Sunday, 15 February 2015

Questions for the Doc?

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF QUESTIONS THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

A quick one. I'm filming tomorrow with one of the top dermatologists in the UK. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please do leave them in the comments below and I'll try and put as many to the doc as possible for inclusion in the YT video.

Thanks all!

240 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline. Please could you ask the Doc why people are prone to suffering from acne but others have never had a spot in their lives? Thanks xx

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    2. It´s just an hormonal thing...

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    3. I'd like to know this!!

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  2. I'd like to know how to treat eczema on the face and hairline - thanks

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    1. me too and also all over the arms ...

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    2. Under-eye eczema too please! It's so dry and flaky that eye creams and balms do nothing, it stings when you apply acid toners and normal oils and face creams aren't making any difference either because your eyes just water like crazy and wash it all away!

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    3. would love this answered also, specifically in relation to sebhorric eczema on the face and under eyes.

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    4. Under-eye eczema please! Eyes water and sting if eye creams/balms/oils/moisturiser are applied anywhere near the area, causing it to dry out further and cause flaky, sensitive skin.

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    5. And on the eyelids please! I have been getting repeated bouts of eczema on my eyelids (only) this year. Could you ask what causes them and what is the best way to treat them (apart from hydrocortisone cream.....)? THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

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  3. I have syringoma in the delicate area under my eye. What is the best way to treat this? Thank you!

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    1. Can you please ask how to treat skin coloured lesions with no pores? Thank you x x x

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  4. Please could you ask about Acne Scarring and the best products and treatments currently available as mine are all over my cheeks and really get me down as makeup doesn't cover them. Thank you Al x

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    1. I'm with Alexandra. I have icepick scars, hyperpigmented scars, boxcar scars, and a particularly lovely purple one the size of a 5p coin so anything to sort any of those would be fabulous!

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    2. Your best bet for this may be a serum. I've been using Sunday Riley Good Gene's which has helped although there are tonnes on the market and I'm sure there's a cheaper alternative out there! I also use a dab of sudocream on a cotton bud over the area which is scarred at night time. I know Caroline doesn't personally recommend this but this has helped me over the years too... especially the scarring that's very stubborn.

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    3. Is micro needling good for acne scars?

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  5. best ways to remove hyper pigmentation? without having to purge.

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  6. skin care tips for pcos?

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    1. PLEASE This one!
      Met you in Dublin - you recommended a routine for my PCOS skin - sensitive, congested. Have been using the Clinique Balm, Pixi Tonic or FAB Pads, Clarins Oils you recommended incorporating into my routine and taking huge amounts of fish oils and still have that 'bumpy' PCOS jawline and then oddly dry patches...Could do with any advice that would help! :) Thank you

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    2. Yes please!

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  7. I have very large open pores on my nose wings and I always seem to get white heads there espesh before time of the month and I get a good few white heads and their dead painful. what should I do? and why do I get these? ive stoped having dairy and sugar so it cant be that?

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  8. tips to get rid of scaring on Hollywood area??

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    1. I have to ask! What is the 'hollywood' area? Never heard of it! Kathryn :)

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  9. how to treat dark inner thighs?

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  10. how to treat scarring inbetween boobs from past acne their? it seems to be indented scars?

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  11. how to lighten Hollywood area? I seems to be much much darker than the rest of my skin

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    1. Yes, pleaseeeee Caroline,I would love to know that!!! I don´t know anything for that too

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    2. what is hollywood area sorry?

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  12. Can anything be done to eliminate stretch marks?

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  13. How to moisturize dehydrated but also extremely congested acne-prone skin? I've noticed that when I'm using rich moisterizers, blackheads on my skin are more visible and there's a lot more of them. However if I'm using something lighter my skin feels super dehydrated... Is there something than can both moistrize well and not congest my skin?

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    1. Yes ! Great question

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    2. I have the same problem. I usually only use product on my cheeks, my tzone is oily and acne prone. Clear at the moment, I have to blot it a few times a day though. But the other day I decided to put my serum all over, I think I was thinking age sign prevention (it was my birthday...) and I broke out. A lot. I used it sparingly, it was non comedogenic, and still broke out.

