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Acne, pimples, skin issues in general

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by spillett, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. I'm so cross that you can no longer buy benzoyl peroxide 10% anywhere any more. I used to have the Quinoderm stuff it was superb. Boots do this 5% stuff from Acnecide which is awful and does nothing. I can smell some other ingredient in it like a moisturising something. It's almost coconut like. It does not work.

    My nose is being very angry at the moment and it's getting me down a bit. It's bright red, very painful spots under the surface.

    I've bought some Freederm gel with nicotinamide in it. I don't think I've tried it before but there doesn't seem much else to try at the moment. Boots had this Dermalex acne treatment cream behind the counter for £19/30g. I couldn't work out what the active ingredient in it was other than some stupid jargon they've created to make it sound fancy and because it was so expensive I decided against it.
  2. Funnily enough I got some the other day and, like you mentioned, it smelt really fragrant, like there was something else in it. I used it a few times but it didn't seem to help so I threw it away.

    You can actually buy benzoyl peroxide on eBay.
  3. I also use Differin. It was useful for years, but I've considered giving up on it because I'm not sure if it still has any effect.
  4. Solenciennes

    Solenciennes Moderator

    Accutane cleared up my acne completely but also I think is to blame for some of my extreme mood swings and tendencies towards being a bit depressive at times, I regret going on it and kind of got pushed into it by my mum without really having the free will to make my own choices as I was a teenager.
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  5. I had a great experience with Accutane. I did two cycles on it a year apart and my skin has been fantastic ever since. I never had mood issues but I understand everyone reacts different. My dermatologist was very hesitant to put me on it and the monthly monitoring was a pain in the ass but for me it was absolutely worth it. While you're on it though your skin becomes paper. In the summer you burn, in the winter you burn, there's no good time to do the 5 month cycle.
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  6. Solenciennes

    Solenciennes Moderator

    Yeah it was a pretty horrific experience at the time and also a little bit frightening how quickly the side effects begin but I guess on the bright side I was pretty much a walking stereotype of the awkward teenager (glasses, braces, a little overweight, gay...) so being on acne medication for half a year was a drop in the ocean really.
  7. @spillett

    This one?

    I got gifted it last Christmas and I was dubious as I'm so meticulous with my skincare regime but this really was a gem! I'm so loyal to the stuff I always use I think I only used this for about a week before reverting back to my usual but it's great stuff. I prefer gel cleansers that are a bit 'harsher' because my skin can take it, and this one is like a creamy almost foamy texture if I remember correctly which is really gentle on the skin. When used with the hot cloth it leaves your skin feeling really pampered like you've had a facial. I must dig it out and give it another ago.
  8. That's the one.

    I actually used it for about 2 weeks but I didn't feel my skin improved and I noticed a few breakouts. My skin is very particular.

    I'm still trying to find the 'right' thing for it. So damn annoying at 34 to still be struggling with breakouts and blemishes all the time.
  9. My skin cleared up with accutane and my acne was pretty much gone so I finally started moisturising for the first time in my life and two weeks later I'm now covered in pimples and my skin is worse than ever. I'm so pissed off.
  10. What did you use to moisturise?
  11. L'oreal Men Expert Vita Lift. I had no idea what to buy so just picked anything at random. I'm a bit clueless as I've never actually used moisturiser before for fear of breakouts and it looks like my fears were justified.
  12. Well, you have to opt for something that's going to be non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores) and preferably doesn't have a million and one ingredients.

    Avene do a good range:
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  13. Thanks very much mate.
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  14. I really want to try that Neutrogena light mask but it's so expensive.
  15. Sounds like a load of rubbish to me
  16. I've struggled for years with acne, and have used many products and medications, but I've never used something so effective as dermalmd blemish serum. I have medium to oily skin, so I have not had any issues with this drying out my skin. I first use Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correcting Pads, which help to clean the skin, and the I apply dermalmd serum over top. The combo of this two products is super effective. This product can be used for pimples or trouble spots. I apply it all ove my t-zone and any other place I see a blemish. It not only helps to stop acne from forming but gets rid of pimples as well. A little goes a really long way. I bought a bottle at the beginning of summer and I've probably only used 1/3 of it so far, using it about every day.
  17. Still struggling to find a really good moisturiser that doesn't break me out. Anyone got any good recommendations? Preferably somethings which doesn't have an endless list of ingredients which can't be pronounced.
  18. @uksinglemom is back!!!
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  19. Have you tried this? It’s about £10 and I get it from my local Tesco. It’s the best moisturiser I have ever used and the added SPF is a bonus.
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