Wedding in 19 days, acne worse than ever

posted 1 year ago in Beauty
Post # 16
14 posts

Okay, so I suffer from really bad acne too and was prescribed doxycycline as an oral antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide gel as a topical, to use alongside the antibiotics. It didn’t work long-term for me but in the short-term it worked amazingly- I saw great results within the week. I’m in the UK so not sure what’s available to you, but might be worth asking a dermatologist about!! Good luck 🙂

Post # 17
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Start drinking a gallon of water a day, start today. I’ve been doing this and my skin is the clearest it’s been in awhile, so I think it’s the water 

Post # 18
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

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@olliesmommy16:  neck, chest and shoulders could point to hair care products or other personal care products clogging your pores. I have successfully solved my adult acne problems through diet and product removal.

Stop eating dairy and whey products except butter and half and half. It’s the protein that’s the issue. I get a new bump within 12 hours of ice cream, cheese etc.

Stop using conditioner or other leave in hair products. Stop your skin care as well–get a  simple gentle face wash like Derma E Anti Aging scrub and do not moisturize after. Use only rose water to moisturize and balance. Use shampoo only, at least until the wedding. 

Eliminate all sources of Omega 6s. Peanut butter is a big one for me personally, but nuts and oils are also.  Omega 6 is so inflammatory.

Don’t eat chocolate.

If you’re taking melatonin or eating cherries, stop. Melatonin causes acne in many people. I am one of them.

I drink all the water in the universe. It’s all I drink. It won’t solve the issue, you gotta find the cause.

Take 3 to 4 ibuprofen every 6 hours after you have done the steps above and it should get it under control. I do not recommend harsh products, your skin is already pissed off. If its a food allergy, antihistamine could also help.


Post # 19
3140 posts
Sugar bee

I’m also wondering if maybe you started using a new product (shampoo, soap, detergent?) that’s causing it?

Post # 20
27 posts

I feel your pain OP. I have suffered from acne my entire life and usually can keep it minimal. HOWEVER, I do have a little trick I use during upcoming events just to make sure any active acne ceases or prevents more acne from developing. It’s most certainly not a “proven” method, but I actually go to a tanning bed! The tanning bed helps to dry the acne out and get rid of it ASAP (for me, anyway). Normally I would never promote the use of a tanning bed because it’s obviously not the healthiest option, but for short term use, I am sure it is okay.

The only reason I even suggest this is because trying new skin products at this point or recommendations could possibly make it much much worse for you. Everyone has different skin and there is no way of knowing how yours will react. I can’t use many products and anything that throws off my stomach bacteria (such as antibiotics) actually triggers my acne and inflames it even worse. A tanning bed may not work, but at least it isn’t adding fuel to the fire by using products unknown to your skin. Just a thought, not a professional at all. 

Post # 21
217 posts
Helper bee

I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you’re going through this. I don’t have any practical tips other than those that PPs have already given you but I think it’s important to try to relax. Stress might be making the situation worse. 

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