(Closed) Pale skinned brides, I dont want to turn all red when walking down the aisle!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@agirlwithdreams7: No advice but I’m exactly the same way! I blush from just the slightest bit of attention, like if someone is teasing me or something. And then people are like, “she’s turning red!” which only makes it worse. I’d hate to be beet red on my wedding day so I’m also really curious whether anyone has any advice.

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I turn really red when I’m embarrassed or hot too.  I actually didn’t get that embarrassed so that wasn’t an issue.  My main issue is that the aisle was really long and my upper arms turn bright red when I get warm.  I had my makeup artist add a little powder on my arms and while it’s somewhat noticeable in pictures, it doesn’t look bad at all.  I’m assuming any makeup on my face kept it from being noticeable there too.  Just focus on your fiance during the ceremony to avoid being embarrassed about being in front of people (you probably will anyway).

Post # 6
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I get really red too when I’m embarrassed, but can usually stop it when I’m not caught off guard kind of embarrassed (i.e. when I’m walking down the aisle, I don’t imagine I’ll be red at all, because I know it’s coming!). It usually only happens to me when I’m truly embarrassed/all of a sudden.

But it sounds like you might suffer from rosacea, and you should definitely talk to a dermatologist because I bet they could give you something that would help!!

Post # 7
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i am worried about this exact same thing.

i hope i am able to keep it under control! ill just think happy thoughts and try to focus on why we are all there πŸ™‚

Post # 9
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know exactly what you mean. I’m the same way. I hate not being able to control it. I think the best advice I can give is try not to get embarassed and just have fun and relax.

My chest and neck especially gets really red when I have to talk in front of a lot of people. I always dreaded reading papers or giving speeches when I was in college for this reason.

This is the downside of having pale, sensitive skin.

Post # 10
2 posts

I flush easily, too; but I’ve noticed that when I’m a little bit tan, it’s not as noticable.  I’m very fair skinned, so I don’t go tanning or anything, but I’ve used self tanner lotions & it’s made a difference.  (for my face and neck I’ve used a very mild tanning moisturizer from Mary Kay that is gradual & subtle).  For my wedding I’m considering doing a spray-tan.  Maybe you could do a test-run to see if that helps tone down the redness!

Post # 11
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think I know what you’re talking about. I don’t blush per say… I get more splotchy red on my face, neck and chest when I’m nervous. It’s like hives. I took a benadryl before my engagement party and it kept me from getting too red. Only take 1 though. 2 will make you drowsy.

Post # 13
19 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have the exact same problem! I am mostly worried about pictures. I’m sure i’ll be red walking down the isle just from nerves and the fact that everyone’s eyes will be on me

Post # 14
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have this same thing happen to me and I hate it! πŸ™ Even when people are asking me about the wedding (unless they’re my close famiy and friends) I get all nervous and anxious and splotchy. It sucks. But I HAVE noticed that if I do spraytan it helps. I also have some anxiety pills b/c I have anxiety issues, so I will probably take one beforehand. Also, I know some people drink a glass of wine, and that helps their nerves. We’re not making our Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man do speeches, b/c we know how terrible it is to have to speak in front of people, and they are thrilled with us. πŸ™‚

Hope this helps!

Post # 15
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t get red but I start heating up like a furnace, and I get shaky when I get nervous. No suggestions other then to take your time, deep breaths and try to relax as best you can.

Post # 16
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I accidentally jumped the gun when reciting my vows during our wedding.  One of my bridesmaids, who was standing behind me, said she was ready to jump forward and catch me because she thought I was going to pass out.  She saw my whole back and my arms turn bright red! So I definitely had the same problem! It wasn’t noticable in the pro pictures (just a couple candid shots a guest got during the ceremony!)

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