(Closed) Just over a month until my wedding and I'm BREAKING OUT BAD!!!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 5
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

1.) Change your pillowcase every day

2.) Go to a dermatologist and get something! This is your wedding we are talking about here!

Post # 8
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Get a facial, start meditating… don’t stress, eat right, take b complex…. do these things and it will go away!

Post # 15
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
539 posts
Busy bee

@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).

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