Tag Archive for Acne

There are several causes of adult acne…

Pantoteenihappo-Foliv-acid-solgar.pngSince early 2013 I am suffering from acne, more acne than I ever had as a teenager. For a while I looked like I had measels, red spots all over my face and it’s been so bad that I even resorted to covering it up with make-up for a while. It may not sound drastic to you, but I am a person who hasn’t ever wore much make-up,, and also not ever had much acne.

So what’s the cause, well I have been pussled over this and sometimes very worried. Is it stress, bad cosmetics, hormones?

I know that stress causes the oils glands to overcompensate, make up can lead to bacterial infections and hormones can cause the sebacuous glands to overact. You see I have done my reserach.

For a while I even thought that I had begun menopause but with no other signs I am sure this is not the case. I am only 40 for gods sake!

I have tried lots of different cleansers, creams and lotions, in fact I have never spent so much money on products in my life, but nothing seems to help. For a while I even put vaseline in my face on a daily basis just to blast the zits away and that worked to some degree but not fully. They keep coming back.

Perhaps stress then? I have been over worked for a while, I have had some stressful events in my personal life also in this time period and perhaps now during my holidays I can begin to recover.

I try to sleep in as much as possible, gor for runs and eat healthily, but more than anything I try to enjoy my time with my daughter.

Yesterday I found an article which recommended vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) so now I have purchased it and began an intensive treatment, hopefully I’ll see some effect within 14 days. I’ll keep you posted.

Look back at X-mas!

It’s been a wonderful month, December 2011. Filled with opportunity to spend time with the family and our little girl. Christmas is a special time of the year for me, a time when I usually always returned to Sweden from Ireland to se my mum, dad, brother and sister. Mark and I always spent at least a week in Stockholm, either in my parents house or in a hotel in town. We used to have such a good time, shopping, eating and spending time with my family. Now I live in Stockholm for nearly 3 years and I am able to enjoy every day all year in this beautiful town and see my family whenever I want to.

One of my favourite Christmas tradition is our annual dinner out, we have Julbord at a landmark Stockholm restaurant or hotel, the whole family togheter. This year we headed to Stadshuskällaren, the restaurant in our City Hall (made famous for serving the Nobel Dinner every year).

It was so lovely to enjoy the amazing dishes, Pickled Herring; at least six or seven different kinds, Salmon; probbaly five different kinds, a few type sof eel, cold cuts of all sorts; pork, deer, beef, Meatballs, Saussages, Ribs and much more. I went back at least 5 times which is custom and I was so full afterwards.

Pixie was such a joy to bring, she loves going to restaurants and she was in her element. She didn’t give out once and had a laugh with my brother and sister.

What did I wear?! White Tuxedo jacket from Filippa K, black skinnies from Acne, black t-shirt from By Malene Birger and black boots from Gardenia.

Never thought I would love Acne

Sitting at home with another cold. yet another cold. SIGH! Perhaps I need to see the doctor. SIGH!  Anyways, thought I would share my FAV looks from the Acne show the other day. I haven’t actually had any time to check out the shows from today, perhaps tomorrow…

Black jacket and white top is soo me, I’ll skip the sandals but I’ll do the skirt if I find the right shoe. Love the colour though!

Do like the long coat and olive top, not sure that a white skirt is ideal for a mother of a three year old…

This dress is FAB, love it. Gives me some Prada vibe actually. I’d wear in black, blue and wite, YES!

Like the whole thing, not so sure I would wear it.

Malmö and London!

London Fashion Week kicks off today with some very exciting runway shows. See the complete  schedule here. I am particularly interested in Sass & Bide, the Australian duo who have been showing since 200 in London. I am also interested in seeing what Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood has to offer. I am a huge Westwood fan, in particular I like her point of view when it comes to consume fashion. Don’t buys more than you need.. or something like that.

But McCartney is more the type of designer that I would wear.  Her palette is rather pale, so perhaps not so suited to my complexion but I found some amazing dresses in her Autumn Winter  2010 show that I would love to get my hands on.

Another collection that you should all keep an eye out for is Ann-Sofie Back Atelje / BACK. She’s showing tonight at 20.00 CET, 19.99 GMT. She’s just brilliant! Acne are showing on Sunday 21.30 CET, 20.30 GMT, their’s is also a collection to be reckoned with!

I have been to London several times, in particular during the years that my dear husband ran a bar in Kingston-upon-Thames with his best mate and best man Gary, but I have never visited London FW, but hope that this is something I can do in the future, perhaps even next year. Instead I continue to follow the collections on NOW FASHION, a great new magazine who post pictures from some of the shows live as they happen. What a wonderful way to keep updated, from abroad.

So what have I been up to myself? Today I have been out and about; I flew to Malmö for the day to meet with a prospective client. I nearly didn’t make it as I managed to book a taxi for the wrong time, 8.00 instead of 7.00. I had just glanced the fight times and managed to get the times wrong. I arrived at Bromma Airport just when the flight took off. You can imagine I was annoyed and I felt quite foolish.

I had to book a new ticket to make it to the client, we pushed the meeting out by an hour and a half, and I met the senior management team. As soon as I finished my presentation I jumped into a taxi and headed back to the airport. Had a crappy Quiche for lunch, and struggled with my laptop before heading back to Stockholm.

Safe to say, I can’t wait for the weekend to start. Tonight I will enjoy a dinner with my family and when Pixie’s in bed, a BIG glass of red with my husband. Tonight we are going to work on his new site together.