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  1. Attached are pictures of my skin from different angles, the first handful are without makeup, right after a shower and the last few are with makeup in bright lighting... these were super upsetting for me to see and realize even my makeup can't cover up this issue. Ive been struggling, and I mean STRUGGLING with acne since I've been 16 years old. I'm now 26, and it's STILL. HERE. In my teenage years, I tried every prescription medication/cream/gel you can imagine, except accutane (I was alw
  2. PicklesMcGee11

    Should I Just Go For It? (Accutane)

    Hi there. So quick back story... I'm 28 years old, and I've suffered on and off with acne. When I was in my teens I always had a few breakouts... mostly on my forehead... nothing serious. Then as I got older the breakouts got worse. I've been seeing a dermatologist since I was probably about 19 or 20 and I think I've literally been on EVERY kind of medication (topical as well as oral) that they make. For the past 2 years my skin had actually been pretty okay. Maybe one or two problems on m
  3. I am brand new to this acne stuff at 33 years old. Had a blood test that was suggestive of PCOS even though my testosterone levels are great. One ovary is polycystic so im guessing I do indeed have it, even thought the gyn wasn't so sure. Finally saw the derm who put me on Spiro. I can't believe I am almost 3 weeks in and the little pimples have stopped coming up. I did have about 3 cystic ones pop up and go back down quickly. Strange. About 2 weeks in, my breasts feel like I have PMS or
  4. uglyduckling13

    What Regimen Should I Use?

    I want to start a new regimen since what I've been doing for the past few years isn't doing anything. I currently have adult moderate-severe acne. I can get acne almost anywhere on my face, but I mostly get them on my chin and nose area. My acne is also very painful and red when I get the cystic kind. I've read great reviews for the Acne.org regimen, but I also looked up Clearogen and that has some good reviews as well. I'm on a budget, but if it can help gain my confidence. Then anything
  5. samiami494

    Help With Stubborn Adult Acne

    I always have or wake up to tiny bumps under my skin mostly on my forehead. They aren't often white heads. You can't see it that well but I have a ton of blackheads. So I don't know what to do. I used to use benzoyl peroxide but my skin is too dry now and they're under the skin. I've just been using baby soap now. I am starting to get lines as well so what product should I use? I can't afford to see a dermatologist.
  6. From the album: My Adult Acne Journey

    One week after I started the acne.org regimen
  7. Sorry back all after my long hiatus, been busy. I've tried it all in terms of the major things for acne. I don't want Accutane...have had too many health issues and fish oil has just proved to make me sick. It works...sorta. It makes my acne worse and I've been on it this summer for a while. But it makes me insanely tired/headaches/eye pain and I stay nonfunctional for university etc. so my assumption is that Accutane would do the same unless it's easier on the liver ( ha apparently not likely f
  8. I got acne at around 18 years old and i am 28 now. Just started out on accutane 30mg 3 days ago Yasmin Cerazette Doxyclycine Loestrin 20 Dalacin T Marvelon Lymecycline Erythromycin Adapalene Duac Retin-A Gel 0.025 Dianette Azaleic acid It has been moderate acne, blackheads forever, with some cysts around jaw and chin. There have been really good months, when i may only have got 3 cysts and a few small pimples that clear up quickly. Then i can thnk somehow things are clearing u
  9. From the album: My Adult Acne Journey

    One month of using the acne.org regimen!
  10. So I am exasperated writing this and my self confidence is at an all time low right now. I have been struggling with acne since I was about 12/13 years old and I am now 27. I have horrible cystic acne that has recently gotten quite bad again (I am not sure why or what has changed). I have been on every prescription under the sun... I recently did a long round of Spironolactone which helped a bit but not a ton, and it seems a few months after coming off of it this is now happening. I am currently
  11. Simo1

    How I Cured My Adult Acne

    I have had mild to moderate acne all my life. Im now 36 and thanks to my oliy skin still dont have any wrinkles yet. In january I had another bout of acne. I tried tretinoin for three months, but it made matters much worse due to the irritation. And my skin got superdry. I read about the Regimen, but I must say I feel worried about uslng BP in the long run. Esp. If you are over 30. So i worked my own anti ageing Regimen. I wash my face morning and night with cetaphil. In the evening I foliow wit
  12. maria84

    Lightstim For Adult Acne

    I am considering buying the Lightstim for acne. My skin texture is ruined from over-applying a product a few years ago. I am prematurely aging. It seems the Lightstim for acne helps with skin texture as well as acne. Has anyone found that the Lightstim for acne is drying at all? I read once that blue LED lights can dry skin, but I can't seem to find that information anymore.
  13. Hey Guys, Veteran member here. Ive been battling acne since I was a teen, cant remember how young now. I've had 2 courses of accutane and tried numerous topicals. Around 26-27 yrs of age, my acne became very mild and manageable. I've just had my first child, and my skin has steadily gone downhill since giving birth. I am 11 months post-partum and my skin looks the worst it ever has. Over the last 6 months i have tried proactiv, PC BHA 2%, PC BHA 4%, (no BP as this is too damaging to my
  14. acneafterthirty

