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  1. Acne mystery

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    Hi guys! I'm trying to solve one big acne mystery. I've been suffering from acne almost 10 years now (I am 23 years old now) and I have tried many things but nothing has helped. Over those years I have eliminated foods that are breaking me out like dairy, sugar(chocolate, sodas, sweets etc.), fried foods, potato chips, nuts, citrus fruit and processed meat (ham, salami...). These are foods that definitely worsen my skin condition. I have even tried for some time vegeterian diet as well as gluten free diet but those didn't help at all. The thing is, even when I stopped eating those foods, there is still something hidden causing my acne. I feel I'm getting close to finding what is the solution but I can't seem to connect the dots. But this summer something strange happened, that's the reason I call it a mystery. Well the mystery is: I am from Slovakia in Europe and I was graduating in June at my university back home and the skin seemed to be ,,normal'' - sometimes breaking out more, sometimes less, according to my knowledge in random patterns. But after graduation I left to New York, where I was working for the whole summer as Work and Travel student. And guess what happened. My skin cleared a lot there. It improved by 80% while I was in the States. Even my first food in the plane to USA was fried chicken (I had to eat it, imagine being hungry on 10 hour flight). And next days no pimples no nothing. Just like that, everything (not really everything, but ~80% is A LOT) changed in one day. Of course I was still on my diet, but occasional fries/ chips didn't break me out, only when I ate a lot of them. My condition started to get back to ,,normal''(my normal) by the end of August and by the September, when I left New York and started to travel (NYC, Miami, California), it was like back home again. By the end of September I got home and like a week after, my skin worsened a lot. It's been now two painful weeks and you can see on the pictures how my skin looks like most of the time now. Right picture is from today. I thought it's because I ate some grapefruits and pomelos during first days home as I know citrus fruit breaks me out. But then my skin improved and after three days it broke out again so I have no idea what the problem is now as I'm still on my diet. It's also good to mention that my type of acne is almost always white inflamed zits, most of the time around mouth and in the chin area. I get some of them on the back, shoulders and middle of chest as well. Sometimes a painful cyst appears, usually around ears or neck but most of the time it's those white zits. And my skin is really dry. I have a lot of clues to solve my mystery but I still can't find any connection. I hope I will find someone wiser than me with more knowledge to help me out. So the clues are: 1. At home my skin is always dry, sometimes even flaky. When I was in USA, my skin was oily almost all the time (like really oily - but no acne). There are several external reasons I thought about. Either different air humidity, different hardness of the water or generally different weather. I have no idea about internal reasons. Only thing I know about - I read that avocado can moisturize your skin from the inside and I know I ate one half almost everyday (because it's really cheap there 98 cents wtf!!). But I'm not sure that 3 avocados a week can make your dry skin much oilier and if they can, who knows if the oiliness is my reason for clearer skin. Could this be the reason my skin started to break out in September - because I left perfect climate to travel across the country? 2. I had two jobs in USA, one of them was housekeeping, which is physically really demanding (don't do housekeeping, if you plan to go on WaT, believe me). Could I have some problem with insulin or IGF-1? I don't have a lot of movement at home and I was moving all day back in USA. Also something similar happened 4 years ago, I worked for three weeks in Czech Republic as construction worker (10 hours a day and even more physically demanding work) and I could even eat cheese back there and no pimples at all. What I noticed is, that when I wake up, my skin is always calm and it gets more red and inflamed over the day, which can be happening because of eating food -> increasing insulin levels. Other thing is, I tried water fasting two times (no food, just water) for 3 and 5 days, respectively. Both times my skin got clear for like a whole week after ending the fasting. But when I tried intermittent fasting last year, it did nothing at all to my skin. Contrary, as my father has diabetes, I had possibility to take that blood sugar test they do and my sugar levels were normal before as well as after eating food with carbohydrates. 3. Stress levels. As I'm graduate, I'm going through big change in my life right now, which can be really stressful. I delayed this stressful time period with my visit to USA and closer it was getting to going back home and to looking for a job, the more stressful was I getting. 4. I suffer from social anxiety, I have been even prescribed antidepressants and anxiolytics. The change in environment could have made some difference on my mind and my psychic, maybe even on those stress levels in no. 3. My condition was really better during the summer and when I got home it worsened again (past negative memories in that place, aquaintances etc.) I really hope there is someone, that could help me and thank you if you have read all of that. Have a nice day ya'll.
