(Closed) Acne…ugh

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Yaz can take several months to start working, and things can get worse before they get better. It completely cleared up my hormonal acne after 4 months and it hasn’t come back since! So stick with it… it should help soon.

I used ProActiv for a while and it worked pretty well too. I second trying the Clarisonic brush.

I also used UV rays (tanning) as a periodic skin treatment to help clear the bacteria that causes acne. It doesn’t work quite as well with hormonal acne though.

Post # 34
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009


Putting oil on your face is not as bad as it souds. And when you think about what happens when you mix oil and water, it totally makes sense as to why oil might be good. 

I have used used both Yonka and DHL, which both use this idea of oil cleansing. My skin felt great with both programs, nice and moist as with lot of anti acne programs I end up with dry skin.


 Extractions and microdermabrasion are much more effective with moist skin.

I do believe you have the right idea about using very few things on your face. After the microtreatments, I just wash and moisturize. The mositurizer I now use (skinceuticals) has won me over and it has oils in it.

I don’t know what the answer is for perfect skin all the time, but I think I am getting better at understanding what works for me. Microderm seems to make my daily skin care routine much easier. 


I really wish you the best and CONGRATULATIONS!!! your wedding is just around the corner. 

Perhaps what you really need is stress relief. Get a massage and relax, you are loved for you, and as far as the wedding day goes, most brides wear a fair bit of make-up. Easy for me to say not to worry so much about the program now, but maybe after the wedding stress dies dow you can focus on finding a program that works for you. And when you do, please post.



Post # 36
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Has anyone tried Zeno??

Post # 37
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I wanted to add—in addition to all the great advice you’ve received about acne treatments (and I totally feel ya there!), talk with your photographer about retouching too. I’m not talking about extensive work on every photo, but if there are a few photos you love, you can have him or her zap any errant zits completely! So no matter how bad your skin might decide to look on that day, there’s no need for you to ever fear looking back and hating all your photos.

I hope it looks great though! At the end of it, your happiness will shine through anything your skin will throw at you 🙂 

Post # 38
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Chelseamorning –

Great suggestion.

This should make us all relax and feel a little better. Perhaps this will eliminate some stress and therefore some breakouts.



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