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  1. Girls can pass on their bad genetics no matter how ugly they are because they are the most important sex, because they create new life. Most guys are disposable. A short thin girl will get called petite and cute, and then she reproduces and creates a short ugly guy that will get called a scrawny weakling his whole life. All guys, except for tall attractive guys will date almost anything as long as she isn't obese or anorexic thin. When I say bad acne I mean it has to all be on your face, body acne doesn't matter. Like this
  2. Hello! im going to ask a simple question to the people suffered from acne and now dealing with scarring. my age is 18.I had flawless skin 1 year ago(not even a single scar on whole body) but then i had worst breakout ever.now i controlled my acne but it left hyperpigmentation+redness+lots of scars some are deep and red . So lets come to questions.. Do redness make scars look way worse ugly than it really is? Does new scar look bad and ugly and will they heal to a point where they become invisible and unnoticeable? please answer these because i spend hours in front of mirror and cry like baby.just regrets.bcz the breakout happnd bcz of using too many harsh products on my skin and sweat. Do redness make scar look alot deeper? Does anyone saw improvement in thier scars after waiting 1 year? Sorry for too many questions. But please answer me to clear my doubts.i will be gratful for every answer i will recieve. Thanks ☺
  3. Acne Scars, 0.1% Tazorac & Kefir, Oh my

    It's been a while! My skin is actually looking better these days. I don't get cysts anymore - just pustules, which are still annoying because they STILL leave scars. UGH. I think what helped was switching to 0.1% tazorac AND drinking kefir everyday. I am currently using gly-luronic serum from Makeupartistschoice and do a light peel every two weeks with salicylic acid 15%. Does anyone know what I can do for my scars? What type of scars are these? I'm thinking of getting microneedling from my doctor. It's for $400 though.
  4. Good day! My name is Dan and I wan to know how to end this miserable acne on my nose. I've been dealing with this since 2011 and still, no difference. I've used products: Cleansers, Moisturizers, Tea Tree Oil facial wash, honey, etc. I've also watched Youtube videos about this humiliation. This is my first time in this group. I was told before that it would just go away BUT NO!!! My brother has acne before but that just lasted for a year and now, his face is like diamond. I did exactly what he did to cure it but NO LUCK!!! I asked him what he did but he wouldn't tell. They don't care about my problems. I've been bullied ever since I got this. Everyday I hear someone who talks about my nose, I think of suicide. I'm not joking. I know that suicide won't lead me anywhere but I just can't take it anymore. I can show you my nose picture. Please help me. I've never been to a dermatologist because it's too expensive. I'm from the Philippines and I also wanted to try ACNE.ORG products but it's not available here through drugstores. I need to ship it or use third-party services to do so. Experience: I get large cystic pimples every week. Whenever the other one is cured, another 1 or 2 breaks out. It seems unlimited. The scars of the cured pimple is really visible. I don't touch them, I don't pop or anything. i just leave them and IT WILL TAKE A MONTH OR 2 before a single huge pimple to cure. While it's on the process of curing, another one or two breaks out again. I'm literally crying while writing this. I just can't do anything about it. I ask God why I'm getting this curse. I wash my face EVERYDAY and before I go to so sleep. I just don't know WHY and HOW to cure it!!! Please help me!!!! :'(
  5. Hi guys, I've been on accutane for 1.5 months and honestly my face has never been better (prolly because of being on tazorac a year before) only 3 small zits on my face and prolly 3 big ones on my necks 5 big ones on my upper back, a massive one on my lower back and one massive one on my chest, because I had severe Bacne for year I'm wondering if anyone's had experience on how Bacne scars look afterwards, there seems to be no articles online and if you have any questions feel free to ask me
  6. Please help me

    I cant do this anymore. Im at my witts end with my skin. I really need advice on what to do. I will not do accutane under any circumstance. I look in the mirror everyday and hate myself. I need help with this and i dont know where to go. I did ipl treatment and it helped but not for very long. Retin a helped but I do a lot of sports so it made me skin burn like hell (and I do contact sports). I did benzoyl peroxide it made it worse. I cant do this anymore. If you tell me the right thing to do and it works I promise ill paypal you a hundred dollars.
  7. Tiny bumps and blackheads

    Hi, so I'm looking for advice. I struggle with clusters of bumps on my face, as well as blackheads and redness. Does anyone else have any experience with this? If so, what have you done to help it? Any advice is much appreciated thanks!
