Post # 1
I’ve had an issue with acne for the longest time! Started somewhere around the time when I turned 14. Went to a dermatologist at that time was given a prescription cream and it worked wonders but ONCE in a blue moon I get a random huge pimple.
I use my cream every day, I’m also on BC pills (which apparently should make acne go away completely) but the pills don’t help all the day.
I keep on having fears, that on the day of my wedding I’m going to wake up with one of these big pimples.
Post # 3
@mags2233: I have the same struggles. I have so many blackheads that just WILL NOT DISAPPEAR. What RX are you taking? Other than that, for me, it’s stress, so try not to stress, eat healthy, sleep enough, drink water…. it sucks, I know, believe me. I wish I had better skin.
Post # 4
Exfoliation can work wonders on pimple-prone skin. Along with sleep, cleanliness and a healthy diet including lots of water….
Things I’ve done in the past few months to drastically reduce breakouts: olay pro-x has a great (much cheaper) microderm scrub brush I use every night. I’d say it was around 30 bucks. It’s made such a big difference in my skin! I have combination, sensitive skin that breaks out and this has helped me so much. I think before I started it I was introducing more dirt and irritation by cleaning with wash cloths/my hands instead of something like this I can sterilize after use. It’s helped so much, I’d say 80% of my breakouts have stopped since using it.
Zinc. A nurse friend of mine suggested this and currently I take zinc along with my normal vitamins. 30 mg will do, too much and it hurts your stomach. It really helps promote skin and hair and nail health.
Slightly related: organic apple cider vinegar. I take a little every day in some juice to cover the flavor. I used to take it only for my stomach problems after meals but I realized how much it helps my skin.
There is no miracle cure for acne, I honestly believe everyone’s skin reacts differently. But you can certainly try different things to manage what acne you do have and hopefully help it go away completely in time.
Post # 5
I should have added that I know all this because I’ve lived with pretty bad acne for 10ish years, since I was 12. It CAN get better. Even when it seems like it will never be that way. Hang in there.
Post # 6
I can totally relate. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 14.. ugh, it’s so evil and resilient! I’ve spoken with my derm about the same fears you have, waking up on my wedding day with a monsterous pimple. She is going to put me on an antbiotic a month or so before the wedding and she also offered to inject any large cyst-like pimples when the wedding day is near.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
Retin-A, peeps and Clarisonic brush cleaning for your face!