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I Have Acne

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    So Retin-a Micro Eh? - Spirinolactone and ortho tri cyclin worked for me... Butttt.... I got on the implanon and everything changed.... Ugh!! Now I feel disgusting with...
    kimberlyD123 kimberlyD123 22-25, F Jan 8, 2012

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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...
    burnbrightly burnbrightly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 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...
    Crazynormal Crazynormal 22-25 2 Responses Oct 26, 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...
    madx1996 madx1996 13-15 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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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...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M Apr 16, 2011

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    25 and Splotchy - I never had acne.  I went through puberty, no acne.  Went through high school, no acne.  Around the time I turned twenty though, I started getting...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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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...
    zazzily zazzily 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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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...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2008

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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...
    Anonymousthanks Anonymousthanks 70+, F Dec 30, 2011

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    Ugh! What a Struggle! - I've had acne since I was 11. That said it was kind of lame, but it wasn't that bad. I'd maybe have like four pimples. I starting using proactive on and off...
    thehoodedartist thehoodedartist 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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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 2 Responses Feb 24

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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...
    xolovestruck86ox xolovestruck86ox 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 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...
    staystrong99 staystrong99 13-15 Aug 1, 2013

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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...
    MissMonsterr MissMonsterr 18-21, F Feb 21, 2010

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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...
    Gabgirl15 Gabgirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 23, 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...
    alsortiz alsortiz 36-40, M Jul 29, 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...
    whocanibe whocanibe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 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...
    allison28 allison28 18-21 1 Response Dec 14, 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It Used To Be So Much Worse - At twenty years old I've finally been able to somewhat control my acne. It takes a lot of time every day and a lot of monitoring what I eat but it's...
    letsrunaway letsrunaway 18-21, F Jun 22, 2011

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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...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww - teenage acne sucks. hope it goes away soon.
    musared musared 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2009

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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...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    I Have Acne - I've had acne since 6th grade and im sick of it! Im in 9th grade now. I've tried everything to get rid of it but nothing works. Acne is the only reason why im not...
    TheCrazyGirl TheCrazyGirl 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 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...
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 13-15, F Jan 22, 2013

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    Soldiering On.... - I used to have perfect skin and never appreciated the compliments I used to get. Up until I was 19/20 then I started getting a few blemishes here and there...
    Bonden Bonden 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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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...
    madx1996 madx1996 13-15 Dec 19, 2011

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    Listen Up, Here's Some Advice - Stop using commercial products on your face! They don't work. They might assist in the acne already on your face but it doesn't prevent new acne...
    LittleEighteen LittleEighteen 18-21 1 Response Jan 4, 2009

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

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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...
    Atma333 Atma333 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    My Poor Skin -  From the 6th grade I started having acne it was really bad. The first time it was on my forehead. It was owfull everybody was looking at my like I was a monster...
    littleblackcandy littleblackcandy 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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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...
    Aracelyt Aracelyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 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...
    beastar540 beastar540 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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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...
    Emma93 Emma93 18-21, F Oct 27, 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...
    Rancorous Rancorous 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    I Feel Alone, So If Your Out There Too And Have Acne Like Me Im Her To Vent And Be Not A Feared To Tell You My Past And Present Of What I Go Through. - i have been dealing with...
    justacneme justacneme 18-21 3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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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...
    Lumos Lumos 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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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...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 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...
    nicolewootten nicolewootten 16-17, F Jul 4, 2012

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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...
    iAmAlex iAmAlex 16-17, M 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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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...
    anaisthitos anaisthitos 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    So, for all of you who have said on my previous photos (the I wear makeup one) "Why do you wear makeup? You look fine without it", THESE marks on the sides of my face (the ones on...
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I guess I'm not that that bad but I don't like it at all I've tried everything all creams washing my face with everything nothing seems to work any advice please
    nana33017 nana33017 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a junior in high school. I have had acne for a few years now. Most the people and girls at school are super pretty and have flawless oily free, acne free skin. I have pimples...
    ATeenagedGirl1 ATeenagedGirl1 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Pimples are so disgusting! I use a face wash containing benzoyl peroxide every single day. It's supposed to get rid of acne but I still get some! I also have it all over my back...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin, propionibacterium acnes, also get inside the pore. Inside the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment for very rapid multiplication...
    nelsson nelsson 41-45, M Apr 9

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

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