Spots on cheeks
I have always had quite good skin. Even as a teenager I got away with only a few spots and blackheads.
I'm now 32 and am plagued by spots and greasy skin. They always appear on my cheeks and I wonder why. When I was younger, spots only ever appeared on my chin or forehead.
I am having quite a stressful time at the moment and am wondering if this is the cause, or could it be hormones? And why now at the age of 32?
Hi Jade, im sorry, i dont know the answer for your spots on the cheek problem. Im trying to get rid of the spots on my chin. i was looking through some photos on the weekend and noticed they started around when i was 18 now 24. Im in the long hellish process of eliminating everything in and out of my diet and routine. I gave up wheat for a month, tried digestion tablets for a month, used specialwash products,i drink the correct amount of water everyday and ive just started to have zinc tablets. My bigidea this morning was to give uptea and coffee, cause im sure they are the root of all evil.
Good luckan im sure youll find the answer if your willing, pjay
Adult acne is getting more common in women, obvious things like diet; hormones, stressand pollutionare sometimes the cause.I recently readthat according to Chinese medicine theory the location of the spots is relevant to the cause - I will try and find the article linkfor you.
if your skin feels greasy try using a spray moisturiser (like the body shop vitamin e spray), it helps as you don't touch your face.Though they can be expensive, regularsalon facials help, Dermalogica Facials are great! Sunshine is great for skin problems, but try to find a SPF cream that doesn’t negate the benefit of sunshine by clogging your pores up…There are some great products now for adult problem skin, websites and department stores often give samples and free advice. Garnier Pure A works really well for a lot of people, the night gel is very soothing and non-greasy.
This is some of the advice we give at work...
Washing your hands and frequently applying anti-bac gel to hands-we touch our faces much more than we realise! If it's feasibleuse cotton pillow cases for bedand change daily, washing pillow cases in mild detergent (even if your body skin does not have problems with your regular washing powder, your face skin is more sensitive and spends a lot of time on the pillow!)
A cleansing routine, two or three times a dayis important, a lot of the ladies who come to us are actually making the problem worse by frantically cleansing,using a glut of harsh products, then smothering themselves in heavy make-up to hide outbreaks.
Put2 xflannels in hot water with lemon, lavender and tea tree oil, apply a cream cleanser and usethefirstcloth to firmly wipe away the cleanserand repeat. The texture of the face-cloth will gently exfoliate without needing to scrub
Take the second cloth and lay it over your face for a couple of minutes, (weekly use a clay mask after warming your pores) after cleansing (or rinsing the mask away) saturate a cotton pad withsome rosewater and witch-hazel and wipe over face.
Selenium, zinc, magnesium, Vitamin A,C, D and E are all useful for improving skin, either as dietary supplement or added to a clay face mask at home. Perfectil is a good supplement for skin, but there are probably cheaper versions of the same thing on the shelves! kiwi fruit is brilliant (eaten or mashed up in a face pack, please PM if you would like a recipe for kiwi and honeyface pack)
For individual problem spots get some neat tea-tree and lavender oilor quinoderm creamand apply it directly to theblemish with a q-tip, after cleansing and before applying moisturiser.
I hope some of this is helpful
Thanks for the advice.
I will try what you have said. I've been using tea tree oil on the spots already but the flannel idea sounds like it might help.
Also, I will see if I can save my pennies for a proper facial. Do you know where I can specifically get dermatalogica ones?
I would suggest getting some evening primrose oil capsules and taking these daily. I have seen a big improvement in my skin. It will take up to 12 weeks for the essential fatty acids to be effective and they need to be taken daily as our body cannot make EFA's. EFA's are really important for healthy skin-also found in sunflower and pumkin seeds, oily fish etc Dermalogica products are great, they have a good oil free moisturiser. Search the internet for good deals on their products as they areso much more in the salons. As to how to find a dermalogica facial- it depends on what products the salon favours so it is best to ring and enquire.
good luck, i know how frustrating it can be-i'm 33, was really hoping i'd outgrown all of that but the doctor says it is normal to have spots in 30's and 40's too! I think it is alot to do with hormones. I think Evening primrose sorts all of this out
have a look a dermalogica.com, if you enter your postcode it gives you a list of local therapists:)
writerchick is right,
adult acne can be caused by stress, allergies, diet, etc... all of which have generally been poor in the modern age. Heres a link. Take a look at it it has a list of symptoms, causes, and treatments for adult acne.
if this isnt adult acne... you might want to try this:
This has a list of categories you're ailment might fall under
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