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Bad skin making me feel so down

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nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 07:46:31

My skin has gone terrible, i dont know if its a combination of having the coil fitted (heavy periods) or because i have neglected my skin over the past year, had my Mum very poorly.
I have no spots, but large pores on my chin, that despite wearing make up dont cover.
i have started a good make up remover, cleanser routine now, but i feel its probably too late.
i look in the mirror and cry my confidence is in shreds.
Any help gratefully welcome

user1474439326 Tue 21-Mar-17 07:59:54

Have you tried your gp? My sister suffered really badly and now has some washes that have really helped x

nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 08:01:23

I havnt no, it's not spots, so I don't know if a wash will work. Thanks though.

jcne Tue 21-Mar-17 08:17:22

Try pads with glycolic acid. I use cane and Austen. They are worth the money, they saved me! I cut them up to make them last longer too.

They might r skin a little bit red/dry for a few days but this passes. My skin is perfect now!

williwonti Tue 21-Mar-17 08:19:06

I battled for years and in the end took all make up off and went to GP and said this is not ok, look at my face! Ended up on year of antibiotics but it sorted it for good. I also now use clarins cottonseed cleanser but would say you need to be gentle and wash religiously for at least a month or two to see difference. If i use a wipe, sets me back a week.

nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 09:02:12

Thanks. Ill have a look at both of them. I wondered about an electric cleanser to see if that would help to?
I just feel so rubbish and its catch 22 the more make up i put on the more its clogging my pores, but if i dont wear make up i feel awful.

Ohyesiam Tue 21-Mar-17 09:40:24

Get a
clarisonic , you will not look back.

CoolCarrie Tue 21-Mar-17 10:05:57

Read Caroline Hirons about skincare, especially cleansing brushes, she doesn't recommend them at all.

CoolCarrie Tue 21-Mar-17 10:07:08

It's never too late to get your skin sorted honestly

MrsMarigold Tue 21-Mar-17 10:23:33

I'm sure it is your coil, is it progesterone based (Mirena)? My skin is so awful on any progesterone based contraception, maybe you should look at an alternative contraception. Good skin care can only do so much. Good luck - I stick to Yasmin despite my GP's best efforts to persuade me that I should have the coil.

nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 12:14:48

Thanks everyone. Im having the coil removed as its not in there for contreceptive reasons. Ill have a look at all your suggestions

nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 16:03:52

Ive just ordered some 'nip and fab' products from Superdrug all seem to have good results ☺

BoffinMum Tue 21-Mar-17 16:16:09

Can you afford a specialist weekly facial? Some people find that helps. £££ though.

nickpic Tue 21-Mar-17 21:29:14

Aah no i cant afford a weekly facial, as much as i would love too

namechangedtoday15 Wed 22-Mar-17 09:43:37

OP if its any consolation, I and 2 of my friends have had problems with the coil. I was evangelical about my first one, had it 5 years without issue and resolved my heavy periods. Then had to have it replaced with a new one about a year ago, just didn't feel right on it. Gained weight, problems with skin, moody. Waited for 6 months to see if it would settle and it didn't so had it removed. 2 friends had very similar issues and also had theirs removed.

You can always revisit the coil if you find once its removed that things don't settle down. My skin isn't perfect but its better than it was.

Pistachiois50pmore Wed 22-Mar-17 09:52:03

2nd having a good read of Caroline Hirons blog, she is ace.

A skin and hair multivitamin might be a good idea too?

namechange20050 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:26:32

I have a Clarisonic & it's brilliant. My skin gets worse when I don't use it so I would definitely recommend.

Truckingalong Wed 22-Mar-17 16:25:11

Clarisonic did nothing to help my skin. Infact, it gave me broken veins. Acne is helped massively by red and blue light therapy, which takes the inflammation down.

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