(Closed) The dreaded pimple on your wedding day post

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t break out often but when stressed I will – as well as hormonally.

To combat any wedding breakouts I started getting silk peel facials (microdermabrasian – but very friendly for sensitive skin) 4 months out from my wedding (every fortight).  At first they made my skin worse but I saw a HUGE improvement after 2-3 sessions… my skin was smooth and bright and my congestion/blocked pores were virtually gone.  This was really important to me as I was having an outdoor wedding and I didnt want to have to cake on the concealer on a hot day.

I also took evening primrose oil capsules before bed each night for 3 months before the wedding and kept my water intake high… I even bought a special drink bottle with filter so no matter where I was (and the quality of the water) I could always refill it and have 2 litres on hand.

I also simplified my skincare routine for the 6 weeks before the wedding – gentle facewash, witch hazel as a toner, my usual Decleor moisturiser and tea tree oil for the odd pimple.   And my skin responded really well.  I had my lip and chin waxed the week before the wedding and ended up with some small red bumps on my upper lip right up until the day before  – but I had a tea tree cream (from my waxer) that calmed the bumps down… they weren’t noticeable at all on the day.

I was also given a tester of Decleor Clay and Herb Mask by my beauty therapist 2 weeks before the big day – I trialled it and really liked it… so I did the mask the night before the wedding and found it really brightened my skin. 


Even though I didn’t follow my own advice by bringing in a new product so close to the day, I think simplifying and dialling back my skincare routine did my skin the world of good – especially after the microdermabrasian that had cleared up the little congestion that I did have.





Post # 4
1352 posts
Bumble bee

Great tips, PP. 

The only thing that ever worked for me is acne.org’s acne treatment. It’s pretty drying so I don’t use it everywhere, just in the places I usually break out (chin). And I no longer get pimples there!! 🙂 The only time I do is when I stop using it for a couple days. Also it’s the product that heals pimples the fastest, in my experience, so when I feel one coming I’ll pile a bunch of product on, and it will be gone a few hours later. 

Fingers crossed no “uninvited guests” show up on your wedding day!

Post # 5
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@arathella:  +1

Acne.org has worked very well for me 🙂 It CAN be quite drying, but it keeps the pimples at bay. If you’re not prone to acne, just use a tiny amount, but get used to it weeks before the wedding, because it takes a while to get used to!

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