I try to explain to them when im crying about my skin and they are all "its not that bad" "its going to go away its just hormones" "honey dont be so sad you still look pretty" i say, think of my acne as a red scaly rash on your arm. If you had this rash for a couple days it may worry you right... you buy rash creme, maybe cover it up by wearing long clothing to hide it from friends or family (avoid swimming and public areas). If OTC medicine does not work long term and the rash keeps reappearing even after you thought it left you will begin researching other remedies for clearing the rash. You try a different diet and spend hours in your bathroom trying things and TRYING SO HARD to think positive and Once you have tried 12398291-093821 zillion different things and nothing works and 6 years later you have the rash still which has now spread to other areas and just makes you feel like crawling in a box and hiding. THATS HOW I FEEL FUCKIN PISSSSSSED OFFFF! sorry had had had to vent right now.