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    Am I the only one still with it at 18? No-one in my family has ever had it, neither cousins/ANY friends etc etc

    WHYYYYY?

    Any ex-acne sufferers? Share your experiences!

    I've been on antibiotics and they're slowly working, loads of reddish scars still there and a couple of spots, but WHY DOES EVERYONE on the street, in school, EVERYWHERE have flawless skin? :mad: :confused:
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    Other people have spots too, but because you don't spend as much time examining their skin as your own you don't notice. And the ones who don't have visible spots might have backne. Hang on in their soldier.
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    (Original post by wallflower*)
    Other people have spots too, but because you don't spend as much time examining their skin as your own you don't notice. And the ones who don't have visible spots might have backne. Hang on in their soldier.
    Aaah, fair say

    Thanks!

    It's just so upsetting sometimes. :/
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    Go to your GP if it really does affect/bother you that much
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    I've never had acne.
    ;]
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    I still had it earlier this year, and i'm 22.
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    try green tea, its class
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    (Original post by Arteta)
    I still had it earlier this year, and i'm 22.
    :eek:

    22?!

    When? How? Why? What?

    :eek3:

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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    I've never had acne.
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    You're turning into my brothers. :hmmm:
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    (Original post by Cultivated)
    Go to your GP if it really does affect/bother you that much
    I went and he gave me some antibiotics which have really calmed it all down, only a few small ones now, but I still have some dotty scars
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    I had bad acne, but a couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor and he prescribed me Zineryt and it has worked wonders. It has really calmed down my spots, and they're hardly visible now.
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    (Original post by graham11238)
    try green tea, its class
    Yes. See a specialist if it bothers/upsets you that much. Also, drink plenty of water, don't use oily products and get some bio-oil.
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    :eek:

    22?!

    When? How? Why? What?

    :eek3:

    :eek2:
    I think it all started when I was around 19/20, I most likely created it from putting cocoa butter on my face to moisturise it and didn't know any better. I since learned never to put any oil on your face. Then I made it worse by picking at every spot I had, it was almost addicting actually, because i'd also go at the pores too to get stuff out. I damaged my skin and had blemishes everywhere. Then I started getting over the counter stuff, and stuff from the doctors, some things made it worse, I had some stuff that used to burn so much when I put it on, but I thought it was supposed to be hat way to burn layers of skin off, which it did, but it looked horrible as I was so red. Then I got on roaccutane and tried just leaving my face alone, just never touching it. They gradually upped the dosage and things started to heal. Now my face is very clear, there are slight scars, that will fade eventually, but most people can't see them unless they get real close, in which case i'm probably sleeping with them anyway. Ha.

    I don't think I was ever supposed to have acne, I think I created it myself. Learn from my mistakes!!
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    (Original post by CapsLocke)
    I had bad acne, but a couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor and he prescribed me Zineryt and it has worked wonders. It has really calmed down my spots, and they're hardly visible now.
    Meh, that's what I've been on. Just wait a couple of months and they'll be raging back like mental, resistant and far worse like hell.
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    Am I the only one still with it at 18? No-one in my family has ever had it, neither cousins/ANY friends etc etc

    WHYYYYY?

    Any ex-acne sufferers? Share your experiences!

    I've been on antibiotics and they're slowly working, loads of reddish scars still there and a couple of spots, but WHY DOES EVERYONE on the street, in school, EVERYWHERE have flawless skin? :mad: :confused:
    I feel you man. I'm 18 and I still have it a bit.

    Diet and sun can have such an impact. Diary products are bad for your skin in terms of acne and drinking coffee also flares mine up for some reason.

    I was at a festival recently and it was really sunny. Despite not washing for 6 days my skin was perfect when I came back. Being in the sun all day is great for spots (and gets you an awesome tan :awesome:).
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    Acne can last through your whole adult life.

    One word. Quinoderm.

    Another two words. Strength 10.
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    (Original post by Arteta)
    I think it all started when I was around 19/20, I most likely created it from putting cocoa butter on my face to moisturise it and didn't know any better. I since learned never to put any oil on your face. Then I made it worse by picking at every spot I had, it was almost addicting actually, because i'd also go at the pores too to get stuff out. I damaged my skin and had blemishes everywhere. Then I started getting over the counter stuff, and stuff from the doctors, some things made it worse, I had some stuff that used to burn so much when I put it on, but I thought it was supposed to be hat way to burn layers of skin off, which it did, but it looked horrible as I was so red. Then I got on roaccutane and tried just leaving my face alone, just never touching it. They gradually upped the dosage and things started to heal. Now my face is very clear, there are slight scars, that will fade eventually, but most people can't see them unless they get real close, in which case i'm probably sleeping with them anyway. Ha.

