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I Have Acne

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I don't have too many pimples

    but there will always be redness and dry flakes. When I come out of the shower in college I walk with my head down. Sometimes I redo my foundation 3 times. It honestly sucks having bad skin in college. I feel even worse at the gym when I'm sweating it off, or in direct sunlight...
    mduubs mduubs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I am truly grateful to my dad

    who helped me cure my acne. I only have a few light pink scars which are almost invisible and when i use foundation it's like i remove them from my face lol ­čśä
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Apr 13

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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 26-30, M Apr 16, 2011

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    My face is like a pizza.

    Extra greasy, garlic crust and blotches of random sauce. A lot of sauce.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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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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    I've had acne ever since I started puberty.

    I always hated my pimples, and my dad told me,' Pop them amd they'll go away'. Instead they became much much worse and are scars on my cheeks. What makes it worse is its only on my face, no where else, at all. And when my acne became even worse( Cysts and pus nodules under my...
    MacBloo2 MacBloo2 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    Okay so I don't actually have acne anymore,

    but I thought I would share how I got rid of it in this section :) I was always very fortunate in regards to my skin until I moved to the Netherlands for university. I think a change in diet, climate, water, exercise levels, stress-levels, and more pollution than I've ever been...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F Nov 16, 2014

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    I don't have bad acne

    but i do get the usual hormonal spots. For anyone who's experiencing the same, i recommend just the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Never discovered something so cheap yet effective in my life. Beats all those expensive and not worth-while creams. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Get it...
    EmmaSheppard EmmaSheppard 16-17, F Mar 14

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    Hey all, I just wanted to give out some

    information.. There is a website called Yo Derm (Google it). It is an online website for dermatologist. You pay 59.00 and the website will link you to an dermatologist. You will upload photos of your face, body where ever the acne may be. They will set you up a treatment plan...
    SorrynotSorrynotSorry SorrynotSorrynotSorry 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Starting accutane!! wooo!

    im aware my face will get horrible before it gets better xD
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F Nov 30, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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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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    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, 2014

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    Actually, those days are pretty much behind me

    now, but I still watch for dirty skin and clogged pores.I came across this article telling people that these very expensive treatments include the same ingredient as found in inexpensive earwax removal aids (textured like an oil or gel). So I put some around my nose in what is...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 Nov 7, 2014

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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 Feb 7

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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 Aug 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 66-70, F Dec 30, 2011

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    Luckily my face is for the most part clear,

    however my acne treatment doesn't work at all on my back :( and my bacne gets really bad sometimes
    Zeurosis Zeurosis 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    when people tell you you would look

    so much better if u didn't have all those spots on your face .. yeah that hurts fam
    americanhorrorstorylover americanhorrorstorylover 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I went gluten/wheat free

    and my pimples cleared right up. I didn't have to use a face wash or anything. It takes a couple weeks to work but It does. A lot of people are gluten sensitive and they don't even know it.
    heytheresexy123 heytheresexy123 18-21, M Apr 12

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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, 2014

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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 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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    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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 16-17 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, 2014

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    yeah i do. it makes me feel like i cant do

    anything with out someone saying im ugly or making fun of me. i try to look over what everyone says but it doesnt always work. i wish i could get rid of it FOREVER.... but only for a lil while lately
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response May 16

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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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    i dont really have acne anymore

    but now my face is damn red and dry. what to do
    chickenwrap chickenwrap 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    doterra hd clear line!

    it has made a huge difference
    Kileighco Kileighco 18-21 Dec 31, 2014

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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 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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