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Comment from: 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

Well, I have had acne since 6th grade and I am about to be a 9th grader and it is very irritating at times. Some days it makes me cry, but I always seem to stay strong and still be the pretty girl I am, but I have tried proactive for 4 months and it only made it worse. I tied clear skin which also made it worse. I’ve tried several other products, but nothing seems to work. I visited the doctor and they gave me a product called tretinoin and I’m confident in this product because it seems to be working. Acne is a terrible thing to live with because I can’t express myself how I want to. I always seem to hide behind a shield which gets to me. I HATE IT.!

Comment from: Lindsayboo, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

Wow I’ve had acne since like the 5th grade, I didn’t get my period until I was 14 so me and my doctor didn’t think it was hormonal. It recently just turned into cystic acne, but it has been worse. I was just put on minocycline and in two months if no results I will start on Accutane. Thank god for insurance because I was put on the Differin Gel in the 6 grade and it would have been $400. I am a sophomore now and I don’t feel my acne is embarrassing at all. It doesn’t stop me from dating or making friends. I’m just doing it for my mom because she feels its bothering me, but it is not so. If you still have acne. I suggest not to worry at all it won’t stop you from achieving things.

Comment from: Charrr3ye43r, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

I had problems with my skin ranging from breakouts to mild-moderate acne for about 9 months, until about 8 months ago. I use a simple cleanser from Made from Earth (the Grapefruit Glycolic Wash) about twice a week. NO BREAKOUTS! I have beautiful skin now. Tip: The more water you drink, the more you flush toxins and hydrate your skin from the inside out, helping with cell turnover and less sebum oil. Eating better also helps ;)

Comment from: hate acne, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I’ve had acne all my life. Two days ago, I broke out and it hurts really badly. I cannot even smile without pain. I don’t know what to do. Considering I’ve always had acne, it’s possible that it might be something else. Maybe I should see a doctor.

Comment from: Patrick, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

What a pain. Acne. I hate it. I feel very sad when I look at my picture. I’ve had acne for more than four years now. I have treated it for a long time, but I don’t see any difference. I’m hoping that one day, I will be free from it.

Comment from: David, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I honestly have done a lot of research, and I believe that there is actually a huge relationship between the foods that I've eaten and the acne that I had for so long. After going on a plant-based diet and cutting out excess sugar, I have been acne free for a year now and I no longer have to use acne face washes either. I've also taken Probiotics to replace the good bacteria that was destroyed after being on Antibiotics for so long. I don't really think this is a myth anymore. If nothing else, it needs more research. But, I always notice that if I begin to let my guard down and resort to poor eating, I begin to have problems with acne again.

Comment from: 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 26

At the age of 15, my daughter developed acne problems until now she is 19 years old. We have consulted beauty centers but they have not been effective. Until today, I am still worried whether the pimples will disappear. Even though she excels in her studies, she is so stressed when she look into the mirror.


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