  2. I’m 19. I didn’t have bad acne growing up, mostly just blackheads on my nose. I would say I have combination skin because it’s oily on my forehead and chin, but fairly normal everywhere else. However, for the last year, I’ve had a moderate amount of ance on my chin. Everywhere else on my face is completely clear, save for the occasional clogged pore on my cheeks. The acne is literally just on my chin. It isn’t deep cystic acne, they look more like white-heads. The only time my chin clears is when I’m on my period. However, those are fairly irregular. Sometimes they are on time for months, and then other times they don’t show up for months. Like, my last one was fifty-five days ago. What could be the cause of my chin acne, and how do I treat it? I’m going to the doctors next week for my acne, but it’s really uncomfortable to say all this. Thanks!
  3. Help!! My skin has erupted in loads of spots whiteheads and cysts as well as loads of little bumps with lots of redness. I used to have isolated chin acne (it was no where else) Even my cheeks were super clear- I’ll put a before and after pic below (the before is from last year) I feel like I’ve tried absolutely everything from natural remedies to creams and topical treatments right now I’m using the neutragena clearing face wash and the Liz Earle moisturiser and toner and I occasionally use the Barnier pure active face mask. I feel like I’m at the point where I’ve probably wasted £100s on treatments and it just goes in a circle:I get slightly clear and then bam I’ve got spots everywhere again it’s so embarrassing. I’m going to be 19 soon and I feel like I have the skin of a 13 year old it’s really getting ready down. Please can anyone help???
  4. *MY STORY* - IM 17, MALE I started getting acne when I was 14 It started as soon as i changed school. It went from 1-2 pimples a month to 1-2 pimples a day. My forehead were the worst then comes my chin and jawline, temples too. Then when i changed school again it got even worse SEVERE my whole face were covered. But then after half a year i dropped out cause i wanted to do something else and my acne cleared 75%. (Only used water on my face at this time) Now i have mild to moderate acne, which is on and off nonstop and the hyperpigmentation (dark spots) are killing me. --HERE'S THE THING THOUGH-- I do not get acne when i drink and same goes for bad foods. I was on festival for a week didn't get a single pimple - that makes no sense to me. --WHAT I HAVE TRIED-- 1. Benzoyl Peroxide for 3 months = Didn't do a thing 2. Benzoyl Peroxide(morning) + Differin(night) used it for 4 months = broke me out a lot the first two weeks then it went back to the way It was. I used sunscreen, cleaner and moisturizer from cetaphil. 3. Went gluten-free for a month = Didn't do anything. 4. I don't eat diary not even a little bit. 5. Went cavemen for a month = Best thing I've done - Doesn't matter if i use cleanser or moisturizer I get the same results. 6. Tried zinc and vitamin E supplements for a month or two = Didn't do anything. 7. Tried a low-carb diet = Didn't work either and I've been trying to gain weight for a month so I've been eating a lot of carbs but it's still the same. Acne comes and goes. Hope you guys can help - Thank You!:)
  5. I can't identify what these bumps are. I've been trying to get rid of them for- no exaggeration-- 10 years now (I'm 21). I don't think they're scars because I got them before I ever got pimples. They can get more or (slightly) less prominent depending on what I put on them but they've never gone away entirely. These ONLY exist on my chin and don't exist anywhere else on my body. One derm said he thought it was closed comedones and maybe some milia but only prescribed differin and sent me on my way, and unfortunately I haven't seen a change since then. I tried extracting one years back but it didn't really work. This is driving me insane! (Both photos were taken this morning, but in different lights) I've tried a salicylic acid wash, 5% benzoyl peroxide, BP pads, Differin, moisturizers, clay masks, sulfur, the whole nine yards. I wash my face every day and apply sunscreen when I go out. I change my pillow cases often. I've tried cutting and limiting dairy, and I drink PLENTY of water. THoughts and insight GREATLY appreciate, thank you
