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I Hate Acne

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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 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    I've hit a really rough patch in my skin what

    do y'all recommend doing please I am desperate. I hate my face so much right now. I forgot my acne cream at home when went of vacation. I used toothpaste one day it did nothing. Would a homemade sugar scrub work. Please help me. My confidence is going down the toilet. I barely...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    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

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    My face has been having a terrible break out

    but only on half of my face. One cheek is smooth and clear and the other cheek is covered. I don't know what to do. Nothing ever works to clear my face. It sucks.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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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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    I started getting neck acne!

    And it's like skin-color like bumps..., and then i tried to pop 'em and pinch 'em, and they turned into red acne!
    thomascalvinn thomascalvinn 18-21, M Feb 1

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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 18-21 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I hate acne, but Avar helped.

    Thanks so much avar cream. it was awesome, everyone was so helpful and they gave me so muich money off bc of $$$ family probs. I AM ACNE FREEEE! ill keep using this.
    jacne jacne 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    I have really horrible acne.

    :/ I've tried to many different creams and products, but my skin is so sensitive is just irritates them and makes my face break out in a rash. I've been to a few dermatologists, but all they've given me is medications that I forget to take. I just drink water, eat pretty...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2014

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    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 6 days ago

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    those of you who need help just read

    and try this coconutsandkettlebells.com/how-to-clean-your-face-with-coconut-oil/
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    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

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2014

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    Vitamin D and the sun helps keep the skin

    healthy . Well damn i have to go outside more often ! xD
    Yungneechie Yungneechie 13-15, M Jan 30

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    Don't know where else to put this

    but I have this one pimple in a certain location... So it's REALLY BOTHERING THE EVERYTHING OUT OF ME!!! >:(
    Mini42301 Mini42301 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Has anyone got any good remedies

    for back and chest acne had it since I was 14 now 17 just want to get rid of it now, have hidden it all my childhood
    parky97 parky97 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    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

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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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    Nothing has ever helped clear my acne I've

    tried a lot of cleansers. I ordered something called natures cute online I decided to get it since it had a lot of good reviews. I just started using it today. I really hope it works. I'm so sick of having acne :(
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 13-15, F Nov 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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    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.
    sophomorefreakshow sophomorefreakshow 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Blackdolphin275 Blackdolphin275 18-21, F Jan 30

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    I've been breaking out

    and I'm pissed I try to use proactive but I'm never consistent Any other options?That work fast
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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 woke up with the biggest zit on my cheek

    and I have senior pictures today :( This always happens. I never get huge zits until I have something important. For prom I have a huge growth right on my cheek. It was awful. Something must hate me.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F Sep 8, 2014

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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    I wish there was a place to go

    where only people with acne or bad skin conditions could go, so no one felt left out or bad about themselves 😔
    jaynunez jaynunez 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I don't have horrible acne.

    In fact my acne isn't noticeable to many people but myself. But the little bumps I have seemingly will never go away. And whenever I get a new tiny bump it ruins my day and my confidence. I just want to hide my face and burn it. Acne is the devil's spawn.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F Aug 20, 2014

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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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    I am in partnership with another member of EP

    and we have an excellent acne treatment that is cheap and works a treat on all types of acne and people of all ages If you want more information please check out my blog http://chadwickdesignmarketing.blogspot.co.uk/
    CDMargaret CDMargaret 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    I don't get acne often

    and it goes away really fast. It was like a normal teen when I was like 11, but that wasn't bad. I really just ever get much acne. But I also never wear make up and I keep things off my face. I mean, i DO get acne, I hate it when I do. But my face Is usually completely clear...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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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    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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    Basically I've used every skin care product

    under the sun and nothings changed. Well that's a lie... At 14 I noticed I had a few spots and I thought it was the end of the world, looking back now I envy the skin I had then. I went to my local gp and was prescribed llymcycline and adapelene gel. Within a month my skin was...
    irish2k15 irish2k15 16-17, M Dec 24, 2014

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