  8. I am at a loss here. I have tried everything to over the counter to dermatologist prescribed medications, creams, and washes. I have changed my diet to no Soda, no sweets, no fried foods and I did see this get a little better. I have breakouts primarily on my cheeks and chin. I will get an occasional pimple on my chest, back, or butt. I don't wear makeup that often and when I do I always take it off before bed. I am just seeking someone who may have an answer or product that has worked for them. Thanks UPDATE: So noone here responded to my post to help. I was very hesitant showing my bare face online but im glad i did. This site made me so upset that there are hundred of thousands of users and not one person could offer some advice. With that being said i started researching a new facial routine and after 30days i have to say i have such great improvement! I want to share for those who may have acne/ acne scaring like me and are at a loss. My face is very oily especially around my nose. I also have very large pores which is why dirt collects and acne forms. So if this is you i would totally recommend trying these products and routine Morning: Wash Face with Ambi Skincare Even & Clear Exfoliating Wash 2-4min Use cotton pads and wipe face clean with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All in one Mattifying for Oily Skin (Green Bottle) Apply Equate Beauty Maximum Strength Spot Treatment over infected area generously (I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT HELPED) and its super inexpensive. Apply Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, Oily Skin generously. (I went ahead and put this all over my face not just on the dark spots) Afternoon: Wash Face with Biore Charcoal Acne Cleanser (It is warming and amazing!) Wash 2-4min Use cotton pads and wipe face clean with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All in one Mattifying for Oily Skin (Green Bottle) Apply Equate Beauty Maximum Strength Spot Treatment over infected area generously (I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT HELPED) and its super inexpensive. Apply Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, Oily Skin generously. (I went ahead and put this all over my face not just on the dark spots) Night: Lemon! Lemon! Lemon! Cut and squeeze 1 fresh lemon and saturate a cotton ball. Apply all over face and let it sit for 5min. Rinse off. Wash Face with Ambi Skincare Even & Clear Exfoliating Wash 2-4min Use cotton pads and wipe face clean with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All in one Mattifying for Oily Skin (Green Bottle) Apply Equate Beauty Maximum Strength Spot Treatment over infected area generously (I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT HELPED) and its super inexpensive. Apply Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, Oily Skin generously. (I went ahead and put this all over my face not just on the dark spots) Remember to moisturize as well! Which is something i could have done much better at. My skin ended up feeling tight and a bit dry but never flaky or cracked. I am finally happy with my results and will continue to use this routine! I also cut out all sugar drinks and was only on water for 30days. I incorporated light exercise as well such as cycling, or walking. Thank you!
  9. Long term Acne

    I’ve had acne since the age of 14 and applied every lotion and potion in the book in the vain hope that i’ll one day be comfortable with my own reflection. Now at the age of 25, still taking the same old pills designed to “make things better”, I’ve lost any hope of being comfortable with my appearance and accepted that I’ll probably never be the person i desperately want to be. If you tell someone something enough times they will probably believe it. This couldn’t be more true. For too many years I’ve been asked “What’s wrong with your skin?”, “have you got an STI on your face” and “You must be the oldest guy I know still going through puberty”. People say it how they see it. Please don’t get this confused, I am not a vain person. I’m struggling because I’ve lost a battle to save my self confidence. I haven’t had a relationship in years, I hate the idea of talking about this because I’m sick to death of hearing the cliche responses. “You can barely notice it”, “it will get better”. 11 years of waiting. 4015 days, 96360 hours of my life I’ve played a mental game of guess where the next spot will be and how big will it be. I’m not even sure what point i’m trying to make here, I’m just sick of myself and desperate for my life not to be dictated by my skin.
