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I Have Acne

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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

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    Acne sucks. It just sucks

    so much. Just to have it. To have to deal with it. All that miserable jazz. Just sucks. Sucks. I think I mixed a lot of stuff today. I'm not sure. Great. EVERYTHING. Just. Sucks.
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 4 Responses Aug 6

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 30

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Starting accutane!! wooo!

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

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    I have had severe acne from the age of thirteen

    to now, twenty-one. I know it's at a stage that regular, over-the-counter products have little to no effect. Sometimes it seems like it might be working but time always tells that it's just wishful thinking. I don't eat greasy, unhealthy foods. I eat lots of antioxidants. I get...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 5 Responses Nov 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I started getting really bad acne and even though im a teen and it isnt the worst acne ever i feel like everyones just going to judge me for it and im avoiding to go out with my...
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    irish2k15 irish2k15 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    i took accutane when i was 19 and it worked wonders for my cystic acne thats the only thing that cleared it up. and i rarely get pumples anymore :) but the down side is i ended up...
    BrighterDayss BrighterDayss 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am high school student. I attend a relatively competitive school, and I manage to get high grades. I regularly attend the Quiz Bowl Club and many others, including an orchestra...
    liche144 liche144 13-15, F Dec 13

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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 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I thought I needed a good vent so here goes. Sorry if there is TMI. Every since I started my period when I was 11 I would be in excruciating pain, I would have to have time off...
    xxkerry1990xx xxkerry1990xx 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I really want to have perfect skin or Healthy skin! So that means reducing redness or acne, I know it is genetic but there must be ways to improve :) ~ Leave tips Below ~
    AlohaJess AlohaJess 13-15, F Dec 3

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