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  1. Hey everyone, I have moderate acne and about 80% of the breaks that I get fall under the cystic pimple category. I started the Clear + Brilliant treatment so that I can get rid of the scarring and at the same time I’ve been taking spironolactone 50 mg for about a month now. I’m still getting pimples under the skin. Im 27 years old and I don’t want to fight acne anymore. I’m so frustrated. As far as my daily routine, I use Cosmedix Gentle Cleanser and moisturizer. I can not use certain facial products or antibiotics while getting the Clear + Brilliant treatments. Which leads to my question, for those of you that have went through the Clear + Brilliant process.m, what acne products did you use? Please help, thank you.
  2. Hi everyone, I’m looking at getting advice on how to finally clear my acne that I’ve had from age 16 to now 19. Here’s my backstory. (Male from the UK). I had cystic moderate acne on my face for about a month aged 16 before I finally went to the doctors. I was prescribed lymecycline capsules (antibiotic) and benzoyl peroxide cream. It worked and did clear the cystic acne to some extent. About a year in I swapped benzoyl peroxide for adapalene because the BP was too drying on my skin. At 18 I was taken off prescription acne drugs because they said I didn’t need it however I was frustrated because I still didn’t have clear skin. I started proactive and again saw an improvement but still no clear skin as advertised. A year on and I still don’t know what to do, I feel like I’ve tried it all all. I’m 19 and I thought hormones would have settled by now. Also my brother got mild acne, went onto proactive and it cleared within months and he now has perfect skin. Why didn’t this happen to me? Should i go back to my doctor? I’m also looking into cutting out dairy and see if this helps at all. Anyone else seen an improvement without dairy? I would say at the moment I get spots on my T zone regularly but I do get the odd clear week. Spots on my neck/jawline area are constant. I wash my face twice a day with a daily salicylic acid cleanser and then use proactive spot treatments on problem areas.
  3. What type of acne is this?

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    Hi all - I have never experienced this type of acne before (it’s not hormonal, not inflamed). The bumps have no color, and are a bit itchy. The only thing I can think of that I’ve done differently is about a week ago I used some thick, old foundation - does makeup cause this sort of acne? If so, how do you get rid of the pesky bumps? Thank you so much in advance!!
  4. In the past 3 months my confidence has been ruined by these breakouts I'm having. Usually my acne isn't that bad only moderate but sometimes I will get huge painful zits. My acne is always present no matter how much it improves. In the last 2 weeks my skin has gone from ok to being some of the worst Ive ever had. I think it could be a hormonal issue because for a long time I didn't have periods due to an eating disorder and only 3 months ago I got it back. Then my self esteem started to crumble because of these horrible breakouts maybe my period is to blame? To treat my acne I use: St Ives apricot scrub (salicylic acid 2%) every day Differin every day Biore baking soda scrub every other day for exfoliation Sometimes I use a face mask when I feel especially ugly and defeated... But it doesnt do much Please help me!! I can tell it's getting worse and I dont want to be dealing with these cysts forever.
  5. Hey there, i was hoping someone would have some advice for me on how to get rid of this, have tried everything. I usually have no acne on my face besides my forehead, but this just started this year. Its also only on one side of my cheek, other one sometimes has a few bumps but not nearly as bad. Ive read things on how it may be my pillowcase causing it, but i dont think it is. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on what to do, thank you! :))
  6. Hi all, Been having forehead bumps/acne since 2 months back. It’s not itchy but it does irritates me cuz that’s the only place I’m having active acne. I have dry skin on my cheeks and oily t zone. I scrub 2 times per week and do mask every now and then. Is this malassezia. Below is my current routine. 1. Banilla co balm( the green ones) 2. Green tea innisfree gel cleanser 3. Black sugar scrub 4. Hazel witch toner(alcohol free) 5. Vitamin c form klairs 6. Squalane oil please advise what products I should use. Fyi, I’m allergic to tea tree oil. thanks!
  7. Hi, I am new to Acne.org and had a quick question. I started Accuatne 3 months ago and haven't been seeing great results, I still have occasional breakouts. So my question is, when did you start seeing noticeable results or signs that it was working? Thanks so much for your help!
