Big zit, 2 days before wedding

posted 11 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

Windex!

Just kidding. Can you get in to see a deramatologist? 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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 # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Bumble bee

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 # 9
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

tea tree oil drys up my pop ups and calms redness

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I also suggest toothpaste overnight. Hopefully the makeup will hide what’s left…good luck! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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Worker bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 -  Australia

Clearasil +1! Grab it right now!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

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. 

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