Wedding week breakouts :(

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I seem to be having the same problem :/

Post # 3
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

mjoy79:  I went to see a doctor about my back acne (and a couple on my face) but I still couldn’t get rid of them.. but my make up artist did such an amazing job you couldn’t see anything!! 

Post # 5
78 posts
Worker bee

I’d recommend heading to your nearest sephora and getting glamglow clearing treatment mask! At $69 it’s pricey, but definitely cheaper than anything at a dermatologists. Instantly the redness goes down, and by next morning pimples are gone or subdued. This is my go to whenever I’m having a bad skin day

Post # 6
7920 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Be careful overloading on Salicylic and tea trea- they will make you red and flakey.

I would keep my face clean, do an awesome mask – I love origins’ charcoal mask. Leave it on trouble spots overnight and it sucks the bumps away. Do a whole face mask too.

Also- get some sun! (using noncomedogenic sunblock). That helps acne as well.

I would work out and do some yoga to destress- because really regardless between makeup and photoshop… no one will ever know!

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee

toothpaste!! Just generic white stuff(not gel), dab this on any spots you have before bed and it will bring down any swelling and get rid of most of the redness and dry it up, it usually works overnight for me but on bigger spots could take a couple days, give it a try!

Post # 8
4638 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There’s a Fresh mask, made from umbrian clay. It works as a spot treatment and also an all over mask, draws out the impurities quite quickly and helps keep your face oil free.

Drink a lot of water and take time to destress. As PP mentioned, you’re likely going to be the only one who notices! Just enjoy your day and don’t stress about it too much.

Post # 9
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would recommend going to your local esthetician for high frequency treatment. My boss has the machine and I use it whenever I feel a pimple coming on, and as soon as 24 hours it is going away. I dont know about in your area, but my boss recently had another stylist in our salon building ask if she could zap her client who was getting married the next day and my boss did it for free. In the mean time, make sure you wash your face daily and maybe use a toner as well. Don’t over wash it, and using a good clarifying mask helps too, similar to a mint julep mask. That is what usually helps me, but I have really fallen in love with the high frequency treatment the pain and redness start going away by 24 hours, so I would recommend doing it at least 2 days before your wedding, as you don’t want to feel discouraged the day of thinking it hasn’t worked yet, because it was so soon to your wedding day.

Post # 10
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

get this: they sell it any drug store too, walgreens, cvs, etc. will clean those blemishes out and basically make mine disappear the next day. be sure to use face lotion after. Also, if you can this nearby (ulta & nordstrom sell it)!google!PrestSkin_Mario_Badescu&CAPCID=38061887070&cadevice=c&CA_6C15C=330000200000105515′ defer=’defer


Post # 11
957 posts
Busy bee

mjoy79:  I can’t offer any advice on how to treat it quickly, but I wanted to mention that I had a monstrous zit on my chin the morning of my wedding. I freaked out a bit about it lol. But my makeup artist was amazing and you can’t even notice in any of the pictures (even the guest pictures that wouldnt’ have been touched up). 

PP mentioned toothpaste – I have heard that works. 

Post # 12
16 posts

When I feel a zit coming on, I apply an ice pack (with a cloth over it) briefly. Works wonders at preventing the inflammation from getting too bad.


But the best way to prevent people from noticing is to be comfortable in your skin. Best wishes for your wedding!!!

Post # 14
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Don’t increase treatment. The salicylic acid and tea tree oil will dry out your skin, inflame it, cause your skin to produce extra oil, and make the breakout worse. Just back off. Probably the best thing you can do it to cut back to your normal skin care routine and maybe even lessen it. Don’t wash your face in the morning. Just moisturize it. Leave the washing and toning for the evening.

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