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26 Very Real Struggles Anyone With Acne Will Understand

You didn't choose the pimple life; the pimple life chose you.

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1. Let's face it: Acne sucks.

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2. Not only is it incredibly painful, it's hard to keep your spirits up during a bad breakout.

Self esteem : -173827272 #GrowingUpWithAcne

3. You become so fixated on your pimples that you're convinced they're all anyone notices about you.

when you know their staring at your pimples and not into your eyes #growingupwithacne

4. And you'd give anything for the ability to turn invisible when things get really bad.

6. You've probably tried everything on the market to no avail.

#GrowingUpWithAcne you have about 25 creams, 57 washes, 89 lotions, and 7 pills. But you still have pimples.

7. But you still get your hopes up whenever your dermatologist prescribes something new.

when ur doctor would give u 5 new creams and u still have pimples #growingupwithacne

8. People love to offer you unsolicited advice on how to treat it, but most of the time their suggestions are crap.

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9. And there's always that one person who urges you to try Proactiv — as if you haven't already.

#GrowingUpWithAcne "YOU SHOULD REALLY TRY PROACTIV. I HEARD IT WORKS WONDERS!" I've tried it. No it doesn't. Shut the fuck up now.

10. No two days are the same. Sometimes you'll be #blessed and wake up to clear skin...

#GrowingUpWithAcne Waking up every morning and instantly going to the bathroom to see if you've broken out more.

12. People seem to think that you don't know how to wash your face.

"You should wash your face." #GrowingUpWithAcne

13. When in reality, you have an intense skincare regimen that you go through twice a day.

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14. And it's insanely annoying when you realize that most people with perfect skin don't have to jump through all those hoops.

Seeing your friends with clear skin go to sleep with make up on #GrowingUpWithAcne

15. Trying to resist the urge to pick at your face is a constant battle.

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16. And once you give in, you immediately regret it.

17. At this point, you know more about concealer than most Sephora employees do.

#GrowingupwithAcne i cant leave the house without 8 layers on my face 😍😍😍😍💯💯💯💯💯💯👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

19. It's a scientific fact that your breakout will hit at the exact moment you have something important to do.

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20. Seriously, it's like your zits have ESP or something.

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21. It often feels like your face is taunting you.

22. In fact, your pimples have become like a clingy ex who won't leave you alone.

24. But you now you realize that's a blatant lie. Your acne doesn't care how old you are, all it cares about is making your life a living hell.

I should write a book... ' "You'll grow out of acne in your 20s" and other teenage lies" '

25. And so yes, struggling with acne is tough...

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26. ...but at the end of the day, always remember that you're so much more than the marks on your face.

#GrowingUpWithAcne people look at you different.. But tbh you're just as beautiful as someone with clear skin

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