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Summer_Lovin 04-16-2005 10:45 PM

back acne....lead to acne on face?

I'm a 17 year old female and I've had bad break outs of acne on my back for about 3 years now. However, I get the odd pimple here and there on my face. I was just wondering will the back acne that I have lead to acne on my face as well?Or will it stay situated in that place?


jakcpk 04-16-2005 11:15 PM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
When I was a teen I had backne and I hated it. I found that it was localized to that one area and never really went to my face. I would have breakouts now and then on my face but not like my back. I never went to a derm about it because I was embarressed to ask my folks. YOU SHOULD ASK TO GO SEE ONE. There are so many things they can do now for you. My acne on my back started when I was about 13/14 and lasted until I was about 19. I am completely clear now. It just went away. No, I don't think you can spread it to your face.

deltoro 04-17-2005 06:48 AM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
No not neccesarily, I have bad acne on my face and none on my back or any other part of my body. Acne won't jump, it forms where the conditions are right. Just because you have it on your back doesn't mean you will have it on your face and vice versa

Laurie_Dhue 04-17-2005 11:15 AM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
I'v found the best thing for body and face acne is Doxycycline.
Your body is probably producing alot of oil and this is whats causing the body acne.
Doxycycline will control the oil your body is producing and bring down the body acne and stop it from growing.
You got to go a derm to get doxycycline prescribed.

There's 2 version of doxycycline. One version costs 25 dollars and another version which is called Dorf, costs 162 dollars.
The one thats 162 dollars is the pure form version.
My pharmacist said there basically the same thing.
I get the one thats 25 dollars.

Also for your back acne, I would recommend Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub.
This has 2 percent Salicylic Acid and is very good for body acne.
The Phisoderm Clear Confidence Acne BodyWash is also very good.
Leave this on your body for like 2 minutes then wash off.
When your body acne goes down you might have redmarks from the body acne.
The best thing for this is an AHA product.
You can start by using The Kiss My Face Peaches & Cream moisturizer.
This has 4% AHA.
You should get the 4 FL OZ version.
It costs like 3 dollars 50 cents.
I use it after I take a shower. It blends in the skin better.
You leave the Kiss My Face on your body where the redmarks are. Dont wash it off.
If your redmarks are really bad and you want to try a higher percentage AHA product.
I would recommend the Neostrata AHA Lotion.
This has 10% AHA in it.
Its about 20 dollars. Just type in Neostrata AHA Lotion in a search engine.
You'll see lots of places selling it.
Alpha Hydrox also makes good AHA lotions.
The Alpha Hydrox AHA Lotion you can use for the face and body.
I'v seen it in Rite Aid. I believe its also 10 percent AHA. It costs like 12 dollars.

For face acne, I would recommend Biore pure unclogging scrub.
This is one of the best cleansers i'v tried for acne.
It has 2 percent Salicylic Acid and microbeads which will exfoliate your skin nicely.
Here's how it looks. CVS, Wallgreens and Walmart sells it.
Here's a pic of it

Then use, Dove essential nutrients Toner.
It has Green Tea, Vitamin A, E, B5 and Zinc. Its a non alcohol toner and non comedogenic. Leave the toner on. Dont wash it off.

Then use, Neutrogena multi vitamin acne treatment. Its a lotion with lots of vitamins and salicylic acid. You just leave it on your face. Dont wash it off. This lotion worked great on me.

Summer_Lovin 04-17-2005 12:36 PM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
Oh thank-you for all of that!

Laurie_Dhue 04-17-2005 09:01 PM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
Hi, I forgot to mention.
Doxycycline is 30 pills. Its an anti-biotic.

drenyob 04-17-2005 11:22 PM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
I have acne on my back, lower back, shoulders, and arms, but have never had a problem of acne on my face.

I'm just searching for the body acne cure.

Laurie_Dhue 04-18-2005 11:31 PM

Re: back acne....lead to acne on face?
drenyob, do that routine I mentioned for body acne.
It worked for me.

Get Doxycycline.
Get the 100mg. Its 30 pills.
Take one pill a day.

Take Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub in shower.
Leave on for a minute.

If you get redmarks on your body when the body acne goes down.
Get an AHA Lotion.
Alpha Hydrox, Neostrata.
The Kissmyface might not be strong enough.
Its only 4% AHA.
The Alpha Hydrox and Neostrata are 10% AHA

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