  8. Greetings, fam. I just want to know how do y'all deal with blind pimples? Any tips on how to fade pimple marks/hyperpigmentation? Some info about my face currently : the right side is generally clear (thank god) but the problem is on the left side... hyperpigmentation on cheeks and new pimples, be it blind or not, will usually be there. I drink about 1-2 litres of water each day, I only eat fruits when I feel like it and I sleep on my right side so we can cross out my sleeping habit being the cause as the right side of my face is clean despite me sleeping on it. Weird huh. Any recommendations will be appreciated! Thank youuu
  9. Please help

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    Hello! I’m new here and am searching for help. About 2 months ago my mild acne of a few pimples here and there became a lot worse becoming more moderate and possibly severe. I’m mainly affected on my cheeks and I have seen a dermatologist. I was prescribed an antibiotic cream and epiduo forte. I am a vegetarian, yet I do not drink milk and try to rarely have any dairy. Even though I do all these things my skin is still suffering. It is beginning to have bad emotional effects on my self esteem and making me feel slightly depressed. Any insights? (Please see photos)
  10. Hi! Let me start off by saying... I've been on the Candida Diet for a little over month now because I have fungal acne, since then my fungal acne (malassezia folliculitis) I had on my chin and mostly my forehead are almoat gone! I have some small colorless bumps around my chin though, they don't itch like my folliculitis did, so I'm wondering if anyone has had anything like this before and what did you do to help? PICS BELOW
  11. Hi there, I am in my late teens and have had moderate acne since my early teens. I tend to have almost 10 red zits on my face each day with blackheads on my nose and the occasional larger blind cyst. I have been taking prescribed Lymecyline pills and Clindamycin+anhydrous benzoyl peroxide topical for months and although I can sometimes see an improvement it never completely solves the problem and sometimes seems worse than ever. My skincare routine consisted of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel twice a day everyday which the doctor recommended but I always have to follow it with Cetaphil Moiturising Cream because the Gel dries out my skin so much I can barely open my mouth so I have stopped using this now because it's not fixing the problem and I don't think my face is supposed to be that dry. I also wash occasionally with Clearasil Multi-Action Wash when my face feels particularly dirty or sweaty and I do not exfoliate because I never know which ones I'm supposed to use (I hear I should be using chemical exfoliators like glycolic acid but I'm not sure). I am also starting to use sunscreen daily to protect against UV. I also never wear any makeup. Other than zits (which I treat with Freederm) I also have small white spots on my chin that produce puss and sebum when I squeeze them but they are only visible when I stretch my skin and I also have almost invisible flesh-coloured lumps on my cheeks that only really stand out it direct light. No treatment I have ever used has reduced these, and even though they are hard to see, they still really bother me because even on good days with few red zits my skin can never be very clear. I really have no idea what my skin type is - I never considered myself oily but after the La Roche-Posay Gel my skin is very dry after use, then after moiturising my nose becomes very oily throughout the day. I am now very stuck and have no idea how to proceed from here. I am considering starting the Acne.org treatment but I really need advice on how to properly treat my skin in a way that will actually clear it up. Some of my friends have had more severe acne and they've taken stronger medications which I cannot take because my acne is not as severe, and now they're skin is completely clear and mine still is not. I was wondering if anyone else is in a similar position as me or if anyone had any good advice. Thank you.
  12. I am 22 and have mild to moderate acne with a lot of redness. It's not even the acne that's the problem, its more the "scars" or hyper-pigmentation. It is ONLY on my inner cheeks! My whole inner cheeks are always red and "bumpy" looking! I have tried EVERYTHING that I have been able to, from prescribed to OTC. I have tried retinol, glam glow masks, aloe vera, clinique 3 step system, neutragena, cerave, you name it, I have probably tried it...what have you all done for redness? not even so much the frickin acne, just the redness! HELPPPPP!!! TIA!
  13. Please Help!!!!

    Forums General acne discussion 4 replies

    I’ve never had spots, I’ve always had amazing skin but in January started getting a cluster of spots on one cheek. I thought it was due to a face wash I was using so changed but it didn’t get better, it started then to progress onto my chin, forehead and my other cheek. They turn into yellow heads which some get very big then when it pops it leaves a red mark. I’ve been on oxytetracycline and it didn’t work so my doc prescribed me a DUAC cream and it didn’t work so now I’m on Lymecycline, I don’t think they’re working either. I want to go on accutane I know the side affects but it doesn’t bother me, do you think mine is bad enough to get it or not. I’m so self conscious hate looking in the mirror and not wearing makeup and I used to be a confident person, help
  14. Hey guys, so all my life I have been eating processed peanut butter, and I know this is a big cause of my breakouts of acne. I have recently found some cool facts about organic peanut butter, and I wanted to share a video I made about this with u guys, cheers!
