My Life Has Been Ruined By Acne in Emotional and psychological effects of acne Posted March 7, 2014 I'm 17 and have had severe acne since i was 9. I have been to various dermatologists over the years, i've been prescribed dozens of medications, i've used every acne product you could think of (it's been a long 8 years) and my mom has been willing to pay for expensive facial treatments. Nothing has worked. I can't tell you how many times i've been putting on makeup to go to school to cover my horrible acne up and i just become repulsed with myself and i start to scream and cry hysterically. I cancel plans with my friends because of my acne. I can't take it anymore. I'm considering skipping school tomorrow to avoid having to show my face. I've been on antidepressants and in therapy but still my skin makes me miserable. Something i just slap and hit myself until i get blisters to release my anguish. I envy people with perfect skin. my best friend is always complaining about her "acne" and how "bad" her skin is while i look like a dalmation with all my spots. Acne has truly ruined my life. I haven't had a day without spots or pimples since i was 8 and i'm tired. What do i do?