5 new admissions...on my face!

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    Ok, the title probably didn't make much sense, but I was referring to skin. seriously, 5 new zits in one shift!! Not only that, by the end of the shift I felt a cold sore on my bottom lip forming...and Idont even remember the last time I had a cold sore! I work nights (7p-7a) and ever since I started a few months ago, my skin has had a turn for the worse! And it had cleared up to being semi-decent the past few years...and I'm 25 y/o and still breaking out.

    Has anyone had skin problems(or it getting worse) once working nights?
    What to do, what to do???
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    LOL! I have been stressing a bit lately... starting school again soon and about to start a new job in a new hospital....

    I rarely ever breakout zit wise anyway, but lately I have been getting hives and rashes that I usually get when I get stressed..... but yesterday morning I was astonished when I looked in the mirror and had TWO huge white heads! one on my chin the other on my nose

    promptly popped those suckers and went about my day lol
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    STRESS!!!!! Working nights your sleep habits go downhill along with your snacking and nutritional habits. More coffee, chocolate and chips.......I just bought ProAvtive for my daughter a teenager) and it's a miracle!
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    I DID know what you meant, actually, haha.

    I don't think night shift in of itself is to blame for your new friends.

    However, I have noticed that the schedule of working nights makes it difficult to eat healthfully, drink plenty of water, and sleep. It also messes with your usual hygiene habits.

    Add all that, plus a little stress and...voila! We have zits!
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    My instructor told me that stress has nothing do with pimples.
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    Quote from Esme12
    STRESS!!!!! Working nights your sleep habits go downhill along with your snacking and nutritional habits. More coffee, chocolate and chips.......I just bought ProAvtive for my daughter a teenager) and it's a miracle!
    Serious!! I'm day shift, with rotating nights, and I worked my first night this Monday. Omg all I did was drink coffee/energy drinks and eat!! And then I ate when I got home BEFORE I WENT TO BED!
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    I can't say enough good things about ProActiv - I had cystic acne from my CPAP mask (where the straps were on my face) and I've been using ProActiv now for months and I finally have skin worth showing again!
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    Quote from mamaxmaria
    I rarely ever breakout zit wise anyway, but lately I have been getting hives and rashes that I usually get when I get stressed..... but yesterday morning I was astonished when I looked in the mirror and had TWO huge white heads! one on my chin the other on my nose.

    promptly popped those suckers and went about my day lol
    awesome
    2 easy discharges, 3 to go.
    that's the way to do it, mama.

    leslie
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    Tip: sometimes those are not pimples exactly but some kind of vescicle or some allergic/exposure thingy half the time. When you are home and ready for bed, try some St. Ives mineral clay-type mask. I think there is one that is green in color and says "firming" (inexpensive). Put just a dab on the spot and rub it in a little, then put a dab more and let it be over nite. The next day you should have less of a bump and less redness. It may take another night to pretty much be gone. As soon as you see something started, take care of it.
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    i'm 23 and i still break out after working my long stretch. i work day/night rotation. I got a cold sore a couple weeks ago. i just did warm salt water rinses.

    Cant say it is the funnest thing in the world, but it happens.


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