I started getting pimples in the seventh grade so i was about twelve years old. I didn't think much of it because a lot of the kids at school had it too, It was really mild though. I did use products like clean & clear, acne free, clearasil, but i regret not being persistent, I was only twelve and i would get lazy to do the regimens, I regret it tho because for the past several years it got worst, It has been six years now. And i can say I have tried EVERY THING, from natural remedies, ads on TV, burts bees, lush products and nothing has worked. I thought even changing my diet would help because my mom would always tell me to "stop eating greasy foods and my face will clear up". I was up to the challenge and i started running everyday and stopped eating junk food, dairy products, even MEAT!! I now eat very little to no food and drink alot of water. I was clearing up a little but then it just went back to being severe. Instead of helping clear up my face i lost 45 pounds! I started university and everyone i mean EVERY ONE has clear skin! I feel when Im walking by everyone just stares at me. It has really damaged my emotional life because i have no friends, I have never had a boyfriend, I cry to myself a lot and just wish i would die. I can't get a job because of my acne. I had a job for like two months and little kids would always look at me and say "EWWWW!!" in front of everyone. Some would question their parents "Why does she have a ugly spotty face, mommy?" and some would just look at me and make faces at me. Random people ALWAYS stop me and tell me they have the cure but i just listen to them nod my head because i know it wont work. I get mad at my mom when she tells me im beautiful but i get mad because i know shes only saying it to make me feel better. The only place im beautiful is from the inside but not one guy has ever got the chance to get to know me because of my image, Please help, I cant go on looking like this.
You simply cannot allow your acne problems to control you. It sounds trite of course, but you are doing a massive disservice to yourself by living amongst self-replicating negativity. I understand comments, particularly from children, are very damaging, but I promise you that a good portion of the things you encounter are imagined. You are always going to be the most intimate with your own face, therefore even tiny flaws will stand out like grotesque monuments should you spend to long making them so. Your mother is not spinning lies either, acne does not inhibit beauty. One can clearly see from your avatar that you have a very pleasant and warm appearance-your acne may be a problem, but it doesn't make you a troll. Misinformation wont help your cause, and there will be plenty of people who might have false perceptions of why or what causes acne-but don't let ignorance dictate the course and pace of your life. You are young-enjoy it. It sucks seeing the porcelain masses parade around you seemingly everywhere, many of us have been in those shoes, but your experience with acne does not have to be an endless tailspin. There is a tremendous strength in people like you, I want to stress that, one that cant be plucked from the air by others or gathered through happenstance. Acne is, without question an opposing force, but you can use this opposition in a positive way. Try accepting your bravery over your shame. Appreciate your strength and diligence, your fortitude in coping with a problem that would have driven others into hysterical straights loooooooong before you even started looking online for help. These traits are far more engaging and wondrous than some perfectly smooth face without so much as a pock-mark for character. Don't believe the hype.
A solution exists, many people in this thread have suggested treatment options, i think you should determine that course yourself under the guidance of a dermatologist
And please, remember, if you dwell in a negative place, everything around you will seem sour and plotting. You have the confidence to post pictures of yourself online and without the smokescreen of makeup of kind lighting-you have the confidence to live your life happily, you just dont know it yet.
Good luck, you are pretty cool.