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How i have coped with acne.
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How i have coped with acne.

Hey guys! I have suffered from moderate/severe Acne since i have been 14; I am now 21. I suffered in silence until i was 17, attempting to cover up the problem with thick make-up (NEVER a good idea!). Finally, i was so depressed that i went to the doctors and was put straight onto Dianette, a contraceptive pill also used for clearing up acne. After about one year my skin was almost totally clear, apart from the horrible red scars, which were fading. However, this made me put on so much weight that i began to worry. I came off it for a few weeks but my Acne flaired up again and I knew that I couldn't cope with the shame again. I had just begun to look at myself in the mirror and not grimace! Also, people were starting to tell me I was pretty, which hadn't happened for many years. I went back onto the pill but put on even more weight; as a guide, i was size 8/10 when i was put on the pill and 3 years later am size 14/16!!! I decided to brave it a few months ago when i was told by my doctor that i am now classified as overweight to come off the pill altogether. I am taking loads of vitamins, eating lots of fruit and veg, drinking tons of water and am also using Zineryt. I have been using it for around 5 weeks and am on my second bottle. For the first week or so it tends to draw out impurities as it caused me to get some large spots but persist as it does clear them up. It appears to be working as my skin is doing ok but it does dry it out, especially around my nose!!! I am moisturising with Oil of Olay once a day and it is under control. I am hoping that it will work for me; so far, so good as i haven't had any Acne flair ups, just the odd spot outbreak (which is different because they dont throb and grow to the size of a tennis ball, lol!!!!) Acne is very depressing and a huge confidence crusher but i do believe that with a heathly diet, positive attitude and a good Antibiotic cream it can be beaten.

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