> nearing 30 years old
> still ravaged by disgusting cystic acne all over body and face on a daily basis
J-JUST B URSELF!?
go see a dermatologist and he will discribe it to you. i'm 1 month in and already most of it is gone
will probably take another 4 months for it to heal completely
nobody needs to live like this especially if you're already 30
i'm 22 and my dermatologist told me it would never go away if i didn't take it. don't worry about the side effects i know it might seem scary but you will be informed
> LE ACCUTANE MEME xD
I took that shit for more than a year until I reached top dose and the acne came back as soon as I was off it.
That was more than 10 years ago and I'm not wasting another $5000 on shitty products.
Fuck you people with good skin. You make me skin. You probably eat shit food and don't even wash properly every day and still have zero acne. FUCK YOU FUCK OYU OTYU OUY FUCK YOU
Take some sticky duct tape. Put it over top of the worst, festering part of the face. Push down to make sure the tape is well stuck. Then pull hard.
The loose, rotted skin will come clean off, leaving a pink, healthy surface.
Be careful as the pus and rotten flesh left on the tape will stink slightly and may drip.
>Fuck you people with good skin. You make me skin
acne is fucking horrible. i'm 27 years old and always were super self conscious about the acne on my back and face. it's worse than balding which also recently set in.
>still fucking kid because acne
>already fucking old because balding
>tfw face glows bright pink at all times
> jsut don't eat garbage food and clean your sheets brah just b yourself XD
> proceeds to eat mcdonalds garbage and never wash
> perfect 10/10 skin
> OMG BRAH YOU MUST BE DIRTY AF LOL JUST DON'T EAT JUNK FOOD LOL AND NO CHOCOLATE, SUGAR, DRINKS LOTS OF WATER XDXDXDX
> I NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH ACNE BECAUSE I WASH EVERY DAY AND DON'T HAVE SHITTY GENETICS xdxdxdxdx
>just wash ur pillow case dude xddd
oh wow i never thought of just washing my pillow case you fucking moron i never thought of that, why did i bother spending thousands on failed high-powered acne meds when all i have to do is wash my pillow case? xddd
>Go over a year between cleaning sheets/pillowcase
>never specifically wash my face
>eat like shit
>only a few pimples every now and then
Feelsgoodman, Sending positive vibes your way Acnonymous
> omg anon why are you such a shut-in introvert? don't tell me your severe case of acne since your early teens into your thirties shattered your self-esteem and confidence because you were "that dirty face kid" your whole life?
> get over it you manchild it's not that bad lol but I wouldn't know the first thing about it since I've always had perfect skin with zero effort lol no wonder you never took your shirt off
protip: if you think its bad now, wait until you see yourself in the mirror in 10 years
it only gets (much) worse with age - and the "treatments" around today are questionably effective at best
>just eat healthy
>just wash your face
>just use a clean pillowcase
>just cut your hair
>just drink lots of water
>just take accutane
doesn't work, and now my skin is flaky, my lips are swollen, my muscles hurt, and i can't sleep
i know right just wash your face too n be urself breh xdxdx stay positive lol
I can feel it festering deep inside my skin and the worst part it's itchy as fuck. I can never help but scratching it once and that's all it takes for it to develop into a disgusting pimple I'll have to pop and get a permanent scar later.
Fuck my face up forever fami.
>clear my acne
>my chest, face, and back are now covered in horrible fucking scars that make me look like a plucked chicken
I literally cannot run my fingers though an inch of my face, back or chest without feeling feeling acne bumps.
No matter how fat, retarded or black you will always be better than a dirty, poor, acne-ridden shitface in people's eyes.
>be 16, face full of acne and spots
>would never go away no matter how many times I washed
>would sleep more and nuffin
>ate healthy and nuffin
>be 20 now, have no more acne but get spots sporadically (depends if I don't drink much water or sleep enough)
There really isn't a cure for it, you either grow out of it (fingers crossed for you guys) or you don't.
If you want to clear up your skin do the following.
1. wash your bed sheets often.
