Hi Poppy thanks for replying. I use bobbi brown or mac foundation with SPF 15 to 25 but to be honest I avoid going out during the day. You are an amazing mum to put your kids first and I have decided that I must stop being so selfish and take my kids out instead of getting my family to do what I should be enjoying. I am too 35 years old. Will just have to be patient and hope and pray for it to go. If any improvements I will keep you updated. I have used pigmanorm skin lighter which was prescribed by a derm but my skin was too sensitive and I stopped using. When I went to see Dr Barlow he prescribed Listrata which is suitable for sensitive skin and it helped a little. If you find that yours improves please kindly update me. Thanks! I will send pics to show you how bad I look. Take care and continue being strong and the greatest mummy!