British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin

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Postby cookiemonster66 on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:23 pm

Help!!! Im like a teenager at the moment with spotty skin, since going through the menopause last year I just dont know how to deal with my face! I never even got bad skin like this as a teenager yet now in my 50's arghhhhhh! do I moisturise and make it more greasy and spotty? Ive been using tea tree stuff, spot creams, face masks, what can I do please help! Desperate housewife of Surrey
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Postby Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 pm

Sorry to hear this, we definitely know this can happen to some women going through the menopause.

ensure all your skin care and make up is non-comedogenic ie non-pore blocking. Strip skin care routines right back to a cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen. Try Salicyclic acid or benzyl peroxide containing products. Then if that doesn't help, see you doctor about adding in a vitamin A based cream (retinoid), azelaic acid or even oral treatments.

This can be fixed, so please do get help!
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