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Why do I appear to be going through a second puberty?

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ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 21:39:49

My skin is awful. I look like a 15 year old - though that may be mean to 15 year olds!
I haven't changed my make up or routine, but my skin is awful - what to do?!

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:07:51

-whiney bump-

CybilLiberty Mon 10-Aug-09 22:09:16

What, spotty? Greasy?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:10:53

both, sadly enough!

CybilLiberty Mon 10-Aug-09 22:12:10

Hormones? Are you at a funny time of life?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:12:48

I'm 27

Guadalupe Mon 10-Aug-09 22:13:38

I have the same thing. I am 31 and I have spots on my chin like I had when I was 14. hmm

CybilLiberty Mon 10-Aug-09 22:14:22

oh okay, not menopausal just yet then. It's tricky...what cleanser are you using? Are you maybe doing too much to your face and it's over producing?

Guadalupe Mon 10-Aug-09 22:14:44

It is years since I've had a spot. Very annoying.

Guadalupe Mon 10-Aug-09 22:15:20

Is that a sigh of being menopausal?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:15:54

I use Lush's "Coal Face" on my face and steer away from any other clensers etc as I find they irritate my skin (I had an allergic reaction to simple!)
Makeup wise, I use a bit of foundation and power, and thats about it on my skin. I'm fairly low maintenance

Guadalupe Mon 10-Aug-09 22:19:41

Simple brought me out in a terrible rash too.

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 22:25:43

I'm 45 and now find myself really thrilled by an angry, yellow pluke. It makes me feel all hormonal and alive and tbh the squeezing is a welcome diversion from plucking hairs from my chin.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:26:53

so - what to do about my skin? I'm def not pregnant, hopefully not in menopause, just look like a dot to dot!

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 22:28:46

Dr Hauschka's rose cream.

Or Lancome do a cream called Nutrix which is mildly antiseptic and soothing. Worth a try?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:30:08

hmmm - random question, would a course of antibiotics make me look like a dot to dot or am I clutching at straws?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 10-Aug-09 22:30:25

thanks - am off to have a looksie

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 10-Aug-09 22:31:10

Move to a hot-cloth cleanser like Eve Lom - discovered this for pregnancy skin and it works. Can't affort it any more, so I make my own version. Also google oil cleanse method - similar principle, some people say wonderful results.

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