I Hate Acne

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,157 People

    I've had it since I was 10.

    It's been nearly 12 years and I still have an embarrassing zit to deal with D: Why...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2015

    My Acne Is Breaking Me

    I understand. I can't offer any suggestions or solutions, but I understand how all of you must be feeling. It's been three years for me; I think my breakouts really started in the eighth grade. Well now i'm a junior in high school, and any self esteem I've ever had has been...
    zoey1203 zoey1203
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 18, 2013

    my face feels like someone dumped a bucket of

    grease on it >.< I wish I could wash it...but Im not allowed to wash it too many times a day
    msingenuous msingenuous
    22-25, F
    Apr 8

    I hate people who poke fun at others

    for having acne! Like how can you make fun of someone for something they can't help?! Having acne doesn't mean you're unhygienic or dirty!! Anyone can get acne. I also can't stand people who stare at people's acne it's so obvious like I know when someone is looking at my skin...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    I don't have a lot but the little bit I do get

    I MUST MESS WITH AND RIP OFF MY FACE.. Then I bleed and have a scab for awhile making my face even uglier -.-
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99
    16-17
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    I OVERCAME ACNE. Avar from my dermatologist

    helped me so much within like 3 or 4 days and they made it cheap because my family has $$$ issues. Its so much better than any other over the counter remedy I've tried, and even a boy asked me to dinner for this weekend after I got over my acne and was more confident. so excited...
    jacne jacne
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2014

    i think its total BS

    when someone says "oh every gets acne its part of growing up". probably 90% of people only get a pimple here or there thats it, but then there are some of us who look like puberty have thrown up onto our faces. girls at least have the option to try to cover acne up with make up...
    ablonddude ablonddude
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014

    Acne

    hi guys I am 17 years old now but i suffered acne since i was 13. until age 14 i had pimples here and there but my face was not covered with them however my pimples got very bad when i was 15 my whole face was covered with white heads, black heads, some dots under my skin and...
    arminTF arminTF
    16-17, M
    Sep 8, 2012

    I used to be such a energetic,

    confident girl, who's not afraid to talk to anyone. Now I feel the total opposite. Acne has literally ruined my life. I hate going out in public, I just feel like everyone's starring at my acne & judging me. I tried everything to get rid of it & it's just getting worse & worse...
    ShadesOfCool ShadesOfCool
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    Right so this is actually about how i've

    progressed through my acne after 2 years.I was first 'diagnosed' if that is the right sense of the word, with Acne Fulminans when I was 15. It completely messed me up, I started getting holes in my chest and back that would bleed every day and and night, causing reckless...
    CDGboys CDGboys
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Acne What A Curse!

    Acne has & had been a serious problem for me from age 13 untill my mid thirties. At age I think 26 things did change i little bit. I developed cebacious cysts larg lumps behind my ears ans in my earlobes. These I could not burst and my stupid doctor didnot want to disturb them...
    blink8blink8 blink8blink8
    41-45
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

    Me, Too.

    I've had it since I was 11, in 5th or 6th grade. Everyone said it would go away for me, too, but it hasn't. I'll have a good week where it's almost gone...but then I'll get a horrible breakout. It really bugs me, I've tried Proactiv, and I don't think my family can afford...
    Pirately Pirately
    16-17, F
    5 Responses May 17, 2007

    The following activities cause my face,

    back, and chest to break out -- wearing makeup, drinking anything but water, eating anything with sugar (including rice), touching my face, back, or chest at all, going outside when it's sunny and not wearing sunscreen, sweating, not washing my face more than 3 times a day, not...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    Acne Is A Killer

    I'm a 25 year old guy with ACNE. I started having sever acne cyst in 2006/2007; I was about 18 or 19. It really sucked (and sucks) having acne, and especially for me since I had almost possibly the worst type of acne (acne cyst). What made it worst was the fact that I had it on...
    thanewnotion thanewnotion
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    So i am now 15 and have been struggling with

    acne for 3 years. I have tried a lot of products and have often felt the looks that people give me when i walk into a room. Not saying that my acne is 'terrible' but to me, its the thing i feel most uncomfortable with. My acne is basically focused on my chin, but i have had some...
    thehighschooler15 thehighschooler15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014

    I always have acne and it always seems to

    change. It's never more or less, it's always a ton here and less over there. Right now I have a ton around my lips and I look DISGUSTING! I know people will be looking at it tomorrow at school. I'm going to see a dermatologist, but they can't see me until June. Great.
    pizzafacedfag pizzafacedfag
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    I had pretty bad acne.