  10. Skin and Us

    Skin and Us Skin is really something isn't it ? For the past hour Iv'e spent time reading through acne.org forum, learning of the many people like myself struggling for lasting clear skin. And for many of us, to have 'lasting clear skin' sounds like what we most desire. Ive created this post to speak on skin sufferers, no matter the skin condition severity, emotional journey or pain. Skin is not everything, skin is not you. Yes, it is downright hard to walk out of the house into that HD natural lighting, to talk to other people or even walk by someone, thinking that their eyes are magnifying every 3D dimension and redness on your face, its hard to look into your bedroom mirror and see what is ruining your sociality, ruining your self esteem and perhaps even life - which couldve been so, so much better.. If you just had, normal skin.. I understand how socially, mentally and emotionally hindering skin can be. And it gets to the point where, skin is constantly on the mind. "look at how perfect her skin is.. She isnt even wearing makeup" "He's never had to deal with a pimple in his life" "they can touch their face so casually" The negativity, self consciousness and fear associated with unclear skin is not healthy. When will the day come when people can walk out of their door completely comfortable and loved in the skin they have, pimples, flaws and all? Skin has become such a big deal in today's society, and we have grown to value the outer appearance much past the healthy amount it should be measured ~ nitpicking on every tiny bump on someone else's face. To only have tiny bumps would be perfectly fine for me, haha. When will those days come? It would make a difference to educate more people, as many people as we can on skin. that not eveyone has perfect faces, and that is completely OK. not 'disgusting', 'ugly'' 'gross' or 'disturbing'. Unperfect skin is OK. Hold a vision of acceptance,not perfection. If you've read this far, i hope you are feeling more accepted, because I am one more person that accepts you wholeheartedly. Stop worrying and stressing over that massive rudolph monstrosity you picked at 4 in the morning, on that forehead parade of little bumps and clogged pores, that red, spotty jawline and cheeks you've been battling with for years on end, or that collection of necne (neck acne) and bacne and go live life like nobodys watching. Easy thing to say, but moreso difficult to live out. But Im right here with you, and so are many others. Make skin, your friend. Not your enemy. Skin and Us. Keep trying, build towards a healthier mindset and connection with your skin. Search and Find what works best for your skin, whether its adjustments in lifestyle, eating, your skin regimen or more. Make "lasting clear skin" your goal, and not you. And you will get there.
  11. So I just finished my first pack of Yaz, and though I've of course spent hours reading about peoples' struggles with the initial breakout, I just wanted some advice. I had a horrible, debilitating full-face acne breakout over the past summer, and by some miracle managed to clear it up to just some significant residual scarring and a few whiteheads here and there in a few months with the help of a low dose of doxycycline and tazorac. Then, as a few more months passed, I was starting to notice some flare-ups of some jawline acne, and because of the location along with the fact that I had only gotten one period in my entire first semester of college (on NO BC), I decided it was probably hormonal. So I started yaz just about a month ago and I am devastated. I wake up every day so ashamed of the breakout on my face, and I am completely dreading going back to school, a place that I love. The strange part is, my spotty neck acne has completely cleared up and my forehead is SPOTLESS. My forehead actually hasn't looked quite this good in a while. But my left cheek is way spottier than it's been, and my right cheek is absolutely horrible; painful and cystic and covered in swollen bumps and whiteheads. It's caused me horrible depression because I truly cannot even leave the house, as I've been pitched back into the absolutely devastating state I was in over the summer (not to mention it physically HURTS!!). I am trying to stay brave but it is taking a horrible toll on me emotionally; I hardly even come out of my bedroom because I don't even want to see my family like this. Wondering if anyone has any advice or encouragement, or at least can offer some methods about keeping the acne under some sort of control while my body adjusts! Thank you so much
  12. Yaz Acne Help?

    So I just finished my first pack of Yaz, and though I've of course spent hours reading about peoples' struggles with the initial breakout, I just wanted some advice. I had a horrible, debilitating full-face acne breakout over the past summer, and by some miracle managed to clear it up to just some significant residual scarring and a few whiteheads here and there in a few months with the help of a low dose of doxycycline and tazorac. Then, as a few more months passed, I was starting to notice some flare-ups of some jawline acne, and because of the location along with the fact that I had only gotten one period in my entire first semester of college (on NO BC), I decided it was probably hormonal. So I started yaz just about a month ago and I am devastated. I wake up every day so ashamed of the breakout on my face, and I am completely dreading going back