When it came to acne, I lucked out. I had Noxzema-commercial clear skin as a teen. I didn't even follow these crucial skin tips, which I really should have. My brother, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. His high school years were spent at dermatologist appointments, slathered in prescription creams, and eventually undergoing bi-monthly blood tests when he took Accutane -- twice! Today, I'm happy to report that he's acne free and scar free, albeit extremely paranoid about any tiny blemish. (If you weren't so lucky in the scar department, check out this guide on acne scar treatment.)
Then, I turned 24 -- and I got my first zit. Or rather, zits, plural. Suddenly, I had terrible skin; breakouts along my mouth, chin, and cheeks. It never occurred to me you could get adult acne, seems like a cruel joke. It took months of trial and error, but finally this life-saving advice helped me reduce my breakouts. Thank god.
I know I'm not the only one with a "first zit" story. Everyone has their own acne tale, from the hilarious to the mortifying (giant chin zit at prom? Yep, that was this girl). So, here's what I want to know: How old were you when you got your first zit? What's your high school skin story?
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