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7 Things Only People With Acne Will Understand

Updated on April 11, 2018

Ah yes, the sun is shining, the summer breeze is blowing, and there’s no reason why you shouldn't step outside ... except acne. Evil comes in all shapes and forms, but the evil-est of them all is acne. These painful, confidence-destroying demons mark their territory on your face and show you no mercy. The worst part? You don’t even know when these measly little bumps will go away.

If you are a part of the acne sisterhood, you’ve most likely tried every trick in the book to banish these chronic red bumps on your face. And you can probably relate to the following truths...

You’re always feeling frustrated with your skin – Whatever!

If you’ve ever had a massive pimple, you know how stressful, traumatic, and painful it is. Oh and try not to stress about acne because, boom, stress acne! And then, life reaches a point where getting a new one doesn’t shock you anymore. Oh, another one? No problem. What difference does it make anyway?

Professionals Recommend: ND:YAG Laser for acne and acne scars to help you deal with your daily ‘zit struggle’. You gotta KILL THEM ALL!

You have enough skincare products to open a spa!

Admit it - you’ve tried every remedy there is in the book, and it. doesn't. work. This includes all 25 creams, 57 washes, 89 lotions, and seven pills. But, the pimples are still here, along with a truck full of cosmetics. You could make a small business, and a big fortune, selling all those products online.

Professionals Recommend: Ditch the products and consider the Orange Light Treatment with Oxygen. This is one treatment that really does work.

People are always giving you unwanted advice about your skin

People with acne are always surrounded by ‘well meaning’ individuals who are bursting with the desire to share their latest acne-conquering tips with you. Of course, none of it ever works! The absolute worst is when people with ‘porcelain-skin-that’s-never-seen-a-bad-day’ offer unsolicited advice on how to deal with your (not so little) skin problem. Like they could ever know what you’re going through! By the way, a stranger on the subway told me about this amazing Witch Doctor on the other side of the galaxy who can cure acne. Going to take a short trip. Be right back.

Professionals Recommend: Hey guys, so I got back from the witch doctor and she highly recommends the Affirm Fractional Laser for Acne Scars & Pits. If I were you, I’d give it a try!

People keep asking you ‘Why don’t you just pop it?’

That's literally the worst advice you could give to a person with acne, which you would know if you ever popped a giant zit. Not only is it excruciatingly painful, it’s only going to make things a hundred times worse and leave a scar when it finally disappears. No thanks! My face already has all the decoration it can handle!

Professionals Recommend: Medlite C-6 Laser is one of the best treatments for hyperpigmented acne scars and acne. Better than popping those zits, I say.

Your superpower? You’re good at covering it up!

Thanks to the year-round zit carnival, you are an expert at hiding those life-ruining, confidence-shattering little bumps. And for women who love to lecture on how wearing makeup can lead to even more breakouts, stop talking now! Good makeup can be like Photoshop. We know that covering up acne doesn’t mean that they are gone, but we’d like to enjoy our flawless skin moment occasionally. Don’t deny us that satisfaction.

Professionals Recommend: For the perfect skin that lasts longer than 6 hours, experts recommend Erbium YAG laser for acne scars. This treatment works wonders for treating those nasty acne aftermath scars.

I don’t think anybody will argue with me when I say that acnes are the bane of our existence. But that doesn’t mean you have resign yourself to a life enslaved by the angry red army. There are several professional treatments that can help cure acne and its side effects, like pigmentation and scarring. We finally have the weapons. It’s time we made the most of it.

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      Louise Powles 

      8 months ago from Norfolk, England

      *Touch wood* I've never suffered with acne, but must be awful for those that do. I love the pictures of the dogs, very cute!

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