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I Hate Acne

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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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    Blackdolphin275 Blackdolphin275 22-25, F Jan 30

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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 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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    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 16-17, M Mar 8

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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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    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

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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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    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 4 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Cystic Acne breakout.

    Right in the middle of my forhead. On the day I was supposed to be having a photoshoot. It's a great day.
    EllaBella9999 EllaBella9999 18-21, F 19 hrs 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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    I've been suffering from acne

    for the past 3 years. I've tried many types of skincare product. From drugstore to the high end ones. I've also been to New York Skin Solution. But sadly, it doesn't get any better. I totally regret going there. They pop your pimple with some metal thing, and it hurts so bad...
    TikaTikaTika TikaTikaTika 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    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 13-15, M Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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!!! >:(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2014

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    All my life I have had beautiful skin.

    I'm 43 years old and in January of this year I developed a couple of spots....so what it's a spot I said to myself!! Well a couple of spots soon developed into a couple more and a couple more!! As it is now I have to wear makeup on my skin for the first time in my life to try...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    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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    eat healthy, exercise,

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

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

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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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 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 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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    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 1 Response Mar 16

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    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

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    kadrilover kadrilover 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses May 17, 2007

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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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    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Jun 18

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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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    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...