(Closed) What the hell is happening with my skin :(

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Get back on bc. You breakouts sound like its from a hormonal reaction. 

Post # 4
Member
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Most likely it is the BCP cessation. It could also be a reaction to new face products, or old make up. Get back on the BCP and buy an acne face wash system. Look for benzoyl peroxide which won’t dry you out as much as salicylic acid. 

Post # 6
Member
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know some people that breakout from working out. Are you using a gym? If so, make sure you’re using a towel to limit your exposure to bacteria ridden machines. If they have a antibacterial spray, use that as well! And make sure you’re using the same side of the towel because it would serve no purpose if you were exposing the dirty side to your back. Hope that made sense.

As for birth control, I want to be off of it as well. However, I know that it keeps my skin in check. I would say go back on. If you haven’t been off for long, it shouldn’t take long for your body to readjust to it! 

Also, make sure to drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies, limit junk food, and try not to touch your face! 

I’m sure you’ll look beautiful on your big day! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
Member
20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OK, no freaking out, that will only make it worse. I’m an esthetician, so here’s some advice and tips.

Yes, it is most likely the lack of birth control. This isn’t the right time to be experimenting or changing things that work. I have been off of birth control for almost as long as I have been an esthetician (about 5 years or so) and I still can’t 100% keep my skin in check. Some people are blessed with the ability to fight off the P.acnes bacteria that lives on our skin, some of us, we have to work a little harder πŸ˜‰

First, are you washing your sports bra and clothing that you wear each time you work out? This is key! Second, while you work out, pat your forehead, don’t swipe away the sweat. Are you wearing makeup when you workout? Third, are you flexible? I ask because if you are able to reach your back blemishes, that’s not good, lol…don’t mess with them! Go get a few back facials, get some peels and some microdermabrasion. Go see your dermatologist and get a topical treatment that you can put on at night to help heal and kill bacteria.

7 weeks is enough time to clear this all up, but you have to start now. Look for a spa that has high frequency and cool beam/LED light treatments to help prevent and heal up the skin.

Please don’t go buying Pro-Active or any treatments for acne that you see at the drug store. You can try Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Body Peel pads, but be careful in the sun with any glycolic or salicylic usage. Actually, speaking of the sun, since you’re out in Las Vegas, you have some good sun out there, so, go lay out early in the morning, before 10 AM, before it gets too strong, lay out on your stomach for 30 or 40 minutes without sunscreen — I know I know, but it will have an antibacterial effect on your skin! 

Start taking Vitamin C Ester, drink lots of water to clean out your body, eat lots of fruits and vegetables – you need your antioxidants and Vitamin A & D!

Start with this and let me know if you have any questions!

Good Luck!

Jill

 

Post # 10
Member
20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you can schedule some back facials, you can try that out! Like I said, this is a tough time to be experimenting, even if you want to be off of the pill, I totally get that one. You could try going to the dermatologist who can give you antibiotics for a bit or a topical cream. Try the Vitamin C Ester which will help your skin heal more quickly. And limit your sugar intake!

let me know it goes and what you decide…you can message me any time.

Post # 11
Member
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I never got acne much… one pimple at at at most, not all the time, even in high school.

When I quit birth control for three months (and then went back for that and many other reasons) my face EXPLODED. I never saw that kind of breakout before or since. I took all kinds of crazy action — daily yogurt and oatmeal masks, honey treatments, you name it. It was the first time in my life I ever even purchased concealer or foundation or anything like that.

The yogurt-colloidal oatmeal mask reduced redness quite a bit but the only thing that really fixed me was getting back on birth control. 

Post # 13
Member
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsRichard:  I’d estimate about a cycle of pills or a bit more before I felt normal. The yogurt-oatmeal thing definitely helped too. (Yogurt brightens and evens complexion, oatmeal reduces irritation and sometimes redness) In case you or anyone else is interested:

Plain yogurt (expired yogurt works best but any plain, non-sugared yogurt is fine)

Take some plain, steel-cut oats and grind ’em up in a coffee grinder or food processor or whatever, and then sift so you just get the finest, floury powder.

Mix the two until the mixture is thick enough that it won’t drip off your face

Apply liberally to face

Wait 20-30 minutes

Wash off. 

Post # 15
Member
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would blame going off BC too. It happens to me like clock work, if I decide to take a break from it. If you go back on BC, I would give it a couple weeks to go back to normal.

Post # 16
Member
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you are only seven weeks away then I suggest going back on the pill FOR SURE. Buying acne products will likely not do the trick right now, and it takes time to figure out what the best type is for your skin. They can often also be too harsh and irritate your skin, resulting in more flare ups. Be knife to your skin and get back on the pill.  it’s only for a few more weeks and then you can get right off it again. I would so love to be on bcp for this reason, but I have to deal with my skin in other ways because tt he doc says I cannot due to migraines. I envy all the ladies out there who can keep their skin at bay with bcp πŸ™

The topic ‘What the hell is happening with my skin :(’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors