OMG! I've been looking in the skincare forum

HarleyCurlHarleyCurl Posts: 256Registered Users
for all this info! Well! DUH...all the GOOD info is over here in the -Over 40 forum! Now we're talkin' - this is where I need to be! :blob7:

I am over 40 and get those nasty hormonal mountians on my chin!


I am LOVING the info I am getting about skincare! Thanks RCW and everyone else for all of your helpful info!

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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    Welcome! Glad you found us here. If you are talking about those under the skin pimples, I would suggest using Preparation H. It takes the inflammation & swelling out. Just don't pick them. It will take about 3 days to get rid of them. I've been using this for years & it works for me.
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'll have to try that one next week. This week I am trying coconut oil...i'll let you know.
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  • nina514nina514 Posts: 118Registered Users
    DOooooN'T DOooooooo IT! Don't do the preparation H or any steroids for acne. I read a horror story about how your skin will become addicted in a dermatology book. I posted a thread about it. "WARNING preparation H and acne" The story was so sad, just don't want to see that happen to anyone EVER.
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  • BerbertopBerbertop Posts: 3Registered Users
    Good ol fashioned toothpaste is the best trick for pimples. Even those under the skin ones. Make sure it's paste and not gel :nike:
  • curlee4lifecurlee4life Posts: 219Registered Users
    ^^^^I will have to try the toothpaste as I always get them on one side of my chin...red, painful and never really come to surface but always leaves a dark mark when they finally go away.

    How many days and how long should I leave it on for each application?

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  • tsjmomtsjmom Posts: 85Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    susancnw wrote: »
    This week I am trying coconut oil...i'll let you know.

    Be careful w/ coconut oil, it's highly comedogenic.
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  • BerbertopBerbertop Posts: 3Registered Users
    For toothpaste I cleanse my skin and apply a dot on the pimple before I go to bed. It will dry and stay on the blemish. I try not to move too much at night - don't want to rub it off :) By the next morning the redness is usually gone and the swelling is gone too. I then apply a concealer on top if needed.
  • pigreyhoundpigreyhound Posts: 764Registered Users
    RCW has some great advice, and I followed her recommendations for Dianne Yvonne's skincare website and active skincare. I would search this forum for threads on skincare as she has delineated typical routines for aging skin. The Dianne Yvonne website has some great sample sizes.

    I now use Skinbiology products for the most part. My skin texture and clarity has improved, as has the hormonal outbreaks on my chin. I have the Blemex overnight lotion from Dianne Yvonne's site and that works pretty well for me when I do end up with one of those awful lumps!

    Good luck!
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  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I believe I may have posted this once before, so sorry if you've already read the old posts and I'm repeating myself. (a hazard of old age?) :tongue5:

    But Neutrogena's 2% salicylic acid products are the only ones that have ever prevented my chin pimples in the long run.

    I've never found that anything makes an existing pimple go away except for time. I haven't completely closed my mind to the possibility, though....

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  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    This is really popular with those folks that are prone to breakouts. Step away from the Prep H, NOT good for your skin at all.
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  • ringlets of fireringlets of fire Posts: 105Registered Users
    Oh, no. I didn't know I would get mountain zits in my 40s. I had bad skin in my teens and twenties. I thought it was over, but maybe it's just my bcp.

    Have you ever tried the Burt's Bees blemish stick?
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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    RCWs skincare routine has eliminated -- and I mean ELIMINATED -- the big hormonal bumps for me. Gone. Never thought I would see that happen. I'm convinced the main credit goes to the PSF skin wash and the salicylic acid lotion. Maybe more to the skin wash, as I'd used salicylic acid preparations before. It's been more than 6 months since I had a big zit, or whenever I started using this stuff.

    I get the very occasional little bump and the sample PSF sent me of their anti-acne mask (green clay stuff) kills those suckers overnight.

    RCW, bless your beautiful hide! (That's a line from "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," not an insult!!)


    ETA: The "skin wash" I use is the Gentle Castille.
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  • pigreyhoundpigreyhound Posts: 764Registered Users
    I agree with Fig Jam's accolade to RCW! (I especially like the Seven Brides reference!!)

    I have dry skin but hormonal outbreaks so can't use products for acne-prone skin, but the use of a daily serum exfoliant and simple oils for moisturizing really made a difference in my skin. For the most part I rarely have skin problems any more. And the problems I do have are MUCH smaller than they used to be and easily managed. No more hormonal "mountains."

    So kudos to RCW!!! I am eternally grateful.
    Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
    CG since '08.

    Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
    Co-wash: TJ Nourish
    Protein: CJ Repair Me
    Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
    Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.
  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love Mario Bedescu's drying lotion for the "big ones" (doesn't matter what I use on my skin preventativley, hormones cause those for me, so say the two dermatologists I've been to, and I'm not messing with my hormones!), but I've used toothpaste in a pinch when traveling or if I am all out.
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