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  1. Hi guys, I've struggled with acne since my late teens and now I'm 22 and still suffering with very stubborn acne. So far I have tried all generic acne topical treatments such as Clinique system, Duac, BP gel 10%. These either didn't work at all or worked for a few weeks then the acne came back. I have had antibiotics which don't work. The most effective treatment was Dianette. It gave me totally clear skin for a year. Despite still taking it, it seems to have stopped working and slowly but surel
  2. Hi all. I just joined after reading threads on this site for a few months. I will be turning 30 in a few months and will give a very brief summary of my acne battle for the past 15 yrs: Junior year of high school was when I really started breaking out with cystic acne on my face, neck, back, and some spots on my upper chest. After trying the usual antibiotics and topicals, my derm put me on Accutane. The course of accutane cleared up everything, but was not a permanent cure. What the firs
  3. Hey what's up everyone. I'm 19 .Well I have moderate to mild acne, face, neck and back ,and its really noticeable have some scars as well and people stare. When I talk to people they can't go long with looking at just my eyes , I've been noticing that a lot of people touch their face when I talk to them , like no it's not contagious. But Ya I mean I avoid eye contact sometimes even ,,,like Ya I'm handsome but my acne just ... Makes it feel like I'm not , I go on about wearing a hood everywhere I
  4. I have had 2 facial acne extractions done and each time new whiteheads have formed. Just wondering if this is normal and the best way to treat it. * a semi big one popped on its own and I wasn't sure how to get the gunk out (I used comedome extractor).
  5. Hi!! I've been on Accutane for 4 months. I heard that not just men, but women too can have hairloss a few months after finishing Accutane, and that sometimes it can be permanent. What's the probability of hairloss on women post Accutane? I haven't lost any hair since I started, but I'm worried about the next months and after... Thx!
  6. Can Makeup Cause Acne?

    How to Avoid Makeup-induced Acne What Are the Best Makeup Choices? Tips for Using and Applying Various Types of Makeup Instructions for Removing Makeup Ingredients to Avoid It's a real concern: Cosmetic-induced acne is so widespread that it has its own name, acne cosmetica. Recent proof that makeup can cause acne comes from a recent Brazilian study in which 45% of women had dermatoses (skin disease) associated with the cosmetics they were using and 14%...
  7. Hi, I have a question for the women of Acne.org. Is acne and PIH/scars a huge factor in socializing with men? If so, what's your general attitude towards guys with moderate - severe acne. Do you shun them off, do you try to minimize the duration of the conversation or do you act as if its just another random guy. In a situation where you see a guy with acne, PIH and scars do you continuously stare at his face, how do you react? I'm asking this because, I'm a guy suffering with mild acne, nothin
  8. Adult Acne

    ...there appears to be an increase in post-adolescent acne, and that the disease is lasting longer and is requiring treatment well into the mid forties."2 International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004 Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. 1/3 of adults affected with facial acne also have acne on their back and body. These are the official statistics, but most adults have had a zit...
  9. Not really afraid, but with every year i feel like Im slowly dying. My face is becoming more dehydrated from years of bp, Im getting more scars every day, my beard is getting bleached, skin just dont stop going to shit overall... There is no cure, and there are no working treatments without side effects. I would accept all that regardless, cause I really want to live my life, at least a little bit. I would accept it if there is at least one girl that will love me no matter what happens to m
  10. I'm new! Yay! But not really. I've been suffering with bad skin for 5 years this Fall. I'm going to be 26, but I look like I should have looked at 16. I have the worlds smallest pores, you almost have to look under a magnifying glass just to find them. My skin had always been great. Never oily and never dry. I'm from a northern climate originally but moved to Canada's west coast when I was 10. Despite living here for over a decade, my skin still prefers a cold dry climate. I recently disco
  11. WHY ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO ACNE by DR JOHN BRIFFA, Daily Mail Acne often causes considerable distress to sufferers, and while it is most common around puberty, it can affect adults, women in particular, well into their 20s and 30s. One mainstay medical treatment is antibiotics. However, Swedish research presented at an American conference last week suggests the bacterium associated with many cases is becoming increasingly resistant to these drugs. There is real concern that
  12. Adult Acne - Everything You Need to Know

    Adult Acne Defined The Two Types of Adult Acne Causes of Adult Acne Comparison of Features in Adult and Adolescent Acne What Studies Can Tell Us about Adult Acne Conclusion Adult Acne Defined People often think of acne as a condition that affects teenagers that disappears naturally after adolescence, but different studies have shown that significant percentages of adults experience acne as well. Adult acne is normally defined as acne in persons 25 years of age or older.1 The Two Types of Adult...
  13. Can Acne Medications or Treatments Age the Skin?

