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  1. My name is Nathaniel. I am currently 15 years old and close to 16 and i have lived with acne for 3 years that CONSTANTLY got worse, this is my story of acne and my cure of it. Since i was 13 my acne snowballed into a worse and worse scenario, it started just fine not bad a here and there pimple to inflamed skin and more keratization and closed comedones everywhere, until i had closed comedones covering every pore across my face and zits that multiplied and sprawled out onto my face. Basically every pore was clogged, no pores were visible, my face was noticeable very bad, friends got worried. Over freshman year in highschool i dealt with insecurities because my acne was around a mild to moderate with inflammation on my nose and forehead, i was very read from inflammation under my skin but not a ton of acne. Bumps everywhere but mainly my skin was very red. Over the summer and sophomore year i experienced something i never thought i would. When i looked close up, every pore on my face was clogged, there wasn't a single centimeter that didn't have acne on it besides my lip which i had never had any acne on. But the acne i had was very comedonal, it was all closed comedones and small bumps EVERYWHERE. I dealt with bad depression and i became obsessed with researching the nature and what was causing my skin to have acne, all the meanwhile my acne worsened and I started to get pimples with the closed comedones. People started to make fun of me and i started to feel like giving up. I have tried the caveman regimen, i have tried tons of face washes, i have tried a TON of things and by the way i have been vegan and eat extremely healthy. But NOTHING could cure my acne at all. Until i learned about what was causing it. Hormones. (the pictures above were not near as bad as it was in person) Acne was always something i recognized as hormonal. As i aged, my voice deepened, my height increased, my muscles grew, the side effect and why kids don't have acne is all to do with the fact, acne is for the majority caused by DiHydroTestosterone. By product of testosterone, its something that is present in all people of all ages in a multitude of levels, sensitivity to this hormone CAUSES acne. This is where acne is merely CONCEIVED. Here is my favorite study of acne caused by DHT. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3051853/ The study shows DHT increases sebum production and as well DHT is known to alter the cycle of dead skin cell turnover and shedding, DHT may interrupt the natural process of cleaning skin and preventing blemishes, Altogether causing acne. Dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi basically found profound evidence of the role of DHT and created a system to prevent it, Clearogen. Its... OKAY its not the most fantastic DHT blocker but i would rate it a 6-7 in terms of potency and effectiveness. I then started to apply MASKS of spices onto my face. I would go to the store and buy Rosemary Thyme Basil and Oregano , and Green Tea. which i had researched and have proof of being strong topical dht blockers, and i applied them onto my face. Over time and the course of 1 month i watched my life's biggest problem disappear and all of my acne leave. I would put a tablespoon of Rosemary and Thyme and then a tablespoon of Basil and Oregano into a saucer and put some water in it just to get it somewhat wet, then microwave it for 20-40 seconds and then put it on as a mask that lasted around 4 minutes before falling off. Instantly after my skin feels so much softer and glowed more than ever and my acne wouldn't appear anymore. Then i would occasionally put about a quarter of a tea bag of green tea into a bowl and get it wet and microwave it until soft and put it on my face until it dried and fell off. How acne was cleared by herbal masks twice a day was simply because Rosemary, Green Tea, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, and MANY others are potent DHT blockers topically, meaning leaving them on with water allows a soaking of the components of each herb onto the skins surface and leaches chemicals from the herb into the pore blocking DHT. All of these links show http://answersoutlined.blogspot.com/2013/04/basil-to-reduce-block-and-control-dht.html http://prntscr.com/fvabyz https://www.bioclarity.com/pages/does-green-tea-help-cure-acne https://www.acneeinstein.com/topical-green-tea-for-acne/ Over the course of the summer, today is July 13th i have cleared my acne to 100% clarity without growing out of my acne. I still cleanse, i still rinse my face and avoid touching, i just use herbal masks twice a day. Heres a gross picture of my face Thankyou all for reading, i hope this post may help you
  2. I've been dealing with progressively worsening acne for about a year now. I'll get the occasional blemish on my forehead, but there's always a clump on both of my cheeks. It's always worse on the right cheek, not sure if that's a factor but I thought I'd mention it. I'm at the point in my acne journey where I've tried everything. Essential Oils, Natural Remedies, Skincare Products, Weekly $100 Facials, EVERYTHING, yet nothing has helped. I'm wondering if there's potentially a hormonal imbalance? My mom suffered from severe acne, as well as my older brother. Has birth control helped anybody in similar situations? If so, which ones? I read the best are Yasmine, Yaz, Ortho Cyclen and Diane-35, any particular ones you'd recommend? Or any other suggestions,- honestly, I have no idea what to do at this point.
