Spots later in life? Back to basics. From a sk:n client
08 Mar 2015
Anna, 43, tells us about her experience of breakouts after having a baby...
"I was a lucky teenager with perfect skin (seriously, I look back and I WEEP). Small pores, even tone, a rose of colour blooming in the right place - and very rarely a spot in sight.
Then, in my late twenties, just as I was beginning to linger at skin counters, and worry about frown lines, I had a baby. And with the baby, not only came joy, love and dark circles, but.....spots. Plural.
I was baffled. How the hell did THIS happen? Spots were for angst-ridden teens, not me. I was a proper grown-up. So I had to learn to deal. Here is my wisdom:
Do NOT over-cleanse - it only irritates the skin more, setting up a truly disastrous cycle of dry/increased oil production/more spots. Use a gentle product, like sk:n's Vitamin Enriched Cleanser for your skin type religiously, twice a day. Much better.
You still need to moisturise -and use sunscreen, too.
the cleanse/moisturise/sunscreen formula I always followed still works: I've just had to tweak the ingredients
Zapping the zits? I find a /gentle/ blemish control product like the Blemish Control Lotion (my son who IS a teen rates this too) soothes the redness (making it easier to cover-up), and the Maintenance Serum destroys bigger spots overnight.
Though spots do still upset me, I've discovered that the cleanse/moisturise/sunscreen formula I always followed still works: I've just had to tweak the ingredients."
Come to skin clinics and let us assess your needs. Consultations are free, and available seven days a week, til late.
Book FREE Consultation