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maidenover Mon 06-Apr-20 13:45:08

I’m having some problems with breakouts on my face and am considering a sudocrem face mask. I was wondering if anyone who has tried this had any tips or advice. Do I just put it on my face and leave overnight or should I be wiping it off after a time? Does it work?

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lubeybooby Mon 06-Apr-20 14:10:20

I put it on and leave it overnight if needed, not a thick layer though or it would come off on my pillow

maidenover Mon 06-Apr-20 15:01:11

Thanks. How often do you use it?

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n00bMaster69 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:03:57

I use twice a week. Put a thin layer on then sleep and rinse in the morning.

RedIsWhereItsAt Mon 06-Apr-20 15:10:11

It leaves a horrible residue on your hair though, so try and wrap it up in a headscarf maybe.

Recoverandthrive Mon 06-Apr-20 15:16:52

Lemon juice diluted with water has always worked so much better for me. Either as a drink or dabbed on to spots.

soberfabulous Mon 06-Apr-20 15:19:52

I've been doing this and it does make my skin super soft and glowy.

Be warned: it is like putting glue on your face and getting it off in the morning is challenging! I have to use a facial sponge and soap.

Also, it sometimes stings me.

Toastandplums Mon 06-Apr-20 15:32:28

I did this last night but I have to say I haven’t noticed any sort of difference!

Blackbird1234 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:55:00

I used to do this but have recently been advised not to - I can't remember exactly why not but I believe it was something to do with it not letting your skin breathe and therefore you run the risk of ending up with more spots. I'd recommend just putting it on the actual spots rather than all over your face, even if there are lots of them.

One thing that I have done in the past and has worked wonderfully, is using La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume 5 as an overnight facemask - it cleared up my angry spotty face in about 48 hours. Just clean your face, apply it everywhere and go to sleep.
In the morning, wash it all off and reapply and then wash off and reapply once or twice more during the day and then again before bed and your skin should be wonderful. I know you may not be able to get your hands on it right now, but if you have it in the house I'd use that instead of Sudocrem. Good luck!

Makeitgoaway Mon 06-Apr-20 15:59:06

I've never thought of it as a face mask but a good smear before bed works wonders for breakouts.

I don't do it very often though.

Custardcreamies101 Mon 06-Apr-20 18:34:09

I leave it overnight. Used to do it everyday . It helped a lot especially when I had flare ups. But then it stopped working

assburgers1 Mon 06-Apr-20 18:38:56

There are far better topical treatments for acne rather than Sudocrem imo
Have you tried salicylic acid, retinoids, clindamycin, or benzoyl peroxide before

“Lemon juice diluted with water has always worked so much better for me. Either as a drink or dabbed on to spots.”
Lemon juice is bad for the skin as it’s highly acidic (I think ph 2 or something? and potentially irritating, beta or polyhydroxy acids are far better and actually intended to be used on the skin.

maidenover Mon 06-Apr-20 22:10:59

Thanks everyone this is really useful. I haven’t tried anything else as this is a reasonably recent outbreak. Unfortunately now is not the time to be buying new products to try which is why I thought I’d give this a go. I have made a note of the products recommended and will investigate for future reference. If anyone has any other diy options that I can conjure up from the contents of my kitchen I’m all ears 😁

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Bananaman123 Mon 06-Apr-20 22:17:17

I dont think id like it on my face all night, and would end up smearing it all over. Id start using niacinimide if you dont already, that really helps my breakouts, also i love liz arden retinol serum, that seems to help too

Recoverandthrive Mon 06-Apr-20 23:40:55

Assburgers1 well it worked well for me over the course of a couple of weeks but no something pumped full of artificial chemicals must be better than a natural ingredient found in your kitchen cupboard 👌

Recoverandthrive Mon 06-Apr-20 23:46:22

And actually you'll find lots of different face masks made using ingredients from the kitchen have contained lemon juice and have been used for centuries in Asia.

Blackbird1234 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:08:29

@maidenover As you'd rather not buy new products at the moment, definitely give the Sudocrem a try. I'd probably put a thin layer onto a very clean face before bed, wash it all off thoroughly in the morning and then reapply to the actual spots, then wash it off and reapply once or twice more. I think that then it gives your skin a chance to breathe in between treatments smile

dontgobaconmyheart Tue 07-Apr-20 11:46:45

I find sudocren makes spots worse if anything, I'd not want it all over my face either, it doesn't set and will just smear on the pillow and feel rank surely.

I'd only put it on individual spots if I were going to but there are far better things, it's never worked for me at all.

assburgers1 Tue 07-Apr-20 18:23:36

@Recoverandthrive - ‘natural’ does not necessarily mean better. It’s more a marketing ploy. The safety of skincare ingredients is not based on whether you can eat it/ find it in your kitchen cupboard
Also you could argue most things are made of ‘chemicals’? Water is a chemical, your body is made of chemicals...

If you are happy to continue using lemon juice that’s fine, but just thought I’d share that with a ph of 2 it very well could sensitise skin 🤷‍♀️

Personally I’d much rather use evidence based treatments recommended or prescribed by dermatologists.

Recoverandthrive Tue 07-Apr-20 19:22:20

As someone who has sensitive skin I've been fine. I think there's a big difference between water and a product pumped full of artificial chemicals! Eczema, dermatitis, asthma etc we live in an age of so many health problems exacerbated by the environment and products we use. There is a place for prescriptive based treatments but it shouldn't always be the first port of call.
Good luck op, hope you find something that works for you.

IcanandIwill Tue 07-Apr-20 19:29:31

I've always found it works well. A thin layer overnight. It mostly soaks in and does wonders for those red angry breakouts.

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