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  1. Had my first mini breakout in ages about 10 days ago. Swollen, red tip of my nose and a whitehead further up my nose AND a red lump to the right of my nose. Looked pretty nasty in that area, but has all been going down over the last week. Thought things were looking up but I just found a small, raised red patch a little further across from my nose. It's not painful and doesn't feel too firm, so there's a chance it may disappear without trace in a day or so. But it's left me feeling deflate
  2. Last six months haven't been too bad. Nothing major to report aside from a few recent 'problems' About 3 - 4 weeks ago I had about 5 little whiteheads pop up over the course of a week across the centre of my face. We're talking about 2mm in size, so nothing really. They, and their barely visible red marks, had all disappeared by the following week. One of them was a bit different. It was like a tiny pustule, but the head never appeared to be ripe. I noticed it as a dried up head which I jus
  3. It's highly unlikely that you will ever find a specific cause of acne for specific areas of your face. Not without investing tens of millions into cutting edge technology and research. Anything else is just speculation based on anecdotal evidence from strangers on the internet. And that's never good.
  4. 2019 was a good year! That must be why I didn't make a single post! I can't even remember a slightly bad period last year or any particularly nasty spots. I still get the occasional spot here and there, mostly on my chin or nose, but that's it. Persevering with my Duac and Epiduo has paid off and I've had close to four years of good skin now. And that's a world record for me. I haven't had a prescription review with my doctor for two years, though, and there was a note with my las
  5. Nearly a whole year since I last posted in here, cannot believe it's been that long! Have had a pretty good year in relation to acne, probably only one small breakout that I can report and that was three spots that came up and went pretty quickly in September. Still had isolated ones come up here and there, but nothing too soul destroying. It was a surprise to me as, for a long time, I seem to have a really bad year of skin every three years. 2009 was a BAD year, 2012 was a BAD year an
  6. Woke up this morning and my spot had improved to a degree. Very, very, very little pain to it now and feels a tiny bit smaller. Still a massive eyesore, but this is a step in the right direction. Doesn't quite feel dead yet, but the skin over it is dry and flaky now, so that usually indicates it's on the way down. It's not formed a head either, so that should help reduce the healing time too. Maybe tomorrow it'll look better yet.
  7. Checked my spot in the mirror just after my last post and, sure enough, it's not a pleasant one. Looks a bit like a papule with redness around it - much like an insect bite. I imagine that it'll get a head at some point. I'll try taking some ibuprofen before bed tonight to see if I can take the edge off it, but I don't think that'll do much to help. Kinda feels like my skin has kinda slipped a little bit in the last month. Not really sure what to do or think though. It's not disastrous, but th
  8. That last spot I spoke about gradually healed and, two weeks on, it's just a slight red mark. Despite feeling good about my skin when I woke up this morning, I've just found a spot to the left of my nose. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet as I'm out and about, but it's medium sized and is a little painful. Spots on the left hand side of my face barely ever happen and when they do they're not terrible. This one feels like it may be working its way up to forming a head. I had a spot in
  9. Woke up this morning and found that a little scab had formed over the top of my latest spot, it was also very painful to the touch. I peeled the scab off and underneath there was a little globule of pus staring back at me, so I gave the spot a squeeze and quite a bit of liquidy pus oozed out. Since then, the spot has gone down a little bit and all the pain has disappeared. Looks like the spot is dying now, but it certainly doesn't look pretty. There's still a red lump there and it's going to t
  10. My skin's not been too bad since my last update, but had a bit of a weird spot come up this week. Woke up Wednesday morning with a little red patch along the top of my right cheek which was fairly flat and not painful. I assumed it would go down, but the next morning it had swollen up a bit and by the end of the day I could see the start of a head beneath the surface. Woke up today and the head was a little bit bigger and continued to mature throughout the day. After using a hot compress on it,
  11. The spot from my last update stayed the same for a couple of days until I noticed a tiny head at the very top of it. I squeezed this and a load of watery pus came out without much encouragement. This was just before I went to bed and, as I thought, it was a lot smaller when I woke up and there was not even the slightest hint of pain. It spent all of last week going down but, although it's 99% flat now, there's still a tiny bump there with what looks like a whitehead beneath the surface. It's bee
  12. This was exactly my life in 2004/05 - tough times. If I needed to go and buy new clothes or just simply get some fresh air I would drive around 50 miles to a different city just to make sure I didn't see anyone I knew. Even then it could be a rather upsetting experience, I remember being in a clothes shop and when I looked in the mirror in the changing rooms I almost burst into tears at the state of my face.
  13. Had a spot come up to the right of my nose on Thursday! Damn, not had one there for absolutely ages and it used to be the worst place for getting spots! It's quite large, quite red, but not painful. Maybe there was a little bit of pain to start with, but that's virtually disappeared now. Still bloody noticeable though and making me feel a bit bad!
  14. Been a while... And that's because, since my last post, very little acne has popped up. Just the occasional spot and I don't think I've had anything which has exploded pus out. So all good!
  15. Woke up this morning and found that my new spot had developed two heads which were ripe for popping. Quite a bit of pus shot out into the mirror - despite the amount of times this has happened to me, I'm still not numb to the disgust that splattering pus promotes! Thankfully, the heads haven't reformed, just scabbed over. And the spot itself seems to have lost about half of it's volume, so it should be gone in a few days and can be downgraded from a BAD spot to a MEDIUM spot!