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  1. ANY EXPERIENCE WITH ANY OF THESE? Ortho cyclen or sprintec(the generic) ? Or any birth control for acne for that matter! I'm 17 and starting sprintec next month and want to know what to expect! Thanks(:
  2. Baden

    Doing Nothing - Teen Acne

    I'm a sixteen year old guy with moderate acne, I've tried many things, and now I'm trying doing nothing. I've had acne since I was about 12. It's always made me feel very insecure and depressed. I've tried multiple things, but have tried to stay away from the drugs such as Acutane, because of the possible side effects. The one thing I tried for the longest time was Epiduo. I can tell you more about that if you like, but this log will mostly be about my current regimen - nothing. I've been doin
  3. I took oratane back in OCT 7 2016 up until JULY 7 2017, so for 9 months at 40mg/day. Before that I tried everything OTC from drugstore to highend, and prescriptions ever since I was 13 such as clindatech, epiduo, duac gel and 4 rounds of antibiotic minomycin. I also went vegan for 2 years, to improve my skin, however that was useless. I’m 16 yrs old and female. BACKSTORY - (YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THIS) This was when i was 13/14/15 years old - Before going on oratane, I remember previously st
  4. right cheek(worse) left cheek (not as bad as right) ps i don't know if the pics will show up because I'm new to this site and don't really know how to use it... and sorry for not rotating the pics. Anyways.. I get papules that turn into pustules. They take about 2 weeks or more to go away and leave this horrible bright red mark, and I don't even pop it. I ordered Dan's BP treatment and Purpose cleanser and Olay moisturizer (the one he recommends) and I'm going to start The Regimen when my o
  5. 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
  6. Hi guys, I've been looking through this place a little bit for the past few weeks, and I thought I'd make a post today. I'm now 18 (almost 19) and I started having spots/acne in certain places around 2 years ago. I didn't know much about cleaning and moisturizing back then, and I unfortunately used to go crazy at these spots and pick and pop. Fast forward today, I have dark spots/marks from previous spots (it'd probably be the same as red scars, but I'm dark skinned so--) and I still get
  7. So I've been dealing with severe cystic acne for a few months now. It developed out of nowhere. I've had acne since the start of high school but it's never stayed around long. Now I'm a 16 year old high school senior and my face destroyed itself right before school started. Not a fun experience at all. I have two large cysts on my cheeks (one on each side) that have no intention of leaving. I've tried minocycline and clindamycin but to little effect. Then Bactrim DS, which cleared up my regular
  8. allyjk

    Acne Help

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum so I want to apologize in advance if this topic doesn't go here. I'm at the point with my acne where I'm at a loss of what to do. For a little bit of background, I've always had good skin. Never any pimples, redness, nothing. Then, near the end of highschool I started to get pimples on my cheek. There would always be one pimple and as soon as it cleared another would show up instantly. It wasn't really a big deal but was a minor annoyance. Slowly, it became two
  9. Hi! So my daughter has had acne since 6th grade, when she first started getting it she went on Proactive and it didn't do anything. So then we went to her dermatologist and they prescribed Epiduo and she was on it for almost 2 years, and there were maybe 5 periods (periods=weeks) where her skin had calmed down. Then she stopped using everything completely and her skin got so bad! The end of her 8th grade year she was prescribed Minocycline and it did not work, but she developed Even WORSE cysts
  10. So I've been using the regimen for a week now and I have severe, cystic acne with hyperpigmentation. I'm 15 years old and have only had it this bad for about a year...will this stuff work? I'm not expecting over-night results but in 2-3 months? I'm starting a new school in September and I'm really nervous about how people will think of my skin. I wear makeup but it just looks bumpy and you can still see my acne. Has anyone else had this bad of acne and it worked? Also, any advice for the dryness
  11. So I went to the dermatologist for the first time today, after being prescribed things like duac, clindamycin phosphate and stuff and not seeing results. I got prescribed tetralysal and differin today, however I have had this before and (I now regret) I didn't take the tablets religiously. I'm 14, and I have this acne because of my age. I get it on my chest and back also. So has anyone seen any results with this combination? How long does it take to properly see a difference?
  12. elliejoy

    15 yr old, acne :( (pictures)

    Hi! this is my first post on this website and i'm looking for possible ways to help improve my skin. Lately, my acne has been making me not want to hang out with my friends or see anyone because i'm embarrassed. I know i shouldn't be embarrassed and that acne is a normal thing but it stresses me out. All my friends have only like one or two pimples at a time and then there's me. I'm feeling so insecure and i just want to find drugstore products that will work. Heres some information about
  13. maddymoocow