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    3. I have the same thing, but instead of increased blackheads I'll get increased milia, so if you could phrase the question addressing both concerns I'd appreciate it :)

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  14. Hi Caroline ,
    Could you ask him about hormonal , cystic lumps of spots . The one that arrives every 28 days and lasts for 27 said days ! How best to tackle them or break the cycle !
    Many thanks
    Kathryn x

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  15. Any tips on what to do following being ill to get your skin back on track.

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  16. What to about environmental damage? I try very hard to be very careful, but *occasionally* I get sensitive, dried out, and burnt. What to do?

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  17. Any advice for PCOS skin? Acne is getting really bad and out of control now :(

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  18. If one is allergic to salicylic acid (and asprin), does it follow that one will also be allergic to willow herb extract?

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  19. Hi I would love to know why since coming off the pill I am suffering from huge red spots which sit under the skin and rarely come to a head? I only get them around my mout and (bizarrely) ears. I never suffered from acne before I went on the pill, so unsure what is happening now

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  20. How to gt rid of under-the-skin bumps on the jawline and what causes them?

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    1. Yes yes yes! I have lumps and bumps under the skin on my chin area. Just feels congested no matter what I do.

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  21. Hi Caroline! :) I would like you to ask about hormonal acne and what is the best way to go about treating this, especially when it occurs on the body as well as the face (lucky me!) ;)

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  22. Please could you ask about the best way to get rid of stubborn ingrown hairs (on legs) and how to avoid getting them. Thank you :)

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  23. Under the skin raised bumps on the chin area. The bumps are not like normal spots which go away. More like under the the skin cysts. Can become red if agitated. It's more like inflammation on the chin area. Thanks so much!

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    1. Seconded! I also struggle with this and would really appreciate any advice!

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  24. What are the best ingredients to treat hyper pigmentation/dark marks/dark spots/discolouration? And what is your opinion of hydroquinone, what are the best (if any) alternatives to it?

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  25. Solutions for congested skin. I'm 44, no more spots (much) but will always have enlarged pores. I do the acid thing with Alpha H which does its job, but skin remains clogged on cheeks... Like deep sebum settled in and not working its way up into a whitehead ever. Would love to know what he'd recommend.

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  26. Why do you get those under the skin bumps, not the big type of cyst/ spots. They seem to be clogged pores I acid exfoliate twice a day and use a light moisturiser plus the tata harpers facial oil but I can never get them to go, I have absolutely loads :-(

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    1. Would love to see this answered too! Have been noticing an increase of these since I got rid of my acne. What are these bumps called and what to do to get rid of them?

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  27. Hello. I have never been particularly prone to spots. (Obviously the odd hormonal one) and my skin is generally dry and sensitive. A few months back I started to get small pin price size spots in a cluster to the right of the side of my nose. I have no ide what is causing them!?

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  28. What is the best or most effective solution to get rid off or lessen fine line and wrinkles under the eyes

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  29. What is the one thing (besides applying SPF) that she wishes her clients would do regularly (and that most of them are skipping over/skimping on)?

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  30. Hi, why does my nose stay quite red, despite no smoking, minimal alcohol and healthy diet? Also what's a Hollywood area (that people mention above?!?!)

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    1. I'd like to know this too. I have a good diet, limited alcohol, don't smoke either, yet my nose is constantly red and my makeup slides off it throughout the day. No where else on my face. I discovered I had a gluten allergy and its better since I stopped eating it, but it's not gone completely.

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  31. High colouring/redness (not rosacea) - is there anything than can actually calm high colouring which seems to have got worse postmenopausal please.



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  32. The docs five top tips for skin

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  33. I'd like to know if long term abx (lymecycline) are compatible with acid exfoliating? And what will help the scarring?

