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just wondering who else is in the same boat as me.

my face is pristine and ive never had facial acne(except the common mild stuff during puberty) but i get this gross painful cystic shyt on my body.

it really puzzles the heck out of me.if i had facial acne i could understand why.

so,how common is this ? is this just 1 of those "reasons unknown".

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Guest Stu :-)

I kinda get this problem too. Altough if im having a bad break out, it will go to my face. My face tends to be the last part of my body that gets affected when im having a break out. If im doing well on the diet cleasne etc, then i have this order where my face clears, then chest, lastly, my back..

Im drinking lots of water at the moment and taking probiotics, its really helping

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Actually, I've heard a facialist say that usually if you have facial acne you won't have back acne and vice-versa. If only that was the case, I'd opt for your situation!

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I dont have bady acne at all, maybe one or two spots on my back occasionally, but nothing much, I never spend a second worrying about anything other than my face. at least you can cover body ance up (not that that isnt just as traumatic by the way, I know any kind is, just saying)...I only get it on my face, and if I could choose I'd want it the other way around, but thats just me, and I havent being in the other situation sooooooooo....smile.gif

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Yeah I only have it on my back... *knock on wood

I've never had facial acne. But I've had bacne for about 11 years now. Pretty weird.

Is this stuff genetic? My sister and I are the only ones in our family to suffer from this...only hers went away in her 20's...Mine is still here....But anyway I'm wondering how the heck we got this!!!!!!

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I dont have bady acne at all, maybe one or two spots on my back occasionally, but nothing much, I never spend a second worrying about anything other than my face. at least you can cover body ance up (not that that isnt just as traumatic by the way, I know any kind is, just saying)...I only get it on my face, and if I could choose I'd want it the other way around, but thats just me, and I havent being in the other situation sooooooooo....smile.gif

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Yeah I'm totally with you jessi... i have the same exact issues. I still swim during the summer but I ALWAYS make sure that my hair is covering my back. I bet people think that I'm some kind of snob constantly messing with my hair...little do they know I'm just trying to cover up my back. It feels absolutely horrible!!!! It bothers me to not have flawless skin like all my friends do. I'd say no matter where your acne is..it's the same...I mean you're right Emma, facial acne is a little more visible , but still....it's all just the same to me. You go through the same mental and self esteem issues.

I feel like a freak of nature...that's for sure! I catch myself feeling sorry for myself constantly and sometimes I feel superficial for caring so much about my appearance. WAHHHHHH BOO HOO

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been using regimen for a few months, my face is pretty clear..

but recently my back has started up! nothing too major, but shoulders look a little nasty.

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I found my face is treatable where my back is alot less treatable. The only thing that has made me have only 1 - 2 breakouts on my back per week was extra water and a better diet. I had chinese food last night and today I can feel no pimples on my nose and chest and back. I hadn't changed anything else so I found mine seems to be connected alot to diet.

I would try more water and clean t-shirts everyday and cleaning in the shower with some mild soap.

So far that has worked pretty well for me. I had bad bacne about a year ago and all I have are brownish scars from it. They are fading but slowly.

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I feel like a freak of nature...that's for sure! I catch myself feeling sorry for myself constantly and sometimes I feel superficial for caring so much about my appearance.  WAHHHHHH BOO HOO

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I dont have bady acne at all, maybe one or two spots on my back occasionally, but nothing much, I never spend a second worrying about anything other than my face. at least you can cover body ance up (not that that isnt just as traumatic by the way, I know any kind is, just saying)...I only get it on my face, and if I could choose I'd want it the other way around, but thats just me, and I havent being in the other situation sooooooooo....smile.gif

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im the exact same. i have a flawless face and acne on my chest back and the odd neck pimple. i dont ever cleanse my face or do ANYTHING to it, im practically dirty actually heh so the only thing i can pin it down to is that my face always gets air (i was told this was an acne factor by someone also). which sucks cos no way am i gonna go around exposing my acne body so it can 'breathe'. id die with self conciousness.

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im the exact same. i have a flawless face and acne on my chest back and the odd neck pimple. i dont ever cleanse my face or do ANYTHING to it, im practically dirty actually heh so the only thing i can pin it down to is that my face always gets air (i was told this was an acne factor by someone also). which sucks cos no way am i gonna go around exposing my acne body so it can 'breathe'. id die with self conciousness.

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I was just looking around the forum and I noticed that a lot of the topics are on chest and back acne. I've always felt that this acne is uncommon but now I see that I'm not the only one. I have both types of acne and obviously have tried medications and consistent showering to rid myself of the body acne, however, I haven't tried to sacrifice anything because of it. In the summer I continue to swim and assume that the people who look will just have to get over it. (Maybe mine's not as bad as other's) I do tend to wear long sleeve or 3/4 length sleeves more often but I still wear short sleeves. I think it's terrible that today's society has taken something as normal as acne and made those that have it feel like freaks. Something should be done about it. That's all I have to say right now.

Oh and I know that people are cruel when it comes to having bacacne, etc. I was taking this quiz once (I can't remeber what for) and it was asking a few questions about whether I had acne (it might have been one of those "how much of woman are you" quizzes or something like that) And one of the questions started like this "I know it's gross but do you have bacacne". That's where I began to think that body acne wasn't very common.

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just wondering who else is in the same boat as me.

my face is pristine and ive never had facial acne(except the common mild stuff during puberty) but  i get this gross painful  cystic shyt on my body.

it really puzzles the heck out of me.if i had facial acne i could understand why.

so,how common is this ? is this just 1 of those "reasons unknown".

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me too, my face is clear but my back is so nasty. ppl keep telling me "at least your face is clear", "no one is gonna see your back", or " you're lucky enough to

have those just at the covered area ".....

sure we know our own feelings about the body acne. i used to think that i'm kinda cursed for having a pretty face but "wont go away skin problem".

right now i've tred indoor tanning for 7 sessions, it helps a bit but the larger ones are still hanging around. Apart from that, i've always paying much more attention

to my diet, needless to say, numerous amount of doctor visiting in all kinds.

it may sound silly to some, but body acne really has limited many good things in life for us.

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I have/had both body and facial acne.

I took B5 for like 3 months and my face didn't get any better, but my back and chest were 110% clear. I stopped taking it cuz it cost like $40 a month, lol, and the results stayed, however, climate chance (winter) dried my skin out and it came back, but it's very very minimal, so much that I don't even care, lol.

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