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  1. It actually works really well on PIE (post-inflammatory erythema) acne marks

    I broke out badly sometime in October 2016 and it took me roughly three months to get my acne under control. Unfortunately I was left with horrible PIE (post-inflammatory erythema) which were tiny, flat red/pinkish marks. They simply wouldn't go away and they were far more damaging to my self-esteem than the actual acne. I tried everything to get rid of them but nothing worked. I also used 100% natural aloe vera gel and although that helped somewhat it wasn't an end all be all solution. I hid aw
  2. Exactly. The worst is when the PIH is clumped up in one spot. I have about three to four PIH marks on both sides of my face and they're all in the same area. I had a massive breakout about two months ago after being completely clear of acne for about six months. It was absolutely devastating. But of course, the worst part wasn't the actual acne; it was the PIH. Here I am now trying to get it completely clear. It's happened before so I know they'll eventually fade away again. It's just a drag h
  3. Seeing as I've had acne (and still have some PIH and superficial scarring) I was wondering which torments you the most? Personally I hate my post acne hyper pigmentation (PIH) as it's so stubborn and takes ages to fade away. I can deal with acne because BP tends to get rid of it in relatively short amount of time. But it's the darn PIH that drives me insane! I can also deal with my scarring because it's not too bad; mostly superficial and hard to see. How about you guys? Chime in below an
  4. I'm 27 as well and have been battling with acne since I was a teen. I'll clear up and it'll just come right back with a vengeance. I'll go a few months without acne, feeling good about myself and suddenly breakout again and go into hiding. I recently broke out again after being clear. It's such a vicious cycle.
  5. I noticed that most people don't really care about scars. I'm someone that has some scarring and very light PIH and I don't really mind them that much. To be honest, you kinda get used to it. I don't have trouble socializing and I'm usually a very outgoing person in general. I'd say acne has left me more vulnerable than my scars, and I would rather live with my scars than have active acne again. Also "perfect" is subjective. I've been around so-called "perfect" people and trust me, they're
  6. I realized a while back that the way I see my skin problem isn't how everyone else sees it. I guess I just decided that I should stop worrying so much about it and go about my life. I've actually managed to completely clear my acne and am now about 70% done with clearing my scars and hyperpigmentation. I also believe that I developed some mild form of body dysmorphic disorder from all the years of intensively observing/obsessing over my face. Funny enough, I'm sure everyone's skin looks bad if y
  7. At any point did you stop using BP? I stopped using BP after clearing my acne and it came back. I recommend sticking with BP even after your acne is gone.
  8. Please don't give up on seeking treatment. I was once in your shoes and was on the brink of suicide. The Acne.org Regimen has cleared up my acne one hundred percent. I'm still on the Regimen now and I also added some natural remedies as well. Look into African black soap and AHA. They both do wonders for scars and hyperpigmentation. Don't give up the fight!
  9. I highly recommend anyone with any scarring or hyperpigmentation to get African black soap. It's literally a miracle soap.
  10. As someone who also has some scarring and PIH I can say that it's not as bad as it looks. Remember that what you are seeing and how harshly you are judging yourself isn't what everyone else is seeing/feeling. I recommend going to the tryouts and projecting your best qualities. Yes, cheerleaders can be ruthless but if you're projecting your best self then your personality will ultimately win! All the best!
  11. Hang in there! I'm in my late 20s and have battled acne since my teens. I too have scarring and hyperpigmentation. However, it's getting better because I've gotten the regimen down and implemented some other things into it. Try Manuka honey and African black soap. Both do a great job fighting scarring and PIH. They're also natural!

    I've been using African black soap as part of my regimen for about three to four days now and I must say this thing is a miracle. I mean it. Although I don't have any active acne, the soap has done wonders for my hyperpigmentation and scars. I'm really at a loss for words at the results thus far. Mind you, I use the soap twice a day. I lightly apply some lather in the morning while I wash up and once more at night. I've heard that African black soap can cause the skin to purge but I haven't expe
  13. I can relate to you. I too struggled with dark spots during college. It's good to hear you're on a regimen. Keep in mind vitamins are also good for fading away hyperpigmentation. I've been a pretty solid diet, eating loads of foods high in vitamins A, C, B12, E and K. Have you looked into African black soap? I've been using it for the last two weeks as part of my regimen and it's definitely helped fade out some of my PIH.
  14. You're a good looking dude. Don't fret about it too much. Look into the aforementioned treatment options if it's bothering you.
  15. I completely feel you. It's a waiting game. But it'll be well worth it once you notice improvement. Hold your head up high!