    Worsening Acne

    Hey everyone!! My skin has been terrible for over a year now. I know this pales in comparison to other people's battle with acne, and I truly sympathize for you. Please know you are beautiful and we can get through this !! Anyways, this year my skin had progressively gotten worse. I've used so many products (I will list later) and have been to doctors and dermatologists. Nothing has helped- only made it worse. These are the products I've used : BP, Retin-A, Clindamycin, Finacea, Soolant
  14. Etude

    Teenage Acne

    I'm 16 and I have acne. I realize that it seems almost futile to try and attempt to do anything about it since I'm only going to grow out of it (or so I hope). However, after having a terrible explosion of acne all over my cheeks a little more than a year ago, I've become much more aware of my body and my health. While I know that my acne is mainly hormonal, I refuse to accept that my acne is a normal part of growing. My twin sister has nearly perfect skin (though she does have mild eczema) and
  15. My son has been on Accutane for a month. He was on 20mg and started 40 yesterday. The perfect storm happened tonight. He hasn't been feeling well since Thursday. Nothing horrible, just a really bad cold. The rest of his school seems to have either the flu or strep or some kind of crud. Tonight he felt sick at dinner and ran to throw up. After he did, one of the cysts on his cheek inflated! He was in a lot of pain and obviously really scared. I called the doctor and got a full ma
  16. Rational007

    Frustrated Teen

    Hello forums, I am a 16 (17 in 2 mo's) year old teenager and I have been suffereing from acne since I was 12. It's worse than my overbite issue, which was fixed by braces and I am extremely greatful for. Ever since my first few pimples, I've been chasing it down with natural home remedies. I need a regimen, which i will stick to provided I am told enough about how much it will improve this situation and when to expect results. But I am nearing my breaking point where I am simply going to
  17. Hi there, i am 16 years old and i have cystic acne on my cheeks and pimples around the area.I rarely have whiteheads but rather red pimples.I have the same pimples for months and they just sit there doing nothing,maybe turning into a whitehead once after months.I also have back acne which started before my facial acne.I used to have only on my shoulder pad's(if that's what it's called) but now they went downwards also.I haven't gone to the beach after i started getting back acne(maybe that's the
  18. Ivebeen taking vitamin A, D, E, for about 2 weeks now. I included zinc about a week ago. I originally started with a low dosage of vitamin A, however, I increased the dosage to about 200,000iu (retinyl palimate). My softgels are in 10,000iu but I see some that are 2,000iu? My acne began clearing when I had only vitamin A and D. However, since increasing the dosage my face has broken out. It might be because of the 100mg zinc temporarily included, but I'm really not sure. What gives? My face was
  19. Okay, so today is day 6 of my 6 month cycle of accutane (40mg/day) and I thought it would be a good idea to document my progress on this medication. A little background: I've had moderate acne on my face since the age of 11, large pores, and tons of blackheads. When I was in 8th grade it began to bother me some, so my mom and I went to our derm and I was prescribed tetracycline and a standard benzoil topical cream. After 6 months with no improvement, and the develmopent of cystic body acn
  20. christinarose23

    My Accutane Log

    Back story: I am a 17 year old female who has suffered from very light acne and the odd pimple since I was about 10. At the start of this year, being about 4 months ago my face has exploded with cysts, clogged pores, white head and black heads. Firstly beginning with a few on my chin then spreading to jaw, neck and check and occasionally on my fore head. It had gotten to the point where I couldn't even wear makeup and leaving the house was a nightmare! I was sexually active so I decided
  21. Im currently 17 years old and I am suffering of mild-moderate acne. Lately ive been taking a holistic view on acne, and ive got some decent results but lately ive been stuck and my acne seems to not move. I have been thinking about what i could do, and the question hit me that im still in puberty and if its even possible for me to clear my acne while in puberty? The succes stories that Ive been reading has mostly been adults as well, but i donw know what do you think?
  22. Hey I have a question. I have been using tretinoin cream for the past 7 days and I have been using it wrong. I squeezed about multiple pea size amounts for each part of my face mistaking the term ONE PEA SIZE AMOUNT for my whole face. I have read the directions and now I understand. If I use less tomorrow and according to directions usin ONE PEA SIZE AMOUNT for my whole face will the cream still work? or my skin has built a tolerace from the large amount used? (P.S. I didn't notice much irritati
  23. Poll-When did your teen acne go away?
  24. mooesie

    Teenage acne

    Teenage Acne To give you an overview of what my acne has been like, it began when I was around 13 but didn't really begin to bother me until late last year (at the age of 14). It was just mild acne on my forehead but really brought my confidence to an all time low I went to see a dermatologist who prescribed me differin gel however this only made my skin worsen!! I began breaking out more, not just on my forehead, but also my cheeks and chin. I continued to use the tube until it was finished