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I wonder if I can win this forum with this post

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So today was tough. I just lost a relationship because my acne held me back. I couldn't go out with her if I was broken out and then I neglected her for a month and I texted her and it's basically over.

I'm 21 and because I have had severe acne all over my back, neck, shoulders, and chest since god knows when, I am still a virgin. Yes you read that correctly, you don't need glasses. The relationship never went that far even though opportunities were right f'ing there but I didn't want to take my shirt off and I just got anxiety so that shot my drive down to sh** and confused her. Oh yeah I have no experience so that doesn't help either. Somehow I salvaged it and we continued on for months. She was gorgeous.

I even met another girl in the process. She needed to go to the bathroom after we were out one night. I invited her into my place so she could go (I lived nearby). We chatted for a bit. Needless to say she was pissed when I escorted her to the door. She text me later telling me what she was gonna do and how I should have invited her over for the night. lol

So many opportunities with women (there are more but I want to keep this short). I always basically declined in one fashion or another. I just got anxiety and oh yeah....Acne. Everywhere. I was able to keep my face clear to some degree which is why I could meet women. Otherwise my confidence sucks and because of my BODY acne in the back of my mind I'm saying "What's the point. I know how this ends. Why put myself through this?". So my social skills suck because I always have my body acne, in particular, nagging at me and I can't commit to a good social exchange except sometimes when I'm not thinking about it but that's rare.

So talk about torture, huh? Definition for me: So close, yet so far.

There is good news however. I pray to GOD ALMIGHTY I DON'T JINX MYSELF BUT I'M GOING TO SAY IT ANYWAYS SO HERE IT GOES. I think I found a real f'ing solution.

I was searching these forums one day when my last attempt failed. I saw a thread with a TON of activity. I read it all and I went out and bought hibiclens and put it all over my body. Holy Sh*t.

I can't f'ing believe what I'm seeing. I get my worst acne after I masturbate, but to just test it I tried going at it (a lot) while on hibiclens and.....NOTHING.

All I have now is red spots. I need to get rid of these and and I'm good to go. I pray this is the real deal. I'm not even a religious man. I really really hope this can be the beginning of a new life for myself. I'm almost choking up writing and thinking about this. It seems like this and the end of my relationship perhaps is all just closing of one door and an opening of another.

I had to move back in with my mom (money) who happens to apply it to my back and even she is amazed. I know you were all on the edge of your seat wondering who applies it to my back if I don't have a girlfriend. Well there you go. :)

P.S Everyone please knock on wood. I really can't jinx this. I"m only superstitious with acne and sports.

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Wow, congrats! I really hope it will continue working! I haven't heard of this product either, but I have to research it now :D

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Thanks guys for the support. The stuff works by killing the acne bacteria plus a lot of other bacteria. What I do is exfoliate with a scrub and then apply. You need to exfoliate to allow it to get in. It's really powerful. After you apply it leave it for a few minutes and then wash off and moisturize. It hardly drys you at all and virtually no redness or anything. Its amazing. The whole process is pretty damn quick which I love.

The stuff is normally made for surgeons to sterilize their hands, arms, and body before surgery.

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I read a good portion of that thread about it and it did seem very interesting...how long have you been using it for? I also notice that I get the worse breakouts after I masturbate. I always tell myself "ok this is the last time..." then I do it the next day. It's effing hard. Luckily I *think* these products I'm using are working, I just have one huge breakout and I know for a fact that was a result of masturbation. If this stuff doesn't end up working I'm definitely going for the Hibiclens ^^

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I am so glad I know about this now cause I was really worried about what I would do if I get into med school cause I don't like to overwash my skin but if I been working in a hospital or surgury all day I will need to wash with something pretty strong to feel that my family are safe from infection. This stuff may be my answer and I could probably get it easily from work lol

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I have been using Hibiclens for about 10 days. There was no purging period or anything. I haven't had another breakout since using it....except in the areas I neglected like the sides of my neck. Now it goes on the side of my neck too.

I bought it at Rite Aid for 10.99 and I'm still on the same bottle with a good portion left.

I'm not sure but I think it might be called something different in the UK. It's a red liquid with a cinnamon smell to it. There might be a green liquid and I think there is a clear liquid version as well.

I read through the whole thread and it took me a couple days. I wouldn't buy it until I read it all. There is certainly some good advice in there which boils down to being very careful about not getting it in your eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

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Keep us updated if you don't mind. I really want to buy this stuff and try it (so I can stop using all these chemicals on my face) but I just spent $160 like a week ago on these new products...so I need some more convincing :D

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hmmm.... I'd like to hear more on this hibiclens as well. Im gonna buy it and try it.

