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:wave: I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!! I have been with my fiance for 6 years and he's NEVER seen me without makeup on. I used to have really bad acne on my cheeks and since I've been on vitamins, doxy, and benzaclin, it has been much better, but I still have alot of EMBARRASSING scarring. I've become quite the artist with my makeup over the years! I will not, under no circumstances, let him or anyone else touch my face. When we go swimming or to the beach, I wear makeup. I won't stick my head underwater because I know my makeup will come slithering off. It really is a pain in the a$$ to have to wear makeup all the friggin time! We don't live together, but when I sleep over his house, I wear my makeup to bed which I know is the worst thing that I can ever do, but I'm just SOOOOO f'ing embarrassed! I have VERY oily skin and it grosses me out every morning to wake up with makeup that I've had on all night! He just proposed to me last Friday and now I'm absolutely MORTIFIED at the thought of him seeing me without my "face" on when we live together. I also take Ortho-Tricyclen Lo, but that useless. I would really like to get my hormones checked to see if this is crap is hormonal and move from there.

Quote from chyna_dawl:
Hey everybody,

You know whats even worse?
The fact that my boyfriend has perfect, smooth skin!
I've never seen him with one pimple.

Hey surenitynow... I know how you feel about the trip thing. My boyfriend wants to take trips with me, but I have never agreed. I'm too scared as to what would happen between us. Maybe he wouldn't break up with me, but I would lose my self-confidence around him I think. He would know how bad my acne really is.

So far, my skin is stil moderately bad. I have a dermatologist appointment in a month, so I hope things get better. My boyfriends has been pretty supportive so far, but I don't think he likes me talking about my flaws. He kind of brushes it off.
Quote from KimRick:
:wave: I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!! I have been with my fiance for 6 years and he's NEVER seen me without makeup on. I used to have really bad acne on my cheeks and since I've been on vitamins, doxy, and benzaclin, it has been much better, but I still have alot of EMBARRASSING scarring. I've become quite the artist with my makeup over the years! I will not, under no circumstances, let him or anyone else touch my face. When we go swimming or to the beach, I wear makeup. I won't stick my head underwater because I know my makeup will come slithering off. It really is a pain in the a$$ to have to wear makeup all the friggin time! We don't live together, but when I sleep over his house, I wear my makeup to bed which I know is the worst thing that I can ever do, but I'm just SOOOOO f'ing embarrassed! I have VERY oily skin and it grosses me out every morning to wake up with makeup that I've had on all night! He just proposed to me last Friday and now I'm absolutely MORTIFIED at the thought of him seeing me without my "face" on when we live together. I also take Ortho-Tricyclen Lo, but that useless. I would really like to get my hormones checked to see if this is crap is hormonal and move from there.


I don't think he proposed to you just because of how your face looks. Your face may seem worse to you than it does to others, I know for a fact that "you are your toughest critic". I find that sometimes I freak out about my looks more than anyone around me. Your loved ones love you for who you are, not how your face looks.