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Skin problems/Acne!!!

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Fellow feelers, please offer up your words of wisdom! I have an ENFJ guy friend who had chronic acne on his cheeks while waiting to hear back from medical schools. I thought it must have been just his biological makeup, and never expected that MY SKIN WOULD RESPOND THE SAME WAY! The stress of the waiting game is killing me. I've never had cheek acne in my life (I'm 26 btw).

Is there possibly a correlation between stress and break outs for NFs? Is there anything you can do to relax and lessen this horrible physiological stress response? How did you fix your acne? I'm trying every possible remedy - creams, a healthier diet, birth control... is there anything you ladies (or men) did that helped your skin? It's already started to scar a bit. :unsure: Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!
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Acne is pretty much 100% about having too much skin oil. Acne bacteria (P. acnes) live in skin oil and the more oil you have the more bacteria you will have. You can't actually treat acne by getting better hygeine routines, diet or anything like that.

The only treatment I know work is Accutane/Roaccutane (isotretinoin). It works by drastically reducing the oil in your skin with 80%. 95% who uses Accutane/Roaccutane will see a drastic, often total reduction of acne. 33% will experience a relapse.

This is by far the most effectie treatment. I doubt that ordinary derms, etc. work at all.

However it has potentially serious side effects and thus requires prescription.
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