How do people who had acne before look at people with the same problem?

Canada
January 16, 2010 6:45pm CST
About one or two years ago I had really sever acne. I got a big treatment and now it's all gone. Now, there's this girl in my class who has kind of a big case of acne, too. I think we all agree on that point: severe acne doesn't make your face look good. But when I look at her, I don't see it at all, I see what's under. I mean, I see how pretty she is, even with the acne. I think it might be because I used to have a lot of it too, because I know what it is, how it feels, etc. For those who've dealt with acne before, I was wondering how it changed the way you look at others with acne.
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@lbbaby (489)
• China
18 Jan 10
Well, I had sever acne too for two times. But I don't think it's a big problem. Although when people ask what's going on with me, I would be a little bit sad. When you clean your face roungly, eat healthy food and keep a good mood, it would go away from you.
• Canada
18 Jan 10
Usually, sever acne doesn't go away just by washing your face and eating healthy... I guess you were just really lucky, or that what you thought was sever was actually not that bad. I had acne all over my face and shoulders for at least 4 years, and it just wouldn't go away, healthy food or a clean face wouldn't change anything. I needed a strong treatment, the kind that makes your skin, lips and everything else dry, gives you headaches, etc. My lips were perfect before the treatment, but now they won't go back to their normal state even if it was long ago. At least acne is gone forever. ...So yeah. You didn't answer the question, by the way.
• United States
24 Apr 10
Since I turned 15 a year ago, I am now 16, my acne has really been clearing up quite a lot! It's just one of those things you have to grow out of. Don't let everything stress you out as much. And when I look at people that have acne now, I really don't see. I understand what they are going through, and I don't even pay attention to the pimples or blemishes they have on their face. Because I, myself, know what it feels like to talk to someone and notice that they are staring at a pimple on your face... it makes you feel really bad and very self-conscious. AND if someone points it out to you too, that makes it even worse. When people constantly ask you about it, it doesn't make it better, just makes it worse.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Well I know what you mean. I still have acne, but when I look at others that have acne it actually doesn't look bad like I don't really see it. Still having acne is the worse I hate it, not one of my favorite things at all to have.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Hello. Until now, I'm still dealing with acne though it's only mild. I get a few zits from time to time, but before, it was a lot worse. I pity other people who are suffering from the same problem I have battled as a teenager. I know it sucks all the confidence out of you, especially when you're a teenager and you're extra self-conscious.If the person suffering from acne does not open the subject to talk, I don't start it neither. I just think some people might be sensitive about discussing it with just anyone.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Like you, I look at what is inside, or at the beauty or handsomeness in spite of the acne. I've known many with this problem, and I had it too in my young adult years, so I would not judge or call names or point it out. If someone asks for advice about it now, I will tell them what I know that might help, or what helped mine back when it was an issue. Karen