Adult Acne.

I never had acne when I was a teenager. I’d get the odd pimple now and again, you know, hormonal type spots, but I never had acne. Every picture that still exists of me from when I was a teenager, if you look back I had picture perfect, clear skin.

So it only makes sense that now that I am 30 years old, my face is covered in acne.

Honestly. Spots. Everywhere.

I can’t get rid of the damn things from my face, no matter what I do.

It’s awful because I get this insecure feeling about my face… like I shouldn’t go out in public. And that’s so silly, because no one cares about someone having acne, especially a total stranger. I just feel as though I’m not putting my best face forward, and if I’m not putting my best face forward, people won’t see past that and see the real me.

I realize these are first world problems. But oh my. Can the skin fairy come and please tell me what is causing this? Because I’ve researched everything online and no matter what I do, it only seems like I’m poking the monster and making it worse.

Honestly, part of me thinks some of it might be genetics. I remember when I was young, my mom struggled with acne.

Anyways, my rant is over now.

25 thoughts on “Adult Acne.

  1. Birth control pills. They cleared up my skin, as much as I loathe them. There’s something about the hormones that cleared up my adult acne. If this is an option for you, I would suggest trying this option.

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    1. I asked the doctor if I could get tested for PCOS and he told me that I can’t get tested for PCOS unless I’m trying to get pregnant because it doesn’t matter otherwise. I did question PCOS though, because I have, on occasion, missed periods. I hear that’s anther symptom too.

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      1. You get used to it. I take it too, my eczema on my wrists cleared up. Drink water after, it tastes a bit bitter. But it is really good for a whole slew of other health issues. Good luck!

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    1. I did go to the grocery store tonight and purchase some organic, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar. Thank you for the suggestion, I’ll see how it goes!


  2. I will be your skin fairy. I, too, had the rare acne as a kid/teen. Then I got adult acne just like you — and the acne was the welt type that wouldn’t go away. I changed to Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox diet, and the acne is completely gone. I have the skin I used to have.

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  3. I don’t know what is Gundry’s Plant Paradox – I hope it is about eating more raw or live food!
    A niece of mine came to stay with me when she was about your age V. She was very conscious of her figure and skin. When she made the life style change as per my life style she got a perfect figure and skin and optimum health. Shall share more details in the blog – others might benefit too – but basically Fruits in the morning and big salads with lunch and dinner. Stop wheat and dairy ; maybe one at a time; and it might help.
    There is only one source of healing and that is the Guy Up There 🙏
    And put your best foot forward and forget the face for a while😊
    Shall send you healing


  4. I never had acne as a teenager either, but it my mid twenties and then again in my early thirties — HOLY CRAP! I had to re-establish routines and play trial and error with so many products, it was exhausting.
    I’m a big fan of Simple’s makeup remover wipes and Dickson’s witch hazel. I also alternate face washes between Aveeno’s clear complexion and Desert Essence’s tea tree oil face soap. Just in case you were curious about trying any products.
    Good luck! This can be frustrating, especially as an adult!


  5. Haven’t seen you V but I know you are beautiful. Keep shining your light and the acne shall vanish in its glow 💡😊
    Smile is the best jewel you can wear😊

    I had written the blog on Intention and Uncertainty for the job you have been looking, you can use it to get rid of your acne too. Pls do read it again. It works …

    This too shall pass…..


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