I'm a 17 year old boy and turn 18 in next month. I'm from Denmark in a small town near Copenhagen. It's a town where everybody know me and I know everybody. That's why I hate where I live. Because everybody knows that I have acne and I hate that.
My acne started about when was turning 16. It has been times with both bad and good periods.
I have always been very quiet and shy. But when I was 15, I started to interest in how I was looking. I began to use hair wax and use more time on shopping cloth. Well, normal things for a teenager.
The girls began to notice me and I got the most beautiful girlfriend. I was filled with confidence in that time. I loved to be social, get new friends and being around with my girlfriend. I loved myself and that period in my life.
I won’t forget that period of my life. I was turned from a shy boy to a very open and social boy.
But after some time my girlfriend broke up. It was about that time that I began to get acne. It came like a bomb.
The first days with acne I was filled with small, red spots. And they didn't disappear. It damaged my confidence a lot!
After some time with a mild/moderate acne I met a new girl. She was very supportive about my acne, which gave me a lot of confidence. But right before my 16th birthday, she was cheating on me. It was on the same day I got a bad, bad knee injury at a football match. It took 8 months before I could run again.
My confidence has been low since that. Very low in some periods. I can’t even look people in the eyes when they are talking to me anymore.
My regimen is right now:
DSC cleanser and DSC moisturizer (DSC is a Danish brand) – it’s not that good. But I don’t buy things from USA because I live in Denmark.
Use drops with Vitamin E in my moisturizer when my skin is flaking.
I’m using tea tree oil to my bacne, which helps a lot!
I drink a lot of water and eat fruit every day. Also play a lot of football.
Right now I’m planning to see a doctor to see if I can get some tetracycline. My cousin is taking them right now and is almost cleared up.
My 18th birthday is coming up and I need to get rid of my acne! So I think it will be a great thing to write down what I’m going through right now.
My first acne (me at left): http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/22565_1318782245959_1122842234_968176_5515095_n.jpg
Autumn in 2011 - I think it's the only time after my first acne, where I have cleared up totally: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/37154_1647864993317_1137715071_31822828_5448168_n.jpg
Me right now:
Any good cleansers and moisturizers that you can buy in Europe?