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  1. 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
  2. From the album: Acne.org regimen made skin worse

    the largest picture is me before the regimen and the rest are me 3 months after.
  3. I've had genetic hormonal cystic acne since 4th grade. Not to sound dramatic, but I was not the same after having acne. I went through a acne extraction session and it was so painful. It probably left the ice picks scars I have today. I can't help but envy others with smooth skin. I honestly feel that acne and acne scars have held me back from achieving my fullest potentials. I could not relax and tend to avoid eye contact with people. And it doesn't help to hear my mom tell me to wash my skin p
  4. So I don't think I have a major problem with acne. I have some acne scars but they don't bother me. What bothers me are these patch of bumps on my forehead which never seems to go away with any topical medication I use. My acne got better but the rash looks worse and has spread since winter started. It's very dry and the bumps are raised SO makeup cannot cover it. A few months ago the patch bumps were there but they were flatter and less visible. I don't understand why it's not going away but it
  5. So I don't know if any of you guys get this, but I get these insecurity attacks where I just want to hide myself. It's usually when I feel a breakout coming on. At first I didn't realize what caused it, I thought it was just like if I looked in a mirror recently, but no. Like, I'll be downtown somewhere and then I'll just become so insecure. Like I don't have the greatest confidence usually, but I'd consider it pretty high considering my acne. But when I'm getting a breakout, I just want to
  6. Hello there, So I broke the number one rule this morning. I jumped in the shower and As I was cleansing my face I could feel little white heads all over my cheeks, chin and along my jawline. I made it through the shower but when I was spreading Dan's BP...I hit my breaking point. I popped one then two... Before I knew it I had popped at least 30 white heads. I already have a grip of ice pick scars, brown spots and on my nose I have red vines on the sides of my nostrils. Ugh I'm a mess I can'
  7. Hi, Im brand new here but joined in hopes to have some of my questions answered. I'm a 18 year old female turning 19 in a couple months. I first started getting acne when I was grade 6 like most normal kids however mine seemed to keep escalating over the years. When I was 13/14 my acne turned more severe and left me even more insecure about myself. I had used everything in hopes to get rid of my acne. I used benzoyl peroxide, every brand under the sun of face washes and even Tanda, a blue li
  8. Hey everyone, I'm 16, and I have severe acne. I started getting acne when I was around 13, and it just became worse and worse every day. I have a lot of bumps on my forehead, but my acne is the worst on my cheeks and my chin. I feel so extremely insecure about it, sometimes I can't even bear to look in the mirror, or I cry about it because it's just that bad... I've been to the dermatologist but the pills she prescribed didn't make a difference, and the cream stopped working after a while. I w
  9. So...it's been a week since I started the Regimen. And I just wanted to know if the Cetaphil moisturizer will work for this regimen? And also..can someone PLEASE tell me that i'll see improvement later because I feel like my skin is getting worse, it's breaking out even more, and people keep on saying that my hyperpigmentation is getting DARKER... And i ALSO feel like that i'm gonna have to go through A LOT of bullying and judgment on my skin in order to get clear skin. I feel like that's the c
  10. Heya; i am 16 years old and in my final year of secondary school. I would say that my skin is okay, its mainly large pores and oily, with a few patches of redness. Do you have any confidence tips because my self esteem is literally through the floor. I can't go down to my family without makeup and am constantly paranoid about my face. I was just wondering if anyone could help - thankyou x
  11. Hi everyone, I was just wondering if this is a good regimen for clearing up red marks/scabs caused by pimples. I don't think my acne is too bad. Just a lot of redness from picking before, but I'm going to stop with that. Anyway my regimen right now that I'm going to try and stick with is: 1. Lush Ocean Salt Cleanser Scrub 2. Lush Tea Tree Water Toner 3. Lush Skin Drink Moisturizer Morning and night, with a spot treatment at night. Anyone feel free to let me know about experience
  12. Hi, I just joined acne.org's forum in hope that I might be able to receive some advice about my acne situation. I am a teenager and have been experiencing acne for the past 2-3 years. I admit that my acne is not as bad as it could be, but it really bothers me constantly. I have many blackheads on my nose/cheeks as well as whiteheads all over my face. I usually get a pimple a week, sometimes more than one. I have some acne on my chest and some whiteheads on my back (with an occasional pimple
  13. I have been trying to clear up my acne for years. I always wear foundation and concealer, but I have a trip to the water park with some people in a couple of days.... I don't have any horribly active pimples, but I do have redness and healing pimples pretty much everywhere. If I wasn't so used to wearing foundation everyday of my life, this wouldn't be a big deal. But since I literally haven't gone in public without makeup in years, I don't know what to do. I don't want to wear a whole f
