It's really hard when you have BDD and your mind is telling you lies. Most days, I have control, I recite my mantras, I look for the beauty in myself and I tell myself to think about things rationally. What I see, is not what everyone else sees, and what I think is a world ending eruption of a breakout on my chin-actually isn't so bad..actually, it's barely noticeable, especially after I swipe some bare minerals on..
I scold myself for even caring SO much about a tiny breakout, and then I remember how I would have handled this situation in high school- I would have handled it very, very poorly. But not today. I stomp my feet and throw my tantrum-ask the beauty gods "why me?" and then I shut my trap and put my makeup on realizing that-it's really not THAT bad, Lauren. Take a chill pill, pop some Vitamin E, and grab a latte. You're beautiful, just accept it.