Post # 32
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
My FH had acne in high school, as did my brother, and FH’s sister – all three of them were on Roaccutane (which might be the same as Accutane, but just named differently over here). I remember it working pretty well for my brother, although FH said it wasn’t great for him, and the doctor just kept warning that some kids on it in the states had committed suicide.
My brother also used to use Clearasil facewash, and FH’s sister uses a lot of soaps and cleansers from LUSH which are all natural. FH now uses the ‘Simple’ facewashes, which are pretty good for sensitive skin too.
Post # 33
@jbbs1222: Tell him to ask his doctor about Accutane. It is prob the strongest acne medicine on the market. Combine this with a few acid peels and monthly facials, and he should see a dramatic improvement. For at home care I highly recommend African Black Soap from coastalscents.com and St. Ives apricot scrub for blemish and acne control. As a moisturizer use organic unrefined coconut oil or shay butter. Coastalscents carries these as well.
I had severe acne in middle and high school, and this is what I did. Now my skin is clear, and I don’t have a single scar.
Post # 34
Yeah, you need to talk to him about using a cleanser that’s actually made for his face. I’m willing to bet that his super-scented body wash is seriously exacerbating the problem. My Fiance didn’t have the greatest skin and kept complaining, and finally I just bought him a Groupon for a facial with my skincare lady and told him that his appointment was at x time on x day. He started using her products and her skincare regimen and it’s been much better. Unfortunately, most face care products are much too harsh on skin, especially skin that’s acne prone. Most of it has lots of junk it in that’s irritating and/or comedogenic, so it just makes the problem worse. :
Post # 35
I would say def talk to your photographer and ask their opinion and make sure they are willing to do photoshop. I was in a bad car accident a few years ago and my arm is pretty scarred up, so I asked my photographer to make sure they would be willing to blur the scar out and they were super nice about it. It won’t be on all all the pictures but its good to know you have that choice. Your Fiance can work on clearing up his skin before then…but that is always something to keep in mind.
Post # 36
You sound like a very sweet and supportive wife to be!
I would recommend seeing a dermatologist and asking for a prescription of some sort. Also, makeup on wedding day! No one needs to know, and as PPs have mentioned, with the HD airbrushing out there, you can hardly tell it’s makeup.
And of course, photoshop! Your photographer can edit the photos for you, I’m sure, and if not, just download a trial version from Adobe’s website and edit away.
Post # 37
I’ve been on Accutane (Roaccutane) and it’s literally the most amazing thing ever. It’s REALLY harsh and my skin is really dry now – but it’s been a life saver.
I cannot use soap AT ALL. Not even face soap – nothing. In fact, NOT using soap definitely helped things.
If his face is burning with soap, he likely has sentisive or even dry skin. I had dry skin and didn’t realise because it was actually oily, but my oil-reducing things were having the opposite effect and causing my dry skin to produce a tonne of oil – which then caused more spots.
But yes, accutane. Definitely.
If your wedding is in April next year, he has plenty of time for it to start getting better. I wrote a post about it on the blog here – and it’s got so much better since then, too.
Post # 38
To the OP, stop telling him to wash his face. Acne is not about hygeine. In fact washing his face may actually worsen his acne especially since he is using harsh facials soaps. What is he willing to try? If he hesitates to try your facial cleanser will he be willing to try some of the other suggestions on here? I used to get really bad acne on side of my face and it turns out I was actually reacting to the comforter I was sleeping with at night. I switched to another laundy detergent. I am not saying he has acne from laundry detergent I am just saying that there are other factors that can be changed to help ease the breakouts. The type of soap he uses, any lotions or other products he uses…