I’m a 27 year old woman who in the recent years have experienced increasingly worse acne. It’s probably not that obvious to other, but when I look in the mirror I can see a lot of blackheads around my nose and forehead.
I’m 1,60 meters tall and I weigh about 60 kg., so I don’t think that I’m overweight. I think that I have a healthy diet and I exercise.
I use Minirisk to cleanse my face and I use make-up from Clinique. I try to avoid perfume and parabens, etc. But still, my skin spears oily and I feel I have to “press” blackheads every day. It must also be said that I think I’m allergic to something.
In the summertime, I usually become very red-faced and something that resembles little blemishes appears, but when I press them only a little bit of fluid appears. Could there be something I can do or could it be something I’m eating?
I am and have been very frustrated with this for years. Hope you can give me some good advice.
Thank you so much for your email and for turning to me for help. I would love to try and guide you – I can certainly relate to your frustration of having acne and skin disorders on a personal level.
Regarding your blackheads and the products you use, I would recommend you to look at the list of ingredients as the first thing. Do they list words like perfume, parfum, etc.? Then they but go in the trash bin. What is the product colour like? Is it pink, blue, yellow – then dyes have been added and they should go in the trash bin.
Then in regards to your blackheads, I would recommend you to take a closer look at “Smooth Skin Treatment” – it is a daily peeling that will have a dramatic effect on your blackheads. But you must have a little patience, because it will take daily treatments with Smooth Skin Treatment for about 3 months before you can see a result.
Following that you should make sure to cleanse your face with a mild cleansing product (for example Clean Skin Face Wash) both in the morning and evening – and then apply a crème filled with vitamins and minerals that are good for the skin. You could take a closer look at my crèmes Perfect Skin Moisturizer – Normal to oily skin and Perfect Skin Day Protector – Normal to oily skin – both crèmes are for greasy skin, which you seem to have and will help matte your skin. First use the mentioned Perfect Skin Moisturizer – Normal to oily skin at night, because it does not contain sunscreen, but only good vitamins and minerals for the skin.
“Perfect Skin Dau Protector – Normal to oily skin with UV Protection” also contains good vitamins and minerals for the skin and this you should use during the day because it contains sunscreen (UVA/UVB filter). Which leads me to you next question: the fluid-filled blemishes you mention are most likely solar eczema. Therefore, you should make sure to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA/UVB filter) 365 days a year – and besides that go in the shade when the sun is out.