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voxnihili Sun 03-Apr-16 15:15:19

Until recently I have never been interested in skincare / makeup / fashion etc. I've always taken a pride in my appearance however, just never been very adventurous.

I'm early 30s and stopped taking the pill about 8 months ago. I've lost lots of weight and become more confident which is why I think I've started experimenting more with my wardrobe, make up etc. Since I stopped the pill I've noticed I've been getting a few more spots. I've just been using stuff like clearasil like I used as a teenager, but have no ideas as to whether I should still be using it.

I went into Boots recently to try to pick some new products but there was so much choice I looked for a while then went out with my usual products, I don't get many spots, but when I do they last for ages. I'm also prone to dry skin. I'm currently using a combination of a clean and clear facial scrub (AM) and a tree tree cleanser (PM). I had a clean and clear moisturiser but it doesn't seem to be doing much so I put some righteous butter (soap and glory) on my face which probably isn't a great idea although it has done the job.

Anyone got any suggestions for some more 'grown up' cleansers / moisturisers that will prevent spots and not dry my skin too much?

Thanks smile

hollinhurst84 Sun 03-Apr-16 16:33:24

You're stripping your skin with stuff there so it's likely to be churning out oil in retaliation!
I would go for a balm or a cream cleanser and take it off with a warm flannel. Something like superdrug balm cleanser or body shop chamomile or Clinique take the day off. Then nip/fab extreme glycolic pads or nip/fab dragons pads to help with the spots (use anything from 3-5 times a week, see how your skin goes)
Follow with a light moisturiser, I like amphora aromatics

hollinhurst84 Sun 03-Apr-16 16:37:39

Two links
One to cleansing cheat sheet - it's a basic so can ignore product recommendations

This is the moisturiser I used, cheap and I figured it would do for hand cream if my face hated it!

you can go more expensive obviously but no point plastering loads on and having your face freak out. TK maxx is good for serums/moisturisers etc heavily reduced

Bumbalumba Sun 03-Apr-16 19:27:26

I find Weleda's products brilliant. They don't strip the skin and their aknedoron products (cleanser and spot treatment lotion) cured a weird spot outbreak I had in my 30s, for which no other product would work. They do a great range of moisturisers aimed at different skin types and age groups. Their products are all plant-based, and contain no chemicals or nasties.

VulcanWoman Sun 03-Apr-16 19:42:29

Almond oil as a facial moisturiser.

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