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WHYY AM I THE ONLY ONE IN MY FAMILY THAT HAS ACNE?

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I have had acne since i was about 15. I am now 25. I have three brothers who are the ages of 19, 21 and 23. They have never had a zit in their life.

My sister is 14 with clear skin. My dad has beautiful clear skin. My mom might get a zit once in a while, loke right before her period. But its nothing signoificant. I on the other hand get 1-2 new ones each day.

Does anyone else have a similar experience or can anyone make sense out of this?? Thanks! :wall:

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I have had acne since i was about 15. I am now 25. I have three brothers who are the ages of 19, 21 and 23. They have never had a zit in their life.

My sister is 14 with clear skin. My dad has beautiful clear skin. My mom might get a zit once in a while, loke right before her period. But its nothing signoificant. I on the other hand get 1-2 new ones each day.

Does anyone else have a similar experience or can anyone make sense out of this?? Thanks! :wall:


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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Hi dudeman- I eat as healthily as I can- lots of fruits and vegetables. My brothers eat nothing but fastfood three times a day seven days a week. My sister has a little bit of both. the only other thing i can tell you that i know is that all three of my brothers smoke marijuana a couple times a day and they barely ever wash there faces or put any products on themselves. Any advice you have would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi dudeman- I eat as healthily as I can- lots of fruits and vegetables. My brothers eat nothing but fastfood three times a day seven days a week. My sister has a little bit of both. the only other thing i can tell you that i know is that all three of my brothers  smoke marijuana a couple times a day and they barely ever wash there faces or put any products on themselves. Any advice you have would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi dudeman- I eat as healthily as I can- lots of fruits and vegetables. My brothers eat nothing but fastfood three times a day seven days a week. My sister has a little bit of both. the only other thing i can tell you that i know is that all three of my brothers  smoke marijuana a couple times a day and they barely ever wash there faces or put any products on themselves. Any advice you have would be appreciated! Thanks!

'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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Thanks guys. Since ive got 4 days till summer vacation, during that time ill experiment with diet and washing my face with just water. Thanks again!!

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I'd say that you just have bad luck. Pretty much the same thing with me. My mum had acne when she was younger. My dad has never had it, my brother and sister never had it. I've had it for almost 15 years now.


Who wants to be normal? Who wants normal results? We want to be exceptional. Exceptions confirm what is not normal

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i understand your pain, i am the only one out of my brother and sister who has acne. my sister on the other hand is overweight, but has never ever had a pimple in her life.

my brother is just a good looking guy. He is athletic, muscular, perfect skin, perfect body, he goes to college at berkeley and models for calvin klein, hugo boss cologne ads, and macy's catalogs and a whole other gig (luggage companies, k swiss ads.) he was blessed with good looking genes, as well as perfect skin.

we were all raised the same, ate the same food, but the gene pool just isnt a fair game. i somehow inherited my dads acne genes, while my sister and brother did not. my sister inherited her overweight problem from my grandmothers side of the family, my brother and i did not. my brother inherited his good looks, perfect body and skin from my moms side, i didn't.

i use to get mad, and try to curse acne upon my brother, but you gotta take what was given to you and just live your life. sometimes we aren't so lucky, and i inherited my acne from my father. we all have our ups and downs, believe me.

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I am also the "cursed one" in my family. I have the most severe acne. I'm 24, and have had acne and bacne since i was 16.

my mom hardly ever had acne, but 2 of her older sisters did....

my dad had acne when he was young, but they grew in the upper neck jawline area.

I have problematic skin in my cheek area and now, after 8 years, my forehead has started to turn ugly from acne.

Maybe i inherited the damn acne gene from both sides of the family.

I hope I grow out of.... but damn I'm gonna be ugly by then..... and plastic surgery will be really freakin costly.

God dammit God, why did you curse me?! razz.gif

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I am???? I AM!!!!! gosh, I never really thought about it. wink.gif

Actually, my cousins on my father's side have had some bad skin, so although not direct, my family might have an incidence of it.

Up to now, I'm doing very well...the best I've ever been. Who knows what the hell I did. wink.gif


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My oldest sister had perfect skin until this year and she is 26, I'm 19 and have had bad skin since I was 14. For whatever reason our skin has flared up really bad at the same time. Our other sister has perfect skin. I don't want to go on harsh medications and I happened to stumble across this website today, so far it has helped me to gain wonderful information for what I need to do to reclaim my face.

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Genetics are definately hit and miss. I think with some of us it can be a factor but with others it isn't. Both my parents had mild acne as teens, my mum grew out of it as a teen and my dad at about 21. One of my brothers had severe acne until about 23 or 24 and my other brother has amazing skin, probably about one zit in his life (and he works under his truck all the time with grease all over his skin). I've had mild acne since 12 am now 23.

I don't think science has an explanation for it yet.


"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen


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