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Confused with comedones vs whiteheads (aka milia seeds)

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Can anyone post pics of what kind of acne they have? Theres so much information and different terms for different scars/zits and whatever, i have found myself become overwhelmed and confused at what i have.... i thought i have dermatitis at one point, but then i saw some pictures....definately not... if someone is willing to show me their before and possibly after pics with what kind of medication they used, it would be awesome thanks.

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HI everyone, I was Invited by ade I am new here. Looks like I found the right place for permanant clear skin :clap: I just ordered the bp gel along with the neutrogena cleanser and the cetaphil moisturizer, And I have clean up my eating from the inside. It's nice to meet everyone here.

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Hi all,

Ade invited me into this thread. Thanks Ade! I'm new to Acne.org and there is some great information here. Even more helpful are other people's experiences. So many people out there that don't understand the affects of acne physically and emotionally. And you can't exactly strike up converstation about acne with even your closest friends (so taboo!). But this forum allows people that suffer to have a wonderful support system! HOORAH! So, thank you. :D

On another note, I have been on Retin A and Clindamycin (applied topically) and I can relate to the burning that is felt on the skin. But I control my treatment such that if it gets too uncomfortable for me, I skip a dose and resume. Retin A, as a result of speeding up the skin's renewal process, makes your skin more sensitive. But once your skin acclimates to it, the redness, the itchiness, the crazy peeling subsides and your skin clearer. I normally use Retin A every night with clindamycin. If I feel that my skin is flaring, I occasionally use Retin A in the morning too. So I do this regime for about 3 months, and then I go on a maintanence regime for about 6 months, whereby I use Retin A and Clindamycin only twice a week. This gives your skin break. Then I go back to a full regime for another 3 months, to shock you skin - apparently this is good. I guess it's kinda like working out at the gym. You get better results by shocking the muscles.

By the way, my Retin A and Clindamycin usage is in conjuction with the Obagi skin care program.

http://www.obagi.com/

This skin regime incorporates skin fader creams which really helps with hyperpigmentation. I was on the regime about 8 years ago for 4 years and stopped because my skin "normalized". But I'm on it again just recently because it's flaring up again. :confused:

Cheers!

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Hi all,

Ade invited me into this thread. Thanks Ade! I'm new to Acne.org and there is some great information here. Even more helpful are other people's experiences. So many people out there that don't understand the affects of acne physically and emotionally. And you can't exactly strike up converstation about acne with even your closest friends (so taboo!). But this forum allows people that suffer to have a wonderful support system! HOORAH! So, thank you. :D

On another note, I have been on Retin A and Clindamycin (applied topically) and I can relate to the burning that is felt on the skin. But I control my treatment such that if it gets too uncomfortable for me, I skip a dose and resume. Retin A, as a result of speeding up the skin's renewal process, makes your skin more sensitive. But once your skin acclimates to it, the redness, the itchiness, the crazy peeling subsides and your skin clearer. I normally use Retin A every night with clindamycin. If I feel that my skin is flaring, I occasionally use Retin A in the morning too. So I do this regime for about 3 months, and then I go on a maintanence regime for about 6 months, whereby I use Retin A and Clindamycin only twice a week. This gives your skin break. Then I go back to a full regime for another 3 months, to shock you skin - apparently this is good. I guess it's kinda like working out at the gym. You get better results by shocking the muscles.

By the way, my Retin A and Clindamycin usage is in conjuction with the Obagi skin care program.

http://www.obagi.com/

This skin regime incorporates skin fader creams which really helps with hyperpigmentation. I was on the regime about 8 years ago for 4 years and stopped because my skin "normalized". But I'm on it again just recently because it's flaring up again. :confused:

Cheers!

Start applying Vit E gel, especially from the gel caps. Poke a hole and apply twice a day if you can or at least before you go to bed...apply generously...if your scars are some what new, then this will work well and you should see some improvement in 3-4 weeks, but you have to be patient. Massage in circular motion, and start taking Vit E (400 IU/day) from today.

This is for anyone and everyone who's reading this...take one tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV, the best is the Organic, Raw, Unfiltered, Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar with the cobweb "mother," available most Health Stores). Natural, undistilled Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerful cleansing and healing elixir – a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria – for a healthier, stronger, longer life and if you add 1 or 2 tsp of raw honey with glass of distilled water, that will keep old age at bay. If ACV touches your teeth, make sure you rinse/gargle or brush your teeth after.

