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Acne Forums


    1. Announcements and feedback 16,855  posts

      Post your feedback on Acne.org, bugs you encounter, or other general concerns. Please post acne related topics in one of the other forums.


    1. The Acne.org Regimen 172,744  posts

    2. Acne.org products 45,736  posts

      Specially formulated products for The Acne.org Regimen
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    1. General acne discussion 221,478  posts

      Post anything that doesn’t fit in one of the other acne forums in here.

    2. Over-the-counter acne medications and products 181,019  posts

      Discuss acne medications and products that can be bought in stores.

    3. Prescription acne medications 322,496  posts

      Discuss acne medications that require a prescription from a doctor, including Accutane (isotretinoin), retinoids, antibiotics, etc.

    4. Other acne treatments 12,893  posts

      Discuss acne treatments that don't belong in either over-the-counter or prescription forums.

    5. Scar treatments 299,235  posts

      Discuss various solutions for getting rid of acne scarring.

    6. Hyperpigmentation - red/dark marks 22,878  posts

      Red/dark marks are not scars. These are the spots left behind after an acne lesion heals. Discuss how to deal with them in this forum.

    1. Personal logs 249,384  posts

      Keep a personal log of your acne regimen.


    1. Diet & holistic health 271,064  posts

      Discuss nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

    2. Emotional and psychological effects of acne 361,527  posts

      Need a place to post your feelings? Want to lend support? Do it here.

    3. Cosmetics & grooming 97,062  posts

      Share your tips & tricks relating to cosmetics & grooming.

    4. Skin picking 856  posts

      Discuss issues related to skin picking.

    5. Shaving 1,368  posts

      Discuss issues related to reducing irritation when shaving.


    1. Back/Body/Neck acne 24,793  posts

      Discuss issues related to back, chest, neck, and other body acne.

    2. Hormonal acne 26,154  posts

      Discuss issues related to hormonal acne.

    3. Adult acne 40,327  posts

      Discuss issues related to adult acne--for people age 25 and over.

    4. Oily skin 8,741  posts

      Discuss the issues and treatments specific to oily skin.

    5. Rosacea & facial redness 12,805  posts

      Discuss issues related to rosacea and facial redness.


    1. The lounge 882,353  posts

      Talk about anything off topic here but read the board rules first.

      Posts made in this forum are not added to your post count.

      The following are the community rules at Acne.org. Moderators reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to edit/remove/move/hide any content posted on the site.

      • No fighting. Personal attacks and bickering are not allowed. Healthy disagreement is welcomed, but do not flame ideas or another person.
      • Avoid NSFW and offensive posts, images, and links. "NSFW"= Not Safe For Work (This will be defined as what most mainstream employers would not find appropriate for an employee to be viewing during work hours). This includes nudity, porn, inappropriate cartoons and videos, etc. "Offensive" will be defined as anything that incites anger or bad feelings directed at a persons race, sex, social status, religious preference, sexual preference, appearance, etc.
      • Anything relating to pornography/nudity will be dumped. This applies to post content as well as pictures. The Lounge and the rest of the forum are for people of all ages. Please use discretion and common sense. When in doubt, please ask a moderator if something is appropriate or not before you post it.
      • No sexual discussion. We are a web site for all ages. Posts about flirting, "liking someone", non-sexual relationship questions, and other innocuous material is welcomed. However, because of the wide ranging ages of our members, sexual banter is inappropriate. Posts about masturbation or sex in relation to acne is the only exception to this rule, but such posts should remain scientific and information based.
      • Swearing. Intermittent cursing is ok, but constant, disgusting language will be dumped.
      • No discrimination of any form will be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: racism, homophobia, sexism and ageism.
      • Don't share user accounts or create multiple accounts.
      • Don't spam, troll, harass or bully other members. Acne.org does not tolerate e-bullying in any form, including posts, PMs, gallery/profile comments, signatures, etc.
      • Don't post illegal content.
      • No promoting illegal behavior.
      • No posts relating to recreational illicit drug use, whether street drugs or prescription medications, unless specifically related to acne.
      • No promotion of illegal procurement of prescription drugs.
      • No offering to give/sell/donate prescription medications to fellow posters.
        (This rule also applies to asking people to give/sell/donate prescription medications).
      • Advertising/Soliciting. We do not allow advertising or soliciting in any form. This includes linking to or advertising other products or web sites in your posts, signature, status updates, blogs, galleries, messages and on your profile page. We allow one exception: if you need to link to a product you are currently using in your skin care regimen and need to ask a question on a one time basis. We also do not allow any advertising to sell any products on the Acne.org forums. This includes new or used products, regardless of brand or type. That pertains to offering to give people products as well. There are many web sites on which you can advertise, so please use those services if you wish to sell unwanted products.
      • Linking. Linking to an external website will only be allowed if the information provided there is relevant to the topic, and if it does not conflict with the board rules. Linking to websites containing illegal or objectionable content is prohibited. Repeatedly linking to the same website/blog (including your own), or using referral links, is considered advertising/spamming, and will be dealt with accordingly. We do not allow linking to websites other than Acne.org in your signature. The moderators reserve the right to remove any link at their discretion.
      • Signatures. Linking to sites other than Acne.org is not allowed. Your signature is limited to a maximum of 5 images. Any image greater than 550 pixels in width or 250 pixels in height will be removed. If the sum of the file sizes of the images is greater than 50 KB, all images will be removed. Signatures should take up a maximum of 12 lines.
      • No offensive content. While you may quote other members, you must remove those quotes if/when you are asked to. People who want their quotes taken down should make the request themselves. Moderators should only be brought into it as a last resort.
      • Potentially dangerous content. Any medical procedure must be performed by a qualified board-certified doctor. Do not post advice or how-tos on at-home, do-it-yourself, and/or illegal medical procedures or treatments that could be dangerous.
      • Doctors. Due to the peer sharing nature of Acne.org, we ask that members do not represent themselves as a doctor nor have a doctor related username or profile.