Post # 1
I’ve been rather stressed lately with work, wedding planning, and preparing for the holidays. I’ve even come close to having a couple anxiety attacks and have just been feeling tense in general lately. And boy, is it showing on my face! I went months without a zit and the past few weeks, I’ve gotten 3-4 a week. GAH.
I drink a lot of water and my skincare routine hasn’t changed. So, it has to be the stress.
Post # 3
@regit45: while I don’t get pimples, my eczema flares up when I’m under stress and it definitely takes a toll on my skin, so I know where you’re coming from!
Wish I could give advice on how to reduce the pimples, all I can say is try to find time throughout the day to “de-stress”. Whether it’s meditation, taking a bubble bath, make to-do lists, asking for help, or just reminding yourself that everything will get done one thing at a time. Good luck!
Post # 4
Moving to an oil cleansing method and using tea tree and lavender on my face has really helped. I have horrible acne when I’m stressed, it’s painful and red and awful, and I just try to baby my way through it. Gentle cleansers, lots of moisture, gentle exfoliating, and using organic things instead of harsh chemicals. Witch hazel can also be a godsend. I really sympathise, though, I do. Good colour-correcting concealer and cleaning my concealer brush daily is my other advice.
Post # 5
Witch hazel has done a number to improve my skin. I had very dry and very oily [combination] skin, with lots of red/blotchiness as well as horrible break outs [occasionally], I’ve been using Dickensen’s Witch Hazel three times a day [in the morning before makeup, when I get home taking off makeup, and before I go to bed], I no longer have any redness or blotchyness and I only get a pimple once in a blue moon, which lasts much less time than they used to.
I also NEVER have to moisturize anymore because my skin is much more balanced [also way less oily].
Post # 6
I am going tgrouch the exact same thing right now. I have usually very clean skin and mine has been acting up like crazy. I have changed my contraceptive pill to something that will help clear my skin and also have been getting a facial each month. Make sure your getting enough sleep and try some meditation for your stress 🙂
Post # 7
try Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Treatment (hydrating treatment)
Post # 8
Have you considered that this might be due to a change of season? I remember last year my skin turning horrible once winter arrived. Your skin needs sunlight (or more specifically vitamin D3) which it gets less of during the fall/winter. I suggest googling Vitamin D and acne, and see if taking a supplement might help you! It helped me!
Post # 9
Assuming the date on your profile is your actual date, you would definitely have ample time to try out some new products without doing any damage that couldn’t be rectified before the big day (for the most part, trying new products in the 1-2 months out window is a no-no).
I’ve always had good skin, but I also had a period of time where the stress was causing my face to blow up with blemishes. I started doing a weekly peel for dryness (I use Philosophy’s Microdelivery Peel, although I’m considering the switch to their Triple Acid Brightening Peel) which is totally legit for a gorgeous, smooth glow. I’d also highly recommend either Origins Charcoal Mask or GlamGlow’s SuperMud Clearing Treatment for breakouts. Both have cleared my skin up within a day. GlamGlow is pricier but totally worth it, although I’ve gotten equally great results with Origins. And, most importantly, a good moisturizer is key. I’ve been using Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream and it’s absolutely amazing. My skin has never looked better!
Post # 10
My skin does the exact same thing.
Go to CVS and buy the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion system.
I found this little miracle worker about 6 months ago. The. Best. One use and it stops my breakouts in their tracks. Aka: wake up the next morning and the zits are GONE. Don’t know what I did without it.