to school, a place that I love. The strange part is, my spotty neck acne has completely cleared up and my forehead is SPOTLESS. My forehead actually hasn't looked quite this good in a while. But my left cheek is way spottier than it's been, and my right cheek is absolutely horrible; painful and cystic and covered in swollen bumps and whiteheads. It's caused me horrible depression because I truly cannot even leave the house, as I've been pitched back into the absolutely devastating state I was in over the summer (not to mention it physically HURTS!!). I am trying to stay brave but it is taking a horrible toll on me emotionally; I hardly even come out of my bedroom because I don't even want to see my family like this. Wondering if anyone has any advice or encouragement, or at least can offer some methods about keeping the acne under some sort of control while my body adjusts! Thank you so much
  13. Hello Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I believe my struggle with acne is over and I finally found something which works! Things I tried for 3 month periods at a time which did not work: 20 grams a day of activated charcol, helped at first for my oily skin and acne but stopped working. 20 grams a day of B5 panothenic acid. Again helped at first but stopped working after a couple months. 120,000mg of vitamin a retinol, it helped a little with my oily skin but I still had breakouts and disgusting oily skin after 3 months. 8 onces a day of 20 parts per million colloidal silver. It did wonders for my acne but stopped working after 3 month + started to turn my skin blue so I had to stop. 6 tablespoons a day of fish and codliver oil, was clearing up my skin but also caused severe water retention. 4 tablespoons a day of coconut and codliver oil. Same deal as above. 3 tablespoons a day of hydrogen peroxide. All it did was burn my stomach and I still had acne. applying ammonia mixed with 10% hydrogen peroxide + 20% sulfuric acid and iodide. It was helping clear up my skin for a while, but the burning and stinging redness sensation was not worth it. + I still was getting breakouts. Now 2 things which work: 30 grams a day of msm powder. It cured my acne and constipation which nothing else would work for. But I had to stop because after a month I was having such terrible migraines, eye pain and periods of 5 nights in a row of not being able to sleep along with axiety and a racing heart. So at current for the past 5 days I have tried taking 20 grams a day of pure vitamin c absorbic acid powder. All my breakouts are practically gone. My skin is glowing and my groin and buttocks, underarms sweat a lot less to. I sure hope this will continue to work longterm without any side effects. Now if I can just find a solution for my constipation. 10,000mg per night magnesium oxide is no longer working for me. I started taking 5,000 and have been taking it for over 6 years gradually having to increase the dose because nothing else ever worked.
  14. Ok so I've been struggling with acne for around almost 2 years in a half, when I was younger I struggled with bad blackheads, then when I got to 8th grade I started to get really bad acne, to the point where I would cry constantly. Makeup wouldn't cover up a thing and I developed extreme insecurities. At the moment I started drinking coffee which in my opinion was the thing that really messed me up. Afterwards I spoke with my doc and she gave me the regular things like benzoyl peroxide which made my situation 20x worse my skin got an allergic reaction to it so I stoped immediately, then my doctor prescribed me to oral antibiotics to help my acne. After I realized coffee was probably the reason for it so I stopped immediately after taking my pill for around 5-6 months there was a difference I stopped taking it but mostly because it messed up my stomach and freshman year my skin was so much better I would get my regular pimples here and there for menstrual reasons and bad eating habits at times but for the most part I was all good. Sophomore year has started and stress has accumulated and lately my acne has had a sudden burst and I'm suddenly feeling like the way I started. I've been feeling not only stressed with school but also extremely insecure because of my acne. My acne has come much differently it's more painful and some hurt so bad like never before I don't get them all over but in certain areas like my cheeks and constantly. The pimples become bubble like and kinda of like double ups. I do squeeze them at times and I know I shouldn't but it's just I hate having my face this way and I feel like everyone stares at my face. All my friends have some what good skin besides me. My skin is a major insecurity. Recently I got these two pimples on my face which started rising last Thursday and I tried to prevent them but they got super huge. I tried my regular acne treatments, tried ice and nothing. They somewhat went don't BUT now two more pimples have formed around them so it's like three down and one on the side almost like an upside L and I can't cover them in any way they are like cysts they are in bubble form and they are super red and gross and I just wanna cry seeing my face like this. New Years is 4 days and I just want this to go down and away as fast and as much as possible, at least enough for them to some what look gone with good makeup. Bumps and makeup don't work out. Not to mention school starts in 6 days and the last thing I need is this PLEASE HELP!!!!
