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Hormonal chin spots

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Benromach Mon 28-Jul-14 21:54:19

Hi, I constantly have a spot or 2 or redness from previous ones on my chin. I'm mid 30's and have had enough! I've tried what feels like everything. I use superdrug cleanser, like Liz Earle. Clarins moisturizers for my age. Supposedly have Saylic acid but I'm still getting spots. So any suggestions? I've done my mn research and think I'll try La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo. My clarins creams are just about finished so any suggestions as to what to try next? Maybe i should go for facials, would they help? Diet is pretty good, drink plenty water, exercise, fresh air. What about covering up the spots/redness? Any good suggestions. I'm not wearing any foundation at the moment mainly since it's too hot. Thanks!

FoxyHarlow123 Mon 28-Jul-14 21:57:48

LRP effaclar duo made mine worse at first and I gave up. Tried again and about 6 weeks in, I started to see an improvement. Not perfect but then mine is pretty hard core adult-onset hormonal cystic acne. I've just bought my 2nd tube and am defo sticking with it.

Snog Mon 28-Jul-14 22:54:35

I tried everything for this and eventually sorted my chin out wirh the bravura dermaflannel.

sunflowerblue Mon 28-Jul-14 22:56:09

Giving up wheat is the only thing that has ever worked for me.

didireallysaythat Mon 28-Jul-14 23:07:45

What worked for me was switching to a contraceptive pill that included hormonal spot control as an indication. My GP suggested it when I had an appointment about something completely different. Since the DC I've not had spots on my chin - I had them all through my teenage years into my mid thirties.

ThisBitchIsResting Tue 29-Jul-14 00:05:24

Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean cleanser is very very good, has acid and does a grand exfoliating job and cleared up the beasts on my chin and made my skin immediately fresher from first use. My skin is looking tired and clogged again as I've stupidly defected to another cleanser. Check out the reviews of it on Makeup Alley, it's the bollocks.

I use a roll on antibiotic prescribed by my GP. Haven't had a flare up now for months.

coldofhands Tue 29-Jul-14 06:53:45

Neroli oil massaged firmly in twice daily, and effaclar duo on any that do arrive seem to have just about sorted it for me, although it's not perfect it's a hundred times better

KiaOraOAotearoa Tue 29-Jul-14 06:56:49

Effaclar here too.

HeyMicky Tue 29-Jul-14 07:02:47

I found the hot cloth cleansing method, as described by Sali Hughes in her Guardian column (google it) has completely cleared up my chin and jawline. Doesn't need to be expensive or fancy, just done religiously. Coming up 5 months now with no horrible spots

SignoraStronza Tue 29-Jul-14 07:11:35

Only thing that worked for me was having the mirena removed!

shoeprincess2 Tue 29-Jul-14 07:37:34

I always have a tube of Effaclar on the go. However, as HeyMicky says, the hot cloth cleansing method is fab. I do it at night, to get all the makeup off and then follow with Vichy's Normaderm gel cleanser (which i also use in the morning). Avene's Cleanance cleanser is nice, as is S & G's Peaches and Clean.

Andallmyhopeisgone Tue 29-Jul-14 13:18:50

Superdrug Tea Tree stick
I bought this a few weeks back not expecting much but it's really good! Nothing else I've tried works on me but this really helps. It's cheap and worth a try anyway.

VenusDeWillendorf Tue 29-Jul-14 13:21:21

Didireallysaythat, was the name Yasmin's or dianette?

Benromach Tue 29-Jul-14 21:20:49

Thanks ladies. I've just been on the Boots website and ordered la Roche effeclar duo& the soap & glory cleanser. Hopefully these should help otherwise I'll try that flannel. I've already used tea tree which isn't bad but doesn't seem to shift the spots quickly. I should try the oil cleansing too as I've everything here. No coil or pills here. Interesting about the wheat, could be so that is worth a try if these chemicals don't work wink
I'll let you know how it goes.

HandMini Tue 29-Jul-14 21:41:10

OP (and PPs) - god, I understand. I too get the horrible hard, lumpy red blotchy spots on my chin. Makes me so miserable.

They are hormonal so I'm sceptical that a cleansing product can be the only answer.

Things that have helped me are: (a) the roll on antibiotic, sounds like the same one BillStickers mentioned; (b) regular exercise - I'm convinced that good blood flow rather than sluggish (sit at a desk job all day) metabolism has made a difference and (c) any cleansing method involving hot cloth / flannel (I don't think the product itself matters that much).

didireallysaythat Tue 29-Jul-14 21:44:23

Venus I think it was Yasmin but I couldn't swear on it. It was a bit of a revelation at the time as I'd been to see the GP about a bruised shoulder and while writing a prescription he just looked up and said did I want to switch pills to get rid of my chin spots ? Well, it would have been rude to say no....

Justgotosleepnow Tue 29-Jul-14 21:53:08

Yup if hormones are causing the spots then you need to sort out the hormones to get rid of the spots.
Do you get bad pms? Maybe see a medical herbalist and see what they recommend.
Also do see a facialist as they can help flush out the congested chin area, and show you massage to do yourself there.

Greengardenpixie Tue 29-Jul-14 22:08:03

Yes i have them today...2 raging red and horrible ones on my chin.
Im 46..when will this end? angry angry angry

ShelaghTurner Tue 29-Jul-14 22:10:52

I'm trying not to prod at one now. Sodding mirena angry

Greengardenpixie Tue 29-Jul-14 22:18:07

Sodding perimenopause in my case!!!
I never had that issue with the pill!!
Now my period is so erratic it comes when it likes and so do the spots!!

Rocksie Wed 30-Jul-14 00:26:21

I have these and was at my GPs for something else when she prescribed antibiotics for the spots. They went soon after taking. Not sure what causes the normal change though.

Andallmyhopeisgone Wed 30-Jul-14 02:45:11

I get them worse in my 30s than I ever did in my 20s, it's so annoying. And then there's the chin hairs angry But ah well, I'm lucky mine aren't that bad yet

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