Post # 1
My skin has looked great for the last few months so of course, the universe decides to give me a nice hormonal zit in a prominent area! Our wedding is Friday & Saturday, but Thurs night (tomorrow) is a henna party. For the last day, I’ve been cleaning it with rubbing alcohol every few hours followed my clindamycin & benzol peroxide. Today, I’ve made a paste from ground up aspirin to put on a few times.
I’m so bummed! I had acne throughout my teens & 20s and now at age 35, I finally have clear skin. I have traumatic memories of nosy aunts pointing out ALL my pimples to me and asking me if I washed my face.
With SO much left to do in the next 24 hours, do I just let it go?
Post # 2
Just kidding. Can you get in to see a deramatologist?
Post # 3
White toothpaste before bed! I don’t know how it works, but it dries out the zit and its so much less noticeable. Just a tiny dab right on top.
The aspirin paste should help with the swelling and redness, but if it doesn’t, try the toothpaste!
Post # 4
beethree : Lol multiple have suggested Windex Love that movie!
Post # 5
I swear by the clearisil peroxide vanishing cream, but I’ve used toothpaste in a pinch and it does work!
My mom had cystic acne her entire adult life and you can go to the dermatologist for a faster-working treatment. I remember her telling me that she went every week to manage her symptoms when she was engaged.
Post # 6
sabrina8candy : Rubbing alcohol applied just on the outbreak with a Q-tip every few hours has always worked for me–but only for a day, day and a half or you’ll end up with a dry, scaly patch. Be careful not try too many things as that can be worse than doing nothing.
I’ve never done it but I know people who have seen their dermatologists for a magic injection to clear up a poorly timed outbreak.
Post # 7
Put a huge blob of the clindamycin lotion on it (only if it’s the lotion though, not the gel as that’s drying). Reapply blob constantly so it’s always there! I think the shelf name is Dalacin T.
Could also consider oral antibiotics like minocycline etc but the side effects probably aren’t worth the benefits risk this late in the picture. Do you have a dermatologist you could see? Good luck! xo
Post # 8
This is a destination wedding in a quieter area so dermatologist isn’t an option… one of the guests traveling in is a dermatologist, but I’m not about to ask her to bring her medical supplies along with her 6 month old and 2 yr old! I’ll try toothpaste!
Post # 9
Tea tree oil – toothpaste will dry the crap out of your skin and it will end up flakey and hard to put makeup over
Plus you can get it photoshopped out of your pro pics, you won’t remember it looking back
Post # 10
tea tree oil drys up my pop ups and calms redness
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
I also suggest toothpaste overnight. Hopefully the makeup will hide what’s left…good luck!
Post # 12
If you can get Careline Oil-Free Spot Treatment, that stuff works really fast. It’s made of Dead Sea minerals. I’ve been using it for years… I don’t get giant zits any more, but D.H. does once in a while, and they clear up in a day or two with this. You just put it on, let it dry and leave it overnight… If it’s really bad, you can wash it off and reapply in the morning, or the next night.
Post # 13
I swear by the Clearasil Rapid Rescue Spot Treatment! Use that lightly 3x in a day and it should be gone by wedding day!
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2018 - Australia
Clearasil +1! Grab it right now!
Post # 15
No toothpaste!! It’s just going to irritate your skin. If you can get the gunk out of it do that gently after a warm washcloth on it for a few minutes then benzoyl peroxide on the spot. Then ice it 10 min on 10 min off for a while. Ice to reduce swelling and kill bacteria inside, benzoyl peroxide outside to keep bacteria from swelling. That’s the method my facial lady gives me and it works.