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Friday, September 21st 2007, 5:48pm

Skin

Oh my word

My skin is horrendous!!! I feel like a teenager all over again and it is showing no signs of abating..

I put make up on but an hour later it has started to slide off because my skin is so greasy. Normally i have normal and very clear skin, so i can't believe no one has asked me if i am pregnant because of my skin - its that bad!!!!

I am drinking loads of water and using different facial products but to no avail. Any words of wisdom welcome..



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Feb 07 - unsuccessful IUI
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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:12pm

I cant help you, I'm the same at the moment, greasy skin with lovely bloody spots everywhere, its awful.

I hope that cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day would be enough!!

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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:19pm

Cleansing, toning, moisturising, face masks, you name it, i have tried it.

My Dh asked if he was going to bed with his wife or a pizza the other night. Good job i love him so much!!! :box:



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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:19pm

I too Have awful skin. Spots all over my top lip, on my cheeks (face that is lol), jaw line and even on my back and shoulders. Its truely horrid. There is not much we can do apart from the normal cleanse, town and moisturise

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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:24pm

GL - your spots are on your lip and cheeks. Mine are at the side of my nose and really bad at my chin.

My friend that i haven't seen in 4 months said 'wow look at the state of your skin, i have never seen you with even the smallest spot'. Gee, thanks mate!!!!



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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:38pm

Lol... Yes friends...

We love them because they are honest and loyal

then hate them when they throw facts at us!!!

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Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:47pm

She told me i will 'glow' in a couple of months. Yeah, thanks for that..



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Friday, September 21st 2007, 7:04pm

lol....

I do use a facial scrud with gritty bits in it by Clearsil or Clean and soemthing

Do you sleep with make up on??

Do you ever remember Biactol - that stuff was ace for spots, it used to burn and sting but it done the trick, not sure if they even do that even more, i used to use it when I was 15, 15years ago lol :8o: I feel old

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 8:14am

I got spots too, and they were bigger at the start of the prgnancy but are now just coming up in little pimples, I read in my baby book and it says not to use anything like clearosil or anything, Its not oily, I never had oily skin anyway its always been dry. I noticed that in places were there is no spots its really soft and smooth, has anyone noticed that abut their skin?


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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 9:24am

Hi Becky

I've always had oily skin so I use clearasil as part of my twice daily routine, otherwise my face would be worse than what it is!!!

Everywhere else is very smooth, I've never really had a problem anywhere else though thinking about.

Lcli

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 12:50pm

Hi ladies,

well lol you're going to hate me lmao cos my skin seems to have gone lovely :pout

Touch wood that is :laugh:

I don't wear much makeup, not in the house anyway. If I go out it's a case of a bit of lipstick , mascara and eye liner.

Don't worry though girls it's the hormones. The best thing I can recommend is maybe cleansing regularly and not wearing makeup if you can help it. The spots will go.. it's just in the 1st tri with some many chemcal changes going on within the body.

Lcli

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 12:53pm

Ooops I pressed send then and I hadn't finished lol.

I was going to add..... maybe eat lots of fruit and fresh veg too. Don't let it get you down though chuckettes.. they WILL disappear!

Also the change in the waether doesn't help much either!Use a gentle skin tonic like Nivea and nothing perfumed on your skin.

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 1:14pm

Lisa, I hate you soooooooo much nerner

Spots dont bother me, my pale skin from not using the sunbeds does though, now I'm back at work I'm having to slap on the foundation (natural) but still crap for the complextion, if I didnt I'd be forced to do this newshy <--Hide. When I get home I scrub it off and have a lovely naked face like today and all weekends, its lovley and My face does feel dirty when I wear faoundation. Just a more professional look for me at work when I have clients in <--Damn them so much!!! :pout

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 1:16pm

:laugh:

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 1:19pm

And Yes, the weather is crap, its changing seasons again!!!

Its freezing cold here of a morning to the point all the cars are frosty and you can see youor breath.

Then you get to work and the air con is a BIG :no: :no: for your skin
then its boiling hot through the day when i go for dinner
then cools rapidly on the way back home
Back home the heating on

Its a nasty vicious circle pah


Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of year though

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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 3:43pm

Lisa
Thank you for your helpful advice that your skin is already glowing. Such a mate!!!!
I am eating really well most of the time and drinking loads of water.

Mrs A
I was using cream for my spots, but on closer reading, its actually a big no no.

I read that if you had bad skin as a teenager, then it is much more likely to have crappy skin in pregnancy. There is the answer then...
My skin feel like it has been dunked in a chip pan, its that greasy. Oh roll on the 2nd trimester..



Metformin for 2 1/2 years
Clomid - 100mg for 6 cycles
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Feb 07 - unsuccessful IUI
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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 3:54pm

My skin went through a phase of being lovely - no spots but now they are back and my skin is blotchy i look awful without makeup - i drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruit.
I find my skin is dry and greasy - iv'e got used to it though - maybe i'll have another 'lovely phase' we shall see :)) :))

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Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 7:40am

Tracey, so help me here, I'm a little confused....

I only ever use facial scrub (by clean and clear) and my toner is by clean & clear, I'm not using any special spot cream - I've never had bad skin as a teenager, only get the odd spot when I'm due on a period/hormonal. (not that the spots bother me) but if I've always used clean and clear scrub/toner, I should be ok to continue wiht them right? (Squeezing is now my new thing :8o: )

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Monday, September 24th 2007, 10:57am

Mrs A

You are funny 'squeezing is my new thing'.

I'm, sure that your creams are fine to use, the one i was using was a medicated one so its not safe to use in pregnancy. If you are worried, look at the contents and then look up the internet to see if they are able to be used in pregnancy.
What on earth are did we ever do without good old google..

My skin is still horrid, but if thats all i've got to worry about, its cool..



Metformin for 2 1/2 years
Clomid - 100mg for 6 cycles
Laparoscopy - 06 - normal
Feb 07 - unsuccessful IUI
May 07 - abandonded IUI - overstimulated
July 07 - IVF :BFP
15th April - my little miracle arrived

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Saturday, September 29th 2007, 6:45am

OMG!!!

I have found two small random patches of really dry skin about the size of a 5p on the inside of my upper right arm and on my tum..

I hope its not ecezma trigger by diary products - use to get this when I was a kid?!

Help??? :scream:

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Monday, October 1st 2007, 7:07pm

WELL

Not surprisingly, my friend has asked why my skin is so bad?? The worst of it is that she didn't ask me, she asked my sister. My sister said i have been under the weather..

Let the rumours begin..



Metformin for 2 1/2 years
Clomid - 100mg for 6 cycles
Laparoscopy - 06 - normal
Feb 07 - unsuccessful IUI
May 07 - abandonded IUI - overstimulated
July 07 - IVF :BFP
15th April - my little miracle arrived

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Thursday, October 4th 2007, 2:47pm

I think that my skin issue may be down partly to the pessaries..
It makes sense..



Metformin for 2 1/2 years
Clomid - 100mg for 6 cycles
Laparoscopy - 06 - normal
Feb 07 - unsuccessful IUI
May 07 - abandonded IUI - overstimulated
July 07 - IVF :BFP
15th April - my little miracle arrived




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