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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Hi team,
    I'm three and a half weeks out from surgery and my chest, neck and jaw are covered in acne! I haven't had skin problems since my teenage years, about 17yrs ago. My skin is also quite dry and scaly but I think this is mostly where I've lost weight. Wondering if anybody else has had these side effects and if you found anything that helped? Thanks!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sociologist's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Margaret
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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    It happened to me as well....side effect of rapid weight loss I suspect. When getting out of the shower before drying off, I rub baby oil over my body, let it sit for a minute then pat dry. It helps keep the water in my skin. For my face area, Ive used coconut oil for yrs and it stays pretty smooth and breakout free....just dont use too much. It has antibacterial properties that can help with minor breakouts. Good luck:-)
    Margaret
    1 month: 25 lost (194-10 day stall)
    3 months: 9 lost (173-halfway to goal!)
    5 months: 7 lost (161-1week stall)
    7 months: 4 lost (152-4 week stall)
    9 months: 1 lost (145-1 month stall)
    10 months: 0 lost (145-2month stall
    14 months: 0 lost (145-7 month stall)

    My goal: 145...originally 129 but my body said no!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member mokaza's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    I thought I was the only one. Started having these red,itchy dry spots . Went to my regular Doctor and she gave me some cream. The places that I put the cream on got better but I had more and more spots. Finally went to the Dermatologist. She took a skin scraping and said it was dry skin. Gave me stronger cream. We're I put cream the spots diminished but still had them. Went back to the Dermatologist last week and she actually took a biopsy. Haven't heard back from her yet. Never had this problem pre sleeve.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    Thanks so much for posting - it is good to know I'm not the only one



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    Gastric Sleeve Member snugglebug's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    I had HORRIBLE acne after my surgery... I finally went to a dermatologist when it was still there after 4 months. They gave me an oral prescription for hormonal acne that cleared me up in less than a week and since then I just take one pill if I get a pimple and I don't get any more. So my advice is to go see a dermatologist!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member katered87's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Katelyn
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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    I started to break out on my chest and face too. I brought that up to my doctor and he said that because I am losing weight so fast that the hormones in our bodies are readjusting. Kind of like puberty but in reverse lol. try to use cleansing wipes and dont use lotion.. I did that and it got worse, clogs the pores. It will get better.



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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    I have a problem with my skin as I am supposed with acne...


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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    Usually the face is covered with pimples during pregnancy.

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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    During pregnancy, I used products made from natural ingredients. It didn't cause me any allergic reactions. Do not forget that hormones are also very influential. Hormones during pregnancy jump constantly. It is also important to monitor what you eat, as it will certainly affect the skin. Every harmful product will make itself felt in the form of acne. Thus, it is clear that there are many causes of acne, but the most important reason is nutrition. On the site https://www.vitalskinderm.com/blog/5...at-cause-acne/ you can read more about the products that cause acne. Knowing these products, you can not use them and thus get rid of acne.


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    Default Re: acne and dry skin?

    I have problem skin too

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