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  1. Hi there I'm 20 years old, and have been struggling with spots on my face for quite some time. I'm not sure whether what I have can be termed as acne... it only seems to be my chin area and around my nose that spots occur. I used to get a lot of whiteheads but now I seem to get spots that are headless, like bumps under the skin. I thought this was nodular acne, but looking at images of other nodular acne I'm not sure. Can anyone offer any advice as to the condition? I've included a photo at the bottom of the post. As I'm sure you all know, spots/acne as conditions are horrible, and destroy self confidence! In terms of washing my face, I use B Kamin's Acne Wash and a mainstream wash such as neutrogena blackhead eliminating daily scrub. Moisturiser wise, I use the SIMPLE range, Spotless Skin. Does anyone know if any of this is good, or indeed maybe making it worse?! Many thanks
  2. lastmen2

    Hard to live with

    I would need some advice. I've been told to not pick my pimples and i find it very hard especially when it become really appearing (whiteheads and papules) i find it gross and its hard on my self esteem.I don't know what to do to make it look better. please help me thank you (i know my english is bad)
  3. Does anyone know any tips that could help reduce whitehead size in a short amount of time? like a day? I am currently on the regimen but it usually takes me a couple days for the whitehead I have to finally dissipate, and I was looking to get rid of one or two for tonight.. any suggestions? thanks
  4. Garry91

    Reducing BP Use?

    Hey guys. A few weeks ago I was finally clear so I bought some ACV to try reduce the horrible red marks I am now left with.This was going well until I decided I would stop using panoxyl 2.5% BP and the next day I had managed to gain 5 or so rather large whiteheads on my jawline which I never had a problem with before. Basically I started using BP again and it all cleared up a few days later leaving me with more red marks to try get rid of.I then reduced how much BP I was using again and then stopped using it for a few days and guess what...The exact same thing happened. I was clear until I played sports on Sunday,Again without using BP that day and on Tuesday morning I wake up and my face is a mess again! Has the use of BP made my skin depend on it to protect me now and if so is there any way that I can lower the need to use it without breaking out every time or is it a case of stopping with BP for a few days and hoping it gets no worse and I can finally stop using it or will I forever be needing it? Im planning to get some vitamin supplements but also unsure which exact ones to get and the doses I should be taking,can anyone help me out with that. Thanks.
  5. Hey, Well my names Rasheed. I'm a teenager(15), and I have spots like some people. I joined Acne.org since it looks and sounds like it can help me out with my problem. I started getting spots 3 years, out of the random, but then knew it was puberty. So on and on, my spots didn't go, they kept on coming, even though I finished puberty several weeks later. It's now to it, were it's not all spots all over my face, but big lumps of Oil & Whiteheads - Redness - & Not healthy looking skin. I have some pictures I have uploaded. Not the best quality sorry: Here's my chin and cheeks(What you see of it xD) They are fine, great looking and healthy. But I the same method of what I use on my forehead, and here's the problem.] You can't really see, but it's alot worse around that area. It looks Dirty(I get a wash everyday) un-healthy got around 5-7 big road bumps on it. Here' what I use. I use the TCP for my Bumps. Whitch to get rip of the oil and grease of my skin. shampoo treatment to help remove more and giving it a more healthy look. Forgot name, but helps with little spots. My method: Wake up (brush teeth and shizz). Apply warm water to my face all over. Grab Which and the shampoo and message it into my face. Leave it on for 30 seconds, and rinse of with warm water. Apply the TCP to my bumps, and add my normal spot cream to my forehead and leave it on.. It really isn't helping get rid of them, nore preventing them. Just holding it back I guess.. If you have any ideas what I could be using, and what could make my skin look more like it was(Gwag!) would be very greatfull - Thanks
  6. Halscter

