Adult Acne


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October 22, 2009

Yes I get adult acne I have had bad skin all my life, i'm 36 now and as you say my skin gets worse the older I get & is worse now than when I was a teenager too. You are right when you say that it's because of picking and a vicious circle. I have got scabs on my face that have lasted over a year because I just pick & gouge at them & a face full of scars.
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October 26, 2009

I always think if I can just get rid of my acne I won't have a reason to pick! Has anyone had any real luck with any acne systems out there???
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October 26, 2009

I went to see the dermatologist who suggested Roaccutane but there are so many side effects it has put me off, but this is suppose to be a brilliant treatment for acne. The side effects are quite severe & can cause suicide!!
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October 29, 2009

Suicide?! What a crazy side effect for acne treatment! Yeah...I'll take a face full of red bumps and scars over killing myself any day! lol
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November 01, 2009

hi guys i had BAD acne and the ONLY fully effective cure is the pill...for women anyway.. for men i suggest a little female hormone not much to cause anything silly just a little to settle the hormones... but yes women with acne THE PILL is the BEST three months and i cleared up completly
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November 02, 2009

I was on the Pill for years and still had the same amount of acne.
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November 07, 2009

What about Proactive or any other acne fighting systems? What have you tried and what were the results?
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November 13, 2009

Hello all, I am shocked to know that I have a skin picking disorder. I am so happy to know that I can finally get some help/guidance to my problem because I really hate picking my skin, however, I feel so helpless and just can't seem to be able to sto
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November 13, 2009

Hello all, I am shocked to know that I have a skin picking disorder. I am so happy to know that I can finally get some help/guidance to my problem because I really hate picking my skin, however, I feel so helpless and just can't seem to be able to sto
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November 02, 2009

I have been on the pill since I was 16 i'm 36 now & it has not make much of a difference I still get bad acne. The main problem with my skin is it get very greasy like an oil slick on my face.
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November 21, 2010

Yep, tried that when I was 18 didn't work, if anything it caused more problems....I became overweight, and the acne started to appear more frequently on my cheeks. I then went on a lower dose kind which gave me headaches, so I stopped taking it and it took a long time for my body to re-balance. I went gluten free did detoxes took supplements, vit b5 in high doses...this worked great for large blind pimples, saw healers, but the thing that worked the best for me and still works is the Paleo diet, I highly recommend it! :) I still get small pimples, but they are barely noticeable until of course I pick at them. Most of the time I'm able to leave these ones alone and my skin takes care of them itself, but occasionally if I've eaten too much sugar I will get a small breakout, nothing bad I just freak out because of the type of breakouts I used to get and sometimes I will pick a bit too much. Of course it makes things really difficult because I get these small pimples not only on my face, but back, scalp, chest, shoulders and sides of neck. My next step is dealing with the emotions that cause my skin to break out in the first place. I've had this confirmed before during a kinesiologist session. You may want have this done...they use muscle testing to determine if your problem, ours being acne of course, is chemically induced ( diet, toxins etc) or emotionally induced. This emotional side is what I'm now unearthing. Hope this helps someone. x
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November 19, 2009

I took Accutane 22 yrs ago, when I was 24, it does work but the acne comes back when you stop. You cannot keep taking it, it causes severe birth defects however I was done having kids by then. It also made my skin severely sun sensitive and made my lips blister and peel which I them proceeded to pick. I also caused deep, deep depression with thoughts of suicide it just wasn't a known or admitted side effect back then.
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November 19, 2009

I tried Proactive but it did nothing for me. I too feel like if there was nothing to pick at I wouldn't have this problem. However I have a feeling that I might find something else to pick. Has anyone tried Murad, does it work??
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November 22, 2010

Well I hardly get breakouts, they only happen when like a lot of us I pick at nothing and cause acne from fussing with my face for no reason. I use a acne face wash, a cream and a moisturizer every morning and my diet has plenty good skin foods and very little to no sugar. I notice that when I crave something with sugar like candy or chocolate I will break out so it may be because of the sugar or it may just be my mind being paranoid causing the anxiety that leads to the breakouts, either way I try to stay away from sugar and junk food and have the healthiest diet possible along with my acne products.
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November 13, 2009