2. change up your diet
3. wash you fucking face
4. stop touching your face with your dirty hands all the time
5. stop popping pimples, all your doing is further irritating the skin and probably leaving yourself with fucking pop marks.
I used to have 20 pimples on my face at all times. It was fucking disgusting. People would wince when they looked at me. I also had multiple oozing whiteheads I couldn't get rid of.
I was prescribed retin-a but that didnt do shit. I later tried aczone (cream) in the morning and a topical antibiotic at night and most of my acne is gone. Took about 3 months.
Was also frequent washing my face (2x a day), exfoliating 2x a week. Changing the pillowcase every other night.
God bless the Dermatologist. "Natural remedies" and other bs solutions don't work
I also drink 2 cups of water a day so that's bs too.
LITERALLY the only solution is prescription medicine. Don't listen to any other faggots peddling other shit. It probably "cured" their one fucking pimple so they think they can talk about acne.
>had severe acne
>get it cleared after taking accutane
oh well, just b urself right?
Is there any way to clear up scarring? I do everything I can to prevent or remove acne and it usually goes away, but there's still faded circles in some places
>not popping your acne
The problem is that you faggots aren't clearing the infection. You gotta squeeze that shit out of there. And I don't just mean get rid of the obvious external whitehead. You have to squeeze the INFECTED NODULE out.
Also: AHAHAHA WHITE PEOPLE
I thought you were the master race
Similar feel senpai
>tfw got a nose job
>nose looks perfect now
>realize I still have a pathetic jaw, sinking cheeks and other ugly features
Went from 4/10 to 5/10 for 1000s of dollars...
It goes away eventually you wait.
Wearing sun screen helps speed up the process. I think using a BHA helps too but not completely sure. Pretty much a waiting game.. mine takes 8-12 months to completely fade.
i love when people say
>just drink loads of water!!
bitch im fucking aquaman at this point and it doesn't change a fucking thing. I drink 8-10 cups of water a day and I know people that drink maybe 2 and have flawless skin!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Derms are by and large con artists. I paid through the arse to see the 'best one' in Europe, and they literally just said "wash your face bro" and renewed my anti biotic prescription which my doctor had already done.
Keep telling yourself that, fag.
Dude, that's a picture of when Olmos was 33, in his prime.
Men don't really stop looking awkward until their late 20's early 30's anyway.
Not everyone can have boyish good looks. But almost all of us can expect manly looks.
I know you guys are all like teenagers. But jesus christ, it ain't the end of the world.
>i know a lot of people with bad skin but they are confident.
Bad skin is having a skin that is a bit too dry or too oily. Having acne, on the other hand, is a completely different story.
went paleo for months, didn't work
took accutane, acne came back
>just dry out your face bro! lets ignore that your sebum glands start pumping twice as much grease out!
I jog 2 times and go on a 100km+ bike ride every week, acne never leaves.
I have had Fordyce spots since I was 14, kill me already
>There are people who mostly drink soda
>You only drink water
>You try to make it so your urine is as clear as you can make it
>Still get acne
I guess I was lucky, formerly pizza face, took accutane for 6 months like 4 years ago. It all cleared up with no scars, I just did everything my dermatologist told me and im still completely acne free.I drink 2.5 l of water everyday, try to eat clean (absolutely no sodas or junk food/sweets) and wash my face with soap twice a day. This thread reminded me what hell high school was for me psychologically due to the anxiety my acne caused me. Every day i woke up and looked at myself in the mirror insecure and disgusted due to my fucking skin. I can only tell you one thing - when you fix this problem you will just find a next thing to worry about. Your life wont magically change for a better. If you climb out of one shithole you will just step into another... Don't blame all your problems on acne like I did
> Don't blame all your problems on acne like I did
I blame all my fucking problems on acne. If I wasn't such an I secure shitface in school my entire life would be different. I was literally labelled the "dirty kid" and even if it cleared a little I'm still a zero confidence no self esteem worthless husk of a person.
