Acne and relationships: Dating with acne experience + tips

What about my skin? He hasn’t seen my skin. What will he think if he sees me without makeup? Am I catfishing him? I’ll have to take my make-up off at some point. But he might think I’m disgusting. My skin might ruin everything. I’m terrified of showing him my acne. I hate my skin.

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Brunette with acne and dark eyebrows

Things you shouldn’t say to someone with acne

I’ve struggled with cystic, hormonal acne since I was 14. I’m now 24 and take spironolactone – an anti-androgen medication used, off-label, to treat acne and PCOS. I still get a few breakouts – but overall, my acne has improved significantly.

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Girl looking in a hostel mirror with acne

Travelling with acne: My experience and advice

Isn’t it crazy, that you can have such exciting plans and prospects, something you’ve always dreamed of – and acne, of all things, can make you dread it? Here’s my experience of travelling with acne… as well as some advice if you’re about to do the same thing.

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Girl in red bobble hat on harbour

Silver lining: Finding the positives of acne

I’ve been challenging myself to not see the process of having acne as a bad thing. Why not take the positives from it and make the best out of a crappy time? Here are the positives I’ve found in experiencing acne – and I challenge you to find some, too!

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