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About dsumo402

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  1. To be honest, I have no clue. Do you drink enough water? I have heard multiple times that pimples on the forehead can be caused by dehydration (Don't know the value of this statement). I also never had forehead problems until about 6 months ago. I have noticed that they have cleared up quicker than any of my other acne areas though. It's probably just a breakout though, don't worry too much about it!
  2. It's so great to hear about everyone having great relationships even with acne struggles. It really warms the heart! More people should come to this post, it could give people some real hope. As for me, i've had a girlfriend for a few months now. I never thought I would get a good relationship again with all my scarring..Somehow though, like most of you have said, she looks past it! It's amazing what love can do. I still am a little weary about meeting her friends, as to what they'll say when i
  3. Holy crap. When my acne was more on the severe side (now its mostly scarring) I would HATE going outside during the day. I sometimes still do to be honest. Going out during the night is the best, no ones out there, no one can judge. I totally understand it.
  4. Hmm, they're raised? These could be developing pimples. They don't look large enough to become cysts, at least thats how it looks to me, although they do have a hyperpigmentated color. Minimize touching and keep your face clean. They should come to a head at some point.
  5. I have hope that things will definitely clear up for you in a month from now! That's quite a bit of healing time. As for the staying out of the sun...thats the best thing for healing red marks. Mine have significantly reduced from less time in the sun. Vitamin D supplements can also help. Man, accutane sounds like a rigorous journey. I admire your daily posting of your progress!
  6. Ugh...I hate the cheekbone breakouts. Its all I've been getting since I got rid of the cysts on my cheeks. The good thing is redness does fade over time! Were lucky we are not scarred.
  7. Do NOT touch it. That will irritate it indefinitely. Is it pain to the touch or pain in general? Depending on how much it protrudes from your skin, yes, makeup should be able to cover it. Makeup is known to make these things worse though. Just be careful. Try not to irritate it by touching and keep us updated.
  8. Glad it's working out for you! Keep up the good work man we all deserve to be clear =)
  9. Well, I'm in the army right now and between guys the teasing usually just gets laughed off. I'm fine with it. I'm not so much bothered by the teasing than the acne itself. I think I might switch to something gentle like the water based soaps, cause recently after I wash my face with the current one I'm using my face stings and it hurts when I rub my face. And after a shower my acne usually becomes redder. I'm considering not even washing my face and let it "recover", since the main reason I wash
  10. I agree. There is this stuff called derma blend out right now, don't know if you've ever heard of it OP, but give it a shot. Do some research on it first. I've heard about it working for people with light amounts of redness or scarring. Not sure if it clogs pores like most makeups, but it isn't considered a foundation.
  11. I know how you feel. You aren't alone. I got rid of my cystic acne and now I have to deal with the redness and the marks. It sucks...just use what the dermatologist tells you for now. Some topicals can help with redness or PIH but its not a for sure thing. I agree with the guy above me though, it's good that your acne is clearing. Once it's all clear you can start trying to treat the redness!
  12. It's probably a nodule that got infected by you messing with it. If you were using sterile tools that might not be it. Could be turning into a cyst...thats all I can tell you.
  13. I found this to actually be a very beautiful statement. I think some others will get a kick out of it too. What keeps me going is what some have already said above, my life is great except for the skin department. I have a loving family, great friends, i'm in college.. A lot of people don't have that. I let it get me down a lot but I realized the people around me the most care the least. What I mean is that they aren't affected at all by it and would never make rude comments, and i'm also thankf
  14. Yes, some acne is caused by bacterial infection, but some acne is caused by hormonal imbalance. I can't speak too much on the matter though as I am not very knowledgable. That's awesome to hear! I'm dreading the initial breakout, but since my acne is only moderately severe I feel that it will definitely help so i'm hoping for the best. Did you have problems with it drying your skin?
  15. By below your cheeks do you mean your jawline? Or just under your jawline? If so, I have the same problem, it's the worst area to get them in my opinion because you're right, cleansers just don't seem to work on that area =/ They do fade the quickest but they always come back. In my own experience they go away for awhile then come back. So for now you can just believe its a stint.