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How Has Acne Affected You? Share Your Story

By February 6, 2013

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I've gotten a lot of new responses lately on the page How Has Acne Affected You?. I can say I relate to every story. I bet you will too.

There's something strangely comforting about knowing that there are other people out there who "get it", and who understand completely how acne can make you feel. Just knowing that makes you feel less alone.

So, if you haven't read the stories already, take a look. Then, if you're so inclined, share your story too. I would love to hear it. And your experience might bring some comfort to someone else out there who has been in your shoes.

Readers Respond:

February 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm
(1) luis - comisiones facebook says:

Acne affected my relationships. I was embarrassed to approach the girl I liked.
I could never tell her how he felt about her

February 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm
(2) About.com Acne Guide says:

I’m sure a lot of people have been in that exact same situation and can relate to your experience. You’re definitely not alone! Thanks so much for your comment.

February 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm
(3) christina billingsley says:

Acne has been a problem for me a lot lately. I got scars on my chin and real bad acne on my back, and I tryed everything for the acne on my back

February 13, 2013 at 12:37 am
(4) About.com Acne Guide says:

Back acne is usually really hard to treat, so you’re definitely not the only one dealing with this problem. Really, the best treatments for back acne are prescription medications. Depending on your skin, your doctor may prescribe medicated soaps, topical creams (hard to apply to your own back, so best to get someone to help you!) or oral medications.

If seeing a doctor just isn’t possible (although that’s definitely the best option) an alternative is to use a body wash or medicated soap that contains 10% benzoyl peroxide. You can get these at any drugstore without a prescription. You can ask the pharmacist for a recommendation, if you aren’t sure what to choose, but really any brand is OK.

Back acne can also take a long time to start improving, even after you start using your treatments, so it’s really important to use them every single day. It can take 3-4 months before the acne even starts to get better, so just keep at it.

You might want to also check out this article: Treating Body Acne for more specifics to help you treat your back acne.

Good luck, and thanks for your comment!

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