1. Post #1
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    Ok so I have acne but it's not "normal" acne(compared to my friends), when i don't use any acne treatment then it goes crazy and gets good then bad then HORRIBLE then gets better and keeps cycling between those.

    The weird thing is that when I do use acne treatment then the very first time I use it my acne gets a little worse then it will clear up then get really bad.

    I admit i do pick at my face and touch it alot so this is part of the reason I breakout with no acne treatment, but the thing is I have tried proactive + alot of others and they do that same thing as the second paragraph.

    So I was hoping the peoples of facepunch with this same or close to the thing that is happening to me can help, here is the places i am getting it:
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    blackheads:
    -nose
    -chin (not bad here but annoying)
    whiteheads:
    -forehead
    -temples
    -cheeks (barley here)
    -along the upper forehead hairline
    -jaw bone line
    --------------------------------------------------------


    Now if you have any suggestions please keep them nice don't make fun of me because you have perfect skin and I don't



    Also if you have problems with acne post them here to see if anyone else or me can help, so I guess this could be like a megathread.


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    I too have this a little bit
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    Everyone gets spots it's a part of growing up.
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  5. Post #5
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    Go to a doctor and get some pills for it then.
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  6. Post #6
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    Yeah that's how it makes me feel.
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    Use Tooth Paste on them.
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  8. Post #8
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    Wash your face
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    October 2008
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    Really? Here's the places I'm getting them.

    Entire face
    Directly beside my eyes - extremely hard to kill without damaging eyes
    Back
    Shoulders
    Upper chest
    Earlobes
    Ears
    Underside of chin
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    I once got a sore on my DICK. No jokes here. I couldn't fap until it was gone.
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    September 2006
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    I get like none lawl. Because i don't have greasy hair or a greasy face ._.

    A little underneath my nose; not much at all.
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    LEARN TO BATHE.

    Ya grubby bastard
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    Really? Here's the places I'm getting them.

    Entire face
    Directly beside my eyes - extremely hard to kill without damaging eyes
    Back
    Shoulders
    Upper chest
    Earlobes
    Ears
    Underside of chin
    Hey me too, let's make the can't sit on hard backed chairs club *hi5*
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    LEARN TO BATHE.

    Ya grubby bastard
    So where did you here that I didn't bathe because I'm pretty sure I never said anything about bathing and if you are wondering I do bathe.


    wordworth posted:
    Use Tooth Paste on them.

    wtf? does that work?

    deadork posted:
    Wash your face
    Hey thanks for assuming things and not reading... I do.
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    I get like none lawl. Because i don't have greasy hair or a greasy face ._.

    A little underneath my nose; not much at all.
    With the emo hair you have, you're bound to pick some up sooner or later.
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    Really? Here's the places I'm getting them.

    Entire face
    Directly beside my eyes - extremely hard to kill without damaging eyes
    Back
    Shoulders
    Upper chest
    Earlobes
    Ears
    Underside of chin
    My friend has that same thing but he uses proactive and it works good for him.
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    So basically your telling us that you're ugly. Okay.
    Apparently proactive works good.
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  18. Post #18
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    So basically your telling us that you're ugly. Okay.
    Ahah Hey mister 40 posts thanks for reading.
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    1. Drink plenty of water
    2. Wash face frequently with soap
    3. Eat stuff with vitamin A
    4. Don't pick em !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin...s_of_vitamin_A
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    Ahah Hey mister 40 posts thanks for reading.
    lol making fun of my post count? Ever hear of alts?
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    1. Drink plenty of water
    2. Wash face frequently with soap
    3. Eat stuff with vitamin A
    4. Don't pick em !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin...s_of_vitamin_A
    Really does that work?

    and how long till clearing up.
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    Wash more, dirty.
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    After a few years I've gotten used to it, and gave up on all those creams and shit. They either made it worse or didn't work at all. I could go see if my Doc has any pills for it, but then my liver wouldn't be too happy.
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    You sound greasy.
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    Dennab
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    congrats you hit puberty
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    Ahah Hey mister 40 posts thanks for reading.
    Hey Mister 191 posts.
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    Dennab
    May 2007
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    also deal with it
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    also deal with it
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  29. Post #29
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    March 2007
    115 Posts
    Ok so I have acne but it's not "normal" acne(compared to my friends), when i don't use any acne treatment then it goes crazy and gets good then bad then HORRIBLE then gets better and keeps cycling between those.

    The weird thing is that when I do use acne treatment then the very first time I use it my acne gets a little worse then it will clear up then get really bad.

    I admit i do pick at my face and touch it alot so this is part of the reason I breakout with no acne treatment, but the thing is I have tried proactive + alot of others and they do that same thing as the second paragraph.

    So I was hoping the peoples of facepunch with this same or close to the thing that is happening to me can help, here is the places i am getting it:
    -------------------------------------------------------
    blackheads:
    -nose
    -chin (not bad here but annoying)
    whiteheads:
    -forehead
    -temples
    -cheeks (barley here)
    -along the upper forehead hairline
    -jaw bone line
    --------------------------------------------------------


    Now if you have any suggestions please keep them nice don't make fun of me because you have perfect skin and I don't



    Also if you have problems with acne post them here to see if anyone else or me can help, so I guess this could be like a megathread.


