General Update #15

It’s now been six full months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin/acne has recovered so well. 


I also made the decision a couple of months ago now, to stop covering it up so much with make up. This may sound silly to some of you reading this, but it was a big thing for me to do – to embrace my face and all the acne and scars that now came with it. Being someone who also follows a specific look and style (the vintage, pin-up look) it’s common practice to have flawless skin.

I’ve also started using a charcoal face mask, which I apply once or twice a week and leaves my skin feeling uber soft and clean. It’s good for drawing out impurities and giving skin a glow. Here’s the link to it:

Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask 100ml

I’m using it as and when my face needs it, once or twice a week max. I’m currently looking into trying Dermalogica products, though. Two friends have recommended them to me.

I’m using the Clean and Clear Moisturiser at the moment, which is helping to keep my skin smooth. Again, I’ve linked to it below.

Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser, 100ml

I’m also still using progesterone cream 10%, one scoop in the evening and one in the morning, when I’m in my progesterone dominant phase, and only using little dabs on pimples and scars when in my oestrogen dominant phase.

The improvement in my skin is astounding. All from going gluten free and using progesterone cream to aid my skin’s condition. I still get the odd pimple when I reach my oestrogen peak, but it’s no where near as bad as it used to be.

My periods are still regular and the PMS is still gone, too. I’m amazed. So I’ll clearly be keeping up being gluten free!


See my last blogs in this acne journey:

https://theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com/2017/01/25/an-update-on-my-acne-and-sex-hormone-imbalance/

https://theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com/2016/11/22/an-update-on-gluten-acne-sex-hormones-and-my-thyroid-and-adrenals/

https://theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com/2016/10/13/gluten-and-my-acne-one-month-into-going-gluten-free-again/ 

https://theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com/2016/09/26/confirming-my-oestrogen-dominance-and-an-update-on-my-adrenal-fatigue-and-underactive-thyroid-9-5-months-on-ndt/ 

https://theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com/2016/08/19/an-update-on-my-bad-skin-ahem-my-very-bad-skin/


Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six WEGO Award Nominations, a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018. Currently studying to become a Life Coach, she has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community and has relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, Reflexology, Motivational Speaking and Positive Thinking.

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