(Closed) HELP…..MY SKIN!!!!!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Let us know how the Dr’s visit went. I am considering setting up an appointment for myself.

Post # 18
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I suffered acne in my teens and once I got on BC it cleared up except for around that time of the month.  However, I have to recommend just drinking water! And I mean lots of it! Like over 100 ounces a day.  I’ve been doing this for the past two weeks and one of those weeks was when I would typically be broken out but my skin has never looked so good. 

Also – I’ve had great results with neutrogena oil free acne wash and neutrogena makeup (foundation) as well.  My demo. recommended that brand over any of the others. 

Post # 19
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i found the diluted tee tree oil works… dont use too much and make sure you use a water based FACIAL moisturizer to rehydrate your skin

Post # 21
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi there, I just have one last suggestion for you since I noticed you mentioned the sensitive skin neutrogena in your first post here. If you do have sensitive skin, sometimes using harsher soaps can actually make breaking out worse. I have ultra sensitive skin, and when I started breaking out I naturally freaked out and got all of the salicylic acid soaps, etc. That just caused my skin to turn red and feel like it was burning! I felt like it was just getting worse so that’s when I went to the dermatologist. She told me that since my skin is sensitive, using harsh stuff was drying it out too much, and that can make you break out even worse. I started using the gentle version of cetaphil and LaRoche Posay Toleriane moisturizer (not cheap but amazing!) as she recommended and it has gotten SO MUCH BETTER. So speaking to your doctor is a great idea, but if you have sensitive skin I would also try just using the gentlest stuff possible and make sure to moisturize a lot!

Post # 22
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve tried Aczone and I also am a big fan of it.  Your dermatologist might recommend you use a retinoid, but those take about 6 weeks to get the full effect on (and you usually have a “break out” period, so if you get pigmintation after a pimple heals it might not be the best idea).

I thought proactiv was too harsh for my skin, but ymmv.

It sounds like your pimples are stress-related, so maybe doing things that help with that would work?

Post # 25
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

To be honest, I wouldn’t try anything topical or OTC right now-sometimes it takes months or years (or in my case never) to find something that works. I’ve suffered from various forms of acne for a decade and I say get to a dermatologist. If you had more time before the wedding I would tell you products that worked for me, but you don’t have a lot of time-some products take months to work-so you need something that you know will work since you don’t have time to waste. It’s not ideal, but I broke out terribly before both of my proms in high school and my derm put me on a round of antibiotics to clear it up for both proms. Not a long-term solution, but the derm can increase the chances that whatever you try actually works.

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