For pigmentation and brown/black spots, start drinking water (5-8 glasses/day) but with lemon juice. Lemon maintains the pH balance of skin. Apply lemon and cucumber juice to your skin regularly, your skin will look clearer within a couple of weeks. If you pop your acne squeeze everything out including dirty blood. Squeeze around 10-20 drops of lemon juice on some cotton wool, and place this on your acne, It will help lighten the spot. Stay away from soft drinks, fried foods and heaty foods. If your skin is oily, you can use cucumber with lemon. If it is dry, use honey with lemon. Use equal quantities of the ingredients. The cucumber juice will sooth the area, while lemon juice, which is a natural bleach, will lighten it. It may sting a little though.

Water + Lemon and ACV will detox your system, in other words, these two will take all the junk out of your body. Impure blood and poor circulation is one of the primary causes of acne. Now be careful, these home remedies will make u burp, fart and will make you a little uncomfortable and you might end up going to the bathroom more then usual, first couple of days...if all or any happens, it means its working... ACV will make you loose wait, if someone if overweight. Detox side effects; these side effects show you are getting rid of toxins. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor: A headache, More, or smellier sweat, Fatigue, Feeling unusual emotions, A dry mouth, Spots, pimples or rashes, Constipation. I have not felt any of the side effects yet. All system "Go" for me so far. I always drink water after.

Please note, that I am not a Dr. or a Derm...I'm just a regular John Doe like you who was dealing with acne and is with acne scars (pitted, indented ones with pigmentation). Every morning I take 1 tsp of ACV empty stomach then I drink one glass of water right after and then once in the afternoon or eve, and it's been working very well...I’m not fat but, i felt like i lost 5 lbs the first day, I really felt very light and gooooooood. I was shocked. AND DONT TOUCH YOUR ACNE, DONT DONT DONT, cause that will leave you a scar. One other thing that I use is radish, not the small red one, but the long white one. You can buy it at any Indian store. Peel the skin and put that on your acne. Works wonders. It will sting like a bich, but it works. And stop staring at your face in the mirror. Every time you wash your face with soap or something, rinse with cold water. Rub ice cubes on your face...helps in blood circulation and tighten pores. Do as many times as you can.

Lastly, PLEASE PLEASE, don't set any timeframes, you will be torturing yourself, if things didn’t go well…be at peace with yourself. One of the main reasons of acne is "STRESS". Trust me, you can't do shit about the damn acne. Always tell yourself, "this is temporary". Yes it looks bad, but you will be surprised how well people will treat you if you accept it yourself. Watch comedy shows, be around people who makes you laugh...Talk about your acne in a positive way, and see how things will change for better. Make Acne a motivational war not a inspirational one.

Just like a lot of people, I was trying everything under the sun...didn't do shit. But later, one of the ways I fought acne was to think from the end, meaning, "what is causing it"? Acne has taught me a lot of things, trust me. Always remember, law of flotation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things. Rather, it was discovered by thinking about things that float naturally.

I hope the above helps...and please keep posting so we know if this works or not. Or if you have any suggestions, please do share.

You should visit this site http://www.cosmeticskin.com/skin-acne.shtml (he's in Englewood, NJ)

Also try this; http://www.mytcapeel.com/page/page/1612385.htm

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...It sounds like your doctor may not want to send you to a specialist because it might take away from the funds that she/he gets from the insurance companies. I would pressure her/him to give you a referral. She/he obviously does not know a lot about skin disorders.

Omigod, that's exactly what i am thinking too. After finally giving up with treating my acne on my own, I decided to ask my doctor to give me a referral for a dermatologist. But then, he told me that he'll put me first in a regimen for 2 months and see if that works before he gives me the referral. I was thinking that he just wants to take advantage of the situation so he can earn some bucks first before sending me away to a derm (more visits for him and get money from my insurance). He actually put me in a Retin-A and clindamycin antibiotic regimen. What's ridiculous is that Retin-A will make your face very sensitive and he prescribed me an alochol-based clindamycin! That stung after a few days of application. So I went back to him and told him to change the clinda to something that is non-alcohol based. I thought that was stupid of him, a doctor not knowing about that is utterly unforgiveable.

Erm....I really don't think anyone should be taking antiiotics or all that crap (sorry!) on your face. Too be honest with you dermatlogists are crap these days - i have been reading a lot from these boards and everyones just sucked into the idea that antibotics and this chemical and that chemical supposed to clear up your acne....well truth is it doesn't work. Okay yippee they work when you begin taking them but after like a couple of months they loose there effect and you breakout whether or not you're taking they antibotics because your body becomes immune to them (just like dieases - and so we are constantly searching for new cures)

Has anyone considered a natural method....like a alkazing diet!!! or a bowel and liver cleanse (the two cleanse take a lot of time and its very costly to get all the right vitamins and herbs etc etc) so maybe you should go for the alkalzing diet.