    Acne&eczema "oh My"

    As a teen I had your run of the mill acne that was treated with antibiotics and some creams from the dermatologist. As I got into my twenties I started having some kind of atopic dermatitis acne and possibly rosacea. I would use drying creams for the acne and then my skin would be scaly and irritated. I tried Accutane which was a miracle for a short while but eventually seemed to stop working. The side effects were rough and some long lasting. I got peels and tried retin-A and other topical acne
  15. Hi everyone, I am new here and this is my first post. I am happy to have found this place! I have always had a few pimples on my face somewhere since my teen years. Recently however I developed acne all over my face, on my neck, on my upper chest, and even in my nostrils! I have seen my family doctor and two dermatologists. I am seeing a third dermatologist later this week. My family doctor gave me a Clindamycin topical solution that burned my skin and made me sick to my stomach a little.
  16. Looking for some advice on accutane. I am a 27 year old male. Have mild acne 1-2 pimples a week at most, nothing cystic at all. However, it comes and it goes and all the other treatments do treat it and it gets better. However, it comes back. BP seems to work the best. I have tried everything though, you name it. I have had it for 10 years. But again it's mild. Sometimes I don't get a zit for a few weeks, I know it could be worse believe me, but it does really bother me like everyone else. I wen
  17. maplesyrupmama

    Week 7 (Day 42)

    From here on in, I am hoping to have very little to report as it's been 2 weeks since I've had a new spot and my skin appears to be getting clearer by the day. I have to admit that I am still living in a little bit of fear that that could change any day now.... but for the moment, all is good.
  18. Im just over two weeks into my course of Accutane. I've only just started this log because I've been too busy reading other peoples hehe. Anyway, some back ground info. Im 30 years old and have been suffering from moderate acne for 15 years. Sometimes it was managable with the pill or antibiotics, but over the last few years its been getting worse and cystic. Finally my doctor refered me to a dermatologist! So im just over two weeks into it and so far so good. I wouldnt say ive had any more
  19. This will be my first time posting here. I'm 37 years old, living in Arizona. Let's start at the beginning. I have had ongoing acne since I was 12 or 13, I was an early bloomer, so I got it pretty young. I have always had very oily skin. My acne got worse through Jr. High and High School and calmed a bit as I grew older, but it has still always been there, some days worse than others. When it was pretty bad in Jr. High, I remember trying a topical, that just burned my face, it was awful
  20. adill

    IUD (Mirena) and acne

    I haven't written in a chat forum since middle school, so bear with me... In July of 2016, I switched from my birth control patch to Mirena, the IUD. I had ZERO problems with the patch, it was just kind of unsightly and annoying. Almost immediately after insertion of the IUD I started noticing my forehead breaking out. I was also in the middle of moving to a new state and starting a graduate program, so I attributed it to that stress. It's now been 4 months and I'm all settled in, but the bre
  21. Hi I am a 37 year old female suffering from adult acne! !!!! I never had a spot on my face till I was 35. I did have some on my back but it never really bothered me. Anyway I am taking tetralysal 300 once a day and dianette once a day for 9months. No break and my skin is perfect. Not one spot. I am coming off it in a month to give my body a break and I am just wondering if there is any success storys? I've had no side affects and would happily stay on them. Just worried about the internal aff
  22. Hi everyone! I actually posted here last week about considering a second course of accutane for my acne. I first took it 7 years ago (Age 16) and had clear skin up until 6 months ago (now age 23)! I have been thinking about it more, and thought that perhaps I should try another method before jumping back into it. However, I honestly just don't know what's best considering everything seems to have terrible potential side effects. My dermatologist was super unhelpful when I asked for advice, she
  23. The area looks inflamed, and kind of like a flat volcano with the red underneath and a semi think white cover. Please let me know, I did stop by the dermatologist for a facial extraction of whiteheads and blackheads and the dermatologist assistance said to make a appointment if I really wanted to ask the derm (very dumb and annoying since the derm was in the other room and would of taken 2 seconds of her day). Please help if you can....
  24. I'm really just posting because I'm at a loss and hoping someone on here has found some miracle vitamin or product that will work for me. I'm a 28 year old male that has been dealing with mild acne/oily skin since I was about 15 and over the past 2 years I would say that has developed more into a moderate acne. My frustration is building, especially when no one in my family has acne, and especially since I've been waiting for years now to breathe a sigh of relief and look back and say, "Acne.
  25. Collegestudent222

    My Story, Advice needed!

    Hello everyone,Let me start by giving a quick summary of my acne. At around 15 I started getting the occasional pimple her and there, but never anything too serious. However, about two and a half years ago when I was 17 years old my acne worsened dramatically. Within a matter of a couple months of this first big breakout, it got to the point where I felt the need to see a dermatologist.My derma prescribed me a mixture of Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide. This helped to initially calm t