  3. Please Help!!!

    I'm breaking out like crazy!!! My cheek area has been flaring up the most however. I'm not quite sure what am I doing wrong. I'm cutting dairy from my diet and avoiding as much sugar as I can. My skin type is sensitive and v acne prone. Here's some pictures of my skin currently and the products I use. I use the pure tea tree oil as a spot treatment.
  4. I've had this acne since I was about 10. I'm 17 now. It's never gone away. I've used acne products like Clean&Clear, Proactive, etc etc. It wasn't made for this type of acne obviously. I'm trying to see my dermatologist soon, I've heard great things about Accutane. I really want to improve my skin, I've never neglected it, I'm a guy so I never put on crazy heaps of makeup or any products like that. I wash my face normally and I'm pretty hygenic. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. Hi im 16 and recently I've been getting really bad acne. It's mostly redness and hyperpigmentation with the occasional whiteheads. I got on Epiduo and took it for 2 months but didn't notice any effect, it was staining my clothes and my bedsheets, and was really annoying and depressing to use. I researched online and saw that Tea Tree Oil was good for my type of acne. I've used it for a couple days now, and the redness seems to be slightly better although I have more whiteheads. im also taking proderma 100mg every night. I'd like to know your opinion on the matter: should I use Epiduo or Tea Tree Oil? Which is best for redness and hyperpigmentation? It's really bad and I'm kinda desperate for a solution...
  6. Estroblock?

    I have severe acne on my chin. I was thinking about trying Estroblock, has anyone tried it/thinks it will work? Even if it doesnt, it would be okay but im terrified of it making my acne worse. I hate trying new things because if my acne spreads, i will feel even worse. Any suggestions? Should i just go for it?
  7. I've been having acne like this for 4 years now, tried a bunch of cleansers and moisturizers. Any thoughts on what kind of acne this is or how I can solve it would be appreciated.
  8. Struggling With Cystic Acne

    My name is Allie and I've struggled with acne since I was about 8 years old. That sounds crazy, but it's true. I would get white heads and black heads, nothing too severe. When I was about 13 or 14 my acne started to become very severe. Since then I've been in and out of dermatologists and I haven't really gotten anything out of it. My new derm suggested acutane. I'm a little shakey on trying it. Has anyone used it and gotten success? My acne is so painful I cannot lay down on my cheeks. I'm desperate! I attached a picture of my acne currently so you can get a better understanding of what my acne looks like. I do not pick at it. Please help!
  9. OK so I'm pretty positive that the cause of my severe acne and food intolerances is parasites. Whenever I try to kill parasites I become severely backed up (proof of parasites for many). I have explored every other natural avenue (gaps diet,candida diet, dairy/gluten/sugar free,every single supplement/vitamin/mineral known to man, liver cleansing and more). So I was thinking of going about trying to kill them again with ACV, black walnut hull tinctures, etc, and using enemas to keeep the bowels moving. Has this worked for anyone in getting fully clear?
