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#1 ***JJ***



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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:45 PM

Hi guys

I'm not terribly concerned about engaging in rigorous beauty regimes in the lead up to my wedding, however one thing I'm a bit worried about is my skin. I tend to suffer breakouts and mild acne most of the time. I can generally keep it under control with various products etc., but given I now have a long lead time (10 months) to try and clear it up altogether, I thought I might take some action.

So, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of treatments or anything else I could start doing now so I'm not stressing about my skin in the weeks before the wedding!! I don't think my skin issues are linked to my diet - I am a very healthy lass and drink plenty of water, eat very little junk etc. I think it's just one of those pain in the @ss things that have carried over from my teenage years!

Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution they wouldn't mind sharing with me?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:59 PM

I too suffer from acne (around my chin). They say it's all hormone related. Anyway, I've just got Pro@ctive skincare stuff, you know the one they sell on the infomercials and Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson use it? Anyway, I thought it was probably a marketing ploy but still want to give it a try. I just got it in the mail today so I don't know if it works yet.

For the last week I've been using a product call M@ja green face mask (from my local beauty salon) and it seems to have calmed it down somewhat, but I still have blemishes/scars at the moment, hopefully will fade over time!

It's so annoying isn't it? I only have 12 weeks to go until my big day so I'm hoping it will clear up soon! Good luck darl, I hope you find something, I know how you feel!
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:01 PM

Hi Jess,

Is the skin problem bad all the time or just everynow and then ie:period time or is it just when your stressed about something?

Maybe a beautician could help with some different products that can help or maybe regular facials say every 5 weeks might help.

The other thing is if it is bad all the time you could speak to your GP about something that will help.

Also have a look at what makeup you use as it might be causing you to have a reaction.A lot of ppl do have reactions to makeup and dont even think that that is the cause.Dont leave it to close to your wedding day to experiment with makeup as you could make the problem worse.


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Kathy W @ May 14 2005, 02:01 PM)
Is the skin problem bad all the time or just everynow and then ie:period time or is it just when your stressed about something?

There is a slight change when I'm due for my period (it can be a little worse) but it's generally just dodgy all the time. I don't think it's so bad to warrant a trip to the GP just yet, but if I don't find a solution soon it might be in order!!

Wendy - I'd be really interested to know how you go with your mail-order stuff. I have been tempted so many times to order some myself but, like you, am a bit skeptical. Keep me posted - if I uncover any more ideas I'll let you know!

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:42 PM

Hi princessjess,

I've had dodgy skin for as long as I can remember!! Last month I started having fortnightly facials at a local skin therapist. She has been wonderful and did a proper skin analysis. She then set out a treatment program for me outlining exactly what she wanted to do for my skin and how much it would cost. To be honest the cost is the one thing that has always stopped me doing something about it. I also bought some new facial products. I've only been doing this for a month and I can REALLY see a difference. The therapist said she'd have my skin zit and pretty much scar free by the wedding in September! WOOHOO biggrin.gif

Anyhow, thought I'd let you know what I was doing as I'm so happy with the results. Best of luck!!


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:05 PM

My skin gives me dramas on an ongoing basis on my chin area with blind pimples dry.gif

I read on this website about 3 months ago about pro@ct!v and I have to say in the last 3 months my skin has improved a lot!! They have a 30 day money back guarantee so don't have much to lose.

I certainly feel more confident about my skin on my wedding day anyway!!

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:32 PM

I have crap skin...not really pimples just dots lol...for my birthday last nov. my mum brought me the pack of dermalogica skin products..yes bit pricey but it isnt a complicated beauty routine (suits me fine) all it is is facial wash twice a day toner and moisturser in the morning and this mircale pimple cream at night on any affected area and it dead set is gone the next day!

the stuff isnt cheap but it lasts forever...i now swear by it..also drink heapsn heaps n heaps of water!
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:47 PM

Renee, that miracle pimple cream sounds good. Is it from the Dermologica range?
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:43 AM

I am prone to pimples and blackheads, and have had really good skin since starting regular MD Formulations glycolic skin peels. They are usually a course of 6 for around $200 and I have them every 6-10 months depending on my skin. I also use the MD products at home. These also have glycolic acid in them, and gently get rid of the dead skin cells that build up and cause clogged pores and breakouts. Like Dermologica they aren't cheap, but they last for ages and often there are packs where you get something free.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:30 AM

I use a BHA and AHA product daily and it keeps my skin clear.

My AHA is a 10% lactic acid product and my BHA is 2% strength for optimum effect.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:08 PM

Hi there, the make up artist that I'm using has suggested taking zinc tablets in the leadup to my wedding day. But she says you can't take it if you are pregnant. Best to check with the chemist i think before you take it. Also like the other girls i am hooked on dermalogica products. They are very pricey but are worth it. A good toner also helps after you use your cleanser. Good luck!

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

*groan* I hear you princessjess!

The best thing I ever did a few months ago, was embark on switching to as close to natural products as I could get, without having to turn the kitchen into a mess everytime I needed something new (I was SO not interested in making it all myself). I found, by accident, a little shop in Sydney called Perfect Potion... they make all their products from natural ingredients and essential oils. It's completely settled my skin down and evened everything out for me. Plus they all smell great too, so that's an added bonus smile.gif

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:45 PM

Hello everyone

I have been using pro@ctive for 3 months now & have seen a HUGE inprovement!! It's been years since I have seen my face this clear (& my skin was BAD!) & like someone else said, you get a 30 day money back guarantee, so it's worth a shot!

I went to the cho*ce magazine website because it was recommended by my doctor as they have done all the hard work in trials for you & the products they say are the best overall are ones with Benzoyl Peroxide & that's exactly whats in the pro@ctive, so that's why I decided to give it a go & I swear I'll never use any other product & I have used all sorts of things included the antibiotics prescribed by my doctor. I am actually game to walk out the house now without makeup on!!! yay!

Hope this helps, it's just my own personal experience anyway....

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:16 PM

My advice:

Don't use roaccutante (sp?)

that stuff messes with your body...my boyfriend is still suffering the side effects from taking it five years ago.

The stuff has also caused kids to commit suicide, which is totally understandable after the mood swings FH had.

Not nice at all...

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:16 AM

You could get a prescription for Minomysin from your doc, it is not as agressive as roaccutane and really clears your skin up if you just suffer from the odd blackhead, whiteheads and hormonal pimples.
Good luck
P.S. Glycolic peels are excellent too.
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