This was a very stressful stage in my life and I believe that played a part in bringing on the acne storm that was to come. But when I look at it now it is not so severe! If I were to do it all differently I would have : A) gone to a derm immediately B) Not tried any home remedy crap, truly don't do it. C) NOT PICKED at them. It sounds simple now but I just didn't know then what I know now.