  10. Okay, so, its summer break. Since its summer break, i dont need to wear makeup every day like I usually did. My skin is now freaking out about it. I wash my face every day, but it keeps getting worse. How long is it gonna take for my skin to clear and breathe? I look gross. I look in the mirror and I want to cry because I have a literal pizza face and the worst acne. Idk what to do.
  11. I started to use lymecycline for about 2 weeks but this week I started to experience some hair in pimples and spots all over my jawline and cheeks
  12. Hello, first time poster here. I'll try not to ramble and do my best to keep this short. I'm 24 and had some form of acne since my teens, mostly on my chin and forehead. Over the years Iv'e tried - Birth control pills (including Dianette which kinda worked but i couldn't stay on it, came off it November 2016) Topicals - (Duac) + Benzoyl Peroxide Light therapy (Lumie Clear) BHA + AHA Retinol treatment Azelaic acid Eliminating foods from diet Countless face washes / routines (Including Cetaphil, HibiScrub, Sebamed, Paula's Choice) Holistic / Natural approaches (Homeopathy) Facial Peels Acne.org products / routine Healthy eating and daily exercise Doing nothing and using just water and a mild cleanser + moisturizer All of these for at least 12 weeks. Nothing has ever cleared my acne and in the past 6 months my face has been the worst it has ever been. I look worse than teenage me and that was bad enough back then. At the moment my chin / jaw is a war zone and i have painful hard spots on my temples. Iv'e got white heads, pustular acne, cysts, hyperpigmentation, those tiny little bumps all over my neck/chin/around my nose/cheeks...it's not fun. My doctor has referred me to a Derm, however i'm super impatient and iv'e already spent the past 3 months as a hermit (literally) and I don't want to wait another 10 weeks so iv'e decided to pay privately and I have an appointment this Thursday with Spire. Now I know it's drastic but I really want to try Accutane and i'm hoping that's what the Derm will give me. Iv'e always thought I could control my acne without any type of medication but want this gone and over. I'm sure I don't need to tell you guys how much acne can effect you. It's crushing my self confidence and it's got the point where it's ruining my quality of life. I'm 24 and this obviously isn't something i'm going to grow out of. I'm not sure what i'm asking for in terms of a response. I guess i'm just venting. Acne sucks guys.
  13. For almost four years now, I have suffered with hard bumps on my jawline. I've used many creams and face washes topically, that didn't help with the inflammation of the bumps. I thought the bumps were keloids, because I have keloidic skin. But, in the morning they are not as raised, as they are throughout the day and night. I am taking Doxycycline which I can't see much of an improvement on somedays. I've been taking the pills for almost two months. The medicine makes my head hurt and me nervous. I also have terrible nightmares. I know that it will take time to see much improvement, however, the bumps have been deeply rooted for almost four years. The doctor that I see now, said that I have cystic acne. I had a biopsy done on the side of my face, which have the most bumps. The test came back showing that the bumps are benign, and are a result of acne being picked at, from years ago. I feel like the Doxycycline will not get to the root of the issue. I have old acne scars, scabies and new bumps. The medicine maybe will help the new pimples. Does anyone have some advice for me? I appreciate you, and give you love.
  14. Unknown lumps on nose?

    I have these lumps on my nose!! They will not go away. I've been using everything. Clindamycin, face masks, constantly washing. It's been on my nose for a few years now and I'm absolutely tired of it.. I'm going to 12 hour school at the moment and it's full of juvenile delinquents so yes they're a bit cruel and I cover my face as much as possible. No foundation or powder covers them up at all and it's lead me to constantly bring myself down everyday. The first thing I do when waking up in the morning is looking into the mirror and literally praying that it goes away and I do not even know if it's acne. I Have a dermatologist appointment Thursday but I'm afraid they'll just tell me I have acne against and just continue to use clindamycin.
  15. Ive noticed I breakout with any substantial amount of dietary fat. I know this to be true for nuts and meats. (I am still experimenting with Omega 3s like Fish and Flax seed) Does anyone else have this problem/knows how to correct it? It is hard for me to get enough calories when eating like this. Thanks!
