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Hey people, first of all let me introduce myself. I'm a tall 18 year old boy from Romania named Vlad. I have suffered from the acne "curse" since I was 14. This is a black spot in my life, made me stay in home, avoiding contact with people, making me ashamed looking in the peoples eyes when I'm talking with them. I have used everything I found on the internet ( spending all the day on the computer because I'm ashamed to go outside with my friends ), nothing worked ! Went to a ton of dermatologists, same products, same results. I have used all home-made cures, all products and bad luck. I have short hair, I wash my face twice a day even tho it dries my skin and it makes it iritated. I have never touched my pimples, I rarely touch my face because everytime I do that I get red and iritated ! Creepy huh ? I drink lots of waters, I haven't drinked milk for years, I eat healthy, I avoid effort because it makes me sweat and causes more acne.

In highschool I had severe acne, my face was full of red pimples, I even skipped classes because I was ashamed. I don't smoke nor drink. I have done everything possible ... I am absolute desperate because its like living in a nightmare, all my friends have clean perfect face, even tho they smoke, drink and everything I shouldn't do. I even had to grow a big beard to cover some of my acne and spots. This summer I had some 2-4 days when my face cleared up all the sudden and I was like " Wow, its finally over ... " and then boom, it striked again. At the moment I have the beard, not that much acne but I have little pimples and some white heads over my forehead ( hope I spelled that correct, I don't speak english, sorry about that ). Also when I get those red pimples, it leaves me dark spots even tho I never touched them and takes lots of time to heal.

Another thing that happened recently is that I got 2 iritated spots on my face, under my lip and one near the nose. They've persisted for over 3 weeks, I have no clue what that is since I never had it before.

What can I do, really ? At the age of 18 I have the skin of a 45 year old miner ! I have huge pores on my nose and near it, and on my nose I see little black hairs ( its quite creepy ), I used steam and then tried to squeeze them, no luck ! Doctors don't help, creams don't help, home remedies don't help, diet doesn't help .. its just a big massive hole in my life ! The only thing that somehow helped me for several days was tanning ! I had perfect skin for few days but it went back to my acne. What can I do, I am willing to try everything. I even had suicide thinking few years ago.

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Go to a hormone specialist/endocrinologist and get some tests done. In the mean time you can supplement saw palmetto, stinging nettle root and see if it works. Other than youtube baba ramdev yoga for skin disease and start doing hardcore yoga headstand, shoulderstand etc. Also drink a cup of fresh vegetable juice carrot,cucumber, celery, dandelion greens, wheatgrass etc. daily

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i feel ur pain... i had mild acne when i was 18 i went on accutane and it cleared i had perfect flawless skin for like 5 years. until recently im starting to break out again ...its horrible i dont even want to go out I'm so embarrassed.... im thinking about going on accutane again but im hesitant becuase of the side effects... have u asked your doctor about accutane?

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Okay..everything you said is the exact same as me. Except my face is covered in red acne scars, just the jawline/cheeks.

I too tried avoiding contact with people, especially girls lol. I'd stay indoors all the time and would rarely socialize with friends despite people actually wanting to hang out with me, I'd just make up an excuse like, I'm busy with work or I don't feel well.

I'm also very fit and healthy. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day with 5 fruit/vegetables, don't eat any sort of dairy products.

There is one Acne cure that will literally cure all Acne, even yours. But It's something I could probably never do and would drive me crazy...You have to become a Vegetarian. Every single vegetarian person I've met has flawless skin, and you pretty much eat nothing but healthy foods. Don't eat any kind of meat and replace it with fish/salads/carrots ect.. You will cleanse your body from the inside

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Wow..Your whole first paragraph describes me. I tried creams and everything,and nothing works. But I did try watching my diet. eg not eating processed food, fresh fruit, and started eating stuff with more zinc and I think its a bit better. Still working on that. Goodluck friend.

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Okay..everything you said is the exact same as me. Except my face is covered in red acne scars, just the jawline/cheeks.

I too tried avoiding contact with people, especially girls lol. I'd stay indoors all the time and would rarely socialize with friends despite people actually wanting to hang out with me, I'd just make up an excuse like, I'm busy with work or I don't feel well.

I'm also very fit and healthy. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day with 5 fruit/vegetables, don't eat any sort of dairy products.

There is one Acne cure that will literally cure all Acne, even yours. But It's something I could probably never do and would drive me crazy...You have to become a Vegetarian. Every single vegetarian person I've met has flawless skin, and you pretty much eat nothing but healthy foods. Don't eat any kind of meat and replace it with fish/salads/carrots ect.. You will cleanse your body from the inside

False. I'm a vegetarian, and there are many more on these boards. Many of us have bad skin, still. There is much more to cleansing yourself from the inside out than simply becoming vegetarian... and if you don't do it properly you can actually make you skin and overall health much worse.

