Thursday, May 8, 2008


Yes, this and other epithets I endured throughout my highschool tenure. I had awful acne - truly awful - to the point that it never "broke-out" so much as just stayed broken-out. Things leaked and spewed and my entire visage was a reddened, angry mass of sores and nastiness. Needless to say, few aside from my mother told me things like, "Why don't you move your hair so everyone can see your face?"

Eventually, I went to a dermatologist, who gave me a tube of truly powerful stuff called Retin-A. It made my face peel and burned like radiation treatment for weeks, but it worked! Nowadays, there is more than one acne treatment, so you probably won't have to go through what I did. But, all told, it wasn't so bad - it did work and I eventually got over my acne, so I know it can be done.