Tuesday, 24 February 2015

First of many catch-ups with Dr Sam bunting

Hi All!

As promised I've been doing a lot of filming lately and the below is the first of a series with Dr Sam Bunting, one of the top dermatologists in the UK.

We touch on acne in this one - and there are others for pigmentation and rosacea to follow.

Thank you for your patience and see you again soon. :)


24 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, I hope you won't mind me asking for some advice.
    My cheeks are always red, and have been since around the age of 14 and I am now 18. I am not particularly fair skinned, tan very quickly in the summer and have dark brown hair.
    The redness is constantly there, and I have been to see a dermatoligst about it who ruled rosacea out because it is not painful, it dosent sting, no bumps, dryness, spots etc. He simply said I just have red cheeks and the thought of their being no cure or treatment for this made me very upset, considering the way it affects my self esteem and confidence (I never go out the house without a full face of foundation.) Other than my cheeks, I have quite good skin, no redness anywhere else, which makes me more fed up having to wear full foundation everyday. The redness is not exacerbated particularly through exercise etc, however my cheeks tend to feel very hot in social situations, although I would not consider myself a shy or nervous person.
    I was wondering if you have any advice on what products to use or any idea as to what it could be, as I cannot bring myself to accept that there is nothing I can do to minimise it.
    Any advice would be so greatly appreciated, although I do understand how busy you are!

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  2. You look absolutely beautiful! I believe it is your natural charisma that shines through more than any cream :-) Thought I should also say that I really like it when you post about things "non-skin related" like career advise, having children, life in general, etcetera.

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    1. Agreed. It's nice to hear bits and bobs about your world view etc

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  3. 1. Great idea for a series of vids! Thank you!
    2. That lipstick is a triumph on you!

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    1. seconded! Powerful 'down to business' red that complements your skin tone! Mmm

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  4. The pigmentation one for me, please! Chronic melasma sufferer 😞. Your blog is one of the most informative!

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  5. Thanks for this Caroline and Sam. I have suffered from acne for 15+ years and Im only just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And yes, I can confirm what Sam says: acne is a disease that really affects your emotional wellbeing and should be taken seriously. It’s horribly devastating psychologically.
    Been on roaccutane 2 times and tried anything under the sun: antibiotics, pill, all over the counter medicine… although I can’t say that nothing helped me, it was very much a cyclical process and not one of them gave me a final solution.
    Most of it is hormonal but I went through a phase after my first roa treatment when my jawline would be covered in cystic acne. It was horrible. Of course, I couldn’t hold my hands from picking so it made it look even worse! I still get pimples, but nothing quite as much as previously, thankfully. However, I am still trying to find ways to limit how much acne I still get. What would Dr Sam say are the top 5 things to do for an acne prone skin? What products does she favour?

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  6. Please can you ask her what products she uses on herself, her skin is amazing!

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  7. Hi Caroline

    I have always had small bumps under my forehead- only really visible under light but makeup never goes on smoothly and I have never had a clear bump-free, smooth forehead
    I found that last year on holiday they all came to surface- lots of little bumps under the skin with no head- nothing would make them budge! They went down again a couple weeks later

    After Googling it the only thing I found online that comes close is 'subclinical acne' whatever that means, with no real explanation or advice on how to make it go away- any help is welcome! ( Have been using AHA and BHA toners, it hasn't done much- will microdermabrasion be better?)

    xx

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    1. I had the same problem with little bumps around my chin. Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion is the only thing that has made them go away, and they haven't returned since I started using it. It's pricey (I spent 45 euros on the small bottle) but worth the investment. I know Caroline speaks highly of this product, and it has definitely convinced me.

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  8. Hi Caroline,
    I would really appreciate a talk/post about keratosis pilaris (mine is on the arms).

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  9. Oh my God - I would kill for skin like Dr Sam's!!!!!

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  10. Please can you get her to share her own skincare routine!! xx

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  11. Can't wait to see rest of vids. Quick question in regards to shaving- do you just shave the upper lip? Or cheeks as well? I have very light hair on my cheeks but I feel as though it keeps me from having a flawless makeup application or skin in general. Would you recommend shaving it?!

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  12. Hi Caroline, how lovely a video! Very quickly, a post on retinol would be great. I am thinking of splashing out on a brand called Verso. Amazing reviews all over the place. Has any one used this brand ? Very interested in their eye serum.. Thanks very much.. and you are of course amazing! xx

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  13. I agree about the comment on small bumps under the skin on my forehead- they just wont go away

    I went to my GP about this to ask for a referral to a Derm. She told me she couldn't see anything wrong with my skin (didn't even look under a light- plus I had makeup on), but she prescribed me antibiotics anyway!

    Said she couldn't refer me until she tried to solve the problem with antibiotics first- the exact reason I wanted a referral in the first place. I threw the prescription away and am now saving for a private consultation

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    1. YES!!! I have had those small bumps since I was a teenager, and they never change or go away. They are skin coloured, non painful and just sit there making the skin look uneven... I've seen a derm too but they couldn't do anything :(

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  14. ....omg i love Dr Sams shirt/blouse!! I need/want it!! :-)

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  15. Dr Sam was lovely. I wish I had seen her on my numerous times to a dermatologist, rather than the middle aged male Drs who made me feel I was wasting their time by being there. The negative effects of acne should never be underestimated. I am so glad there are people out there who understand this and want to help.

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  16. hi Caroline, I recently went away on holiday and my face got sunburned slightly - nothing too bad though. Since i've been home (Singapore), my face has been extremely dry, flakey and sensitive(it's normally oily). I have also been braking out a lot with loads of tiny bumps under skin and red rashes around my nose. I always use the Liz Earle range which i usually like but now it is very irritating. Do you have any idea of what i can do?

    Thank you!

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  17. hi Caroline, I recently went away on holiday and my face got sunburned slightly - nothing too bad though. Since i've been home (Singapore), my face has been extremely dry, flakey and sensitive. I have also been braking out a lot with loads of tiny bumps under skin and red rashes around my nose. I always use the Liz Earle range which i usually like but now it is very irritating. do you have any idea of what i can do?

    thank you!

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  18. I actually felt a bit of a wobbly lip watching that...Have had acne since I was 13 (will be 30 next week), and had miraculous results with Dianette and Yasmin contraceptive pills...until I got a DVT in my calf two years ago. Since then my acne has come back with a vengeance - really painful cysts on my jawline and forehead. Discovered your site not long after a dermatologists appointment where I was given roaccutane leaflets. It's been 3 months since then, and my skin is looking a LOT better thanks to your cleansing and product advice (oh dear I feel bubbly again), and some minor lifestyle adjustments (more exercise, and more water). I have another appointment at the derm next month, and I can't believe I'm going to be able to turn down the prescription. I currently only have 2 hormonal cysts and I could sing from the rooftops - previously I would have had at least 8-10. CANNOT wait for the rest of the videos. Hirons - you rock my world. xxx

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