Help my poor face!!!!

(10 Posts)
Ikeameatballs Thu 28-May-15 19:37:34

My skin is a complete mess and making me feel miserable. Can anyone help?

I have cholasma which doesn't usually bother me too much but is quite prominent at the moment. I wouldn't mind if this was the only problem but it isn't.

I have recently had horrid breakouts of really nasty deep seated spots on my chin and cheeks near my nose. I've used La Roche Posay anti-blemish ph treatment plus their face wash and toner but I think I have over exfoliated. I now have marks from the acne plus a general reddish hue to the affected areas with tightness and a really weather beaten appearance over my chin and the bits of my cheeks near my nose but still with visible pores. I also have craggy ness around my under eye area and some tiny tiny little white dots that seem more like irritation than a proper spot iykwim. The texture of the rest of my face is ok.

Can anyone recommend A a quick fix that might help settle things quickly and B a longer term plan. I haven't got loads of cash to splash but open to suggestions. I can easily access a large Boots tomorrow if that helps.

Thanks!

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 28-May-15 20:07:37

Stop using the LRP and switch to cetaphil cleanser instead. When skin is irritated quite often the best thing to do is cleanse and apply a plain moisturiser then let it heal on its own.

Totempig Thu 28-May-15 20:15:55

Within a week if using LRP effaclar I got a load of big, sore spots on my face and neck. They went away 2 days after I stopped using it. I now use super drug brightening hot cloth cleanser and boots no 7 protect and perfect mixed with a couple of drops of super drug blended tea tree oil. My skin is so much better now, hardly a spot, glowing and soft.

MamaLazarou Thu 28-May-15 20:26:56

I've been using Garnier Spot Purifying toner (with salicylic acid) after cleansing and it's really made a difference to blackheads and red marks.

Ikeameatballs Thu 28-May-15 21:02:18

Thanks for the advice.

I have whacked on some hydromol tonight which probably isn't the best thing but it does feel more soothed. Will try and get Cetaphil from Boots tomorrow.

thecrimsonpetal Thu 28-May-15 23:09:19

If you have tightness and redness try Avene Skin Recovery cream, really helped me when I overdid it with effaclar duo before

LilRedWG Thu 28-May-15 23:11:21

Google, "oil cleansing method." It'll sort your skin out.

Ikeameatballs Fri 29-May-15 11:06:57

It definitely looks calmer today. Washed off hydromol in the shower this morning just with warm water then gently rubbed with a towel to get rid of the flakiness bits and then moisturised. Going to try to get some Cetaphil this afternoon.

Longing for nice skin!

Sleepyfergus Fri 29-May-15 11:55:21

I've just started using the Body Shop camomile cleansing butter which is lovely. Very gentle, smells lovely and leaves skin smooth and not dry. They are always having offers too

www.thebodyshop.co.uk/whats-hot/top-rated/camomile-sumptuous-cleansing-butter.aspx?tmcampid=38&tmad=c&tmplaceref=c%7C&tmclickref=&utm_source=google_PLA&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=What%27s%20Hot&utm_term=&utm_content=What%27s%20Hot&kpid=20099&gclid=CjwKEAjwnKCrBRCm1YuPrtWW0QMSJAC-5UYkAkcZfguGshW66LJMr1NMnNdqIk9WXFYnQRRPwBz_2hoC7wTw_wcB

I'm using it with their muslin too. They have 30% off purchase of 2 products too at the moment. You can download the voucher to your phone and just show them it to get the discount.

Scootergrrrl Fri 29-May-15 12:09:27

I started taking vitamin D3 after reading a thread in here and it's sorted my skin right out. Might be worth a go as part of your long-term plan.

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