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  34. Hi ,
    I have at 27 started to get under the skin spots, that become infected and scar , mainly on the sides of my face & neck. I have a good diet & exercise regularly & I have been to my GP who just throws antibiotics at me, do dermatologists take referrals from GP's on the NHS, or would I have to seek a dermatologist out myself?
    Thanks Ali. x

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  35. Hi Caroline, can you please ask about effective rosacea treatments for oily, sensitive skin? Thank you

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  36. How to treat rosacea.

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  37. Please ask about how to get rid of psorasis on the face particularly forehead. Steroid cream is ok but it comes back worse! Thanks

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  38. Hello Caroline,
    Can you ask the doc why i still get spots even though i don't eat any sugar or unhealthy foods and take care of my skin really good. I tried everything. :(

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  39. Is laser treatment effective for coarse facial hair caused by polycystic ovary syndrome?

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  40. How to deal with pregnancy time acne & melasma?

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  41. Skin coloured bumps on chin & jawline that won't go away, very very rarely come to head, consistently annoying =) They don't respond to acid exfoliation or creams and such. Would be amazing to get an answer, thanks =)

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    1. Great question

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    2. Great question! I have had similar issue for years, they never change size or leave, and no viable pore :(

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    3. I´d like to know this too

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    4. This please !!!!!

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  42. When using products such as Pixi Glow Tonic or FAB Facial Radiance Pads or anything that contains glycolic acid, how long should you stop using that product if you are planning on waxing your face?

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  43. How to treat eye eczema would be great!

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  44. Please may you ask about keratosis pilarus on the face (cheeks)- how to treat?
    Creams like ameliorate help it on the body but they aren't made for the face.
    Thank you!!!!

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  45. Advice for sufferers of stubborn acne and what the next step should be when even Roaccutance isn't a success! I have had acne for over 20 years and had 2 courses of Roaccutane. Although it was successful at the time, the acne returned both times after about 6 months of finishing the treatment. I am now 41 and still suffering from what I would consider to be hormonal acne. Although my skin has improved substantially from following your advice, I am still in a daily battle against the little blighters and trying to treat the scarring! I have recently started taking a herbal remedy called Agnus Castus which also seems to be helping, so thoughts on this as well please. Thank you so much! x

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    1. I have had acne for 28 years, it is mild now but still very persistent, so I would love Caroline to ask the doctor what the next step would be? Thanks x

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  46. i would love to know what it means when you only get spots and pimples on your chin and jawline area and nowhere else in your face? and how to treat that kind of breakouts? nothing seems to work for me... :(

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    1. This is definitely your hormones, but on how to solve the problem, I don't know, as I suffer from exactly the same thing. Rubbish, isn't it?

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    2. Hi Taychill, I had the same problem as you, until I read somewhere that acne on the chin and jawline area is a sign of raised cortisol levels around night time. What really helped me out was turning of the computer/tv an hour/ hour and a half before going to bed. Blue screen light gives a signal to the body that it's day time and keeps the cortisol levels high when it should be diminishing and melatonin levels should be increased. No blue light + dimming the lights + installing f.lux on my computer was the magic combination it seems. :-) Zits on my jawline are totally gone. Plus my sleep improved. Hope this helps!

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  47. What is milia and what can we do to get rid of them or reduce the amount of them around the eyes?

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  48. Which essential oils are good for gettinng rid of acne and acne scars? I know that tea tree oil is good but what else? I heard lavender oil is also good?

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  49. Best way to treat and prevent hormonal acne? Topical creams, gels and whatnots never seem to do much.

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  50. Would like to add one more voice for the huge pores questions. Its annoying when you cleanse the skin properly and exfoliate every day but they seem to stay in place as huge, clogged (with time) and dark (even if clean) :(

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  51. Hi, I have a recurring deep spot on my chin. It flares up often and in the exact same place. It's always very red, sore and swollen deep under the skin. How can I stop it recurring?

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  52. How to deal with eczema around the eyes and mouth!

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  53. Could ingrown hairs be the cause of acne/clogged pores? I have blonde/ unnoticeable hair on my face but I have a lot if it. I suffer from these clogged pores which are exactly black heads but under the skin which I also suffer from. They don't respond to anything I've used thus far. And I know caroline has said blackheads are genetic but is there ANY way to reduce them? My nose is always covered with them and it's annoying!

