How Do You Feel About Your Skin?

yargle yargle
This article leaves me wondering how the members of this site feel about their skin
05/23/2013
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evanescentowl evanescentowl
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Originally posted by yargle
This article leaves me wondering how the members of this site feel about their skin
I used to hateeee my skin. It was awful. Recently it's started to clear up, but as long as I can remember I've been self-conscious of it.

I have dry, acne-prone skin. Even before my teenage years set in, I was always insecure about something, usually the birthmark I have above my right eye. People always used to ask if I'd hit myself in the head.
05/23/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I have a mix of Mediterranean and Irish skin - which is an odd combination of light and dark. I have no issues with my skin since my acne cleared up in my 20s.

As a near 60-something, I'm starting to get that old-wrinkly skin look!
05/24/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
As a teen, I was extremely self-conscious about my pale skin. The jokes my friends and other kids would make about it didn't help, either. I've always been acne-prone, as well, so for a long time, I hated my skin, too.

The more I learned about the dangers of sun exposure, and began to get compliments on my fair skin, the more I became comfortable with it. I still break out sometimes, but I'm far less self-conscious about it--I remind myself that most other people probably don't even notice it, and that almost everyone has had breakouts themselves from time to time.
05/24/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Great article. Nurses love me, my skin is so pale and thin that you can clearly see every single one of my veins. But it is not the worst part, my skin is extremely sensitive, prone to scarring, oily and on top of that I have KP. Perfect skin is my lifelong dream which will never come true.
05/24/2013
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
My skin is great. Tans easily in the summertime and I've never had a problem with acne.
05/24/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
It still gets annoying sometimes when people call me pastey, but I love how much more vibrant my tattoos looks against my pale skin!

I have some issues with pimples/acne as an adult. I didn't have an issue as a teen and it's come back to haunt me! I guess that's the thing I feel most insecure about as far as my skin goes.
05/24/2013
quackbuster quackbuster
I hate my skin. I've got bad acne scars on my face & still break out on occasion, even though I'm in my mid-20s. I'm also pretty pale. I try not to wear shorts because I hate the comments I get on my legs.
05/24/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Wish my skin would tan easier especially since its so pale but am generally ok with it.
05/24/2013
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
I'm a little self-conscious about my skin, but that was a great article!
05/24/2013
Munko Munko
I dislike my skin. I have bad eczema all over that I have to use steriods and prescription creams, on top of it I break out once a month (thank you hormones!) and I am about as pale as it gets, with those nasty little red bumps that I am sure no body but me notices. But, I try not to pay too much attention to it. I mostly just wish it didn't hurt and itch all the time!
05/24/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I'm pretty happy with my skin. If I could change it, I would prefer to have a little more color. Other than that though, there is nothing wrong with it.
06/06/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
Okay, I feel awkward, but I'm going to post this anyway.
I'm going to be blatantly honest, as a Black person I've never really understood the emotions behind being very pale. I understand the physical difficulties, but the "Oh God, I need a tan" is perplexing, probably because 1) I've never had to deal with it and b) most Whites look pale to me (though that could just be the fact that most of the ones I meet are students).
Most of my visible skin is dark brown. It's not "chocolate," but if you need a food comparison it's the shade of brown that tints well-done biscuits just before they start to burn. It's amazing in the sunlight; my blue veins in my wrists seem to glow and these golden flecks show up all over. I've got all sorts of scars and some permanent bruises, but I've made my peace with that. It's not flawless, it's not exotic, it's not a curse. It's mine, and it's one of the only parts of my body that I've never had a problem with.
06/06/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by yargle
This article leaves me wondering how the members of this site feel about their skin
I am generally okay with my skin, except for the dermatitis on my upper arms. That is definitely frustrating. It's also a bit of a piss-off when I'm in the sun. I'm incredibly fair, and the sun likes to make friends by throwing all of its rays my way, which leaves me looking like a lobster in about ten minutes. That being said, I would never want to be more tan or to change the color of my skin. I'm like a little porcelain doll, and I love it. I quite like olive and very dark skin as well, but the whole "tan" thing just really doesn't appeal to me. I get freckles (I have maybe a hundred or so dark, year round ones that came from the sun but aren't seasonal like the teeny awesome ones that gingers get), and I love them too. If I could get more without having to go out in the sun, I would!

Maybe if we're doing wishful thinking, I'd like it if my T-zone didn't get so oily! As for tanning, though, my half-Filipino best friend used to drag me with her once a summer, without fail when I was growing up. I hated it, and I wound up miserable for the next couple of weeks due to the painful burns. I tried it once on my own at a salon, for three weeks, due to health reasons (the doctor suggested that it might alleviate the dermatitis on my arms), and that was more than enough for me to decide that I can't stand any sort of tanning. I've never really been all that interested in tan skin and though many naturally tan people can be beautiful, I think that most people who actively tan themselves are a little silly. And just think - if I ever wound up traveling way back in time, people will mistake me for nobility and I'll get to be a princess.
06/06/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by yargle
This article leaves me wondering how the members of this site feel about their skin
My outer skin, my actual skin? It depends on the day! Lol. For the most part, I'm okay with it.
06/09/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by yargle
This article leaves me wondering how the members of this site feel about their skin
I'm pale and ok with that, but right now I have acne that is on par with a 13 year old girl's skin and it makes me mad! I guess that is why makeup was invented, but still. I am planning on going back to the doctor and begging her to prescribe me clindamycin cream.
06/09/2013
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I feel good about my skin, I usually get a couple pimples around my period but I've never had a problem with acne. And I have a very large birthmark on my ass, but I'm ok with it. No one sees it much anyway.
06/09/2013
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