Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum. I've had mild-moderate acne since I was about 11 and I'm 17 now. My derm prescribed Differin and I've been using it for exactly one week now. At first I didn't notice much of a difference but after a few days my face seemed to get softer and just recently it has gotten worse. :( I have a terrible habit of picking at my face. I have lots of closed comedones which I can never pop but try to anyway :p I popped a few clogged pores on my cheek and now they're slightly swollen and red. :( I wear as little makeup as I can get away with. Usually some concealer on my most visible spots. I am out in the direct sunlight 3x a week for 2 hours rowing. I've never gotten burned in my life probably because of my tan skin tone. I can't wear a hat and my dermatologist did not recommend sunscreen as it causes acne. Acne has pretty much destroyed my self confidence. I don't look anyone in the eye and feel like people are always judging me. Good news is since school ended, my face has improved A LOT. Looking forward to reading your updates and sharing my journey!