So, here I am - 4 Years since I got my first ever spot and writing a blog to help all other teen-acne-sufferers.
I had completely flawless skin until I was 12, it started off just the odd spot here and there and ended in a full on mask of spots
I was in Senior school at the time and other girls my age had flawless skin and would complain when they had one tiny little pimple - I used to wish I was them, I wouldn't once complain if I had just one spot...
My skin got to the point where I would get up in the morning, look in the mirror and refuse to go out. Sometimes I took time out of school because I couldn't cover my face in enough make-up to look like the other girls. I knew that smothering my face in makeup wasn't good for my skin, but when your young all you want to do is pretend that they arent there. People would walk up to me in the hallways and ask me if I had some kind of skin disease or if there was something wrong with me.
At this point I had tried everything - Acne treatments from the chemists to face scrubs.
When I hit 15, I had had enough, I finally dragged myself to the doctors to see if they had any ideas on how I could clear it up. She prescribed me a tablet called Tetracyle which I have currently been taking for a year - It has helped so much, Don't get me wrong I have the odd spot here and there but nothing major like I used to. I also use Sudocrem on just the problem areas and wash my face with a face scrub every morning.