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  1. Hello i'm new here although i've been lurking on different posts these past few days. the topic title might not make sense so i'll explain. i'm actually a very confident person, and i yearn to keep growing, confidence and self wise. but my skin, amongst other factors, doesn't reflect that. i hide my problem area with my hair and concealer. i look down when i walk near people, which is very bad as people that don't know you can tell the kind of person you are by your body language,so pe
  2. Hello everyone, former acne sufferer here, I'm 29 now, and I've been having problems with acne ever since I was 16 or so. Irony was it started getting worse after my teen years, and worse. to this day, although I don't break out anymore, the scars are very much there and visible (one of the reasons I started wearing a beard). Nothing I can do about my forehead, though . I started getting better when I made small changes in my diet (less sugar, no fried stuff etc); much more complex than th
  3. Hi all! Right.. accutane - the big debate... For me personally it has opened up alot of doors for me! I used to suffer from moderate - severe acne, and after years of the classic, quick fix but long strugle, that was antibiotics.. i finally got referred to the hospital for treatment using accutane! I was on a high dose for around 5 months, and is by far (in my opinion) the best choice for acne sufferers! I did suffer some side effects, some aches and pains, dry skin, hair, and very dry l
  4. Went shopping today without my "face" on... It was hard and even one kid said to me, "Why is your face like that?" But I still had a good time and I feel like I'm becoming more comfortable with my face. I did an ACV and redmond clay mask this morning... But I think the ACV was too harsh and it just made everything more red... Hopefully I will see some improvement tomorrow, though.
  5. So I have lived with acne for a long time... and to be honest it has gotten better throughout the past few years. I am 20 years old and about a year ago I started a new treatment with my dermatologist and it was working well. It makes my skin fairly oily but I can live with that as long as I don’t have giant spots all across my face. Recently however I have started a new job at The Ritz Carlton where appearance is everything. Last night a pimple on my lip popped while I was at the desk and I
  6. Hi, So its almost been 2 years since I last posted on Acne.org and kind of feel that I owe the community something after it helped me so much in my time of need. First off my name is Tim and in January 2010 i started a years course of accutane finishing this January gone (2011). My dosage at first was 20mg which then rose to 60/80mg then gradually back down towards the end of my treatment. I found life on accutane very, very hard. The drug is a BITCH, but at times we need a bitch to put us
  7. In 2012 I had clear skin and I loved myself, I was confident and it wasn't hard for me to make friends. But for the last 2 years acne has been tormenting me. It's on my back, on my chest, on my face, and it makes me feel so ugly. I was a girl who could wear whatever I wanted, but now I wouldn't even look at a v neck or strapless shirt, the acne on my chest and back is too embarrasing. I hide it, I want to hide all my acne, I wear make up but I am so bad with make up. I hate that we do live i
  8. Hey guys, I just wanted to post something different on this forum. I have suffered with acne for 6 years, I have literally tried everything possible and through those six years I have experienced an array of emotions. I have been angry, sad, lonely, depressed, and insecure. I'm not going to tell you that I am at my optimum confidence level or that I even love myself now or more. It seems like people promote that they love themselves after they make their flaws disappear, but that's not always
  9. I'm a male, 20 year old college student who has been dealing with heavy acne and acne scarring for about a year and a half now. My problems with acne have been around since 10th grade, but it was never anything severe, I had a few pimples that would come and go, one at a time in different areas of my face, but other than that, my most affected area was my t-zone on my face, which was less than mild. So fast forward to 2013 in my second semester at college, I had two large red pimples on my left
  10. Hey all, I figured I'd make a thread for the extreme extroverts who suffer/have suffered from acne. When you're in a breakout period or you're feeling uncomfortable, how do you manage to be your normal, energetic self? Do you still go out, exude confidence, flirt, and hook up? I know for a fact that, since clearing up a bit from Solodyn and Ziana, I've been feeling more and more like my usual self. How about you? Feel free to include any awesome party stories
  11. I got acne in 8th grade. Now I'm a senior in high school. I feel like acne has really hurt my social life and confidence. I cannot leave the house without makeup. However, the regimen has made my skin sooo dry and flaky and it looks horrible with foundation on top, but my hyperpigmentation is also pretty bad. I have mild-severe scarring on my forehead and cheeks. I hate looking at myself and I feel so lost and depressed all the time.
  12. I ran into a girl in the cafeteria at noon. We know each other and I could categorize her as a friend (not a close one). We were joined by a very good friend of mine, and I laughed at her jokes. This girl saw me laugh and said: "if you keep laughing your pimples will all turn red." I was so embarrassed and angry after she said that to me. "That was rude." I said. "But I said it only because I like you." She said. "That did not compute. That was rude." I'm sure that my displeasure was pretty o
  13. Hello everybody. I just started accutane yesterday and will be taking my secon pill today. I have quite bad acne and spots as you can see in the picture and it really has a bad effect on my confidence (If I even have that anymore...) I just feel like it's so bad that there is no way that anything can make it better and I'm probably overreacting, but it really brings me down. I just have that thought in my head of "what if it doesn't work" and I feel that there is nothing for me to do and I ha
  14. Hi everyone, I have struggled with acne for 4+ years now, and it is starting to take a toll on me emotionally. Typically I wouldn't care about my acne or what others think of it, but now that I am starting high school, I for some reason think that whenever I'm in public, that's all people think of when they see me, is my acne. My face is always broken out, always red, and sometimes I look in the mirror at my face and just cry. I try to cover it up with makeup, but it never really works. Does any
  15. Hey you! Since you are on this site, I'm assuming that you, just like me, are living with acne or acne scars/marks on your face and that you are seeking treatments for it. And I also know that acne can have a big effect on your self esteem, social anxiety, and mood. So I'm writing this to all of you who are depressed, sad, worried, anxious or hopeless because of your acne or scars. Your acne is not who you are. Nor does it define you in any way! You just simply have spots on your skin. That's i
  16. I have had acne on and off for years - starting from when I was 13 to now, when I am 18. The most severe acne that I've had has only been in the last two years, and only on two occasions - both after increased use of makeup(but somehow, I only break out on one cheek). Now, the problem is that I am still suffering from the after-effects of severe acne - dark spots and acne scars! My cheek is completely covered with redness and spots and I am so embarrassed to be seen with the blemishes. Sin
  17. iCanDream

