(Closed) Put-off looking for a wedding dress because of acne/acne scars on my back!?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.Ramos2b: You can direct your dress appointment as you like, especially at DB since they usually split a consultant between 2 girls. I’d let her know that you’re rather modest and you’d like your mom in the room to help you. You can always bring a pashmina or try on a few of their bolero jackets as well for when you find a gown you like enough to step out and show the rest of the group. You absolutely do not have to let a stranger into your room with you if you’re not comfortable.

And I’m sure you know this, but I can bet that you are really the only person who notices it to such an extent. Your Fiance honestly means it when he says he doesn’t care. He loves you! All of you πŸ™‚ That’s scars, warts, hairy legs when you forget to shave, and all. πŸ™‚ I totally understand how it feels to be self-conscious, but I just wanted to let you know that it’s not the end of the world, and you do not need to be ashamed at all. 

I hope that you go dress shopping with your loved ones. And have fun! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can certainly have someone else zip up your dresses there…

So you know, most DB dressing rooms don’t have mirrors… So you have to go out of the room if you want to look at yourself πŸ™‚ But, I agree, I’m sure no one else notices it as much as you do! And boleros are a great option πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m using Bio-oil and it’s making a bit of a difference to my acne scars on my face – reasoably priced as well, and available at the chemist.  And don’t worry – it’s true – no one notices half the things we worry about our bodies!

http://www.bio-oil.com/en/

Post # 8
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1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrs.Ramos2b: Hi sweetie!  I was just wondering if you were using any products or anything for your back now?  There are some inexpensive products you could purchase at a drugstore like CVS or something that might be able to help with your back….

Post # 9
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I sometimes have a problem with acne on my back, and I use a Neutrogena spray – I think it’s called clear body spray.  I put it on after my shower, and I try to keep my hair/styling products off my skin.  It seems to work pretty well after a couple of weeks.  Hope something works for you – I’m sure no one notices it as much as you.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I had/have the same problem, I basically had to just suck it up and deal with it, it sucked. I so badly want to wear my hair up on my wedding day I am trying so so hard to get my back clear but who knows what it will be like on the day of. Even if it does end up clear I will still have the scars, so I am wearing a veil.

I can’t offer much other than I know how you feel.

Post # 11
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.Ramos2b: After some good advice by other PPs and seeing that you can’t afford a trip to the drerm right now, I just wanted to give a few extra tips. Take them if you like.

Some of the problem could be due to the sprays and chemicals from your shampoos and hair products and body sprays. I’d try to wash your body AFTER you’ve shampooed, conditioned, and rinsed your hair so that none of the run-off settles on your skin.

Also, sleep with your hair pulled back into a braid or pigtails on the side (if your hair isn’t super long) to keep that extra oil off of your skin. Wash and switch pillow cases and sheets often, and sleep in a clean shirt each night. More laundry, yes, but it will help keep your skin as clean as possible to keep extra dirt and oils off of it as much as possible. These are just a few things that helped me out πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t know if its available in the US but try rescue oil. Its is like Bio oil but costs less and works brilliantly I have a c section scar and its faded loads due to this oil, my sister used it for stretch marks too,

When i went dress shopping they wouldnt let my friend zip me up the first shop i looked in I was really uncomfortable being half naked in a dressing room with an extremely rude woman I understand why your worried

Post # 13
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Mrs.Ramos2b: I understand how you feel about your scars, but please don’t deprive yourself of one of the most exciting experiences in a girl’s life-trying on wedding dresses!  You deserve it!

Post # 14
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have the same problem. I’ve had it since I was in middle school πŸ™

Mine has sure cleared up over the years, but it could always be better…I was embarrassed to have tried on wedding dresses because when I did try dresses on the acne bumps were very bright and red and I didn’t feel like standing on a pedestal anymore.

But, I did eventually find the dress of my dreams that has off-the-shoulder lace sleeves and I felt SO comfortable and the dress hides what I want, but still shows enough. If the acne don’t heal up or improve in time, I’d say find a gown that makes you feel comfortable AND beautiful. The worst thing is constantly worrying about what is “showing” and I sure don’t want to feel that way on our wedding day. 

I don’t know what your style/taste is in wedding gowns, but sleeves and high necklines are making a huge comeback in the wedding dress industry. The more COMFORTABLE you are, the better and more beautiful you will feel–and it will show in your face and of course in your photos. And that doesn’t always mean covering your whole body. Best wishes! πŸ™‚

P.S. Proactive body wash, body lotion, and body pads have really improved my back, chest, and shoulder acne. Also, don’t exfoliate the areas that have acne because it will only irritate your existing acne. Hope that was some help to you!

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