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After 6 years of treatment...

...this is next to as good as it gets...it's terrible...i hate wearing makeup...

through the years 2001-2007 [present] i have tried NUMEROUS products...

here are a FEW:

*started out using Dove Soap

*Then Oxy and Noxema Pads

*Moved to clean n clear to neutragena...didnt work...

*went to my doctor and got Benzaclin and Benzamcin...also took some antibiotics

*used that for a good YEAR...nothing NOTHING happened...my skin was terrible, dry, and broken out new ones everyday

*started using Retin A Micro...IT BURNED MY FACE..had to stop useage...

*used clay masks to dry up oil..didnt work used that for about half a year along with Netragena Spot treat...

-------BREAK FROM EVERYTHING...this was sophomore year in HS i had too much to worry about besides acne...school came first...still broke out steadily

*Moved on to Microdermabrasion and Facials...big DUD...and total waste of money...

*Queen Anne's Grape Extract peel...didnt BUDGE anything for me

*Tried more "natural" stuff like Aveeno and St Ives washes...nope...

*Loreal and found Noxema salicytic acid /wash...made my face soft...but nothing else...

*moved onto clearasil benzol-peroxide fast treatment...redness went away and it started to work...but then after a month, my acne came back AGAIN...

*proactive definately did not help...i broke out MORE and i used it for a good 6 months...

*AcneFree because it claims better than proactive...i broke out even MORE than that...used that for the durration of my first semester in college...

*now i am depending on Miracle Sea Salt...but so far it just made it worse...more and more break outs

*the time i can recall being free from acne is the last month of my senior year in HS...i used Neutragena spot treat once again...it worked i guess and my face was somewhat clear for prom...but as soon as college started..BAM ... July was the WORST EVER...i was FULLY broken out all over my face, back, neck and some on my butt...this was probably the stress caused by my new routine due to Marching band...intense...

then i started using Sea Breeze mast and moisturizer...that was ok...

*started over witha new product...so now im just using Neutragena Spot, Noxema Wash, and Sea Salt Mask...

i also tried remedies like tomatoes, egg whites, avacados, mint....washed my face with milk...nothing has really worked...

6 long years...im ready to call it quits...my aunt told me that she had the same problem from middle school through college...her doctor prescribed her accutane and after 3 months, she was clear...done...nothing...and it's been 13 years and no break outs what so ever...she took accutane for 3 months...

im ready for a miracle...i am to the point where all i worry about is not getting rid of the acne...it's to COVER IT UP...

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    Hi TunaSalad,

    I know how you feel. I've tried about a million products out there also. It does take alot of time for your skin to adjust and get better.

    My face is a lil red after I wash my face, but its gotten way much better. I don't have to waste money either.

    What I started out trying was the cetaphil face wash. The blue bottle thats like 6-7 dollars at walmart, and I use it at night to wash off my make up. The kind of make up i'm using right now is Signature mineral makeup.. its really good for your skin and cheap also. When I started this regimen I used aspirin mask, about 3 times a week.. its a great cheap exfoliation.

    My skin got really better from these methods. Have you tried using these before?

    Well I hope everything gets better for you.

    Remember beauty in the outside doesn't last forever, and cherish everything around you.. because one day w/e your action right now.. u may regret.

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