A couple of months ago I blogged about a dilemma I am 39 years old and I have acne. I’ve had it since I was 12. It’s not TERRIBLE acne – it wouldn’t look too awful on a teenager – but it’s pretty bad for a woman in her 30s. Or even a woman in her 20s. I don’t know anyone else with acne.
Anyway, my dilemma – should I take some strong drugs from the hospital? The positive – it would cure it. The negative – I would get VERY DRY skin. I already suffer from painful eczema (although only on my hands), so the prospect of very dry skin was pretty scary. But the prospect of clear skin was pretty excting.
So I blogged about it. When I wrote it, I thought I would probably go for the drugs. But I’m glad I blogged because:
a) a reader told me she’d used it and it made her skin so dry even her EYEBALLS were dry (yuk) and a few months after coming off it, her acne came back
b) I was contacted by a reader with a solution.
This reader is a nice lady I’ve tweeted a few times. I knew nothing about her other than that she was a nice lady to tweet to. It turns out that she does PR for a rather exclusive product that could be the answer to my skin’s prayers.
This is none of your crap. SQOOM is so exclusive, the only place it is available in the UK is Harrods Pharmacy, no less. Get me!
It is marketed as an anti-ageing product, but it also apparently works wonders on acne AND eczema.
I am going to do test out the SQOOM for six weeks – for acne, eczema and, as a special treat to me, anti-ageing. I think I look OK for 39, but who is going to turn down the chance to look a few years younger? Not me.
I’ve been advised to use the SQOOM every other day. I was also advised to come off my current medication. This would be ideal, but I admit I’m nervous, particularly as my skin is likely to get better before it gets worse. So I’m not going to come off it just yet. I really hope my skin has started to get better again before the six weeks’ trial is up.
Currently I’m on Lymecycline (tablets) for my acne and use Zineryt lotion – both on prescription from the doctor. For my eczema I use Mometasone (steroid) cream and wash in Dermol lotion, which I also use as a moisturiser. These are both from the GP too.
If things go well with the SQOOM, I would like to cut down on the prescribed medication – particularly the Lymecycline and the Mometasone.
I’m going to have a good read through of the instruction booklet and then I’m going to give it a go! I’ll keep you posted about how I get on.
I was lent a SQOOM unit and given gels for acne, eczema and anti-ageing to help my skin and for the purposes of this blog. I am not receiving payment for the reviews and all opinions are my own.
Currently SQOOM is only available from Harrods Pharmacy or online at www.sqoom.com The starter pack costs £529 for the device and two gels. Gels retail at £79 and last approximately two months.