(Closed) acne!!! ahhhh….trying to clear it before the wedding in 2 months!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
352 posts
Helper bee

Washing your face three times a day?! I just screamed a lil in my mind lol I have another skin problem, eczema! Very persistent & severe eczema so washing my face just once is ugh! Your scheduling for applying the creams sounds perfect. Since your going to be washing your face so often I suggest drinking plenty of water to keep your face hydrated. Wish you lots of luck on clearing up & hope you have a wonderful wedding day!

Post # 3
578 posts
Busy bee

sweetpea8181:  When did your doctor say to use them all? I’ve done Retin-A at night and then benzoyl peroxide in the morning – is it possible that’s what they meant? I’d call and check, because you wouldn’t want to hurt your skin so close to your wedding.

Post # 4
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


do you take birth control? apparantley that can help clearing up acne

Post # 5
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

sweetpea8181:  I agree with previous poster; could it be a hormonal issue? Do you have pcos? For me, that was what was causing acne, not bacteria in the skin. Birth control has really helped eliminate my acne.

Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Same here, my acne was caused by hormones and birth control cleared it up for me.

Post # 7
9790 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

sweetpea8181:  too much retinol will just make you red and flaky. It’s more of a long term treatment then a quick fix.

I would try this: http://www.illumask.com/anti-acne-mask/

im using the anti aging one and it’s awesome. It’s newly on the market (but old proven tech) so it’s an exciting product. You can order from ulta. 

Post # 8
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If it’s hormonal, please look up Vitamin D3 supplements and acne. These days all I do is take D3 and wash and moisturize with gentle sensitive skin products (unmedicated, oil of olay). Sometimes I even skip a wash/moisturize if I have been innactive during the day. 

Post # 9
680 posts
Busy bee

Ask your derm for a specific regimine on what to use in the am/pm and in what order. I use a retinol product in the pm before bed bc it makes my skin super sensitive to sunlight. 

Post # 10
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

sweetpea8181:  I can definitely relate- I started getting acne at 24 out of nowhere ):(. I was on benzaclin and retin a for two years and it helped for a while but then stopped working. My derm now put me on ziana (a gel retin a) and a zone in the morning and my gross forehead pimples are finally dying! I love it. i am also getting my hormones on track so that may be helping as well. Good luck !! I know it’s stressful wanting to be clear for your wedding. Have you broken out from the retin a? I only did a tiny bit from ziana but I broke out for three months when I first used tretinoin. Not everyone does though 

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