posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you have any zinc based cream around I find that it is really helpful in speeding the healing of open pimples (most zinc based creams are sold as baby diaper cream fwiw)

Just apply a thick dab of it over the pimple, it really takes the redness and heals them up when I have them (just don’t forget to wipe it off before you leave the house or else people will look at you like a crazy person)

Post # 4
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Put some windex on it! lol jk bad timing for a joke. Try a little toothpaste to dry it out. 

Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

RELAX!   You will be fine by Saturday!   I actually recommend not doing much more than you have.  Neosporin should clear it up.  NO MAKEUP!   NO JUNK FOOD!  It’ll clear enough to cover easily.  DONT TOUCH IT  


and most importantly, don’t worry about it.  Relax!  Goodluck babe

Post # 6
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with just leaving it alone and letting it heal.  If it’s still a little red at the wedding, at least you can use coverup for that but if you keep picking it might get more inflamed and bigger.

Post # 7
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If it becomes a little more healed (but not sore) before the wedding, you could try a teensy dab of over-the-counter hydrocortisone, which reduces redness.


Post # 9
133 posts
Blushing bee

My savior is Clean & Clear’s Spot Treatment. 100% of people see results in one day. And it’s not all that expensive (think $10). That’s just my two cents!

Post # 10
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If it’s still weeping by Saturday, here’s a trick I used in high school: get tinted Clearasil (the light brown kind) from the drugstore and put it on before you put on concealer (or your makeup artist does). It will absorb moisture from your skin so that the concealer stays put. For some reason, clear benzoyl peroxide never achieved this for me.

Post # 11
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Dab a little hydrogen peroxide on it to clean it up and dry it up, then leave it alone! Good luck!

Post # 12
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

You can also take an Aleve or ibuprofen (any NSAID) to make the inflammation go down. This works well for my acne when it’s all inflamed and yucky.

Post # 13
3331 posts
Sugar bee

Some good tips so far.  I’ve used this stuff before from Clinique and it does actually decrease the redness and dry pimples out pretty quickly.

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