    Damaged hair, Oily skin

    Hey guys, im a 15 year old male almost 16 in 10 days The problem is i have oily skin and get whiteheads and papules. I use benzoil peroxide to clean my face and im on minocycline 100 mg in the morning and at night. (yes its also considering im very small for my age but whatever will help me on my quest to fight acne!) My question is how often should i shampoo/condition my hair. I workout/ skateboard throughout the day and i think it would be gross if i didnt wash my hair at least once a day. Although, my hair is very damaged and almost you could say looks like hay. Should i just wet my hair in the shower and simply just condition it and not shampoo? Please help me !
  7. Here is some pics of my acne. Although the light is VERY forgiving in these pictures. One side of my cheek is completely clear almost while i have a cyst on the other side of my face for some reason. Around the mouth is where i get nearly all my acne, usually in whiteheads and red bumps. can anyone suggest a CHEAP form of helping me prevent my acne. Im currently jobless at university and dont have much money at all to spend. But i am willing to make sacrifices for acne as i am sick and tired of it Thanks
  8. invisable girl

    Can someone help?

    I have large pores and on my cheeks and especially my nose and chin EVERY SINGLE PORE is filled with what I think are whiteheads, but all the research tells me that whiteheads are closed comedones and blackheads are open. These are most definately open and I can literally put my fingernail to them and they come out. Big problem is they come right back again! What are these?! I posted this before, but nobody answered. I've tried microdermabrasion (home kit) and that seems to make my face worse. I've tried Alpha Hydroxy and retin a and many more products, but nothing works.
  9. reload147

    What should i do?

    I am 18 and acne started after I had chickenpox at around age 15. I went to see doctor at age 17 and he gave me a cream to put at night. It did reduce it but after it went completely and i stopped it would appear bit by bit. After a while I think the cream stopped working!. Just like few months ago I had throat infection and doc gave some 500mg anti biotic.. after finishing it my acne disappeared again -.-... And after few week bam! hit by acne again. I have mostly whiteheads, some vulgris bit red spot with white things inside.. mostly seen on my nose and now it sometime comes in other areas aswell. And lots of red dots! I guess it was where old whiteheads were. When I touch my face.. small ball of skin drops off... now i have a habit of picking them off... it doesnt bleed its just dry smalllll ball of skin .. I guess it was blocking pores. I thought that would help the pores hehe.. I have reeeallyy oily skin.. when i wash my face it just rubs in i think blocking the pores again. and when i put the cream on it has no effect.. Should i go see doc again?
  10. Hi everyone, I'm new and I'm not a native English speaker, but I'll do my best. I'm 23 years old and I'm dealing with impure skin for about 11 years now. Last year I stopped taking the pill and as a result, my skin got much worse. I never had real acne, but tons of "normal" spots. I started with the BPO regimen in July and by now, my skin is so much better and I'm really happy about it. But I can't get rid of the black- and whiteheads. The blackheads don't bother me much, as they're not visible at first glance. But the whiteheads..basically, my chin is full of them and whenever I smile, they are quite eye-catching. I know I shouldn't squeeze them, but if I don't, they sometimes ..."crack". I don't really know what to do about it as BPO obviously doesn't help in this case. I started with Diacnéal a few weeks ago, but so far it didn't help. My skin isn't that oily, and my front and the cheek are really clear by now. The chin and nose have always been the biggest problem, not sure why?? what else can I do, any suggestions? (and yes, I'm really happy my skin is much better now, I appreciate that and I know I'm lucky. I'm not complaining.) thanks in advance!
  11. Questtobethebest


    Alrighty, so first off I'm new here and as you may or may not have seen, I am on a quest to be the best! Personally of course. So a little bit about my skin. I have oily/acne-prone skin. I'd say I don't really have "acne" in the true sense of the form, but rather just lots of pimples. I always get whiteheads all over my face. Except on my chin and nose, I get a few blackheads there. Okay, so I notice that after a pimple eventually goes away, it leaves this darkish indented type scar there. So, 1. Are they even concidered scars? 2. What even causes them? 3. How in the world do I get rid of them? It seems like every pimple that goes away, leaves that scar. Would natural remedies like baking soda or lemon juice work maybe? Thanks so much! I truly appriciate your answers.
  12. Delboy

    My Nose!

