Post # 1
Any time I get nervous or embarrassed or really any kind of heightened emotional state I get this really embarrassing splochy rash all over my chest and up my neck. I am SO scared about my wedding because I don’t want it to happen but I know it will. I am so embarrassed about it and I am dreading walking down that aisle because people always say the same stuff “omg, what is that? are you ok?” and to answer that question, yes, I’m fine I’m just nervous/anxious and clearly can’t control it. Does this happened to anyone else? Did it happen on your wedding day? How do I cover it up!?
Post # 2
A good makeup artist should be able to use airbrush makeup and cover that.
Post # 3
It happens to me too. Also, I blush horribly, even when I’m not embarrassed. Just having people look at me can trigger it. I’ve struggled with it for a long time and I too am worried about it happening on my wedding day. But you know what? WHO CARES if it does. That’s what keep telling myself. If someone is rude enough to point it out (which has happened to me before) I will say something along the line of ‘I have very sensitive skin’ or ‘yep, I flush easily’. And then move on. It’s rude to point out and nobody’s business anyway! Chances are nobody will say anything though. I’m also going to get a spray tan and put a bit of my foundation down my neck and chest to make me feel more confident. Good luck, you’re gonna be fine!
Post # 4
It happens to lots of people. Actresses, TV reporters, singers etc have all been recorded with the same problem. Don’t waste any energy thinking about it.
Post # 5
Talk to your family doctor. A low dose beta blocker (propanolol) can be prescribed for social anxiety with physical symptoms like flushing, tremors, voice shakiness, etc. I used to take it when I was learning certain hands-on technical skills for my job. DH has taken it for stressful public apeaking engangements. I used to turn red and get all jittery just from performance anxiety. Propanolol stops the physical symptoms but does not affect your thinking at all. It’s prescription only so definitely requires speaking with a doc.
Post # 6
I second GrannyPantiesRock, a low dose of propanolol does wonders. The exact same thing happens to me and after it happened during a job interview my doctor prescribed me a few propanolol for to take on my wedding day and job interviews. I took it for my wedding and it was amazing. I didn’t have to worry about it at all!
Post # 7
Thank you all SO much for your responses! I have actually taken the Beta Blocker before and it didn’t do a whole lot for me. I was wondering if I should up the dose since it’s a low dose. My doctor is out of town for three weeks so I will ask him when he gets back.
@Camidan i blush SO easily too and always for no reason at all. It’s always been so embarrassing. I do like the “who cares!” attitude though, the people there know I turn red and get blotchy… If they ask me about it I just wont let them have any cake! 🙂
Post # 8
My daughter had that issue, too. When she was younger and a cute guy talked to her – The Blotch Princess. Funny, but on her wedding day, there was so much going on, she didn’t blotch at all.