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Am I Going To Have Acne Forever?

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I'm a 17 year old girl who started getting pimples at 11. It's had gotten mild-moderate at 15. It's also chronic acne. I'm trying dans regimen right now. My dad had really bad acne from 17-23 but he outgrew it and has beautiful skin to this day. My mom had perfect skin her whole life. It's perfect. I feel hopeless because I'm scared this is forever :( I went to the dermatologists and they prescribed me crap anti biotics...

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If you have the regime, then make sure you follow it precisely and don't get lazy. You will not have it forever however you need to prevent acne in the mean time, then hopefully you will out grow it like your father did. If the dermatologist gave you antibiotics, be patient and run its full course, they wont usually work overnight. Stay positive, you are so young and still have so much to offer. :)

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Don't worry, it does always seem like acne will go on forever but it's not, and I'm sure everyone who has acne thinks about their acne like that (me included). But the regimen is very effective, I'm using it now and I'm getting great results, and I'm sure you'll get great results too. Don't take antibiotics for acne they only work temporarily and will make your acne worse in the long run. Be positive and stay on the regimen, this website and forum is full of support and great advice. Don't feel like it's hopeless, we're all in this together and we'll all beat acne together smile.png


18 years old, acne sufferer for 5 years, both of my parents had acne into their 20s, many of my family members had acne, but not nearly as bad as mine.

What I currently use:

Cleanser: Basis Sensitive Skin Bar

Treatment: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Sunscreen (only during the day): Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 30 Sunblock


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Aww okay thanks guys you have given me some hope :') the regimen really has been working so far! Will continue it for sure!

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Aww okay thanks guys you have given me some hope :') the regimen really has been working so far! Will continue it for sure!

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I got told since I'm a woman I'm going to have acne for life. That's not true for every case right? Because I know many women myself who have never been bothered by acne after their teen years..

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I know you find what works for you!


THE ACNE CHALLENGE!!!


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Thank you! I think the regimen might be a good treatment!:)

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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What?

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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What?

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Believe me they do. Over 50% of adult women have acne. That's a lot! I'm not saying all... But since she got it shes already predispositioned to it for life. It's just a fact of life. She will be battling this her whole life. There are lots of members whom have acne for life on here. It's just sadly a problem for women.

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Believe me they do. Over 50% of adult women have acne. That's a lot! I'm not saying all... But since she got it shes already predispositioned to it for life. It's just a fact of life. She will be battling this her whole life. There are lots of members whom have acne for life on here. It's just sadly a problem for women.

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No there are tons of women who have horrible break outs there whole lives. It's only common sense. Unfortunately it doesn't go down with age. That's a common myth

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No there are tons of women who have horrible break outs there whole lives. It's only common sense. Unfortunately it doesn't go down with age. That's a common myth

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I was just like you when I was young, believe it or not, it will go away, is it because you have oily skin? Milk of Magnesia is the trick to help keep your skin dry and help with your acne. If you want their is more info on this website about acne, oily skin, makeup etc. this may help you *Moderator edit, URL removed – please read the board rules*

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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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My Current Treatment Plan

Morning: Lymecycline

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

My Log:

Acne status: continuing to break out, so demoralising!

"I would rather learn what it feels like to burn than feel nothing at all." ~ Ron Pope


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Yes your a female. Females have acne for life. I'm sorry to bring the burden of bad news.

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I'm sadly incredibly gullible so this makes me paranoid.neutral.gif

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Sorry though guys, look up outgrowing acne on YouTube: there's a video on there where I got my facts. Women can't outgrow acne.

And yahoo answers

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I'm sadly incredibly gullible so this makes me paranoid.neutral.gif

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My Current Treatment Plan

Morning: Lymecycline

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

My Log:

Acne status: continuing to break out, so demoralising!

"I would rather learn what it feels like to burn than feel nothing at all." ~ Ron Pope


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