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  1. "Why?" That's the biggest question of all. "Why do I have to deal with this? Why me?" As a licensed Skin Care Specialist (Esthetician) whom battles hormonal acne I know the struggle all too well. Given the career I work in, one might assume I have nearly flawless skin but that is far from the truth. All hormonal acne sufferers know, it's beyond frustrating to deal with acne. But, as someone who is supposed to be a skin care and acne guru, it's just plain humiliating and confidence DESTROYING
  2. carmencaisley

    Day 6

    Hey guys! Welcome to my blog. So basically, this blog is about the topical acne product called Tactuo (Epiduo in the United States) and how my face reacts/adjusts to it. I've read plenty of reviews on the product and only 2 blogs from people who have recorded their daily progress on the product, and so I've decided to do the same! I'll be writing new entries daily-weekly on my experiences with Tactuo/Epiduo [on my face] and hopefully my they will help those who are either considering us
  3. laurmo

    First Acne Blog

    I never thought I would be posting a blog, but this website seems like a pretty great community of people trying to help each other, so I decided to share my acne journey. I just posted on the "general acne discussion" forum and am interested if anyone will provide feedback! So as the forum I posted earlier states, I've struggled with acne since about the start of high school, just like most typical teenagers. I had mostly cystic acne on my T-zone and struggled with that up until I turned ab
  4. 9th month on ACCUTANE 40mg (24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin) Skin type - normal Side effects - *Absent minded *Feeling numb emotionaly UPDATE - Excellent month. No cysts. Although had few 2-3 pimples. Nothing serious thou. My skin is so calm and nice to me. Not much side effects either. No joint or muscle pain (taking vitamin d3 and calcium regularly)
  5. Hi all. First post! I'm 30 years old and never really started having issues with acne until I was around 23 or so. Like many of you, I'm on this search to completely cure my acne. Having adult acne really sucks. I have good days and bad days with my acne and when I start getting breakouts, I always start to question why. Is it my hormones (always around my mouth and cheeks), is it sugar, is it bread, is it because I was stressed...etc. My brain is constantly running with thoughts on what could b
  6. This is my first time to write anything online about my struggle with acne. I am not comfortable talking about it with other people, but I think I need some support even if it's only online with people who can relate and understand what I am going through. I've dealt with Acne when I was a teenager. It was isolated on my forehead only. I have a hard time remembering in detail exactly how my situation was then but I remember having so many red bumps across my whole forehead. I was young and did
  7. im 27 year old girl and my acne is mild to moderate at times - hormonal i think, but I am really tired of having bad skin at my age. My dermatologist has given me a prescription for very low dose of Roaccutane (10mg) to take but i am really reluctant to do this after lots of research , since there seem to be so many side effects some apparently which can stay with you forever. in any case my acne is thankfully not as bad as a lot of people's but it does really get me down at my age to always ha
  8. Though this may be my first post on acne.org I've been on here numerous times to make myself feel better on the days where I can't bear to leave the house or look in the mirror...recently I've hit a new plateau of minor depression and realized how much acne has actually killed my confidence. I know there are tons of stories on the site so I don't blame you if you stop reading, but for those of you who want to know the acne story of a 21 year old girl you've never met before...here it is: I've d
  9. Hello everyone, Over the past few years I learned to take care of my face by changing my diet and my cleansers toners and lotions. I dont really have acne anymore, or so it seemed. Last month I got married and about 2 weeks before getting married i noticed that i had a ton of those tiny fleshtone bumps all over my jawline and cheeks, you could only see them in bad lighting or up close. I got a facial and it mostly cleared me up. Well now 2-4 weeks post wedding a keep getting cystic acne. It
  10. Hey guys! New user here, so let me give you my story. I had clear skin my entire life until I turned 23. One day I just noticed that I had a few pimples on my forehead and made a mental note to keep an eye on it. Well it progressively got worse, and after a year of trying every combination of topicals and antibiotics my dermatologist finally offered me Accutane. I immediately said yes and started registering for ipledge. After a month my skin already looked much better. My skin progressively got
  11. Hello, I’m writing this because after 5 years of struggling with embarrassing adult acne, I have found a cure for my particular situation. Approxiamtely 5 years ago, when I was 32, I began breaking out with mild acne on my scalp and around my cheek bones, and anywhere I had hair follicles. There were also areas on my thieghs and upper arms that would get pimples. I dealt with it for a while, but it seemed to progressively get worse. After devouring every bit of info on the internet, I tried
  12. I work night shift so I woke up about 3 pm today. I rolled out of bed and went to the bathroom and to my surprise, there were no new pimples on my face. Which is SO rare! The left side of my cheek, that was covered completely in acne for the last 3 weeks, has healed up so much. November 10th will be three full months that I've been on Spiro. I'm trying not to be too hopeful, because I'm afraid my skin is just calming down and going to freak out again in a week or so. But I cannot help how excite
  13. I am a 29 year old female and I struggle with acne like bumps on my cheeks from time to time. They are imbedded into the skin & make it look like I have a bumpy textured face. Does anybody know what these could be and how to get rid of them? I’ve been to so many dermatologists & nobody can help me. I’m always told to take acutain .. which .. I don’t feel my situation is severe enough?!?
  14. Hi guys, I have female adult hormonal acne and have been taking birth control (Dianette) for the last 2.5 years and it has kept my skin completely clear. But as it's high risk for blood clots I had to come off it a couple of months ago and my skin has started to break out a bit already.. No cysts yet but I'm worried they'll come back. After doing a lot of research, I think Spiro would work for me as it controls androgens like Dianette BUT it isn't licensed for acne in Ireland. I asked
  15. Alright acne. You win this time. As I type this out I feel my marks literally burning...stinging. Laughing at me. Getting it's kicks from thinking of me not being able to look people in the eye and smile confidently, not being able to swim and take pictures at the beach without makeup, giving me physical pain that has made me cry on more than one occasion, forcing me to become a hermit and avoid the things I once loved: rain, sun, wind, kisses, sex, hugs, frozen yogurt, doritos, making me bitter
  16. I always seem to get this only on this side of my face? I've tried cleaning my phone/pillow case daily and always have my hair up. What can I use to get rid of these and stop them from reappearing?
  17. Hi So I've had skin problems on and off since I was 13 years old and now I'm mid twenties. Some days my skin is clear I'll have some blocked pores which never go away but in terms of actual bumps and pimples I can be clear most of the time. I'm starting to think I might had fungal acne, they can be small closed pimples that never come to a head but are red and not painful, or little whiteheads that always come in groups mostly on the forehead and cheeks but if you out pop one it Just spreads
  18. Sta