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  54. Can you please ask for advice on how to deal with rosacea?

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    1. hi Caroline, Rosacea tips please , I'm 24 years old and seem to have it under control now but would like to know if it gets worse with age and what it the best thing to do when suffering a flare up , thank you xx

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    2. Yes please to this question.

      Emilykerr, would you be able to share what you do to keep yours under control? Thanks, I'm newly diagnosed with rosacea. I hope that's ok to ask. :)

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  55. Have a recurring spot on my chin. It flares up often in the exact same place and is always very sore, swollen, red and deep under the skin. The swelling and redness last for days even when the spot has come to a head. How can I stop the spot recurring?

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  56. Solutions for melasma other than hydroquinone? When I go off, it comes back. Tried IPL/BBL, regular peels, retin-a, vit. c, other lighteners, and dropping the BCP with little success. Started after pregnancy-my child is now 3 and it is on cheekbones and forehead still. Fraxel? Or would any laser worsen? Thanks!

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  57. I'd love to know the routine/products this dermatologist actually uses on his/her own skin!

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    1. Ooo, yes, this is always a great question. Thanks

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  58. Is there anyway to permanently remove a small wart that recurs at the edge of my nostril, commercially available remedies only remove it temporarily and it eventually recurs. Thanks

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  59. Hi Lady H, please would you ask him if there's anything he can recommend for patches of pigmentation on forehead and cheeks? Is laser the only way

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  60. I'd like to know how you can combat thyroid problems for weight, skin, and hair! Specifically hypothyroid based on Hashimotos.

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  61. Dear Caroline,
    I have questions regarding acne scarring, both the hyperpigmentation scars and the indented/pitted scars. After a random bout of acne that sprung up on my face mid-college, I am left with a lot of scars - the red, brown, and the textured. My skin has been clearing up mostly, though I still get occasional spots here and there, but I don't know what to do with the scars. Is there a less invasive/expensive treatment for my scars, or is laser treatment the only way to go from here?
    Thanks so much for your blog and videos, Caroline, because they've been encouraging, helpful, and a source of some laughs for me. :)
    - A post-acne struggling college student

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    1. I have pitted scars too. I was to get them excised (cut out and then neatly sewn up again by a talented surgeon who makes it look like they were never there....) It's hard to find anyone up north though, I would need to go to London for it. I feel your pain (((hug)))

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    2. I'm curious about scar treatment too. I had a cyst removed and was left with a recessed scar, it's not discolored but the texture is pitted I suppose

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  62. Hi, can you ask what's the best way to deal with skin reactions? Thanks

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  63. I'm a 17 year old boy and have a lot of red-ish acne only on jawline and rest of face is fine. I cut out dairy and as much sugar as possible from my diet and nothing is working and it's pretty painful! (I'm in France so I'm trying out effaclar duo+, an a-derma cream you said you liked, but I'm open to more French brand suggestions I can get easily that'll help, I've done everything I can!) I love your blog so much Caroline thank you for all you do :)

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  64. Any tips for hydradentits suppurvitas would be great x

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  65. Seborrheic dermatitis, which products/ingredients would you recommend for using on the face? Which ones should we avoid?

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  66. Question on behalf of my sister (32) sufferer of acne (boil type not pimple type!) since puberty. How do you get rid (her word) of it? Also (again using her words) she has a wrinkle the size of a world war 2 trench the length of her forehead any recommendations for combating it?!

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  67. Advice on how to deal with adult acne/scarring.

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  68. Hi Caroline, could you please ask the doc what to do about acne that has survived (among other attempts to get rid of it) two Roaccutane sessions (6 and 8 months, disappeared during but got back in the same intensity within 3 months both times) and has only improved slightly as a result of following your routines? Thank you, and thank you for being so amazing!

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  69. How to deal with rosacea and the papules and pustules associated with rosacea, any skincare recommendations and what to avoid please!

