Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Skincare continued

After months of putting up with terrible skin I finally caved and went to see the nurse this week. She was great and has prescribed me some cream that will hopefully help, although she did say that it will be six weeks before I notice the difference. In the mean time I'm trying to be good with my skin.

My current skin care regime is pretty boring really, I use Clinique's three step system.

I really love the toner and moisturizing lotion, I'd highly recommend them both. In the evening I supplement the lotion on my chin for Duac cream (on prescription). It stays on all night until I wash it off in the morning.

The most adventurous I get is exfoliating twice a week with Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash from Boots. At just over £2.00 this face wash is a dream, not to mention it smells unbelievably good. Seriously, I could eat it. But I won't, I'd probably be bitterly disappointed if it tasted disgusting.

For those of you wondering what on earth I use the ibuprofen gel for, well I've found that it helps relieve the pain from those yucky deep spots (yes, I realise it's pretty gross to talk about but we all get them from time to time). I use it very sparingly and only on very painful spots, if you do try and use this please remember that it's just the same as taking ibuprofen tablets so you shouldn't use it too often. Don't use it  more frequently than every four hours and no more than four times in 24 hours, don't go taking ibuprofen tablets at the same time either.

Fingers crossed I may have things sorted and the Duac will help break the cycle of infection that has caused the spots on the sides of my mouth for the last year.

If any of you have any must have products or skin clearing methods let me know!

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