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#21 Nyla

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:13 AM

lol i can't even do that because i'm adopted. :/

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

Well, I'm over 50 now. 

 

I had terrible acne when I was 12 - 17, a little better in my 20s but not much, a just a little better in my 30s. Chest acne stopped in my 30's and 40's. Facial acne dropped in my 40s

 

By late 40's my skin started getting a little drier, and post-menopause my skin is FLAWLESS. 

For the first time in my life I use a little moisturizer.

 

I work out a lot, and sweating causes no breakouts.

This is no doubt due to the changing hormones; menopause made my skin a little less oily and now I've got magazine-quality skin. 

 

The upside - all the oily skin for all those years (and no smoking and good sun protection) means no wrinkles.

 

There is a reward at the end.

The reason I joined this forum is to counter the post on here that said menopause will (definitely) make it worse.

 

If you're skin behaves as mine did, in another 25 years you'll be greatly rewarded. And, even though you've lost the beauty of youth, it's no less appreciated when you're over 50. You'll still care what you look like, even with rich life experiences under your belt.

 

Cheryl


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

It depends on the cause of your acne. If it's hormonal, and those hormones settle down with age, then it's a possibility. Genetic acne could still lessen (or worsen) with age, depending on different factors. Treat your acne today and then wait and see what happens tomorrow - maybe it'll go away with age, maybe not, but no point stressing over it when you can't predict the outcome.

 

Personally, I got terrible acne at 18, which has settled down with treatment now that I'm 20. My acne is from hormonal genetic problems go figure.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

I just wanted to add a note to anyone young reading this thread and feeling discouraged - remember you are talking to a *very* biased sample. Everyone on this forum is here because they have acne. The majority of people who outgrew it aren't here to say so!

I had mild/moderate acne as a teen that dropped off a lot in frequency but became more severe. So throughout my 20's and now into my early thirties I only get very occasional cysts (and a few smaller pimples here and there) but they take far longer to go away and now are more likely to scar.

But you might be just fine and be clear, like the majority of adults are the majority of the time.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:28 AM

Speak to your doctor/dermatologist about ACCUTANE. Best decision you could make for your skin... Some people require two courses for complete remission of acne. Courses can last 4-8 months. Works for 90% of patients. I was in your position, now 8 months later, I barely get any spots...
Just a suggestion.

#26 Alyssa Lee

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

Not in my experience. 

I've had acne for 8 years. 

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Speak to your doctor/dermatologist about ACCUTANE. Best decision you could make for your skin... Some people require two courses for complete remission of acne. Courses can last 4-8 months. Works for 90% of patients. I was in your position, now 8 months later, I barely get any spots...
Just a suggestion.

But the side effects are too scary!!! :( 

Especially being a female. 



#27 Monicalovesben

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

It should. Most teens outgrow their acne after adolescence. Good luck!
(This site is very biased)

#28 JennaBean

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:28 PM

You should talk to your Derm about Accutane. I never had acne as a teen. Then BAM! Hit my 20's and I started getting cysts!
I wish I would have went on Accutane when it started. My skin has so much damage from it.
I might consider Accutane after I have children. I am almost 27 and STILL breakout.
I think it's better to have it as a teen. It's "normal" hormonal stuff. As an adult, it's just down right embarrassing.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

28 still have . it sucks . turned 28 last month . I felt so depressed never thought at 28 I will still be dealing with it ..  when ever I turn a year older I get sad cus I know is one more year that went by and was not able to fix my skin...



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

Not in my experience. 
I've had acne for 8 years. 
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Speak to your doctor/dermatologist about ACCUTANE. Best decision you could make for your skin... Some people require two courses for complete remission of acne. Courses can last 4-8 months. Works for 90% of patients. I was in your position, now 8 months later, I barely get any spots...
Just a suggestion.

But the side effects are too scary!!! :( 
Especially being a female. 

I totally understand, but even when I was taking my course there were plenty females taking it alongside me. I'm not trying to convince you to take it, just encouraging you. You're put on birth control pills, monitered month to month (if not more frequent) and I was given an emergency hotline to call if I wasnt feeling great. I still think it's the best solution to stubborn persistent, confidence killing acne. I got a bit of dry skin, lips and facial flushing but apart from that not much else!
It's absolutely your decision to make, but I'm just sharing my experience in case it helps.
Good luck!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

Acne is a manageable condition, it's just a matter of finding the right dermatologist and then finding the right treatment. For most people, it takes a few years of trial and error to find something that works. For some, over-the-counter topical creams are fine, for others, oral antibiotics or hormonal treatments work better, and yet others only respond to accutane, with multiple courses required in relatively rare circumstances. 

 

As you age, you may still have to fight acne, but you will be better informed and better able to keep them at bay. Don't give up the goal of having clear (or at least totally acceptable) skin, it's entirely possible! 

 

Start here: http://www.acne.org/treatments.html


Edited by purple123, 01 December 2013 - 05:52 PM.





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