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Confidence and self-conscious issue.

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Just wanted to see if I could get some advice or something on here, I've tried just about everywhere and everything I can think of. I'm away from home, I'm in the Air Force and so I'm surrounded by people I've never met before and in a city 2500 miles from home, so 2500 miles from any girls I knew from the past. I don't know why but I've been really self conscious lately, I have been getting acne on my face and have been spending money and trying to get rid of it and I just can't. I never had a problem with finding girls to hangout with and girlfriends or what not but since I've been here (going on 9 months) I haven't done anything but work and workout. If I'm feeling good and energetic that all will go away as soon as I look into the mirror or feel the pain from a pimple. To me, at least consciously, I don't care what other people think, buuuuut, for some reason this has really been getting to me and it makes it impossible to meet girls or even want to go do anything for that matter. Some days I don't even like going to get something to eat because it literally disgusts me.

But like I said before, I've tried a lot to try to get rid of it; quit chewing tobacco, stopped drinking milk and eating other dairy, lots of fruits and veggies with every meal, exercise, drink a ton of water to stay hydrated, multi-vitamins, benzoyl peroxide before bed, wash my face every morning and again after work. I'm a pretty laid back and relaxed person other than this whole mess.

I just want to be able to go out and stuff like I have before, It's hard being so far away from everyone I know and not wanting to go out and meet people, it gets really lonely and even depressing at times. Thank-you all in advance for any help, or even taking the time to read this.

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It sounds like youare doing everything and more for the acne and perhaps you could ask your doctor for a skin specialist appointment.

I went to live in a strange city once and I joined a small evening class, and that helped. After a while we even started going out to coffee after (all of us).

It sounds very tough, and maybe you could reach out somehow to people back home, or to workmates?

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