Post # 1
I have a moderate acne to light acne since I was 14. Several months ago I switched to an all-narutal line of skincare products and starting doing weekly microdermabrasion treatments at home. My skin starting looking better immediately and it continued improving. My skin was smoother, the tone was more even, and my skin was mostly clear. I was ecstatic and I thought that I might actually have nice skin for my wedding.
Recently with the stress of finishing a graduate program, moving to another state, and orchestrating my wedding on the other side of the country my face has begun to rebel. I’m starting to get these deep under the skin pimples that plagued me in high school. The superficial layer of my skin still looks great (ie even tone, no blackheads, superficial pimples or shinyness…) but I can’t stop these deep blemishes.
I have less than 6 weeks until my wedding and I want to find a way to keep banish these deep blemishes. So far I’ve devised the following regime to hopefully prevent new blemished:
1. drink lots water
2. avoid sweets and sugar
3. take a daily vitamin
4. try to exercise regularly
Does anyone have other suggestions? What else can I do to prevent the formation of these deeper blemishes? I’m willing to do almost anything.
Post # 3
Lately I’ve been using this: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P266800&om_mmc=GoogleBase&_requestid=42976&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=1269455&sbanner=us_search
.. and I’ve honestly seen an improvement in my skin. Less breakouts (knock on wood!) and I think my skin looks more even and my pores look smaller.
Good luck! I definitely second the lots of water thing — I’m doing that a lot too, along with workouts to sweat out toxins!
Post # 4
topical skin treatments won’t do anything for the deep under-the-surface pimples – that’s all hormones. It’s likely stress related, just relax if you can, and it should clear up!
Post # 5
Pro active is amazing, It takes about 3 weeks of using it before it works….you will want to stop using it as it can sting, cause dryness and redness, and you might break out heaps in the first 3 weeks….persist it is a miricle worker, I tried everything to know avail, especially as I have really sensitive skin. My skin was flawless for the wedding.
Follow the instructions to a tea and I guarantee u will see results.
Post # 6
@crayfish: If she has skin problems since the age of 14, I doubt just relaxing will fix it.
Post # 7
I recently got a tip from a pro makeup artist. Use Witch Hazel. You can get it at CVS or Walgreens for like $5. It has been working for me. It’s a natural astringent. I don’t really like the smell of it, but it works and it doesn’t burn or iritate my skin. Give it a try, worst case, you are out $5.
Post # 8
You can try to do something cheap and easy, get some quick oats (ie canister of oatmeal … not instant) put about 2 cups in a large bowl, add enough warm water to make a thick paste and smear on your face, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. I had to do this throughout high school
Also make sure whatever daily product you are using isn’t drying out your skin bleve it or not too dry skin can cause acne.
Post # 9
Proactiv has worked wonderfully for me. I always had really deep (cyctic) acne that got terrible in my 20s. I started using Proactiv and I think it’s basically “healed” my skin.
Takes a few weeks to work, but be persistant!!! Good luck:)
Post # 10
Take fish oil (1-2 tabs) with your daily multivit. it works!
Post # 11
I personally had no luck with proactive. Currently trying The Body Shop’s tea tree oil line. So far, I have seen great results.
Post # 12
Get an appointment with a dermatologist asap. I get the same type of deep, under the skin pimples, and no amount of skin care does anything when I have breakouts. I was prescribed a low-dose antibiotic called Minocycline, which I started taking about three weeks before my wedding. By my wedding day, my face was completely clear. It was a life saver!
Post # 13
tea tree oil- great investment!
Post # 14
I’m not a huge fan of proactiv long term but I do think if you use it for a few weeks your skin will be good for the wedding.
Post # 15
Merry02: I agree, go see a derm ASAP. Topical treatments won’t work inthe short time frame you have.