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  70. How to get rid of everlasting hormonal chin acne

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  71. Please ask how to treat a mix of blackhead and localized redness only in the nose! Thanks!

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    1. I second the blackheads!

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  72. Although my skin has improved since following your advice, I still get spots on a weekly basis. I wondered if my spf could be part of the problem as I've always worn sunscreen every day for the past 18 years. While researching for one more suitable for my skin type I came across this information on the website of an organic skincare company that I think of very highly. 'The Environmental Working Group says “Both UV radiation and many common sunscreen ingredients generate free radicals that damage DNA and skin cells, accelerate skin aging and cause skin cancer.” Basically it was saying that sunscreen might be doing more harm than good and staying out the sun for prolonged periods, wearing hats, avoiding high sun etc might be the best option. I would like to know what the dermatologist thinks about this. Does he/she think that the benefits outweigh the risks and if so which one they would recommend for spot / acne prone skin. Also, I would love to see a dermatologist but have been finding it hard to find one on recommendation, are there anyapproved websites with more information on finding a dermatologist in your area?

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  73. Hi Caroline. I have two questions, please:
    1) I get terrible ingrown hairs on my legs and bikini line. I have tried waxing, shaving, Veet and epilation but I get the same result. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether I exfoliate a lot or a little, or moisturise a lot or a little. They often turn into what I would call spots, or whiteheads. They are sore and bumpy, and it is very embarrassing and frustrating, not to mention uncomfortable. Is there anything I can do to stop this happening? Or is my only option something like laser hair removal - something a bit more permanent? The skin on my body is prone to being dry and I am dark haired and pale skinned.
    2) Once or twice now I have experienced a small, dry, itchy patch of skin on my face. It is slightly raised, red and always on my jawline. The skin on my face is slightly dry (although more normal when it's not winter) and I am 26. My mom has also just experienced the same thing and she is in her late 50s to early 60s. The last time I had this it took quite a while to go (itching like crazy the whole time), and I stepped up my moisturising routine to try to get rid of it. I have suggested the same to my mom. Is this right? And if so, what products or routine would you suggest to get rid of it and stop it from happening again?
    Thank you for your help in advance! I hope you have time to bring these questions up when you're with the dermatologist.
    Hannah, UK

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    1. Hannah, I had the same thing with the ingrown hairs/spots and my waxing guru recommended Tend Skin which I've used for two months now and it's completely solved the problem, I would totally recommend it. I don't know where you can buy it in store in the UK but I just checked and you can get it on Amazon in the UK. Good luck!

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  74. What causes me to continually wake up with small pimples/acne under my bottom lip, on the sides of my chin? Anything to do to combat this?

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  75. Maybe this question should be for an eye doctor but ..... Why am I prone to styes and sometimes chalazion on both my eyes? Is it related to the same way the skin gets a breakout?

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  76. On behalf of my sister - how to treat eczema on the face/good types of products for eczema. Her face is so dry but she's too scared to use anything nourishing because everything seems to flare up her eczema. Thank you so much!

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  77. A question about the rest of the body: is there anything to help with aging skin. You know that saggy, crepe-y mess that happens as we age? And the dryness! Yikes! I know it is important to stay hydrated, any other suggestions? Vitamins? Specific products? Coconut oil? Nivea CoQ10? Anything?

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    1. Good question. I'm not at that age yet but would like to be prepared.

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  78. Hi Caroline, another voice for the odd couple of spots on face but also bad skin on neck, chest and back... Have tried lots of things but nothing works 😭 thanks

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  79. Any advice for people with pcos? No matter what I do I seem to suffer with oily t zone, huge sore spots and then dry patches. Thank you for offering this help :)

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  80. Hi, please can you ask what is the best course of treatment for acne scars, both ice-pick and boxcar? My acne is finally clearing up (thanks to you!) but these scars from 10+ years ago on my forehead are still very noticeable :( Thank you

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  81. I'd like to know how to deal with very persistent blackheads on my cheeks, that when turn into blemishes create a flat, dark scarring. I'm currently washing my face day and night, moisturizing in the morning, and exfoliating with an alcohol free acid toner in the evening and it doesn't seem to go away. Also, i think it's pretty strange for me to have such noticeable blackheads on my cheeks since they are the most dry area of my face, while my forhead, the oiliest, is actually very clear.

