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SpongeCake

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Really Had Enough Now...sudden Breakout On Right Side Of Face - Pics Included

09 February 2014 - 11:28 AM

I'm 25 years old and have lived with acne for many, many years.
It's horrendously exhausting, both mentally and physically. The only time I was free of it was during the time I was the contraceptive pill Yasmin, I had to come off of that because it was making my anxiety and depression worse though.

I haven't changed anything about my lifestyle and the last week has seen a massive outbreak on the right side of my face...it's really red and inflamed as you can see by the photo. Take note the left side of my face is pretty much clear, except for a few scars and some spots around my jawline.

Is it worth trying to cut out dairy? I only ever have it with cereal in the morning, a splash in my cup of tea and occasionally I have cheese. I very rarely have yogurt or butter.

I have just ordered some Manuka Honey online, high strength...very expensive so hoping it will work! Otherwise I'm back to the drawing board and thinking of going to my GP to get some DUAC gel as it seemed to work last time.

I wash my face daily with Eau Thermale Avene lotion...I use Neutrogena oil free moisturiser and when wearing makeup, I have an oil free foundation. I also change my pillow case regularly.

Manuka Honey?

06 February 2014 - 02:31 AM

I'm thinking of purchasing some - it's £22.00 (I'm from the UK) which seems a lot for a 250g pot, however I've heard great things.
My acne is moderate I suppose and I'm currently experiencing quite a bad break out. I believe it's hormonal as when I went on the pill two years ago, it cleared up completely. It turned me into a very angry and emotional person though so wasn't very good for my all round well being.

Has anyone had any experience with Manuka? Do I just dab it on the spots? I don't really want to do a mask straight away. And do I also eat it?
The brand I'm thinking of getting is on Amazon and is called "Steens Wellbeing 20+ active". I assume the 20+ is the strength?

2 photos attached of my current skin issue (with make up on!) I use oil free foundation - just about to go to work so can't get away with not using any.
Thanks guys!

Feeling Lost And Depressed

02 January 2014 - 06:09 AM

I'm almost 25 and my acne is out of control.

I can't believe I've suffered so many years of it with no reprieve.

Throughout my teenage/young adult life I have suffered. Nothing seems to alleviate it.

The one thing that worked was going on the contraceptive pill Yasmin, this turned me into a emotional wreck.
I can't live my life like this anymore.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and I feel like I want to kill myself, I'm a monster and how could anyone look at me without pure revulsion?

My Neck Acne. Pic Attached.

29 December 2013 - 04:00 AM

This is my neck acne.

I have never had it on my neck before but suddenly it's appeared here, on my chin and jawline. I know it's probably hormonal but it's really irritating. Sorry it's not a very flattering photo!

Does anyone reckon it's anything to do with wearing a scarf in the winter? I wear one pretty much everyday (I'm from the UK) and probably will have to until at least march.

Went For A Walk With No Makeup Today. Felt So Embarrassed, Hate This.

28 December 2013 - 06:43 AM

As the title states.

I felt so bare and ugly.

I knew it was probably better for my skin but it didn't feel good at all.

Anyone else feel like this?