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Man I feel like an old douche. Just turned 34. Had my breakout at 16 into my 20's. Finally had control in my mid twenties but then had to deal with acne scars. I've wasted so many years betrothed to my acne scars that I've ruined every relationship imaginable.

But I put all that anger and energy into martial arts, yoga, meditation, and running so I am a mofo beast!!!

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I'll be 60 next month, when I was younger in my teens I never had acne,I hit my early 20s and started to get cystic acne. I tried otc topicals, progressed to antibiotics, nothing seemed too work.Finally I was put on accurate for about 9 months, because I had to take a lower dosage due to elevated liver enzymes.It took awhile for it to work, but when it kicked in, it worked like a charm for me.My face stayed clear for yrs, but as time progressed, I would get the stray pimple here and there, but never the big cystic bumps.Well into my 30s the cystic bumps started appearing again off and on but not enough to really mess  up my skin . As time went on I started to get more bumps, so I went to derm, they put me on antibiotics , then differin, and clindamycin lotion, didn't work.So they put me on retain a micro, then my skin actually started clearing up,and stayed that way for  many many years.So here I am almost 60,and now my face is starting to break out in big red bumps again. I feel like here we go again, it's so embarrassing to have these red spots on my face at 60. I sometimes get depressed,and won't go out till they heal up, but when they do, another pops out. I thought acne was supposed too go away when u get older.I feel for those of you who've had acne since your teenage yrs. At one time or another I've felt the same things you have, I hate to say it, but it doesn't get any easier as u get older. The only difference really is,that instead of teenagers staring at your face, it's now adults.Ive missed so many things in life, because I hid in my home,while suffering from acne. Please don't let it rule your life, or ruin it.If ppl can't see past your face or skin, too the real you, than there not worth your time. I wish I could just hug, each and everyone of u, and give u the self confidence, to look beyond your physical appearance, to see yourself as more than just and acne filled face.The one thing I've learned from having acne, it's taught too be more compassionate, and less critical of ppls outward appearence.When I see ppl who have a face full of acne, my heart aches for them,knowing how they must feel.I guess I've droned on enough for now.Please love yourself , be good too yourself,and may God bless each and everyone of you.

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im 31.

everyone tells me i don't look my age, which i guess is a good thing... but ive got a feeling having spots has something to do with it. |::lol: 

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3 hours ago, MrBakery said:

im 31.

everyone tells me i don't look my age, which i guess is a good thing... but ive got a feeling having spots has something to do with it. |::lol: 

I used to get the same remarks (although unfortunately not any longer!). A lot of people think only teenagers get acne.

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32 :)

On 4/29/2017 at 2:08 PM, Robswife2 said:

Guess I'm the Mama here!  I just turned 46

If that's you in the pic you don't look a day older than 25 :)
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On 12/12/2016 at 5:55 PM, TheBean said:

42. 43 in Feb.

how is your acne journey? I am 44 and ready to start accutane again in a month. My skin is yuk right now.  Have you been on accutane? how many times. thanks.
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Well I'm 27 new mommy here!.. Cystic acne, along my jaw line mostly or a random area on face. Cystic is so hard to go away. I don't even leave home until I'm confident again. I hated acne I've had it since I was like 15-16. Here and there. But my 20s are worse. When I was pregnant even a while after giving birth in feb 2017 I gad such glowing skin still.... Now it's back. And in places I never got it bc really. It's depressing. Just remember, we see ourselves worse than other people do. We see every flaw in our skin while others may not even notice. So don't sweat it! What helped me was not wearing make up as much, not washing my face as much, using tea tree lotion, and this sulfamethoxazole I'm on for white blood cells in my urine seems to be helping my face too. I believe if your body is trying to fight off a bacterial infection and then you're going to get some type of acne because I always do and then biotic seems to help and I don't ever take medicine I don't really like it but I think I will be okay for a week taking this and seeing what happens. ...

PS. Even though I have used or use,I think shit care products like proactive, Murad,etc any lotion and potion they claim helps, bat at first but then comes back..... Don't waste you money like I did in this junk..... It will only make it worse. Do a more homeopathy routine with essential oils or no make up on skin. If yo have a body bacterial infection like uti bladder or kidney etc take an antibiotic andy r probiotics, done we know how bad antibiotics are for our guy. Replenish it with good bacteria! But really antibiotic for a week. Maybe acne is a sign your body is fighting a bacterial infection somewhere else in the body... I like to treat problems where they occur not cover them up. Acne isn't what you eat bc I have day friends with porcelain skin who don't  have a good diet. It's hormones!!! Go get that checked. Take magnesium, vitamins, probiotics!

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36. I am finally clearing up from acne, probably the third time in 20 years. Some bad dermatologists (a couple "diagnosed" with Rosacea, one said I "don't wash skin enough", multiple otc products (I even break out more from some of them - and even got zits from prescription anti-acne product), lots of thrown away products because they cause me breakouts (I can see that in one day/night - my skin reacts pretty fast).

Plus: I found stuff that semi-reasonably manages my acne or are emergency spot treatments. I found skincare that works for me and improves skin looks without causing acne.  Now I want to work on smoothing skin, and start to work more on anti-aging (you wouldn't believe how much antiaging stuff breaks you out...)


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