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I AM a woman aged 30. I have never suffered from bad complexion until recently.
I have developed acne on my face, neck and shoulders. The acne developed when I started taking a mild form of pill.
I stopped taking the pill when I saw my complexion getting blemished.
The acne has no effect but my skin seems to be getting worse. A friend said it is something to do with my diet, but I eat much the same as I always have. In fact, I have cleaned up my act and pay much more attention to what I put in my mouth.
I cannot understand why this is happening and it is so bad that I am becoming self- conscious. What can I do to get rid of this?
Khosi M, Pretoria
Though bad skin is mainly thought of as a teenage problem, you will be surprised at how many adults develop a bad complexion around your age.
This is more often than not a result of a hormone imbalance and it is possible that the pill may have affected your skin.
Besides the pill, stress and poor quality cosmetics can also cause acne.
Many people believe that poor diet, including eating too much chocolate and cheese, causes a bad complexion, but this is not true.
If you have tried over-the-counter skin improvement products and they have not helped you, then you must go to a doctor.
There are many medications available but you need a prescription.
You must also get advice on a good cleansing routine. It is not adequate to use the products that are aimed specifically at teenagers.
Be patient. With the correct advice and products your skin will clear and you can carry on with your life.