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Acne

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Acne
青春痘

Date: Nov 02 2015

Themes: Health

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

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There’s nothing worse than going to school with a big pimple on your face. Some kids try covering acne with make-up or bandages. Others ignore the situation and try acting oblivious. Luckily, almost all teenagers have acne because puberty makes it difficult to avoid. Everyone has the same problem, so that makes life easier.

People will go to great lengths to stop getting pimples. Medications can work, but they usually dry your skin. They say acne will clear up if you stop eating oily or sugary foods. Toothpaste is a popular home remedy, too, but in the end, we just have to wait. Our bodies decide when we stop getting acne.

Listen to Amanda’s story about skin problems in this English lesson about acne.

没有什么比满脸大痘痘地去上学更糟糕的了。一些青少年试图用化妆品或绷带遮盖痘痘。其他人会选择忽视,并尽力装作不在意。所幸几乎所有青少年都会长痘,这是青春期难以避免的现象。每个人都会面临同样的问题,所以也就没有那么难堪。

人们为了不让脸上长痘痘,想尽了各种方法。药物虽有效,但会使你的皮肤变得干燥。人们常说,如果你不再吃油腻或含糖的食物,脸上的痘痘自然会消退。牙膏也是一个广为人知的家庭秘方,但最后,我们只能等待。我们的身体决定了脸上何时才停止长痘痘。

在这节以青春痘为主题的英语课上,听听阿曼达有关皮肤问题的故事。

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Amanda

Amanda

Jeff

Jeff

Amanda:  Hey, Jeff. I just got back from the dermatologist. Turns out I have adult acne.

Jeff:  Really?

Amanda:  And I don’t really understand the difference between adolescent acne and adult acne except for the fact that I am this age now.

Jeff:  Did you have it when you were an adolescent going through puberty?

Amanda:  No, and I guess most people go through it in their teens. Right? It’s kind of a coming of age or rite of passage.

Jeff:  Are you going to start acting like an angry adolescent?

Amanda:  Perhaps it might go hand-in-hand.

Jeff:  It’s a bummer either way.

Amanda:  It really is. You have such perfect skin. You should probably not take that for granted, I should say.

Jeff:  I don’t know about that. Definitely went through that maybe kind of both in adolescence…

Amanda:  Since you went through it, do you have any suggestions of what I can use? Some home remedies? Something in my drawer at home?

Jeff:  Well, you’re already there. You went to the dermatologist. They can help you out.

Amanda:  You know what she told me to do? Put a paper bag over my face. Ouch.

Jeff:  Alright, go to a new dermatologist.

 

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Amanda shares something personal with Jeff: She has adult acne. It sounds like Amanda didn’t get pimples as a teenager, but she definitely gets them now. Since she didn’t experience acne when she was younger, Amanda is looking for advice. She’s hoping that Jeff has the answers.

Jeff says that he got pimples when he was a teenager and even gets them today. Amanda finds that hard to believe since his skin seems so perfect. Jeff suggests that Amanda see a doctor who specializes in skin conditions: a dermatologist. Amanda jokes that her dermatologist’s advice was to put a bag over her face.

Unless you were really lucky growing up, you probably got acne as a teenager. How did acne affect you? Were you embarrassed by it, or were you OK with it? Did you ever try an unusual home remedy?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Hat it. No one like acne

08:33 PM Nov 02 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Wuthering, then I’m a boy:)
If i were a boy:)) i think i could understand
:)

05:38 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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Wuthering

United States

Most girls hate acne . They are worried about their out look …lol . We , boys , male don’t care about acne . Acne seems not exist to us …. lol ….. good luck Amanda . 

04:13 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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ya9out

ya9out

Morocco

Still now i have acne even i passed the age of puberty, we don’t have all same acne, sometimes comes causes trouble in hormonal like my situation now. I tried remedy home, went to dermatologists, expensive products.

04:04 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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lickma83

lickma83

Burkina Faso

I used to get much acne as teenager but now I don’t have it and I’ve even forgot it.for me acne is a natural thing that occurs a moment and finishes cleanning up

02:24 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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S&W

S&W

China

I clearly remember that I didn’t get much acne as a teenager.Because I did pay much attention on what I ate.I hardly ate spicy things even though I like it a lot.Heavy pressure was another way to cause acne.I did excerise to enhance metabolism and sweat could bring bad substance out of body.That was my method to stop annoying by acne.

11:35 AM Nov 02 2015 |

fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

I didn’t have acne during puberty but in college. I applied some acne gel on it and slowly the acne cleared up.

