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Drying spots out

(29 Posts)
LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Thu 27-Apr-17 16:05:13

I have really bad skin ATM sad

Currently on Dianette to try to sort it out but have some quite large bad spots right now.

Is there anything anyone would recommend to use on the actual spot to dry it out? Either things around the house or something you can buy?

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Apr-17 16:49:03

La Roche posay do a spot cream in the effaclar range.

Do you have poly cystic ovary syndrome in they've put you on dianette?.

margaritasbythesea Thu 27-Apr-17 16:50:45

Blister plasters - either a small one or a normal one cut up - overnight.

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Thu 27-Apr-17 16:58:54

I'm not sure fluffycloud I took it in 2012 and it worked a treat but have since had a baby and been bf but the GP let me try it again. The spots can be quite big and swollen and are often painful sad

Thanks margarita I'll try some of those

BouncingBlueberry Thu 27-Apr-17 17:01:28

Liz Earle cleanse, tone and polish has been my skin saviour.

choppolata Thu 27-Apr-17 17:02:32

Way way back in the 1980s I read an interview in My Guy, Jackie, Look-in or similar trashy teen mag with Billy Idol. He suggested toothpaste for spots. It works!

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Apr-17 17:12:34

I only ask because that's why they put me on it until it gave me focal migraines & I had to stop taking it.

I've found low carbing, Clinique take the day off balm, la Roche posay effaclar duo and spot cream to be really effective.

Except at Christmas when I forget how sugar affects me, eat loads of halva & break out in huge red spots that really hurt.

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Thu 27-Apr-17 17:18:22

You might have a point about the sugar, I eat too much as it's an easy go to food when running around with toddler all day or when having a cuppa when he naps blush

It gave me migraines too last time but thankfully didn't need to be on it long. Haven't had any yet.

Bouncing I have some LE in the cupboard, I find it makes the rest of my skin look better but the spots are the same!

redexpat Thu 27-Apr-17 17:21:26

Toothpaste. Overnight.

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Thu 27-Apr-17 17:25:07

Thanks everyone. Might try some toothpaste tonight. I feel it can't make them any worse!

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Apr-17 17:26:05

My GP took it off me because she said the migraines were a stroke risk but this was about 12 years ago.

Sugar causes insulin surges which is an anabolic hormone, something like that anyway is why carbs affect skin so much & the anti androgen in dianette counteracts that.

Of course, I could be talking rubbish!.

muddypuddled Thu 27-Apr-17 17:29:36

Sudocrem! Honestly it is the best thing for spots ever! Put a towel on your pillow and slap it on like you would a face mask over night then wash what's left off in the morning.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 27-Apr-17 17:35:02

I recommend a benzoyl peroxide cream applied all over your face every night. That will prevent spots forming and is the only thing that works for me. It will treat existing spots as well.

You need to buy it over the counter. Acnecide from Boots OTC or Superdrug is good. Start on a low concentration; ask for 5 or 10 %.

Alternatively, you can get a face cream on presecription. Differin Adapalene cream is very effective.

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Thu 27-Apr-17 17:51:05

Fluffyclouds you sound like you know what you're talking about to me!

Thanks, tonight will try half face toothpaste, half face sudocreme grin

Will look into that too, Ilostit, thank you

twolittleboysonetiredmum Thu 27-Apr-17 18:33:09

Magnesium sulphate paste works wonders on my horrible boil like spots. Someone suggested it on here a few weeks ago for me. If you stick it on the minute it starts growing, they never get going properly

Dulcimena Thu 27-Apr-17 19:24:33

Another vote for blister hydrocolloid plasters. They drain anything "open" overnight - amazing if you've caught the head or accidentally popped. The pound shops often have them in packs called Acne Dotz.

Unicorn81 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:20:36

Toothpaste, sudocream or blemish balm which primark do for 3 quid. If my skin has a flare up i use repose temple spa cream as my night cream and it calms eveything down. I have oily skin so get a lot of spots around hairline and chin areas. I use temple spa matte moisuriser during the day which doesnt clog my pores

OutToGetYou Thu 27-Apr-17 22:46:11

Magnesium sulphate is good with a plaster over it, overnight.

Also, take Ibruprofen if you tolerate it, it can reduce swelling and maybe an anti histamine.

Two things that affect my skin - dairy and citrus. I'm OK with milk in tea now and then but if I suddenly start having cereal every day I get huge spots. I stopped eating citrus years ago as I heard it affected the skin. If I give in and have a few satsumas at Christmas it breaks out again. One now and then is OK, but I love them so would eat four a day, and that's too much.

FlourishandBlotts Thu 27-Apr-17 23:59:33

I suffer from hormonal breakouts mainly around my mouth and chin. I too was on Dianette and did see an improvement, but got the implant and it flared up again. I've tried all sorts of products but the best results I've had is from using the boots essentials range (green bottles) cleansing lotion, toner, moisturiser x2 daily and occasionally the face mask. Cheap as chips so it's worth a try.

Aderyn2016 Fri 28-Apr-17 00:38:17

I am using a hydrocolloid plaster on a nasty spot at the moment. I am using one meant for cold sores but it is the perfect size for a spot!
It also stops you from constantly touching it!

PeoniesforMissAnnersley Fri 28-Apr-17 07:51:58

Burt's bees herbal remedy roll-on stick is magical - it literally stops spots in their tracks if you use it when they are coming up or dries out large ones overnight - I always have at least two of them in.

bananafish81 Fri 28-Apr-17 07:58:39

Toothpaste please for the love of god no

I did that as a teenager - never again

It's an incredibly harsh abrasive and may well nuke the spot and the skin underneath and surrounding the spot leaving a mark of discolouration that lasts much longer than the spot ever did

I use aesop control gel

I couldn't explain why it's so much better than any other topical treatments I've tried (origins on the spot salicylic acid 2% gel, blob of benzoyl peroxide, sudocrem, neosporin etc), so consulted Dr Google to find out what's in it. Apparently "it contains vit c, niacinamide and salicylic acid but its in an aloe base so it calms, gets rid of the redness and hydrates – as opposed to harsher products designed to ‘dry-out’ spots. They don’t need drying out, they need nourishment."

Zaps spots but doesn't dry them out and leave the dreaded marks. I found it a proper game changer

MrsT2007 Fri 28-Apr-17 08:03:53

Off to look for the Aesop gel

My skin is heaps better (was on dianette but migraines = taken off) but I've been hot cloth cleansing but the noticeable difference has come from the nip+fab dragons blood pads. They seem to smooth the skin out and reduce redness (& minimise my lines!) and the LRP effaclar duo twice a day.

I stopped using them for a few weeks and had awful breakout. Back on is better.

Maybtey low carving. I too am a sugar addict.

Newtssuitcase Fri 28-Apr-17 08:06:59

I use nail varnish remover (but am aware that will contentious with the beauty guru..)

Newtssuitcase Fri 28-Apr-17 08:07:32

(but aware that will be contentious with the beauty gurus)

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