The Champion: Me

In this corner, we have Cal, an 18-year-old, male-bodied college student! Weighing in at 140 lbs, Cal is fast but his acne is faster!

I get pimples (pustules) on my T-zone (chin, nose, forehead), temples, and upper cheeks. Also on my back, shoulders, and occasionally on my chest. Pustules are the only kind of acne I get, and I get one every three days or so.

While not crippling, anxiety permeates all aspects of my life. I’ve been able to manage it and even harness it at times, but Accutane is known to exacerbate mental health problems. This is one of the scariest things about taking Accutane for me: I don’t know how I will react to it mentally or emotionally.