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I know there's worse things in life, but after my skin being fairly clear for the last 5 years or so (since having DC). It's totally erupted. Big nasty spots all over my chin and a few nasty ones on my cheeks too. The kind that leave marks for ages, possibly will scar. I feel really down about it, and self concious too.
I suspect it's due to bastard bloody hormones with a bit of stress thrown in for good measure.
Please point me in the direction of a miracle cure.
Thanks *Coffee*. Shit isn't it? I feel like in the grand scheme of things it's trivial, but it really is making me feel down. I thought I'd put all this behind me. I used to take Oxytetracycline too. Dianette used to help, but really not keen to go on the pill again.
Grey hairs, wrinkles and great big friggin spots. Lucky me!
Mario Badescu drying lotion is the shizzle! The rest is, alas, hormonal. Or, head to the doctors and ask for something decent. I had a decent supply of benzoyl peroxide cream from an online chemists, but they're out of stock. I keep my routine simple and consistent. Mixing too much stuff in an attempt to combat it makes it worse. Weirdly, my skin drying out in the recent cold and windy weather has helped it!
Do you think it might be acne rosacea? I had this for years but it has finally cleared up with a new ish treatment called Soolantra which kills mites living on the skin (blurgh). Just thought it was worth a mention in case. Its changed my life!
That drying lotion is good but smells like damp soil! I find it’s better on proper spots rather than the under the skin ones.
If you can get to a Lush ask for a sample of Fresh Farmacy (soap), it calmed my skin in a couple of days and overnight I broke off a tiny bit and mushed it onto a lumpy under the skin monster spot, and it took it right down. I’m seriously pleased with it and am going to buy some more this week. It’s very soothing (calamine) but also tackles oil/spots. Doesn’t foam as such, kind of melts in water rather than lathers. I’ve used all sorts over the years and am seriously impressed by this stuff! Going to get my acne plagued teenager using it too while we wait for the antibiotics the Dr gave him to work.
I get cystic acne horrifically. I used to control it with the pill but came off that a while back. I have tried all sorts over the years including some strong stuff (can’t remember the name) from a dermatologist who assured me the awful side effects were worth it because 6 months on the tablets would cure me for life.
Needless to say that didn’t happen and it got much worse again recently. I’m usually pretty good at not getting too upset about it but got quite down about it. I was a bit skint so looked through what I had laying about and found some Nads ingrown hair solution (Bear with me) and thought I’d give it a shot because it has salicylic acid in it. I also swapped my usual moisturiser for dermol 500 lotion (you can get this from pharmacies, mines on prescription for something else but presume you can buy it or similar across the counter).
I can’t tell you what a difference it’s made in a week. It’s worked so much faster than anything I’ve ever used before. All but one of the cystic lumps have gone apart from one but that has drastically reduced. At this rate I’m expecting them to be gone entirely in about another week or so. It’s only £9 on Amazon and about the same in boots. It’s my new miracle bottle!! I’ve included a pic.
Good luck and try not to let it get you down too much - just keep reminding yourself that you are so much more than a few spots!!