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what can I do about my acne?

(8 Posts)
Madratlady Thu 11-Apr-13 02:22:45

I suffered from acne in my teens and since stopping the pill 4 months ago to ttc it's come back.

Is there anything I can get to make it go away? I don't wear make up to work (night shifts so I can't be bothered) but I worry about how bad my skin looks.

At the moment I use simple facial scrub and simple moisturiser.

ExRatty Thu 11-Apr-13 02:53:33

use olay sensitive face cloths..they are dry and you wet them, gently wash your face, rinse in warm water and pat dry

then use a BHA to ensure that all of your cells are dealing with oil properly. I think this is quite simply the best product on the market

then if you have bad acne I would suggest some benzoyl peroxide to disinfect the actual spot or spots.
then leave and see how you get on. Nothing else and you should have a decent result

StupidFlanders Thu 11-Apr-13 03:58:16

Depends on how bad they are. Over the counter benzoyl peroxide is as effective as mild medication but if they're annoying you don't mess around and go straight to a dermatologist. If you're older than 30 it may be rosacea which can look like acne.

AKissIsNotAContract Thu 11-Apr-13 04:02:13

The only thing that worked for me was roaccutane but if you are TTC then you won't be allowed to take that.

PebblePots Thu 11-Apr-13 04:33:43

I had the same problem!

After years if nothing working apart from being on the pill, I have found a great product - Elemis tri enzyme facial wash then rose oil, yes oil, as a moisturiser.

Madratlady Thu 11-Apr-13 04:37:44

I will try the benzyl peroxide and the BHA stuff ExRatty suggested.

I don't want expensive products or a complicated regime if I can help it.

Is my skin likely to settle by itself eventually? I've been off the pill for nearly 4 months.

needacoffee Thu 11-Apr-13 05:30:48

My DH had this problem for many years, he is now in his forties. His Doctor prescribed antibiotics, mild dose, one a day which he took for several years. Within a couple of months his acne had cleared up. It stayed away for a several years but eventually he had to go on roaccutane with great results. Maybe worth a chat with the Doctor.

PebblePots Thu 11-Apr-13 07:41:53

Just to add to my post, that should be rose hip oil.

Good luck op!

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