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My acne story
Aug 16, 2013
So I started getting minor acne when i was around 14 years old, I used everything from topicals to antibiotics, which seemed to do the trick.
I would get a few spots now and then but that didn't really bother me because I could easily cover it up with make up.
However during the summer of 2012 I was 16, I started to break out really bad all over my face. Nothing was working on my face anymore, the dermatologist was giving me all different kinds of things but nothing was working.
Because it had gotten so bad I became really self conscious, started to go into depression and got major anxiety. I didnt want to be around anyone. Going to a boarding school didnt help becuase I couldnt really get away from anyone.
Anyway my dermatologist finally put me on accutane in October 2012. I suffered from dry skin, dry lips, nosebleeds and my depression got worse. I finished the treatment just recently, july 24th, so i was on it for a long time and even though it did clear the majority of my skin, I'm still left with redness on my cheeks and on my left cheek I still have raised bumps which are so hard to cover with makeup (even the best kind).
I know that the majority of it is gone, but I'm still disappointed that I'm left with these bumps on my face. I thought it would get rid of all of it, but it hasn't. Ive distanced myself from my friends, I don't like my picture being taken, I'm missing out on all of these occasions, I just feel like whats supposed to be the best of my teens years I'm missing out on all of it because of my skin. It's pretty much ruining my life, i know that sounds really dramatic but it's how I feel.

Im also starting a new school this year and it doesnt help the fact the im still not confident in my own skin. Im worried what people are gonna think of me because of my skin.
So long story short i feel like acne is ruining my life and i feel like there is no way out of it. It has caused me to be depressed, to have serious anxiety and has distanced me away from my family and friends.
I just don't know what to do anymore :(

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