
- “Wash Your Face Much More.”
She did not even say anything like: “Enjoy your movie” … or whatever people say to clients at the movies. Then she crossed the line by laughing hysterically at my pal by yelling:
- “Nice Chin Beard.”
… and everyone stopped and looked at my friend. I know there’s a law against hitting girls, but I would of knocked that girl out on the spot. I should of, but I did not. Wasn’t worth it anyway.
- 2.) Acne Story of Dorothy H.
It is like I am possessed by the devil or something! Everytime one of those suckers pop it is just terrible. I hate it. Acne gets inflammed so easily. I am constantly washing my hands and keeping my hands and hair off my face. But occasionally acne gets itchy so I just need to scratch it. It is too difficult. I feel really ugly.
People believe that I have poor hygiene. The individuals that say this don’t understand what it’s like to even have a single pimple. If they had acne like me, they would see that it is not about how much you wash your face. It is a lot more. The peer stress is Extreme. At the mall, at the restaurant, at the sea … and especially at college.
I see all of these clear, perfect-skinned faces and bodies. I see these same people come out of the bathroom without washing their hands. Their hands go directly to their face! And what happens to their skin? Absolutely nothing! It is not fair!
And my acne usually becomes worse just before it gets better. The scars are just loading up. I look like I am 35. My face and upper body is actually a mix of acne scars and red nodular acne. At times my face even gets sore! It hurts to smile! But when you have acne, there actually isn’t any reason to smile, so this shouldn’t really matter to me. Maybe if I visit church or something I will get prettier. What a stupid thought, praying to God for clear skin. I am just so desperate for it. I need some serious confidence, and I can’t get it in my present state.
The Answer for Acne Sufferers
There is absolutely nothing wrong with you and you are not alone. Acne usually results in feelings of anxiety, embarrassment, and avoidance of social situations. Although acne is not a life-threatening condition, it really is life limiting and can cause people to become very depressed, withdraw from their friends, and perform poorly at school or work.
- An American Medical Association survey revealed that teenagers with acne are most likely to have decreased self-confidence and poor self-image, usually staying away from engaged in social activities. The outcomes were consistent whether the person’s acne was mild, moderate or severe.
- A study by the American Academy of Dermatology said that one out of 10 teens believes that acne is the worst thing about being a teenager, and it makes them like themselves much less. Different studies have had similar findings for older age groups.