  6. Roaccutane journal 10mg /day I am 24, female, and have been struggling with chin/jawline acne. This is a week by week journal of my skin while on 10mg/day roaccutane. I am currently 3 months in and will update as I progress. Week 1 (ending 9/6/18): Slight lip dryness (dry from winter anyway-not sure if this is a side effect) No new breakouts Still lots of existing congestion under skin around chin area (large cystic as well as little bumps) Week 2: (ending 16/6/18): Around 4-5 new whiteheads on chin Lips getting a little drier than they usually do in winter Skin a little drier than usual One new cystic pimple on chin Existing congestion still there Week 3: (ending 23/6/18) Whole chin/jawline breaking out. Looks awful, sore to touch Lips a little dry Week 4: ( ending 30/6/18) 3 new pimples Still lots of existing congestion and redness Lips a little dry Week 5: (ending 7/7/18) Exactly the same as week 4 Week 6: (ending 14/7/18) 2 new pimples on chin Skin a little dry A few nose bleeds Lips quite dry Still lots of congestion under skin Week 7: (ending 21/7/18) Congestion under skin Lips dry 2 new pimples Week 8: (ending 28/7/18) Dermatologist appointment, staying on 10mg/day I told derm I hadn’t noticed any improvement yet she said it’s still too early and to be patient 2 pimples from last week still here 3 new pimples Congestion Dry lips Week 9: (ending 4/8/18) 6 pimples Some congestion still Lips cracked and bled on their own for the first time Skin dry but manageable with constant moisturising Week 10:(ending 11/8/18) 5 new pimples Lips very dry white and flaky Pimples went down by Thursday Noticeably less congestion this week (from what I can feel when washing my face) Still have redness on chin area Week 11: (ending 18/8/18) One pimple on forehead Almost no congestion under skin 2 tiny whiteheads on chin that I popped Week 12: (ending 25/8/18) Almost no congestion under skin No active pimples so far Week 13: One breakout on chin week 18: no breakouts since week 13!
  7. Please help me... I have had these little dots all over my chin for a good few months now. NOTHING has helped clear them at all. I’m starting to think maybe they are fungal and that’s why they aren’t responding to treatment. They aren’t visible in all lights but in direct sunlight they are very obvious.
  8. This is my first post so have patience if I do things wrong. I am a 69 year old male and have had acne problems since I was a teenager. I have seen several dermatologists over the years, none have impressed me, none seemed very interested to be honest. had a course of Roaccutaine about 20 years ago which did work but as soon as the treatment stopped the acne returned. My GP put me on Ant-biotics (Oxytetracycline) which kept me reasonably clear for about 15 years before the Ant-bionics just stopped working. Since then I have just used Acnecide (Benzoyl Peroxide) which has done a reasonable job for about the last 5 years. Recently I decided to grow a beard (big mistake) which made it difficult to use the cream. I have had a massive Acne breakout on my chin / nose and even after shaving off the beard the Acnecide does not appear to have any effect. I have had the breakout about 3 weeks and it seems to be getting worse. To add more complication I have been on Testosterone Replacement Therapy for the last few years which has certainly made the acne worse. I am at a loss now to know what I can do. I don't want to be dramatic but my chin feels almost as thought its alive - large cist type acni that hurt and itch as well as white heads. I am adding a picture and would be grateful for any comments / thoughts about what I should try. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi everyone, I had light acne since starting college, and then decided to go to the dermatologist to learn if they can get to see why was I getting acne in the first place. Instead, I was prescribed spironolactone and birthcontrol, without even them seeing if there was something wrong in my body (organs, etc). After taking both for over a year, my skin became perfect and crystal clear, BUT I started getting headaches that I haven't had before, so I decided to stop taking them. Right after I stopped the intake of birthcontrol and spironolactone, my chin started to HORRIBLY break out like never before, I got huge underskin cysts all over my chin, several at a time. I have never experienced these types of hardcore acne in my life! Then I went online read many blogs on cystic (hormonal) acne, bought all the OG products that were praised on youtube and google, my chin was covered in ichtammol 24/7, and the cysts didn't stop coming. Then, I learned that I had issues with my pancreas, it was not producing enough of juice like its supposed to, so I started to take pancreatin for it from Vitamin Shoppe. The first day of taking it, my chin started to finally clear up, thanks to GOD. The bottom line is make sure that your prescriber or whoever works with you, gets to have you check up the internal organs' effectiveness of yours. Birth control is never a solution, it makes things worse. All the best.
