Strapless dress regret

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
6298 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

stillnothing :  i have acne scars on my upper back.  I did not notice them in any photos of me in my strapless dress, even photos where you see my back.  (and no, they are not all faded and old)

moisturizing helped calm them down before the wedding, and being more careful not to let my conditioner touch my back, and trying nto to pick at it.. but mostly you just never see close up pictures of people’s backs.

Post # 17
2898 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

stillnothing :  Get a bolero, this way, if you decide you don’t want to go strapless, you have options. 

Post # 18
1852 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve heard that those Asian exfoliating towel things are supposed to be great for body acne scars (but I wouldn’t suggest using one on active breakouts). I believe you are supposed to soak in the tub and then use the towel and the skin just sloughs right off. I haven’t tried this yet.

And I second what amanda1988  said with the conditioner. Always make sure to wash your back and chest after rinsing your conditioner out. I like to use a loofa with Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub. 

Post # 19
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

stillnothing :  I have pretty bad scarring from acne all over my shoulders, chest, back, and face. My scars flair up big and red when I excercise. When I was at the dermotologist for my second round of Acutane, I learned a trick from a nurse to reduce the redness and rise of the scars, bonus: it’s cheap and easy.

Get a bottle of Vitamin E gel caps. Stick a pin in the gel cap and squeeze out the glorious skin healing vitamin e. (Yay travel size! lol) Put it on the scars directly before you lotion or do anything else – like most things – on clean skin. Then wait until it dries to lotion or whatever. It also helps prevent scarring on fresh wounds that are still healing (wish I’d known that when I was way younger).

Post # 20
2926 posts
Sugar bee

I had cystic face and back acne as an adult. The only thing that worked for me was pharmaceuticals. Spironalactone. They also gave me a topical body foam with benzoyl peroxide in it. I’ll have to take a look at it when i get home for the brand. I got then in a prescription from my dermatologist. 


Post # 21
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

stillnothing :  Update: My mom said her surgeon told her just to put Vitamin E on her scars. She bought a jar for like $2 at Walmart and her knee scars are almost gone. 

Post # 22
224 posts
Helper bee

I recommend trying a stick of coconut butter, I used this on scars on my face and they faded to the point that they’re not obvious anymore. 

Vit E cream is another good option. Lots of exfoliation! Why don’t you go to a skin care clinic and ask for their advice?

Post # 23
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Other bees have given great suggestions. There is also something called a back facial. I found this out a few months before my wedding and started getting them. I dont have acne but i do have some discoloration and my back looked great by my wedding day in a strapless dress.  A good esthetician should be able to work through your acne and get it under control. I would look into this and see about getting it done regularly leading up to the wedding. Anything left over can be covered up by a mua. 

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