Hi! I'm in mid 30s and my skin has been the worst it can be since having my baby 4 years ago.

Are there any home remedies or products that have truly worked for you?

Same with hair

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I certainly relate to this. I had great skin growing up during my teenage years but now have adult acne. I’ll preface my opinions/suggestions by saying please talk with your doctor about these concerns.

I think stress, hormonal changes, possibly even waxing may have something to do with my acne. I think that diet really impacts my skin as well although I would like to do a food intolerance test to really prove this theory of mine. I have noticed my skin is at its best when I avoid processed foods, added sugar, and reduce/cut my dairy in take. I think consciously drinking more water, working out, and the occasional at home face mask helps me too. For topical creams, I try to moisturize and do a gentle regularly (cerve) and have been prescribed tretinion, clindamycin, and dapsone at different times in the past. Please ask your dermatologist to walk you through what you can and can’t use with those creams as I think dapzone shouldn’t be used with Benzoyl peroxide based cleansers.

For hair, I have gone back to them basics. I oil my hair with caster oil, argan oil, and jaboba oil weekly. I have realized that coconut oil doesn’t work on everyone one’s hair although that is what I grew up using. I also try to wash my hair 2/3 times a week with sulfate free/natural shampoos. I buy mine on clearance at Marshalls.

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Hormonal issues screwed up my skin and hair in my late 20s and even early 30s but none of the meds or even diets helped me. After I moved to the US , my doctor prescribed certain meds and those did the wonders for both hair and skin. I agree with A1, do see a good doc who can analyse and understand your situation better & prescribe you.
Meanwhile ensure to drink loads of water, moisturise always (I use the cerave face moisturiser and it has definitely done wonders for me). Use oxy benzone free sunscreens, don’t leave home without it. Use face masks / sheet masks often.

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I highly recommend seeing a dermatologist before wasting your time and money on products that may or may not work based on your issues. I spent too much time and money on products everyone recommended only to find out that does don’t work for my skin. I wish I saw my derm earlier

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