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I Have Acne

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    I Had Acne...Then I Got Rid Of It With Tea Tree Oil!

    I'd always had zits ever since puberty, and even on my back and chest. I'd of course tried several products to solve it; clearasil in my teens just caused an explosion and made it even worse and so red it could have been a traffic light. Then I went to natural sources. The...
    Crazynormal Crazynormal 22-25 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    So like this is pretty much

    why I installed the app cause honestly talking to people about my acne is probably the hardest and most embarrassing thing I could do. Yet I'm telling all of you or whoever comes across.. But I've has acne now for 3 years it started in the 7th grade and now it's just got out I...
    Aracelyt Aracelyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    When at a wedding, the make-up artist told me

    she used to have spots too. She said she went through mayhem and dermatologists, creams, the lot. She finally said that one of the best ways to reduce the redness of the spots is to use: Talcum Powder. This is because, however disgusting it is (as she pulled a face) it dries out...
    silkeycr silkeycr 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Hate My Skin

     I just love the feel of a red juicy welt on my chalky pale skin. Ew. Right? Aside from my dark circles feature that makes me look like the undead and my large bloodshot eyes, acne is the best! I don't really remember when I started having bad skin but I would state...
    MissMonsterr MissMonsterr 18-21, F Feb 21, 2010

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    Acne Sucks!

    Had acne from the age of 10 to present, aged 16. It is quite severe too, i've been on numerous drugs, antibiotics and even tried homeopathy! Now on accutane, seems to be clearing! I recommend it to anyone with bad acne, it is fab! other than the side effects :(
    nicolewootten nicolewootten 16-17, F Jul 4, 2012

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    How I Dealt With Acne

    Im 14 and Im so happy to say im not the only one suffering from acne:D It first started when I was about 12 in 6th grade, period pimples here and there, then the acne breakouts commenced right in the beginning of 8th grade year:( I eventually made it worse by always covering it...
    staystrong99 staystrong99 13-15 Aug 1, 2013

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    I remember I started getting pimples in 4th

    grade, but it was only like one zit. Then in fifth grade I started getting more pimples and although some people would bother me about them I really didn't care much. Sixth grade came and I still have pimples but didn't care, 7th as well. Then 8th grade came and I began getting...
    allison28 allison28 18-21 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    It Is Effecting Me So Much

    I know I'm young and acne is common but whenever I get ready to go out I look in the mirror and think of how hideous i am and how many flaws i have. I know i would have much much higher self esteem if I didnt have acne and would be more confident and less self consience. The only...
    anaisthitos anaisthitos 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Nothing Works

    When I was a teenager my acne wasn't all that bad.  I had acne for awhile but as soon as I starting taking anti-biotics it went away for the most part.  I was fine until about age 20....this was near the time that my antibiotic prescription ran out and my dad...
    Lumos Lumos 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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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 1 Response May 4

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    I Cured With 27 Years!! - Check Out The Recipe

    Hello Everyone, I cured my acne when I was 27 years old! After trying everything, someone share with me a recipe that finally cured me. Those people interested in getting my recipe for FREE, send me a private msg on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PimpleOnNose Please, send...
    alsortiz alsortiz 36-40, M Jul 29, 2012

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    And I hate it. It made my puberty years

    absolutely miserable. I have been on and off different medications for years. The ones that worked eventually lost potency and stopped working. I went on birth control and that definitely helped (acne went from severe to moderate) but I'm still sick of it. I want it to go away...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    Previously I Have Acne Too

    It was on my 3rd year in college when I have an acne. First it started from a few pustules and papules until I ***** some of them and they turned into large nodules. I totally hate the very large nodule that formed at the center of my forehead. Why? Because of all the areas on my...
    zazzily zazzily 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    Acne Ruins Who You Are.

    I used to have really bad acne all over my cheeks. I went to the dermatologist, and I guess it's called Acne rosascea. They gave me face wash, and this pill that I have to take everyday. Since then my acne has cleared up, but I still get the occasional breakout. Like today, I...
    madx1996 madx1996 13-15 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    First Spots Before I Was 9

    I got my first spots when I was 8 or 9 now I'm 14 and have had actual acne since I was about 11 and now my doctor says the only way it's gonna go ( cause I've tried all the creams and antibiotics) is to go on THE PILL so hopefully hg will work. Can't start just yet though gotta...
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F Jan 22, 2013

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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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    Acne Is A Teenage Girl's Worst Nightmare

    In seventh grade I started getting acne. I guess it was pretty bad because my mom took me to the dermatologist to get it checked out. The dermatologist put me on a cream called Acanya that I have to put on my pimples every night. She also gave me a medicine I take in pill form...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Acne Ruins Who You Are.

