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    Old 10-05-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
    smith07
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    Unhappy Acne for 30+ Years

    Hello everyone,

    I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but I have had acne for over 30 years In three decades, there is no cure?? I just received some ProActive yesterday--it's the same benzoyl peroxide that was around when I was in high school. It didn't work then and it probably won't work now. I'm 46 and while all my friends are buying anti-aging creams and heavy-duty moisturizers, there I am standing like a fool in the acne aisle.

    I have had various successes over the years, but they were all short-lived... I used topical erythromycin in my 20s, until it stopped working. I had beautiful, clear skin during my pregnancies, but obviously that is not a long-term solution More recently, salicylic acid (Murad products) was a miracle drug until that stopped working too. I've tried oral antibiotics and they either didn't work or I had an allergic reaction. I won't go on the pill or use Accutane.

    Is there anything else that can be done?? I'm sooooooo sick of this. My acne is mainly in the center of my face and it's usually big and red. I can't tell you how many times I've been walked around with big, painful, face-distorting lumps. Who knew when I was a teenager that my acne would last the rest of my life?? Am I going to be breaking out when I'm 90?

    Thankls for listening to me whine. If you know of any great acne advances (other than Accutane), please share!

     
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    Old 10-06-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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    Re: Acne for 30+ Years

    Hi, smith07 Please try a digestive system cleanse. You've put up with acne for thirty years - what have you got to lose?
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    Old 10-06-2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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    Re: Acne for 30+ Years

    i would say try eating healthier foods and laying off the junk.
    you say you won't go on accutane, but that is all i can suggest.
    i went on it and it worked miracles for me. Pro Activ did nothing at all.

     
    Old 10-07-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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    Re: Acne for 30+ Years

    Quote:
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    i would say try eating healthier foods and laying off the junk.
    you say you won't go on accutane, but that is all i can suggest.
    i went on it and it worked miracles for me. Pro Activ did nothing at all.

    What makes you think I eat junk food? I wouldn't take Accutane in a million years, mostly due to the side effects--but I'm glad it worked for you. ProActiv just made my skin red--the zits didn't budge. But my teen daughter used it for the first time last night and woke up to significantly clearer skin. I could hardly believe it! It's funny how some things work great for some people, and not for others.

     
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