    .. Made me very self conscious of myself whenever I went out in public. People don't like being around you because they think having acne is a sign of uncleanliness. I had oily skin so I thought I was unclean. I washed my face all the time but the acne didn't go away. Eventually...
    mrhedgeh0g mrhedgeh0g
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    Can anyone love me for having acne?

    I feel so sad and helpless. Im starting to like someone but i kept on saying that i have to let go because i dont look good and i cant show him the real me .. inside of this foundation. I really wish no one can suffer from acnes ever again i really wish it didnt exist cause it...
    idolovethisday idolovethisday
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    i wish everyone just got their fair share of

    acne. some people ive never seen with even a tiny pimple of their face, but then im sitting over here looking like someone popped a water baloon filled with red paint right next to my face, like wat dafaq puberty can you not?
    ablonddude ablonddude
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    Neutrogena Power clear scrub has helped me a

    LOT Also the egg white treatment on your face. Look it up on YouTube. It's really helped me I learned that experimenting with different products actually helps your skin more than anything else
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    Well... Hate is a strong word,

    but I strongly dislike acne. Having some myself, I know that medicine helps but it is in some part out of our control. It's only temporary!
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    It Seems People Think It's Your Fault...

    It seems people think it's your fault that you have acne and that you aren't trying hard enough to get rid of it. Especially those who have never had to deal with bad acne that won't go away no matter what treatments you try. When I first started getting acne, my mother and my...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2013

    Had anyone tried the "Aztec clay mask"?

    ? I'm thinking of giving it a try.
    innnor innnor
    22-25
    Aug 23, 2015

    Ugh. I'm 43 and I still break out!

    Not as bad as when I was a teen, but I still have to cover two or three spots a day. I thought I'd have a few years of clear skin before starting to get wrinkles... Guess life isn't fair, lol.
    GenevieveH GenevieveH
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    My face is COVERED in acne,

    but this is something I remember: No matter what you look like, if you go out and face the world everyday when your face itself isn't perfect, you are brave.
    pizzafacedfag pizzafacedfag
    16-17, M
    Apr 5, 2015

    when u have acne you try to cure it,

    right? as human instinct told me, i tried everything. from trying out very pricey treatments, being convinced by the tv commercials and i bet i rubbed every type of fruit/vege/method(?) unto my face following all those home remedies. the feeling when you finaallly found a...
    Regkid Regkid
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    I've been told by a friend

    who used this special type of soap called Black African Soap, which does a really good job of getting rid of the acne :) goes deeply in, she says it works. I even looked it up on eBay to look into it and there were a whole lot of good ratings that it works well :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    So it's almost be three weeks of me being on

    doxycycline . A antibiotic my dermatologist put me on . I've been taking it once a day every morning & then a cream called retin-A on my face at night for dark spots and uneven skin town it's also suppose to help with acne . So far nothing really has improved besides the dark...
    jaynunez jaynunez
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    Truly ! .. Just wow ,

    my face has no chill what so ever .. When I break out its over and I'm doing a mad dash trying to correct it ... Retin a ... Skin peels ... Microderm abrasion ... When I manage to get back half way decent and I can actually say my skin is so pretty ... Boom break out city...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 13

    Insecure? Me Too.