    I used to have really bad acne all over my cheeks. I went to the dermatologist, and I guess it's called Acne rosascea. They gave me face wash, and this pill that I have to take everyday. Since then my acne has cleared up, but I still get the occasional breakout. Like today, I...
    madx1996 madx1996 13-15 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    That Girl

    I've had acne for 5 years im 14 now so yea thats FOREVER.I went on one of those websited were u can upload your picture and put on difrrent make up and hairstyles Its fun!!!Well one of the options is clear skin and I clicked on it I was SHOCKED.I didnt know I could look that...
    xolovestruck86ox xolovestruck86ox 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    The Way Acne Can Affect Your Life

    I started getting acne when I was in seventh grade. That was the year I got my first period also, so I know my acne is hormonal. Anyways, when I first got it I didn't really notice it. I just thought, "okay, its normal. It'll go away soon." It started to bother me once other...
    whocanibe whocanibe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    I Don't Recognize Myself

     I can't remember the last time I looked in the mirror and thought "that'll do". Every morning is a battle to put on make-up to fruitlessly disguise my disgusting visage. Sometime I get all the way to the damn mascara and I start crying. Interacting with others is a...
    Rancorous Rancorous 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    It's Not That Bad Anymore....

    I started breaking out when I was 10. I remember thinking I was so cool and mature for getting a big zit on my forehead. When I was 12, I started breaking out on my back and chest and my face had pimples on it everyday. 14 was when it was at its worse. It was so bad, sleeping on...
    Anonymousthanks Anonymousthanks 70+, F Dec 30, 2011

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    It's Getting Better, Yet I Feel Worse

    Since about 14 I have suffered from acne. I was never the worse in my school and it wasn't really a problem as most people had some form of it. However, reaching 17, I still have it, much worse than anyone else. It was at its worst when I was 16. My acne was so bad that is hurt...
    iAmAlex iAmAlex 16-17, M 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Having Acne

    You see a zit upon your face You try to squeeze or pop or even chop it Now Instead of a zit, a bloody mess upon your face The bloody mess dries and forms a scab The scab is too appealing, too appalling Now not a scab, but a scar upon your face The scar becomes an obsession, a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    It Was Pretty Bad

    I started getting breakouts in the fifth grade. I remember when I began noticing red bumps on my nose and forehead, and felt really embarrassed when a schoolmate pointed it out and asked me what was wrong with my face. I started washing my face daily, but right into middle school...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Adult Acne

    I can never remember having a problem with acne at school, I had the odd spot every now and then but it never bothered me. As soon as I turned 20 my spots got worse, I remember the night of my 20th and my face being a spotty mess. I have tried everything! I dont want to even...
    Emma93 Emma93 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    What I Do

    Hi I want to help everybody out there who has bad acne. I know it can really be a struggle when stupid people come up to us and they say"what are those red marks on your face." Then I tell them "it's called acne it's caused by growing up, now see you wouldn't know that cause you...
    Gabgirl15 Gabgirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Getting off of birth control has helped a lot.

    Just ordered Proactive plus for the break outs around my mouth and chin. Hope it works.
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Okay so, I have acne.

    I've been struggling with it for about 4 years now, and I'm so sick of it. It wasn't bad at first. I started getting some pimples in fifth grade, and kids would point them out, but it wasn't such a big deal. It got worse though, and by the beginning of sixth grade, my cheeks...
    Epxro Epxro 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    My Skin First Erupted In 6th Grade

    In 6th grade, my acne started. First, it started on my cheeks. Then my forehead. Later my chin. After that, it slowly crept all over. For the following two years, it worsened. This was the time, my initially decent self-esteem shot through the floor. I hated people looking at me...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    I Haven'T Outgrown My Acne