Things that are alkazing - wheatgrass (powdered, tablet form not the best but if you don't want to grow you're own as its time consuming but you will get the best results from your own grown wheaatgrass juiced.)

any non starchy vegs - cucumbers, clelry, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, green peppers, beansprouts etc etc. Eat as much as you like, must be raw though and organic. low sugar fruits which won't spike blood sugar levels include lemons (juice organic ones with warm water in the morning for good cleanser) anything berries - blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwis.

Now for the acid congesting stuff which clogs up your system inculde any ric products, flour stuff,excess meat, msg, flavours in any refined products, egg whites (although good in lecithin but might get salmonella if eaten raw)

Drink lots of filtered wate, take fiber in the morning with no other oils just on empty stomach or 15mins before meal or 2hrs after meal. Take physillium husks, aid digestioon with chewing ginger root before meal with water because they are HOT. dont drink during meals as you dilute digestive juices and so they don't digest all the food. take enzyme tablets after meal to absorb any unused carbo's, proteins, fats so that they are not left in your body causing the blood to become 'dirty'.

hope that helped!

do you know who leo is by any chance? :shock:

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Hi everyone!!!

Thanks Ade for inviting me here...

I ve been suffering from pimples problem since I was 12 and I went for treatment at the age of 15 where this doctor prescribed me AHA , benzoyl peroxide , antibiotic , sun block , cleanser and everything works together... within three days results was seen ! What AHA does was to peel my skin so as to make those black marks seen less obvious together with benzoyl peroxide.

And all these could last me about three months once i stopped going back because the medication was too expensive. Everything was expensive.

Then later I tried proactive- it's the benzoyl peroxide in cleanser and moisturizer... I regretted paying so much money for that cos my skin get so dried and I looked so old after using it.

Then I went to a dermatologist , he prescribed me doxycycline( antibiotic treatment) I was on that for two months but no obvious results was observed. But the acne at my back was gone. Then i took minocycline cos doxycycline seems to be mild. They are from the same family of drug just that minocycline is stronger but the side effects were very strong like I feel giddy most of the time I took it and this affects my concentration in school and I used retin A with it but no improvement! so I switch another dermatologist cos I found that the one I ve been seeking treatment from seems to be like a sales man- introducing me more products that some how doesn't help much rather than a professional who really wants to help you.

Now I m on nimengen, something like accutane.

What I am suffering now from the side effects is dry lips... my lips are like cracked and there is a bit of blister so it's disturbing and what it does I think is to stop your skin from producing so much oil. So much skin is not oily but not dry. But i noticed that the skin on my thigh looks like chicken skin.

My sis was taking accutane treatment and she maintained it by taking a pill a month. And her skin looks great. For mine , there is improvement but for my cousin, he has serious acne problem and nimengen doesn't help and never never ever eat things with vitamin A or apply retin A while taking nimengen or accutane cos it will cause those acne to proliferate even more! :wall:

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Hi everyone!!!

Thanks Ade for inviting me here...

I ve been suffering from pimples problem since I was 12 and I went for treatment at the age of 15 where this doctor prescribed me AHA , benzoyl peroxide , antibiotic , sun block , cleanser and everything works together... within three days results was seen ! What AHA does was to peel my skin so as to make those black marks seen less obvious together with benzoyl peroxide.

And all these could last me about three months once i stopped going back because the medication was too expensive. Everything was expensive.

Then later I tried proactive- it's the benzoyl peroxide in cleanser and moisturizer... I regretted paying so much money for that cos my skin get so dried and I looked so old after using it.

Then I went to a dermatologist , he prescribed me doxycycline( antibiotic treatment) I was on that for two months but no obvious results was observed. But the acne at my back was gone. Then i took minocycline cos doxycycline seems to be mild. They are from the same family of drug just that minocycline is stronger but the side effects were very strong like I feel giddy most of the time I took it and this affects my concentration in school and I used retin A with it but no improvement! so I switch another dermatologist cos I found that the one I ve been seeking treatment from seems to be like a sales man- introducing me more products that some how doesn't help much rather than a professional who really wants to help you.

Now I m on nimengen, something like accutane.