    My acne is thankfully coming under control at last thanks to red/blue lamp treatment but it still persists quite badly on my nose. In the corners and above the nostrils are really red and I get lots of little whiteheads which pop easy but remain very sore for days after. Unlike the rest of my face, my nose hasn't responded to the light treatment and gets very greasy I wondered if anyone here has dealt succesfully with the nose problem?
  13. bleh


    ok... it seems when i get rid of 1 or a couple whiteheads 1 or a couple come back can some PLEASE help me with this because this has been making me go crazp also just for just so you know i have been on differin for almost 14 weeks and i have gotten much beetter but its just that when i get ride of some, some come back thanks bumppp
  14. And know what? They heal sooooo fast then 2 days and fresh skin on that area...damn it feels great to control everything and not scar and heal fast i feel great.. it takes some blood and pain but what i get fresh skin... so if you feel that your skin is strong [ my skin has gone through lemon acid, salyclic , peels [ after driieeeeng it out] and i`m noticing that my skin is really in great shape no matter what bad things i`m doing to it [ then i`m desperate ] .. Thanks God
  15. i lost my old account name on here, but a few years back i posted a question (with pic) of my whitehead problem. i have hundreds of very small whiteheads all concentraded around my eyes. i've had them ever since i can remember, except as i get older it seems i become more and more self conscious.. and i am seeking your help to help rid this. i have none to very little acne on my face, the occasional pimpel here and there. i have gone to a dermatologist a few times and each time have been told to use a form of differin on my whiteheads. i used it for months on end and other than completely drying out my skin, it did not help. perhaps it made some of the larger whiteheads smaller, but nothing of any importance. these are all smaller, hard, and stubborn whiteheads. other than getting them popped, does anyone here have any ideas? does anyone even know what exactly i "have"? thanks for any help, much appreciated.
  16. I got a massive whitehead inside my ear, it keeps growing because it is so moist inside my ear, ive had it for a month and popped it over 10 times it keeps coming back.
  17. I break out almost every week or day mostly with whiteheads and bumps that are filled with pus or bloods. Breaking out everyday ended me up with many dark/brown marks(You can't really tell because of lighting) , even if I don't pop them they still leave marks, i guess it is because I have Asian brown skin. What kind of products could I use to treat existing acne and prevent them?
  18. I got a whitehead on my chin two weeks ago, and I did not pop it. I think while I was washing my face i nicked it and but I did not squeeze it, It still is a bump, it will not go away. Is this thing a scar, its big and really red. what the hell do i put on this thing? neosporin? Bp what? Please help. its been there 15 days.
  19. I keep getting whiteheads below the right corner of my mouth. For the past two weeks I've had 4 recurring whiteheads around that same area. When 2 of them go away, another 2 pop up. Then when those 2 heal, the original 2 come back. I've been using Purpose Gentle Cleanser, Dan's BP, and Complex 15. HELP!
  20. So I just used an exofoliating polish on the skin around my t-zone, where I have a lot of blackheads. It didn't happen to all of them, but some of them turned really dark. What sorcery is this?
  21. Hey there, Im 16, and by the middle of last year, I was changing from cleanser to cleanser every day. My skin was very dry and stressed, And after a I started eating Mi Goreng noodles nearly every day, Gigantic thick swollen acne came up on my chin, spread up to my cheeks. Months of trying lots of things didnt help, Until Minicycline cleared the chin to some extent, I was then prescribed Differin, And that has kept the swollen acne away , Though I dont sleep on my back so my face is always pressed against my pillow, still leaving pimples on my jawline and near the corner of one side of my face. Theres not much I can do about that, BUT, I have very weird toned skin, and my WHOLE face is covered in whiteheads and blocked pores basically. Im currently: MORNING Garnier pure cleanser Witch Hazel Loreal anti grease moisturiser. NIGHT: Garnier Pure, OR Biore warming blackhead scrub if I wear makeup (once a week at the most I wear revlon colorstay) Then Biore tripple action toner for the whiteheads and stuff, Then differin gel mixed with Biore night boosting gel. And I was using a microdermabrasion mitt every morning, but I now use St Ives apricot scrub 1-2 a week instead. Would It be better If: I just cleansed my face in the morning under the shower with just water Then used witch hazel Then moisturiser if I need it? (the one I use is a gel) Then at night just witch hazel again, then use differin, As witch hazel is 100% natural. Then St Ives every 2-3 days? Ive heard that differin slows down the process of shedding skin cells? Your thoughts?
