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

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 18
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397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Girl, me too!! and I am freaking out about being a complete zit head for my wedding (in 9 weeks)! I usually have a small pimple or two but right now my whole face is broken out plus a few in random spots (the back of my neck, chest, even on my arm???). I am thinking it must be the stress because nothing else has changed (diet, skincare routine, etc). I hope it goes away by the wedding (trying a new product this week) but I am doing airbrush make up so hopefully that covers if it doesn’t. 

Post # 20
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just stop picking! Pull your hair off your face, and fold your hands in your lap. Picking spreads bacteria and can leave you with scars. If the blemishes are cystic, it’s time to see a dermatologist. To alleve some of the throbbing, apply a hot compress to it until the pain subsides.

Getting products that you are not sure if they will work seems like a waste of money.

If you ‘re willing to invest in airbrushing, realize this: the better the foundation is (your skin), the better your makeup will look. If you are willing to invest in covering up, why wouldn’t you just invest in your health (and your skin – the largest organ) to prevent and actually treat the issues correctly and then you wouldn’t have to cover it up?

I’m not saying this simply because I’m an esthetician. The more you stress the worse it will get. Your face is the first thing anyone sees, so why not take care of it with expert help?

Birth control, while yes, can be a miracle drug in some ways, can also just be covering up the problem or causing other problems. I’m not anti-birth control in any way, I just don’t like what it does to the body besides preventing acne.

Instead of perpetuating the problems, why not seek the advice of someone who deals with it for a living, instead of a well marketed product written up in a magazine because the product’s company bought extra advertising pages.

If you have 7 (or 9) weeks before your wedding, this is not the time to be experimenting on stopping the birth control. 

I recommend going back on the pill but also talking to a dermatologist and definitely get at least 2 facials, get the 1st one now and the 2nd one 2 to 3 weeks before the wedding (from someone who has good reviews — and let them know you are getting married and when!)

Seriously ladies, I promise that this is not a judgment post, this is coming from someone who just cares about your skin and your sanity!

 

 

Post # 21
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276 posts
Helper bee

You may just need your hormones to normalize. It just takes time for your own hormones to kick in from the lack of BC hormones. Make sure your washing your face. I went through this last year and it took 2-3 months to normalize. I use clean and clear for my face, and neutragina pump on my back. I wash once/day and every other day use a clearsil on my face, works well for me. Combo benzoil peroxide and salicylic acid. You can also go see your general practitioner and get some type of cream or antibiotic. Tea tree oil is a good natural alternative as well. Good luck!

Post # 23
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397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsRichard:  What scrub and toner are you using?? My face is driving me crazy. I always have a small pimple or two but I have been completely broken out these past few weeks.. I am getting a facial next week to help with breakouts but want to figure out a product to help keep it clear!!

Post # 25
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19 posts
Newbee

It’s probably birth control. I would start changing your sheets ever 2-3 days so your back isn’t exposed to the grime that can build up at night.

Post # 26
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Brooklyn55 why don’t you just ask your esthetician for product advice? Don’t waste money buying products that may not be the right ones for your skin type. Scrubs can sometimes exacerbate a breakout. And drying out your skin is only a temporary fix. 

 

Post # 28
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839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsRichard:  apply honey onto your breakouts for the night, it should take care of it.

Post # 29
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsRichard:  Practicing and studying are two very different things. Exfoliation, yes, is key for all, however, scrubs are not. Toner is simply to balance the pH of the skin preparing the skin for  serums and moisturizer. It is not for additional cleansing. It is actually a product no one needs since the skin normalizes within minutes of cleansing and most cleansers are pH balanced now. I responded to your post to provide real and expert help as a true kindness (and free of charge, since you mentioned affording spa services). I wish you good luck in your search for help with your skin health.

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