What I am suffering now from the side effects is dry lips... my lips are like cracked and there is a bit of blister so it's disturbing and what it does I think is to stop your skin from producing so much oil. So much skin is not oily but not dry. But i noticed that the skin on my thigh looks like chicken skin.

My sis was taking accutane treatment and she maintained it by taking a pill a month. And her skin looks great. For mine , there is improvement but for my cousin, he has serious acne problem and nimengen doesn't help and never never ever eat things with vitamin A or apply retin A while taking nimengen or accutane cos it will cause those acne to proliferate even more! :wall:

Hi, I am fairly new to the board too.

I have had very oily skin almost forever it seems. Tried the Derm Dr. Got too expensive for me also. Just a daily fight to keep presentable, cleansing and covering with makeup.

Then I found this board and really found some help!

Jessica told me about the neosporin CREAM (not the ointment! Very important here!)

It is taking down the swelling and healing the spots faster too. I am trying her recommendation of using the Cetaphil bar to wash with (AM & PM) and also using the oral B toothbrush (I use the battery operated one) to scrub at least a few times during the week in the evening.

So far, so good. Not dry, Not as oily. Spots are slowly healing and scrubbing off, not as many new ones either (as all the bad stuff works it's way to the surface gradually) Things should be even better in 6 to 8 weeks (takes that long for skin to turn over, so to speak).

I suggest you try it too. I got my Neosporin at Walmart for about $4.94. The Cetaphil bar soap is about $2.97 and the Oral B toothbrush (battery powered) is about $9 or $10. (I got another head attachment for my teeth as I like this one better than my old toothbrush too.

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Ive had acne for years and even though i cut out oily foods and sugars in my diet, completely my face just continued getting worse, no matter what i tried benzoyal peroxide cleansing washes, anti-biotics etc. but now after some advice from my sister that i might simply be overkilling my skin or that it was extremely sensitive ive stopped using all products, allready within a couple of days the redness has reduced by heaps and i have less pimples, but im left with quiet a few small scars from years of mistreatment. iv come to thinking that maybe all your skin needs is to be left alone, like i gently pop whiteheads and stuff but just a bit of water should be allright. if you think about it all the acne products do is overdry your skin and get rid of natural oils, if your experieincing severe acne just try a week without anything but water, and go to the beach alot.

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Hi, I'm new :)

I'm 15 and just started getting spots in the Summer worse than before, then trhey pretty much cleared up, maybe I forgot about them too, considering school work and coursework etc. But after Christmas my left cheek just totally flared up, whihc made me sad :( Anyway I have squeezed one of my spots because it was annoying and hurting. If I do that is it okay? I know it's not good and everything but I really hate having them. Oh and if anbody can help, you know red marks you get after spots have sort of gone..how long do they take before they vanish?

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Hey thanks for inviting me ade : )

So i'm a sophomore and i've had acne since 6th grade.. tried everything.. it all failed. Finally just stuck with a lot of makeup. Because my mom kinda kept putting off ANOTHER visit to the dermo. But finally she saw me without makeup a few weeks ago and being quite disgusted decided to get me in..

Sooo now.. i'm supposed to be starting Accutane in one week and I am like really scared.. it seems like such a hardcore medicine.. It is probably gonna be really hard to do good makeup with the dry skin.. and with dry weather here in AZ.. hmm .. any suggestions of lotions before I start???

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Thanks Ade to adding me.

I am from Australia and have been getting pimples since i was 10 years old. I am almost 19 now ! My acne isn't as severe as others i have seen but it can really affect my confidence - Sometimes it isn't that bad - my face will be clear - but it is really hormonal so when i do break out i get zits ranging from blackheads to large painful lumps. I feel like m face is scarred badly from wearing makeup years ago to cover it and also picking some. I just wish i can be totally clear !

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Hey. Looks like I've been invited.

About me

15 almost 16

sophmore

athletic

in Marching band (drumline)

Had acne since about 7th grade

Just about to put my first dose of BP on.

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Hey. Looks like I've been invited.

About me

15 almost 16

sophmore

athletic

in Marching band (drumline)

Had acne since about 7th grade

Just about to put my first dose of BP on.

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Thanks Ade for the invitation. Hello everyone. I'm 30y/o and starting suffering with acne about a year and a half ago when I first started medical school. At first, I thought it was just the stress of school but after a couple of months I new I had to do something. After seeing two dermatologist I was still disappointed in my results. So I set out to find the regiment that works for me by myself. So far, proactive seems to working well, although still not completely clear. I'm hoping that this combo will completely clear me up. Thanks for listening guys.