> don't blame your problems for your problems bro xD
> be yourself be confident and girls will overlook your shit appearance xdcdxd
-Drink lots of water
-cut down on the chocolate, peanut butter, or anything greasy
-take daily showers
-DO NOT touch the acne, it will slowly die down. Unless it's already white with puss then you should.
-clean the area after you pop the pimple
-stop jerking off so much...the hormones are gonna be the end of you
you basically get a 4 to 6 month long treatment. They'll test your blood beforehand, because the medicine can harm a weak liver or something. I guess long term usage kills your liver. Insurance covered my expenses. But it was pointless anyway, 3 months after the treatment acne conquered my face/neck/back again.
Just listen to me real quick anon
U remind me a lot of what I was going through
Someone told me that it didn't matter n shit
They would all just joke about it
But I knew their had to be a way.
Everyone has to be wrong I said.
You know what I did?
Over the period of 6 months I got cleared up
Using only natural methods, my skin was clear
Recently I've only had an occasional pimple or 2
So what's the Secret?
Everyone is always asking me how I did it
Let me tell you now, and don't let the norms see
Fellow bot, read ever first letter
wow. acnecucks literally potentially destroy vital organs all in the hope of finally being considered human by females and males alike.
T H A N K Y O U G O D F O R G I V I N G M E P E R F E C T S K I N
just saying that lots of girls find scars hot and people think that you've been through some shit and treat you differently. Im a bit older and I noticed that it doesn't fucking matter whenever you had/have acne problem or not. If you're not celebrity hot women will not rate you based on your looks.
it blows my mind that there are people out there who dont drink water what the fuck is wrong with you like how fucking dumb do you have to be to not drink water
its no wonder youre a loser you dont even function properly on the most basic level of existing
> just be urself you'll find someone who loves your disgusting acne pimples one day xdxdxdx!
How should i treat this? I'm too scared to go to doctor..
have u tried cold showers and nofap? doing it atm, seems to help
I know that feel OP. I get cysts all over my body and face, dermatologist basically said "lol idk what this is but you're a young white male deal with it". Sometimes running my hands across my back pops a few of them...
zits have been a plague on the young and up to middle agers for 50k years, no cure yet,pharma comes out with their latest goops pills as frequently as this months new veggy chopper,next month,some other goopy goo to slap on,,try some olive oil to soften dried pore oil plugs,the dried plugs trap bacilli,yeasts & misc cooties that are in the air & everywhere,try also a vitamin D supplement,use a sunlamp as a way to get more D absorption,knock off junky foods & snackies, niacin ( vit. b3) might help,via increasing blood/capillary flow to skin,as a last resort,trying accutane might help,
>be 19 this time last year
>have horrible acne
>get on accutane
>1 year later
>acne almost completely gone
feels so great
ignore the horror stories, accutane is wonderful. as long as you get the right kinds of lotions and lip balms you will be fine. it is totally worth it.
Benzoyl Peroxide kills bacteria and slows down your glads' production of oil.
Retin-A helps unplug blocked pores.
Azelaic Acid reduces bacteria growth and stops oil leakages.
Skin exfoliators will keep the pores open and remove the dead skin.
Minocycline (best desu) kills off the acne-causing bacteria like a motherfucker.
No fatty foods, less starches, no greasy shit. Drink lots of water.
Most importantly: STOP TOUCHING YOUR FUCKING FACE WITH YOUR DIRTY HANDS. IF YOU CAN'T STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE, WASH YOUR HANDS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.
Yes I still do that, I just like the feeling of being 'zapped' awake by the water every morning. I fap about 2-4 times a month, I doubt it would matter much.
I've tried a lot of the given advices itt throughout the years, and although it all failed to cure it, the routine work itself helped me out somewhat. I kept doing sports, fixing up my diet made me more aware of food costs and cooking in general. So it was not all negative and pointless, just most of it.
J-just got to keep being positive right?
