My name is Kelly. I am a 16 year old girl that has sensitive, acne-prone skin. I am currently writing an essay on acne and adolescence sadness. My research question is: "How does one's perception on acne influence adolescence sadness?"
I created a survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HeZVnz2LZZ15QRWfZed_lK3E0pg6w_V4-K8mwHxth28/viewform for people specifically teenagers to complete. I would really appreciate if you did. They are short questions and it is ANONYMOUS.
My Mini "Background"
Here is a little bit of background about my acne. I started getting pimples when I was in 5th grade. I believe I was 10 years old. I tried so many products from over-the-counter to home DIY (do it yourself) masks. Nothing seemed to work and it is frustrating. I am currently using Acne.org products. My acne is mild to moderate. Just like many of you all, I hope to have a clear face one of these days.
I understand it is hard and sucks because we all want to have a clear face so bad! It hurts to look at yourself in the mirror and see bumps... </3
I don't have any friends that could relate with me because they don't have acne... My younger sister (15) use to have acne, but her face is basically clear now.
My "Experience" with Acne.org
I think I first tried Acne.org towards the end of 2011...it worked quite well...but then I got tired of the regimen (Summer 2012) and decided to explore and try The Body Shop. I tried the Tea Tree line, Sensitive line, and seaweed? I think... it was the seaweed that broke me out. Looking back at pictures, my acne was pretty bad. Probably at its worst. I used acne.org again...(August 2012) it calmed my acne down...
When I ran out, I just used Cetaphil. It seemed to keep it calm, but it got bad again...so I bought Acne.org again...(August/September 2013)
I wish I started an actual acne blog (because all I ever did on Tumblr was complain about my hatred towards acne, but I did recently started taking pictures of my acne) sooner because I can barely remember what happened to my skin and when it happened... :/
Sorry this post is all over the place
Good luck to everyone! I am happy I am not alone!