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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. How Acne Affects Self-Esteem

    What Is Self-esteem, and Why Does It Matter? Acne Negatively Affects Self-esteem Acne Affects Self-esteem More Severely in Women Treating Acne Improves Self-esteem The Bottom Line What Is Self-esteem, and Why Does It Matter? Self-esteem is a person's subjective opinion of their own worth. While high self-esteem contributes to a person's success and quality of life, low self-esteem can make a person feel down and even cause depression. Low self-esteem potentially leads to serious problems, such as...
  10. 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
  11. So this is my second year of college, the first year on acne.org? A breeze. Now I am completely off of and hopefully for good. This was my third time returning to the BP gel and no matter what it works for a while then BOOM stops and the breaks roll back in, not as before but 2x worse. My acne is not as severe besides the fact that my whole face is covered in comedones (flesh colored bumps) and I tend to scratch at them too reveal keratin underneath YUCK. It kinda sucks that in college almost ev
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. hi im marlene and im 25 and im so happy with my results using acne.org and ive only been on it for 2 weeks and my face has completely cleared up!!! i started getting acne about 2 years ago out of nowhere. ive had model-like gorgeous skin my whole life then the acne came and would stop right before i purchased the regime on acne.org i was seeing a dermatologist and was put on birth control and going all the time to get bloodwork and tests watch videos about birth defects due to accutane anyway
  21. I had been on Mononessa for one year and a half. It cured my severe hormonal acne within a year, and my skin looked flawless for another six months. However, everything changed after I switched my birth control brand at the beginning of the year due to my break-up. The new pharmacy I found did not offer Mononessa, so I had to take Sprintec instead. I did not think twice, because they have the same active ingredients. How foolish I was! Especially for a chemistry student. I started notice minor b
  22. 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'
  23. I have severe cystic acne. I've been dealing with bad acne ever since I was 12 years old. I am turning 21 in a week or so. I have tried absolutely EVERYTHING you could think of. Whether it be over the counter or prescription from a dermatologist. NOTHING WORKS. I am at my wits end. I hate myself, I truly and absolutely hate myself. I never want to do anything anymore and it is even hard to go to work and school because I am ashamed to look this way. I go to my dermatologist on Friday...... I
  24. I'm 17 and about 90% of the guys at my school have really clear skin. It makes me so self conscious. I mean does anyone else know how it feels to look around and only see clear skin. Sometimes I look at myself I the mirror and think about how much better I'd look with clearer skin... Whenever I'm around an attractive girl, I get super anxious because 1. Talking to good looking girls is basically impossible and 2. My acne makes me feel like I have no confidence. Sometimes I look at my face straig
  25. 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