    Skin Oil (Sebum) and Aging The medical term for skin oil is sebum. Sebum is important when it comes to acne because, generally speaking, more sebum means more acne. This is why some anti-acne medications and procedures aim to permanently reduce sebum production. However, we still don't know whether permanently impairing the skin's ability to produce sebum might prematurely age the skin. Two changes happen naturally to sebum as people age. We can see that isotretinoin, photodynamic therapy,...
  14. I recently got pimples on my breasts! It's on my breasts near the middle of my breasts. It's my first time getting these and I'm hoping to get rid of them soon. Any helpful advice/tips? I also have a scar on my butt. This sucks.
  15. Is this safe for women to take long term? -- (I heard it was mainly used in men's health though I've also heard it can work well for acne and some women have had success with it) I've also heard that it works by affecting androgen levels (is that right). Is everyone's acne related to androgen levels? How do I know if an androgen issue is the cause of my acne and how do I know if I should use saw palmetto? Even if you can only help with one of these questions, or can only refer me to a plac
  16. If you have questions, please PM me, do not respond to this post. Introduction You thought you would "grow out" of your acne and didn't? You're not alone. Many men and women suffer adult acne in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Adults with acne often have hormonal imbalances that linger after puberty, and these imbalances create disfiguring acne. Quick Review on Hormones The main sex hormones are testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Men and women have all three hormones in
  17. How Common Is Adult Acne?

    For most adolescents, acne begins to subside by the time they become young adults.1 But a surprising amount of adults continue to experience acne, or even begin experiencing it for the first time after the age of 25. This is known as adult acne.2 Based on the evidence we have, we estimate that 31.9% of women and 20.5% of men between the ages of 20 and 70 years have acne. Most acne research is devoted to...
  18. Who Gets Body Acne More--Males or Females?

    Body acne is acne that appears on parts of the body other than the face. Research relating to body acne focuses on truncal acne (acne on the chest and back, or "trunk" of the body).1 For purposes of this article, we will refer to this type of acne simply as "body acne." Exactly How Common Is Body Acne? Research has shown that body acne is common in both males and females. A 2008 study mentioned in the...
  19. Hey y'all So today is day three using the Acne.org regimen. There's a slight difference since yesterday - not much, but it's still there. The biggest change I noticed was between days one and two of using The Regimen. When I reach day seven I hope to up the dose of benzoyl peroxide. My goal is to be clear in three weeks. But I know these things take time and I don't want to jinx them, so I'll just say I hope to be clear in a month - if not, i'll persevere. I really do find it difficult to li
  20. Can You Reduce the Size of Your Skin Pores?

    What Exactly Are Skin Pores? How Do You Know If You Have Enlarged Skin Pores? Causes of Enlarged Skin Pores Treating Enlarged Pores The Bottom Line Enlarged skin pores are a common concern for males and females of all ages and races. Although large skin pores do not pose a health risk, they can make the skin appear rough and uneven. This is why many people are in search of an effective treatment to make...
  21. I am so thankful to this forum because a post made back in 2010 from a user named RedMarkedGirl changed my life. After I weaned my second child from breastfeeding, my skin went nuts. Giant nodule-like jawline cystic acne that hurt and felt itchy attacked my face every month around ovulation, and took forever to heal, only for more to surface. Also large pimples spotted my t-zone. It was so upsetting, and I tried it all. Even going back on the pill did nothing for me. After nearly 3 years of
  22. I have been on sprio for over a year. During that year, I have increased almost 2 cup sizes. While I have also gained some weight (which, for the first time in my life, is now settling around my waist instead of my thighs), it is not enough to make the cup increase to be expected. It seems like it could be a likely side effect of spiro. So my question is: if I stop with spiro, will they shrink down? Or is just how things are?
  23. What Ethnicity Has the Most Adult Acne?

    Adult acne is defined as acne in people over 25 years of age. In the U.S., adult acne is the leading skin condition affecting people between the ages of 25 and 40,1 but it does not affect all races and ethnicities equally. According to a study published in 2010 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, "There [is] variation in the prevalence of acne and its subtypes by racial and ethnic group."2 Several...
  24. Hello, I'm trying a new, au naturale acne routine. (well, mostly natural ) Just curious if any ladies have seen success with supplementing spearmint into their diet. (capsules/tea or otherwise) I've recently discontinued using spironolactone because the side effects freaked me out. I'm looking to try 100% natural remedies to try and balance them hormones! FYI, doing surprisingly well off of spiro, but I'm totally dairy free now as well, which may have been most of my issue, anyway
  25. Women, Stress, and Acne

    Psychological stress is a negative state of mind that women as a whole tend to experience more than men. If stress continues for long periods of time, it can become chronic, leading to disorders like chronic anxiety and depression, and also potentially more acne. To understand how stress might result in more acne, let's delve deeper into the connection between the two. The Connection Between Stress and Acne Research is clear that people with acne are more stressed...