Post # 1
So I shouldn’t be surprised with the extra stress and PMS (last week) that my face is suffering. I normally break out on my chin but this week I’ve broken out on my forehead and nose. I’ve been treating with Tea Tree Oil and salicylic acid. But those aren’t working quick enough for me – my wedding is on Saturday.
Anyone have any recommendations for clearing acne up within a few days? Unfortunately I can’t afford to go to a dermatologist or any expensive treatments.
Post # 2
I seem to be having the same problem :/
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
mjoy79: I went to see a doctor about my back acne (and a couple on my face) but I still couldn’t get rid of them.. but my make up artist did such an amazing job you couldn’t see anything!!
Post # 4
bootsky: are you getting married on Saturday? I’m trying not to stress too much but apparently it’s not working too well!
MrsYoshida: I’m hoping that I will be in the same boat. I have a last minute make up person coming to do mine and my bridesmaids. A friend of my FSIL. So I am just hoping that she can work wonders on me!
the acne is getting redder, I assume from my treatments. Maybe I should go get visine. I heard it can help reduce redness on pimples too
Post # 5
I’d recommend heading to your nearest sephora and getting glamglow clearing treatment mask! At $69 it’s pricey, but definitely cheaper than anything at a dermatologists. Instantly the redness goes down, and by next morning pimples are gone or subdued. This is my go to whenever I’m having a bad skin day
Post # 6
Be careful overloading on Salicylic and tea trea- they will make you red and flakey.
I would keep my face clean, do an awesome mask – I love origins’ charcoal mask. Leave it on trouble spots overnight and it sucks the bumps away. Do a whole face mask too.
Also- get some sun! (using noncomedogenic sunblock). That helps acne as well.
I would work out and do some yoga to destress- because really regardless between makeup and photoshop… no one will ever know!
Post # 7
toothpaste!! Just generic white stuff(not gel), dab this on any spots you have before bed and it will bring down any swelling and get rid of most of the redness and dry it up, it usually works overnight for me but on bigger spots could take a couple days, give it a try!
Post # 8
There’s a Fresh mask, made from umbrian clay. It works as a spot treatment and also an all over mask, draws out the impurities quite quickly and helps keep your face oil free.
Drink a lot of water and take time to destress. As PP mentioned, you’re likely going to be the only one who notices! Just enjoy your day and don’t stress about it too much.
Post # 9
I would recommend going to your local esthetician for high frequency treatment. My boss has the machine and I use it whenever I feel a pimple coming on, and as soon as 24 hours it is going away. I dont know about in your area, but my boss recently had another stylist in our salon building ask if she could zap her client who was getting married the next day and my boss did it for free. In the mean time, make sure you wash your face daily and maybe use a toner as well. Don’t over wash it, and using a good clarifying mask helps too, similar to a mint julep mask. That is what usually helps me, but I have really fallen in love with the high frequency treatment the pain and redness start going away by 24 hours, so I would recommend doing it at least 2 days before your wedding, as you don’t want to feel discouraged the day of thinking it hasn’t worked yet, because it was so soon to your wedding day.
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mjoy79: I can’t offer any advice on how to treat it quickly, but I wanted to mention that I had a monstrous zit on my chin the morning of my wedding. I freaked out a bit about it lol. But my makeup artist was amazing and you can’t even notice in any of the pictures (even the guest pictures that wouldnt’ have been touched up).
PP mentioned toothpaste – I have heard that works.
Post # 12
When I feel a zit coming on, I apply an ice pack (with a cloth over it) briefly. Works wonders at preventing the inflammation from getting too bad.
But the best way to prevent people from noticing is to be comfortable in your skin. Best wishes for your wedding!!!
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for your responses. I wish money wasn’t so tight right now. Its SO tight!
I went ahead and applied a clay purifying mask this morning. And now I’m using it as a spot treatment to try and dry up the pimples. They are already not that bad anymore, thankfully.
I plan on trying some of these products you’ve suggested in the future. I seriously considered going to Sephoria and getting the glamglow mask. But I just can’t! Ironically money will be better later. Ha.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Don’t increase treatment. The salicylic acid and tea tree oil will dry out your skin, inflame it, cause your skin to produce extra oil, and make the breakout worse. Just back off. Probably the best thing you can do it to cut back to your normal skin care routine and maybe even lessen it. Don’t wash your face in the morning. Just moisturize it. Leave the washing and toning for the evening.
Post # 15
mrsSonthebeach: I haven’t used the tea tree oil or the saliciylic acid today 🙂
Just the clay mask. I’m focusing on staying as calm as possible, to prevent more from appearing as well. But I’ll take your advice about backing off the treatments. Thank you