Post # 1
I have 5 weeks to go to the wedding and my face continues to breakout, which quite sucks as an adult. Early 30s, possible PCOS. I tried getting a cleaner (biore ice thing), and moisturizing (which I never really did) and even tried putting toothpaste on the blemishes but…I can’t stop it. (I got zenmed to try on the redness left behind, but haven’t been able to use it much due to the breakouts.) I’m running out of time to have good skin by my wedding – what do you suggest?
Post # 3
If you cannot get your skin clear by the wedding, watch this video…. don’t despair, you can have “fake” clear skin! Her unmakeuped face is really pimply and blotchy, mine is better than hers, but still pimply…. I am 47 years old. I tried it like she said and it works!
Post # 4
The stress is probably not helping but that’s not really preventable. When I have breakouts I use bioré triple action toner on my T zone. It dries out the zits & makes them go away.
Worst comes to worst though, makeup will will just have to do its thing. My skin was TERRIBLE on my wedding day but noone could tell after I put my face on & I’m certain my photographer photoshopped me…
Post # 5
Get some Clinique Spot Healing Gel; this stuff is truly amazing! When I get breakouts, I use this on the affected areas/spots at night and they are gone within 1-2 days. Good luck!
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Post # 7
I’ve had good luck with the Queen Helene mask. I use it as a mask & a spot treatment. Tea tree oil is also a great thing to use as a spot treatment (I sometimes use ELF’s roll on spot treatment, which contains tea tree oil, but it’s not as potent as the real thing).
If you suspect that you have hormonal issues, your diet is probably playing a large part in your skin. Make sure you’re drinking a lot of water & getting enough sleep. I find that sugar & white flour in my diet contribute to poor skin condition. You might also consider adding a healthy fat like coconut oil to your diet.
Post # 8
Can you get in to a dermatologist fast? Mine did the same thing before an event and a derm prescribed an antiobiotic to get rid of it. I have really stubborn acne that never responds to anything topical though.
Post # 9
You have a couple of options… Go to your family dr and get on an antibiotic ASAP. It isn’t a long turn solution, but they work fast! DO NOT start using every product in your bathroom. The skin is a very sensitive organ, and by panicking and trying out multiple products you will just make things worse. Other option is to get a gential facial, and start off on a proper regiment. The unfortunate thing about this option is it takes Time, which you don’t have. Try not to stress (I know that sounds impossible right now) and stay away from processed food.
I’ve had a history with breakouts in the past and have been on multiple regiments. Antibiotics work the quickest. Just make sure you do some research before hand because they have been known to cause an upset tummy.
And if you don’t clear before the wedding remember you are your worst enemy (and the mirror) and no one will notice your little spots. Thank god for makeup, and the fact you have someone that loves you beyond the little imperfections.
Post # 10
@WritingBee: That is AMAZING.
Post # 11
I second the antibiotic recommendation and the Clarisonic. I just have the Olay brush system and not the Clarisonic (didn’t want to splurge unless I knew it would help) and even just the Olay has helped tremendously.
Post # 12
I have suffered with cystic acne, blackheads and breakouts for 10 years now and I swear by Mario Badescu products. The drying lotion works great for healing pimples and white heads over night. The rest of the line is great bc it is gentle yet effective on my sensative skin. Good luck!
Post # 13
Acne comes from within…try eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet and you may see a huge difference.
Post # 14
Topicals will not help at this point, in my experience. Get to your dermatologist, ask about antibiotics as a PP suggested. Ask about laser treatment, expensive but works and works fast for blemishes.
Post # 15
I have adult acne, the only thing I have found that helps is antibiotics. I’ve tried every OTC wash, gel, mask and lotion out there. Five weeks should be enough time for them to kick in if you want to try them. Doxycyline is what I use and it works really well for both me and my sister.
Post # 16
I agree with the other bees that suggest going to a derm ASAP, get on Minocycline or Doxycycline and you should be clear in no time! Minocycline is my personal favorite. Also, do not over dry your skin. The drying just triggers your body to produce more oil and the excess oil will more than likely lead to more breakouts. I suggest cleansers that don’t have acne medication in them because they’re so drying (if your skin is tight after washing.. that’s a sign). Even Cetaphil dries my skin out like crazy. Get a hydrating wash like CeraVe from Rite Aid and don’t skimp on a good moisturizer, it’s so important. You will be crystal clear in no time! Also, your derm can inject any cyst-like pimples before the wedding.. it should be gone in 24 hours.
Goodluck my dear!