  16. I have this back acne for more than 10 years now, I think this is genetic. Does anyone have the same problem as me? and how you guys cure it?. Currently, I am using benzoyl peroxide, it does help with breakout but it doesn't really cure it. I'm thinking of using apple cider vinegar and st. ives apricot scruber, I heard a lot of people using this remedies and the result quite satisfying. I will keep you guys updated about my progress, hopefully, I can get rid of it asap.
  17. Day 6

    Well two hard bumps on my chin. Giant pimple on left cheek popped. Still have several on the right cheeks. I think all the closed comer ones are turning into pimples now. Forehead comodones are getting flatter but they are not completely gone. One large pimple is forming in between my eyebrows. Still pretty optimistic! I'll keep going!
  18. Hi everyone thanks for visiting I am aged 25 I am facing acne from my teenage but it wasn't that severe like now. I tried using Clinique products (anti-blemish kit) it was very good later I went to laser skin clinic Australia to treat my acne scars and they suggest to use the skintitut Australian made products ,then I started to see more pimples I have spent $1000 nearly for the treatment they started the blue LED treatment to kill the bacterias before they start micro needling as my acne was severe I was in blue LED treatment for almost 5 weeks and i have done nearly 7 blue LED and i stopped booking further treatment from them ATM.my face was far better before I started the treatment .. Has anyone used any one of the products ( clinique ,Skintitut) and Does glycolic acid prevents acne ?? I looked for many acne medications but I couldn't find an even single post which refers to Glycolic acid. so can you guys please suggest good medication to get rid of acne ??? I have attached few of the photos please suggest me something
  19. I am currently taking Accutane 1 capsule each day (40mg). It's day 11 since I started and my face just more red that it was. I also read that you have to take cold showers because it's better for breakouts. I did not feel any side aftect yet. That means Accuatne is not working ? If I take cold showers the redness is gonna disappear? Thank you all.
  20. Hi I am selva aged 25 I dunno why I'm getting such pimples I have tried all kind of face wash ,stopped smoking even undegon blue led for killing bacteria here in Melbourne and I am still going for the skin treatment (derma roller) but I m still getting this pimple around my forehead. Can anyone please help me to get rid of this pimple I have even completely shortend my hair thinking it's happening because of dandruff but it's of no use
  21. Been on Yasmin pill for two weeks, seems to half be clearing up but half making spots rise to the surface into painful cystic whiteheads. Extremely depressed. Don't know what to do. Is this acne or scars mainly? How can I get rid of it? Mainly cheek area.
  22. Hello all,My name is Harvey and I suffered from severe acne from the ages 13-15. In this post I'm going to tell you how I got rid of my acne covered face, and made it acne free. Firstly, here's my story.I had tried almost everything, antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, face masks etc... the list goes on. Nothing had worked for me, so my dermatologist suggested that I start a course on Isotretinoin, more commonly known as Accutane. I started on 30mg, and had not much hope. I was constantly panicking about the breakouts on accutane, skin dryness, allergic reactions and so on. I was totally overthinking everything, it would actually all be okay.My acne got worse and worse, accutane appeared to be useless. My dermatologist upped my dosage to 40mg, and suggested I use Epiduo benzoyl peroxide too (to use once a day in the evenings) . Still, my acne was bad, and was seeing no signs of improvement. Then I took the acne.org quiz (http://www.acne.org/personalized-advice.html). This is where the improvement started to happen.It gave me VERY useful tips, like not to have long hot showers, clean your face twice a day, do not touch your face, be gentle when applying products to face and some others. I stopped using E45 on my face to combat the dryness, and started usingCetaphil moisturising cream. This was much lighter on the face, and was just as effective at stopping/combating dryness. I also started to use Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser. I applied both of these in the morning and evening.I was still not seeing results, but suddenly, my acne dramatically cleared up in about two weeks. I was virtually spot free! I want this story to show you that you need to stay faithful and positive! I had such bad acne, and in basically two weeks it was all gone. The same can happen to you!So... here is why I think my skin cleared up,1. I stopped having long hot showers, and Instead had shorter cooler showers2. I started to wash my face twice a day with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser 3. I started to use Cetaphil moisturising cream (non-comodogenic) instead of heavy, oily E45 4. I was on Accutane 5. I was more gentle with my face 6. I stopped picking/popping my spots 7. I drank lots of water 8. I did not eat as many greasy/sugary foods 9. I started going to the gym 3 times a week 10. I started having a fruit smoothie every morning (nutribullet). I hope this has helped you! I have attached a picture of what it was like at its worst and now at its best PS: Accutane is totally worth it!!!
