Help!! any ideas what I can do for my skin?

Australia
July 30, 2009 9:00am CST
I am getting married in May next year. I had a few pimples on my face that I wanted to get rid of so I started using Proactive to get my skin nice for my wedding about 2 months ago. Anyway, since then my skin has broken out big time and I can't get it any better. My problem is that most products seem to be made for oily skin but I have quite dry skin. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get nice skin for my wedding?
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8 responses
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Water is a very good detoxifying agent. Eating balanced meals with lots of veggies and fruits will do. But if you can not do anything about it, make-up will do the trick!
• Australia
30 Jul 09
Thank you for your comment. It's hard with the fruits thing though because I'm fructose intolerant and can't eat fruit and some veggies but I do eat a lot of the ones I can eat, I also drink about 10-12 glasses of water a day :( My problem for my wedding is though that I want good skin because if you have blemishes and makeup is put on top, it shows and makes the makeup look caked on.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Oh yeah. I know the feeling. Just have some good night sleep and try to avoid stress to prevent breakouts. If you have enough budget, you could visit a dermatologist to help you with your problem. The result will be soon enough before you know it.
• India
9 Apr 10
Skin is the most sensitive part of the human body. It is infact the largest organ of the body.Inorder to maintain its texture and color need to follow certain things regulary. Being your skin is Dry, you can apply moisturizer through out the body after bath and apply sunscreen lotion before going out in sun. Moreover for the face wash it with the face wash or Cleanser,Tonner,Moisturizer .Avoid using any kind of Soaps to face. This may infact results in Pimples coz almost all the soaps are alkaline based.I hope this will surely keep you look good always.
@julia28 (140)
• India
25 Feb 10
Try to drink lots of water and fresh fruit juice .Consume lots of green vegetables .In a glass of warm milk add a teaspoon of edible almond oil.Drink this everyday for smooth ,glowing skin.This will not only solve your problem of dry skin but will make your hair silky ,strong and shiny too.Apply yogurt on your face at least twice in a week.You can also apply honey on your face to hydrate your skin naturally.CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST OF LUCK AND GOOD SKIN !!
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
8 Aug 09
Drink lots of water. Also, execise to circulate more blood and create that glowing you. Another thing is to eat healthy. Eat more fruits (especially citurs ones), and vegetables as they have a lot of vitamins essential for the skin, nails and hair. I hope this helped.
• United States
2 Aug 09
hayden panetierre is the spokeswoman for a product that profiles what type of acne case you are and there is a corresponding product for you to use
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Around March of this year, I started checking into getting chemical peels done. Way too expensive to go to the dr. to get them, and I found you could buy that stuff online. So, I found a reputable site, and bought myself some TCA peel, glycolic peel, and a salicylic peel. At the doctor's office, you'll pay anywhere from 100+ dollars up, more like 2-300 for one treatment. I bought my own for about 25.00 a bottle, which will last me at least 6 months to a year depending on which one. TCA is good for minor wrinkles, freckles, small scars. When done, you're face looks very fresh and smooth. The down side to it, you need at least 3-5 days of staying inside because it actually peels off your top layer of skin and you go through periods of looking like a bad sun burn, to a snake peeling it's skin, to looking fresh faced. Glycolic peels are great and can be used weekly for about 3-4 weeks with a 2 week break. No down time, just a minor redness to the skin. It doesn't go as deep as the TCA peel. No peeling, minor flaking. This one worked great for me with controling my acne, it cleans out the top layer where all the oil and dirt plug up the pores. It can take a few months to really see improvement. I also occasionally use the salicylic peel, which also contains a lactic acid peel. I use this one when I actually have a zit. It's very drying, and I just use it as a spot treatment instead of all over my face. I also use this one on my teenage daughters. You can water it down as well, I think it's a 10% solution, most stuff you buy in the store is only 2%. You would probably benefit from a Jessner's peel. It's supposedly really good for acne. I"ve had great luck with all of those, I can see a major difference in my skin all around. I know some people get scared and say you should do this in a dr.'s office. But like I said, it's so expensive. And, it's completely safe, as long as you follow the directions to a T(which aren't difficult) and do your research thoroughly before starting and make sure you get the right product and the right dose. I've read a few stories of people that have had some problems, and just reading their stories, even I-not an expert, can see exactly what they did wrong. Started with higher doses then they should've-always start low and build up, and left the products on way too long. Common sense is the key :) If you're interested, you can friend me and I'll send you some links. I'm in no way affiliated with any of them, so I won't profit lol, just one site which is a forum I'm a member of-but again that's just for info purposes.
@Galena (9120)
30 Jul 09
a lot of spot treatments are very drying. I always found that they'd fry my good skin, but I'd still have spots. do you have access to Lush, either mail order or a shop. I have dry skin, and for many years had acne along with that dry skin, and Angels on Bare Skin cleanser sorted me out in a matter of weeks.
• United States
30 Jul 09
If you aren't using a moisturizer twice a day i would start by doing that. I have dry skin as well, but not so many break outs but i do have redness to my skin. I try to do a moisturizer before bed and when i wake up and get out of the shower in the morning as it does help. I would stop using your proactiv and try the nuetrogena pack that just came out for dry and redness skin. They actually have three different ones that i would look into and you might be able to purchase that and that might just be able to help you out. I know how to feel that everything is used for oily skin, but if you look closely at a walmart or walgreens you might be able to find some good stuff. Also don't forget to always take your makeup off at night before going to bed.