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Diet never made a huge difference for me, the only thing that I noticed more breakouts after eating is dairy and extremely sugary stuff like sodas. I'm on Spiro, only 50 mg along with yaz and its helping a lot...it scares me to gear that people plateau. Is your skin oily still or not?

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6 hours ago, madeupdreams said:
Nope :/ I've honestly never noticed a direct correlation between my diet and my breakouts though. I know a lot of people on here are adamant about there being a connection but I can't say that's ever been the case with me. I keep a healthy diet regardless because I think it's important in general but my acne doesn't seem to take notice one way or the other, heh.

In my case it's not eating healthy,I can eat fried food 3 x a day 7 days a week,it's finding out what your body rejects as a poison, for me it's chemical additives
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On 7/18/2016 at 6:44 PM, snarkygirl said:

Diet never made a huge difference for me, the only thing that I noticed more breakouts after eating is dairy and extremely sugary stuff like sodas. I'm on Spiro, only 50 mg along with yaz and its helping a lot...it scares me to gear that people plateau. Is your skin oily still or not?

Don't get me wrong, my skin has made a HUGE improvement since I went on Spiro. It's way less oily and my breakouts are much milder than they were before. It's just hard having these stretches of crystal clear skin and finally starting to feel happy and confident, only to get knocked down by another breakout that comes out of nowhere. I really shouldn't complain too much though, my results on this medication have still been pretty great. I'm glad to hear it's been helping you as well!
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I'm so fucking angry right now, I'm about to go outside and throw a brick threw my car window. The actual acne is gone but I still have some redness and red marks and I can't get over the realization that I got screwed over in life because of acne.

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I feel pretty depressed about my acne today. Lots of red scars on my cheeks that have been there for a few months, have quite a few pimples here and there. I thought my acne was doing better a few weeks ago and then all these bumps pop up. I can't stop focusing on all the scars and pimples whenever I look into a mirror. All the feelings I had bottled up for the past couple of weeks finally spilled and I cried uncontrollably for a good hour. Sigh. I can't wait until the day when all of this gets better.

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Hey all, first post here. 
I've been reading through this website pretty much daily for the last little while. I stopped taking birth control about 6 months ago and my face always seems like such a mess. Depending on where the pimples are, I can get away with feeling ok when I wear makeup (lots)... but I still avoid people coming close to me and sunlight, because they'll see all the awful bumps.

Today is my third day using glycolic acid, alongside oxy with benzoyl peroxide, and I feel annoyed because yes, some of the redness from scarring is leaving, but the bumps are still quite bad. I just washed off my first attempt at makeup in the hopes that I can do a better job after my zits stop leaking (cuz I'm stupid and picked!)

...I'm just getting so sick of struggling with this EVERY DAY. And its not exactly a problem you can talk about with most people.
Overall, I'm feeling lousy. And I have a big lab exam to make matters even worse.
Really wondering if this will every get any easier...

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13 hours ago, lulrenx said:

Hey all, first post here. 
I've been reading through this website pretty much daily for the last little while. I stopped taking birth control about 6 months ago and my face always seems like such a mess. Depending on where the pimples are, I can get away with feeling ok when I wear makeup (lots)... but I still avoid people coming close to me and sunlight, because they'll see all the awful bumps.

Today is my third day using glycolic acid, alongside oxy with benzoyl peroxide, and I feel annoyed because yes, some of the redness from scarring is leaving, but the bumps are still quite bad. I just washed off my first attempt at makeup in the hopes that I can do a better job after my zits stop leaking (cuz I'm stupid and picked!)

...I'm just getting so sick of struggling with this EVERY DAY. And its not exactly a problem you can talk about with most people.
Overall, I'm feeling lousy. And I have a big lab exam to make matters even worse.
Really wondering if this will every get any easier...

It will get better

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Chin is doing the funky dance.  Breaking out in smaller bumps and i have a few larger ones, especially an inflamed sucker by my right mouth....yikes.  Wondering if it is eczema, perioral dermatitis or just acne.  The older i get, the worse it gets.  I don't know what else to do - it's bumming me out. 


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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On 25.07.2016 at 4:08 PM, lulrenx said:

Hey all, first post here. 
I've been reading through this website pretty much daily for the last little while. I stopped taking birth control about 6 months ago and my face always seems like such a mess. Depending on where the pimples are, I can get away with feeling ok when I wear makeup (lots)... but I still avoid people coming close to me and sunlight, because they'll see all the awful bumps.

