Style & Beauty
Feel a total mess!
Runaround50 · 17/03/2023 17:52
Well I'm 52 this year. Have developed melasma on my face, which won't clear. I've developed a Horners on my left eye, causing a drooping eyelid, had breast cancer 14 years ago, so reconstructed breast, menopause has ruined any chance of sleep and I have dark circles under my eyes.
Feel just a total mess!
Any ideas on make up to cover this god forsaken melasma? I've tried hydroquinine from dermatica and it makes my skin go red and peel.
Beebumble2 · 17/03/2023 18:38
Why not book a consultation with Clarins or Clinique. Their beauty consultants will be able to give you good advice.
BlackSwan · 17/03/2023 19:00
For the melasma I would go to a skin clinic and ask about IPL, it has really helped with my melasma. You can have IPL for hair removal... but they also do IPL for rejuvenation. I had a course of 6. You need to stay out of the sun & wear sunscreen religiously too though.
Re the horners... is that like ptosis? If it's getting you down, perhaps see a dr? I had ptosis surgery myself, much happier afterwards.
MultipleVeganPies · 17/03/2023 19:17
I got melasma and got it under control by using vitamin C serum daily, and Vitamin C cleanser, whilst wearing spf daily
it has 80% improved for me.
I find that taking more time for myself to do things I enjoy has also really helped me feel good. Things like swimming, sauna, taking time to blow dry my hair, putting a bit of make up on, trying on new clothes, all little acts of taking time for me
be kind to yourself and do things you enjoy
Runaround50 · 17/03/2023 20:29
@BlackSwan did you get the ptosis surgery on the NHS? The Horners does cause a ptosis, yes. The cause is unknown. Left eye only.
Runaround50 · 17/03/2023 20:31
@MultipleVeganPies did you try that hydroquinone cream for melasma? It has it faded on the vitamin c serum only? I do have some but was told that hydroquinone was the only treatment to fade it?
BlackSwan · 18/03/2023 07:22
Hi Runaround50, no I did it privately - cost about £4K for one eye
Runaround50 · 18/03/2023 09:45
@BlackSwan yes thats what I've been quoted. What was the cause if your ptosis? Does it look better now?
BlackSwan · 18/03/2023 12:30
I’ve always had it but it grew more noticeable as I got older. It’s not 100% gone but vastly improved. My blinking was out of synch before too (only really worked that out doing zoom calls) but that’s gone so I’m happy.
Runaround50 · 18/03/2023 20:10
Looks like I will have to pay the 4k. I'm a bit annoyed that the NHS wont do the surgery. as frankly my eyes look odd as they are now.
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