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50shadesofmeh Tue 30-Jul-13 23:31:29

Thanks folk I think I need something gentle but exfoliating the md formulations sounds good.
Used cetaphil yesterday and today and skin feels a bit more comfortable .

valiumredhead Tue 30-Jul-13 18:49:15

Oh yes there's not that much that's 'natural' about Liz Earle, she's good at marketing thoughwink

mutasa Tue 30-Jul-13 18:12:42

As a new mum it could also be possible that the acne is being caused by internal factors such as hormonial changes, tiredness and sometimes a lack of good sleep.

I would however recommend Dr Organics tea tree face wash. It has natural ingredients and feels really smooth on the face when you use it. It works best by rinsing with cold water.

foolssilver Tue 30-Jul-13 18:08:57

I used to use Liz Earle too until I went to a new facialist and she explained that bumps and congestion on my skin were because it was actually too harsh for my skin and causing me problems. I never thought with all the natural ingredients it could be too harsh but it is apparently to do with the aromatherpy type oils used.

I moved to origins and my skin has never looked better. I would really recommend going for a consultation and free facial. If you buy online you always get freebies.

Oh and I also tried La Roche Possay Effacular and it dried my skin so badly, I would not recommend unless it was for very oily skin.

Joey8 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:56:14

I suffered with acne and I guess I always will but I keep it under control with antibiotic cream from my GP. I use a combination cream now, I thinkkk its the benzoyl cream combined with another cream...I can't remember now buttt it works like miracle!

My skin has completely cleared while using it, I used it every evening until I saw a difference. I still put it on in the evening but sometimes leave it a few days, as my skin is quite clear now.

I think it depends though, as what works for one person might not necessarily work for you but your GP will be able to recommend whats best. I think if its really bothering you and want immediate results then definitely go to your dr!

Highlander Tue 30-Jul-13 15:39:02

I've always had very sensitive, reactive blotchy-spot skin. Got worse in my 30s and reach an all-time low after having kids.

none of the high-end cleansers and moisturisers worked; some made it worse. Liz Earle etc.

I now use Johnson's Daily Essentials gentle exfoliating wash, followed by Aveeno moisturising cream for dry and sensitive skin.


Most days my face is washed twice as I run in the evenings.

I also don't drink or eat much junk food.

lurkingfromhome Tue 30-Jul-13 08:50:07

You need something glycolic based to get rid of all the dead skin cells so that your skin doesn't get congested. I swear by the MD Formulations cleanser. It has an exfoliating effect so you won't need to use a scrubby type exfoliant. I use the normal one but there is one for sensitive skin too, which would probably be better for you.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 30-Jul-13 08:29:26

I find sugar sets my skin off in red raw spots like that, I'm using the body shop aloe cleanser but I double cleanse and wipe it off with a wrung out muslin.

Try some sudocreme on one spot, it works for some people better than others but at least if you've only used it on one blemish you can't do much damage.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 23:50:30

I use Philosophy MicroDelivery Wash in the shower (it's very gentle and has a salt scrub but not gritty) Just finishinf off a 1 litre bottle that has lasted me over a year (possible 18 months but I don't use every day)

They do a two-stage mask that you rub over the skin (smells like oranges) then apply a Vit C solution for 2-3 minutes. They react and go foamy.
I'm using this on my teen DS, he;s a typical lazy 13 yo and his skin is suffering. When I catch him, I'll arm wrestle him into a pore blast.

The 'nose-strip' cleaners are IMO, rubbish

50shadesofmeh Mon 29-Jul-13 22:55:26

Maybe it's the weather hopefully

valiumredhead Sun 28-Jul-13 19:02:18

My skin is awful in this weather, I've tried everything including coconut oil. It's like sand paper

50shadesofmeh Sun 28-Jul-13 18:52:59

Used liz Earle for years before now but found it doesn't de-clog me like it used to.
Got the la Roche posay effaclar stuff and its bit doing much either

valiumredhead Sun 28-Jul-13 16:24:56

Liz Earle our The Body Shop's aloe range is gentle. La Roche Posay is good but not working for atmsad

50shadesofmeh Sat 27-Jul-13 23:00:20

Hi looking for a bit of skin advice I'm 32 and had acne prone / combination skin in my fresher younger days :-) I had a baby 4 months ago and my skin has went wild , it seems so congested and I can constantly get junk out of my pores but super sensitive at the same time , when I try to use my usual pore sorting products my skin feels like its irritated.
I used to use my clarisonic and elemis tri enzyme wash but my skin ends up red raw and spotty if I try it now.

Any recommendations ?

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