(Closed) Awful acne: professional makeup or dermatologist visit?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: I think you should..
    Go to the dermatologist (might not fix skin) and DIY makeup : (41 votes)
    77 %
    Skip the derm and hire a professional make up artist to cover acne. : (12 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Have you been to a dermatologist before? I have no idea what I will do yet, I have plenty of bumps myself but I have 2 years to figure it out. I’ve been on SO many acne meds, pills, creams, you name it & it hasn’t done a thing.

    Post # 4
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Is your wedding date September 7? If you really do have 8 months before the wedding, I’d go to the dermatologist and get some prescriptions. 8 months should be long enough for them to start working and for the side effects to resolve before your wedding. If your wedding is sooner, however, I’d just do the makeup 🙂 Not worth it to take a chance that whatever prescriptions you might start (retinol, accutane come to mind) might make your skin haywire for a few months before you start seeing results. 

    Post # 6
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Side note: My skin used to be okay (some small bumps, maybe 1-2 big ones at a time) on benzoyl peroxide and super moisturizing/calming lotion twice a day. When I started adding AHA at night, my skin cleared up completely. Now I maybe have one tiny bump (like, blackhead- not even pimple) at any given time. I’ve found that the best (and cheapest) product that works for me is from the website acne.org. If you haven’t tried their regimen, I recommend that too! I don’t need quite the benzoyl peroxide that they recommend, but it’s worth a shot 🙂 http://www.danielkern.com/category-s/20.htm

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @OnceUponATime:  Sorry! I wasn’t trying to be discouraging! lol If it’s your first time I would be willing to bet something will work, even if it is only for a short period of time. I have had things HELP before just nothing that will get rid of it completely. But mine is really really stubborn, and I have VERY sensitive skin. Proactiv turns me as red as a tomato! But it does work for a lottttt of people, so maybe if you haven’t tried that, try it! It’s also much cheaper than a dermatologist & if it doesn’t work you should still have enough to pay for a professional make up artist. Maybe that will work?

    Post # 9
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @soontobemrsm11:  Alpha hydroxy acid. A product like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide used for troubled skin. Check out the link, it’ll tell you how it works.

    Post # 10
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    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @Dialysate:  thanks! I’ve actually never heard of it. I thought I’d heard of (and tried!) everything lol

    Post # 11
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @soontobemrsm11:  Might be worth giving it a shot! Just test an area under your jaw first, before you put it all over your face 🙂 I would start out slow, maybe once or twice a week, and build up to every night. But seriously, that $16 tube lasts me 6 months. A little goes a long way!

    Post # 14
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    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Go to the dermatologist, but do your homework and find a good one (check where they went to med school, how long they’ve been practicing, reviews, etc). I have dealt with bad skin since I was a teenager and was at a new dermatologist for something else and mentioned that my skin was still not clear at 27. He gave me a prescription I had never tried and it truly worked. I have maybe had 3 big pimples since I saw him in August, and I used to always have several at a time. I have never found anything else that ever made a dent in my acne, so I’m a believer!!

    Post # 15
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    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I use benzoyl peroxide and BHA/AHA aswell and it works wonders!

    Post # 16
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    20 posts
    Newbee

    I’d go to the dermatologist, if you can. Airbrush can hide a lot of things, but it can’t change or hide texture. I know that here in Canada, you can wait over a year to get in with a dermatologist, so another option might be to book a consultation with a reputable medical esthetician – things like peels can be wonderful for uneven skin and acne. 

     

     

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