  15. Hello! I haven't been on here in quite a while. I first posted on here about two years ago after getting off Ortho Tri Cyclen which caused an extremely bad breakout after I discontinued it. For the most part before birth control, (which I was only on for a year and a half), I had mild but manageable and controllable acne. After birth control, which I got off due to weight gain, horrible constant migraines that caused vomiting, and just overall not feeling like myself, I had a terrible initial breakout that I struggled with clearing. After different topical and using cefadroxil orally on and off for about a year my acne seemed for the most part gone. Then a few months ago I started having health problems, muscles aches, headaches, feeling tired all the time. So I completely stopped using my antibiotic. I did find out that almost all of my blood test, and vitamin levels were normal except ana. I am ana positive (a bloodtest used to detect antibodies) my only other test, which I basically had to repeatedly ask for, that came back indicating anything was my thyroglobulin antibodies which is a bit higher than normal, (only other one they ever did was TSH and that was always low but within normal range) . What I find odd is for the last few years since getting off bc, I've been asking for them to test my thyroid since my periods have been messed up, I'm super cold all the time, I bruise easily, get headaches, and have a family history of thyroid issues. Since I've been off my antibiotic I've been breaking out and now that I know my thyroid antibodies are high I'm wondering if this is why I've had such a problem for the last couple years with acne? Has anyone else experianced something similar or noticed a thyroid issue after discontinuing the pill? Sidenote, since I know its mentioned a lot. I'm aware antibiotics are bad long term, I was only taking them when I absolutely needed them, and they weren't the first thing I went to when trying to get clear. I was already taking, and continued to do so on the antibiotic, probiotics along with vitamins. I also eat relatively healthy, drink lots of water and I'm currently trying a gluten free diet since I hear it can help with thyroid issues.
  16. I'm new to this site but have had acne for about 3/4 years. I'm 15 years old and currently I wash my fave twice a day with The Body Shop Tea Tree cleanser, then toner and a simple (as in the brand) moisturiser. In the past I have used Clearasil, freederm, Clean and Clear etc, and recently tried an Acnecide benzoyl peroxide gel but it did not go very well. I eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg everyday and do not eat meat, I do eat crisps and other junk food but I honestly don't think it affects my skin, at least not for me personally. I drink 2 litres of water and I don't understand how I can help my acne?? I've tried so many different creams and gels but it's likely that hormones are to blame as I am a teenager. What could I do to help this? Also as you can see from the pics (which are very bad quality sorry lol, also excuse the big white head I'm hesitant to pop at the moment) my forehead is the worst area but I usually get a few red+painful spots on my upper cheeks too.
  17. So I've been on adepolene .1% gel 4 weeks, with the fifth week starting today. So in total, a month. My skin is honestly a nightmare and I am so upset. I went from having pretty much perfect skin to full blown acne. The reason I started it was because of some closed comedones that were only noticeable to myself, from a stressful few months in my life. Now I have to say i completely regret this decision and I know its supposed to take time but I don't know when to stop. I'm studying abroad in a week and I'm so upset I'm going to be starting this journey with a face full of acne... I dont even recognize myself. Should I give up? When will this stop? As a side note- since I never really had much acne, the makeup I own doesn't cover anything (bare minerals). Not sure what to do, don't know a lot about makeup and acne.
  18. Hi. I have dealt with acne forever. I can't really remember what my acne was like in my teen years pre pill but I don't remember it being as bad as dealing with it while on the pill. After a year on the pill and poor eating habits I saw a dermatologist who did facial treatments on me such as Derma and light therapy. A year later the treatments have helped tremendously.. to this point my about two years into the pill. I got so clear at one point. I have been on BC since 2-3 years at this point and started face treatment a yearish into BC. I'm unsure if it was the pill or BC that cleared my skin. But my derma quit her job and ever since my skins gotten worse it was perfection at one point and my diet wasn't even that great. Now I'm eating so well, no diary be refined sugars so it's strange I'm breaking out. I keep producing oil around my chin and cheeks. Also, I originally went on BC to regulate my periods. Again, I don't remember my skin pre BC but a year into the BC and before seeing my dermatologist, my skin was the worst it's ever been!!! I just wanna know if I'm guaranteed to get worsened acne when come off it. At the moment skins pre bad but not as bad as pre facial treatment and 1 year into pill I'm about 3 years into pill now and haven't done facials for like 8 months - gets worse slowly. I once when off it in the middle of the pack for two weeks but when I got off had been eating well and good skin then all of a sudden I was eating very very badly like 3000+ calories of junk of daily as a result of being on a restrictive ridiculous low cal diet. Then when I went back on I didn't follow correct instead I carried on and took the pill that I was would be even up to had I not stopped. When I stopped I took doxy which dried my skin so bad. I'm rambling I'm just head on certain my skin will worsen. Bc should stop oil production instead it doesn't. Again I can feel remember my skin pre bc. I'm taking it purely for regularion reasons but wanna get off it because I'm tired of putting fake hormones into my body. Advice? I've tried ocm, salycic acid, differin, antibiotics etc. And nothing helps!