08:01 AM Nov 02 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Who do you think has more chances for a date – a guy with acney or a guy without acney. To me it doesn’t matter. It’s all about charisma, chemistry.. Btw, my cat used to have acne too. Very annoying thing. Now, knock on the wood, grew over this problem. Or maybe he found his date and got rid of that problem very soon :)

04:52 AM Oct 30 2015 |

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mandzhi

mandzhi

Russian Federation

When i was a teenager i had acne but it wasn’t too much. Of course if i had  pimples i was embarrassed especially when i saw girls. I didn’t use home remedy, i used some acne ointment to make it less or avoid it. After 18 years haven’t got any acne. 


I also know that you can got acne if you have some problems with your digestion. If some meds won’t help you need to find the reason of your pimple

11:15 AM Aug 29 2015 |

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vik32

vik32

India

it happens with everyone while going thorugh puberty. i used to have it but not now luckily. 


i guess the best remedy is to wash your face as many times as you can and try to avoid touching them. Never go hard on them.

08:04 AM Oct 11 2014 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have got the acne since I was a teenager …


it wasnt that much bad but it affects me so bad because at that time I used to have bright skin so it could be seen from everywhere!!! So I had lost my self-confident


so for curing I used to drink some Vent hood which was really good …


if you use baked onion it can help too … just wash one onion and put it in a few water and let it baked then put it on your skin


these days I dont have such those problems … thanks god


Good luck


ROZE

09:51 AM Sep 25 2014 |

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kakaluojin

China

I’ve got the acne problem all the time. I think those annoying acnes may be triggered by too much greasy and spicy food and too much computer time, also, I never used make-up remover to take off my make up on face, I only use cleaning cream. I need to get rid of all those bad habits as soon as quickly and regain my perfect skin since the spring festival is in the corner, I want to be perfect in all my falimies’ and friends’ eyes.

09:52 AM Jan 23 2014 |

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Yusra04

Yusra04

Saudi Arabia

I sufferd from adult acne till I took  roaccutane


now they are gone :D

12:45 PM Oct 31 2013 |

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StephFacchini

Brazil

Well, I never had problems with acnes, doesn’t matter for me. Well, I don’t like to eat oily and sugary foods, so I think that is for it that I almost don’t had more pimples. But I’m still a teenager . Maybe I’ll have a adult acne.

I don’t know about no one home remedy for acne, because I don’t care for it. But I heard about pass aloe vera on face.

10:16 PM Jul 14 2013 |

abdelghafour

Morocco

I personally have suffered a lot with this problem for more than ten years, at first I was totally oblivious, i didn’t pay any attention to it and then the situation has worsened and pimples have left black marks on my face ; when I was invited to a friend I feel embarrassed by it ,I tried some home remedy like Ghee and honey to get rid of without any result, i finally realize that i have to go to the specialist .

02:47 PM Jul 11 2013 |

Arlinrat Aui

Thailand

Acne This is my Big Problem all of my life…i have adult acne


I’m feel like Amanda , I don’t really understand the difference between adolescent acne and adult acne except for the fact my age is 42 yrs. but everyday i get a pimples all of my face.


Someone told me … i had some acne that why i’m look so younger than my age :P


Oh i think that mean good for me Right?...haha


 


Have a good day Dear .

08:37 AM Jul 11 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I haven´t had to go through  it in my entire life .I  acknowledge that  for many  adolescents  must be a real problem   that they have to deal with on a daily basis. I don´t know if  there is  a cure  for pimples  other than  waiting  that the time and the  prescription from an expert   dermatologist  start  to heal  the  skin.  Pimples  are a real downer  for the teenager that have to  live with them.

09:18 PM Jul 10 2013 |

Miss Afsaneh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

fortunatly I didnt have too many problems with  the acnes during my puberty.


as I know , this very case is literally affected by our enviornment and lifestyle.


what we eat and what we do has a very considrable influence on our appearance.


doing regular daily excercise such as walking is so helpful to decrease the pimple because of some scientific reasons…


consuming fresh vegetables and fruits is the best home remedy in my opinion.


 

09:05 PM Jul 10 2013 |

njoshmat

njoshmat

Saudi Arabia

THERE’S A SECRET TO IT ! :)

Only if you consider it -Oh its big, I’m gonna look bad . . .then only will it be that way. Otherwise just look at the mirror and say it will go even before I know it :D
and thats My Secret to a pimple or acne 

(SOMETIMES IF YOU TRY FIX IT THERE ARE POSSIBILITIES YOU COULD RUIN IT OR MAKE IT MORE WORSE, BEST ASK AN ELDERLY!) 
 

07:36 PM Jul 10 2013 |

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AlexSorokin

Russian Federation

I didnt have problems with acne, but my classmates worried about it. They used different home and outdoor remedies: farthers cologne, petrol, toothpaste and vinega. It was wild methods,but some of them decided them problem)))

07:01 PM Jul 10 2013 |

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