Keith

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K, I'm confused. Maybe you guys can help.

My new doctor is reluctant to give me a referral to a dermatologist because according to her, "The only thing a dermatologist could do that I couldn't is give you a prescription for Accutane." I really want to start Accutane, but I have a history of severe depression.

So anyway, I asked her about these things I have on my face. They're small, white hard, and I pick them...shame on me. She said they were comedones. But looking around on the net, it looks like comedones (aka blackheads though sometimes white) are semi-soft! "Milia Seeds", aka "whiteheads" are supposed to be hard like rice and embedded. They can only be extracted with needles (which is highly unadviseable and causes scarring).

But mine is white, hard like rice, but NOT embedded...they protrude (in addition to the normal, typical pimples)....so what the heck do I have?? :eh:

I feel really frustrated not knowing because I feel like I can't do research on something I can't label, ya know?!?

Ps. The doc put me on anti-biotics, just took the first one as I "speak". Wish me luck!!! :pray:

-MP :ninja:

:lol2: Hullo!

I have the same kind (amongst others) but I've found that using the Benzoyl Peroxide makes them drop off within a few days. If you're like me, you probably have sensitive skin, so the peeling gets really bad, but when they're gone, they're gone! Just don't use anything oily, anything that dries out your skin etc and they should'nt come back. My doctor said that mine were caused by agitating my eczema, so using a moisturiser or cleanser for skin allergies should help too-well, here's hoping for both of us!

Good luck with the anti-biotic treatment!!!!

And Merry Christmas/Hannukah/etc!!!!! :wub:

Hello,

just becareful with accutane, I had two treatments of 5 months each and it affected my memory and it made me feel depressed when I was using it. my acne came back anyway. I just learned how to manage it. I used different things and products and I learned what works for my skin. I'm now 30 and learned to manage it. Im recently using clinique and I love it. I use the 3 steps and a mask durinng the week. my face is scared from the previous pinples from my teens years, but I learned how to control it. I trained myself to understand my skin and become one with it. there are some products (even acne products) that give me pimples, and I notice it almost immediately. I would like to encourage you to get to know your skin and what irritates it....

write me if you have any other questions.

:angel::angel::angel::angel::angel::):angel::angel::pray:

Question? Can you use clinique while on accutane? Does Clinique also have make-up? By the way I'm also 30 and this my second time on accutane. I was on it in my early twenties.

Hi There,

I am thirty and was also on Accutane during my third year in college. Prior to taking Accutane, I had no known history of Depression or memory problems. However, after 1 16 week program on it, my acne just got worse, and I definitely developed depression and ADD. It did not work for me, and I experienced MANY side effects while on it, like a supressed immune system (it affects your liver), bloody noses and bleeding, cracked lips. I used it as a last resort, because I had been on every other acne oral antibiotic as well as every topicall one. My best friend was on it at the same time as I was, and she had great results with it. It is important to note, though, that she was already on meds for depression as well as ADD when she started treatment with Accutane. Interesting, I know.

I have struggled with acne all my life, and now I have texture issues on my forehead especially, and pock marks between my eyebrows where I had a bad breakout there consistenly for several months. O picked them of course so shame on me. I am a licensed esthetician, so its really hard to struggle with acne while successfully treating my clients. I am convinced that diet and hyperkeratinization within the follicle are the culprits. I am on PCA products, which are not really helping right now. I am also doing a Jessner Peel in May, and i have been told that I will have to be indoors and go nowhere for a week straight. Does anyone have any info to share about Jessner Peels and if they are really effective and worth the trouble?

Thank You,

Dominique

Hi all,

Ade invited me into this thread. Thanks Ade! I'm new to Acne.org and there is some great information here. Even more helpful are other people's experiences. So many people out there that don't understand the affects of acne physically and emotionally. And you can't exactly strike up converstation about acne with even your closest friends (so taboo!). But this forum allows people that suffer to have a wonderful support system! HOORAH! So, thank you. :D

On another note, I have been on Retin A and Clindamycin (applied topically) and I can relate to the burning that is felt on the skin. But I control my treatment such that if it gets too uncomfortable for me, I skip a dose and resume. Retin A, as a result of speeding up the skin's renewal process, makes your skin more sensitive. But once your skin acclimates to it, the redness, the itchiness, the crazy peeling subsides and your skin clearer. I normally use Retin A every night with clindamycin. If I feel that my skin is flaring, I occasionally use Retin A in the morning too. So I do this regime for about 3 months, and then I go on a maintanence regime for about 6 months, whereby I use Retin A and Clindamycin only twice a week. This gives your skin break. Then I go back to a full regime for another 3 months, to shock you skin - apparently this is good. I guess it's kinda like working out at the gym. You get better results by shocking the muscles.

