I've stumbled upon this forum a few times but this is my first post here. I've had acne for TEN YEARS and am completely losing my mind over it! That's 10 years of regimens, 10 years of doctor visits, 10 years of smothering my face with makeup, and 10 years of frustration and embarrassment. I'm 24 years old and in college, and people never believe me when i tell them how old i am which I absolutely know is due to my acne. Right now, my face is literally the worst it's ever been in my life. I am covered in blemishes from my forehead to my chin (both painful/cystic and not); not to mention the discoloration and scars from years gone by. How is this possible at 24? I have never met anyone else with this problem at my age (or honestly since high school)! I have tried EVERYTHING from birth control pills, oral antibiotics, prescription/OTC creams and ointments, Proactiv and other regimes, and even accutane. Everything always works for me at the beginning and I get so excited, but then the results prove to be very short-lived. Even with accutane the effects only lasted a few months after finishing treatment and now I'm back to where I started. So besides venting my frustration, I'm wondering if anyone else can relate to being older with chronic acne and if anyone has any treatment tips/coping mechanisms (for treatments, I'm talking very unconventional as I literally believe I've tried everything out there)? Does anyone know when this will stop? I mean, there's no way I'll be 30 with teenager-like acne, right?! Thank you so much for reading this.