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    I use acne treatment regulary. I figure, the thing is, it takes 3-4 weeks before you can see the effects of the treatment.
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  30. Post #30
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    Okay, here's what you do. It's very simple:

    Wear your hair fairly short, and wash it pretty much daily. A few times a day, take a cotton ball and some rubbing alcohol and go over your face with it. Don't bother with the high-dollar acne treatments, they're all just alcohol mixed with moisturizing cream and shit. Try to keep your hands off your face, and don't use soap on it, that just puts more oil into the skin.

    Most of all, just grow out of it.



    But whatever you fucking do, don't allow one zit to grow hair out of it, then shave everything but that one spot so that by senior year you have a 1x1 centimeter patch of heavily infected, rotting skin with half an inch of hair growing out of it to compliment your clean shaven and acne-ravaged face. I knew a guy who did that in high school and it was fucking horrifying. Even if he finally wised up and shaved it he probably has a scar in the middle of his cheek because of it.
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    1. Drink plenty of water
    2. Wash face frequently with soap
    3. Eat stuff with vitamin A
    4. Don't pick em !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin...s_of_vitamin_A



    I know everyone skin works differently, but I have to pop mine. Thing is, I clean it right away and just leave it alone and it's all good. If you continue to fuck with them you break the skin then you have a scab to worry about. I even pop them in a certain way.



    The best tip is not touching your face at all costs and clean it with soap and put moisturizer. Shower after sweating a lot. Just stay clean.
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    Yeah, alcohol tends to help. Especially use it after getting back home from whatever, and before you go to sleep/when you wake up.
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    -fucking facepunch double post glitch snip-
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  34. Post #34
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    Pee on your face, works
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  35. Post #35
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    With the emo hair you have, you're bound to pick some up sooner or later.
    :argh:.

    you havent even seen it yet.
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  36. Post #36
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    November 2005
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    Just keep watching your face with a mild face soap once a day and use an exfoliant every week or so.
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  37. Post #37
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    April 2006
    84 Posts
    When I was younger, I had severe acne. It often made me pretty self concious to go out with friends, I felt pretty shitty about myself. I tried every type of cream/tablet there was to clear it up, nothing worked. Each attempt at a new substance, my hopes would be crushed.

    I used to panic that I'd get big gaps/holes in my face from the scarring.

    This is a picture of my cheek;




    So, yeh, I was extremely down alot of the time. I then went to the doctors and over a course of 5-6 months he tried me out on various different tablets to no avail.

    Then I was sent to hospital, to see what they could do. They then decided to put me on some extra strong tablet. It basically dried up all my skin. My lips were in a state, chapped, bloody. My eyelids were all crusty. The tablet sucked.

    Hell, it even made my balls really dry. They sucked dick. But 7 months later, they were gone. It killed all of them. All the acne on my body was depleted. Since then, none have ever grown back, only the occasional little tiny, unnoticeable one.

    Today;
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  38. Post #38
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    Go to the doctors if it's that stubborn.

    I had horrible acne when I was young and was bullied for it. I was ten when my skin broke out as I hit puberty early. I was put on medication and it kept it manageable. When I was just twelve it was so abd that I was miserable and my mum brouth me to the docotrs. There's many different types so if one doesn't work you can ask to try something else. Don't worry about any liver problems, trust me there are so many different types, again talk to a doctor about that. No acne treatments bought in stores ever helped me so don't waste your time with them.

    Now I'm on a contraceptive pill that also doubles up as something to treat acne but eh I'm a girl. A doctor will help you, the stuff you buy in stores does nothing but dry them out and that may treat some of the current spots it won't stop the problem of them coming back in tons.

    Also to get rid of a spot that is especially bad looking I used toothpaste on it, you hear that tip everywhere but it actually works very well. It'll look a lot better in a couple of days if you put it on when you go to sleep. Make sure you wash your face every morning and I'd do it before going to bed too because it's likely you have oily skin like I do. If you touch your face a lot this is hugely important.

    Sorry if all this stuff has been said before in previous replies, I kind of skimmed through it.
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  39. Post #39
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    October 2007
    63 Posts
    Here's how to prevent. Man you guys really aren't kidding are you?

    Shower each day.

    If you have long hair then cut it (mandatory) (not really, but still, do it)

    Use face wash and don't stop! You can't just use face wash now and then and expect it to work, take it each day, morning and night. After you wake up and before you go to sleep. It will get worse in the beginning, but there's a solution to that too.

    Skin lotion. Because your skin really dries out after using facewash, so always put this on afterwards, unless you like peeling your skin off.. Sicko

    and last but not least: Use makeup goddammit

    fuck, you will need this shit. it's mandatory if you want to at least look decent while the face wash is doing its job. Don't be afraid to buy it. The clerks don't give a shit about you, all they want is money, they don't care what you buy, so just do it.
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  40. Post #40
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    A get a little on my forehead every now and then, but my hair pretty much covers it.
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