Help for dd skin(15 Posts)
I got good advice on here to use la roc possey for my dd skin - it did work for a while , but now her skin has got worse .
Any ideas please ?
She has a very oily nose which in general doesn't get spots .
The chin , brow and cheeks have for red sort of hill shaped bumpy spots on which have no head .some are flat .
We are at a loss what to do and she is piling on the make up to hide .
What is this ? It's not like the angry acne you see .
She cleanses with roc possey am and Liz Earle at night ,
Need recommendation to attack these lumps , products - anything !!
An oil free - I presume ? Moisture cream ?
A foundation that is not likely to upset the skin .
The main bit of the face can feel dry whilst the nose literally looks wet . Help so appriciated , thanks .
I think Proactiv is brilliant. It's worth trying out the 3 piece system (get one off eBay) before subscribing. I'd be surprised if it didn't give her great results.
Take her to the doctor. It might be embarrassing but better to get help before she starts to experience scarring.
Is she doing more than cleansing with the LRP or was she using Effaclar Duo?
LRP doesn't have a great cleanser now they got rid of the physiological cleanser (WHY??????)
So options are something like Cetaphil or Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser.
Treat with Effaclar Duo
Moisturiser - Cetaphil again is OK, if she likes LRP going for their Effaclar moisturiser. Vichy Normaderm is a nice range as well.
Makeup - has she seen the Lisa Eldridge acne makeup video? Basically she should be avoiding all longwear foundation and Vichy Dermablend is her friend, but only on the bits that are bad because she will really have beautiful skin everywhere else. Get her to watch the video as it's mindblowing and so confidence giving.
However - if she is already using Effaclar Duo and she has loads of spots I would seriously suggest you just go direct to the GP. She's tried a highly effective treatment and she's miserable - she needs prescription treatment. Advice on cleanser and moisturiser still applies but save yourself time, money and stress and go straight to get some properly effective treatment NOW.
How is her diet? Does she drink plenty of water?
She is using the duo
She drinks about a litre of water a day .
Her diet is basically good when she eats at home - we cook from scratch most days and always have veg or salad - but she goes to Costa etc after school too and also gets choc cravings !
I did t know if I needed to find a dermatologist .
Will do gp route - I suspect they will suggest she goes on the pill ?
Any idea re moisture cream to buy in meantime please ?
The range Good Things would be good for your daughter.
It sounds like she is using too much/many products and her skin is being stripped.
Young skin doesn't need lots of products but if she is going to use stuff then Good Things would be an excellent choice.
You can buy the range in Sainsburys.
The pill is not the only acne treatment - there's only one that really helps and it's rarely prescribed now as it carries high risk of DVT. So it's unlikely they will recommend the pill as an option unless she wants it for other reasons too.
Seriously take her to the GP soon before she develops scarring. Acne treatment is totally different now to when we were teens.
From the way you have described the spots it sounds like cystic acne which is usually caused by hormones. As the 'infection' is deeper under the skin (hence the lack of head) topical treatments aren't as effective.
Defintely go to the doctor before it gets worse or starts to scar as pp have suggested. I was prescribed the pill for mine and it worked wonders (Dianette) but I think it depends on the GP. A friend of mine was prescribed antibiotics to take regularly by a different GP (hers was much worse too).
I've used Bare Minerals and Bourjois Healthy Mix previously and they don't seem to have aggravated my skin. Currently trying Revlon Colour Stay after reading about it on here and so far so good with very good coverage but Im only a week in so couldn't say for definite that it doesn't cause breakouts.
Her skin sounds similar to mine when I was a teen. My mum and I tried everything and eventually she took me to the gp and got birth control pills. It's the only thing that worked.
Thanks all .
Does she need an oil free moisturiser ? Or is what you put on top of the skin irrelevant as the spots come from inside ?
The spots come from inside. Does it look like she needs a moisturiser - not everybody does! We are trained to think moisturiser is compulsory.
If she does then Cetaphil moistusier is oil free and won't do any damage
as I said above Neutrogena will also have some nice oil free ones. But yes she really doesn't need more oil.
OP please take her to the GP before she's scarred for life. From everything you've said it won't make much difference what she puts on her skin. A good GP/dermatologist will help her far more than some randoms on the Internet!
Stop the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanse at night - gave me the worst spots imaginable
I have had these since having my DD and I've found the Clinique blemish prone skin routine really good. I also now use their blemish free foundation and my skin is good. It's not oily and it's a very nice foundation and its helping the condition of my spots while covering them. Definitely worth using.
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