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MidnightRun Wed 23-Mar-16 16:40:50


Looking for a bit of advice, having never suffered much facial acne (suffered it on my back as a teen though) during pregnancy I developed dreadful acne on my face, back and shoulders.

Since giving birth it has gotten progressively worse, I have finished breastfeeding but still no sign of it lessening.

Has anyone got any tips on what to use to cleanse and moisturise?

Thanks smile

LazyDoll Thu 24-Mar-16 18:24:42

Hi Midnight
Have you spoken to your GP?
Sounds like it might be hormone related and might be worth chatting to medical professional before you spend lots on products?!
I'm currently on Roaccutane after 20 years ish of acne issues but the only time my skin was clear was during pregnancy and whilst bfeeding.
Good Luck flowers

JuxtapositionRecords Thu 24-Mar-16 18:54:40

I agree, during teenage years and pregnancy is definitely a hormonal thing. I would see your GP. Going on certain contraceptive pills can massively help if you are open to that?

Garnier pure active spot roll on always helps get rid of my break outs. I also use a lush face mask called 'mask of magnaminty' which has made a big difference to the amount of breakouts I get.

MidnightRun Thu 24-Mar-16 19:34:19

Totally agree.. I think it's hormonal. Iv avoided the doctor because I thought he would just send me away telling me it would pass when hormones settle down.

Will possibly try going back on contraception now breastfeeding is over, that might settle things! I'm not so overly concerned about the look of it, as im busy with baby all day so don't care how I look :p but they are painful spots!

My heart goes out to teenage acne sufferers, at times it really upsets me, a grown woman!

midnightmoomoo Fri 25-Mar-16 07:36:29

I've found going back to a very simple routine has helped me (mild acne on t zone but I do get those cystic ones on my chin which don't come to a head). I use Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser removed with a warm cloth, followed by La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo cream on the t-zone and moisturiser on neck and cheeks (used up a Liz Earle now on Olay Total Effects in fragrance free and love it!). That's helped scrubs, masks, acid toning....just s simple, gentle routine.
Good luck, hope you can get it sorted. Worth going back to your dr too as the others have said.

ZaraW Fri 25-Mar-16 07:51:20

Differin (sp) and Derma T worked well for me. I was prescribed Retin A but my skin is sensitive and was too harsh.

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