Sidenote, don't let my experience cloud your views and hope. Dermatologists know what they're doing (better than /r9k/ at least), they just can't cure 100% of their patients. If you haven't asked for professional help yet, do so. If you haven't looked into your dietary habits, do so. Same goes for personal hygiene, sleeping pattern, physical activity, etc.
I love how people on /r9k/ are just so determined to not take responsibility for their problems. It turns me on
>tfw I used to have shitty acne before
>tfw people used to make fun of me because some of them formed a smiley face
Fuck those motherfuckers, I'm glad them and the acne are good now, early teenage years was fucking hell.
>come here to complain about my mild acne
>see the pictures here
>feel physically sick
Fuck man I thought I had it bad. I'll never complain about my skin again
>tfw had really bad cystic acne
>tfw I was depressed and I made the mistake of telling my mom
>tfw diagnosed as depressed so dermatologist wouldn't give me accutane because suicidal side effects
>tfw acne fucked up my face and now I'm left with awful scars
Life was over before it ever started
Those on accutane that said it didnt work - are you under 30? It often works better long term post 30.
I started regular swimming for 30 mins every day and bad acne disappeared after a month or so. Chlorine clearing pores and bacteria. it made a huge difference. Hard to do initially as you have to show your skin in the pool but went early so less people about.
Hey OP! I'm chad, and I heard you've been having acne and self esteem problems about your appearances.
I'll tell you what Broskie, just be yourself and it'll all work out. Trust me... I KNOW HOW U FEEL BREH
did you take it for at least 6 months? you do realize it gets worse in the first months then it starts working, dont you? Also you should look into Adapelene gel.
> gluten-free lactose-free
Im sorry, but how fucking retarded are you? How much of a fucking degenerate normie must you be to think that cutting out gluten does anything. Do you even fucking know what gluten is? Go kill yourself you fucking hipster.
sometimes it can cause depression etc
it can cause kidney issues and birth defects but they do a blood test some time into your treatment to make sure nothing's wrong and if you're a girl oh have to be on birth control the whole time
what does happen is your skin gets dry and your lips will look like satan's asshole unless you use medicated lip ointment like every half hour
>caring what other people think when they see you.
Cmon man. I have bad acne. Nothing like in the pics but my face is always covered in spots and I dont care. Why should it affect me. Idgaf about normies and by caring about it, Im just succumbing to their narcisstic system between Chads and Stacies where you judge someone completely by their looks.
> don't pinch your pimples bro don't run your hands on your face or you'll get horrible scars
> resist the fucking urge to touch my face every single day
> pimples pop themselves anyways because they're so full of yellow shit
> my nose when
who /volcanoface/ here
>still ravaged by disgusting cystic acne
There's a way to deal with that, but it's very painful and you'll be left with scarring no matter what. First, start washing your face with lye soap and something abrasive enough to scrape away acne blisters and some skin. You will be in pain every time you bathe. Get your hands on some antibacterial ointment and apply it two or three times daily until your face starts to heal. This will take about a month. One things have healed nicely, wash your face with regular (not deodorant, dove, etc.) soap and mild oxidizer. You should continue that indefinitely, and avoid using shampoo in your hair.
Bald bro here, I'd give up a cure for baldness if it meant it could cure people with terrible acne.
I feel really bad for people with terrible acne/scars because I had it in high school, but it went away thankfully.
It can also cause IBS (permanent condition)
I have it, and it has caused me many, many issues.
Still was worth it though, there is zero doubt I would have commit suicide with the cystic acne I had
>It got me to improve my diet, didn't help though
>Hardly even give a shit about it any more
Sometimes it's a bit depressing to have holes and red shit all over my face, back and chest but fuck it I have no one to impress.
No, just use water, vigorously massage your scalp, and rinse. What you actually want to do is remove excess grease like rinsing with water does, not cut all the grease like shampoo does. Shampoo causes scalp dryness, dryness, flaking, etc. That in turn causes the excessive production of skin oils, leading to scalp crusting, acne, and many other skin conditions. Initially, your hair will seem very greasy after discontinuing shampoo, but that will die down after a few weeks.