    I have tried EVERYTHING to cure my acne, but nothing has worked. I'm twenty years old and sometimes it feels like it will NEVER go away. My face is the first thing that people see and it makes me feel ashamed of my face. It hurts me so much when people give "helpful suggestions...
    burnbrightly burnbrightly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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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...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 6

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    When Will It Stop? I hate acne,

    i have suffered with it since i was about 11 years old. It really flared up when i was 15 it was not only on my face but on my chest and back and i was bullied at school over it. Over the years i use to pick and pick till i had so many scabs over my face. I hated my picture...
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    26 Year Old Pizza Face

    i got acne in high school, it didn't bother me so much then, but it was expected to. now i'm 26 years old and i have a horrible complection. it doesn't help that i'm so insecure and i pick like crazy, because i want them gone! i use and over the counter medication from walmart...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2008

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    I've Had It Way Too Long

    August 2003 was bad for me in the fact that my face and back started to get severe acne. For months and years, I tried various over-the-counter treatments. Nothing really worked. And to make matters worse, it seemed my acne got worse as time passed. In early 2005, I started...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M Apr 16, 2011

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    I am 13 and I have had pimples

    since 4th grade, and now I am in 7th grade and it has gotten so bad I don't want to go anywhere. But the worst part is I make it worse for myself. anytime I see a zit I automatically dry it out with medication, peel the dry skin and bam! its the size of a grapefruit and super...
    fabbeauty fabbeauty 18-21 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I am "re-posting" this,

    from something I wrote a friend.... So many folks don't know about this & it's a shame. Regarding the acne... There is a cheap, inexpensive "trick" that often works - esp 4 guys - worked 4 mine. My fella has a dandruff condition & B-A-D "bacne". We noticed 1 day, that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Disgusting

    My face is so gross.I have really bad acne but luckily, foundation has done wonders for me.But when I take off the "mask" I feel so vulnerable, so ugly.My skin is so blotchy, it disgusts me.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    I've Had It All My Life

    I'm 40 and my face breaks out like I am 16. I use otc stuff. I can't afford Proactiv or prescription medication right now. My daughter uses prescription stuff on her face and it works  really well, but it's costly, even with insurance. The problem with my face is that it...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    My skin is so ******* bad.

    I'm sorry for the language but that's how much it angers me. It's ruining my life. I don't know if I'll ever be able to fix it. :(
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My acne varies greatly day to day week to week

    a lot of the time I'm pretty clear but I have acne that when it does show up it stays for long periods of time, in high school I got made fun of for it (along with other things) so I became self conscience about it but it's really not that bad because I know the only opinion I...
    Atma333 Atma333 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    ok - if yor skin is itchy

    so what i mean is if your acne is itchy then it is an allergic reaction- ths tends to e cystic/nodular acne.- Common allergies include; gluten , nuts , fsh, shellfish, dairy, citrus, nightshades. Also low histamine diet. Basically borwn rice, cabage carrots, sweet potatio, kale...
    Markedgirl Markedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Ugh it totally ruins me!

    IDE be soooo much hotter w out it! I also have braces.... Maybe it's gods way of keeping me from getting preggers cuz I tots can't handle a baby lol
    casssss casssss 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    So Tired Of Bad Skin

    I started breaking out when I was about 11, maybe 12 and I'm still struggling with it now. I've gone through the gamut of over the counter stuff and prescription products and have never really gotten great skin. My skin's not terrible, my acne's just really stubborn. I get small...
    beastar540 beastar540 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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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    Please try banish acne, I've been living my live with acne, and I used everything I can but it doesn't help. And then I found banish acne, IT REALLY SAFE MY LIFE;)
    turtlebomb turtlebomb 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Yeah. I've had acne since I was in 5th grade, that was like quite awhile ago. *Pulls out calculator* Almost 8 years ago. Anybody have any good tips for getting rid of acne?! Thank...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had a lot.. Still have marks/scars now.. Tried laser resurfacing, but I had hyperpigmentation after. So now will try a chemical peel. You should try ACNETREX first. It helps...
    drake78 drake78 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I actually wanted to ask you guys here if it really is Dermatillomania. So, I mean I pick my acne, but I guess that's normal sometimes I just open it up and up again until at the...
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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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 a week ago

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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...
    lovelyscones lovelyscones 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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