Kieron747
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Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:46 pm

As a teenager (thank God those days have passed!  Wink) I was unfortunately plagued by zits. No matter what I tried, creams, lotions, changes in diet, they were there, and there to stay.

Luckily, the unthinkable happened, they eventually decreased in not only number, but magnitude.

However, I still get the occasional scorching zit even at the age of bloody 27.

So, the big question is, do you still get spots? Do you think you get too many relative to your age? Have you been one of those lucky people that never had them?

I used to think, of all the places on your body to get them, why the face? The part of you that everyone sees. It's unfair eh!?

Your thoughts and contributions would be appreciated!

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:55 pm

Interesting topic Kieron747.

It is kind of ironic how when you're a teenager, your image is so important, yet pimples seem the plaugue you at every corner.

I had em. I had more than most. I eventually found the topical antibiotic Cleocin T that cleared everything up.

I still get them sometimes at 28, maybe one every couple weeks or so.
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:56 pm

Zero. None. Nada.

Diet makes all the difference for me.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:01 pm

I had moderate acne until about 10th grade. I took Retine Microgel, that worked well.

Side note-a little off topic- I have a wart on my tricep, no idea how I got it, I picked at it, needless to say now it looks like I was in a car wreck, the damn thing bled like I hit an artery. All over my shoes, shorts and shirt.
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Kieron747
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:03 pm

Quoting Diamond (Reply 2):
Zero. None. Nada.

Diet makes all the difference for me.

Lucky b*****d!

Thank God I no longer have the traditional pizza face, but when i get the spots now, they are deep, persistent buggers, not your usual squeeze and splat types... Strange eh...


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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:05 pm

I had them pretty bad when I was in middle school, and the creams/washes/diet changes did nothing for me, so I went to my doctor and got acutane, a twice daily pill, pretty damn strong, supposedly it leads to deppression and may have been a factor in that kid who flew a cessna into a building in tampa, but I never felt any of that. Within a year my pimples were completely gone, and since then I haven't had more than one or two small ones that are easily dealt with... this may sound wierd, but does anyone else have/had a girlfriend that enjoys popping pimples on your back? I would occasionally get some big ones on my shoulders during waterpolo season, and my gf would pop them when she saw them at the beach... rather satisfying to be honest  Wink
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:12 pm

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 5):
this may sound wierd, but does anyone else have/had a girlfriend that enjoys popping pimples on your back?

Strange that, my ex was the same, she used to (apparently) enjoy zapping zits on my back. Its not my favourite career of choice, but hey, it takes all sorts eh?

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:14 pm

Sunlight always did the trick for me. Whenever spring/summer rolled around and I spent a good hour out-doors, my acne all but disappeared. In the winter when I would revert to being white and pasty, I'd usually have some varying degree of acne.

I went to a dermatoligist in December to take care of this, and he prescribed a series of topical treatments. They work great, I'm acne free all year now. My treatement consist of Plexion face-wash and Klaron lotion. RetineMicro for spot treatment. Easy to use, no swollowing pills... worked for me.
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:24 pm

Very graphic Dan. Thank you for sharing it with us.  vomit 
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:27 pm

I got them mostly in my early high school years, but about once a month or so something pops up on my face...not a big deal, doesn't bother me at all...

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 3):
Side note-a little off topic- I have a wart on my tricep, no idea how I got it, I picked at it, needless to say now it looks like I was in a car wreck, the damn thing bled like I hit an artery. All over my shoes, shorts and shirt.

Go see a dermatologist...

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:28 pm

I did not suffer from many outbreaks at all. In fact, I could say that I was practically outbreak free except for the minor spot here and there. I DO however, remember my first zit. It came quick and fast. My mom had dropped us at Sunday School and by "Big Church" time, I had the most awful zit on my nose. I was so embarrassed.

I guess it's just genetics. When I was in middle school and high school, I was always riding horses, almost every day, always in the dirt, etc. Never had any problems.

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:12 pm

I get a few here and there, I havent gotten one in a while though (knock on wood).
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:12 pm

Quoting Diamond (Reply 2):
Zero. None. Nada.

Diet makes all the difference for me.

I agree. The quantity and quality of acne went way down with the volume of water that I drank. Not that I have a big problem with that, thankfully, but I do need to get back to the large bottles of water.

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:31 pm

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):
So, the big question is, do you still get spots? Do you think you get too many relative to your age? Have you been one of those lucky people that never had them?

Well, I was lucky as I never got zits and I still don't! Pretty lucky eh? smirk 

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:51 pm

My wife loves checking out my back for zits she can pop. She has nails and digs in, hurts like hell sometimes.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:56 pm

Quoting CMHSRQ (Reply 14):
My wife loves checking out my back for zits she can pop. She has nails and digs in, hurts like hell sometimes.

Why? Why do women like that? That's awfully strange. Is it to make their men look better, or do they have some fascination with getting explosions out of mens bodies  eyebrow  ?

Someone shed some light on this.

