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Adult acne: years of no summer dresses or swimsuits until she found her ‘cure’


by Jennifer McShane
22nd Jul 2022

A young woman with bad skin. Skin with a lot of pimples. Acne disease, acne treatment

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When it comes to skin, Jennifer McShane has never believed in any product that could be marketed as ‘life-changing'. But, having suffered with cystic acne for almost 20 years, she had give up hope of ever being rid of her acne, until she started Accutane. Here, she cuts through the ‘scare-mongering online’

I’ve struggled with acne since I was 13-years-old. To get rid of it, I’ve tried it all: skincare, antibiotics, over-the-counter creams, diet changes, the pill – nothing worked. Nothing ever completely took it away. Great skin products helped the breakouts on my face (a mild relief), but what of the rest? Shoulders, back, chest, there’s hardly a surface of my Celtic-hued skin that remained unblemished; I’d stare in the mirror after shower, and never want...

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