  10. Hi, Iv had a spot on my chin since, nothing ever came out just a lump. It burns and hurts... Iv put ice on it, aloe Vera, savlon. But still won’t go. The doctors have given me Fusidic Acid cream.... I just want the redness to go down....
  11. (Skip to the middle where it says "importnat part" if you don't care to find out if we've tried similar things or have similar types skin, etc. and you just know you have hormonal stuff going on.)Hello, so I have been using products for a couple years, loved them, the do help, but it's expensive and time consuming, don't want to buy regular and travel size etc. My mom had deep, deep acne as a kid and still has scars at 53 as we know cystic acne can be genetic My acne is mostly on my chin, cheeks, near mouth, on neck, and back indicating a HORMONAL link. I get deep ones on my neck and cheeks especially I tried to balance my hormones to combat it and eat little dairy to help that as well. I exercise and carry a massive 64 oz water bottle that i go through 2-3 times a day every day. I get 6-10 hours of sleep every night usually around 7. Never sleep with makeup on, always go through my elaborate skin care regimen (mostly stuff besides cleanser, and also use glossier aha+ solution.) And have little stress in my life that's unman aged, I meditate, have a good attitude, and rarely have to face anything too terrible so that's not it. So I'm doing all the things you're supposed to...... I tried Skin care exposed many generic drug store products (cetophyl, nutragena, Clearasil, etc.) ACNE LASERS (do not recomend, it actually got worse, and I'm not sure why. I did over 10 treatments I believe because my boyfriend wanted to help me conquer this he paid for it so I'm not certain, but it was very painful, expensive, and ineffeftic sadly.) Trtroin cream and gel Many cycles of antibiotics (doxy) Llysiene DIM (did help a lot but didn't fully clear, best thing I've found besides spironolactone though, but more expensive.) Etc. (We've all tried lots of things, you get it, but I thought it might be relevant for people trying to figure out what they should try first or what might work for them based on our possible similarities) IMPORTANT PART: My roommate had really bad, scattered, cystic acne and one day it really started clearing up I asked what she had been doing and she said her doctor prescribed spironolactone. I asked my doctor to do the same, she was all for it. I take 50 mg The first month was really bad, I broke out REALLY hard. But I had seen all the positive reviews and photos that said this would happen and to stick it out, so I did. Month 2.5 I was so happy with my skin, it's SO SOFT and clear. It's incredible to be able to touch my neck and face without tons of textures. My skin did peel really badly around month 1.5-3 so be prepared. It was annoying, but worth it. MONTH 3 I HAVE ZERO active pimples and some red spots that are still healing (I did kind of keep picking throughout the months but I think I will break that as I have nothing left to pick) My makeup goes on incredibly, I am so, so, so grateful. I was so close to trying accutane but have been putting it off as a last resort because of the side effects. Now I'm free. I sent my doc a thank you card I'm so happy. Please, if you know anyone with hormonal ance, tell them about it, or try it yourself. With my very basic, terrible insurance it's FREE I don't pay a dime for it which is just yet another amazing perk. I want other people to be able to find their solution too.
