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Mcmatt933
14-01-2011, 03:26 AM
Hi,

Since I was about 16 I have had acne breakouts. Through most of 2010 this was not much of a problem, however lately (the last few months) it has been getting really bad. I am 23, and this is extremely embarrassing and damaging to my self esteem. I can't seem to find a constructive way to approach this issue, especially when I have to look in the mirror everyday.

I'm really confused basically. I try to think of positive images of my skin clearing, but as soon as I see myself in the mirror my thoughts are overwhelmed with images of the acne. I've been meditating on and off for a few years, but nearly everyday in the last month. Yet it is only getting worse. I did just quit smoking 3 days ago, but none of my friends who smoke have this problem like I do. I've been trying to be aware of my body when I can.

Am I just being impatient? Am I thinking about it to much? How can I ignore it when its so emotionally upsetting to even look in the mirror? I know I should accept it, but as much as I try I still get upset about it. Its preventing me from going out or feeling confident at all. Should I seek therapy? I think its some kind of a negative feedback cycle where the more acne there is the more stressed I get, and the more stressed I become the more my skin breaks out. It dominates my thoughts anymore, I feel so confused and hopeless.

This is soooo frustrating, but I do believe there is a way to heal this. I guess I am asking for an outside perspective to help clarify a path to resolution.

Roselove
14-01-2011, 03:37 AM
sometimes when we are working on manifesting the universe will make ways for it to happen, look for signs and try to relax and keep yourself calm, i suggest grounding your energy, talking it out the feelings about having it if it helps, eft and have patience.. tell yourself it will go away and breath deeply through the emotions to release

now onto the solution -
look up metapyshical cause of acne i think it has to do with not accepting oneself if i recall correctly, try changing your diet - lemons, garlic, onion, tomatos, orange and yellow peppers, cucumbers, hummus, blackberries - there are skin clearing foods. no sugary, white carb foods, no alcholol etc

excercise yes it circulates the blood and helps your skin get clear


inncidently all of this helps raise your vibration too which will help align with the diesre

tell yourself i have clear skin, imagine you have it and you will!

Kaere
14-01-2011, 03:52 AM
My skin got much better when I cut dairy out of my diet. Try cutting it out for two or three days and see if anything improves. I also found that washing my face with cleanser twice a day was exacerbating the issue so now I wash before bed and just use a cool washcloth in the morning.

It's probably nothing you haven't heard already but I don't have any other suggestions.

Gem
14-01-2011, 04:00 AM
Fine, one will envisage clear skin, but to achieve it is to be pragmatic, so seek practical advice in regard to to diet... primarily.

Roselove
14-01-2011, 04:12 AM
oh i forgot hormone balance will cause it too, so try to buy organic esp dairy and meats.,

Mcmatt933
14-01-2011, 04:22 AM
Ok after looking through the forum, my plan is too exercise vigorously enough to sweat, a lot. I usually avoid milk and cream foods, but I guess I will try avoiding cheese for a week as well.

Also I will drink lemon water and maybe try the NAC supplement.

I still don't know the best way to approach this mentally and emotionally, as much as I've told myself before that it will go away or envision it clearing, I probably spend twice as much time being frustrated about its existence. Should I just ignore the mirror for now?

Silver
14-01-2011, 04:30 AM
I reply not because I have the problem, but have had people close to me that did. I lost a lot of weight last year, partly because I cut out most dairy except yogurt and cottage cheese. So, cutting out certainfoods is probly a good idea. I can'thelp but wonder about the hormone aspect and the mental / emotional aspect of it and what could be done along those lines to help. And what about the usual Proactive or Dr. Murad product and other products, have you tried any of those yet?

Gem
14-01-2011, 04:31 AM
Ok after looking through the forum, my plan is too exercise vigorously enough to sweat, a lot. I usually avoid milk and cream foods, but I guess I will try avoiding cheese for a week as well.

Also I will drink lemon water and maybe try the NAC supplement.

I still don't know the best way to approach this mentally and emotionally, as much as I've told myself before that it will go away or envision it clearing, I probably spend twice as much time being frustrated about its existence. Should I just ignore the mirror for now?

If there's underlying self worth issue then there are therapy tools available, but imagining clear skin is not a solution, it's a vision of the desired result which inspires you to take the required practical steps.

What exactly is your first step?

Silver
14-01-2011, 04:33 AM
I think educating one's self about vitamins and supplements that lean towards helping your issue, I would suggest reading about and/or taking the B complex vitamins, because they help stress.

Kaere
14-01-2011, 04:35 AM
You could ignore the mirror if you like. You'll still be you however, imperfections and all. Think about all the things you do like about yourself, bring some balance there. While your acne is something that bothers you and you'd like to change and I don't feel you should neglect or diminish how you feel about it, remember that it's just one part of an amazing rest of you.

*ugh* don't you hate it when some people talk like this...lol

Mcmatt933
14-01-2011, 04:55 AM
I'm realizing that because I just quit smoking 3 days ago, my body needs more time to adjust. I think one thing that has been missing is intense exercise and sweating, so thats my first step.

this issue is so emotionally charged for that I easily overreact. I intend to to take a weekend off of drinking and focus on a detox diet as well as consistent exercise.

There is definitely something out of wack with my body relating to excess hormones or stress. I have been meditating daily for half an hour a day or more, but my life situation right now is highly stressful. I seem to fluctuate between a decent self worth to virtually no self esteem at all. It's just so hard to be consistent, I never seem to find a balance. If I can stay off the cigarettes it will be the first time in years that I've avoided some type of smoke inhalation for more than a weeks time.

Thank you all for the help, I feel much better and more positive about it now that I have a plan.

Gem
14-01-2011, 07:21 AM
I'm realizing that because I just quit smoking 3 days ago, my body needs more time to adjust. I think one thing that has been missing is intense exercise and sweating, so thats my first step.

this issue is so emotionally charged for that I easily overreact. I intend to to take a weekend off of drinking and focus on a detox diet as well as consistent exercise.

There is definitely something out of wack with my body relating to excess hormones or stress. I have been meditating daily for half an hour a day or more, but my life situation right now is highly stressful. I seem to fluctuate between a decent self worth to virtually no self esteem at all. It's just so hard to be consistent, I never seem to find a balance. If I can stay off the cigarettes it will be the first time in years that I've avoided some type of smoke inhalation for more than a weeks time.

Thank you all for the help, I feel much better and more positive about it now that I have a plan.

That sounds wonderful.

:smile:

God-Like
14-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Hi,

Since I was about 16 I have had acne breakouts. Through most of 2010 this was not much of a problem, however lately (the last few months) it has been getting really bad.

Hi mate

Please google Cider Vinegar.

You won't be disappointed.

x daz x

Gauss
21-01-2011, 04:19 PM
I had that problem too but mostly on the back which was like a big red wound.

In retrospective I think it was a manifestation of my yin-yang imbalance.

Since I started Falun Dafa self-cultivation all these troubles disappeared. My advice must be self-cultivation of body and mind, that will cleanse your whole body and make it pure again.

Racer X
22-01-2011, 02:20 PM
DIET, DIET, DIET......but don't diet! lol~

Change some diet habits and keep a diary of daily foods you eat and acne outbreaks.

Refined sugar, refined flour, chemical additives all add up to toxins and mucus plugging up the pathways of the body and then comes acne.

Walk, get sun, eat well ........more fruits and vegetables. The acne will clear and so to will your mood become lighter. :smile: