Post # 1
Okay I did the stupidest thing this week and totally messed with my pores on my face that I created a big knot on my nose from picking at it! Advice to all, do not mess with your face 2 weeks before your engagement pictures and 2 months before your wedding. I don’t know what the heck I was thinking. I hope it clears up before our engagement pictures! My gosh, I was doing so well trying to get my face cleared up and looking refreshed too. ugh.. I don’t know how I will cover it up. I think I’m no stress overload too b/c my fiance found 2 greys in my hair! =( okay I had to let this out… just venting…
Post # 3
Ooh, I’m so guilty of this too! Try the Vitamin E facial cream by The Body Shop. Vitamin E helps skin heal, and in my experience it cuts healing time for small scrapes and bumps in half. If you have oily skin just spot treat the cut. If you wear it to bed it will look soooo much better by the next morning.
Post # 4
dont worry – it will be gone by the time your e-pics roll around and 2 months – it will be for sure gone by then
you’ll be gorgeous!!
whenever i get a pimple orr bump – i dab a little bit of toothpaste and in the morning it’s almost all gone…
Post # 5
I mess with my face all the time, you know those stainless steel blackhead removers – they are seriously my enemy. I would go to an esthetician or a dermatologist for advice on how to get that to heal faster, and definitely think about makeup options on how to conceal it. I’ve been breakign out like crazy and I have these little dark scars all over my face.. it’s horrible. Also I’ve been checking my hair for grays lately, still none yet but I won’t be surprised if they come!
Post # 6
I took the advice of fellow bees and tried out ponds cold cream, And I got a zit! I hardly ever get them, and I’m sure it has more to do with stress than anything else, but I should have known better than to try to fix something that isn’t broken.
But my feet are pretty rough, I wonder what ponds cold cream would do to them?? hmmm, just might try that tonight!
Post # 7
I use toothpaste too! Has the same drying ingredient as most pimple creams!
@Candi1024 – I know I am always so tempted by products people recommend, especially as alsways get the "you don’t use facewash!!?" comments. But my face is truly happy with cold water and lotion, maybe because I dont use makeup?
Post # 8
Try Tea Tree Oil. the pure stuff…i think you can get it in most beauty supply stores. it stinks pretty bad, but put it on at nite and it works wonders.
i gave some to my lil bro the other day when he got a monster zit on his upper lip.. the thing was HUGE……
2 nites later and its almost gone. and those are raging teen hormones….imagine how great they work for us adults.
hope you find something that works soon. i’m beginning to freak out over my face a little and i just hit the 6 month mark. i guess that bc every resource says to start your beauty regiment at 6 months……
i dont need the pressure, lol…..
Post # 9
Go to the dermatologist!! I had a facial years ago and they popped a small vessel. I had a red splotch on my nose for two years! I finally went to the dermantologist, and she burned it right off and now you can’t tell a thing. Go as soon as you can in case you need time to heal.
Post # 10
Seek the advice of a medical professional stat! I get cysts that are so tempting to play with, but I have one too many scars from that. Now, the second something appears on my face – off to the dermatologist I go.
So I agree with the other ladies, see the derm doc, and see what she can do to fix it. As for concelear, some neutralizing (green) base (like smashbox), followed by a good ass concealer (I love make-up forever’s waterproof) and you should be good to go.
And no more playing with your face!
Post # 11
thanks ladies!! i did try the toothpaste thing but not for long. i will try it again. i forgot about tea tree oil, i do have some it just burns a bit b/c i have sensitive skin. yes those metal blackhead removers are bad! that’s what i used b/c i thought it will not scar when i use it. i was so wrong! its the end of the week, its not as bad now but it’s definitely going to scar b/c the skin is very light. thanks!!
also, does anyone know of a good place for organic facials in NorCal?? i went to one in Dublin and it wasn’t as organic as they claim to be. Has anyone been to Evo Spa in Mill Valley??
Post # 12
I use a bit of benzoyl peroxide and then put on neosporin and my moisturizer right before bed and my face is so different in the morning.
Post # 13
Put ice on it to decrease the swelling- the swelling means it’s inflammed so you want to decrease that as much as possible. It will also help for any redness.
Just be sure to use a good medium coverage foundation for your pics- it should cover up scarring.
Post # 14
I actually go to my dermatologist and get a cortisone shot when I have cystnic acne. It usually goes down in a couple days. I actually got a good make-up artist, that he was able to cover all spots without it looking like the make-up is caked on or that there was cover-up.
Post # 15
Argh, speaking of my face – I went to a dermatologist last Tuesday and she prescribed me Differin and DUAC. The first day was fine, then the next day, it was burning. Now – it’s the point where my face feels even worse and it hurts so much, all day. It’s also itchy and flaking. Everything I put on my face burns and every night I’ve been slathering on Aquaphor because it’s so dry! I had to stop. I actually have a very high pain threshold (used to get full bikini waxed and the tech would always comment!). Oh, and I still have acne.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY
Oh dear, I feel you pain! I have similar problems with my skin.
I recently got a really good makeup primer and a wrinkle-filler from Arbonne.
I use the wrinkle filler to fill in spots that are kind of scarred from picking at zits (so gross… I know!) and spots where my pores are really visible. It works really well and it’s all natural.
As far as a blemish treatment, I use the spot treatment from Clinique and that works pretty well without irritating my skin.