  15. Ok so I've been struggling with acne for around almost 2 years in a half, when I was younger I struggled with bad blackheads, then when I got to 8th grade I started to get really bad acne, to the point where I would cry constantly. Makeup wouldn't cover up a thing and I developed extreme insecurities. At the moment I started drinking coffee which in my opinion was the thing that really messed me up. Afterwards I spoke with my doc and she gave me the regular things like benzoyl peroxide which made my situation 20x worse my skin got an allergic reaction to it so I stoped immediately, then my doctor prescribed me to oral antibiotics to help my acne. After I realized coffee was probably the reason for it so I stopped immediately after taking my pill for around 5-6 months there was a difference I stopped taking it but mostly because it messed up my stomach and freshman year my skin was so much better I would get my regular pimples here and there for menstrual reasons and bad eating habits at times but for the most part I was all good. Sophomore year has started and stress has accumulated and lately my acne has had a sudden burst and I'm suddenly feeling like the way I started. I've been feeling not only stressed with school but also extremely insecure because of my acne. My acne has come much differently it's more painful and some hurt so bad like never before I don't get them all over but in certain areas like my cheeks and constantly. The pimples become bubble like and kinda of like double ups. I do squeeze them at times and I know I shouldn't but it's just I hate having my face this way and I feel like everyone stares at my face. All my friends have some what good skin besides me. My skin is a major insecurity. Recently I got these two pimples on my face which started rising last Thursday and I tried to prevent them but they got super huge. I tried my regular acne treatments, tried ice and nothing. They somewhat went don't BUT now two more pimples have formed around them so it's like three down and one on the side almost like an upside L and I can't cover them in any way they are like cysts they are in bubble form and they are super red and gross and I just wanna cry seeing my face like this. New Years is 4 days and I just want this to go down and away as fast and as much as possible, at least enough for them to some what look gone with good makeup. Bumps and makeup don't work out. Not to mention school starts in 6 days and the last thing I need is this PLEASE HELP!!!!
  16. Hormones, sensitive skin, covering my back, sides, shoulders, arms, cheeks, t-zone, mild-moderate on my forehead, and moderate-severe on my cheeks and chin...I can't really see my back but seemingly to others it's mild-moderate and moderate-severe with severe on my shoulders and there are only few on my chest. I am really looking into lymecyline, dianette, and somewhat accutane. I've had acne for 3 years and this is a downfall of my worst year yet. If you had any medications that worked well or even completely or you have any that you suggest I not even think trying please respond or message me! I'm in a turmoil of emotions and acne so I don't really need it fast, just need it!!
  17. Hormones, sensitive skin, covering my back, sides, shoulders, arms, cheeks, t-zone, mild-moderate on my forehead, and moderate-severe on my cheeks and chin...I can't really see my back but seemingly to others it's mild-moderate and moderate-severe with severe on my shoulders and there are only few on my chest. I am really looking into lymecyline, dianette, and somewhat accutane. I've had acne for 3 years and this is a downfall of my worst year yet. If you had any medications that worked well or even completely or you have any that you suggest I not even think trying please respond or message me! I'm in a turmoil of emotions and acne so I don't really need it fast, just need it!!
  18. 13-14 years old Female, background of acne, therapist and medical diagnosed- ADHD and Anxiety. I felt those would help while reading this so I didn't go too off topic here. My acne started in 6th grade and I am in 8th grade. My acne has affected me socially to the point I don't want to show my face to relatives, friends, or anyone in fear of judgement. I don't want to leave my bed, forget my room, and my mother and sister love makeup so it's only natural for me to carry on their legacy of it, my mother gives me the wrong shades, and barely gives me acne solutions. It's gotten to the point where I wear a mud mask around my boyfriend so he can't see my acne. I cover my face in pounds of makeup at school because where ever I go without it I just want to curl up and cry on the floor, my acne makes me feel ugly, unloved. like a complete monster. My family is in a financial situation so I can't indulge myself in brand products like Proactiv, I don't feel beautiful like the other girls who have no acne or skin issues around me, and I can't help but wear makeup to school. I even constantly feel hideous with makeup on, I know it's bad for my skin but I can't help wearing it, it makes me feel acceptable, but even so girls don't like me because a girl spread a rumor about me and my best friend having sex in the bathroom, which my friend then transferred, so i'm stuck with an old guy friend, my boyfriend who I dated out of pity but I affect socially, and his friends, so they look at me like a w h o r e because I hang out with guys. I'm only 14 for Christ's sake, I know I shouldn't worry about beauty and such but I really can't help it in today's society. I would ask my sister for makeup help so my makeup didn't look cake-ish or blotchy but she couldn't care less about my makeup. I don't want to go to school anymore, I just want to sleep, and be happy, but all I ever think about is my acne. People stare at my face when I go to the gas station without makeup, they look at me like i'm medusa or I have nazi tattoos all over my face!. I have red speckles covering my "clear" skin and red