Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone out there had a recommendation for a good breakout-clearing product? I have pretty oily skin that is VERY sensitive (it gets red and irritated very easily, unfortunately! So finding good products that don’t make things worse can be a challenge!)
My complexion has never been great, and I do get breakouts from time to time (tiny clusters of Whiteheads around my forehead and nose, mostly). I use just a normal cleanser to wash my face every day, and usually I kinda leave my smaller breakouts alone and they clear themselves up over time without special treatment. I’m not terribly worried by these little breakouts, most of the time.
But today, I noticed a worse-than-normal breakout suddenly cropping up on my forehead, and my wedding is four weeks from today! (Maybe it’s the wedding stress getting to me? Haha) With my wedding so close, I want to be a little more proactive here than I usually am when it comes to breakouts. I’d like to find a good product to add to my routine (beyond my usual cleanser) that isn’t super harsh but will help to clear things up between now and the wedding. Anybody have any good suggestions? I’m a total n00b with this sort of thing.
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash and Oil-Free Moisturizer. I love that it’s gentle. It usually will clear up my breakouts within a week so I’m sure you’ll be good if you use it up until your wedding to clear up the breakouts and keep them from coming back.
Post # 3
Clinique Anti-Blemish solutions clinical clearing gel – I find it is really good and usually makes my spots much less prominent within a few days.
Post # 4
In this particular instance I think a visit to a dermatologist is the best option. What works for others might not work for you, and it would be terrible if you decided on a course of action that made it worse!
Post # 5
If you have extra sensitive skin you really shouldnt be asking online given its a huge moment that will be photographed, but I get the kind of desperation that makes you ask so here goes: toothpaste. Try it where its not too prominent just in case. Also, dont do a big facial too close to the date, the scrub never worked for me, plus some types of skin just break out during a stressful time and that just made things worse.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t try anything new this close- you need to give your skin a 6 week adjustment period (with the exception of an allergic reaction) to get used to a product. Sometimes acne gets worse before it gets better as your skin purges, and you may have several weeks of redness or flaking before you see results. I wouldn’t risk it. What are you currently using? I would focus more on making sure you are washing your face properly every evening- no sleeping with makeup on! And don’t wear makeup on days you absolutely don’t have to. Focus on clean, hydrated, and sun protected skin. I would also cut dairy (big cause of inflammatory and hormonal acne) and make sure you are staying hydrated.
Post # 7
OMG, I had this too. I was literally FREAKING OUT as a result. I took a LEAP OF FAITH and started applying aloe-vera gel directly from the plant (I happened to have a plant.) It took 4-5 days but it disappeared COMPLETELY and left my skin clear.
I also was properly washing, toning, cleansing my face twice daily with the appropriate skin care products but then again I was doing that ANYWAY before the breakouts too. I just added the aloe vera gel overnight. Smells weird, looks even weirder but it worked.
Post # 8
Hi! I upply Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton round pad to my blemishes – it is a miracle for my skin! However, if you have very sensitive skin you probaly need to dilute the vinegar down with a lot of water. If your wedding is super-close, see if you can get in with a dermatologist or someone from a medspa.
Post # 9
Micellar water is my go-to to treat breakouts 🙂 Acne clears up in a couple days.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI
I’m not sure I would try out new things on your face this close to your wedding. My face seems similar to yours when it comes to breakouts. A few months ago I had more than normal breakouts and tried some new stuff on my face and it made it SO MUCH WORSE. So I switched back to my usual routine and it went back to normal, which isn’t perfect of course.
AND THEN I experienced more than usual breakouts 2 weeks before my wedding (May 24) and I just started chugging water—that’s right. Just start drinking TONS more water. I generally drink a bottle or two of water a day, but for those two weeks leading up to the wedding I would try to drink 5 bottles or more a day. It helped immensely and my face was [shockingly] perfectly clear on wedding day. Now that I’m back to my normal routine I noticed my smaller breakouts have come back, lol.