    I don't think I was ever supposed to have acne, I think I created it myself. Learn from my mistakes!!
    I think it's a little too now. :sad:

    I even used TCP and it burnt my entire chin black. No, actually BLACK and it took ages to heal. I'd pick my spots too and just urgh urgh urgh SCAAAAAARS and BLEMISHES!! :sad:

    I think I started it myself too, when I was about 16, I used to always use sooo much amounts of baby oil on my face and when I had spots I'd stupidly put oil ontop to cover them and it just got worse and worse and worse!

    Been on strong does of Zineryt and oxytetracycline now for about 2-3 months and it's ALOT better, just the odd spot here and there now, but still the blemishes/scars remain.

    Do I just ride it out and the blemishes/scars will go eventually? The reddy ones after you've picked a spot? I don't want to ever ever ever go near bio oil
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    (Original post by 300mg)
    I feel you man. I'm 18 and I still have it a bit.

    Diet and sun can have such an impact. Diary products are bad for your skin in terms of acne and drinking coffee also flares mine up for some reason.

    I was at a festival recently and it was really sunny. Despite not washing for 6 days my skin was perfect when I came back. Being in the sun all day is great for spots (and gets you an awesome tan :awesome:).
    I've been going to the gym recently, drinking buckletloads of water etc and that's slowly getting things better, but my main worry is the blemishes/scars left behind now :sad:

    Ach, the sun is only a temporary treatment mind - don't want to be risking skin cancer boy! :p:
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    I think it's a little too now. :sad:

    I even used TCP and it burnt my entire chin black. No, actually BLACK and it took ages to heal. I'd pick my spots too and just urgh urgh urgh SCAAAAAARS and BLEMISHES!! :sad:

    I think I started it myself too, when I was about 16, I used to always use sooo much amounts of baby oil on my face and when I had spots I'd stupidly put oil ontop to cover them and it just got worse and worse and worse!

    Been on strong does of Zineryt and oxytetracycline now for about 2-3 months and it's ALOT better, just the odd spot here and there now, but still the blemishes/scars remain.

    Do I just ride it out and the blemishes/scars will go eventually? The reddy ones after you've picked a spot? I don't want to ever ever ever go near bio oil
    Why did you put baby oil on your face anyway? Never put oil on your face, I tried using bio oil (and that's supposed to be a non-greasy oil) whilst I was on roaccutane, and on roaccutnae you're really dry, I mean you have to moisturise like every hour. In the morning I woke up with 1 spot from this bio oil and never did it again. The reason I used bio oil is because it's used to heal scars, and I thought that if I have to moisturise copious amounts a day, then why not get away with bio oil overnight. I was wrong.

    Advice, stop touching your face, seriously. You will **** it up.
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    (Original post by Arteta)
    Why did you put baby oil on your face anyway? Never put oil on your face, I tried using bio oil (and that's supposed to be a non-greasy oil) whilst I was on roaccutane, and on roaccutnae you're really dry, I mean you have to moisturise like every hour. In the morning I woke up with 1 spot from this bio oil and never did it again. The reason I used bio oil is because it's used to heal scars, and I thought that if I have to moisturise copious amounts a day, then why not get away with bio oil overnight. I was wrong.

    Advice, stop touching your face, seriously. You will **** it up.
    I'm a silly fagot, I know

    I dunno, whenever moisturising cream was finished, I'd just use oil and urgh, I ******* hate myself now, clogging up all my pores

    I used bio oil a bit too, but that just made my face look super greasy and had all this yucky inflammation

    Aaah, that's where I go wrong :o: Whenever I see improvement I just ... dunno why....have to touch to feel the proof lol, making everything bucketloads worse.

    Cheers

    Hmmm, on roaccutane, I've considered it, but it just seems to risky to get rid of only a few odd spots I get now, it's mostly the blemishes/scars that infuriate me the most

    Meh, I'll just ride it out :-/
 
 
 
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