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Problem skin and cracked lips....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 21, 2007
  • 05:31 PM

I am 20 years old, and for the past two years I would say, I have had quite a few problems with my skin. During puberty I had just a few spots but nothing that really bothered me, but now I get several spots at once on my chin and jaw only. The whole area becomes really red, and sometimes the spots are really lumpy. Sometimes they are very painful, and I can't resist squeezing them to ease the pain and pressure, although I know it only makes things worse. They also leave scars (even if I don't squeeze them)
My skin is not particularly greasy, I would say its more normal to dry actually. I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, and exfoliate twice a week. I have been sticking to this for over a month now, and there are no changes in my skin.

I drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fruit and veg. I excersise regularly, so the only thing I can think that might be causing this is hormones? Or could it be something else?

Apart from this, I also have very dry, cracked lips that bleed. I apply vaseline to them, but as soon as I stop, they just return to dry and cracked. They are like this all year round, so I know its not just the cold weather. Does anyone know what causes this too, and are the two related or caused by completely different things?


I have become quite self concious about this, and try to cover up the scars with makeup but they still show. If anyone has any thoughts or questions please let me know


Thanks
Hannah

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  • I am 20 years old, and for the past two years I would say, I have had quite a few problems with my skin. During puberty I had just a few spots but nothing that really bothered me, but now I get several spots at once on my chin and jaw only. The whole area becomes really red, and sometimes the spots are really lumpy. Sometimes they are very painful, and I can't resist squeezing them to ease the pain and pressure, although I know it only makes things worse. They also leave scars (even if I don't squeeze them)My skin is not particularly greasy, I would say its more normal to dry actually. I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, and exfoliate twice a week. I have been sticking to this for over a month now, and there are no changes in my skin. I drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fruit and veg. I excersise regularly, so the only thing I can think that might be causing this is hormones? Or could it be something else?Apart from this, I also have very dry, cracked lips that bleed. I apply vaseline to them, but as soon as I stop, they just return to dry and cracked. They are like this all year round, so I know its not just the cold weather. Does anyone know what causes this too, and are the two related or caused by completely different things?I have become quite self concious about this, and try to cover up the scars with makeup but they still show. If anyone has any thoughts or questions please let me knowThanksHannahSounds like hormones, or some sort of imbalance. Hows your energy level, sleep, weight. Would definitely look into trying some EPO, Flax Oil w/ Lignans to start. The natural remedies (search on amazon they have good info and reviews) help more than most prescriptions. don't drink pepsi/coke, and if you drink soy & eat broccoli, have your thyroid tested. if that turns up nothing, as mine always did, address stress/eustress & talk to someone about your adrenal /thyroid/cortisol function, it all goes together. as far as the dry lips, good luck, am still figuring out that for myself which is how your post was found.
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  • for your skin: *Cleanse With Oatmeal and YogurtCleanse or scrub away dirt and oil that accumulate on your face during the day. You can make a gentle cleanser in your home using oatmeal and yogurt. Oatmeal contains soothing ingredients that leave your face smooth, while yogurt removes dirt and oil.Mix 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal into enough plain yogurt to form a paste. Massage the paste into your skin, concentrating on each area of your face for at least 30 seconds to ensure proper cleansing. Rinse thoroughly with water.*Exfoliate With Baking SodaExofoliation is required to scrub away dead skin cells that dull your complexion and clog your pores. Baking soda is an inexpensive exfoliator that gently scrubs your skin. Add a few tablespoons of baking soda to your oatmeal and yogurt cleanser to make the scrub.Apply to your face and massage in circular motions, concentrating on oily or rough areas, then rinse thoroughly with water. If your skin is oily, you should gently exfoliate four to five times a week, whereas more sensitive skin should be exfoliated less often.*Moisturize With Aloe VeraAloe is a natural moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated and sooth irritation, leaving an even, glowing complexion. You can use aloe right from the plant to moisturize your face. Simply snap off the tip of an aloe leaf, and mix the gel from the leaf with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.After applying the aloe and oil mix, massage your face lightly to distribute the moisturizer and stimulate circulation in your skin. Do not rinse off the moisturizer. For your lips:* apply extra virgin olive oil on your lips daily and leave it on...in just a few weeks you'll see great difference
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