  14. I've been struggling with acne for almost 5 years. I'm going to be 16 and want to feel beautiful any chance I get. My acne is disgusting. My cheeks are awful. They are covered in bright red pimples and purple scars from my bad habit of scratching and picking my pimples and zits. I can't be the only one who knows this. I never feel beautiful I'm so insecure and I hate my face because of my cheeks, forehead, and chin. They are completely covered and its awful. My skin is so oily I sometimes have c
  15. Because I will be going into my senior year of high school, I have been thinking about college a lot. I have also been thinking about my skin. Currently, I don't leave the house without makeup on, EVER. I don't even usually walk around my house without it on. It's the first thing I do in the morning: brush teeth, wash face, and put on my makeup. I absolutely HATE how I look without it, because my skin is so ugly. So how am I supposed to go away and live in a dorm and share a bathroom with a bunc
  16. every spring and summer I seem to break out (I don't know if it's allergies but Benadryl doesn't help much). It seems more of a rash mixed with pimples considering most of the bumps on my face cannot be popped. It does not itch but it does feel tender when I wash my face. I used hydrocortisone which only worked a little before it stopped. Even prescription steroids didn't seem to help. I've used Nizoral shampoo as well (didn't work) and I'm currently on doxycycline and I'm using epiduo hoping to
  17. After using my three Lush products with occasionally throwing in my oxy face wash, this is how my face has progressed, still kinda upset that I have those two big red marks near my nose.. but if this is the progress they should be gone soon..
  18. I'm really self conscious about my acne, and always wear makeup to cover it, I don't even like not wearing makeup in front of my friends at sleepovers and such. Anyways I really feel like my acne is pretty bad, I do see the dermatologist but I wanted others opinions. So how bad do YOU think my acne is on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the worst/severe)?? Thanks everyone x (Also my eyes are hidden in the photo for privacy reasons )
  19. Hi All, I'm new here but definitely not new to the wonderful, joyous world of pimples. Now mine is quite mild but it still causes me a lot of strife. I'm very insecure about pimples and the like and because of that have a really bad problem with popping my pimples. Right now I'm not doing that because I had an epiphany and have resolved not to but to give you some history: Previously I would pop anything. And I mean anything. Ever whitehead, blackhead, pore. Tiny bumps on my forehead that
  20. These are the sides of my face which is where I've been breaking out recently. I never used to get acne on my cheeks until recently. I wash my face every day with soap (cetephil), and warm water. I use makeup products, like too faced foundations and concealer. I use makeup that doesn't have any oil but is water based instead. I've stopped exfoliating as I've read it causes tears in skin. Mainly these are just red dark marks and white heads, but a we pimples. I'd really feel so much more confiden
  21. I wish I knew how to start or knew exactly what to say. I have never felt more alone in my entire life. I've been dealing with acne for almost 7 years now and I'm 21. I used several face washes, proactiv and went to the dermatologist and doctors several times. I decided to go for a more natural method for a while and completely changed my diet. I have cut out dairy, chocolates, meat, any type of fruit that had a lot of sugar in it such as bananas or watermelons and other foods as well. I tried a
  22. Hello guys. I am looking for some advice about my enlarged pores and ice pick scars featured on either side of my cheeks. I am extremely insecure when I see up close pictures of my skin. Does anyone have advice before I look into expensive treatments by a dermatologist?
  23. Thinking of starting the regimen tonight, but with my own products rather than ordering them today and waiting. I saw a video of a girl that uses olay sensitive skin face wash (which is exactly what i have) and I have an all natural soothing moisturizer from lush. The only problem is I don't have a tube of BP 2.5%. I do however, have a big tube of clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Gel. Its Salicylic Acid 2%. Should I try using this and starting my own sort of regimen? I think the SA might wo
  24. Hello! I'm here to bring insight on this long journey I'm currently on with facing acne. i've had acne every since i got my period, so around 6th grade. I'm currently a junior in high school. Acne is an overall hard think to manage. Not only do you have to deal with people telling you how to treat your own skin or constantly bringing up how bad your skin look, but you deal with your own devils inside. ill be the first to admit, my acne does make me feel less pretty and confident. no matter how
  25. **Please read my profile before responding to my thread** I'm a 17 year old female. Lately, my acne has been REALLY bad. I mean, it's been bad since I was 13, but sometimes it gets worse. It's been driving me nuts. I feel like I can't go out in public without caking on pounds of makeup. I feel so gross and ugly with it on too, but at least my acne and spots are somewhat less visible with foundation. I've been researching the effects of makeup on acne-prone skin and all of the articles seem to