I didn't take any pictures of myself, and it didn't last too long. It was a freaking hot as hell day, so by about 3 hours in, I switched into regular clothes.
Also, PEOPLE NEED TO GET BRACES IF THEY HAVE BAD TEETH, AUUUGH. Seriously. I had braces for 2 and a half years, as well as surgery to remove 4 wisdom teeth at once, and now my teeth are perfect. Muahaha.
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I think the same goes with deodorant, but that's completely irrelevant to this conversation.
I've never had braces actually. I was told I needed them at some point, but I never got around to getting them. So here I am, 21 years old, still no braces, and I think my teeth look alright.
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And I think that some of these face cleansers are actually full of shit &, in reality, exacerbate the breakouts. Not that I can prove that, but you have to admit, it would be a good business model.
I'm not sure what roaccutane is, but the sentence that precedes it makes me not want to get it.Harsh chemicals and drugs solve everything. You can get roaccutane.
...Yeah, I don't think I would actually wanna use that upon seeing the adverse effects and hearing that it's used as a chemotherapy drug. No thank you. I've seen what that stuff can do to you considering my brother had cancer.
Mission Points: 4850
It's a common medicine for extreme cases of acne, which pretty much works by stopping oil production. It leads to excessively dry skin, and increases the risk of being sun burnt. My friend was on it, and it cleared up his acne entirely. Unfortunately for him, it also made his lips dry and cracked all the time, and pretty much ensured he could never go outside, with him already being a red head.
On the plus side, there are other similar drugs which are less powerful, and as such, don't have such strong side effects, such as Bactrim DS.
To get back up on my soapbox, that's the other problem. Irritating side effects that make you want to just put up with the damn acne. Also, the science behind it is stupidly inconclusive.
Notice the flip-flopping? I do. I mean, granted, science does change over time. But the less it changes, the more conclusive the theory is.For many years, people believed that certain foods like chocolates and french fries worsened acne conditions. Then dermatologists opposed this view, saying that diet had no role in acne. In 2003, a study proved that diet does play an important role in acne infection....
I've personally found I have more problems with redness due to ingrown hairs (and sensitive skin, I have to get a special razor and cream, lol) than acne these days (Which I suppose it attributed to the way I shave, going down everywhere), and I've never changed my diet, so I think perhaps it's just a puberty thing more so than anything else. Of course, there'd be people in which it's so much more, but for everything else, it's probably just the changing hormones and such.