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stress breakouts!

Can anyone suggest to me a new facewash or daily regimen for clear skin??  Usually, I use a neutrogena bar and 2xs a week I use an exfoliator.  Then, I follow up with toner and moisturizer.  I've been following this regimen for as long as I can remember and I've always been fine.  I think the stress is getting to me.

Usually, my skin is fine.  The only time I get a pimple is during my TOM.  I'm finding that breakouts have been too common lately.  I don't want to have this problem when I'm about to take that walk down the aisle.  Does anyone have any advice for me?  TIA!!
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  • edited December 2011
    I love The Body Shop's tea tree oil line.  They have face wash, blackhead scrub, toner and (my favorite) blemish sticks. 
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  • Stacylynn702Stacylynn702 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Cara, I'll give that a try.  I am going nuts with these breakouts.  It's not a mystery though, I know it's stress.  I feel like we're doing so much these days and I don't have any free time to just chill out.  I don't remember the last time I sat down to read or even watch a tv show.  I can't wait til November 8th when we arrive in Jamaica! 
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    I hear ya..... if you can't keep your stress levels down, then I recommend doing your best to keep your face clean (wash your makeup off as soon as you get home, change your pillowcase often, etc.) and make sure you aren't touching your face (this is my biggest problem).  And try to get some non-wedding fun time!!

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  • FutureMrsTCTFutureMrsTCT member
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    edited December 2011
    If the body shop stuff doesn't work, Clinique has an acne 3 step system that works wonders! I breakout around TOM and from stress, and I saw results in appx 1 1/2 weeks. They even have a smaller set (sort of like a sample/ travel size) that would be perfect for you if you decide to try it.
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    Before my wedding I used Philosophy's Oxygen Peel (its really just an exfoliation/cleansing product) in addition to my regular cleansing and moisturizing regimen.  I got it at sephora.  I really liked it, and people told me I "was glowing" LOL.  Its about $50, but has 10 treatments, so its not really that bad.
  • LadyJ10LadyJ10 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_stress-breakouts?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:9d727f84-686e-4807-bfb3-2952c4843a7dPost:f746f1ca-3032-4683-befa-6ceed5bea357">Re: stress breakouts!</a>:
    [QUOTE]If the body shop stuff doesn't work, Clinique has an acne 3 step system that works wonders! I breakout around TOM and from stress, and I saw results in appx 1 1/2 weeks. They even have a smaller set (sort of like a sample/ travel size) that would be perfect for you if you decide to try it.
    Posted by FutureMrsTCT[/QUOTE]

    I recommend this, as well. Before I went the prescription route, this was the only system that worked for me and kept my skin from peeling off!

    P.S. I feel like when we got the "changes" talk in middle school, they told us acne was going to end after puberty. They LIED!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_stress-breakouts?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:9d727f84-686e-4807-bfb3-2952c4843a7dPost:86a52b7d-d18b-4517-9cc1-b446b1107d3a">Re: stress breakouts!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: stress breakouts! : I recommend this, as well. Before I went the prescription route, this was the only system that worked for me and kept my skin from peeling off! <strong>P.S. I feel like when we got the "changes" talk in middle school, they told us acne was going to end after puberty. They LIED!</strong>
    Posted by LadyJ10[/QUOTE]

    This. I couldn't agree more. I'm like Stacy and only get real bad aorund my TOM, but COME ON! As far as my recommendation, I use Medicated Apricot Scrub and really like it. It has salicylic acid in it.
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    I know I hate stress zits and TOM zits! I am almost 30 for crying out loud!

    Anyways, I seen a Stress face wash in walmart, Neutrogena makes it I think, but it says stress right on it. Try that. I was thinking about picking it up. Like MadamA,I also use the apricot scrub. Works good. I need to exfoliate often bc of my psoriasis.
  • Jesster153Jesster153 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_stress-breakouts?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:9d727f84-686e-4807-bfb3-2952c4843a7dPost:9f461dd4-10e9-44aa-b17f-750dd5dc926b">Re: stress breakouts!</a>:
    [QUOTE] change your pillowcase often, etc.) and make sure you aren't touching your face (this is my biggest problem).  Posted by caraellen23[/QUOTE]

    ditto to both of these. I wash my pillow cases a lot to help with this. And I'm a 'lean on my chin'-er so I get chin break outs a lot so I've been tryign to stop.
    But I'm right there with ya with the stress/TOTM break outs.  I have 2 awful aliens popping out now- it sucks.

    I've been using the Neutrogena Skin ID- it's cool bc you answer all these questions about your skin and then they customize a program for you. It's been working pretty well but I'm always looking for new stuff.
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  • Stacylynn702Stacylynn702 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks girls,  I'll check em all out.  Till then, I'll  keep my hands off of my face lol.  I think more than that, I have to keep my students hands away from my face.  That's a tricky one!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_stress-breakouts?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:9d727f84-686e-4807-bfb3-2952c4843a7dPost:0f938b6b-6379-4393-8cf2-0fcca00aac2c">Re: stress breakouts!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks girls,  I'll check em all out.  Till then, I'll  keep my hands off of my face lol.  I think more than that, I have to keep my students hands away from my face.  That's a tricky one!
    Posted by Stacylynn702[/QUOTE]

    duct tape :)
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    Stacylynn if you can you may want to consult with a dermotologist. It has made the WORLD of diffence for me and I wish I had done it sooner. I would typically just break out around that TOM amd had decent skin but it seemed more frequent after engagement and family drama started.  A quick trip to the dermotologist has man all the difference and honestly I don't even have break outs during that TOM anymore either.
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  • Stacylynn702Stacylynn702 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_stress-breakouts?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:9d727f84-686e-4807-bfb3-2952c4843a7dPost:46de0076-11f8-40a9-88da-50ac6901e56e">Re: stress breakouts!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: stress breakouts! : duct tape :)
    Posted by Bride_to_be_2011[/QUOTE]


    HA! 
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