AnticipatingAugust2011
Expert August 2011

Wedding Day Acne...ugh!

AnticipatingAugust2011, on November 26, 2010 at 7:19 PM Posted in Planning 0 23
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I have the worst skin in the world!! I am horrified of a major pimple breakout on the big day. So far nothing has work. The doctors even prescibed meds and still nothing. Did anyone else have this problem? Did you find anything that worked?

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  • M
    VIP October 2010
    Mrs. ·
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    Yeah I was breaking out majorly before the wedding and went to a dermatologist for the first time in my life one month before the wedding! She prescribed me the lowest dose of Solodyne, a pill you take once daily. I told her I was getting married in a month so she wouldn't prescribe anything too aggressive. With a lot of treatments they say it gets worse before it gets better. The Solodyne helped along with the Differin she prescribed me, a cream for night time. She also prescribed me Acanya gel for the daytime but I use it more as a spot treatment cause it has benzyl peroxide and is very drying for my normally oily skin. Hope this helps!

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  • Tiffani
    Super December 2010
    Tiffani ·
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    No advice there but I am terrified I am going to have a cold sore. I get cold sores whenever the weather changes and In the panhandle florida it changes very quickly all winter. Yesterday we were wearing shorts and had the A/C on and today we needed coats. I'm freaking out with only 2 weeks to the wedding.

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  • M & C
    Expert July 2019
    M & C ·
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    Maybe you're braking out from stress.... chill girl, that would help.

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  • Mom N
    September 2010
    Mom N ·
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    For the acne use regular white toothpaste spotted on each breakout.

    for the cold sore use. abreva it really works great. I use as soon as I feel the tingle and it takes it completely away.

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  • Jessica Cupples
    January 2020
    Jessica Cupples ·
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    Well they used Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and that worked. The best thing for you to do right now is to take a deep breath, relax, follow your cleansing regiment, and have coverup on hand!!!

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  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·
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    Tips to get rid of acne overnight

    · Washing the acne area thoroughly few times a day with good oil free soap.

    · Good hygiene practices like washing hands before touching your face or acne affected skin.

    · Acne is a type of inflammation of the skin. Applying ice is a good remedy to get rid of acne overnight.

    · Applying lemon juice on the acne prone skin acts as an anti bacterial agent and kills germs on skin surface.

    · Avoid food items like Junk food, chocolate, and oily, fried stuff.

    · Applying a paste of garlic clove or aloe Vera juice on the will help to get rid of acne overnight. Aloe Vera helps to speed up the healing process.

    · Drink lots of water and juices. It clears the internal digestive system and removes toxic substances from the body. Hence it helps to get rid of acne overnight.

    · Drinking green tea is also a great solution for acne. Green tea contains anti oxidants that helps to get rid of acne fast. (cont)

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  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·
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    · Consume multi vitamins daily. It reduces the vitamin deficiency in your body and helps to cure acne naturally.

    · Mix a small amount of castor oil and virgin olive oil and massage on the acne affected area. After 10 minutes rinse off the oil with water. It kills bacteria on the skin surface so that acne does not appear on the same spot again.

    and Don't Pick..... I'm so bad at that rule Smiley smile good luck.. and with photoshop these days, it is very easy to fix. You'll still be a beautiful bride

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  • Nicci
    Master July 2010
    Nicci ·
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    Hayley those are some AMAZING tips! Smiley smile

    I actually have really good skin and hardly ever break out and wouldn't you know it. I had a GIANT zit/pimple/ugly eyesore on my right cheek the day of my wedding. I just applied makeup darker on that spot and it was hardly visible. Only I really knew it was there. Well me and my husband, since he likes to point out whenever I have a zit because I never get them. Don't stress. That'll help wonders!

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  • N
    VIP November 2010
    Nan-sayy ·
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    I was scared to my skin is crazy ! I put that persagel on trouble spots I knew were trying to turn into a pimple and it worked my skin was decent on wedding day

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  • Ruby
    Super August 2011
    Ruby ·
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    Moisturizing your skin after washing helps a lot. It sounds like you may have oily skin, so moisturizing fools the skin into not producing as much oil. I prefer Eucerin with sunblock. The oil is what makes your skin breakout as it clogs your pores and not necessarily dirt/makeup although it can contribute.

