(Closed) worried about my FIs acne in the photos

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Has he been to dermatologist? 

Post # 4
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would sugget a dermatologist, first, if he doesn’t already have one.

Secondly, a friend’s DH wore airbrush makeup on their wedding day and in their e-pics. You would never know unless they told you, but it evened out his skin tone a ton. Seriously, you could not tell at all.

Post # 5
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Tennessee

You say he’s tried a bunch of different medicines, but what about steroids designed for acne control? It’s kinda like birth control that is for acne control in women. Then again, he may have gone down that road already if he’s seen as many dermatologists as you say. I’m sure one of them has suggested that somewhere along the way. 

I am a long time acne sufferer. From the time I was about 11 to now. I’m on birth control which helps a lot. But I also figured out that topical medicines actually made my skin worse. Now I wash my face with raw organic honey and it works better than anything else I’ve ever used. 

Post # 7
3954 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would have him rock a beard to help cover it up and avoid irritation.

Post # 8
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

yeah, like you mentioned above maybe get him to try a face soap?  it sounds like he’s just given up after trying so many different things & i’m not too sure what to suggest.


Post # 9
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jbbs1222:  Try getting him a face wash without the alcohol in it, that’s the ingredient that burns. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the most effective ingredients, but if he’ll use one without alcohol at least it’s better than nothing. 

I think for the day of the wedding convincing him to get airbrush makeup done would be a great idea. He’ll feel more confident, and if he’s really worried about this factor, no one will be able to tell he is wearing makeup. It’s not like you’re asking him to wear eyeliner. 😉 

Post # 10
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Acne Solutions by Clinique. Seriously.


Post # 11
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In my 20s I started getting the worst acne of my life, so I completely understand.

Honestly, Accutane is probably the best short term solution to the problem. If he started it now, he’d be completely clear by the time April comes around. Of course it comes with side effects, the most noticable for most people being incredibly dry skin. 

If he’s willing to go the natural route, I’d suggest taking a look at thelovevitamin.com. After years and years of dermatologists and medications, this website has been the most helpful for me. I’ve made some diet changes and treat my skin with (unrefined, cold pressed) jojoba oil and my skin looks better than it has in 3 years. 




Post # 12
7 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

 I use to have horrible acne. I have tried every type of prescription acne medication and Accutane really is the best. Your general doctor can prescribe it. I also highly recommend Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit. For any brides, yasmin birth control was what finally cleared up my skin. 


Post # 13
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Accutane!! He will need to man up and finish the course (3-6 months, dry peeling skin, monthly Dr. visits with bloodwork), but it works.

Post # 14
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I second Accutane. I know it’s gotten a somewhat bad rep due to some of the side effects, but if your fiance has does not have pre-existing issues with depression or anxiety, I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

Both my brother and myself had acne in high school/college — him much worse with it on his back and neck — and it completely cleared us both for good. It’s a bit of an undertaking, but I think it’s completely worth it. It takes 6 months to do a full round and at least 2 i think before you see results, but if your date is in April 2014 you have time.

As far as topical goes, has he tried natural argan oils? They have natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and also have properties that boost regeneration of collagan and new skin cells. Oil can penertrate deeper int the skin than anything involving a cream, so that’s part of why it works. I know a woman here in LA who developed her own skincare line with these oils, and she used to have horrible cystic acne. Her skin is PERFECT now. you can see her before and after in this video — http://www.skinowl.com/pages/behind-the-brand-video  (I am not affiliated)

I also think the idea of airbrush makeup for the day of is a good idea as well.

Post # 15
4394 posts
Honey bee

I would have your photographer photoshop him. Might cost more but those pictures are forever. 

This stuff is amazing (at whole foods):


Your Fiance needs to get serious about it and start trying some products and clean up his diet. If he won’t even use a face wash, then I don’t think anyone will have any magic suggestions for you/him. 

Post # 16
2175 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jbbs1222: I took Accutane in 1997 and haven’t had a breakout since.  I now get 1-2 pimples occasionally (usually hormonally), before Accutane I was covered from forehead to chin.  Miracle drug.  Side effects suck though!  I was literally peeling the top layer of my lips off in sheets they were so dry.  If he decides to do it I’d start it now so the side effects can subside before your wedding day.

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