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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
How do you *ahem* dispose of blemishes? You know, the stubborn ones that seem like another head is growing out of your face? I don't often get them...but when I do, they are doozies.

Has anyone tried doing anything that works to get rid of them faster?

(I know its gross, I'm sorry )
post #2 of 24
Witchhazel is an awesome natural astringent cleanser. It's not harsh like so many other treatments and my face actually feels softer the morning after I use it!

The only thing to remember is to thoroughly wash your hands after applying it, before petting the kits, because it is toxic to kitties.
post #3 of 24
I am the worlds worst person to ask. I will just tell ya to pop it!
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
I am the worlds worst person to ask. I will just tell ya to pop it!
LOL-you sound like my hubby
post #5 of 24
The best thing you can do for it is put hot compresses on it, and hurry up and wait. Never squeeze it- trust me, you can end up crying in the dermatologist's office with your face deformed and need him to do unpleasant things including a steroid shot in the face. If you must pop it, pull on the skin around it gently. I use Oxy10, Witch Hazel, and then the Neutrogena Acne Defense mosturizer and haven't seen one in years, but before it was bad.
post #6 of 24
I have never heard or seen anything like this before. How big is this thing?

I have no idea what to tell you to do. I've always just said Pop it, because I didnt know there was side effects for doing that. Yikes.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by lilleah
I have never heard or seen anything like this before. How big is this thing?

I have no idea what to tell you to do. I've always just said Pop it, because I didnt know there was side effects for doing that. Yikes.

Maybe everyone was mistaken..I'm just talking about dealing with a regular zit..Just a large one that won't go away. Not freakishly big or anything
post #8 of 24
I use whitch hazel also... I love that stuff... I got my first one in like 5 years the other day and it is gone
post #9 of 24
What I'm talking about is what happens when you try to pop a regular old zit and it pops the wrong way into your skin. It doesn't start off that way, it gets that way cause you mess with it. Seriously, like you get one in the crease of your nose, by the nostril, that can swell your eye above it halfway shut. I don't and never did have anything like the people on proactiv commercials or anything, I never needed a prescription, etc, I just had regular old teenager skin that got zits during, ahem, a certain week of the month, and this happened to me three times! You'd think I'd have learned after the first one.
If you squish them it's also more likely to scar.

My favorite thing to use for the occasional one from exams or whatever is that little tube of Clean & Clear that is clear gel with salicylic acid that you just dab on it, I swear its like a miracle thing! Like, a spot treatment thing, I'm sure other brands have similar ones.

Didn't mean to scare anyone!
post #10 of 24
i once had a pimple and then a mosquito bit it and made it 4 times bigger than what it was, it didnt go away for nearly two weeks.

I think you could also put a cube of ice to reduce the redness?
post #11 of 24
I use this clearsil gel stuff in the silver tube. It works great for me.
post #12 of 24
Ok, for a regular pimple put toothpaste on at night time. It has to be a whitening white paste, not the gel kind. The whitener in the paste helps take away the redness in the zit...this also works for scratches, to get the red out.

Funny you should mention pimples. I have had flawless skin my whole life (knock on wood), and with the MAJOR recent stresses over the last 4 weeks I have had like 7 pimples. I mean 1 on the left of my chin, 1 on the right of my face, 1 like rudolph in the ctr of my nose, 1 in the crease of my nose, 2 in the center between my eye brows, and 1 above my eyebrow. All while having these tiny little non-poppable ones that all but cover the surface of my forehead. I thought I was going to die.... I went into see the dermatologist like "help!!!! it's bad enough I have all this drama, I don't need bad skin!"

So she gave me a script for face washing pads and spot treatment overnight cream. Hubby will find this SO attractive sleeping next to the creature from the abyss!
post #13 of 24
My quick fix? Plain old toothpaste. The fluoride will dry it up in 24 hours. Just leave on your pimple for 5 minutes, then wash off (so you aren't considered toothpaste freak ).

Otherwise I use a exfoliator in the morning and a washing cream at night. I don't get zits as often anymore. For one thing I figured out that certain sodas will cause the monster zits...so I avoid those.
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, these are all great ideas!!

I am going to buy some witch hazel and will start putting toothpaste on the little buggers at night.

I usually have flawless skin also, but lately, I have like 3 that won't go away...and one is on my neck!!!
post #15 of 24
Tea tea oil - also is great for the stubborn ones - I get ones that never mature and those guys stick around for months. Tea Tree Oil helps tone them down quickly!


PS; Keep away from Kitties and wash hands..
post #16 of 24
I once put toothpaste on a pimple of mine and it didn't work.

I'm so lucky. I rarely ever get them.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Witchhazel is an awesome natural astringent cleanser. It's not harsh like so many other treatments and my face actually feels softer the morning after I use it!

The only thing to remember is to thoroughly wash your hands after applying it, before petting the kits, because it is toxic to kitties.
i'm a teen so i get the little buggers every now and then and i use witchhazel also. i didnt know that it was toxic to cats though... now i'll watch out for that.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JESSIEnKITTY
i'm a teen so i get the little buggers every now and then and i use witchhazel also. i didnt know that it was toxic to cats though... now i'll watch out for that.

I searched my grocery store for it forever and couldn't find it
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
I searched my grocery store for it forever and couldn't find it
Try a vitamin/health shop or grocery. I.e. Better Health, Whole Foods, Vitamin World.They'll have a lot of it in the supplements section
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
I searched my grocery store for it forever and couldn't find it
Or you could try Shopper's Drug Mart. I saw it in there once.
post #21 of 24
I know Wal Mart carries it in the Beauty section with the other facial cleansers. Of course, it's really cheap so it's hidden on the bottom shelf...
post #22 of 24
At CVS it's in the first aid section next to the peroxide, also on the bottom shelf. Don't get the expensive one, I forget what it's called, but it smells really gross. I like the store brand kind.
Oh, and if you've ever used the Clinique toner you'll immediately recognize their secret ingredient, and also lots of make-up removers and toners are witch hazel with some other stuff thrown in. But Witchhazel is like 79 cents instead of 20$!
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
At CVS it's in the first aid section next to the peroxide, also on the bottom shelf. Don't get the expensive one, I forget what it's called, but it smells really gross. I like the store brand kind.
Oh, and if you've ever used the Clinique toner you'll immediately recognize their secret ingredient, and also lots of make-up removers and toners are witch hazel with some other stuff thrown in. But Witchhazel is like 79 cents instead of 20$!

I am definately going to get some, my mom swears by it too..I looked in the pharmacy and the first aid section, and could not find it though..Hmmm, I will keep looking.
post #24 of 24
I use the Clinique spot treatment. The Proactiv spot treatment works good too, but it's a little more expensive. I like Proactiv products.

If you have something big coming up and get a zit a dermatologist can make it disappear pretty much immediately by injecting it. That would be a bit pricey, but for a wedding or something it would be priceless!!
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