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My Story.



Hello to anyone who is reading this. If your interested this is going to be my acne story as a 13 year old. If you have any questions or advice please comment! 

Ill try try not to go on and bore you lot but I think it needs to be said having acne isn't easy at all. "Normal" people will moan about having one spot on their face when you have to walk around with a face full of nasty, painful spots which leave marks on your gorgeous skin. I'm 13 (turning 14 next month) and have suffered with acne for nearly 2 years now! Enjoy....

Backgroud, in primary school I had a problem with my skin because I had bad pimples (teenage spots). At this time I was only 9,10 and 11. This is hard for me because i looked different from others and I felt "pushed out". That cleared up because I got special cream (sorry can't remember it lol).
I then go onto to start secondary's school aged 12 and I had clear skin. I was loving life. December I started developing them small pimples again, in my head I thought oh it's just hormonal because I'm growing up and I didn't think much of it. This got worse from about January - April. Little did I know I developed acne. I was starting to feel "not right", I say that because that's not the worst I've ever felt. My mum took me to the doctor and I got prescribed with Benzoyl Peroxide which U clogs pores. It also helps stop bacteria from growing and causing acne, pimples and cystic acne (which I had). This made my skin worse at first but eventually got better, but I still  wasn't happy. I felt ugly. Worthless. Dirty. And all bad stuff that a 12 year old doesn't need to feel and rightly doesn't want to feel. I got sent to see the dermatologist who gave me antibiotics. This wasn't now June? I'm questioning myself because I can tell even remember lol. Anywaysss, tjis worked but I was still left with bad bad bad scars on my face. I went on holiday and I stopped applying my cream but still took my tablets. I came home and I started doing the cream again. My face was finally looking better and actually clearing up. Let me skip from October-June because my skin was so clear and so gooooood, life was amazing. June was when I started getting pimples again and they were only small. I didn't kind this due to the fact I had clear skin. *editing this and reading it over, yes I got spot she during my period like any other normal woman* jus before I went on holiday I had my last visit to the dermatologist and she told me to stop the antibiotics. This was a massive step for me because i thought that wasn't saving my skin. I went on holiday antibiotic free and had a great time. i came home and things went down hill from then on tbh. I started getting more and more teenager spot so and I had more acne. My mum made a appointment to go and see the doctor again because it was getting me down and I dontwant it coming back because it was sooo bad. She prescribed me with the Yasmin pill (birth control) to try and reduce my spots. I tried this for a week and it still wasn't good enough so I sent back on the anitbiotics.  

So right now 17.10.17 I am on 4 antibiotics a day, 1 birth control pill (for obvious reasons) and still doing the cream. 

This is is my story with not very muchhhh detail. I didn't add how I've felt about the wholeeee situation and I will hopefully do that in another blog post. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and yeah, see you next time❤️❤️❤️


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