    Have you tried facials/chemical peels yet? Speak to a specialist - not just some spa person who might give you a discount. You want someone who knows what they are doing and will know whats best for your type of skin. Not all estheticians know what they are doing.

    Change your pillow sheets at least every 2-3 days. The oils from our scalp end up on our face and also contribute tot he problem.

    Washing your skin more than twice a day isn't good for it either. When you rub your face, the dead skin cells get moved around and can sometimes clog your pores as well.

    A mixture of avocado and tablespoon of honey is a great natural exfoliant/facial. Leave it on no more than 5 minutes

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  • Ruby
    Super August 2011
    Ruby ·
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    Or whatever you can handle. The avocado tingles a lot on sensitive skin but moisturizes very well. Honey helps attract moisture to your face which is why this helps the mixture.

    Oh and chocolate and toothpaste is a myth. Chocolate is full of antioxidants so if you eat dark chocolate, its actually good for you! In small doses of course Smiley winking

    Toothpaste is very drying to the skin so you are actually doing the opposite of what you want to happen.

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  • AnticipatingAugust2011
    Expert August 2011
    AnticipatingAugust2011 ·
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    You ladies are awesome. Ruby V. I can't wait to start moisturizing as that is not something that I do. I know I have oily skin and Soon as I grease my scalp it all goes to my face. Smiley sad

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  • Sharon
    Master June 2010
    Sharon ·
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    I went to the derm 6 months before and he gave me a topical cream, Epiduo. It was part retin a, it worked miracles. I would get those huge bumps under my skin that would never go away. I didn't have one break out. I love the stuff!

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  • Sharon
    Master June 2010
    Sharon ·
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    Use the facial wipes to clean your face as well. I use revitalift cleansing ones. Nothing harsh like the ones made for acne.

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  • Julie
    VIP December 2011
    Julie ·
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    If prescription meds aren't working, have you talked to your doctor about the possibility of it being hormonal? Hormonal acne is really difficult to treat topically. A lot of times a low dose birth control pill is added to your regimen with some topical creams.

    Before I got pregnant, Proactiv actually really helped get my acne under control. It didn't get rid of it, but made a HUGE difference. I think a combination of the active ingredients that they use and the fact it forces you into a good cleansing routine were what made it so effective. The remainder of my acne post-acne I would 99% for sure say was hormone related, and Proactiv just couldn't do anything for it.

    P.S. At least you guys are able to attack your acne with recommended products! My pregnancy "glow" is all oil... and bumps. Regular acne products were vetoed by my doctor. Trying to get the okay for something like Proactiv once I deliver and start nursing. But there's a lot of controversy on those products even then.

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    You shlud see a dermatologist. You need to figure out what type of acne you have and it's causes. Then tackle it that way. Starting a good, basic face routine is a great idea. You can have one type of acne, but using the wrong face stuff. IE: Basic ance wash for nodular acne. Which won't work.

    I have a home remedy that I use for nodular acne, soak whole flax seeds in hot water (enough to make a paste) when it's cool enough, spread it on and let it sit. Shower off (it's messy)

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  • L. Turtle
    VIP August 2011
    L. Turtle ·
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    I tried the lemon juice thing last night and wow... not gone but much less noticeable! I have hormonal acne and Spironolactone at doses between 25-50 mg twice a day pretty much stopped new ones from coming up, but I haven't been taking it for over two years because I don't have a doctor here. Google Spironolactone (Aldactone) and acne, it'll explain the relationship better than I can, although it's a medication typically prescribed for those with high blood pressure. The only problem with it is that it's a diuretic (no other side effects to speak of).

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  • Panda Bride
    Master June 2011
    Panda Bride ·
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    Change your pillow case every day of two. a dirty pillow case holds dirt and oils that clog your pores!

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  • Panda Bride
    Master June 2011
    Panda Bride ·
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    Every day OR two**

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  • AnticipatingAugust2011
    Expert August 2011
    AnticipatingAugust2011 ·
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    Great advice so much info to research. I want be knowledgable when I get to the Derm. Thanks lady!

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