Post # 1
My wedding is a little over a month away and the past month or so my face has gotten ridiculously bad!!! I have never had the best skin but it had started to get better over the years but within the past few months it has gotten out of control! I keep breaking out on the side of my face near my jawline and I dont talk on my cell phone without a head seat anymore because I thought that was the reason…. but it is still happening!! I’m freaking out because I dont want to look like a pimplelina on my wedding day!!! Ahhh!!!! Any tips or advice? I do suffer from anxiety so that is also a reason why it is happening im sure
Post # 3
I am still 6 months from my wedding but I am breaking out bad too. Do you use projects specifically for acne like clearasil or proactive? If not, try those or seek out a dermotogolist. I have been getting in a better routine of washing my face morning and night but I fell ya!
Post # 4
@mkelove: I dont use any of those but I might consider it!! I feel so sad lately especially when I think that my skin might be terible on my wedding day 🙁
Post # 5
What really helped me on my wedding day was getting facials. I would try to get in now for one.
Using too many acne products can cause your face to dry out and break out more.
Make sure you continue to use oil free moisturizer and sunscreen, they will both help.
Post # 6
1.) Change your pillowcase every day
2.) Go to a dermatologist and get something! This is your wedding we are talking about here!
Post # 7
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I actually have gotten 2 facials in the last few months hoping it would help but it hasnt 🙁
Post # 8
Drink lots of water, stay moisturized, try not to stress! I broke out all over my face a month before my wedding and wanted to cry… I’m now two weeks out and my skin is back to clear. I’m making sure to drink lots of water and not use a lot of makeup or anything that may bother it.
I also use this at night after i wash my face… a small amount on my whole face as if it was a moisturizer. The % of benzoyl peroxide isn’t too high so it doesnt make my face all red and flaky… but I try not to use it every night, maybe a few days on, one day off type of thing.
I have been using it for a long time off and on and find it works really well.
Post # 9
Stress is a huge breakout trigger for me. The best thing that works for my breakouts is to start running (3x a week for 30 minutes). Stress relieving, and helps your skin and weight too!
Don’t pick, and keep up with your regular routine. Changing anything now is just going to make it worse in the short term.
Post # 10
@sweetchiquita12: Sometimes you break out after facials because it’s getting all the gunk out of your face. Gross, I know, but usually your face will clear up after that. I would also suggest purchasing a Clarisonic face brush. They start at about $119 and come with the sensitive brush head, which is great. I know it’s a bit pricey, but you can use it after the wedding and it’s SO worth it. AND you can use it with any cleanser, which is also nice!
Post # 11
Definitely see a dermatologist! If you don’t have insurance, mine recommends PanOxyl (sold at Walgreens) in combination with a prescription topical antibiotic.
Also, try a sulfur-based mask.
Post # 12
Lots of water! I have heard that applying a mask of just plain, raw honey is really good for breakouts. It has antibacterial properties and also helps to heal blemishes – I’ve never tried this myself, but its worth a shot. If its really bad I would visit a dermatologist
Post # 13
Try not to stress. <3 It makes it worse.
Do you use any kind of astringent or toner? Alone, they can be drying and cause irritation, but if you make sure to follow up with (in my case I’m very oily, so oil-free) moisturizer, it can really help. I know it did wonders for me.
Through a thread here on the Bee, I discovered “Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner.” That stuff has been magical for me. It’s about $6 at the convenience store.
Post # 14
Get a facial, start meditating… don’t stress, eat right, take b complex…. do these things and it will go away!
Post # 15
@sweetchiquita12: First, it is just stress. I would work on what you are eating, eat super healthy. Cut out as much greasy, fatty, compfort food as you can. And tripple your water intake. Your face shows how you eat and the toxins in your body, so a high fiber, healthy diet tends to lead to a clearer face.
Next, wash your brushes. There are plenty of youtube videos how. Then wash your face at night with some type of scrub. Layer a spot corrector full of sacrylic acid on it all of your problem spots. Brush your teeth, go to the bathroom, take a vitamin (especially a pre-natal one), then apply again.
In the morning wash your face with a gentle cleanser and then pat dry. Put on a tinted moisturizer and mineral powder. That is it– no other makeup. It should cover the dots.
You will be healed by your wedding day.
Post # 16
@sweetchiquita12: Dickensons Witch Hazel, put some on a cotton ball and apply on your face, cleans your pores and is natural.
You can find it any drug store, or Walmart (usually towards bottom of shelves).