(Closed) Advice on skincare/breakouts

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It might be time to see a dermatologist, even if it’s just to get on antibiotic between now and your wedding to ensure clear skin despite stress, hormones or any other factors. I’ve already talked to mine about getting on an antibiotic a month before my wedding and she was more than happy to make it happen. That’s what I suggest… I refuse to be pimpley on my big day!

Post # 5
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Acne is only caused by hormones and stress, nothing else. Go see a dermatologist.  I was treated by one for a while and finally got my skin crystal clear and stopped treatment.

As soon as I got this ring on my finger and started planning my wedding, I started breaking out again.  I’ve been on an antibiotic the last 2 months and my skin is now finally clear again.  My doctor wants to keep me on it until the wedding is over.

I’m not sure that a month is enough time for it to be effective. My doctor says it takes 8 weeks to see results (for me that’s exactly how long it took).  I would do something asap.

Post # 7
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Neutrogena Oil-Free Anti-Stress acne cleanser. Or something like that, I forget exactly what it’s called. Oil-free (duh), has salicyclic acid for the acne, and it actually SOFTENING instead of drying. I’ve been using it with my Clarisonic lately since the weather has gotten warmer and I think it’s been great. My skin feels much better with it than with any other acnes wash I’ve tried (and I have tried PLENTY). The same Neutrogena line also has a spot treatment which is fantastic.

Post # 8
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Frukaj:  Acne is also caused by bacteria and even fungal infections.

Post # 9
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I also just want to stress how important it is not to over dry your skin in an attempt to clear it up.. it just makes it worse. When your skin is dry, your body decides to produce more oil to fix it and oil = potential breakout. I’ve struggled with acne for most of my life and this was the most valuable peice of information that helped me. I stopped using ‘acne cleansers’ and opted for gentler, hydrating ones (like CeraVe from Rite Aid) instead of those that have Salicylic Acid or Benzol Peroxide (I just save those types of ingredients for spot treatment). Hope this helps! But definitely see about getting on Minocycline or Doxycycline in the mean time and your skin will definitely be in good shape.

Post # 11
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know, it sucks.. and it’s impossible to cover up dry, scaley skin with makeup!

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