i feel you.
do this 2-3 times everyday:
1. wash. w/ a cleanser that has 2% acne med (either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). wet face, sqeeze some on, clean in circular motion, rise off, dry face. neutrogena is good. $6-8 @ target/walgreens
2. tone. just dab some of the toner onto cotton. wipe face w/ it. discard. neutrogena has a toner w/ 2% salicylic acid. $6-7 @ walgreens/target
3. moisturize. just pump some onto hand. dab all over face. there's an oil free one for those w/ oily skin. $24 @ sephora/ulta
***CLEARSIL ULTRA's acne cream (10% salicylic acid--strongest over the counter) $9-11 @ walgreens/ target. dab some on any bumps you see (they'll turn into pimples later on)
____hear it from a fellow teen that has had acne for 4 yrs. and was once overweight, and still w/ teeth that needs braces. don't let something like a zit get in the way of your having fun, or lower your self esteem!!! you don't know how many ppl nation wide bash their bodies--i'm fat, i gained weight, it's fat, i'm on a diet... it's just all so ridiculous. what matters is that you enjoy yourself. it's your attitude that helps you thorugh the rest of your life. it may be hard to believe, but there are bigger things out there you should be worried about rather then your weight, the best dress, makeup, and least of all your acne. all teens around the WORLD go through this. you aren't alone. you never will be. so stop worrying about it, and get the stress off your mind.
it will go away sooner or later. just like chickenpox--everyone gets it. just a matter of when, and how bad. but it's not permanet either. so get back out there, out of all those laser treatments, and such. have you not seen women who aren't supposed to be in a bikini out on the beach? yea, well, being who they are didn't stop them. they feel good about themselves. and they dont' care what you've got to say to them. BE that person. should all teens worldwide just hide in our rooms until we pass puberty? should overweight women never see the beach again? and should you let acne control your life? is that what your life is about? lifetime goal: obsess over skin! yea! fun! cause there's nothing more importnant then to look good! boo-hoo.
i let it hold me back for so long. and i've found a way to control it. don't go thorugh all those years of pure misery. i was quite, shy, and unable to smile b/c i need braces but now, i can see all those years i've wasted. b/c frankly, there are ppl out there that over look acne and imperfections. yea, a miracle, right?
what i offer is not a miracle medicine. neither god, or buddha gave it do me, and it's not from the spring of zit-free land. but what i hope to offer you is a solution that works for me+my sister, and a word of advice--what matters at the end of the day is how you feel about yourself. not what i tell you to do.
that one little zit doesn't define you. it isn't all that you are. so don't let it be. spread the word. i dont care if i get credit, but the next time you're on here, and see someone cry for help, just copy and paste, or write from memory
SCARS::; like all scars, acne scars can't be completely erased. you can hide them, and fade, them though.