Hello all, I have tried proactive, skin peals, meds. However, when I get anxious and depressed I break out badly, I pick everything, finger nails, all over my face back, butt, arms, you name it I pick it, especially if a bit of skin is hanging off. I really need help to correct this disorder. In addition, when I am relaxed and happy the outbreaks becomes less. STRESS BRINGS IT ON. How do we eliminate stress in a time like this. I am so happy to be a part of this forum. I look forward to some help real soon. Thanks.
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November 17, 2009

I've been using Proactiv for about a year now and it seems to help a little, because I don't seem to get big pimples anymore. I still get plenty of small blackheads, and if anything I'm just working harder at extracting every little thing that I find. I think that acne treatments would work if I gave my skin a chance to settle down. Unfortunately I can never seem to go very long without irritating and overstimulating my skin. I'll even use Proactiv and then attempt to squeeze at things before its even dry. I also get bumps on other areas such as my back and arms, and I don't want to put Proactiv there because it bleaches clothing. I've been taking Prozac for 4 months (20mg a day) and that has helped with my anxiety, irritability and tearfulness. Maybe picking is just too satisfying or maybe it's too deeply ingrained, but the Prozac doesn't seem to help. I'm going to ask my doctor about increasing the dosage, so I'll keep you updated.
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August 13, 2010

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September 24, 2010

They call mine grade 4 cystic acne and I am 56! I have been on accutane twice and tetracycline on numerous occassions! I am now trying Arbonne and blue/red light therapy. I am starting the 21 day challenge tomorrow. I encourage you to try that too! I got off of HRT and my face went crazy. After a month I got back on!!! I appreciate all of the encouragement on this forum.
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January 26, 2011

I am 33 years old and was suffering with adult acne before. Thanks to <a href="http://quickhomeremediesforacne.com/">quick home remedies for acne</a>, I can go out now with confidence. There are actually medicines at your home you just have to research.
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January 26, 2011

I am now 26 and don't have any aging problem yet. But I have seen some people who have many problems and this worried me a lot. What will I do if I have face it in future.
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January 30, 2011

I am a 25 year old female and have struggled with acne since I was 15. It took me five years of unsuccessful topical treatments and antibiotics until I finally tried acutane and it is like- a cure- you just need a doctors recomendation to a dermatologist and ask the dermatologist for acutane. Acuntane treatment was hard for me as a female because it can cause horrific birth defects and thus I was subjected to intense pregnancy testing and blood work which led to me not completing the treatment. Even with completing only four months of the treatment, my acne has been reduced from huge zits to mere blackheads, but if you complete the treatment, it really works. My advice as a very experienced acne fighter is acutane- exfoliation, daily facial washing and if you MUST pop a big zit or pimple use a sterile needle and this prevents scarring.
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January 30, 2011

I found that if I'm in too much of a hurry to spend a whole lot of time washing my face, than a simple cotton pad doused in Witchhazel is a good alternative- Also be thoughtful that if you are considering a cosmetic facial peel (chemical peel) than you may want to arrange the procedure at least three-five days before you show up for school, work, etc. I have had to face the utter humiliation of showing up to school with a face burnt as red as a cherry tomato! And it's obvious that it wasn't just a sun burn. I think the facial peels helped somewhat while I was struggling with acne, but now that I am overcoming it, I believe they will be more beneicial with scar treatment than they were with acne treatment. My Recomendation is to treat the acne and get that over with and then-spent the money on the peels.
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March 28, 2012

Chiming in on reducing adult pimples: I was on Accutane--a very low dose--about 6 or 7 years ago, in an effort to eliminate even the last remaining few pimples I got each month to help keep the picking at bay. Then I started breaking out again last year, so I was going to start it again until I learned that the federal law now requires that women get tested for pregnancy *every* month while taking it...basically because they don't trust women to use sufficient birth control to prevent preganancy (as the drug causes birth defects). (The makers of Accutane didn't draw up this rule, mind you, but rather the congress who proposed & passed the bill...) Anyway, I am totally squeamish about blood tests so my dermatologist suggested I go on Spironolactone, a very light testosterone suppressant with (for me, anyway) zero effects except for reducing oil production in skin. I started in the fall and she wants me on it for a year and it's basically totally eliminated the breakout spell I was in.