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Adult cystic acne?
Aug 13, 2010
Hello everyone, I realize this topic is old but I wanted to bring it back to life because from what I've read, I am almost in the exact same predicament that most of these guys are.

Have any of you come up with solutions over the years? Does anyone else know what the cause could be?

I'm 24 and when I was younger, around middle-high school, I started to break out like any normal teenager.. I eventually went on proactiv, which helped a good bit. I would still get an occasional zit, but it was much better. As the years went on I would get more and more zits, often bigger and more painful. Eventually these zits started turning into cysts, and awhile I would still only get 1 or 2 at a time they were painful and took a very long time to heal. After being worried about my skin becoming worse, I got off the proactiv, partly because it was slowly working less and less, but also because of how my acne changed, and how I felt that the benzoyl peroxide wasn't good for my skin in the long run (I still feel this way, and I'd like to avoid the stuff if possible). After a month or two of being off the proactiv I still got breakouts but they weren't much worse than when I was on proactiv. I started using Bee Yummy which is a natural honey + other ingredients moisturizer after quitting proactiv. My skin felt like it was getting better over a period of a month of using this stuff. But then, out of no where, more and more pimples started forming at quicker rates over a fairly short period of time. A few weeks later, which is today, I am covered in small, medium, and large zits/pimples and cysts. Some cysts on my chin are the size of a half dollar. Double the size of a quarter.

So.. now.. I have worse acne than I've ever had in my life and I just don't know what to do about it. I've tried supplements during this time of using the moisturizer, but they don't seem to change much. I admit I don't eat the best but I've tried to be better and I just can't see it helping much, I've always eaten the same and it just doesn't make sense that it would be so much worse now.

As per my username, after all of this, I have marred hope. I want to believe I can get better skin again but I constantly have doubts and feel like its not possible.

So please, someone who is in a similar situation as I am, who has figured out a way to improve their skin, please please help me. I apologize if I sound rude about being specific about help, but I just don't know what else to do. I feel like I need to talk with someone who's in a similar situation. Of course, I'm desperate, I'm sure many of you can sympathize with that, so ALL help is appreciated.

Thank you for reading my long post and I hope to get to know some of you and work this out, not just for me, but for everyone, so that we can keep the hope alive.

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