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  1. For me, one of the worst parts of suffering from adult acne (moderate and sometimes, pretty darn gnarly) is the anxiety and pain associated with low self-esteem. I NEVER leave the house without makeup, and have a minor panic attack when camping, traveling, or sleep-overs are involved in my plans (how will I wash my face? Will people see me without my makeup? I'll have to get up at 5 am to get ready, just so no one will see my bare skin...). I also model, and you can imagine how hard it is to see
  2. lilley_1

    1 week of eating clean

    13/8/16 It has almost been a week i ate a clean diet. Morning i ate 2-4 eggs with avocado and romaine lettuce. From lunch onward I ate only broccoli, carrot and sweet potatoes for every meal 3 times a day. I dont consume any dairy , oil , processed food. Drink at least 8-13 glass everyday. I also start eating raw garlic , at least 2-3 cloves everyday. I do see a slight improvement. Maybe its too early to tell. Bear in mind also that i suffered from bad acne on my jawline, cheeks. I will conti
  3. I found my confidence recently. Acne was finally not a problem. I was smiling and happy and going on dates with wonderful guys. Life was good. Then today one of my close friends saw me drinking a shake and asked why. I replied "I want to look good for the beauty pageant I'm doing next year!" He simply replied "What are you going to do about your acne? Girls with acne never win." And in that moment, I lost my confidence. I couldn't find it anymore. I just put my head down and walked away.
  4. Short acne story: I started getting it at 9, obviously very early, and it was what would be for a teenager moderate acne, gradually getting worse until about age 12. It was so bad they started me on accutane, despite me not having cystic acne it was bad enough to make the cut. It worked wonders for me, and I went off it two or so months ago. Recently, I've been slowly getting acne back, much like it began, and it's got me terrified. Now I'm in high school and now it truly bothers me, and th
  5. Okay so I just signed up on acne.org to make myself feel better and get some advice on this tragic thing i did for my face, because I really feel like trash right now. So last week. I was looking at the mirror, close up, at my blemishes. I have this problem where I will start picking at the smallest thing on my face because im so afraid of pimples. I pick on three pimples on my cheek. All got inflamed. Throughout the week i tried putting mask, benzoyl peroxide, baking soda, etc. Two of them went
  6. Acne chnaged my personality and confidence alot. I used to be this loud, confident person that would just but people and joke around. Now I am the opposite, I'm the quiet student in my class. That's what everyone thinks unless I've been friends with them before my acne. Right now my acne is really bad. I have lot of red scars, as you can say freshly scars( new scars) Have I tried to get rid of my acne using products or medicine? Yes, there's so many things I can use to help stop my acne, but d
  7. I’m so frustrated and sad because in just a year my skin has gone from fine to terrible. It all started when I tried to go vegan. I thought it would help clear up what little acne I had, but instead, my skin has deteriorated. I have tried everything - the supplements, the pills, the natural remedies, different ways of eating, etc, and my face is still awful. I know looks shouldn’t matter that much, but it really does when people don’t want to talk to you because you’re ugly and you can’t help it
  8. This is gonna sound so bad and I already know I’m gonna get rekt in the comments but come for me I guess... i have severe acne and it has taken over my whole life. I know that I’m probably a lil bitch when everywhere there are people in much worse situations. I can’t help it though. I’m 15 and I’ve had severe acne for about 2 years now and I honestly don’t know how much more of it I can take. Suddenly everything becomes so uninteresting to me(Depressed life oof). I don’t go out with
  9. Pics might be a little to graphic since its zoomed in. Please help me, suggest a full regimen please How severe is this Tell me about this Is this active acne or pih or hyperpigmentation How do I get clear again How do I get rid of tthis please help me Please
  10. Hello everyone! About a week ago, I started the 3 step acne treatment from Clearogen because a YouTuber, Melanie Murphy, said it cleared all her acne away. But, I'm not sure if it's going to work for me because after using it I started getting white heads around my lips and my chin, which I usually don't get. I'm a little nervous to see if this product will eventually work. The good news is that it did help with my forehead acne. My question for you guys is that do you think I should continue w
  11. Hi guys, So I'm new to this and not sure if I got this in the forum or not - so go easy on me if I haven't Basically I was wondering if anyone knows of any products that can help me to stop scratching my face at night. I seemed to be doing this in my sleep and so I am unaware of it. I've tried to use mittens at night, didn't work. Have tried anti histimanes, which seem to keep it somewhat in control. Use olive oil occasionally but even that seems not to work these days. My skin has become s
  12. So... I'm a teenager and I am 15 years old. I have acne problems and i had pimples since 2010. I visited a dermatologist and he gave me some antibiotics and some cremes to use but they made my skin worse. 2 months ago i started taking accutane (isotretinoin) with my doctors permission . I saw some of my friends who had really bad acne getting rid of their acne with the same antibiotics that i took and i got sad but i didn't let that take me down. Then at school I saw a lot of people with clean f
  13. So I am 32, had acne and oily skin, blackheads blah blah blah, since I was 14....long time right... Tried every lotion potion, cream, pill, tablet, that you can think of...been to 3 derms who were useless.... Its ruined my life, my confidence, my self esteem, can anyone here relate?? Ive tried the detox, eating healthy, going natural with cleansers etc and stilllll zits and whiteheads.... How does everyone else here cope? Its ruining me.
  14. soooo im new to this, i decided to sign up because it's just really refreshing to see other people understanding how i feel because in real life nobody i know does. feel really embarrassed and bitter even about typing anything on here just because i hate the fact that my life has become this and i also hate anyone knowing that i suffer with this condition because it's humiliating, even though nobody on here knows me. but whatever.. over the past few months i've been feeling so low and as patheti
  15. Has anyone here ever tried an enzyme skin/ fruit peel??? If so what results did you get?? How much did it cost? Pros? Cons? Your help would be appreciated, Trent.
  16. Hello(: I'm 17 years old, female. I've struggled from acne beginning in 6th grade, it was mostly in my forehead. I used Duac Topical gel and it seemed to have worked because for 7th-9th grade my skin was wonderful! Then around sophomore year, my acne came back but it left red marks all over my cheeks. My forehead barely gets breakouts, but my cheeks have scars and tiny red dots that resemble red blackheads. It's incredibly discouraging and I often cry from frustration because even if ever
  17. Hi, I am 16 and have severe cystic acne. By severe, I mean on my chest, back, forehead, right cheek, left cheek and that space right over the mouth. I hate going to school, I ignore mirrors and i dont like to look at people. I am not trying to write a sob story, this is is geniunely how it is. the worst part is nothing works for my acne. I tried over the counter, an prescription meds, however, my parents will never let me take accutane (100% sure of that.) so basically, i have to suffer for all
  18. I realized that I didn't post nearly as often last round of accutane (lol I just told my computer to add this word to dictionary bc its such a huge part of my vocab that I have to use so often now). I posted maybe 7 times up until day 40 then the day of my last pill. Am I handling this round differently? Different schedule? I think I feel the need to document this round as best as possible just in case I end up taking acc a third facking time and need to remember what side effects are normal, no
  19. Here are pictures- IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE!!! UGH I don't know what to do. I am 3 weeks into Tazorac so is this the worst of it? Ever since I started trying to make my skin better it only has been getting worse. Something I did notice that idk if I wrote about yet- The side of my face that I sleep on is the side with more acne. I have always slept on this side- why is is only starting to cause problems right now? Also- at what time do I re-evaluate what I am doing? At what point can I give up or
  20. I'm just so fed up today I got acne this time last year for the first time a very hormonal bout of it IIt finally got cured after a long battle of qlaira - a birth control like yaz- it took about three months In thathat time a gp sent me to counselling as he thought I had depression I now realise that it was a symptom of my pcos .. Well anyway fast forward to the beginning of March I stopped getting bad breakouts .. fast track again to April I was beginning to get comfortable in MMy own skin
  21. Trudi

