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Member Since 16 Apr 2013
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In Topic: I'm Sick Of Chest Acne

29 May 2013 - 05:21 PM

I understand it's horrible isn't it. I was 14 when my problems first started and it is only now at 17 that I have found a treatment which works for me. I could ramble on forever about the treatments I have tried to get rid of my body acne if you would like? But I feel that the most important thing to realize (and what I wish I could tell my 14 year old self) is that having acne on your chest, back, face, whatever is just a part of growing up that most people go through. Don't ever think of yourself as suffering with acne, it is just something you have. If you want to wear that low cut top or that bikini, wear it because I promise you no one will say anything and at the end of the day if they do they aren't worth it. 


There are several things that I have taken away from having body acne. The first is that I have still had boyfriends but also when I ask boys how what they think about how I dress, which is very conservative and usually high neck clothing, they say that I dress modestly. Now believe me, there have been times when I wanted to wear a backless prom dress, but I think about it in a different light. Maybe there is a reason behind it. Don't let it effect your confidence at all! I used to go to a mixed school and the girls used to look flawless. Now I go to an all girls school and I realize that what I mistook for flawless beauty was just a lot of makeup and mirrors. Girls tend not to bother too much when they are around girls so I now know what real beauty is. Just know you are worth as much as the next girl no matter what she looks like. We all have our flaws. 

In Topic: Back Acne, Small And Large Red Lumps ! Help...

29 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

I have been on basically every antibiotic that is going for the treatment of bacne. None worked. What my GP and Dermatologist failed to tell me was that antibiotics do not help to cure acne or even prevent it. Their task is simply to reduce the redness and inflammation that occurs. Mine was mild to moderate and I noticed absolutely no change with antibiotics or any tablet treatment. This wasn't through lack of trying or not finishing my course, we are talking five different antibiotics over 4 years. I felt it was hopeless, but hope is not lost! Topical treatments are the way forward. Retin A wasn't good for my skin as I had an allergic reaction but I've heard great things about it (but coming up to summer with lots of sun it might not be a good option) and I am currently on epiduo benzyl peroxide which is working wonders. My skin is virtually clear of spots and I am just waiting for my skin to heal. I would be happy to answer any further questions you have on other treatments as believe me I have tried everything! Natural remedies, light therapies... everything...

In Topic: Cetaphil Moisturiser Too Heavy For My Skin?!

29 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

I don't have particularly oily skin but I didn't want a moisturizer which was very heavy so I use ZeroAQS (which smells of primary school paint tubs unfortunately) and also Aqueous Cream which are both emollient moisturisers. You can use them as a wash as well which is good if you don't want to get greasy skin. I use these along side benzyl peroxide and I used to use them when I use Retin A.  

In Topic: Warning: For Any Of You Considering That Baby Powder Treatment

15 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

Plus it has the same effect as putting sudocrem on for example, it doesn't help instead rather it acts as a masking product making it look better.