  12. Hi so I really need advice !! I've always had acne but never really a cyst. For this long underneath my skin. It started with an inflamed huge pimple on my chin but now after a week there's still a huge bump underneath my skin and there is no white opening. What should I do? Wait ? Make an appointment? Needle it myself? Help
  13. I have been on a birth control pill to control my acne for around 6 years now. I had severe acne all over my face when I first went on it and it cleared my skin completely. I was acne free for about 2 years then got the occasional pimple. Now I am 24 and am experiencing some bad hormonal acne (i think it is hormonal as it is just on my chin). Nothing has changed for me recently for me to start breaking out like this, although I have had trouble over the years with random big break outs. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience? Or since I went on the pill when I was younger, has my body changed and my pill no longer controls my skin how it used to? I would like to go off the pill to see what would happen but I am terrified that I might look like my 17 year old self and I'm also about to go travelling for a while and I don't want to have to worry about my skin too much.
  14. Hey everyone. I have had white spots on my face for about 5 years now, I think. When they first started I didn't think much of it, I think they were mainly on my chin, then some on the right side of my nose. The ones on my chin are basically what my face is now, I don't remember my face without them. And I tried for the longest time to not care about them. I've had acne before, not too crazy but stubborn acne. I've never played with them. Never popped them. I never tried to craft some home remedy I wasn't sure about. I just let them be. And I tried to do the same with these white spots for some years now. But It's getting worse and worse. When I squeeze my cheeks, or the place between my brows, or my chin with my hands, there appears even more of them, that I previously couldn'T without squeezing. I went to three dermatologists, one of them said it might e past acne scar, one of them said they might be fat glands, and the last one said he didn't know, and gave me "acnelyse" which sheds skin and "sivex" which is a protective lotion I believe. I'm going to include some old photos and the ones I just took with the phone's flashlight, zoomed in. This one is from June 2016. I know it's low res but the sun makes the spots better visible, as if they already werent. September 2016. Obvious raise in chin & right side of nose. October 2016. Low res again. Now for the photos I just took. Left side of my nose. Note that when my skin is stretched, these spots aren't visible, they don'T even leave a trace when I stretch the skin. they just dissappear. So it's not like acne where it would be more visible when you stretch the skin. Left side 2. My nose also has 3-4 bumps, one of them is very visible, right on the upper side of the mini mole on my nose. Squeezing my cheek. Left side acne & spots. Many on the chin also visible. Right side again. this is where it's worst. Left side photos look worse but right side is actually much much worse irl. Chin. Flash makes them look less by destroying the shadows but they're still visible. Last one, squeezing my chin. I'm a 21 yo male. I've tried the "acnelyse" the third derm gave me and it doesnt seem to do much. Maybe it's my mood bur they definitely feel worse on some days and better on some days. So maybe it's an allergy of some kind? I smoke but thse started long before I started smoking. Only thread I've found with almost the exact spot photos is this: Some users say they have the same thing but when I search their post history, I find photos that are nothing like mine. Mine have never been red, always whiter. They don't burn or itch, they're just there. They're not squeezable, they're like a part of the skin. My first phost here. I don't know if I've done something wrong. thanks in advance. If you're going to recommend a doctor, I live in Turkey.
  15. Hey all, Previously ive been so lucky not to have suffered from acne however about two months ago I had a breakout of 15+ spots all over my face (first forehead, then cheeks and chin aswell). I have no idea why as my lifestyle is the same as the last 22 years! Over the last two months I’ve made sure to be more aware of what I’m doing, cleaning face properly, wearing less makeup, cleaning sheets often, eating more vitamin rich foods, taking vitamins (as I’m vegetarian), drinking more water, sleeping with sudacreme on spots etc but my face has not improved in the slightest. ALSO IM NOT POPPING THEM. I’m so unsure where to go from here, I find myself hiding away in my room too upset to leave. I’m falling behind in everything and loosing everything I’ve worked hard for. What do I do!? And also what is this on my chin it looks like they’re upcoming pimples!? This was my face just two months ago and as I had like three spots I thought I was spotty, all I want is that lovely complexion back:
  16. Hey all, Previously ive been so lucky not to have suffered from acne however about two months ago I had a breakout of 15+ spots all over my face (first forehead, then cheeks and chin aswell). I have no idea why as my lifestyle is the same as the last 22 years! Over the last two months I’ve made sure to be more aware of what I’m doing, cleaning face properly, wearing less makeup, cleaning sheets often, eating more vitamin rich foods, drinking more water, sleeping with sudacreme on spots etc but my face has not improved in the slightest. I’m so unsure where to go from here, I find myself hiding away in my room too upset to leave. I’m falling behind in everything and loosing everything I’ve worked hard for. What do I do!? And also what is this on my chin it looks like they’re upcoming pimples!? This was my face just two months ago and as I had like three spots I thought I was spotty, all I want is that lovely complexion back:
  17. I have really noticeable marks on my chin. I’m not sure as to whether or not it’s acne : panpipes nodules. Or if it’s due to shaving. I shave with my foam wash as of recently, and I used to with a shave cream but that would cause bumps. These marks on my chin I can’t feel with my hands, it feels smooth but they’re noticeable as seen in the pictures below. please help!! I’m 16