    Adult acne

    Adult acne. There is nothing I could do to make them two words any less distressing. I know this and you know this. As a woman in her twenties I assumed my hormonal teen days were over, boy was I wrong. After coming off a progesterone only medication,I noticed in a matter of weeks my skin going from glowing and hydrated to cystic These weren't your run of the hill white heads, these were red puss filled boils all over my face. I could not understand it. Yea I would get a spot or two here and
  19. At 21 years old I have had the skin of a adolescent going through puberty, for 7 years now. Within the past two years, I have learned all the ways to avoid breakouts. Let me list the ways I consciously attempt to clear my skin on a daily basis: 1. I do not eat gluten, dairy or meat. (It has been over a year and a half since my last slice of pizza and i'm about to crack) -My daily diet consists of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, rice and beans and I rarely stray from t
  20. Hey Community, I noticed there are lots of unanswered posts by older acne sufferers debating going back on Accutane for a second time. I'm starting this post in hopes of trying to streamline the conversation and also document my own experience going on a second round of isotretinoin. I hope to hear from some of you! I am a female, 28, and have battled with acne since I was about 14 years old. I myself suffered from deep, painful cystic acne that was finally my driving force at age 25 to try
  21. Hello all, I am in desperate need of help and feel like I'm reaching the end of my tether with my skin. Started developing adult hormonal acne about 3 years ago which I have managed to control on oral antibiotics. However, now me and hubby are wanting to start a family and have been advised by the doc that I shouldn't take anything internally now due to effects on pregnancy. Since stopping the anti b's my skin has gone haywire and nothing I do has helped, the doctors are also out of ideas. Hav
  22. I have been using the acne.org bp along with my own wash and a prescription rentinol treninoin for the past month. My skin is definitely better in terms of breakouts but it’s gotten so red. I’ve been using the bp during the day and the treninoin at night. I think what’s really irritating my skin is the amount of bp it says to slather on it seems like way too much. Do you really need that much bp? I’m 26 I really don’t want to be overdrying my skin but I’m not sure if it will be as effective in s
  23. carmencaisley

    Late Update!

    Okay, sorry for the late update you guys! Okay, not late per se but I know that I had said that I would do an entry 2 days ago/yesterday but unfortunately didn't have the time to do it. But, here it is! So, these photos were taken just a few days ago, on April 14. As you can see my forehead is basically covered in red, inflamed pimples and if you can look closely there are some whiteheads shown as well. My face has been extremely oily, and that is one of the side affects of this cream
  24. Hi, I’m new to this forum please excuse my English as I’m not very fluent and so sorry for the lo g post. I came here looking for a solution, I honestly have no idea what is happening or what to do anymore. I’m a 37 year old female with acne prone skin all my life. It’s always ranging from mild - moderate. Whenever it gets any worse than that I would always run to the derm. Last year early July it got really bad that I went to the derm and did all sorts of treatments every week. By mid August my
  25. Hi guys i thought I'd start this personal log to share my journey with my acne and isotretinoin gel My acne: mainly on the cheeks and chin, forehead is clear and has always been I have pale skin so any spot wether picked or not leads to hyper pigmentation and scars Things I've tried in the past: Zineryt topical oral antibiotics and Retin A contraceptive pill proactiv benzoyl peroxide (stopped working after 6 months) My acne always seems to get better then relapses. the reason w