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    1. Yes! I suffer from blackouts on my cheeks/forehead/nose that often turn into breakouts

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  82. I would like to know the best treatment/products/ingredients for chronically dry skin ( 40's) my skin feels tight at some point through the day no mater what I use on it. thank you

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    1. I second this. I am also in my 40s and suffer from dry, irritated skin. I also have extreme hair loss which started when my skin first became dry about three years ago and seems to be related to my dry, irritated scalp. Advice? Treatment? Would a dermatologist be an appropriate professional to see regarding scalp and hair issues?

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  83. Hi Caroline, so I've got a question: I have quite a few moles on my face, and sometimes I get comedones or spots very close or under them. The spots turn into whiteheads, and these comedones kind of stick out and look pretty gross (if that even makes sense?). So what should I do with them? How do I get rid of them without aggravating the mole?
    Thank you xx

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  84. I've had dermal melasma for about 10 years (suspect it's hereditary) - will anything topical improve it at all? Thanks, I'd love to hear an honest answer from someone who isn't trying to sell me a product or treatment.

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    1. This is exactly what I'd like to know too. I've actually been wondering whether lasers like IPL or fraxel would help for quite awhile now!

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  85. Can people with vitiligo use retinol? Thank you.

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  86. Is there a link between acne and thinning hair in women?

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  87. Hi Caroline, could you ask the Doc why we shouldn't use products containing vitamin c while acid toning? Thanks 😊x

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  88. How to fade those nasty flat red old acne scars. Mine won't go away despite using all sorts of products!

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    1. Oh yes, this is important to me, too! How can we get rid of them?

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  89. Hi Caroline, can you please ask him if there is anything that can help with the hair loss that comes with PCOS whilst trying for a baby? I asked my GP and he said " you just have to live with it ." :( Help please. Thanks x

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  90. Hi Caroline,
    Please ask the doc how to stop irritated skin that results in spots after epilation?
    Thank you!

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  91. How to get rid of blackheads?

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  92. How to get rid of milia from around the delicate eye area??

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  93. How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation/scars on legs from leg vein sclerotherapy? I was advised massage, but it hasn't helped, it has been 3 months and the marks have barely faded. I am fair skinned.

    Thanks!

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  94. Is micro needling good for acne scarring? Thanks!

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  95. Hi Caroline,

    I am 28 and am prescribed isotretinoin gel for bad acne, which I use after cleansing at night. When I asked the doctor I spoke to, she seemed to think I should not use any other products, such as a serum and moisturiser in the morning. Please could you clarify this?

    It seems very odd that I shouldn't use my usual serum and moisturising products in the morning and therefore not looking after the 'skin between all the spots'!

    Advice very very much appreciated. Thank you.

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  96. How to get rid if dandruff?! Tried everything please and thankyou

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  97. Skin colored small bumps/blocked pores all over the face? Can let out some type of substance if squeezed very hard but there are so many and they get so so so red and sometimes turn bigger.

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  98. Help on milia! Especially under the eyes. Would microdermabrasion help?

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  99. I would love to hear from a dermatologist about layering & how the skin reacts to products, for example does the oil go on the skin first? Or does the treatment product go on the skin first? Thank you because this has been pretty confusing :)

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  100. What are the best products to use if you suffer from severe cystic acne when pregnant? Thank you!

