Post # 1
It’s still 7 months away, but it occurred to me that I bruise very very easily. I mean, look at me in an aggressive way, and my legs or arms get bruised. I have actually had people ask if I get hit at home because of my fair skin and easy bruising.
Considering there’s going to be a garter removal/toss and my dress is strapless/armless, I don’t want to look like a battered bride.
So does anyone know of a regimen i.e. vitamins etc. that might help me bruise less?
Post # 3
I wish I had advice but I am in the same boat as you, I have a genetic disorder when one of the symptoms is easy bruising….like accidentally touch my arm and I bruise, I hope someone has some good advice because I can use it too.
Post # 4
I would try taking arnica orally, and getting arnica ointment or gel (both commonly avaialable at natural health food stores). I’m in the same boat as you, and this really helps! The pills help with not getting bruises as much, and the gel helps them heal faster. I recently read in a magazine that some actress takes arnica for bruising, maybe another bee will remember who it was!
I would also suggest going to a place that sells theatre makeup, or corrective makeup for people with serious stuff to hide, and get some base that matches your skintone. Pay attention to the specific colors of your bruising, and get some corrective cream makeup in the opposite color (usually orange or peach). It helps cancel out the bruising before you add skin toned base on top. Ask the people at the counter, they should be able to set you up!! IMO, theatre make up is the way to go for serious coverage. It’s crazy pigmented!!
Post # 5
Same as you prettypincushion (in a way)
My family (mother’s side) carries a vitamin K deficiency which can cause…
·Delayed blood coagulation, easy bruising, and tendencies toward nose-bleeding and gum-bleeding. (check yes for me on bruising and gum bleeding)
· Appearance of blood in urine or stool and experiencing heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle. (check yes again for me – and I can also attest to my mom and sister- on heaving bleeding)
·Weakening of bones, osteoporosis, and fractures. (check yes again for a lot of women in my family on heaving bleeding)
·Miscarriage or stillbirth. (check yes again for me -mom 1 miscarriage, sister 2 miscarriage, at least 8 between my aunts, grandmother had ? miscarriages and 2 stillbirts-)
·Hardening of heart valves, owing to calcification, purpurea, and neural tube defects. (unknow history)
I’ve read that the best way to counter the symptoms of vitamin K deficiency would be to add foods like soybeans, leafy vegetables (spinach and broccoli), wheat bran, berries, etc. in your diet.
But my diet is chock-full of veggies but still can’t get over the bruising.
Post # 6
No advice for vitamins but if you do happen to have a bruise on the day of both Dermablend and Kat Von D have great cover all concealers that will do a great job to hide them.