  19. Hi Im 24 years old girl and im writing here for the first time .Its been 2 years since i deal with adult acne , ive been to severe dermatologists , tryin different creams and home remedies , but now i really cant help myself from WHAT i`m breaking out. There are days when my cheek zone and chin zone is so clear and it only have red marks , but after some days these red marks turn again and again into cystic acne (filled with pus) , that hurt and are all red and they gone after they do their job!!!! Can anyone help me , is it due to hormones or stress or sugar or whaat ?! Im changing my pillow case twice a week , im not touching my cheek with my phone , im not touching my face with my hands , im using vichy neutrogena gel cleanser , im using foundation for oily skin that ive been using since 5 years , im using a daily creme and witch hazel also , what is missing heree ?!!!!My diet is perfect , i drink a lot of water , i eat fruits and healthy meals , because i cook for myself every day ! Can anyone PLEASE help , how to fade away these acne from my face and also these red marks ???! i will attach some pictures of my face in this moment. BEST REGARDS , HOPE ANYONE WOULD HELP ME WITH THIS.
  20. Hi Guys ! I got several sources of information (dermatologist, books, forums)... But I find hundreds of different opinions. I just want to know your opinion on this specific situation : Would accutane work for mild to moderate acne with 30mg or 40mg per week and with how many weeks will the skin change? Thanks for your time!
  21. Usually my skin is pretty clear but recently on my chin a bumb formed. It was one of those under the skin pimples that developed on my chin and it was my first time getting one, before that I only got white heads. It was tender to the touch and kind of big, but it was the same colour as my normal skin tone so it wasn't that noticeable. However the feeling of it annoyed the crap out of me and i wasn't sure how long it would take for it to go away on its own. So I tried to pop it (I know, bad idea) before it came to a head, nothing came out and the skin was much more sensitive and became more irritated. The next day the pimple turned dark brown although there is no scab, it's still sore when I touch it. Currently it's big and dark, is there any way to lighten it?
  22. Hi, I am 14 years old and I began Accutane almost a month ago. Going on this medication was a very difficult decision for me. I have struggled with acne from a very young age, and I can’t really remember life without a few pimples. Recently, I have been made fun of or judged for my acne, and it can be difficult because all of my friends have clear skin. Acne has begun controlling my attitude and outlook on life, and I really need this medication to help my self confidence. My acne can best be described as moderate. I have blackheads and a few whitehead’s, but the pustules are what bother me the most. Lately, I have began getting larger “under the skin” pimples, so I am glad that I could began Accutane before this got even worse. Like some people, I had my “initial breakout,” and I am still getting active pimples currently. I hope that this will lessen as time goes on. I also began with severely dry skin and lips, but products have helped with that. If you have any advice on products or just the emotional effects of acne in general, please share!
  23. I'm a 20 year old guy who's been dealing with acne since 2015. I've tried a lot of treatments - bp, clindamycin, adapalene. Some of them workes for a while, but now my skin has been deteriorating. I was on doxycycline for 6 months which cleared me up, so the doc told me to stop, 4 months ago. Its been downhill ever since. Currently I'm using bp 5% every night. I don't know what to do. Honestly, acne is causing me major psychological stress. I've lost count of the number of times I looked at picture of myself and felt like crying. I used to have perfect, glowing skin at one time. I take all hygeine precautions, stick to the doctors regime, watch my diet, eat healthy and clean. I don't deserve this. I'm sorry for the rant but this is how I feel. My self esteem has taken a major beating. I really don't know what to do. Im afraid of Accutane cuz of its side effects. here are the products I use - Cetaphil cleanser BP 5% Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture