My Acne Story



I have written extensively about acne and various ways to deal with it. So for my True Stories post this month, I decided to write about how my journey with acne started. I started the True Stories series last month with my personal injury story, and it was well received, so expect to read monthly personal true stories.

I have always had a ‘troublesome’ skin. Once I hit puberty, my skin was all over the place with pimples and spots. I remember it being extremely had to tackle. I tried treating my pimples and spots with everything and anything. I even tried applying toothpaste on them overnight, which seem to work but left me with spots to remember. This skin issue went on for all my teenage years and even after. But it went on a whole new level when I went camping in 2007, and had to sleep rough for a few days. I had a massive acne outbreak all over my face, neck and back. It was a horrible sight.

I am not 100% sure of what led to it but I suspect it was the fact that we had horrible living conditions in the camp. I had to sleep rough – on the bare floor the first night. And when I eventually got a bed space, it was more of a hell hole with too many of us. So I guess all that and more made my skin go gaga.

It took months for my skin to return to my regular acne state. I tried everything and I eventually got rid of most of them but I have the acne scars left on my face (God bless the makers of makeup), and loads on my back.

Now for those who don’t know, Acne or Acne Vulgaris is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. So Acne is characterised by whiteheads or blackheads, pimples, spots, greasy skin and in some cases – scarring.

I had blackheads, spots, pimples and a bit of scarring. Some parts of my face were usually greasy too. But I am happy to say I no longer have to deal with acne. It is now a distant memory except for the scars left. However I know many people have to deal with their acne and scars everyday and I know how frustrating it can be.

The good news is there is now a treatment for acne scars in form of the Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment. This laser treatment tackles the appearance of acne scars on every area of the body. The treatment is fast, easy and it improves the overall texture and condition of the skin.



The video above explains the treatment process at Pulse Light Clinic London in detail. It is definitely worth watching.

If you are unhappy with your acne scars, you can get rid of them. Contact Pulse Light Clinic to book in a free consultation and patch-test”

Telephone: 0207 523 5158
Did you ever deal with acne? Are you still dealing with it? Please share your experience in the comments section below.
Thank you.
*Collaborative post.


49 responses

  1. I’ve had similar experiences but not full on acne. My skin has always been clear until I hit my mid twenties and then I had some nasty breakouts that have left some hyperpigmentation, it can get you so down right? Thankfully treatments like this exist now and can help people with the after affects of acne! Great post! Xx

  2. I was fortunate enough to not have problem skin when I was younger although my eldest sister struggled massively and I know how miserable it made it her so I’m glad you were able to beat it!

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  3. I had some mild acne in my teens which meant I had to take antibiotics for some time, but luckily I only got one mild scar from it. It is great to see that there is treatment available for scarring from acne as I had friends who had a terrible time with it.

  4. A friend of mine is in his late 30’s and he has really bad acne, the kind which looks like boils and painful. Thankfully he doesn’t let it bother him, it is just sad no medication so far has worked to clear it x

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