Post # 1
I normally have decent skin with the occasional breakout and a few random dry patches, but in my quest for it to be better I think I over exfoliated the last couple of weeks because my face is covered in dry rough skin with some places peeling. I’m devastated.. 🙁 does anyone have any advice or tips??? I just want to look good on my wedding day, I can’t believe this is happening. 🙁
Post # 3
@FutureMrsJohnston: this happened to me too, I think it was part of all the stress and also I had been going tanning for a good month or 2 before the wedding and stoped a week before to make sure I wasnt burned, so my face broke out really bad. What I did was nothing too crazy, i washed my face maybe 3 or 4 times a day and used my normal acne medication and made sure to drink A TON OF WATER!! Like over a gallon, close to 2 a day and I saw a dramatic improvement. Keep yourself hydrated/over hydrated and wash and u should be good 🙂
Post # 4
@FutureMrsJohnston: Stop exfoliating, get a really gentel face wash (like Cetaphil) and a gentle moisturizer (CeraVe, Cetaphil). I second the drinking lots of water thing!
Post # 5
How do you exfoliate? Anything with beads is really bad for your skin. Find something with glycolic acid; it’s much gentler and you don’t need to be scrubbing your skin to remove dead skin cells, the glycolic acid just dissolves it. Find a super gentle cleanser and a gentle moisturizer, and drink tons of water!
Post # 6
I would book an emergency appointment with a dermatologist. What better occasion than this??
Post # 7
@Audrey2_sings: I have been drinking more water and I stopped exfoliating, and right now my face is drowning in vitamin E oil. I’ve been using Dove soap, I figured that isn’t too harsh and I’ve used it many times so I know my skin doesn’t get irritated by it, maybe I should switch? I normally exfoliate with an all natural microdermabrasion formula, it doesn’t contain beads, it uses magnesium oxide crystals and a bunch pic other natural stuff. But what happened was that when I started using it I would have dry skin left over so I used it again, and so on. I can’t believe I’m so stupid. 🙁
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Do you have any kind of tinted moisterizer you can use in place of foundation? My skin is really sensitive to breakouts, but my aunt gave me some that worked for me from her Arbonne products. Or just a moisterizer of any kind, tinted or not. That should help soothe the dry patches on your face. And absolutely chug water like it’s your job to drink the entire ocean (salt-free!). Plus it’ll be good for your kidneys and de-tox your body in general before the big day. Best of luck, OP! I’m sure you will look gorgeous on your big day!
Post # 10
I would recommend to sticking to products you’ve used before. Now is not the time to find out you’re sensitive to something. Go with a moisturizer that you don’t normally break-out from and apply it more often than you typically would. I agree with PPs about drinking more water. Really, really gently exfoliate the skin as it peels off. If it were me, I would just stick to a soft washcloth and my fingers but my skin is sensitive.
Dry skin should be something that you can improve quite a bit in time for your wedding!
Post # 11
@FutureMrsJohnston: if you have a lush store near by, I would totally recommend ultrabland!!! Its a crazy product that is amazing for calming down and soothing skin.
Also, taking zinc is supposed to help:
(from this article http://www.xojane.com/janes-stuff/glowing)
“Count backward 5 days from when you want the glowing to commence.
Day 1 (5 days pre-glow): Take one 50 mg. zinc tablet once a day with a meal, preferably breakfast or lunch. The brand doesn’t matter — generic is fine. (That’s the mathematically genius way I came up with the 39 cents in the title — I pay about $3.99 for 50 tablets.) I recommend tablets over capsules because you can split them, especially if you find your skin responds to smaller dosages. Just go for the regular zinc, not the chelated or the gluconate.
Day 2: Take one 50 mg. zinc tablet at roughly the same time of day you took it on Day 1.
Day 3: Same deal — take it again. If you really want to go all out for glowing and kind-of-tauter skin, also take a couple of drops (less than 1/8th of a teaspoon) of Colloidal Silver, not what Cat said I used — I like Silver 50 by Allergy Research Group). I did this before the xoJane launch party, for example. Obviously you don’t want to overdo it and turn out like that blue guy — unless, of course, you do. You can dab the silver on pimples and it will make them go away really quickly too.
Day 4: Reduce to half a tablet at this point. Too much zinc, in my experience, can make your face red and make you feel a little hot and uncomfortable.
Day 5: GLOW Like Nobody’s Business. Have your (my) friends ask if you’ve had work done. Have people tell you your glasses look really good and that you must have changed them, though you didn’t. Take some iron and some vitamin C, because you may become iron-deficient from the zinc.”
Post # 12
Down green tea! green tea and lemon water all day every day.
Post # 13
I would use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair in the night and use a gentle cleanser, maybe something wirh chamomille. And drink alot of water!
Post # 14
This is what use when I have bridal make up clients with very irritated skin. It will not clog pores and is very moisturizing. Do that twice a week and if you can spare the money SK-II essence it is pricey but worth it.