  18. Fungal acne..?

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    I've been reading a lot about how papules/pustules/whiteheads can be caused by the overproduction of candida... do you think this could be it? I used treatment before but I always had a few large papules remaining on my cheeks.. hen after getting off due to the unbearable itchiness of BP, my skin went into a frenzy and now I have this acne. My skin always feels like its tingling and crawling then I get whiteheads around my chin the next day. t(a little scarring because I due tend to pick at them) I just started using Lotrimin ultra on my skin 2x a day (started yesterday)..... wondering if this could help. below the first is a picture of my skin at its worst!!! (November 30 2017) and the second picture is my skin now
  19. Hi all, I have had acne since I was 14/15 and I am now 19. My acne is only on my chin and nowhere else, not even my jawline. It is also worth noting that I don't have any symptoms of PCOS either. Firstly, I tried all the topical creams, none worked. I then got put on Dianette and have been on and off it for years. When I have been on it, my acne has disappeared completely! After coming off Dianette the spots returned and I have been put on lymecycline which has made my acne disappear completely also. However, last week for the first time in 9 months I had a breakout of about 6 spots all on my chin!! They have since cleared with topical spot cream. However, I have been on lymecycline for around 9 months now but I have read that dermatologists should not be putting you on antibiotics longterm and they are just masking the issue? Has anyone else had similar issues? Is my skin hormonal or? I find that I am the one guiding my dermatology appointments and suggesting new treatments, he is not very good! I have an appointment on 20th December. In the mean time I am on the waitlist for any cancellations with other dermatologists. Should I be going into the appointment in the mindset to ask to come off the antibiotics? Should I go onto another birth control pill? Should I cut out dairy/gluten?! Anybody else got any advice?!?! Thanks so much!
  20. Cyst on Chin?

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    Hi, I have dealt with acne a little bit in high school, but not really in college. I am 22 now and have been dealing with a breakout within a square inch on my face for over a month now and I do not know what is going on. I think it started from mistreating a regular pimple, but now I continue to breakout in this one little area and it seems like as soon as one goes away, another one comes. I can have anything from 3-7 in that one little area. I have this one part of the area that is hard and is under the skin. I am wondering if it is a cyst, but it is not inflamed at all and does not feel sensitive to the touch, and It also doesn't protrude from the skin at all. I would not be worried about it at all because it is not visble (you have to feel it to even see that it is there). The problem is that pustules continue to form around all around it, but not on it. The pustules are inflamed, red, and protrude from the skin, and come to a head. I have been using a salacylic acid, Benzoyl peroxide face washes, and a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment but that has been drying out my skin too much, so I have cut out the benzoyl peroxide and been moisturizing with an oil free face wash to combat that. That has definately helped and i though i solved the problem but I woke up with another pustule today and the hard part under my skin is not getting better. I am wondering what this hard part under the skin could be and what I should do about it. I am also curious if that is causing the pustules around it. Thanks in advance!
