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ZITS! Has anyone got the solution???????

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rupertsabear Tue 21-Jul-09 20:31:05

I'm 36 ffs, abs no result, retinA no result, roaccutane never again, healthy diet zero effect. What to do, what to do??

BodenGroupie Tue 21-Jul-09 20:47:19

Is it hormonal? (or are you really called Rupert?)

I found evening primrose helped a bit, sunshine helps (some chance) but the only thing that has really cleared my skin is being peri-menopausal.

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:49:52

I had terrible skin a couple of months back, posted about it on here. got lots of recommendations and ended up doing the following

washing with neutrogena oil free wash daily, using the mask/face wash too as a mask twice a week, using the blackhead clearing cleanser daily .

i use almond oil to moisturise at night and oil of olay origional in the mornings

i have stopped using cleansing wipes

has made a noticeable difference to my skin.

i have also been using tinted moisutiser rather than foundation on a daily basis and a mineral powder

have still had the odd spot or two , but i was t the point of tears and not wanting to go out when i posted baout my skin as it was that bad

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:50:35

BTW< i thikn i will always have spots, but i have noticed am less lined/wrinkled than similar aged friends, so some benefits!!

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:51:49

one more thing !! got a tea tree stick to apply to spots.

giantkatestacks Tue 21-Jul-09 20:51:55

Microdermabrasion worked really well for me - its bloody expensive though and you have to stop when pg.

rupertsabear Tue 21-Jul-09 20:52:14

OK, perimenopausal might be a bit long to wait maybe, but I can do all Lulu's suggestions.

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:54:24

one thing that i have learnt is that there is no point not moisutising skin, even if it is oily

regular exfoliation and moisture means you can get your make up on better

i got a really nice salt scrub from lush, you can get it mail order

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:55:11

my sister had roacctunace, it has nasty side effects.

i did have ABs too and topical stuff but it does not seem to help long term
i feel your pain, am 34 and really thought spots would be long gone /

MrsMcCluskey Tue 21-Jul-09 20:57:23

Lulu I use cleansing wipes are they bad?
I have spots and I am thhirty bloody seven!!

giantkatestacks Tue 21-Jul-09 20:58:23

Oh and the nurse who was treating me told me to use a fresh towel/kitchen roll sheet every night to dry the face after cleansing and to be more scrupulous about pillows etc and that really did work. Until I got bored and stopped doing it.

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 20:59:22

i have found a real difference to my skin since stopping using them , i tihkn they dried my skin out and made it over produce oil, then more spots. even the ones for dry skin.

i have jsut found it works for me

rupertsabear Tue 21-Jul-09 21:02:22

I had roaccutane years ago, but the side effects were awful for an overall effect that was far from perfect, so I'm not doing that again.

BodenGroupie Wed 22-Jul-09 20:22:59

Just remembered, Dianette pill worked wonders for me.

Helennn Wed 22-Jul-09 20:29:11

Hi all.

I'm 36 as well with medium to bad spots. I have an appointment with the dermatologist in September and was hoping to get Roaccutane. I've had it before many years ago and didn't find it too bad, and the results were brilliant. What side effects have people had that found it awful?

MrsMcCluskey Wed 22-Jul-09 20:34:32

I was on Dianette for ages and it was great but my Gp wont give it to me now as i am over 35

giantkatestacks Wed 22-Jul-09 22:22:46

Yes another vote for the dianette here too if they will let you have it - the last time they tried to fob me off with something they said was just the same but it didnt work half as well.

rupertsabear Thu 23-Jul-09 06:10:09

With roaccutane my lips split so badly they bled down my chin so I basically couldn't smile or laugh for 6 months.

ClaudiaSchiffer Thu 23-Jul-09 06:57:09

An eye-wateringly expensive but effective solution that helped me was Chinese Herbal Medicine, I went here and it was BRILLIANT! Also sorted out various other ailments at the time. I saw Andrew Flower - who looks like a right wierdo in the photo of him (strange choice of pic) but is actually rather lovely and very kind and sympathetic.

CybilLiberty Thu 23-Jul-09 08:15:11

Cleansing wipes are crap, they do not cleanse. I find (and it sounds silly) not touching my face makes a huge difference to my skin. If I lean on my hands I always come out in a crop round my jaw.

Good cleansing and mineral make up have helped my skin, and the microdermabrasion exfoliator from Time Delay in Boots.

MrsBadger Thu 23-Jul-09 09:08:35

get pregnant [runs]

it's the only thing that clears mine up totally

otheriwse second all suggestions: ditch cleansing wipes, use dedicated spotty cleansers (I liek the Johnsons Clean & Clear but the Neutrogena stuff is good too). Using a muslin to take the cleanser off a la Liz Earle is worth a try too.

And do moisturise - the best one I've found is the c&c with 1% salicylic acid but you can only get it in the US (cheap in any drugstore).

and def keep your hands off your face - I can tell when I have read a long report at work as the Chin Spots come out.

jeminthepark Thu 23-Jul-09 09:16:52

I find gentle daily exfoliation really helps with spots.

notyummy Thu 23-Jul-09 09:20:01

Clinique anti blemish solutions (the body spray has really helped with spots on my back!)

Scrubbing my back with long handled brush using Neurogena face wash.

Chin spots - well I am still getting them, but using medicating cleansing wash has helped. I am also using the Time Delay microdermabrasion.

blondieminx Thu 23-Jul-09 23:07:02

God it's vile isn't it. I really resent being 30 but having the skin of a teenager!

I had beautiful skin for years while on Dianette, came off it to get pg (now 15 weeks) and my skin went through a horrendous patch when I first stopped taking it, and even now I'm 2nd trimester I still have a couple of spots... what happened to the "blooming" huh hmm.

Would second the recommendation for the nutrogena wash. Has anyone tried that nutrogena Wave gizmo yet and found it any good?

christiana Fri 24-Jul-09 13:05:36

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