Post # 1
I am a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding next weekend. When I was younger I was more prone to breakouts, but over the past few years I have been breakout free. But low and behold .. 1 week to wedding day.. my face decides to go nuts and break out everywhere.
Going to the detmatologist is out.. I could never get an appointment this quickly and doubt medicine would work so fast either. Does anyone have a home remedy that actually works?
Post # 3
Different for everybody but this works for me:
Green tea everyday (at least 1 cup)
none of the following:
fried food of any kind
Post # 4
My skin is always best when I’ve not been wearing make-up. I don’t know if you usually wear foundation / powder everyday, but maybe go without until the wedding?
Post # 5
Over the last few years I have started having breakouts after having super clear skin my entire life go figure it wouldn’t start till my 20’s. I am not wearing makeup unless there is an event and I don’t want to look under dressed (like today) but so far in the past month I have maybe worn it 3 times. I wash my face twice a day with clearasil foaming wash and use a scrub 3 times a week at night. I am also using clearasil acne spot treatment 2 times a day. My face is getting WAY clearer and the pimple I did have are now flat and easily covered with make up. I also use a wrinkle cream to moisturize with when my face gets to dry from the acne cream.
Post # 6
I agree with the above post about changing your diet. I had a Greek dermatologist who advised me to stop eating dairy products, because the hormones they feed the cows get into the milk and cause skin flares. It worked somewhat, although I could not give up dairy products for a long period of time. Good Luck!!!!
Post # 7
Thanks for all the advice! I’m going to try going makeup free for the next week. I usually use Cliniques redness makeup because I tend to have rosy cheeks but I will try to skip it this week and hope for the best.
Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Post # 8
What type of breakouts? Do you get a lot of liitle blackheads/more superficial breakouts? Or do you have the deeper breakouts that turn red and can be painful?
I find that the latter kind respond well to benzoyl peroxide. I’ve even put a bit of hydrocortizone cream to help with swelling. WIth the first kind, I would exfoliate with something gentle every day, maybe something with salicylic acid.
Post # 9
@bitemytounge: I think you got a lot of great tips from the PPs (especially the no makeup for as often as you can). A few other things would be to keep your hair back and off of your face (prevents the extra hair oils from getting onto your skin) and don’t wash too frequently, since that could aggravate your skin more and dry it out or cause it to try to produce more oils. Wash your pillow case as well, to keep the old hair and skin oils from getting rubbed on your face.
Post # 10
@EleanorRigby: It’s more like small red bumps.. and they’re in clusters close to my jawline and the side of my face. I’m thinking maybe my hair being down might be part of it – but it’s so odd because that never happened before.. But I’m going to try putting peroxide as well.
@indibee: I’ve been noticing that I keep washing my face a lot more to counteract the breakouts – probably not the best idea!!So glad I came on here because I’m noticing all the things I’m doing are wrong!
Post # 11
This was true for me as well, but I have given up dairy completely (which hasn’t been easy). It has made me feel much better though! I’ve also given up any processed food…like white bread, white rice, etc. It’s also helped.
Post # 13
drink lots of water and get lots of sleep. also change your pillowcases every night, I break out so much more if I’m sleeping on a dirty pillow!
(I don’t think people should waste the water/sheets so I wouldn’t suggest changing your pillowcase every day forever, but since you’ve got a week before the wedding it isn’t too long and it might help!)
Post # 14
I agree with the PP who suggested washing/changing your pillowcases.
Also, don’t over- scrub your face. That actually will irritate your skin further and make the breakouts stay.
Have you changed your shampoo or hair products recently? You could be having a reaction.