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#1 Inneed123

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

Hi. I'm a teen whoes been suffering ever since puberty. As the years have gone by, my confidence has begun to drop to a point that i can't speak in public, take a photo in public, or even talk to girls. I have become extremely self concious, and feel as though i am restricted because of my acne. 

 

In terms of what i use on my skin, i do the following as part of my daily routine. I shower every morning, and only recently have begun washing my face with a dove soup bar. After showering all i do is moisturise with a cream called "doublebase gel." And thats it! I've tried a few masks before, but i only tried it for a couple of days and saw no differnece - hence i lost hope in them. I have little money, if not no money to be spending on products, so im stuck for what to buy. 

 

I'll upload a picture of my cheek and around my eye (It's mainly just red eczema around my eye, not acne)

 

Any advice as to how to help clear my skin would be greatly appreciated!

 

Oh, and i do try to drink water regularly and i do excercise quite alot. However, my diet isn't so great.

 

Thanks alot.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:38 AM

You might want to see a Dermatologist(make sure you call them  first that they offer a free consultation) to see what they can do to clear your acne up.  It's always best to even get a 2nd or even a 3rd opinion from a Doctor to see more or less if they come to the same conclusion in how to clear your Acne & see who gives you a good deal on your money spent.   Do a Google search on the Doctors full name to see if he is a reputable Doctor.   Also    Avoid Junk Food & Greasy Foods.   If you don't have money have your Parents help you & tell them this is extremely important to you &  killing your self esteem with the Ladies.     Another thing I might add make sure you washed your bed sheets especially your pillows regularly so the bacteria doesn't continue to hit your face while you sleep so your pillows are freshly clean. 

 

Being stressed out can also cause break outs.   And make sure  you get plenty of Sleep on a nightly basis.  When you visit make sure you are 100% honest with your Dermatologist with what you eat &  your daily living.    I'm not so sure it's a good idea to wash your face with soap as it could cause your skin to be even dryer, but moisturizing it is a good thing.   Also I've heard inbalance Hormones could come into play with some of us breaking out during most of our teenage years.  Also I forgot to add one last thing when you dry your face off with a towel be careful not to over do it aggressively as you could cause scarring that way.   Do it lightly when you dry off your face. 


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:28 AM

I see active acne, but luckily minimal true scarring.   I know you may have little money, but I would exhaust every avenue to see a dermatologist.  You are at the perfect stage to treat your acne and prevent scarring.    Trust me, treating scars will cost infinitely more than paying to see a dermatologist.  

 

Not sure what anyone can offer you in terms of advice if you can't buy products or see a doctor.  Invest the money, you will thank yourself for it.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

This is brilliant advice.  You really do need to do everything you possibly can to see a Derm to clear up your acne and prevent scarring because the scars will be much more difficult to deal with - both physically and mentally. 

 

I see active acne, but luckily minimal true scarring.   I know you may have little money, but I would exhaust every avenue to see a dermatologist.  You are at the perfect stage to treat your acne and prevent scarring.    Trust me, treating scars will cost infinitely more than paying to see a dermatologist.  

 

Not sure what anyone can offer you in terms of advice if you can't buy products or see a doctor.  Invest the money, you will thank yourself for it.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:10 AM

If this board had been around when I was 15, I would have begged, borrowed, stolen (okay maybe not that) and found a way to get my acne under control.  I would have exhausted every option.  

 

Especially  now that there is ObamaCare in place, you have options to find insurance.  If you are in college, you most likely have access to your school's insurance plan.  Don't stick your head in the sand thinking acne will go away.   Prevent the scarring, because that will be 100x's more difficult to treat folks....

 

OH.... and don't pick your acne !!!!   



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

If this board had been around when I was 15, I would have begged, borrowed, stolen (okay maybe not that) and found a way to get my acne under control. I would have exhausted every option. 

 

Likewise.  If I had known my face would have ended up with disfigured scarring from acne like it has, I would have kidnapped a Dermatologist if I had to lol (only joking kids, don't do this at home).



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

I've done so many medications since my acne got worse. If I could predict my adult time would be like this, I would do anything to treat acne since it appeared for first time. You won't know until you have many acne scars (I wish not) and you began to realize that preventing acne would give you many benefits than treating acne moreover if it has left you scarring. You'll have mental problem also.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:39 AM

Find a dermatologist that will give you accutane. Everything else is a band aid. Then treat any scarring if you have.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

Thanks so much guys for the advice. I'll be sure to visit a dermatologist and consult them about my lifestyle.

 

I thought that from the picture i showed above, that what i have is scarring? 

 

Is the acne i have quite bad compared to others?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:50 AM

Find a dermatologist that will give you accutane. Everything else is a band aid. Then treat any scarring if you have.

 

Accutane isn't for everybody. I had a derm who thought that it was a quick fix drug and lauded how it was a miracle cure. I wish for more than anything in the world that i never went near that drug. It has negatively affected my life hugely, and i have to live with the fallout for the rest of my life.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

Don't use roaccutane. This is a very serious medication with detrimental health consequences. Your acne is not bad at all. Please see my profile for tips. You must address your bad diet and start eating/ drinking VERY healthy longterm for longterm good skin and good health. Also, buy organic quality oil of wild oregano and place a few drops in a fresh veg/ fruit juice like apple/ beetroot/ carrot & drink it daily. It will clear your body of fungus/ parasites/ virus/ bacteria etc. Colloidal silver is also great to use internally & externally. Research dosage & application. 

You can also use 100% organic tea tree oil topically all over your face. Or you can use 100% lavender directly on pimples (just not on entire face as lavender oil is too drying). Another great cheap option is lemon juice placed directly on pimples or entire face (test first to ensure it isn't too strong for your face). Also, lemon juice is great to drink with spring water every morning. Very cleansing. You can also use thyme tinctures topicals.  

NB Don't over wash your face and stay away from harsh acne products/ washes. Instead use a mild natural non toxic cleanser or sea salt with water. You can finish off with a light rosehip oil cleanse to keep your skin supple & hydrated. Hydrated & supple skin stops scars from forming.

Other great topicals are beta glucan liquid (see Garden of Wisdom) and hyaluronic acid.

As a last resort, you can try retin a or niacinamide ointment (B3 ointment). These will help, but I believe you should try the other options first.

All the best.


 

PS Thanks for warning him Perigon.

Also, with the right healthy diet & safe non-toxic topicals, I'm sure you too can nurse your body back to health. It takes time, but the body has tremendous power to heal itself.


Edited by SilverOreganoOlive, 19 April 2014 - 08:06 PM.





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