Post # 1
Okay, so I’m a Sept 1 bride. Everything is falling into place. I have a fina to-do list with 21 easy things on it. I love the way I look in my dress. I am so freakin’ excited. But, being a bride and all, I have to have at least one thing to worry about right? I have one, under the skin, zit right in the middle of my right cheek. It’s got like a 3/4 inch diameter! I mean this baby is BIG. Does anyone have any tried and true methods for getting it to go away peacefully?!
Post # 3
Poor baby! Try 100% tea tree oil (but you might want to dilute it with water if you’re sensitive), that works for me, usually clears it up in a day or two.
Post # 4
@HayleyDee: Ugh poor thing! Try a crushed up aspirin mixed with water to make a paste. Put it over the zit, and leave it overnight. It draws out the toxins, works every time for me!
Post # 5
I would go to your local esthetician and have them zap if for you. I’m not sure what the machine is called, but my esthetician uses it on me whenever i’m getting a zit or pimple. She doesn’t charge me either. It usually clears the zit up within 24-48 hours. I mean completely gone. No pain, redness or swellng it’s amazing. It basically kills the bacteria in the zit. maybe ask around your local estheticians and see. Hope I helped.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
I second tea tree oil and would also recommend camomile lotion, that pink one used for itchy rashes and chicken pox. If you use the thick clay part that collects in the cap it really reduces redness (which will happen esp. if you’re using tea tree oil). It’ll also reduce the size of the zit.
Honey also works but honey will bring it to a head, not shrink it.
Post # 7
@HayleyDee: Polysporin/neosporin, and salicylic acid (the ingredient in EVERY acne remedy) to kill the bacteria. Then exfoliate the sh!t out of it, and use toner. Tea tree oil, as mentioned above, is also great.
Post # 8
@HayleyDee: I second going to see a professional. The last thing you want to do is aggravate it right before the big day.
That being said, I think giving the aspirin mask a try is worth it. Just make sure its uncoated. Crush it up and mix it with a tiny bit of water to make a thick paste. I have also tried it with honey, which is fantastic for the skin.
Unfortunately, since it sounds like its a below the surface one, seeing a pro is probably the best idea.
Post # 10
I find that messing aound with my zit makes it worse :(… It usually comes to head and goes away quicker (and less traumatic) if I just leave it alone. Sounds hard to do but most of my friends who have beautiful, clear skin generally ignores their zits… Depending on the zit, 9 days is plenty for it to clear up….
Post # 11
I’ve heard taking the aleve gelcaps (the blue ones) and putting a hole in it, and squeezing the gel onto the zit will get rid of in a matter of a few hours! (I have never tried this)
Post # 12
I wouldn’t put anything on it.
I would simply pour some boiling water into a large bowl.
Carefully place a towel of your head and the bowel.
Steam your face every day until it disappears.
The steam will open up the pores and allow the sebum to break through.
Post # 13
Go to a professional! The last thing you want is some homade rememdy gone wrong nine days before your wedding.
Post # 14
Do you have a dermatologist you see? If its an under-the-skin one, they usually can inject it with cortisone. Makes my huge ones go away in 24-48 hrs. With my insurance it costs around $25 and my derm can usually get me in right away since its a nurse visit.
Post # 15
Okay, the last thing you want to do is irritate it. I would just run super hot water with a wash cloth under it and hold it against the zip for a few minutes to kill the bacteria. Then if it didn’t go down much in a few hours I would go to a dermatologist and have them take care of it. Most likely get a shot of cortizone into it.
Post # 16
@HayleyDee: can you get a facial ASAP?