• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About imjames



No forum awards
Post at least 20 different posts
20 posts
100 posts
500 posts
2000 posts
No reviews awards
Review at least 1 product
1 product
5 products
10 products
25 products
  1. Most of the red marks are old. I have my partner wash my back daily and she comments that most of the red marks are just scars. But I think you're right about cystic acne. This is doing my head in now I've had this all my life and it's frustrating. My back and shoulders are full of scars. I'd love to know why I'm prone to getting this acne. How are you getting on with your treatment? Is it working?
  2. @SimpleMutton Thanks for the reply It's been a while since I posted. I don't each much sugar ... but I notice if I have a chocolate bar, and sugar in my tea, the next day a breakout is certain. I also notice when I exercise I get a breakout. Here's where I'm at at the moment. Not sure if it's improvement or got worse. What has helped me a little is not picking or scratching. If I pick/scratch it gets worse so I avoid doing that. Sometimes I forget. I have the odd few appear, but I hope I'm getting a handle on this. How long does it take for the red/brown marks to go away?
  3. Thanks @Arizona89 and @cloudydreamer ... I've now cut out the majority of sugar. It's early days though. I feel like it's getting better. My skin has naturally always been very oily. I could wash my face in the morning, and by 1pm it's shiny and oily. Same with my back. Only time will tell, but I'm not breaking out with many new "pimples". I dare call them acne, they're more like volcanos ha ha.
  4. They're doing my head in now. If I keep on top of treatment they go away, but when I stop even for a day or so they come right back. It's depressing and frustrating
  5. How long does it take for back acne to clear up? At the moment I am washing daily with a back scrub. I use 6% diluted hydrogen peroxide, and yesterday started using Acnomel. It's for face acne but I thought I'd try it on the angry spots on my back. My girlfriend said they're clearing up, but I still get the a couple of angry ones appear. These are itchy, and if I pick at them they will grow huge. I leave them alone now and try not to itch them. As a result of the acne I have red and purple scar type marks left by older spots. There's a fair few of them. I'm working on changing my diet to cut out sugar. Sugar causes breakouts for me. I've also quit drinking alcohol (I was drinking 4-6 cans of beer a night). So long as my treatment continues to work, how long will it take for it to clear up? Are we talking weeks or months? I've seen some threads that say up to 6 months. Here's my before taken on the 15th of December. And the other was taken moments ago. The angry spots are the red ones and they get irritated when sitting down, or lying in bed.
  6. Girl with body acne

    I'm male with bad back acne at the moment. I've had it since I was 12, I'm now 32. Any girl I've been with doesn't care. My girlfriend has eczema. Sometimes it's very bad and she ends up with scabs and redness all over. Do I care? Nope. I love her and sex is amazing, I don't even think twice about it.
  7. Extremely Severe Body Acne/ Scarring

    @amiable ... A helpful response but I'm unsure if 2, 4 and 5 are relevant to back acne. I certainly agree with number 1 and 3.
  8. Hey, thanks for the post. I got a back scrubber and started bathing daily at night. That has improved things dramatically and a lot of the acne has gone. I still have about 50% of the acne though. During the Christmas period I started eating more junk food. Yesterday I noticed about 5 painful spots appear. I'm going to cut out sugar, continue to wash and moisturise and see if that helps. I compared an image of my back today, compared to the one above and there is noticeable improvement. The angry red one on the right I was trying to pick just before this photo (I know I need to stop, but they annoy me because they itch)