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Member Since 02 May 2013
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In Topic: Dry, Cracked, Inflamed Skin Product Advice. Please Help

27 November 2013 - 04:08 AM

Due to the onset of winter in the uk I am experiencing blotchy, dry, cracking , bleeding and painful skin. I have been using a zinc gel on my active acne during the summer and have still been applying it this past week but I really need to put something on my skin that won't cause a flare up, but that will aid healing and that I can maybe apply once every couple of days. I have extremely dry skin, but it also has a tendency to be combination also. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks :)

Hey Mesha,
I forgot to respond to your PM but I will soon. Just wanted to ask if you tried honey masks. Zinc can be a bit drying, esp. in the winter. 

Hi wishclean,

Thanks for responding :)
I haven't tried a honey mask, I'm very nervous about using one as my skin is now so sensitive, for example , if my hair brushes against my face I usually end up with a breakout on that area. I am not doing the caveman regimen as such, but I've only washed my face in warm water for about 6 months and I don't wear makeup any more ( which has been quite liberating) Should I be using a moisturiser at all ? The odd thing is that at this moment, my skin is neither dry or oily...gosh this is confusing.
Pm when you can :)

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

09 November 2013 - 10:09 AM

Disheartened today.
Ist day of my period and 3 big and very painful acne's, one on my shoulder (?) One on my hair line and one above my lip. The joy of hormones.
Still waiting to have my bloods done for hormone testing, too under weight at the moment, collapsed at last attempt. Still, at least its the weekend , so I don't have to leave the house :)

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

24 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

I'm 41 heitea..and I'm tired of it. Tried to avoid mirrorr checking but just gave up with that today and carried the compact about with me. Heart plummets to the floor at each check. Look / don't look..its still there.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

23 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

Monday mornings are bad enough, without 3 new bumps and a white head on my chin. I'm told old for this...

In Topic: Acne And The Menstrual Cycle

24 August 2013 - 03:06 AM

I've done some reading and research in relation to the info you have given and its quite possible that I have a rise in estrogen during the luteal phase, with not enough progesterone to balance things out. At least now I have a better understanding. I think I'm doing all I can regarding my diet and supplements.
Also, thanks for the information about the progesterone creams. I'll certainly look into that too.