  21. Chin Only Cyst Acne

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    Hi everyone. I was wondering if there is anyone here who experiences similar condition. I am 24 y.o. and about a year ago I developed cyst acne. The thing is, I have only one or two cysts and they always appear only on my chin. I also developed milia that grows into acne sometimes. It is also only on my chin. The rest of my skin is perfectly fine and always was fine, hence my enormous frustraition with my new 'friend' cyst acne. It all started a year ago when I foolishly mistreated a regular pimple on my chin (overdryed, picked million times and then it just never went away). Maybe it worth mentioning that I moved to the States a year ago as well, however, chin acne started to appear one-two months after the moving. I have been eating salads every day, fruits, lemon water in the morning, I cut off dairy too (not 100% , I have milk chocolate sometimes). I use all sorts of products too: dermalogica cleanser for with salicylic acid, dermalogica daily microexfoliant, neutrogena blue light therapy mask, renee rouleau anty-cyst spot treatment (the only thing that seems working), renee rouleau detoxifying mask . Of course I always use spf (CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30) and cetafil mousture cream, and I get facials almost every month. And obviously cyst acne on my chin doesn't give a damn about any of the healthy stuff I am doing. Last time I got two nasty cysts right on my birthday, I am so desperate I can't even articulate it. Anyone has similar situation here? Usually I see posts about severe acne which is not the case here. What is the next step? I just can't beleive I have it. I am 24 and I have never ever had anything like that in my life.
  22. I've been battling with acne since I was about 13 years old. I am 18 years old now and For as long as I can remember my skin has never had a smooth texture. At a first glance you really can't tell much. With makeup on in pictures you can notice a few spots here and there and some redness but it doesn't seem like a huge problem. However, my skin has a whole bunch of bumps. Specifically on my forehead, between my eyebrows, chin, and nose. I don't usually break out on my cheeks but there are definitely minors bumps and redness around there as well. For for the most part I eat a healthy diet. Try to stay away from meat. I've cut out dairy completely, and I drink tons of water a day. But it never seems to make any difference. I was my skin twice everyday, see an oil free moisturizer, occasionaly use tea tee oil on active zits me I try to do an exfoliating mask once week. I don't take any supplements besides an everyday multivitamin. My skin on a "good" day is bumpy but no active zits anywhere. I have simply just grown so tired of being insecure about my skin's texture and I really just need some advice. Please let me know if I'm doing anything wrong or if there is anything I should do or add to my routine to get my dream skin! Below are some close ups of my acne. Thank you.
  23. its been there for at least 5 years.. its skin coloured and it doesnt really hurt or anything, nothing really comes out of it and its just skin... i also have some on my nose..can someone help me? how do i treat this?
  24. Very unusual lesion

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    Greetings! I only just found this site about an hour ago and I'm not yet terribly familiar with it. I ask in advance for patience if I have chosen the wrong topic or if I make formatting errors. I'm pretty nervous by my discovery on my face. Recently ive had some prettt severe seasonal allergy problems that have been causing severe itchy and watery eyes, nose, and skin on my face. As a result, my skin has been terribly dry and combined with the scratching I'm obviously guilty of during the night I'm breaking out some. This alone is nothing unusual. I have a few pimplesat least 4-5 days a month. There was a zit on my chin yesterday and it was without a head but very red and painful. Normally these get left alone and will disappear in few days. Late last night I noticed that the previously rounded shape had begun to elongate down toward my neck. As the last 24 hours have passed it's gotten even longer and is still narrow. I can feel the whole thing from my bottom of my lip to the underside of my chin altnough the outermost parts aren't yet painful or swollen they're still palpable. Essentially it feels like a tube shaped lump and it's. Quite painful. In only 8 hours it's become a pretty concerning lump. The actual initial zit is still there she very hard. I haven't noticed any head or oozing. I've had tunneling MRSA before but in my thigh and a lot bigger. This is itchy and fast growing like a staph infection. Im just at loss. I've googled everything I. Can think of without any luck. I plan to make an appointment witha doc but I'll be a new patient and likely will wait to be seen. Should I go to an er? This thing is over an inch long and a 1/4 inch wide. It was normal until maybe 8 hrs ago when the incredibly fast growth began.