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This post made me actually join this site, I usuallu just read reviews and peoples results. I think about suicide too because my face problems. But then I think about people who been in car accidents and get severely burn and their face is deform and then I cry fro being so selfish, that people have it worst than me and are more stared at because of burn marks or people dying of cancer. I I also think about my sisters and I cant leave them. Acne isnt deadly but it gives us stress, anxiety that leads to problems that can out us in the hospital. Im a face picker,, its like ocd. Im in my face 24/7, i find when i go on vacation, surrounded by family, and im forced to be around people a long time, that I cant really bother my face, i feel it gets so much better, the marks start peeling from not washin my face so much and cuts heal. Maybe your probably is internal like me. Here is what you can have. I did research so much because I had acne since i was 16, im 21 now.

You may have

Irritable Bowel Syndrome You dont have to experience pain but do you go to the bathroom everyday? I use to think that was gross, but im mature now, i use to go every 2-3 days

when my sisters would hog the bathroom and go everyday lol and they have clear skin. Your body needs to elimate waste, everyday or almost everyday. You may need to clean your colo

you can buy a colon cleanse at a vitamin store, its like 9 dollars here in New york. Im not sure where you live. you take a spoon full of the fiber inside and mix it in a cup of water and drink.

It will not only make you go to the bathroom but it will clean your colon out//

You may have

candida- which is a overgrowth of yeast, which I got at age 19, I started to get body acne which i never had. You get yeast from eating like bread, I stop eating bread for a year and Ill tell you I dont have chest acne anymore, Sometimes I eat pizza and i get like two bumps on my chest because of the yeast in the bread crust. Yeast overgrowth can also make u have uneven skin. Im like a caramel brown color and I get red on my cheeks and its embarrassing that sometimes makeup dont help. Anyways I eliminated bread and lost 10 pounds :/ which sucks because im already skinny but yeah its better for my health, my hour glass shape went away just a little lol. You can also take pills to kill the yeast, i ever did, um acne antibiotics KILLS these yeast verrrryy fast but I wouldn't recommend antibiotics because acne comes back worst after your all clear and good.

You can be allergic to some foods, im not saying eat healthy, i see youi say your diet changing doesnt help. I eat so many cake, chips, no acne, But if i eat eggs (chin acne), peanut butter (severe eyebrow and forehead acne), milk (cheek acne). Milk has hormones in it, they put hormones in the cow, i been drinking almond milk for 6 months, im use to it now and it reallly helps, i ate ice cream the other day and got 2 bumps on my cheek, never with drinking almond milk in my cereal. I dont know if they]re any almond milk ice creams but yeah milk is a trigger, you have to see what u eat daily, maybe your allergic to it :/ try it out please. it doesn't have to be unhealthy to give you bumps.

Also if you must eat bad foods, you can take METAMUCIL , its a husk that is a powder of fiber and when u take it and eat something with lets say..yeast, the husk with turn solid inside your body with the yeast and it wont go into your system, just eliminated out your body when you go to the bathroom. I took this husk a lot, it helps when i wanna cheat and eat bad lol.

What do you wash your face with? I think you should try johnsons and johnson head to show baby shampoo, it saids shampoo but its so gentle and it works, also u can try neutrogena BAR soap, NOT the liquid it helps me alot. I only use those two and wash in the shower. I dont over wash my face, because it gets irritated.

Try VITAMIN D3

- not D, try D3. It made my skin soooo soft, and it really helps, please try this vitamin, look at the reviews on here, it helps my skin a lot. Many people who live in cold states like me lol don't get enough sun. Vitamin D3 can help your overall skin, and one day in the shower u will say omg my face feel so soft, when your washing it lol

I dont use moisturizer, I dont know, my skin is normal. Not dry or oily.

Change your pillowcase, and SHEETS, so serious, my dermatologist told me my bumps are mostly bacteria, when im stress from school i go straight to bed and not change my pillowcase for weeks, i know gross, and i get acne on my side of my face and yeah just do it okay? Also make sure u trust your derm. i could cry in front of my derm and he treats me and talk to me like my face is clear lol hes amazing but retired ugh so yeah it helps.

Your hair is short, because your a guy and im sure you cut it, but you can try concealer, its okay for guys to wear makeup, you can try a little if it looks natural and it will help u a little.

So thats my advice to you. Clean your colon, um try not eating so many bread, see what you eat a lot, and eat it for a week and see if your acne gets worst you might be allergic to it. Um try almond milk or rice milk, NOT SOY. its better than milk trust me. Also try metamucil. I wont say my face is completely clear, I have like 2 bumps a month, but im not gonna be selfish , thats better than what i was having. My problem now is redness, im light, not really lol but like...a little darker than beyonce and that smy problem right now. ORGANIC honey plaster on your face for a few minutes get rid of redness. I need to buy some. I want to try vitamin A to see if that will help. Also I hope you get stronger and your acne gets better, you look cute in your icon lol good luck! don't give up! i know its hard.

(sorry for my bad grammar, I was rushing)

Johnson and Johnson head to toe* It wont make me fix my mistakes.

Edited by OptimisticAshley

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