Hi, I am new to this website as of today and I figured I would make a post and share my story. I am 17 years old and I have moderate/severe acne. It started when I was only 11 years old and at first it was mild, mainly on my forehead, but by time i was only 12 years old it became SEVERE on my forehead, never on my cheeks though. Until I was around 14, then it spread to the rest of my face. My forehead cleared up completely but it was HORRIBLE on my cheeks and chin. Every day for the last 6 years i have suffered from acne. I havent experienced one single day of clear skin. Luckily, I graduated early, so only experienced about 2 years of high school. Kids made fun of me and would point out my acne in general conversations as if i didnt know it existed. At this point in my life, my self confidence is NON EXISTENT. I have spent many days in bed crying and screaming, and sad to say I attempted suicide over it once.
I have tried: Proactiv Nuetrogena Clean And Clear Zapzyt Cetaphil Olay products...ANY over the counter product name it i have tried it. I have also tried EVERY single home remedy there is out there. My acne has me so obsessive over it and I find myself spending hours on the internet a day looking up cures...as if i havent tried them all already. I have a super clean diet and eat salad and take vitamins and fish and anything you can think, IVE TRIED. My question is, has anyone ever experienced a similar situation as me? This acne has taken over my life. and because of it i have literally 0 friends and i hardly go out in public because i dont want people to look at my face.I just want clear skin. Im sick of this its killing me.
About 2 weeks ago i decided to throw all of the products away, im sick of them! i just wash my face with water day and night in the shower and rub ice cubes on my face to calm the acne. My skin seems alot more balanced with the oils...but no major improvement in my skin so far. i still wake up everyday with at least 2 or 3 new pimples, ALSO though, it hasnt gotten any worse luckily. (ive waken up EVERYDAY of my life for 6 years experiencing at least 5-6 new pimples.)Does anyone have any advice?