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I Have Acne

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've had acne since 5th grade.

    In middle school it was horrible, we're talking bright red and everyone making jokes about pepperoni on my cheeks and forehead. Once high school hit I was put on birth control to help regulate it. Now that I'm in college it has decreased, but I'm ready for it to just be gone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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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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    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 Jul 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    But what teenager doesn't at some point right?

    If you can relate I suggest using raw, organic honey as a "face wash". Let it sit on your clean face for about 10-20 minutes a night until you see results of a clearer and brighter face in about 3 weeks. After only one time my face feels incredibly soft so I'm going to try it...
    kaylaleigh9 kaylaleigh9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have never had acne.

    Growing up I normally didn't get pimples, maybe a small one every once in a while. Ever since I moved into my new house with a new roommate who has acne, I have been breaking out. Not just one pimple, but like 5 to 10. I know acne can be and is usually caused by bacteria, and I...
    secretgarden22 secretgarden22 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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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    Hey there.I am new here,

    and this is my first experience sharing. I have acne for almost 6years, and sometimes it really sucks. I am a Chinese,and when I got to high school, the unimaginable pressure made it worse. But you know what the most frustrating is my parents treat it as a illness which makes...
    anyd0wa anyd0wa 18-21, M Aug 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This stupid acne medicine isn't working and the doctor told me it would help. I've done literally everything to try to get rid of this. I've done proactive, clean and clear, pills...
    JusttThatGirl JusttThatGirl 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I have acne since I do not know when. Why Am even sharing this it is disgusting. Anyways yeah I have acne so haha
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
    sunsetcountdown sunsetcountdown 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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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...
    ShadesOfCool ShadesOfCool 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I hate my acne scars. They limit my life somehow every day. I'm 16, about to be 17, and I've been fighting acne scars since I was 13. I have mixed skin, so my scars come in a...
    LoneStella LoneStella 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Ugghhhh!!!! My face was acne free all summer, and then BAM! Right before school starts I break out awful!!! It's kinda like running a marathon and then breaking both legs in the...
    smileitsfree123 smileitsfree123 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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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...
    Lakewrite Lakewrite 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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