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Posted 8/20/14
I used to scratch my cheek a lot during the time when I was just starting to have acne. I wish I didn't have it because people think I got punched on that cheek or keep nagging to me to get it better to this day. I could get some cream but money....
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I have some acne scars, but I've learned to take better care of my skin.

my mom is a fanatic about QVC, so every time she found something that would help with acne she bought it for me. finally found one that doesn't dry the heck out of my skin, but the cleanser and moisturizer are on the pricey side >.< but using the new clairisonic has helped a lot too, especially with my oily skin. also not wearing make-up helped a lot
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Acne scarring is just like any other scarring. The reason acne scarring can be worse however is because it basically sits deeper in your skin (because acne starts within your pores).
It takes time to heal (years in fact, especially if you're still prone to breaking out). There are ways to speed up the healing process however and bring forth newer/healthier skin sooner.

Regular exfoliation is a basic and easy start. However, if you're using scrubs with microbeads or anything like St. Ives scrubs, you run the risk of causing more harm to your skin. A chemical exfoliator is the best way to go with blemish-prone skin (use a combination of salicylic and glycolic acids) or an enzyme-based exfoliator (anything with pineapple, papaya, pumpkin, etc.).

And for anyone who wears makeup (especially cheap, low quality stuff or those of you who stupidly pack it on), just STAHP. Your skin cannot breathe with all of that junk on it! Oxygen kills acne bacteria. Do yourself a favor and make sure you remove all of your makeup at night before you go to bed (if not earlier). It also helps to regularly change/wash your pillow cases (more than once a month).

Now to target already existing scars, using a retinol (vitamin A) product (make sure you use something with sunscreen in it during the day with this), will help increase your cellular turnover. Vitamin C-based products are also a fantastic and more gentle boost to your skin. Vitamin C basically helps brighten/fade scarring and is one of the most basic ingredients to incorporate into an anti-aging regimen.

Also, it helps to not eat junk food. Stay away from soda/pop as if it were the plague! Water and green teas will be your BFFs. Your skin is a reflection of your health and overall diet.

Lastly, STOP PICKING AT YOUR SKIN. You're just making everything worse by fussing with it and fussing over it (stress kills, you know!). If you're at that horrible teenager age where your hormones are completely insane, your skin will probably fight you the entire way. There's not much you can do for that, but just be patient and continue to follow a basic skincare routine.

I've been there before with the scarring and everything, so I know how it feels, gaiz!

P.S. If you want slightly cheaper/natural alternatives to treat active acne, look into remedies/products with rosemary and tea tree oil. They're natural anti-bacterial ingredients that put acne in its place. At the very least, use a good cleanser and a light moisturizer everyday. Your skin produces tons of oil in reaction to a lack of moisture on your skin.
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Posted 8/20/14
I've have acne ever since middle school. I don't even wear makeup that much and yet acne just keeps appearing on my head. I'm trying this Korean face cleaner that removes acne , hopefully it will work
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17 / F / Basketball Court
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Posted 8/20/14
I'm breaking out right now but I have no acne scars
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14
I have some amount of acne and bacne but not a lot. I'm sure it would be almost entirely gone if I had a better diet and went outside more, but I'm single so I don't care right now.
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22 / M / Wisconsin, U.S.
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Posted 8/20/14
I have quite a bit of acne myself, which may or may not leave scars once they go away... I really hope not though... Most of my acne is on my face, unfortunately, although I have a bit on my back. For me, it does bother me quite a bit... I have a lot of friends with perfectly clear skin and what-not, so it upsets me a bit that my skin can't be the same way... :/
Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14
Yes I do have acne scars. But even if I don't, people still wouldn't consider me handsome. And even if I were handsome, I'm still not good enough because I'm not tall. Even if I were tall + handsome, i'm still not masculine enough.

The point is... you just have to accept yourself, because nobody else will... and if someone does, then they are for keeps. :)


(P.S. idk why I turned an acne thread into a thread about self-acceptance... I always go off on a tangent.... low attention span alert).
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 8/20/14
I have some acne scars but I don't worry about it.
Posted 8/20/14
I used to have really bad acne in high school. No face wash, soap, cream, gel..etc will get rid of it. What I used to do was, either pop all of my pimples or literally rip it out and squeeze out the pimple juice (nasty lol) and then it would heal in 2 weeks. My skin, back when I was a teen; I had really oily skin, so it pretty much healed itself now matter what I do to my pimples. I just find that using certain face wash like Neutrogena is a scam. Never works. So I just used plain soap and it helped.

Now that I'm older, I don't have that problem anymore. My face is clear because it healed itself when I was teen with an oily face. My face isn't that oily as it once was so if I were to have a pimple now, it will be harder to get rid of and the scarring will not fade away fast.
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29 / F / In yer walls. Wat...
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Posted 8/20/14
At 26 years old, I still have problems with my skin like that. Mostly it is hormone problems, but it is also that my skin is just so oily. If you want a scar, pop it. If you do get one, Mederma is a miracle in a tube. Good luck!
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Posted 8/20/14
I have annoying acne but I've never had problems with bacne before.
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yeah, i had it bad, and picked them, but soem how i dont have any scarring. go figure
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14

UnexpectedPoison wrote:

I used to have lots of acne,but now there are only scars left and few acne.It really affects my life,I want to get rid of them but I can't really find any powder that fits my skin tone,they are all too darker than my skin tone and it is very easy to notice.My bacne are horrible so I choose to wear things that cover my back.


Bramble Berry has good products for you to make your own, if you wish. I ended up resorting to it, since my skin tone is also hard to match. It's not hard to make them, but there is some trial and error. As you mix and play with color additives, apply some of it to your wrist and the back of your hands to make sure it matches. This is good for making blush and eye shadow, too. It can be considered pricey at roughly $40-45, but, considering how much your getting and how much you can make, it's generally cheaper in the long run.

http://www.brambleberry.com/Mineral-Make-up-W4C146.aspx
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Posted 8/20/14
It makes me wonder why at this age, I never had an acne where it's as big or swollen as the others. They're always unnoticeable and after 1-2 days, it disappears and I often don't get an acne.
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