(Closed) How to speed along a pimple?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@smiles4jo:  1) Don’t pick ! and 2) try using tea tree oil on it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I switch to an exfoliant with salycilic acid, apply witchhazel toner (non-astringent) after, and use a spot treatment 2-3 times per day. Most of the time that does it. Ice could also help keep the redness down. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My secret weapon is a little $30 miracle called FixZit. They sell it at Exhale Spa here in NYC but I’m sure you could find it online. Worth every cent, lasts forever. Even my brother and SO ask me to put it on them (yep it’s that good lol)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

worse case scenario, you can photoshop … no one will ever know it was there 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hot compresses/steam will help it develop faster, and ice will help with the redness.  I use this concealer that I found at CVS and I love it!  It really covers everything!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I use a salicylic acid facial toner-ish thing on them. But fo rillz, Photoshop is gonna handle it. I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I put iodine solution on all my pimples and I swear it cures them overnight. You have to ask behind the pharmacy counter for the concentrated stuff, but it’s only about $2 a bottle and it works!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Before you go to bed, apply some toothpaste to it. Wash it in the morning with some face wash. Has been working for me every time since I’ve been a teenager. Sometimes you have to apply it again during the day (if/when you’re at home for a prolonged period of time) or for another night, but it’s generally ready to be popped. Then just wash it really well and give it a day or so to close off without any products occluding it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

hot water on a q-tip, tea tree oil, and baking soda toothpaste. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I usually use a warm towel and steam it until I can’t stand it anymore.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was also going to suggest a warm compress/steam. applying some eye drops with a q-tip will help with the redness and i also like to make a mask out of aspirin and apply it over my face (or just the problem area).

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@nicolebug:  Definitely true! It was over 100 degrees when our outdoor e-pics were done. We were sweaty messes, by the end Darling Husband had a GIANT sweat stain all down the front patch of his shirt – and it isn’t there in a single one of our pics!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@atalante: I think this is the best advice.

Right now it’s just a red spot, not a fully developed pimple yet, and sadly you won’t get much progress drying it before it is even there because it is beneath the skin. Ice may help.

Remember when you’re applying drying products (especially toothpaste, that’s the worst) to counter it with tons of moisturizer so you don’t get white flakies or marks left after. Something with hyaluronic acid is best overall for moisture. Using products with salicylic acid and glycolic acid will help in the future and in ridding the pimple once it’s there.

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