Today is my third day using glycolic acid, alongside oxy with benzoyl peroxide, and I feel annoyed because yes, some of the redness from scarring is leaving, but the bumps are still quite bad. I just washed off my first attempt at makeup in the hopes that I can do a better job after my zits stop leaking (cuz I'm stupid and picked!)

...I'm just getting so sick of struggling with this EVERY DAY. And its not exactly a problem you can talk about with most people.
Overall, I'm feeling lousy. And I have a big lab exam to make matters even worse.
Really wondering if this will every get any easier...


I know how you feel. I'm so tired of covering my face with make-up, acne is taking all my energy and making my life so difficult. I literally feel heavier every time i have big break-out.

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I'm a real mess today. I'm on day 11 of birth control and trying REALLY hard to keep my chin up... but I did something stupid. Yesterday I was actually having a decent skin day.. but for some reason unknown to me, I picked the hell out of my face last night, and now it's so red and angry all over my cheeks. I'm now resigned to the fact that I'm going to be spending the next few days cooped up inside my house hiding from the world. The only upside is that my significant other is extremely understanding of what i'm going through, even though he doesn't understand. I'm also worried that this issue of mine is tiring him out.

I had to cover up my mirrors with fabric, and post "DO NOT PICK" signs behind the fabric incase I pull it aside and try to pick my face. I used to be such a well adjusted, happy person, but acne is literally destroying me slowly, and making me neurotic. I feel like a drug addict with no control.

I just want this birth control to start helping things, and hope I can at least be semi-clear for when I have to go write exams at my university.

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doing pretty bad and have to work as always tomorrow - not looking forward to it.

what i would do to have the respectable skin i had 3 weeks ago!! 

ah well got to try find a reason to live but its getting increasingly harder and i keep picking my skin which doesn't help in any way shape for form!!!!!

*sighs*

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Seeing that I spent 3 hours on this site today, I feel really crappy. My acne is almost all gone but I have so many red spots everywhere as well as small bumps all over my face. It's the worst it has ever been. Even my ex told me my face was disgusting so greattt.

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On 8/7/2016 at 0:56 AM, leelowe1 said:

Chin is doing the funky dance.  Breaking out in smaller bumps and i have a few larger ones, especially an inflamed sucker by my right mouth....yikes.  Wondering if it is eczema, perioral dermatitis or just acne.  The older i get, the worse it gets.  I don't know what else to do - it's bumming me out. 

hey sorry to hear that. I am using topical green tea+ sea buckthorn seed oil, just s few drops. In the morning and .15 retinol at night. That plus yaz and Spiro 50 mg, my skin is the best its been for years. I hope you find something soon.
On 8/7/2016 at 4:22 PM, lilieanlilie said:

Seeing that I spent 3 hours on this site today, I feel really crappy. My acne is almost all gone but I have so many red spots everywhere as well as small bumps all over my face. It's the worst it has ever been. Even my ex told me my face was disgusting so greattt.

wow I hope your ex gets giant butthole acne.

I'm feeling sad today but for once its not my skin.
There was a horrific murder suicide in my town just a few miles away, parents and their 3 kids dead. Even shot the dog. It kind of threw me for a loop. I'm pretty sure my boyfriends dad drove the little girls school bus.  Then, today I saw a docu about albinos in Tanzania. Like acne( but to a much worse degree) these people are judged by their skin condition that they can't help. Some are even murdered or maimed because of superstitions. These poor albino kids have to be hidden away or and you could see the despair and apathy on a small child's face who has been bullied and threatened. It was heartbreaking, I went into the bathroom and cried for a while.
Makes me realize that my acne usbt that bad, but also that this world is sdo judgemental and cruel to those who gave afflictions it makes me sick.
I'm gonna go hug my pets.

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26 minutes ago, snarkygirl said:
hey sorry to hear that. I am using topical green tea+ sea buckthorn seed oil, just s few drops. In the morning and .15 retinol at night. That plus yaz and Spiro 50 mg, my skin is the best its been for years. I hope you find something soon. wow I hope your ex gets giant butthole acne.

I'm feeling sad today but for once its not my skin.
There was a horrific murder suicide in my town just a few miles away, parents and their 3 kids dead. Even shot the dog. It kind of threw me for a loop. I'm pretty sure my boyfriends dad drove the little girls school bus.  Then, today I saw a docu about albinos in Tanzania. Like acne( but to a much worse degree) these people are judged by their skin condition that they can't help. Some are even murdered or maimed because of superstitions. These poor albino kids have to be hidden away or and you could see the despair and apathy on a small child's face who has been bullied and threatened. It was heartbreaking, I went into the bathroom and cried for a while.
Makes me realize that my acne usbt that bad, but also that this world is sdo judgemental and cruel to those who gave afflictions it makes me sick.
I'm gonna go hug my pets.

