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    Totally unsure on whether to post this, but there is so much advice on these threads that i think it could help!

    After suffering with personal problems throughout the whole of my teenage years I've grown up never knowing or caring about skincare regimes. That's left me with horrible, uneven, somewhat lumpy skin after picking acne and the like just to get rid of them quickly. Also growing up not knowing, or really caring about make-up.

    Getting better now obviously i want to do something about it, so i got tablets off my doctor, took them for the advise three months but didn't really see any changes, got all the creams possible but didn't notice much. It's taken a lot of patience but i'm still not seeing any changes towards the nice soft, clear skin i somewhat desire. Just need some help on regimes/ideas on how to improve skin.
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    I'd say the main things are getting enough sleep and making sure you drink enough water. Things like smoking don't help either, and the obvious things like eating enough fruit and veg. You can use the most expensive creams etc you can find but if you don't help your skin from the inside it's not going to make much difference.
    Use hypoallergenic moisturisers etc, you don't have to spend loads, and get into a routine with a simple cleanser and moisturiser. I find moisturisers with sunscreen in them too heavy for my skin so use a basic moisturiser and then a tinted moisturiser with spf15. Get into the habit of cleaning your face every night, however tired you are and give it time. It takes a month or so for your skin cells to renew.
    Good luck
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    I would try a mild glycolic peel every couple of weeks for about two months. Look for a 30% peel. It wont make your skin come off, it will just unclog your pores.
    Lemon juice is a good and cheap alternative to exfoliate and smooth skin. There are some suggestions here for cheap ways to improve your skin :


    http://beautysnug.com/index.php?board=13.0

    HTH
 
 
 
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