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:05 pm

When I shave my face sometimes breaks out. It really sucks as my it already feels like a rabid cat was clawing at my face..and when I get a zit it's game over. I still get some...whatever. Just have to truck on.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:14 pm

Shaving and spots have a close relationship, especially wne you're grown up!
Often, spots are caused by in-growing hairs thet become infected.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:51 pm

Quoting Diamond (Reply 2):
Zero. None. Nada.
Diet makes all the difference for me.

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 12):
I agree. The quantity and quality of acne went way down with the volume of water that I drank. Not that I have a big problem with that, thankfully, but I do need to get back to the large bottles of water.


I was just reminded a few minutes ago that I'm    so it's not surprising I hardly get zits anymore. But, I eat all kinds of rubbish all the time.

I plucked one hair out of the eyebrow the other day and the pore turned into a zit.



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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:51 pm

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 15):
Why? Why do women like that? That's awfully strange. Is it to make their men look better, or do they have some fascination with getting explosions out of mens bodies ?

Well, it's just one of those things that is strangely satisfying, like how I sometimes pluck hairs out of my chin with my fingernails while reading, it's just some wierd habit... The truly bizzare thing is that it wasn't just one girlfriend that did this to me, it has been the past three ladies I've dated... all have had varying degrees of fascination with the poppin'... anyone else have wierd, satisfying things that you do? try to keep it clean...  Wink
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 18):
I plucked one hair out of the eyebrow the other day and the pore turned into a zit.

That is God's way of teaching you a very basic lesson: men must NEVER 'pluck' any hair - unless you want to look like this . ..

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:01 am

Quoting Diamond (Reply 2):
Zero. None. Nada.

Diet makes all the difference for me.

Contrary to popular belief, the only food that has proven to have a link with acne is dairy products.

Usually, stress and clogged pores are the real culprits.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:57 am

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 21):
Contrary to popular belief, the only food that has proven to have a link with acne is dairy products.

Usually, stress and clogged pores are the real culprits.

Gee, you think? Well, as I said yesterday, I am glad we agree on the important things.

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:49 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 12):

I agree. The quantity and quality of acne went way down with the volume of water that I drank. Not that I have a big problem with that, thankfully, but I do need to get back to the large bottles of water.

Ive found if I drink alot of water, wash my face maybe once an hour when home, and get enough sleep my face stays clean..
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:01 am

I have 3 red lumps on my back. I thought they were spots but nope, they are flea bites. God dam it my cat is dead!
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:32 am

Never had an acne issue during the teen years. But in the last few months, my skin has gone to hell. Not sure why, but I keep getting these random eruptions every now and then. In fact have one right now above my right eyebrow and one on the nape of my neck, just below the hair line. Yes, I know, how attractive!
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 24):
Quit being a cunt.

Ah, and the planets fall nicely back into alignment.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:11 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 15):
Why? Why do women like that? That's awfully strange. Is it to make their men look better, or do they have some fascination with getting explosions out of mens bodies    ?

Someone shed some light on this.

They love to inflict pain. You should know that by now  Wink.


On topic, I've never really had them. Get the occasional hurty now and then, but I don't break out or anything (knock on wood).
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:07 am

My women try to, but I say "nayno on the panysti." How bout a video link for ya'll. Click on about #21. www.stupidvideos.com

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:27 pm

Lol...I get them but not like super bad. Although this one time I had a massive zit on......my penis. I freaked out and thought it was like genital herpes or warts and couldn't think about anything else until i saw the white tip 2 days after. Needless to say i took some rubbing alcohol and took care of it. Probably one of the scariest health experinces of my life. Scared the shit out of my girlfriend too....
 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:26 am

nothing, nada, zip, ZERO baby........what can I say, I have excellent genes and I watch what I eat........life is great!
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:33 am

Very graphic Sovietjet. Thank you for sharing with us!  vomit 
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:41 am

I'm 15 and don't have too many. Maybe the odd little one now and then. I have seen some people with pretty nasty acne though. I have good hygenie though so maybe thats why I don't have any zits.
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:16 am

I was lucky and never got acne as a teen. I would get a pimple now and then, but luckily my skin was very clear compared to most people I knew. When I do get zits they are usually small (thankfully) and on my T-Zone... Ie, Nose and Forehead... I do wash my face often and take good care of my skin. Zirh products are amazing.... and.... using face scrub is good to get rid of the dead skin and buildup on your face.

I also avoid chocolate and really greasy food which make my skin oily...

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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):
I still get the occasional scorching zit even at the age of bloody 27.

Wash your stank ass! JK,
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RE: Your Latest Zit?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:58 am

I had pretty bad acne as well as a teenager, basically torpedoed any chance at having a hot g/f in junior high, that's for damn sure.

Nowadays, I don't get any on my face. But, I do get some on my back, and even worse, on my ass. God, I hate it when that happens. Even worse yet is when I get on my hip, and when my belt/slacks/underwear rubs against it all day, f--kin' hurts like hell.

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