(Closed) Less than 4 weeks to go and breaking out :-(

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Jadeblue- I know this may sound crazy, but I use teetree oil on my face and body. It has a crazy smell (kind of like pinesol and mold,) and it tingles, but I put in on at night and in the morning I notice a difference in my acne. I bought it at Sally’s beauty. I used this all through high school and it really worked for me.

Another thing I use is grapeseed oil– I use it as a lotion and face serum, and weirdly enough I’ve noticed it clearing up my skin. I did a google search and found that other people noticed this with their skin. I bought grapeseed massage oil, but any type would work.

It’s a crazy concept that oil can help with acne, but maybe it’s worth a try?

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah, I also got the grapedseed oil at Sally’s. It’s by the brand Spa Touch. I put a few drops on before bed, and under my moisturizer. It’s an awesome eye cream too.

Straight tea tree oil smells really strong, so definitely try this only before bed. It did cause my fiance to break out when he tried it, but if you didn’t notice a problem with products containing it, it could be worth a try.

 

Let me know how this goes! I hope it helps.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jadeblue: Can you let me know how it goes? Our wedding is in five weeks exactly and my skin decided to act up a bit as well. 🙁 Mostly my face. All I can say is that taking a shower twice a day makes a big difference for me. I know that lots of people will say it’s a bad idea, that it dries up your skin, but I find that cleaning my skin twice a days makes noticeable improvements. If I go more than a day without showering, I do see that my pores immediately start to clog. I can *feel* it and see it. Then, it usually takes a couple of days of good hygiene to get it back on track. It’s ESPECIALLY important to take a shower after tanning and after sweating, i.e. the steam room at the gym.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would discontinue proactive immediately if that is what you are using.  My personal experience with proactive is that it was too harsh for my skin and caused more breakouts.  Try a gentle foaming cleanser.  I use Origins products and love them!  

2nd you can get on a multivitamin if you are not already taking one.  And also you can take Zinc Pills (i take 50mg/day).  I take the zinc in the morning and the multivitamin at night.  A third thing you can do is take fish oil pills like 2-3 pills per day…I can’t swallow large pills so I don’t do this…but the omega 3 is very good for your skin.  Instead of fish pills I make a smoothie for breakfast with strawberry, banana and mango mixed with yogurt/milk and ground flax seed.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second Origins! I love their products– I use A Perfect World Serum and it’s fabulous.

Post # 9
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m loving Origins too.  I’m transitioning to the Zero Oil line for the summer and the balancing stuff I will go back to for the winter.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I started having this problem when we switched laundry detergent! So I started using Dreft baby laundry soap and it helped. I guess my skin is super sensitive to other soaps. I also went back to the old school clearsil wipes. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have heard if the doxycycline upsets your stomach, and you feel you have to take this,  you can drink a probiotic yoghurt drink before taking it and this coats the stomach to stop irritation.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m on doxycyclone too and the first time I was on it I had no problems. After being off it for awhile I would get terrible stomache aches; make sure you eat something before you take it, and what you eat contains little to no dairy. That should help. Also, don’t get the capsules, get the pills. I took a capsule once and it didn’t make it all the way to my stomach before the stuff released. It came back up my throat and the whole night I couldn’t breathe through my nose, my eyes stung like crazy, my throat was in excruciating pain…it was terrible :O

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