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  101. How to change our skincare routines when on holiday - caring for it after a day in the sun, combatting the sweatiness, dealing with the change of water from the taps, etc

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  102. Products and treatment for rosacea, redness and papules. Sensitive to natural products and all any oils and essential oils. Xx

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  103. I don't know if this question/query quite warrants a dermatologist but please hear me out. Since starting a new office based job my skin has been terrible, lots of spots (only on my forehead or chin) and quite red in the cheek area. The spots can be any thing from the slightly itchy/painful red bump kind to ones that form into a white head (nice, I know). This is really out of character as I didn't really get spots through puberty and as a teenager (I am 23 next Friday) and I generally have good, well looked after skin. I like to think my diet is good, I look after my skin in the Hirons fashion, so I started to question is it the new environment? Am I being mad in thinking that the recirculated air in the air con could cause such problems for example? I am fully aware this might be a ridiculous theory but though it was worth a try. I have very pale, clear skin (apart from recently!) and if anything I am slightly on the dry side. The air-con is ALWAYS on and it tends to be on the colder side in the office and I drink lots of water through the day. Any ideas as to why this is happening or ways I can combat this would be really appreciated. Caroline, you rock.

    P.S Since you have mentioned ageing from blue light such as from computer screens (I think it was in one of yours and Ruth AMR's YT vids?) it niggles at me all the time, is this something I can guard against or is it a bit silly to be worrying about this? Thanks and I repeat, you rock :)

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  104. What is the dermatologists opinion on jar packaging? I am thinking of anit-aging/anti-oxidant ingredients. I nearly bought a £100 moisturiser today but wasn't sure if the ingredients would stay stable. (It was Estée Lauder, re nutri p, comfort replenishing cream) still might buy it but would live to know about jar packaging. Enjoy your day & I look forward to hearing/reading about it. :)

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  105. Could most acne be caused by food allergies or is it not as simple as that? I have been to a derm on 3 different occasions with my acne but was never given any information on this, infact most doctors dismiss this theory, yet I constantly read about people's acne improving/disappearing when they eliminate certain food groups. Why is this? Thanks Caroline x

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  106. If you can choose only one sunscreen product for the face what would it bee?

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  107. When should you go to see a dematologist? Where does the line go from "you need a good moisturizer" and "you need help"?

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  108. how to get rid of post inflammatory erythema / red acne left after acne outburst? My skin seems to be irritated by AHAs and microdermabrasion. I use vitamin A, C, spf, 30+ manuka honey and niancinamide in my skincare, yet nothing changes, please, help

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  109. Do anti-aging products really work & what is the most beneficial product to use in your routine apart from cleanser & SPF? Thank you very much whether or not you get to ask this. I am sure that it will be of huge benefit to everyone to see this video. :))

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  110. Opinions on prescription creams? I've tried Zinerit, Duac, Quinaderm and roaccutane cream.

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  111. Hi there,

    I have had sebacious filaments on my nose and enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks for as long as I can remember. Being strict with my cleansing routine, clay masks and glycolic acid seems to help somewhat, but the sebacious filaments + enlarged pores on and around my nose are still very visible. Help is much appreciated :-) .

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  112. How to tell the difference between acne and rosacea. Best advice for treating a combination of both or each individually

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  113. I suspect I have Perioral Dematitis but have not yet been to the dermatologist. I've been using a product with 1% hydrocortisone and has made a vast improvement. Will this suffice or should I get a prescription from the doc?

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  114. How do you single out ingredients that don't sit well with your skin when you're using 5 products with 20 different ingredients?

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  115. Hey Caroline! If you can, I'd LOVE to hear about dealing with melasma. I've had it since around age 22, and I believe it to be hereditary in my case (I've never been pregnant, not on the pill). Pigmanorm and other hydroquinnone creams are ok, but I think they're damaging and not a long term fix - the melasma always comes back with a vengeance, it's heart wrenching! Crossing my fingers this question pops up Xx

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  116. Hi Caroline, could you ask the doc how to choose what products to use when your seeing signs of ageing e.g fine lines and wrinkles as early as 23 years old especially with products going around the eyes, its hard to differentiate between products you can use and products for people in the 50's when everything's just marketed as anti-ageing, THANKYOU XO.

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  117. Any advice on how to reduce the appearance of extremely large pores and clogged, congested PCOS skin. My skin type is oily to the point that my makeup only wants to sit in the pores and not cover the surface of my skin. To be honest makeup just makes my skin look worse and so is like to know how to work with my skin from a skincare perspective. Thanks x

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  118. Hi Caroline, please advise me,I am nearly sixty and I have acne scarring, congested skin and showing my age a lot now. I am a carer and extremely depressed. I have been very good with skin care routines all my life but I do find it confusing sometimes,trying to keep my skin clear and treat the sagging. No real wrinkles except for lip lines. Your advice on milia was a godsend for me, thank you for that.