    Is It Acne? Or Is It Me?

    Soo.... Still no call from a dermatologist. I'm beginning to feel like my summer will be over before I am able to see one, and that makes me very, very upset. My goal is to be acne free by the time my senior year starts, and that would require me to be a few months into accutane... Time is running short! My little obsession with my face and acne got me thinking a little bit, though. It's given me some pretty deep thoughts--as deep as my cystic acne *huehuehue, pun intended*. My mind
  18. Hey guys! I just wanted to put something out there on this site that reminded everyone that they are beautiful. Reading through posts from of all sorts of people, I long to comment on each one saying to not be discouraged! I just want to say to each of you: Feel proud of yourself. Let confidence and happiness spill from within. Each one of you are talented and compassionate and so mindful and thoughtful. Don't lose sight of that. Take a moment to recognize that which you bring to the worl
  19. Imagine the awkward moment you bump into your ex - do you worry about how you're looking and what they're thinking? If you saw them first and was worried about what they might think about your skin, would you avoid them completely? Or would you be confident and calm and take the situation on? Well I don't have the option of avoiding my ex - we have a daughter together and he comes round to my house to see her twice a week as well as taking her to his on Saturdays. When we were a couple I did
  20. angelys682

    40 Days On Accutane

    The first two pics are of my face now. The third and fourth picture was my face 40 days ago before I started Accutane. I still have a ways to go, but the improvement has already changed my life. I am starting to regain my confidence. I can actually put make-up on and leave the house now. With make-up, my face looks pretty good!! No real side-effects so far except dry skin and lips. Since I started putting baby oil in a spray bottle and spraying it on while in shower, my skin is hardly dry at all
  21. I started getting pimples when I was 10. That turned to severe acne when I was 14. I am 17 now and am still struggling with severe acne along with scarring. I know my diet is 95% the reason why I break out. I have a binge eating type disorder. I try to eat healthy, but my mom doesn't care to buy healthy food and I used to always tell her to stop buying bad stuff and buy good food, but she complains that it's too expensive. I honestly just feel like I don't even care about having acne or eati
  22. CocoLauren

    Sudden acne

    I'm 21 and my skin has never been great... although recently it's been getting worse and worse. Can anyone tell me what's wrong by looking or what I can do to help? I'm starting to use apple cider vinegar as a toner as of today but this is really affecting my confidence. Not sure if my forehead looks like yeast!
  23. asufra

    Acne At Work

    Hi All I am now into my mid 30's and still suffer from acne, and have acne scars. I work in the city in London and have always been really career motivated. I generally have confidence issues because my acne, but now that I am at a certain level it is becoming difficult to hide these. I have to admit I struggle when it comes to speaking in large groups and at meetings. Over the last few years I have started to become concerned that because of my acne I will not be able to progress to the leve
  24. Why is it that everyone points out your acne? I know it is on my face. I look at the mirror every morning when I wake up. The first thing I think about when I wake up is "I wonder how clear my face is today?" It literally determines what kind of a day I'll have. I don't choose to have acne. I want clear skin. I am trying so hard to get the clear skin. I've been following my acne regimen for almost 2 months now. Some days, it works fantastic. I'll have one or two active pimples. But other days I'
  25. aznpnkplumeriagrl12

    Mild/moderate Acne 18Yr/f

    I have just started my isotretinoin treatment with 40mg of Claravis. I am a 107 lb asian female, and scheduled for 5 months (or less). To start off, I have had mild to moderate acne since 8th grade. Although my acne is mild/moderate, and I know some may judge or think that I am vain for going on isotretinoin in the first place, it did bother me-my confidence isn't what I'd like it to be, so I didn't see as much of a harm in trying to eliminate acne or at least most of it. I've tried pretty much