    You wake up, you slowly get out of bed and stretch. You're okay with your body, you're okay with your self, but you're reluctant to check up on how your face is doing. Last night you put on a scrub, a lotion, a cream, you took a pill or anything to try and make those disgusting...
    LetMeConfess LetMeConfess
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2012

    eat healthy, exercise,

    wash, dont touch your face...will i ever get married?
    GraceRT GraceRT
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2015

    People with acne don't realise how lucky they

    are, they won't experience how self degrading and demoralising it is to wake up in the morning and see blood over their pillows and covers from where the spots and scars have been disturbed while you've been sleeping. They won't understand how much it destroys your confidence...
    10bitchicken 10bitchicken
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2014

    Hello! I just wanted to share with everyone a

    natural and effective acne treatment. If you want to know more please check out my blog http://chadwickdesignmarketing.blogspot.co.uk/ This treatment is made with natural ingredients and is available for a cheap price.
    CDMargaret CDMargaret
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    acne has been with me

    for almost 8 years and it still hasn't left. makes me feel ugly but one day it won't be here and I need to stay positive but until then ill always feel like the ugly friend
    anniethe27th anniethe27th
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    Let's get this out of the way

    and introduce my acne-trauma. I'm 17 years old, male, and I have been struggling with acne for years. Let me say that acne has completely ruined my life. No, not just being socially shy or not asking out for dates, I mean it has actually destroyed my self-esteem, psyche, and has...
    Hansgrohe Hansgrohe
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    It has been 5 years and I still have acne.

    after a treatment it cleans up and then comes back I guess that's because I've inherited it from my family soooo it's genetic((( actually i know that there are bigger problems in the world and there are people who have it worse so i don't have the right to complain.but seeing...
    N2G8 N2G8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    When people who barley have any acne at all

    complain about one little pimple that can easily go away with some spot treatment . & they are freaking out about it. I'm like are you kidding me? Let's trade places I'd much rather be where you are -.- #annoying
    jaynunez jaynunez
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    I am so over it. Its gross,

    its hard to cover up, its painful, looks bad, ruins your self confidence!
    boo864 boo864
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    I hate acne. I’ve always struggled with it.

    I had it the worst in the class, consistently, year after year at my school. I was always so embarrassed of it, but since my mom was against teenagers using makeup, I couldn’t hide them either. I hated talking to people in my class, or looking at them, because I could see...
    LadyOfShadows LadyOfShadows
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    Well was taken off doxycycline ,

    because it was causing insomnia . So just go to pray and stay positive & hope my skin just clears up 🙏
    jaynunez jaynunez
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    It all started late in 8th grade.

    Ugh! I cant just remember. It started on my chin then spread like wildfire. Up my jawline and into my face . Soon I was covered with it. It stops me from looking people in the face because they never see me. Its this mask of red stuff they see. Horrible self esteem issues, I...
    AcneBeGone9 AcneBeGone9
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    Ruining My Life

    My mom had chronic acne from when she hit puberty until she took Accutane when she was 35. So unfortunately, I have her genes. I have had bad acne since 5th grade, & I am about to turn 20 this year. Every morning I wake up I just want to go back to sleep because I feel so ugly...
    yolo19 yolo19
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    I hate my spots...i hate myself.

    ..i've tried to love myself but t doesnt work...i cant. i want to be beautiful...
    ordinarygirl2015 ordinarygirl2015
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    So my chest reacts badly to certain things

    and I had scented sunscreen that I put on it which made it break out and today a few days after since its 40 degrees where I am I decided to sit in the sun and burn my chest, is it bad that I did that? I know it isnt good to burn yourself but it has cleared all the little...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 25, 2015

    My Acne Story

    I've been suffering this stupid disease since i was 11 years old. i'm 17 years old now, so it's been 6 years... but glad that nobody care.... well everything kinda worse when your friend ask u to hangout, i can't stand the heat and pressure inside my head, it sounds like " Still...
    6i66lingdemon 6i66lingdemon
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Sep 3, 2011
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    I've been dealing with acne

    for the longest .let's say about 8 years .hate it . it took over life it sucks
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 27, 2015

    My Life With A Crazy Person

    When I was 26 I saw the most perfect woman I'd laid eyes on in my life. Woman was, I agree, stretching it. She was in fact only 16. Boo hoo!!! She was an exchange student staying with my aunt. She was Russian and she stole my heart the minute I saw her. Turns out that sort of...
    tinymind tinymind
    46-50, M
    Jun 4, 2013

    This boy pointed to my chin

    and said I had hair there. Its just dark spots from acne, something I'm mildly sensitive about. He then got someone and pointed at me, saying look at her. Now I was like some walking museum. So, I plan on confronting him today to make him feel real, real guilty. I planned on...
    Lakewrite Lakewrite
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2014
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