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Acne Is Controlling My Life

22 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hello All,

I've suffered from acne for nearly two years now- I am a sixteen year old girl. I know that people say 'it's just your hormones and puberty, it will go away', but it's not going away, it's just getting worse. I used to have a few whiteheads and red sore pimples on my chin, and that I could deal with, but over the past year it has spread to the sides of my mouth and down, to my cheeks, and all over my chin. My right side is especially bad. It is so angry, and the pimples are small, but in huge clusters which make my skin look so bumpy when makeup is applied- and if makeup isn't applied, they look like huge red rashes. I am currently abroad in Sweden, and I've tried every single product there is, basically.. Nothing will clear it up, not doxycycline from my home country (Australia) nor cleansers, toners, moisturizers.. Nothing!


I'm really at my wits end. Acne is taking over my life. I don't want to leave the house, I don't want my friends here to see me, nor my host family. I don't want to go anywhere, I have covered all the mirrors in my bedroom with blankets so I don't have to look in them- I hate even putting on makeup because then I have to take the time to look at every.single.pimple as i cover them, like covering an angry rash almost.


I think acne is nearly causing me to become depressed, and I don't know how to deal with it anymore. I've just given up on trying to make it better, because I feel like it won't ever be better. I feel like if my acne goes away I can face the world again, and be happy, but it's there alright, and I hate myself for it...


How can I deal emotionally, (and physically!?) with my skin problems!?