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I Have Acne

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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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    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, 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, 2015

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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 4 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 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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    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 face is like a pizza.

    Extra greasy, garlic crust and blotches of random sauce. A lot of sauce.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6, 2015

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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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    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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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response May 16, 2015

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    i have small bumpes all over my face .

    .they can be felt and can be seen clearly in sunlight .they are a bit different from ance .. i want to get rid of them ..any advice?
    sahar000 sahar000 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    Yesterday this lady said I was glowing I took it

    as a compliment but in my mind I'm thinking oh no it's just my skin is really oily lol 😂 #combination skin # acne #puberty # the struggle
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 1 day 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 22-25 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    I've had acne for about 6 years ever

    since I started puberty at 12 years old, I've tried everything from Neutrogena to homemade masks but nothing clears my skin, the only thing that worked for a while was the IV I was on at the hospital but it all came back once I came home.
    nataaallyy nataaallyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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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 😄
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Apr 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    I hate my acne , its been with me

    for about 6 years now and im so sick if it , i wish that it goes away for good !!
    QueenB97 QueenB97 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    There is currently no national acne day.

    I say we make it a day. And I think that every human on this earth who has had a beautiful clear face since they were a babe has to have slabs of bacteria rubbed into their skin. ITS NOT FAIR I LOOK LIKE A FREAKING PUMPKIN WITH THOSE TINY WARTS AND I HAVE CHICKEN POCK CHEEKS...
    AwkwardLizard AwkwardLizard 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    My face has never been

    so horrible. How can I go to school like this? I am so ashamed of my face. I can't possibly show it in public. When I go to school, none of the other girls have acne as bad as me. They complain about breaking and freak out when they literally have a few tiny zits. I would be...
    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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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 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 dont really have acne anymore

    but now my face is damn red and dry. what to do
    chickenwrap chickenwrap 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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 18-21, 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, 2014

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    I have acne and some occasional body acne

    that was on my back but isn't as bad anymore. At first, I used to be real self-conscious about my acne and sometimes I still am. But honestly after a while I figured that instead of trying to battle it for the way others perceive me...I want to battle for myself and to make my...
    CierraLewis9 CierraLewis9 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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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 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    I've had acne for 3 years

    since the beginning of puberty..and to be honest a lot of people do call me "beautiful, gorgeous..flawless.." But why? Because I cover my acne in makeup, I did for two weeks or so not wear ANY makeup for school and I was becoming more confident with it as my skin was getting...
    Emilyyyroseee Emilyyyroseee 13-15, F Sep 7, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 5, 2015

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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, 2014

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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'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'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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    I've been having it since my mid-teens

    or thereabouts. It's been clearing up some since I've been out in the sun more recently. The scars will take a year to clear up though. It's not so much that I popped the zits, it's that I sleep on my side which contributed a lot, and also that accidents happen where they come...
    SheepCatTheCatSheep SheepCatTheCatSheep 18-21, M Oct 10, 2015

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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 have had acne since I was 7.

    Puberty hates me. I'm 16 now so I have had acne for 10 yrs and I ******* hate it. I think it's time to take accutane. I refuse to have acne in my senior photo
    kiajanae kiajanae 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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