  22. So, this fun has now lasted for exact 2years. The worst part is over, the big bad infected breakouts thanks to roaccutan (avitamin therm. treatment of 3months). Im 22years old man. Currently I have these bad bad red marks and every now and then whiteheads coming out of nowhere. 2-5, randomly breaking, sometimes I got for 2-4days without any but then again same thing. I just cant track what causes it. I eat 3000mg of omega3 fishoil, now Iv started to eat a lot lot of fruits everyday, basically diet consist of chicken, dark pasta, fruits, other meats. In mornings I wash my face with cold water & apply moisturaiser (consisting of snailmilk+aloevera) Before bed I clean my face with which is suppose to be soft cleanser(vichy), wash off with cold water & apply moisturaiser. Iv been doing this now for about 1½months atleast but no change what so ever, which brings me to peeling the skin. Im quite sure I have very sensitive skin, seems to react in room dust, lemon treatment etc very easily. Im not really sure how to do the peeling safely. I ahve this Neutrogena Daily Scrub which is suppose to be soft enough to use even every day. Thing is past times when I'v used it, it has seemed that it might have caused few whiteheads to breakout. Can it be too harsh? Is it cause I didnt use cleaner after it, just washed & applied moisturaiser? Im wondering if not peeling is what is causing the few whitehead breakouts (dead skin or some "dirt") and holding back the healing of redmarks? Any kind of advice would be great, thanks
  23. Okay, so for a week now I've been breaking out with whiteheads and red bumps. The week before that my skin I was almost clear. I've been using baking soda for the morning and night regimen along with apple cider vinegar. Now they almost have no effect on me. I keep breaking out everyday. Diet: I try to eat healthy// i dont drink soda, candy (sometimes) avoid food with oils like soybean, cottonseed, etc except canola because they break me out. I drink water and juices like Acai Berry. Inflamation is a problem. I also have small red marks on my face. I also have sensitive skin. I used lemon juice, topically and as a drink. I've also tried apple cider as a drink. Does anyone have advice with what i should use? is the BS making it worse? The vinegar? I'm frustrated bcuz I''ve tried everything but no luck. Should I use BP? What should I do? Is my skin purging?
  24. I'm not saying that I don't get acne on my left side, but it has been predominately on my right side since I got off Accutane about two years ago. I'm not getting any cysts or anything deep anymore, but I have plenty of whiteheads and pustules all over my chin, cheek, and eyebrow area. It's driving me mad. I'm wondering what could be the cause of just one side of my face breaking out? Also, I can't take estrogen based birth control because of other adverse reactions, so I've been taking a mini pill with progesterone only and I've recently read this may cause acne to get worse. I was curious if anyone else knows anything about this? My neck has recently broken out (only on the right side) and I never used to have neck acne before! Thanks.
  25. I'm 19, been having acne since about 15. I have a clean diet, I drink tons of water, due to lifting weights 3 times a week, and I exfoliate my skin every day. My problem is whiteheads. I use BP and it does nothing for the whiteheads. I've never been able to find something to take care of them. If my whiteheads were gone, my skin would look what I would consider clear, but the whiteheads are always there, and they get me depressed. Is there a home remedy? I use some scrub with salycylic acid in it (or whatever the hell it's called) and no avail. The only thing I found that reduced the appearance was an aspirin rub that I found the recipe for somewhere on the net, but they're back to normal the next day.