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I Hate Acne

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    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

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    And it just has to pop up all over my chin

    and lower cheeks. I would be a lot happier if I had it on my forehead, at the very least, because I have my bangs cut to where they hide my forehead. The times where it might just be a spot or two is usually three days a month. Otherwise I'm plagued with it. I just hope it goes...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    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 2 Responses Jan 11

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    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. PLEASE.

    I have had acne for two years now. it's not only acne i have, i have really bad and old dark spots on my face due to past scarring of acne. I've grown really insecure over the years, it's really bad. i used to love looking at myself in the mirror, not anymore. I'm shy...
    stellaxoxo stellaxoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    I am sick and tired with my acne.

    I have tried nearly everything I can, being only 14 and having virtually no money, and it either makes it worse or works for a few days then stops working altogether. My face always looks like it is windburned and is very oily and gross. I get a lot of whiteheads on my chin and...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F 4 Responses May 8

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    Pimples are so disgusting!

    I use a face wash containing benzoyl peroxide every single day. It's supposed to get rid of acne but I still get some! I also have it all over my back, chest, and shoulders. Now it's starting to spread to my upper arms too. I can't stand it and it makes me look disgusting...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Update: It Stopped Working

    My regimen stopped working. I am going to the doctor in September to talk about Accutane. Its my last hope. Fingers crossed.
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Scar-face

    I'm 15, and I've started having Acne in the beginning of 8th grade. I didn't think it was a big deal, and let it go by me until it became, REAL BAD. Ive tried so many products to fight acne, and none of them had shown good results. Right now im going by the face cleanser-BP...
    farover98 farover98 16-17, F Jul 29, 2013

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    [long] That Feeling, Where It's The Only Thing They Notice..

    I've never been good at opening a story, so yeah, here we go. I've had acne since 7th grade, and now in 10th it's gotten to the worst point. To the point I avoided all mirrors, anything with a reflection. Just a few months ago my skin decided it wanted to ruin me. I had those...
    averagefold averagefold 13-15 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    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 16-17 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    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 16-18, F 5 Responses May 17, 2007

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    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 18-21, F May 17, 2013

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    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 41-45, M Jun 4, 2013

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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    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

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    I hate acne face wash commercials.

    They are utter bullshit. I especially hate when they come on and other people who have never had to deal with acne are in the room. The actors with perfect skin who look like the only "acne" they've ever had is the occasional pimple say **** like,"ohmygod ever since I started...
    lovelyscones lovelyscones 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    You may already know

    that acne is linked to the bacterium propionibacterium acnes, which nestles in the dark, oily, oxygen deprived crannies of our pores.Acne is also linked to inflammation overgrowth of the upper skin layer, excess sebum and depression. Everyone has propionibacterium acnes on their...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 6

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    Acne is caused by the production of excess oil

    or sebum, which lead to clogged pores and inflammation of the hair follicle. Also hormone level fluctuations can be one of the leading causes of an overactive sebaceous gland, causing the excess oil beneath the skin. Certain types of foods full of hormones have been known to...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 20

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    I Hate Acne

    I've had this same problem ever since my teens and now that I'm a young adult I feel like my body should have been adjusted already. I know I take care of myself more then most, and I make sure I eat healthy and take all the necessary step yet still it's inevitable. I just don't...
    SinAndSmiles SinAndSmiles 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    Try This For Your Acne, Its Working For Me :)

    So... i am a 25 yr old male, with a very oily skin, and being brown doesnt help my situation with sebum production as well. I have always experienced acne since my teen years and it didnt seem to stop even when i was 24-25. Before i used to break out everywhere on my face but now...
    DocToBe DocToBe 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    I have three pimples right in the middle of my

    eyebrows. Just great....and I was pimple free for the longest time and it just happens to come there.
    District7 District7 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    OMG I'm having a really bad brake out right now.

    . I think it's because I'm stressing out about everything idk but if anyone knows some great home remedies PLEASE tell me! it's much appreciated :)
    SilentHollywood SilentHollywood 16-17, F Feb 21

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    I used to have acne,

    but I started using this one trick and it worked. My skin is pretty clear now, and I only have to do this once a day. Get a washcloth and wet your face with hot water. Open up all your pores. It's ok if you pick at a few little things to open them up, just make sure your hands...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F May 29

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    Good News For All You Chocoholics: Eating Chocolate Does Not Cause Acne

    The real acne causes are a buildup of dead skin cells within the pore, an excess of skin oil (called sebum), and a proliferation of acne-causing bacteria. None of these factors are triggered by the foods we eat.   Probably the biggest myth of all is that eating greasy...
    sm0ky sm0ky 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    My Acne Story

    Being a teenager is already a tough phase of our life. At some point you’ll experience rejection, trying to fit in, body issues and all sort of woes that make a teenagers’ life more complicated. Regarding body and image issues, maybe some of you can relate to my seemingly...
    brightside07 brightside07 16-17, M Apr 10, 2013

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    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

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    Fml Right Now

    I was recently dumped by my bf of 5 years, the person who I was about to get a place with and the person who said he loved me and called me his soul mate. Not only that, but I recently started accutane to hopefully clear up the on and off acne problem Ive had for the last 10...
    PinkLady321 PinkLady321 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Surprise

    Started 8th grade wasn't bad so I ignored it then a month went by and I started getting made fun of so I decided to stop it and after 4 months it went away and I really appreciated the clear skin for a month that is then it started up again because I stopped treating it and 2...
    AlanB123 AlanB123 16-17, M Jul 21, 2013

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    I hate acne so much,

    even being told it's not that bad I know it's bad, it's gross & I just hate my face so much
    Keeplurkinggg Keeplurkinggg 26-30, M Jun 21

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    Try Sulfur Sopap

    i had an annoying acne, it just didn't go away with anything.one day i found out about sulfur soap. u just wash your face with it as u normally do (is hell if sulfur gets into your eyes btw) and do NOT put anything else on your skin (unless u have a medical condition), this means...
    BlueDogAr BlueDogAr 18-21, F Oct 18, 2013

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    Acne.

