Post # 1
My FI has had a lot of issues with acne since he was teenager. hes been to a ton of dermatologist and tried about every medicine in the book. now his in hes early 20s and its still really bad. when he shaves which he’ll have to do it gets even worse. i love him no matter what he looks like but i know he always feels bad when we take pics of ourselves and he has a big face full of acne. so i would hate for him to not like our wedding photos forever just cause of that reason. i know we could have the photographer do retouching on themto smudge it out and remove it but that usually costs extra and to have to retouch every picture he’s in will cost a mint! so short of caking him in makeup which i greatly doubt he’ll go for, im at a loss. any suggestions?
Post # 3
Has he been to dermatologist?
Post # 4
I would sugget a dermatologist, first, if he doesn’t already have one.
Secondly, a friend’s DH wore airbrush makeup on their wedding day and in their e-pics. You would never know unless they told you, but it evened out his skin tone a ton. Seriously, you could not tell at all.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Tennessee
You say he’s tried a bunch of different medicines, but what about steroids designed for acne control? It’s kinda like birth control that is for acne control in women. Then again, he may have gone down that road already if he’s seen as many dermatologists as you say. I’m sure one of them has suggested that somewhere along the way.
I am a long time acne sufferer. From the time I was about 11 to now. I’m on birth control which helps a lot. But I also figured out that topical medicines actually made my skin worse. Now I wash my face with raw organic honey and it works better than anything else I’ve ever used.
Post # 6
i said he has been to one. ive been trying to get him to wash his face more. the problem is he wont use anything to do it but his regular body soap which of course was not made for faces. i use my face soap on him once and he said it burned like crazy. mine is pretty strong so maybe something more mellow?
Post # 7
I would have him rock a beard to help cover it up and avoid irritation.
Post # 8
yeah, like you mentioned above maybe get him to try a face soap? it sounds like he’s just given up after trying so many different things & i’m not too sure what to suggest.
Post # 9
@jbbs1222: Try getting him a face wash without the alcohol in it, that’s the ingredient that burns. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the most effective ingredients, but if he’ll use one without alcohol at least it’s better than nothing.
I think for the day of the wedding convincing him to get airbrush makeup done would be a great idea. He’ll feel more confident, and if he’s really worried about this factor, no one will be able to tell he is wearing makeup. It’s not like you’re asking him to wear eyeliner. 😉
Post # 10
Acne Solutions by Clinique. Seriously.
Post # 11
In my 20s I started getting the worst acne of my life, so I completely understand.
Honestly, Accutane is probably the best short term solution to the problem. If he started it now, he’d be completely clear by the time April comes around. Of course it comes with side effects, the most noticable for most people being incredibly dry skin.
If he’s willing to go the natural route, I’d suggest taking a look at thelovevitamin.com. After years and years of dermatologists and medications, this website has been the most helpful for me. I’ve made some diet changes and treat my skin with (unrefined, cold pressed) jojoba oil and my skin looks better than it has in 3 years.
Post # 12
I use to have horrible acne. I have tried every type of prescription acne medication and Accutane really is the best. Your general doctor can prescribe it. I also highly recommend Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit. For any brides, yasmin birth control was what finally cleared up my skin.
Post # 13
Accutane!! He will need to man up and finish the course (3-6 months, dry peeling skin, monthly Dr. visits with bloodwork), but it works.
Post # 14
I second Accutane. I know it’s gotten a somewhat bad rep due to some of the side effects, but if your fiance has does not have pre-existing issues with depression or anxiety, I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.
Both my brother and myself had acne in high school/college — him much worse with it on his back and neck — and it completely cleared us both for good. It’s a bit of an undertaking, but I think it’s completely worth it. It takes 6 months to do a full round and at least 2 i think before you see results, but if your date is in April 2014 you have time.
As far as topical goes, has he tried natural argan oils? They have natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and also have properties that boost regeneration of collagan and new skin cells. Oil can penertrate deeper int the skin than anything involving a cream, so that’s part of why it works. I know a woman here in LA who developed her own skincare line with these oils, and she used to have horrible cystic acne. Her skin is PERFECT now. you can see her before and after in this video — http://www.skinowl.com/pages/behind-the-brand-video (I am not affiliated)
I also think the idea of airbrush makeup for the day of is a good idea as well.
Post # 15
I would have your photographer photoshop him. Might cost more but those pictures are forever.
This stuff is amazing (at whole foods):
Your FI needs to get serious about it and start trying some products and clean up his diet. If he won’t even use a face wash, then I don’t think anyone will have any magic suggestions for you/him.
Post # 16
@jbbs1222: I took Accutane in 1997 and haven’t had a breakout since. I now get 1-2 pimples occasionally (usually hormonally), before Accutane I was covered from forehead to chin. Miracle drug. Side effects suck though! I was literally peeling the top layer of my lips off in sheets they were so dry. If he decides to do it I’d start it now so the side effects can subside before your wedding day.