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    Default Peri menopausal acne

    46, on combined pill and have developed cystic acne in last 3 months for no apparent reason. Never had it as a teen and have tried topical creams and face washes with no success. It’s really getting me down wearing half a kilo of concealer every day to cover it. Has anyone had any success with any treatments ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    46, on combined pill and have developed cystic acne in last 3 months for no apparent reason. Never had it as a teen and have tried topical creams and face washes with no success. It’s really getting me down wearing half a kilo of concealer every day to cover it. Has anyone had any success with any treatments ?
    I had bad skin from about 12 onwards. I tried all the usual things, including benzxyl peroxide, antibiotics, the pill etc. It was hormonal- mostly chin, back and chest.
    The only thing that worked was roaccutane. It was tough, and it's a really full on medication, so hopefully you find success with something a little milder.

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    Another thing to look into is if it's Type 2 Rosacea.

    This type has pustules, that look a lot like whiteheads or acne cysts (depending on size). What I've found is that if you "pop" a rosacea pustule, it pops but nothing comes out except maybe a bit of clear fluid. This is unlike acne cysts, pimples, whiteheads or blackheads which tend to expel sebum when popped/squeezed along with the fluid if cystic.

    They heal all flaky and usually just bulge up again from under the flakes.

    Being outside more than usual in very cold weather caused my initial flare up in my early 30s.

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    I forgot about rosacea, @Stretched. Which is kind of funny, as I also have that now too

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