    Hi, I wouldnt really say that i have a story about acne but i do have very bad acne and i am only 12 years old and it makes me sad it makes me feel worthless on a day to day basses to the point of attempting sucide. I know that sucide is never the answer but some people have no...
    aleab20 aleab20 13-15 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    What Worked For Me

    I have had acne since I was 11. My skin has always been oily, hairy and acne prone. I have acne on my chest, back and face. My chin, mouth and nose are probably the worse. On my chin I had white little bumps under my skin, pimples (pus filled), hair, greasy and it always looked...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Baby Skin From Porselain Skin Care

    "Baby Skin" works on all types of acne. Proven to work on :adult and teen acne. Works in 1 week even if you have severe acne Eliminate blackheads and excessive oiliness. Remove most types of scars and acne marks. Our jars 0.17 oz.Cost $ 29.95. Free shipping. .We have a waiting...
    Donna608 Donna608 22-25 Sep 12, 2012

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    Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin,

    propionibacterium acnes, also get inside the pore. Inside the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment for very rapid multiplication. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed. If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst appears. Most acne...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 9

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    I've been on accutane

    for 7 months and I'm almost done. But it has put me through hell trying to get acne off my face! I'm clear now except for redness/marks. Lets hope my face stays clear. I don't know if I can handle having acne again.
    Mitch1483 Mitch1483 18-21, M Feb 17

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    My Acne Story

    Hi so im just telling my story why i did i get my acne in the first place .. I never had acne on my face but most time theres some zits popping out on my forehead but its not that noticeable cause i always hide it with my bangs so acne is not such a problem to me. So heres the...
    claudettearnaiz claudettearnaiz 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    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

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    I'm 14 and since Dicember 2013 i'm having a

    very bad skin. I'm feeling a monster, every morning I wake up and when i look me in the mirror I cry for my acne. It makes me very depressed, and I can't spend a lot of money in expensive lotions. I really want only a nice skin.
    LittleGrace LittleGrace 13-15, F Jun 27

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    My Acne, Really Need Help :(

    So like everyone here, I've been dealing with mine however more than half of my life, they started appearing when I was around twelve, and now I'm 21. I am still dealing with it, and at first it was only seasonal, meaning they only appeared around winters, since at that time I...
    juliannag juliannag 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Acne is inflammatory,

    non inflammatory or a combination between this two. Inflammatory acne lesions, also known as cystic acne, can lead to scarring. Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne, this is a large and painful bump that forms deep under the skin and can persist for weeks. These cysts don...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M May 4

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    I Found My "Miracle" Cure

    but I hate the side affects. For 7 years I have been on Dianette / Diane-35 and my skin has been completely clear, people say I have wonderful skin, but after a break from the pill for 8 months and my bad skin returned, worse than ever before. I have been back on the pills now...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    Miracle Recipe..???

    Hey everyone il skip the part where I tell u I suffer acne since I was a pre teen and tell u the many remedies I would like to recommend to u acne folks out there..beforeI begin I would like to say I had tried all the remedies and some may work for u depending what type of acne u...
    ILoveToCutHair ILoveToCutHair 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    What Changed My Life

    It hurts me to read all of your stories about how you've struggled with acne and just in general disliking your skin. I can relate to all that you're saying, and agree with a few of you on here that have already posted about how Rodan+Fields changed their skin. Thats my story too...
    beautifulskinnow beautifulskinnow 26-30, F Sep 13, 2013

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    The drug industry only makes money from sick

    people. This business model is extremely profitable, it enables drug companies to secure dependency among users. A successful pharmaceutical drug only reduces your symptoms, and keeps you dependent for the rest of your life. The drug company business model is based on...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 7

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    Related Experiences

    Hi, I'm 16 this year. I just really need someone who can relate to me. I hate myself so much. I hate everything about myself. And this is why. I'm Asian so ever since I was young...
    jyjho jyjho 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    At the age of 17 I suffered from a severe case of acne vulgaris. It covered my face but it did more damage to my entire upper back, chest, some parts of my waist, thighs and...
    LuilloPR LuilloPR 36-40, M Jul 17

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    I have never heard of it but apparently its an obsessive disorder and people with borderline personality and anxiety disorder have it. I don't know how i am going to stop because i...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    HAVING PERIODS = ACNE + EMOTIONAL + STOMACHACHE + ACNE + ACNE + SORE
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    15 years old, marks my 4 year journey with acne-- and still ongoing. Not only does it upset me so much that its been 4 years and still nothing has yet to help me with my acne, but...
    nikkimorgs nikkimorgs 13-15, F Jul 1