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Hi - hope no one minds me posting on here. I'm a journalist working for ITV Wales making a programme about acne and the impact it can have on mental health - there are no specialist services in Wales where dermatology and mental health support work together. I'm looking for contributors who are from Wales originally or who are studying here who can talk about their personal stories.
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Although I have never really had bad acne, I always seem to get pimples (especially whiteheads) just before my period.

I am currently in year 11, studying for my EXAMS and I find that my acne gets worse just before exams, when I am feeling a bit more stressed.

I sometimes work part time in fast food outlets, which requires preparing greasy foods. This seems to also lead to an outbreak of pimples on my skin.

Getting pimples can be really embarrassing, even though I know it is all pretty normal and part of growing up. I try really hard not to pick the pimples that come up on my face but it is almost impossible not too!

I have to be really careful with what over the counter products I buy as some can make my skin worse than others. I think it is a matter of trying a few out before you find something that really seems to work for you. Now, when a pimple pops out, I use a spot treatment and it doesn't take long before it goes away, thank goodness!
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Hi - thanks for replying and you make a really good point about exams and stress. So relevant I think. Are you from Wales and / or interested in taking part in the programme or just responding generally?
(Original post by BROWNNEYEDBAKERR)
Although I have never really had bad acne, I always seem to get pimples (especially whiteheads) just before my period.

I am currently in year 11, studying for my EXAMS and I find that my acne gets worse just before exams, when I am feeling a bit more stressed.

I sometimes work part time in fast food outlets, which requires preparing greasy foods. This seems to also lead to an outbreak of pimples on my skin.

Getting pimples can be really embarrassing, even though I know it is all pretty normal and part of growing up. I try really hard not to pick the pimples that come up on my face but it is almost impossible not too!

I have to be really careful with what over the counter products I buy as some can make my skin worse than others. I think it is a matter of trying a few out before you find something that really seems to work for you. Now, when a pimple pops out, I use a spot treatment and it doesn't take long before it goes away, thank goodness!
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im from bognor lol and just general glad i could help
(Original post by Sarah Drew)
Hi - thanks for replying and you make a really good point about exams and stress. So relevant I think. Are you from Wales and / or interested in taking part in the programme or just responding generally?
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I remember picking up roaccutane from Gwynedd (Bangor) hospital.
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