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  119. Recommendations for keratosis pilaris please!

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  120. I am 45 and suffered from acne in my youth. My skin is now clear, however I still have cyst like bumps under my skin on my forehead. How could I get rid of these? Thank you.

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  121. Please could you ask what can be done for persistent FLAKY skin??? I've tried different hydrating masks and serums and nothing helps! :( Thank you!

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  122. How to fix borken capillaries? Thanks!

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  123. I would like to know what non prescription products or ingredients work on psoriasis. I've been usin prescribed steroid creams to no avail. Thanks!

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  124. Any information on how to treat psoriasis patches on the scalp/back of the neck and around the eyes would be great thanks xx

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  125. Hi Caroline,

    Feel free to delete if this is a double up, (computer has gone funny) but I'm curious about rumors that facial oils enhance facial hair/encourage growth (urgh!)

    Or just a general opinion on whether any products should/should not be used in facial hair areas for those of us with PCOS or just very hairy relatives.

    Thanks!

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  126. How to take care of sensitive dehydrated rosacea (no lumps or pustules) skin? Thanks, Raquel

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  127. How can you treat/improve persistent adult acne? I am 30, had acne since I was 12, have used a myriad of over the counter products, accutane when I was 18 (it made 2/3 of my hair fall out and the acne came back in two years), antibiotics (that was short lived), birth control pills (can not use anymore), and retinol. None of these things really worked for me and I am so tired of it :(

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  128. top tips for a girl in her mid twenties already noticing fine lines on forehead and uneven skin tone...also constantly have a blemish on my chin area!

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  129. My neck looks 10 years older than my face--I accept wrinkles but the dark rings are another thing altogether. is there a treatment to lighten them? various dermatologist have suggested everything from botox to fraxel & retinol but I'm skeptical. thank you!

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  130. I'm in my mid-40's with hormonal acne/perioral acne around my mouth- don't want to take antibiotics, so what options do I have to treat/eliminate these breakouts?

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  131. Antibiotics vs no-antibiotics for acne? I've been prescribed before and have seen improvement but only till I discontinue them. Then the acne is back!

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  132. what would he suggest for hyperpigmentation: serums, creams etc or chemical peeling?

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  133. I also have constant problems with congested skin no matter what I do, I don't use anything that's conventionally comedogenic, do not use hot water to wash my face ( which stopped a lot of dehydration but in boston right now it's miserable so it isn't really helping the cause) but suffer from blackheads and those unbelievably annoying little white dots on my cheeks and jawline....is "lazy skin" a real thing because I've heard this term thrown around and i feel like i fit the bill!

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  134. Hi, could you ask about what would help with keratosis pilarus rubra on the arms

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  135. Ways to remove post-acne scars - what could work and what won't work for sure... Thank you in advance:)

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  136. Hi Caroline. My questions would be:

    What is the best way to keep eczema from being in your hands once it starts to go as I am having a huge issue with it and I am trying to wean off steroid creams.

    Also wish skincare brands would you recommend for eczema suffers? Mainly things like body lotions and butters.

    Thanks

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  137. It would be great to know how to help those tiny bumpy spots that never seem to come to a head?! And if touched they just remain as a little lump & scar :/ Usually appear on my chin, cheeks or around my mouth. Thank you :)

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  138. I'm curious to know about at home micro needling/derma-roller. Does research indicate that micro needling actualy increase collagen production and when would it be indicated (acne scarring, wrinkles, etc).,,,,,,,,Another thing I would love to see on the blog or something to ask the doc is an ingredients cheat sheet. What to avoid and what to look for based on condition or treatment sought (wrinkles, acnce, roseacea, etc.). Also, a huge thank you to you, Caroline for your awesome blog. Transformed my skin!

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