Really, use Google. Ask at a salon. They'll tell you the same thing. The only difference is that they'll try to sell you "special" shampoo that will supposedly "replace" natural oils. The only time that you even actually need to shampoo your hair is if you get something in it, and you should really just shave your head at that point and let it grow back even then.
I take good care of my hair and I know a good amount about it.
What you want to do is still shampoo but only do it once a week. I only shampoo once every two weeks now because I've been slowly weening off of it. Shampoo robs natural oil that is great for your hair and scalp.
Not the guy you were replying to but you still need to shampoo once in a while. I also use a sulphate/silicone free shampoo because that's better.
Don't wash your hair with baking soda and vinegar, that's probably some "natural" normie meme
It's soothing for some reason. My guy takes a flaming hot shower I work on his back with a small hollow point needle disinfectants and anti biotic cream it's reduced and started clearing up his back.
That feeling when you finally rid yourself of something wretched under your skin is so viscerally satisfying I can't even begin to describe it. My acne itches, and I can FEEL it under my skin.
I once had an infected cyst (started as blackhead) that grew to almost four inches in length on my back, just under my shoulder. I was just out of reach normally. I finally couldn't stand it, and I finally contorted myself enough to get the fucker one handed. I don't know how much fluid was actually extracted, but it was enough to cover my mirror and sink in hot, sticky pus, and almost a pint of blood. It made the bathroom smell like death, and I was on the floor nauseous with pain and some kind of vasovagal response.
I ended up needing to go to urgent care for stitches when the resulting wound wouldn't stop bleeding, but I would almost do anything to experience that kind of catharsis again.
My skin is finally starting to clear, so I have this mixed feeling of regret that I will probably not get to pop for relief but my appearance will get better.
Can someone explain this fucking shit I have on my face? I got a pimple about the size of a pea under my skin, it bulged a bit so I popped it. Tons of pus, but when it healed, it left a dark spot on my cheek and I could still feel something hard in my cheek even though I popped it.
Several months later it isn't gone, the clump has reduced in size though. I got a similar pimple a day ago and I'm scared it'll turn dark too. I have no idea what the fuck this is.
>and something abrasive enough to scrape away acne blisters and some skin
This is my dream. This shit itches so badly I could literally scratch til blood came. Does the fact that my shit itches mean anything or does your advice still stand?
My ex-bf had some incredible blackheads on his back and tucked away into surgery scars, but he wouldn't let me touch them. I even offered to just scrub and treat the surface, but he refused. when I roomed with a gay guy, he would let me extract from his arms and back only if I properly sterilized my tools and hands. He would rarely let me do his face, except for one time I pulled an amazing infected beard/whisker follicle from his cheek.
All side effects are worth the treatment.
ou may be one unlucky motherfuck and be that one patient in 1000000 that gets its liver, eyes or kdneys fucked, but that's rather unlikely.
Most of all it's super dry skin and lips and genitals. Gotta use lip moisture, eye drops, vaseline for sex, and you can't drink under any circunstance.
Do it. Don't be scared. Or you'll be scared... Get it? like scar-ed
Like many people in this thread, I took accutane for six months and it never fully healed my acne, however it's not as bad as it was before the treatment. I'd say it was worth it despite the side-effects.
accutane does work. ou have bad luck. It's like saying chemeo doesnt work because your cancer grew. It didn't work on you, but the medicine is the upmost famous anti-acne treatment for a reason: for most of us it works.
ACCUTANE ACCUTANE ACCUTANE
I tried every single bullshit "magic cure" trick out there. Gluten free, milk free, change your sheets, eat less sugar, eat more sugar, every neutrogrena $100 dollar creme, if it was a possible cure I tried it. Every single "cure" had zero effect in the long term and the short term effects were tiny and likely placebo. The horrible acne covering 70% of my face cleared up FOREVER after my first month of accutane. 6 months in my skin was glowing, a year later I get compliments on how clear my skin is.
Read the facts online. Look up studies. Every single one points to the same fact: acne has no cure but accutane. Scientists arn't even close to discovering what causes acne, they only know that accutane stops it.