Wow. That sounds horrible! I feel so bad for that family as well as the people suffering from that skin condition! You're right, that our acne isn't ba at all. We must simply learn to accept it and live with it until it goes away. and you made me laugh so much about my ex XDXD I hope he does too XD

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Today I woke up and popped like 5 whiteheads on my forehead. I wore a hat and glasses when outside to hide as much of my face as possible. I felt worthless all day because of how I looked.

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Had a pretty terrible breakout sometime last month and have been recovering ever since. To be honest, I'm quite surprised how quickly I'm recovering. My acne is 100% gone and the awful PIH is already fading. I'd say my PIH is 70% gone. I'm so grateful for the speedy recovery because this was one of the worst breakouts I've ever experienced. Overall I'm very optimistic that my PIH will completely fade within the next week. At least enough for me to finally face the world again.

My regimen has definitely been the key to recovering. For anyone interested in my regimen I have listed what's helped me get better so quickly:

MORNING: Manuka Honey mask (20-30 minutes) + BP (20-30 minutes) + moisturize.
NIGHT: Manuka Honey mask (20-30 minutes) + BP (30 minutes-1 hour) + AHA until morning.

Here's to everyone getting their acne under control! Peace and love ya'll.

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Feeling like I'm back at square one today. I was doing really good for the last two days.. I was keeping the picking at a minimum and things were starting to look clear (ish) since I've been on the bc pill for 21 days now. Honestly I was actually feeling kind of confident yesterday and the day before.
But last night I popped this group of pimples that had retreated under the skin for a while but started to resurface. Now I have some truly hideous patches of scabby, dry and orangish flakey awfulness that keep leaking plasma. I've been putting this aveeno moisturizer on it, which i tend to use when I over-dry my skin with tea tree oil. But right now I just feel so ugly and angry because I think I reversed any progress my skin was making with that picking session. I'm just hoping that hiding in my house and not wearing makeup today will mean things can start looking up for tomorrow and the rest of the week.

I hate this goddamn cycle and my apparent need to self sabotage 

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Ahh lately I've been very eh about my skin. It used to be a lot worse: red pimples and marks all over my cheeks, which luckily went away thanks to the acne.org regimen! My skin got so much better to the point where I don't need to wear make-up if I don't feel like it, which is SUCH a great feeling. But I do have  these flesh colored bumps covering my forehead which has been getting me down a bit. I know I shouldn't complain because my skin used to be worse and flesh colored bumps really aren't the worst things to have. I feel like I've always had a bit of a bumpy thing going on on my forehead, but lately I've really been noticing it.

These bumps aren't noticeable all the time, just in certain harsh lighting. Plus if I touch my forehead, it feels rough and bumpy in comparison to my cheeks. I can't tell if they're clogged pores or acne, to be honest. When I pop them (or extract them using this pimple tool dermatologists use), a white stringy substance comes out. Maybe they're heat bumps too, since I've been in the sun a lot these past couple of months. 

So, yeah. Sort of bummed, but not bummed because I know it could be worse (meaning, back to the breakouts I used to have) :) 

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1 hour ago, supsarah said:

Ahh lately I've been very eh about my skin. It used to be a lot worse: red pimples and marks all over my cheeks, which luckily went away thanks to the acne.org regimen! My skin got so much better to the point where I don't need to wear make-up if I don't feel like it, which is SUCH a great feeling. But I do have  these flesh colored bumps covering my forehead which has been getting me down a bit. I know I shouldn't complain because my skin used to be worse and flesh colored bumps really aren't the worst things to have. I feel like I've always had a bit of a bumpy thing going on on my forehead, but lately I've really been noticing it.

These bumps aren't noticeable all the time, just in certain harsh lighting. Plus if I touch my forehead, it feels rough and bumpy in comparison to my cheeks. I can't tell if they're clogged pores or acne, to be honest. When I pop them (or extract them using this pimple tool dermatologists use), a white stringy substance comes out. Maybe they're heat bumps too, since I've been in the sun a lot these past couple of months. 

So, yeah. Sort of bummed, but not bummed because I know it could be worse (meaning, back to the breakouts I used to have) :) 

There micro comedones don't worry i have them 2, something that help is aha or bha. right now my doc has me on antibiotics 
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Very bad experience while popping the cyst of  my arms, its swelled up and got red totally. but hopefully it will be OK in three to four days.

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