does E45 cream help get rid of spots/acne?

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or do you think I should go to my GP and benodyl peroxide?
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E45 only hydrates dry skin. I can't imagine why that would help out acne. E45 is not a moisturiser, it's literally just to touch up dry parts, like a rash or something, or where you have flaking skin (e.g. around the nose).

If it's bad then go to the doctor. Most over-the-counter stuff sucks.
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I'd see your GP. I always thought E45 was more for eczema related issues rather than acne? :dontknow:
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Sudocrem is good for acne. It's a nappy rash cream, but it works.
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E45 is a heavy moisturiser, not a spot treatment.
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i really wouldnt try it, your spots and pores will grow HUGE
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Sudocrem is brilliant for acne...E45 is just going to make it worse
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Try Sudocreme.
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has anyone used benodyl peroxide? done any good?
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(Original post by Fjarskafinn)
Sudocrem is good for acne. It's a nappy rash cream, but it works.
really? does it go back to how your skin was before if you stop using it?


i didn't find b peroxide helpful. havent found anything helpful tho to be fair
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Sudocrem is brilliant for acne...E45 is just going to make it worse
but isn't that for nappy rashes?

have you tried it for spots and does it work? Or has someone just told you?
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i've heard that sudocrem is good. as for benozyl peroxide (or panoxyl as it's often called), it's available in either a cream or an aqua-gel form, and in 3 strengths: 2.5, 5 or 10. it worked on me for a while, but then i think my skin got used to it and it stopped working, but it was good for about 8-9 months or so. also, be careful with it cos it can bleach your towels and stuff.
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but isn't that for nappy rashes?

have you tried it for spots and does it work? Or has someone just told you?

One of its uses is nappy rash, but it does say on the tub that it can be used for skin conditions.
I've used it, so I can tell you it does work for spots I put it on overnight, and although it dries my skin out a bit (I have extremely dry skin anyway) it really gets rid of acne. It also really smooths the rest of your skin. Does wonders for my complexion
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I remember i when i was about 14 all arounf my nose got badly inflamed, looked terrible. So i went to the doctor, who told me i had acne. He gave me this gel to put on it every night. Everytime i put this gel on it hurt so much i cried, and it seemed to be getting worse but if the doctor said it would work, then it would work right?
WRONG

One night i refused to put it on, so my mum put E45 on it. Literally, next morning the whole rash was gone. I had eczema not acne.

I could have killed that doctor.

I realise this does not help the OP, but i had the urge to say this
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i've heard that sudocrem is good. as for benozyl peroxide (or panoxyl as it's often called), it's available in either a cream or an aqua-gel form, and in 3 strengths: 2.5, 5 or 10. it worked on me for a while, but then i think my skin got used to it and it stopped working, but it was good for about 8-9 months or so. also, be careful with it cos it can bleach your towels and stuff.
have you tried sudocrem?

and did you go to your GP for the benozyl peroxide or buy it from a pharmacy? and what strength did you use?
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(Original post by laurenmgbowden)
One of its uses is nappy rash, but it does say on the tub that it can be used for skin conditions.
I've used it, so I can tell you it does work for spots I put it on overnight, and although it dries my skin out a bit (I have extremely dry skin anyway) it really gets rid of acne. It also really smooths the rest of your skin. Does wonders for my complexion
from what i've heard (and i work in a skincare and beauty department, so i've heard a lot, lol) sudocrem can work wonders for some and wreak havoc with others. Avoid it if you have sensitive skin, you could just end up with a very angry rash.
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(Original post by Kaykiie)
I remember i when i was about 14 all arounf my nose got badly inflamed, looked terrible. So i went to the doctor, who told me i had acne. He gave me this gel to put on it every night. Everytime i put this gel on it hurt so much i cried, and it seemed to be getting worse but if the doctor said it would work, then it would work right?
WRONG

One night i refused to put it on, so my mum put E45 on it. Literally, next morning the whole rash was gone. I had eczema not acne.

I could have killed that doctor.

I realise this does not help the OP, but i had the urge to say this
Thanks.

hence I will not use E45 for my acne/spots.
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(Original post by laurenmgbowden)
One of its uses is nappy rash, but it does say on the tub that it can be used for skin conditions.
I've used it, so I can tell you it does work for spots I put it on overnight, and although it dries my skin out a bit (I have extremely dry skin anyway) it really gets rid of acne. It also really smooths the rest of your skin. Does wonders for my complexion
i can buy it from boots/superdrugs right? how much does it cost roughly?
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panoxyl can be bought over the counter at places like boots, for around £2-3 for a tube. the aqua gel rubs in easier than the cream. i used 2.5 to begin with, then after a few months i switched to 5. i'm still using it now, and have been for over a year. my skin isn't great but its much better than it used to be. as for which strength u need, if your not sure ask the pharmacist at the counter or go for the lowest at first so your skin can get used to it. redness and irritation is common at first, if it doesn't stop then stop using it. if your acne isn't that bad, then you may be able to buy stronger acne treatments by companies such as neutrogena, as most spot treatments and cleansers contain a less concentrated form of benozyl peroxide.
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i can buy it from boots/superdrugs right? how much does it cost roughly?

Yeah you can get it from most places at about £3-£4

Use it overnight, every night and you'll notice a difference quickly, so long as your skin tolerates it. It is designed for babies though, so it should be pretty gentle
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