I'm so Vain!

by Luke
(Illinois, USA)

I was 17 and self conscious of my acne when I stepped into a tanning bed.



I then got out and, like an idiot, got back in (both times about 5-7minutes), thinking I hadn't had enough.


When I got out I saw the most obvious fake Sunburn in the history of mankind.


The saddest part is now, at 24, I am still pink in the face from the incident. You can still see the dermal burn and rings around my eyes.


My skin never peeled, which is STRANGE. I wish it did! After all, that's a NATURAL defense mechanism.


I am trying IPL treatments that really do very little. All I know is to go through with these treatments, moisturize, avoid stress, and eat very healthy food.


Multiple dermatologists have diagnosed me with rosacea, but I don't think that is correct.


After all, it is a fake burn-a seemingly permanent dermal burn. After all these years my face is still hot and EASILY flares up with stress, embarrassment, or excessive movement (like yawning).


It has a general pink hue, and feels tight and dry.


Isn't this a pathetic story? Hopeless?


If so, I know it's my own fault. I would certainly appreciate some advice, though.

Thanks.


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