- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
whats your remedy?
whats your remedy?
Liquid witchazel on cotton wool 3 times a day, gone in three days! It’s like magic! X
I get an Advil Liquidgel and break it open and put that on it.. It takes away the pain and redness and makes it heal faster.
I used to get this frequently and they used to bug the hell out of me even though I was the only one who could see them. I would end up trying to squeeze them and that made certain everyone could see them!
My breakouts of all kinds have pretty much dissapeared since I started using non-acne products. Using gentle cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive skin.
I also started taking Vitamin D3 as a supplement which I know 100% has contributed to my solution.
Warm compress applied to the area, I usually wet a washcloth and microwave it for a few seconds. It draws the pimple to the surface.
I get at least 1 or 2 of these every month the week before my period (awesome right?! ughhhh) but I’ve found mixing some baking soda and water together to make a paste and putting it on as a mask over the pimple for about 10 min works like a charm.
Put an ice cube in a paper towel or wet washcloth and hold it on the bump. The swelling goes away super quick. Don’t pick or squeeze. I don’t bother with topical ance medicine for those. Typically there’s no head ,,, the medicine doesn’t seem to reach it. Ice cube method typically makes it mostly invisible within the day, gone in a few.
@Katnisseverdeen: Coconut oil. A few weeks before my wedding I started using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer before bed and my skin was radiant. It sounds crazy, I know, but coconut oil is a natural antibiotic so it helps fight acne and it doesn’t clog your pores. I just bought a jar of organic coconut oil at Whole Foods, but I’ve heard Trader Joe’s carries it, too. It’s in the same section as the olive oil. I think it was about $9, which sounds like a lot, but you don’t need much and it’s still cheaper than going to the Clinique counter!
I make sure to avoid touching or picking at the area, and use a warm compress (generally a washcloth soaked in hot water & wrung out) for 5-10 minutes a few times a day. I follow up with my benzoyl peroxide cream (5% I think). It usually works so well the pimple ends up going back down (if I catch it & start early enough). After years of acne I’ve finally got into a routine that is only giving my a few pimples around my period – yay!
Go to a dermatologist. I used to get these every time before my period. I got put on a medication called Spironolactone which helps with hormonal acne. I’ve gotten 2 in the past 2 years I’ve been on it
OTC hydrocortisone cream. it’s the same ingredient as the shot you’d get at a derm, the more you pile on the more absorbs. that and benzoyl peroxide.
I find taking a zinc supplement helps.
I’ve started breaking out recently after years of clear skin…bummer 🙁 The following description may be a little gross for some, you’ve been warned!
Anyway, I’ve found my new favorite, albeit weird, holy grail product! They’re these pimple patches that are popular in Asian countries. Before bed I use a warm wash cloth to try to bring as much gunk to the surface as possible and then I gently pop the pimple (sorry! I know this is gross and counterintuitive to everything you hear about “DON’T PICK AT THEM!) I try to get all the ‘stuff’ out as I possibly can and then slap one of these patches on them overnight. It sucks out all the pus/blood/sebum/oil as you sleep, and when you take it off in the morning there is a really nasty pile of gunk absorbed into the patch. It’s truly disgusting. BUT your pimple is now a flat, slightly red area that can be easily covered with concealer! After two nights of wearing the patch the pimple is barely noticeable.
They’re called “3m nexcare acne patch”, and you can buy them for like 6 bucks on ebay if anyone is interested! Sorry again for the graphic description 😛
Thanks for all the remedies. I am definatley going to try a few. I always get these pimples right before my period and I hate them!