    Day 4

    okay! Day 4 and i already look like a scaly dragon, its terrible:( and my makeup looks awful aswell, does anyone know a good foundation and concealor that i could buy out of the drugstores thats not too expensive? please help. anyway except for my face peeling off, ive got my naval pierced and its starting become quite dry and red (not very nice) ive got stretched ears and theres no problems with them? im really annoyed im refusing to take out my piercings because i love them, and there not
  22. Hi, I’ve started using duac once daily after being prescribed it by a doctor and during the first five days helped me feel more confident as it seemed like I was working but then on day 10 I started breaking out more on my forehead and places I never have before idk why because I only put cream on the places I had broken out in. It’s Sunday and I have to go to school tomorrow and I’m dreading it truely. Everyones faces are clear or they can cover up their acne well and I can’t and I look
  23. Hi guys, just wanting some other stories about really long lasting initial breakouts, my skin has just increasingly gotten worse over the 2 and a half months ive been on accutane, i feel extremely depressed about it all and im so scared this isnt working for me. I weigh about 60kg and for the first 2 months i was on 20mg and then for a week i was on 40mg and the last week ive been on 60mg. Just not really coping through this period of the medication and its really getting to me now.
  24. Hi there. I need help :(. I live in the UK and just cannot afford to pay £110 on the acne.org 8oz regimen kit. (Product cost and delivery) excluding importation costs. (£15) my skin is taking ages to clear. I've been using alternatives as follows... Clenser- Olay face wash BP - Nuetrogena 2.5% on the spot Moistoriser - Cetaphil ive been doing this for 6 weeks only for the results to reflect negatively. I've never ever had acne on my cheeks and now I do. My face looks like a tomato. G