(Closed) Skin issue .. HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Wannabee

Different for everybody but this works for me:

Green tea everyday (at least 1 cup)

none of the following:

biscuits

crisps

fried food of any kind

sweets

chocolate

Post # 4
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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 # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@nickie362:

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 # 12
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Wannabee
an easy and good way to blast zits– dab the zit with honey and put a small band-aid over it. go to sleep, and when you wake up, it should be cleared up! 🙂
If it’s an unusually large amount of acne, that could be a different story. You may need to see a dermatologist who can recommend a skincare regimen for you. Heavy stress can cause a lot more problems than just acne, so just be careful.
The only other things you can really do are longterm and since the wedding is in a week that is no help to you. You still might want to check out http://www.badskinsolutions.com if you acne really is starting to cause more trouble in  your life. 
I’ve been struggling with acne for a while now and its never to soon to see a dermatologist or consider a natural treatment because that can only make your situation better. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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