By the way, my Retin A and Clindamycin usage is in conjuction with the Obagi skin care program.

http://www.obagi.com/

This skin regime incorporates skin fader creams which really helps with hyperpigmentation. I was on the regime about 8 years ago for 4 years and stopped because my skin "normalized". But I'm on it again just recently because it's flaring up again. :confused:

Cheers!

Hi There,

You mentioned the Obagi system....did you do the Blue Peel? If so, could you talk about that experience and if it was worth it? Thank You, Dominique

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hi also to all

and thx for somebody to invite me

i am 23 old year right now, i still have problem with acne scar.

err, My acne is gone but the red spot is left until now . i don't know if this thing will be gone or maybe will stay forever . do u have any suggestion to cure this red spot?

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hi also to all

and thx for somebody to invite me

i am 23 old year right now, i still have problem with acne scar.

err, My acne is gone but the red spot is left until now . i don't know if this thing will be gone or maybe will stay forever . do u have any suggestion to cure this red spot?

I am new here - thanks for the invite. Hopefully I can help someone if they need it, and someone can help me, too. I have scars, too. I am embarrassed to admit, mine are on the back of my upper arms. I used to pick pimples on these areas, and now I am left with the scars. I feel so ugly when I wear tank tops or t-shirts. People always ask me what happened or what it is. I hate to tell them! Can someone tell me how to get rid of this?

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Hey everyone, I'm new here.

I'm Emily, or Li, and I've had acne since I was about 12... I used to get acne around the mouth, then it disappeared over a summer, and returned, worse than ever. In my sophomore year I started to get forehead acne (I have always had some), and then my face was clear. It has maintained a pretty clear level, so now I am battling body acne and my current treatment is working pretty well.

I've never been to a dermatologist (my parents cannot afford it), but my family runs pretty smoothly when it comes to acne. I don't have any acne scars, but I like to lend a helping hand where I can, and offer any advice possible.

So... yeah! Thanks for inviting me.

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I am nathe and i am 19, i got acne since i was like 14. To begin with, it's not that big a deal. Just 1 or 2 pimples in 1 or 2 moths, and it's ok.they noramlly last for like 2 or 3 days without leaving a trase.

But then , here it comes the gcse, and all these pressure and late nights, all contribute to more oil production and pimples. what made it worse was that i tried too hard to fix my skin, i used way too many harash prodts. when i was 17, i was full of comedones mostly on my cheeks, and i went to see the derm. I was then on Accutane for 4 moths. And my skin kept getting better.

then i stopped, and i was like," um~ ok , now i stopped using my life saver, i should be more careful with things"

so i kept using all those cleanser with BHA 2%, never put on mositurizer because i think it was the culprit, and let my face bone dry.

4 months later, the acne came back and i was freaking out. then my face was red, the skin is thin , sensitive, and i can tell there's more cysts coming....

i was really fustrated and i didnt know wt to do. i just keep my routine going on.

until recently, it was just too dry to stand, i started using moisturizers with oil control. and it's was not surprising that it had caused way much more troubles then i already had.

and one day, i just tried to use a normal moisturizer witout any oil control, no nothing, just for moisturizing,

and my skin had never look better since then since i was 16.

i dont know.....i will keep on with it to see wt happen.

good luck everyone!

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Am in same boat :angel: am 23 and i used to have acne problem during early teen age. And today i still have some scars left from it! Although i can cover it up with make up...most concealers have caused me problems!! Guys make up causes more clogged pores and more acne!! I dont really know whats the proper concealer type for my skin....if anybody does please let me know. I'd really appreciate you help

Some pimple scars do subside, some stay forever! I dont mean to discourage you...but thats whats been my case atleast. But i found one thing that really helped heal pimples faster leaving as little scar as possible....take a combo of B-Complex +Zinc two times daily. This method really clears up your skin soo well.Wish i had known this years ago! :(

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I came to this thread because i got a PM from Ade.

um ive had acne ever since like 6th grade and i am like a freshmen

in college now...i've tried everthing like all drug products and natural

regimens and such nothing works...

and my skin is also red like napo mentioned..

i really would like to have a clear skin though!! *sigh*

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