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Day 87 by ErinBird Day 87 by ErinBird
Name : Insecure ~ 87.366

I am .. I'm sure so many people are too .
I have acne , and I find it hard to post self portraits of myself as it's embarrasing for me . I've tried so many things to get clear skin , but it just never happens .. I wish there was just something I could do - and this really affects me . I feel so unconfident and insecure about it . I even dodge mirrors and can't make straight eye contact . I wish I wasn't insecure , but I just am . Of course I try and apply make up to cover it up , but its not that good :/

If you have any ideas on how to reduce acne , can you please comment ?

Jesus , this photo was so hard to take .. I had to put the camera on the stairs and all and the lighting and argh .

*UPDATE thanks everyone for their suggestions , now i'm taking medication to help my skin clear up and it's doing an amazing job !

Enjoy , comment & fave !

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EEMM Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I'm not sure if you still have this problem but I'm told that having a lemon (peel and all) is good for your skin or any citrus really. The oil in the skin of the fruit helps stimulate your gall bladder (which is good for a number of things) and purify your skin though it may drive impurities out through your skin at first. Also drinking more water and using essential oils may help.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Aww those are some good tips (: My acne is alright now - it's pratically gone ! If you see my recent photos , I have clear skin :aww: I went to my doctor and he gave me some pills and now my acne is gone . It's great because I feel so much more confident
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JamiiSylvia Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always be confident :aww: You are beautiful and if you didn't post self-portraits, I would say you're beautiful because of your inspiring pictures. Keep up the good work!
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EEMM Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oh, that's wonderful! Congratulations! ^^
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AzureTiger17 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I'm insecure thus I am painfully loyal to people in my life in hopes that they will not leave me and I will have something or someone constant in my life. This is possibly why I can't let go of certain people in my life.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I know how you feel , I'm kinda the same :aww:
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Cute-TamaMonster Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that reminds me of the song "what makes you beautiful" the first line mostly
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahaha (: 1D are cool , my cousin is obsessed with them -.-
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Cute-TamaMonster Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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ladyworpledinker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I edit out my zits too (and I'm 26.) *sigh* But I have found what helps me the most is called "Nature's Cure." Chewables to take night and day and a cream to apply. I am doubtful they sell it in England (which sucks considering it's where I'd like to go) but I do buy mine online and perhaps you could too? I have no idea. But good luck with it. (: And drink a lot of water! Which I'm sure you're told!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh it's okay ! Now I take this medication that is really helpful and it's clearing up my skin so well ! and yes , I drink A TON of water haha .
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ladyworpledinker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Good, good!
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mrento Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Here's a trick for acne that really helped me, but I've never seen anybody else ever suggest it.
Change your pillowcase every night. You can do one side one night and the other the next,
but don't sleep with your face on the same surface more than once. I think a combination of skin oils, sweat, dirt, and bacteria get smudged onto the pillowcase, and then the next night, even if you clean and treat your face before laying down, that stuff gets back on your face.
~You may need to buy a bunch more pillowcases to try this~!
And do it in combination with whatever other treatment you're using.
Hope this helps!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I have heard that actually (: I hear do to it once a week , but not every night (I should try every night though !) I'm actually taking medication which is meant to try and prevent it , I've been using it for about 3 weeks , and my skin has kind of improved (as seen in pictures on here haha) thank you fot tip ! I'll defiantly try it !
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MangekyoMarie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I understand, I use to have acne real bad. >_< salicylic acid face wipes (stridex) and green tea moisturizer afterwards is the best solution I found. Don't be insecure, I understand, but we've all had acne and you're a beautiful person and artist regardless.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Awww , thank you so much :') This has made me a ton happier :heart:
I will try what you suggested though - thanks ! :hug:
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MangekyoMarie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
My pleasure, my friend. Happy to help anytime, what I say is true. ^^ Of course, hope it works for you. :hug:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you (: I hope so too . <3
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MangekyoMarie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
No problem, and note me if not, lots more remedies for acne where that one came from. :XD:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you (: I'd be sure to note you soon then , haha <3
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MangekyoMarie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Happy to help, my friend. ^^
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
you can try a natural root product called Maca root. not sure if you just eat it or apply it to the skin, but the stuff i've seen is a powder. I have to get it from a health foods / whole foods store. ask a person at the store more about it or research it online first before using it.

and if you choose to try this technique you have to let me know if it works because i want to know if i've helped make somebodys life better!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D lol
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
I will defiantly try this , thank you so much for telling me about it (: I will let you know how is goes ! :hug: Thank you <3
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
no prob! actually, just go to a whole foods store and ask them if they know of anything else to help with acne, perhaps they will have another suggestion for you. good luck! :D
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you (: I think if nothing else works after this i'll need to get help from a doctor or a dermotologist <3
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