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Search found 6 matches
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: how I can manage/prevent the breakouts?
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: how I can manage/prevent the breakouts?

Hi Dawn, Thanks for sharing your experience of acne and how it makes you feel. I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling depressed. Emotional support is available and here are the contact details: http://www.acnesupport.org.uk/emotional-support/ Your skin care routine sounds appropriate. I recommend a ...
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: Treating scarring from old spots
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Treating scarring from old spots

Hi Beccy, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately scarring from acne is common. There are several different types of scarring due to acne eg. discoloration, 'ice-pick' or 'rolling scars' and knowing which type of scarring you have will help to guide any treatment. Further information on the differen...
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: Spots on shoulders
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Spots on shoulders

Hi Karen, Thanks for your question. Has your son tried washing the affected area with benzoyl peroxide (BPO) wash which is available over the counter? Further information is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/benzoyl-peroxide/ Please note that BPO can cause bleaching of fabrics and hair, h...
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: Spots on shoulders
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Spots on shoulders

Hi Beccy, Thanks for your question. Have you tried washing the affected area with benzoyl peroxide (BPO) wash which is available over the counter? Further information is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/benzoyl-peroxide/ Please note that BPO can cause bleaching of fabrics and hair, howev...
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne and Spots
Topic: White heads
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

Re: White heads

Many thanks for your question. ‘White heads’ are usually closed comedones – when debris blocks the oil gland or hair follicle. Mild comedonal acne may be helped by avoiding greasy moisturisers/ make-up and using a cleanser containing salicylic acid/ glycolic acid. If further treatment is needed then...
by Dr Rachel Abbott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne and Spots
Topic: Menopausal Acne ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: Menopausal Acne ?

Thank you for sharing your experience. Unfortunately, acne can be associated with changes in hormones around the menopause. This type of acne often occurs around the jawline. Avoiding make-up and greasy moisturisers (non-comedogenic) together with using cleansers containing salicylic acid can be hel...
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