blotches and bumps all over my cheeks. I can't help scratching because it hurts and I feel like it would get them off. I even mindlessly pick at them by habit. It makes me feel like i'm just another throw away, It's affected me to the point where I can't even ask my science teacher if he likes Lord of The RIngs so I can give him a tie!, I can't turn in assignments or look at the people in my class even with makeup on. It's like it's still there just waiting for me to mess up. I get laughed at for looking orange due to me being pale and my mother buying me darker shades making me look orange. I've had two panic attacks or mental breakdowns because of my makeup- I didn't feel "pretty" enough. I've asked for medical help, like a dermatologist but my mother ignores my skin almost completely, she loves me but doesn't support me wanting to see a doctor. I wash my face daily, in the morning at night, and sometimes in the evening. My mother doesn't believe me when I tell her Its not going away, even when I haven't worn makeup for vacation at all, with my acne washes like medication, and daily washes. It's gotten worse over my vacation, with it spreading to my forehead. I don't feel loved by my friends, my mother doesn't support me going to a doctor for my acne, I can't buy my own makeup since i'm broke, my mother buys the wrong brands and colors, and I down right feel like it'd be better if I had died. PLEASE HELP, give me advice, suggestions, give me cheap alternatives for sensitive skin, it feels like my skin is burning with almost everything. My acne covers my back and shoulders and arms, I don't feel comfortable wearing normal T-shirts, shoulder revealing clothes, even crop tops, so I stick to my long sleeved shirts in hopes that no one notices. I don't have the courage to tell my mom "Oh I can't wear this it shows my acne!" I don't even want to play my instruments anymore, I sat out joining my local orchestra, my school performance, and even my teachers concerts!, I played once, missed a note and sat back down at the concert in rival against a 9 year old. My acne runs my life and I just want it to stop. I want to just burn off my skin so they'd look at scars instead of my acne, it won't end. Please, PLEASE, give me an answer!!
  19. So I'm a darkskinned female who for the longest has pretty much always had smooth skin. I might've gotten a pimple here or there when my cycle was on but mostly my skin was nice and clear. The type that I'd always get compliments on. This year marks the end of that unfortunately. For some reason I woke up one morning and I just couldn't understand what happened to my face. Now I did start a job that I'm working outside in the sun mostly but I still didn't wanna believe that's what had been the cause a few months ago I had went out and Iet a friend do my makeup (slept in that makeup) but washed it off the next day. Didn't wanna believe that was the cause either. I recently got into the spin for clear skin trend and started using one of their brushes I felt like that could've been an exponent but still not believing that line could've hurt my skin so much. The damage was so disgusting yet I was so used to my skin healing so quickly I'm any and everything that I just knew it was a matter of time (it wasn't). I don't want to mention the $100 of dollars that went into the trash from acne products I'd bought that either irritated my skin more or simply made things worse period. At some point I came across a sulfur treatment. I can vouch that the sulfur treatment works. Because put on any pimple nearly the next day it'd be dried out. That's when I started to question what was it that was on my cheeks because my forehead had cleared up completely yet my cheeks still had these hard little bumps that never budged. Doing reasearch I fell into the thought of it maybe being a fungal infection. Which brings me to what I'm currently testing out. Nizoral. This is my third day I want to say I've noticed somewhat of a difference. I'm getting sort of a purging thing going on but only where the pimples already were no new ones. I've went along and made a dermatologist appointment anyways incase after my trial nothing changes. I've been meaning to do so anyways but we so badly to believe I could figure it out myself not to mention the stories of derms being no help. Anyways I'll drop some pics so you guys can get an idea of evolution my face has gone through.Maybe you have some pointers for me. (also wanna mention I lost a younger sibling early in a the year so some say it could be stress but I didn't start to break out until maybe June is I disagree)
  20. Hi everyone I've never posted about my acne in a forum before so please bare with me. I've had severe/mild acne for 10 years now it started when I was 17 I'm now 27. over the ten years it's gone from just being a few spots on my chin to being my forehead, nose, cheeks etc I've used Quinoderm and panoxyl before and am now 8 weeks into dans regimen which has made a difference but I'm still struggling with certain things such as a very oily t zone which if I moisturize it it's still super oily and if I don't I get a horrible hot feeling randomly in the day and it becomes super greasy. my face is also quite red despite moisturizing a lot! With dans regimen moisturizer, it feels tight and dry Aswell. finally my skin is always red all the time. I'm really not sure what to do as my face feels horrible but is much better than when I've tried using nothing and my skin has broken out loads. finally I've been trying to read about salicylic acid and whether that would be better than bp? o and another thing I tried using bp twice a day as your meant to but it just destroyed my skin so just one index fingers length at night for me as I can moisturize as much as I need to afterwards whereas in the morning I can moisturize initially but when I'm at work I can't and my skin just falls apart. I hope this has made sense and would really appreciate some help please!
