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THIS MORNING Q&A – Caroline Hirons


Out there till Monday on the ITV Hub: https://www.itv.com/hub/this-morning/2a6292a0782

How do I discover out my pores and skin kind?
How does your face really feel if you’ve washed it? When you go away it for 20 minutes or so after which verify your pores and skin, is it tight? In that case you would be dehydrated/dry.
What does your make-up appear like? When you use powder and are oily by lunchtime, you might be in all probability oilier.
You probably have seen spots, I might work with ‘mixture’.
When you look within the mirror and assume ‘simply seems like me’ you in all probability have a balanced pores and skin. Fortunate you!
You probably have flaky, sore pores and skin you might be doubtlessly dry and/or sensitised.

What merchandise do I want to begin a routine?
Cleanser, moisturiser, SPF. That’s it.
Or: cleanser and a moisturiser containing SPF within the morning. Simply don’t sleep in SPF!

What ought to my teenager be utilizing for spots?
A great face wash. Attempt Sam Farmer.
Murad Clarifying Physique Spray for spots on physique, particularly their again.
Hygiene is vital, akin to altering pillowcases often.
If zits is making your teenager depressing and clearly affecting their psychological well being, do see your GP and ask for a dermatologist’s referral. When you can afford it, take into account going non-public. I do know it’s an expense, however the wait lists for derms on the NHS is nicely over 2 years lengthy in the meanwhile.
Alternatively, relying on their age, you possibly can attempt Pores and skin+Me, Dermatica, or the Boots On-line Clinic.

Why am I affected by spots as an grownup?
Often hormonal. attempt spot therapies solely, not all-over zits therapies as these will in all probability strip your pores and skin.
Salicylic acid.
Acid pads each day could assist.
Oil-free moisturiser.
Don’t decide as this could trigger scarring. Retinoids might help scarring if you have already got zits scars.

Can skincare trigger breakouts?
Sure. New skincare could cause reactions. Implement one new product at a time.

Perioral Dermatitis
Test this weblog publish and see if it rings true: perioral dermatitis
Go to a pharmacist whilst you anticipate a GP appointment.
And as at all times, change your toothpaste if it incorporates SLS – sodium lauryl sulfate.

What can I do about my zits?
When you’ve tried all of the merchandise, and your GP with no luck, you possibly can at all times attempt the Boots On-line Clinic. A great useful resource the place you add photographs which can be then in flip checked by medical professionals who can then prescribe you a topical treatment akin to DUAC or Epiduo relying on what your pores and skin wants.


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