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Same as above.

I would tell myself a bunch of things actually: "Dont use proactive solution, it'll make your skin look horrible and give you scars for years, Go to a dermatologist, Dont scratch, Toothpaste doesn't work, Stand up for the other kids that are made fun of for having acne and be their friend"

I might also say: "Go rob a bank to get money and make a commercial to counter the bullshit proactive solution tells in their commercials"

I dont know if anyone has a similar experience with proactive but I seriously do. I dont know what I'd do if I met the owner of that.

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Stay on Accutane more than two months the first time I had it really bad, stupid doctor.

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Yea I used proactive before anything else when I really began having an acne issue..It made my skin great for a few days and then everything went to hell from there.. It got two times worse..But I do know some people who it works for but they have really really mild acne.. And most of them are men.

If I could go back to when I was a teen and began getting mild acne I would have bugged my parents to see a derm or some sort of specialist.. BUT Derms sometimes I feel are less informed than we are or can be. I would educate yourself as much as you can about the disease..

Different things seem to work for different people..

Some people swear by raw organic diets, or cutting milk and dairy out of their diets.. Some people's digestion is not very good and so there are supplements to help your body better get the nutrients from food, for some people it is hormonal and others its food allergies.. This what I have learned from 5 years of hard core research. It consumes so much of my time and still I have not cleared my acne.. We always hope that the next thing we try will be IT! But none of us really know until we stumble upon it, or we don't at all and just live with it for the rest of our lives.... Which totally sucks of course.

I still cannot fathom how we can cure all these crazy diseases in the world today, BUT NO ONE has come up will the real ROOT cause and CURE for ACNE!! WTF!!

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To try and stop it earlier rather than later. Be more clever, alert and logical when it comes to what could effect me

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buckle up.. it's gona be a looooooong ride...(over 10 years to be exact)

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please....PLEASE....PLEASE.....PLEASE....PLEASE...PLEASE....PLEASE.....PLEASE...

DO NOT WEAR MAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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future me: shiet man your fucked.

past me reply: wtf u talking aobut?

future me: peace time machine limit 5 seconds.

past me reply: wtf..

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Man, I love this thread topic.

If I could turn the page, and relive life all over again, I would tell myself that worrying about my acne will only lead to a path of total destruction.

Not only on the outside, but more importantly on the inside. I would've told myself to treat my acne right away and not worry about how bad it would get because of the treatments and just ride it out day by day and chart the progress. So, it wouldn't seem so bad as it appeared.

I would tell myself about how diet impacts your skin and what you put into your body, you will wear and feel it on the outside and internally.

I would tell myself quit worrying about your acne, in regards to girls and get that job and let the peace of having direction in your life bring a girl with and don't agonize over not having a girl in your life but be concerned everything else first.

When you focus on the little things in life, the big things take care of themselves.

I would tell myself quit holding so much hate in your life and forget about those friends or people who weren't so friendly. But to reach out to someone else and quit thinking about yourself.

Atleast, you put people in your life that would genuinely care or atleast show appreciation; Rather, than clinging to or being at the mercy of those who aren't including you in their lives. Which, also goes with being so dependant on those people and learn to stand on your own and face the world and be social.

I would've said: apply, do what your good at and hang on to it. Don't expect your entitlements to come true and don't count on to many people to make things come about. it's up to you, to get you where you want happen in your life.

O, Depression is a...............Just don't go down that road.

Though, obviously this is wishful thinking on the OPs part but someone will benefit reading this thread thats just going through or starting out with acne in their life.

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haha ^ is right. this was very much wishful thinking on my part. someday i'll learn to stop wishing so much for things that will never be.

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do not go on antibiotics and topicals.. go straight for accutane. because i've been using antibiotics/topicals since i was 14 and 5 years later, my skin is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY worse than it was before antibiotics.. so bad that the only thing that i haven't tried is accutane.

diet plays a big part i think because when i was drinking a lot of green tea/ water my skin was pretty flawless ( or my hormones were calmer)

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"Get off your lazy ass, go to acne.org, and order the regimen NAO!"

Seriously, if i would of known about this sooner, and that it would WORK, i wouldve saved myself years of destruction and low self esteem.

But now i know what to suggest to my kids if i ever have any... i can see it now, i'll get them into the habit of good skin hygiene and they'll be the prettiest kids in the whole town, while everyone elses kids are getting acne ^_^

TAKE THAT BULLIES, GO POP YOUR PIMPLES AND LEAVE MY PRECIOUS SMOOTH SKINNED KIDS ALONE

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