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#1 JSM1894


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

Just seems like there is no point anymore. My freshman year of college was spent sitting in my dorm because I didn't want to show my face anywhere. Just when it seems like the acne begins to go away, I have a horrible break out. Things I used to love doing like playing baseball and lifting, I don't do anymore because my face is just awful. It seems like all of my friends have perfect skin, and I'm the odd one out. My first oral medication didnt work, and I'm beginning to enter a state of depression. Day after day goes by, and I just honestly don't want to live anymore....

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Hi :)


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Okay now that you have seen it all, you can trust me in that I know show you feel. I had severe acne about 10 months ago and was in a similar place my life. Acne takes a big toll in a person life, and it it completely normal to feel how you are feeling. i am glad you came to this site because this site it what will get you clear. As far as the treatment I have use to get me 100% clear I used... Dan Kerns Regimen. This is what cleared me. I went form 60+ blood pimples, which included cysts, pustules, whiteheads, and blackheads to none in less than three months. There are soooooo many people that have started this regimen and have had great success with it! 


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#3 Ladolcevita95


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

You should give Accutane a try! It's often used by those who have tried "everything else". It's a typicaly a harsh 5-6 month treatment, but in the end it's worth it. Ance clears and remains that way for the majority :D There's always hope lol!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

yeah im at that point in my life . i just did smoothbeam laser for 6 months and just waisted my money..  the derm told me  it was weird that it did not cure my acne . that it had never happen before .. that all her other patients she had treated with the laser had worked for them...and not just money  i have  lost  .but i have also lost  a huge part of the hope i had for finding a cure for my skin.  i feel like theirs something wrong with me . come on not even laser works on me !!! im feeling sad and depressed ..

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hi there,


I felt that way only a couple short weeks ago. I read everything that there was to read about acne. These are all the things I tried:

Daniel Kern regimen

No diary diets

Raw food diets

ZenMed (topical and pills)


Tried washing with just all natural stuff and stopped using BP (I was sure, for the moment, I was causing the acne myself by using harsh things on my skin like BP)


I tried and tried and tried and everytime I looked in the mirror there were more. New ones. Big ones. I effected everything, just as your described above. I just finally broke down crying one night after a friend I hadn't seen in a while asked me "what was going on my skin?". I am 32 years old and I found that moment so embarrassing. I figured she thought I had bad hygien and that is why I looked the way I do, which couldn't be further from the truth.


Please please don't give up. There is so much more to you then your skin and I know YOU WILL clear it up.


I hesitate to share this because it seems like there is much anti-proactive stuff on this site, but honestly, that is where I turned. That night that I was crying I just said "screw it" and I ordered online. I did it through amazon so I could try for a month and it won't be automatic. Guess what? I swear it worked for me. I was clear in like 3 days. I still can't believe it. I still have the red marks from where the acne was. Also my face is really dry. I think that is because the face wash has BP in it, plus I put the BP on my skin as step 3. (which is the total oposite of my no BP trial) I am convienced that my skin needs a lot of BP and this plus the exfoliate nature of the wash is why it works so well for me. I use Dan's moisturizer on my skin since the proactive is drying it out.


I hope that prehaps this gives you hope. I am not sure you are going to jump online and buy what worked for me or not, but I am sure that what works for you is out there and if you don't give up-YOU WILL FIND IT.


Hang in there,



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Im feeling same as you 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

I FEEL YA. i have adult acne which isnt going away and its been several years now

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:23 PM


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

After using proactive for years I decided it was time to call it quits. My face never looked so horrible; I was never so insecure. Desperate to find a solution and not able to visit a dermatologist, I felt so hopeless. Obviously I still tried those over the counter stuff, and I would glob it on to no avail. I tried leaving it alone. I tried a new diet. I would like to say I tried everything short of putting urine on my face. 
Some of you may look at that picture and get disgusted. Others may sympathize. Imagine walking around with that all day long. Imagine the comments you might get. The stares you would notice. The horror of looking in the mirror. That was my life for months. And even now after my skin is clear I avoid light, and I don't like to get close to people. Acne is so emotionally painful, its not vanity. Its pure pain that you wear on your skin that everybody sees.
So after ranting on the proactive review on acne.org I did some researching. I was on this website for hours and hours. Searching for ANYTHING that could end my nightmare, could end the 'advice' people try to give that just make me feel worse. I read about natural products. I read that it takes a while to kick in but it could help. I also read where the creators of this website wrote that its not that reliable.But me, despising having red and dried out skin (from salicylic acid, benzonyl  peroxide), decided to go for something more gentle. 

Now I really feel my self esteem coming back. I am only left with subtle scars. As long as you keep strict to the treatment your pimples should go away and stay away! 

This is my blog of my journey through all the products. A warning, it will probably not work for everyone. But it worked for me! My face was covered in big red pimples, whiteheads, and scars. Now I just have to wait for the scars to heal! I would advise to try it!
Below are before and after. I only started this treatment a month and a half ago! Now I do not get ANYMORE pimples (except when I get lazy with the regimen). My skin feels soft and healthy. I now do not have oil pouring out of my skin every second. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have left all of those drugstore products away! And even better is that the products are actually good for your skin! 
I will post my regimen soon smile.png Share your story with me, ask any question, or just say hello. I know how painful it is. I'm here for you and you will get great skin. 
Just a friendly reminder, don't be discouraged if you don't see results right away. It takes patience. Because it is natural it takes longer to work HOWEVER it keeps the pimples away permanently.