Zits at my age????
I went through second pubity at 40 and was prescribed some damn hard drugs to get rid of it. 6 months of drying out my system where all the fluid in my joints dried up and such, horrific. Once the course was over though I returned right back but without the spots.Posted 2 years ago
Been pretty fine since. Odd one here and there but they’re invariably hair roots.
Some people just seem more prone to them.
I get some huge pore blockages, usually on my back. They grow like bumps under the skin and usually eventually get infected. Then it’s 50/50 if they’ll be poppable [at which point a revolting amount of sebum and thousands of coiled silk-fine hairs come out]; or they may just die down…..for now.
I’m pretty fed up TBH, and though I am toughening up MissStripes to get the ones I physically can’t reach*, they still drive me crazy sometimes – the pain on a really deep one is stomach turning.
I have no idea what causes it, I guess I smoke a little which doesn’t help, but I also ride, run and sweat. I’ve tried eating differently [though generally have a fairly healthy diet, nearly fully veggie, loads of fresh things, olive oil, salads etc].
I’ve tried washing differently [more, less, soap, gel etc]
Last time I had one under my sit-bones that wouldn’t heal I got the doc to prescribe some antibiotics, which did clear the infection up, but not the blockage.
Every part of my skin blocks up, even get blocked pores on my knees, bicep, scalp, wrist, shoulders etc etc. It’s just very very irritating.
Just to clarify, they’re not usually blackheads [ie dirt mixed in with sebum], they’re usually clean – just that the pore doesn’t seem to be able to vent to the outside world and sometimes this builds up to rice-crispy sized lumps 🙁
*The last one hit her in the face. It may take some time to get over that.Posted 2 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Am nearly 40 years old and still don’t get through a month without a “blemish”.For me it’s down to having really oily skin.
The closest I’ve found to a solution is French market soap (pref made with olive oil) and moisturising using a L’Oreal product
Things that make it worse: getting up early (something to do with my sleep cycle – I’m not a morning person) and diet.Posted 2 years ago
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