Post # 1
Okay. So the plan was bridesmaids dress, cap sleeves and didn’t show much of my back. Fast forward and I’ve bought a real strapless wedding dress. We are adding straps. Why the hell did I buy this when I’m so self conscious of my skin? I’m pasty white, splotches of eczema so I’m just red in parts, occasional pimple and scarring. I have sensitive skin, I have to be really careful. I used a new pimple cream on my back and it made me itchy.
I’m more worried about my back. I’m working myself up and it’s not helping my skin either. We are adding straps to the dress and ill be wearing my hair down, it’s long enough it goes to my bra strap. My mum and fella seem to believe I’ll look amazing and nobody will notice. But it’s there and I hate it.
My wedding is in may. Would a back facial work? Anyone had one for bad skin? Could I use tattoo cover up cream? I was thinking makeup but worried it will rub off. I started looking into like a shawl/borelo thing. Mums worried the bridal shop will charge me too much but online is cheap…if I can find one in champagne.
I have some photos of me in the dress and my eyes went straight to a eczema spot on my shoulder. Just feel like everyone will be staring and judging. If anyone has any suggestions, advice or just plain yeah I’ve been there posts that would be great. I’m freaking out :/
Post # 3
If you know your going to think about that on your wedding day, I will buy a bolero/shawl.
Post # 4
Hey sweetie, I have eczema too and know how upsetting it is. I also know that if I use Protopic ointment it goes away. So maybe that would help? Just start a fair while before the wedding as it sorta burns for the first couple of days! I also find mineral make-up is the most useful for coverage without irritation. All the best – just do what makes you comfortable – if that’s covering it up so you can forget about it, do it, but just accept yourself as you are on the day 🙂 He wants to marry all of you, even the patchy bits 😉
Post # 5
First of all, don’t worry about what other people will think. I can almost promise you, you’re going to pick yourself apart way more than anyone looking at you will. Everyone at that wedding loves you and your FI, and they aren’t going to judge you.
That being said, I understand your insecurity. My FI has the same issue with excema, and it makes him very self-conscious, because nothing really works to fix it. You could try drinking lots of water or taking a saltwater bath to try and calm things down a bit, but just don’t stress about it, because that may make it worse.
You’re going to be a beautiful bride, and if anyone’s looking critically at your back, they can shove it.
Post # 6
I don’t think you need to worry. Its probably one of those things that you focus on, but others will just see you there all beautiful in your dress.
However, if you know it will bug you, check out boleros or shrugs. Even at your bridal shop it may be more reasonable than you think. My shop had a perfect little almost-sheer bead-edged bolero jacket that I’m going to wear to hide some issues with my upper arms. The cost was only $40 and it goes great with my dress. Not a bad price for a wedding accessory!
Post # 7
@Milo: I don’t know much about eczema, but I have KP. I know for KP, getting a little natural tan (not burnt, mind you) and a quick spray tan usually helps to even out the skin tone and cover up any blotches.
Post # 8
I’m having problems quoting on my iPad.
Thank you Bees. I was a bit stressed and upset from work so it made everything last night 10000000 times worse. I’m gonna to suss out this spa close to me that has a few treatments for sensitive skin. I’m happy to pay $100 per treatment especially if it’ll clear it up a bit. I have a makeup trial soon and alterations soon, so I’ll be able suss out a few more options.
Thanks again everyone. I shouldn’t look at photos if bride with perfect skin when I’m already freaking out.
Post # 9
Don’t worry too much! No one will notice litte blemishes and things here and there. Also, remember your photographer will edit out anything noticable in photos.