View Full Version : Good mirrors vs Bad mirrors

08-29-2012, 01:57 PM
Sometimes when I'll look into a mirror somewhere, I wont feel so bad.
But with some other mirrors, I lose COMPLETE self-esteem and Oh its painful, and after that, I feel like my somewhat decent mirror experiences are completely false because the real sad version of me revealed in the true mirror that doesn't lie :(

08-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Its not the mirror, its the lighting.

I look at myself in the mirror in the bathroom with the lights off (enough coming in from window and door) and I look at myself and I think I look fine.

Turn the lights on, get closer to the mirror and bleh.

08-30-2012, 07:49 AM
There have always been some mirrors that I like and some that I avoid at all costs. It's definitely lighting.

The absolute best mirrors are ones that need cleaning and have a dust layer that achieves the airbrushed effect. You know what I'm talking about. :D

08-30-2012, 05:57 PM

Best wishes on your acne fighting journey.

I have stubborn blackheads on my nose that seem to come back a day after I get them extracted. I am thinking about reducing the fat/oil content in my diet. I am also thinking about increasing Omega 3 intake.

08-31-2012, 11:31 AM
I don't care about how I "look" in these mirrors. I look fine in all of them. My only beef is that the harsh lighting makes my acne look 9000% worse. It's ****ing painful.

Just a few more days and I'll be seeing my derm again. I'm going to ask about laser treatment, low-dose accutane, and retin-a. One of them is defintely going to work.

Order of preference:
Laser Treatment

'Fraid of dem sides, gnomesayin'? Accutane started this whole mess, so going back for round two seems like pushing my luck a little.

I'd really suggest Retin-A. It doesn't have MPD issues, and in addition to fighting acne, it's one of the best anti-aging solutions out there. I use it to reduce oiliness in my skin, and at 30 I still have porcelain-like, baby-smooth skin. It's incredible stuff. I was neurotic about potential hair loss, so I asked a couple doctors if it was a problem, and both of them laughed it off. Dr. Charles posted on here once that he doesn't think it poses any problem so long as you don't rub it into your hairline.

08-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Yes Highlander,

Retin A, or any BHA product, you will be best staying out of direct sunlight. I used BHA on my blackheads for a month, and didn't diligently stay out of the sun, and I got hypo-pigmentation on certain spots.

09-01-2012, 03:18 PM
I find elevators mirrors to be the worst!!

09-03-2012, 04:38 AM
Retin A can cause the skin to become very sensitive. Be careful how you go with that stuff.