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  1. As of today, I am nearly 22 years of age. I have been dealing with acne since the age of 14, although, back then, it was so mild that it hardly compares to my later experiences. Around the age of 17, give or take, my acne increased in severity. I have very fair skin, dotted with light to dark brown freckles, a few beauty marks here & there, hazel-green eyes, and brownish hair. As a child I was a blonde. Being so light complected, nearly every pimple that came & went left a bright, red
  2. This is a longish post, but I want to explain where I'm coming from on a personal level. Like always, reading through the forums has made me feel a lot better about the current breakout of cystic acne along my jawline (oh you tricksy hormones!). But it also got me wondering. This is more of an academic question than a self-pitying one, and I’m asking only women for two reasons. One, men primarily approach, while women are approached (not always, but old traditions die hard). Two, I think
  3. How has acne affected you emotionally? Even after you've cleared up/ gotten better? I had/have mild acne, it is under control now but I'm still on the journey toward getting clear skin. Ever since it started six months ago (I quit birth control, I'm 22 years old) I've been completely depressed because of my acne. It completely controls my life. On a bad day... I do nothing but look in the mirror and feel shitty because of my face. I cry and I'm paralyzed, I can't do anything productive. My
  4. Hey everyone.. Ive been reading acne.org posts for a long time but just decided to create an account. Where do i start?im a 21 yrs old male, and ive been struggling with acne for almost 6 years now. I am currently on Accutane for the 3rd time. Yes, 3rd time. The first 2 times worked but the acne would come back after 5-6 months. The last time i was on Accutane was almost 2 years ago and the only period of my life in which i was feeling comfortable was after that first treatment, because my skin