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So, i'm not such a specialist but... where can this be bought? And is it this how it's called? "Hibiclens"? Any possible side-effects?

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If you go to their website it tells you different places you can buy it ^^ Since you're from Russia, I'm not exactly sure...do you guys have Wal-Marts and stuff there? If all else fails you can always buy online, Ebay or something.

@OP - what do you use to exfoliate? I just sent my mom out to get me some of this...hoping that it's good enough for me to be able to throw out the 20 other products I'm using >.<

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Thanks jay! Well, i've got some friends that live in spain, i'm pretty sure they must have a wallmart or something. Guess i'll call them and make a request. This sounds interesting and i'm getting intrigued.

Anyway what's the website?

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Man thats tough dealing with that and how its affected your sex life but i'm glad you've found a cure.................fingers crossed it just keeps getting better for you and its not long before you're doing the fancy bedroom tango with a lovely lass.

just dont get married and have kids though!.......otherwise it stops again........ha ha......only jesting!...............or am i?

no seriously good luck buddy :)

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I shave to exfoliate my face and neck. Upper face I use baking soda and water but I don't get much acne up there anymore.

For my back, chest, arms I use an exfoliating glove. You slip it on your hand and scrub. Hard to get to your back with it though. Go for one on a stick to reach there if needed.

Anyways for an update: So far so good. Nothing new. I'm thrilled.

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Nice dude.

I just used it for the first time. To exfoliate I used a 8% AHA gel, left it on for a minute, then used an electric toothbrush and washed it off. The Hibiclens is like...really runny so I didn't get alot on my skin because I was scared of getting it in my eyes/nose/ears/mouth but hopefully I got enough on to do the trick. Right now my skin is a little flaky and dry but it does feel very smooth, I actually hear like a squeaky clean sound when I wipe my face with water, I think this a good thing...lol. We will see how this goes :D

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Hey mate, I went through the EXACT same thing. I broke up with my girlfriend because of my facial acne (because I had no self-confidence) and went through a whole "healing" stage. I just wanted to let you know that there are others in a similar situation.

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The Word, that's really rough. With my relationship from day 1 I knew would be a losing battle the whole time unless I could find something to cure me. I took it one day at a time. Though it's hard not to look into future and talk about awesome things we wanted to do together. I'm getting over it pretty quickly. I think it's because I saw it coming for a long time, that I could mentally prepare for it. Or maybe it still has yet to hit me that it's actually over and she's never going to contact me again. Perhaps I'll break down in a pool of tears then. Hope not.

On the bright side I think acne has taught me to take relationships one day at a time and not emotionally invest too much too quickly. I think that's a lesson I can bring forth to when I'm clear. I still have a lot of red spots. I think I'm going to go to my doctor again to treat this now if there is anything.

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So far this stuff seems to be working equally as well as my previous regimen. I'm still breaking out though...:|

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Maybe you should stop avoiding girls and just embrace who you are. Maybe being intimate with girl will help with your acne. I know there are studies that suggest when a man isn't sexually active for a long time he can break out. There are people who think this is totally bogus but I have guy friends and they swear by this theory. Haha it sounds silly but hey having sex to get clear skin dosen't sound like a bad deal right?

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So far this stuff seems to be working equally as well as my previous regimen. I'm still breaking out though...:|

Ok here's how I do it in detail.

1. Exfoliate

2. with mildly wet hands add hibiclens into palm of hand rub hands together and apply to affected areas.

3. massage into skin for 30ish seconds.

4. let sit for a minute or two.

5. Rinse off.

6. Moisturize.

7. At night I put Gold Bond extra strength medicated powder for spot treatment (incredible stuff). I found the idea on these forums.

I haven't broken out and trust me I should be getting some nasty stuff. I actually have been breaking out very mildly in the areas I DIDN'T apply. I thought I wasn't getting acne there anymore but nope lol. Hardly noticeable thankfully.

Dancer, I totally agree with you. I'm feel I'm ready now. My red spots aren't all that bad now and my skin is at least smooth to the touch.

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Well I was pretty content not to ever talk to her again. Then I ran into an old mutual boss of ours which was funny and very awkward. I texted her about it making light of it. She never responded (first time ever).

It stung like stabbing a wound that was healing fine. It's wearing off though rather quickly. I wasn't trying to get her back or anything. It just felt cold to be treated like that from someone who seemed like a friend at the very least.

Moving on...

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