Stop messing around with the bullshit, the longer you put off accutane the worst your scars will be. Go to a dermatologist and get accutane, it changed my life. If it didnt I wouldnt have just written this long ass post. Bye.
ACCUTANE ACCUTANE ACCUTANE
natural soaps and moisturizer, nothing you can't pronounce and nothing from the fucking chain store
Tea tree oil, dis mask, wash your fucking hands and keep them away from your face
this anon knows it.
Don't waste your time. Don't fall for the "accutane is not worth the side effects/ it doesn't work".
Go to your doctor and demand the medicine. he treatment takes long. 6 months minimun, 2 years maximun. But in the end you will not regret.
Tell me how your aunt cured brain cancer with tea, anon.
And after that go die in a fire.
pffffff where, in somalia or Korea?
Still selling strong for the last 30 years, and so far nothing better was ever created.
Don't be dumb. Isotretinoin-A is the core ingredient not only to accutane, but many, MANY skin products. Don't know whate the hell you're talking about. My sister bouth her monthly box yesterday.
They do. The medicine name is Isotretinoin. It is still sold under generic names. You can't buy a box of 10mg Isotretinoin with a box labeled " Accutane" because the company that produced that brand name no longer produces it. Other companies still make the exact same product, isotretinoin, but they will be labled as "Claravis" or a few other names instead of accutane.
Even if it's removing the clog without pinching or popping, it's still a 'violent' removal. That leaves a chance to scar. Strips also aren't usually strong enough to pull up deep fuckers.
Most people also forget if you DO do it, you must follow up with some kind of anti-bacterial wash because now you've left any unclogged pores hanging open like college slut pussy.
So, bad, generally. Maybe good in a pinch and you take care of yourself after.
the sun and heat serve as stimulus to sebaceous glans which will produce more moisture and will get more swollen and inflamed. Remember that cystic acne are your sebaceous glans overreacting to the point of becoming small cysts in your face. UV also damages the acne scars beyond repair.
When we're talking about skin, sun is your enemy.
>just recently found a cleanser that works
>IF I combine it with exercise, diet control, a spinning brush for face washing and drinking at least 1 and a half litres of water a day
>currently only have 2 pimples when my record is 47
>feels good-ish man
Has anyone used cinnamon and honey?
Does it work?
who else /oilcleansing/ here?
My face has never felt this moistuized. Not strictly an acne issue, but I have cracked and flaky skin.
What helps is washing my face with olive oil, rubbing it off with a hot towel and then sleeping on it. Over night the excess oil is gone and you're left with a smooth, moisturized face.
10/10 i love it.
I fantasize about going to the derm and being prescribed accutane. I'm just so afraid of the side effects and initial breakout that I can't ever bring myself to go to a derm.
Well its the only cure out there, so if you want to get rid of your acne then you have to take control of your life and take accutane. I had no side effects other than chapped lips
>went paleo for months, didn't work
LMAO. What you get for following a meme diet. Go whole foods plant-based diet (fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds) cut the milk/dairy, meat, eggs, and processed shit. Make sure you're getting enough zinc, drink a lot of water, introduce high antioxidant foods into your diet blackberries, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, and cloves for example; stop or cut down significantly on masturbating, bask your skin in sunlight, and change your pillow case everyday.
nutritionfacts.org for general information and whfoods.com for finding the best foods to eat for certain nutrients, take b12 supplements or eat foods with it fortified, almond milk for example.
If you want to get rid of the acne faster, go to acne.org and get the face wash, 4% benzoyl peroxide, and moisturizer. The moisturizer is just as important as the benzo. You can also follow a guide on there to buy the products in a store.
I just fucking hate that people think it's easy to cure.
It's fucking not. I can guarantee most people who have had acne for a while have a way more intense hygiene routine than the lucky fuckers that have had a couple of pimples in their life. It's all genetics and it fucked me up socially for good.
God if I had no acne I'd just go out and do shit but it makes me so self conscious. .