Nothing Works But I Want To Try To Be Happy...

I've been struggling with pimples since my early teens. My face doesn't look as bad as it did when I was 13 or 14 but it still isn't blemish free. I remember my parents frantically shoving various products my way, crossing their fingers and hoping my face would clear up. I, too was desperate for change. We went to our family doctor and he gave me some mucous-looking cream that dried up my face and didn't leave me feeling good about myself. So I'd pick, pick and pick at them despite knowing full well that that behaviour causes scars...
It sucked that you'd have these little craters crowding your forehead and cheeks but your self-esteem would plummet even further when all these creams, cleansers, soaps, pills, etc failed to eliminate them. It didn't help either when your family members and kids from church would ask, "What's wrong with your face? Why do you have so many pimples?"

I'm in my 20's now and I still have the occasional pimple (they always seem to appear along my jawline and chin) and acne scars. I still have a problem with picking at them. It continues to frustrate me that I'm the only one in my immediate family that struggles with these things. I guess I didn't luck out in the good genes lottery.
Smiilez03 Smiilez03
26-30, F
Jul 17, 2010