The Acne problem.


Acne is a common problem that many teenagers face.

It can be very embarrassing for many teenagers who are at a very delicate time in their lives.

With the many pressures teenagers face, acne can be an added burden that interferes with a young person’s self esteem and confidence. For some of us, acne was not much of a concern throughout our youth.

I was one of the fortunate, clear-skinned girls in my high school.

I never had to use any acne treatment or use topical medicine for outbreaks. I did get the occasional pimple and I always had the noticeable breakout right before a special event. The blemish usually appeared right on the center of my nose or right in the middle of my forehead. The blemish would sprout on the morning of a special event.

I had an acne breakout right before the Junior Miss Pageant and I think that this may have contributed to my being cut out of the final ten. It may have been the fact that I’m five-two and a little clumsy, but I like to think that the acne was the cause of the Junior Miss elimination. I may have gotten the acne because I was under stress. The blemish disappeared once I found out that I was cut.



I wasn’t the least bit nervous before my prom, but suddenly, there it was. I found a huge blemish right on the tip of my nose. Covering it up with makeup only made it worse. I didn’t let the spot on my nose ruin my night, but it was so big that my eyes were beginning to cross, being drawn to the bright-red dot. I had a good sense of humor about it. I did put my gown back on a week later to get pictures taken. I wonder if I can crop my prom date into the pictures.

Acne or no acne, I still had a great time.

Today, I find myself in a new situation when it comes to unsightly blemishes. I’m approaching middle age and I use moisturizer.

What I’m finding is that my skin tends to be a bit oily and I am having acne breakouts after moisturizing my face. I am very irritated that I need to combat wrinkles and acne at the same time.

One of the things to look forward to as you get older is the absence of acne. I guess I still have a lot of growing up to do.

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