Hi, I'm Chris 15 years old from the UK.
I'm 15 years old, I've had acne since the age of 11 or 12 very mildly and then around 12-13 it started to become visible.
I dealt with it, applying standard over the counter treatments which helped and when I went to boarding school in the county side for about 8-9 months when I was 13 my skin became better and spots became less regular.
I returned back to my home in the city before the age of 14. I was managing to live with my acne, as it was a constant up-down basis, some weeks being okay, others being not to good.
Until around September 2012 where everything got really good, the acne seemed to be going away! I found a topical oil treatment my Mum lent to me and my skin was getting better on the rise.
I went to my cousin's for the week, returned and my acne then burst. Progressively, day by day my acne got worse and worse. I went crazy, trying to add proactiv helped a bit.. and then made it worse and worse until It got so bad, there was barely a gap on my face that didn't hurt like hell and look like sh** ...
Guys commented on it at school, girls didn't really talk to me and all in all i felt terrible. It was a bad time.
We got recommended to see a dermatologist and I got 50mg a day for 6 months on accutane which changed my life.
It basically completely cured me, except for the odd mark or two I had pretty much perfect skin.
But in the last 2 weeks consistent spots have been re-occuring on my face, it isn't too bad at the minute but around 3 or so would just pop out after a sleep or so and it seems like the process may be restarting. My mum says I may be getting a little paranoid.. but despite being small I am cautious.
What should I do? Any ideas from anyone? Any Post Accuane experiences? Thanks for your help!