  23. Hey Y'all, I have a question about my experience with these medications and would love to know if you have experienced the same or what your opinion is. So I have had a case of cystic acne that I have been trying to get rid of for 10 months now and have tried numerous medications with no luck. However, my newest medications I have been prescribed have been Acanya at night and taking Bactrim DS and Aldactone once a day. I am still consistently breaking out everyday. I have been on these medications for a few weeks so not that long but I feel like my break outs should have at least maybe slowed down a little? I know when you start taking new acne products especially topical creams your skin can break out more at first to get everything to the surface before it clears up. Has anyone that has been on the same treatment plan or Acanya tell me if this has happened to them? I just don't wanna waste another 2 months on a product that won't work. Thank you so much!
  24. Hello all,My name is Harvey and I suffered from severe acne from the ages 13-15. In this post I'm going to tell you how I got rid of my acne covered face, and made it acne free. Firstly, here's my story.I had tried almost everything, antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, face masks etc... the list goes on. Nothing had worked for me, so my dermatologist suggested that I start a course on Isotretinoin, more commonly known as Accutane. I started on 30mg, and had not much hope. I was constantly panicking about the breakouts on accutane, skin dryness, allergic reactions and so on. I was totally overthinking everything, it would actually all be okay.My acne got worse and worse, accutane appeared to be useless. My dermatologist upped my dosage to 40mg, and suggested I use Epiduo benzoyl peroxide too (to use once a day in the evenings) . Still, my acne was bad, and was seeing no signs of improvement. Then I took the acne.org quiz (http://www.acne.org/personalized-advice.html). This is where the improvement started to happen.It gave me VERY useful tips, like not to have long hot showers, clean your face twice a day, do not touch your face, be gentle when applying products to face and some others. I stopped using E45 on my face to combat the dryness, and started using Cetaphil moisturising cream. This was much lighter on the face, and was just as effective at stopping/combating dryness. I also started to use Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser. I applied both of these in the morning and evening.I was still not seeing results, but suddenly, my acne dramatically cleared up in about two weeks. I was virtually spot free! I want this story to show you that you need to stay faithful and positive! I had such bad acne, and in basically two weeks it was all gone. The same can happen to you!So... here is why I think my skin cleared up.1. I stopped having long hot showers, and I stead had shorter cooler showers.2. I started to wash my face twice a day with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser. 3. I started to use Cetaphil moisturising cream (non-comodogenic) instead of heavy, oily E45. 4. I was on Accutane 5. I was more gentle with my face 6. I stopped picking/popping my spots 7. I drank lots of water 8. I did not eat as many greasy/sugary foods 9. I started going to the gym 3 times a week 10. I started having a fruit smoothie every morning (nutribullet). I hope this has helped you! I have attached a picture of what it was like at its worst and now at its best PS: Accutane is totally worth it!!!
  25. Cystic acne treatment

    How do I treate these kind of cystic acne? The bumps are lagers than usual acne and as time passes the cyst is produced and then black in color leaving huge balck spot on my face. This cysts usually are produced below my beard. Some one please help me in getting rid of this.