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skin care confusion - making things worse?

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plotmissinginaction Tue 31-Jan-17 17:51:10

So I didn't really have a routine. I just washed in warm water and then used a moisturiser. That was it. I settled on that after everything else I tried on my skin irritated it.

After reading about on here for a bit I added in nip & fab pads and the dragons blood serum and I started to use coconut oil and do the ocm with it a couple of times a week.

My skin mostly looks better and feels softer but I have been breaking out on my chin which I don't normally do. Get the odd spot in the run up to my period and that is about it.

So I am a bit stuck as to what I should do next. Cut both out? Cut one out? Try something else? Give it time to settle? I have no idea!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 31-Jan-17 18:06:07

You could avoid the chin area?.

SilentlyScreamingAgain Tue 31-Jan-17 18:21:51

It's most likely to be the coconut oil, it clogs your pores and it's almost impossible to remove.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 31-Jan-17 18:24:28

Of course you break out, it's the coconut oil.

Softkitty2 Tue 31-Jan-17 18:26:32

Coconut oil is comedogenic-- blocks pores

violetgrey Tue 31-Jan-17 19:29:21

Definitely cut out the coconut oil. If you like oil cleansing switch to DHC oil or something similar. I fell for coconut hype last year and it took me ages to sort out my skin afterwards.

tryingtogetbacktome Tue 31-Jan-17 19:32:18

Agree with all the rest.

My regime currently
Nip and fab pad
Skinceuticals c e Ferulic
Daytime - Heliocare
Nightmare Keighs midnight recovery.

Skin better than EVER before

plotmissinginaction Tue 31-Jan-17 19:47:17

Ah fab thanks. I read good stuff about the coconut oil. I'll keep it in the kitchen from now on!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 31-Jan-17 19:50:21

See how it goes, if there's no change then the oil isn't to blame.

plotmissinginaction Tue 31-Jan-17 20:41:25

That Skinceuticals stuff isn't cheap is it!

SilentlyScreamingAgain Tue 31-Jan-17 21:32:23

The Ordinary Vic C is good and cheap if you want to see if it agrees with you but give your skin a chance to calm down first.

LiquoriceWheel Tue 31-Jan-17 21:45:45

Maybe you're using too many new products too soon? I went on a skincare sample binge one year and it did more harm than good blush

plotmissinginaction Tue 31-Jan-17 22:14:32

Yes I think I was a tad trigger happy there. I'm having a just turned forty panic.

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