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First Blog.



Hi everyone, I just joined this website today because i have been struggling with acne, whether mild or servere my whole life. I'm not going to upload a picture just yet, because I want to see how this turns out first.

A little bit about me; I'm Lexi, a half black half white 17 year old girl who struggles with the --dare I say it -- pizza face. I am self concious everywhere i go, and no matter what concealed or foundation I use, I am always paranoid that people are just looking at my acne, and nothing else. I hate it. I hate looking in the mirror or going to the beach. I have chest and back acne as well. And it all turns into scarring.

Since my complexion is darker than a completely white person, my acne tends to be dark / red and scar , leaving dark marks, instead of just being red and leaving a little remainder behined. Every zit I have ever had, I believe has turned into a dark mark. My cheeks are the worst part of my face; so ugly and blotchy. Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I have the urge to cry, or do cry. I just want them gone.

I have pretty much tried every cream on the market--AcneFree, Neutorgena, clearasil, Clean and Clear, you name it. I didn't try proactive because I heard if you stop using it, the acne comes back ten fold. And its a very pricey treatment to stick with.

I even tried dudu osun black soap. But don't even get me started on that. I read so many promising reviews that i bought it, but all it did was make my skin feel dry and it smelled horrid. It made my back so dry that when i would bend over to pick something up, my back would feel like it was splitting and it would sting like crazy. So i stopped.

I want to find an acne sufferer like me out there. Someone who relates to what I'm going through , or even someone who can just give me ideas on what to use. This condition is dragging my self esteem through the floor. I'm getting less and less confident each day and it needs to stop. I only get one life. And so far its been a disaster from this stupid disease. I need answers.

More blogs to come!


I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. Everyone is different and reacts differently to different types of treatment, so i cant say i know EXACTLY what will work for you. First though, I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist. They are the professionals after all. But from personal experience, Neutrogena Body Wash really helped clear up the acne that I got on my chest and shoulders from time to time. You said you've tried Neutrogena before but maybe not the body wash? Hope this helps!!!

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Hi Lexii,

I am mixed too, not that it matters when it comes to acne. It is an equal opportunity destroyer. But anyhow, I think seeing a dermatologist is a good first step. The disease you have (I have it too), is treatable. There are medications you can use that will stop the breakouts. I had a "pizza face" too. It was painful and I used to cry myself to sleep some nights just from the physical pain of having so many infections in my pores. It hurt emotionally and physically. I finally got in to see a derm three years ago and right away my skin got better. Now three years later, zero pimples for months on end. I have had two zits in the last six months. Antibiotics, topicals...all work wonders.

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