  21. Hello all, I'm 18 and just started my freshman year of college which should be fun and exciting right? Wrong. I have always had the occasional pimple pmsing, but in the past 6 months I have had the most terrible onset of hormonal acne and I'm losing hope and feel incredibly insecure. Backstory: I noticed my hormonal acne appearing after I stopped playing competitive soccer (which I had played all my life). It appeared slowly, progressively getting worse. 5 months ago I went to a dermatologist for the first time ever, where she then prescribed me Spiro 50mg in the morning and at night. I expected an IB and I sure as heck got one. After three months of Spiro and very very little difference if any I went back to the derm and she increased my dosage to 100mg in he morning and 50 mg at night and retin a. Still no difference, just really dry skin. Another month goes by and I'm still getting deep painful cysts on my jawline, I go back to my derm and she gives me Loryna BCP which have currently been on for 2 and a half weeks. I am healthy, I tried changing my diet, I don't get as much excersise as I did playing soccer but I enjoy going hiking and surfing (which I do not do as much anymore because of my skin sensitivity). ALSO: I've always had a regular and normal cycle, but ever since i strted Spiro I have not had period. Which is fine by all means lol, but it feels wrong. Why is it like this? Is this common? It's not even irregular just completely nonexistent? I never realized how conceited of a person I was until I had this severe, relentless, cystic acne I am now suffering from. I've read countless forums saying how these medications take time but I'm losing hope and feel like I may becoming slightly depressed. I cry so much now and hate myself for reasons I can't control and my skin is too sensitive to enjoy the beautiful sunny outdoors of socal. Any insight on when these medications will start working if at all? I was thinking of giving it 2 more months before accutane, which scares me and is a last resort. thank you!!!
  22. Hi, Does anyone know what kind of acne or skin disorder this? My skin is verg rough looking with bumpy texture. In the nasolabial folds area in particular there are red rash like spots and bumps. In the centre of my forehead horrible tiny spots which look worse in certain light. my skin also looks very dehydrated please help me I would appreciate it x
  23. Hi all, I want to share something about my battle since age 15 with severe, cystic acne: When I was a teenager, I ignored my acne. It was lumpy, it bled, It was all over the top half of my body, and it was just gross. So I dealt with it. I wore dark colors so if it stared to bleed my shirt wouldn't show it, and I watched my face carefully for pus leakage and just carried on. It hurt a little, but I never let it truly ruin my life... Until now. I'm in my early 20s now. My insanely good-looking husband met me when I was 19, saw my acne, didn't care, and married me a few years later. About a year ago, my acne was almost gone. I felt lighter, I felt beautiful. I have horrible scarring all over my body because of my years with cystic acne, but I didn't care. It was better. And now I'm pregnant. And it's back. And it hurts me now. Now, for the first time, I feel truly ugly and angry and frustrated. I almost wish it had never gotten better so I wouldn't know what it felt like to feel clean and pretty. It's making me feel unlovable and depressed and I don't know what to do. ANY thoughts are welcome.
  24. Hey everyone. So early to mid September I began to get a rash on my neck which was very itchy. I used vitamin E gel on it for a couple of weeks which cleared it up (I mention this because I'm not sure if it's related to the acne or not but it might be). Soon after that cleared up, I began to notice spots on the right and left side of my neck near the jaw line, just underneath. I didn't think anything of it as I sometimes get the odd one or two on my neck and I was due on my period too. But ever since then (even when not due on my period) they have gotten much worse. More have, and are continuing to appear, and mostly they don't have heads on them. They're big, painful cyst type ones that take ages to go away. I wash and cleanse my neck and face every night but this doesn't seem to be helping the neck ones. I haven't changed my skin care routine, haven't changed my diet, this has literally come out of the blue, I've never had them this bad in this location before. I used to have sevre acne in my late teens (27 now) and was on accutane for a while which cleared it right up. But now these have come up out of nowhere and it's really knocking my confidence and getting me down I don't think I'm stressed over anything and sometimes don't get as much sleep as I'd like but it's nothing major. I don't know how to explain it. Anybody have any advice for making these go away? I'm really desperate here. Any help would be much appreciated!