Post # 1
HELP! Wedding is in 2 days and low and behold big huge zit on the tip of my nose! I popped it (I had to, it was one of those that HAVE to be popped) got all the stuff out and now its all red. I put neosporin on it to help it heal, I pray to God it heals by Saturday….I’m so upset.
I NEVER EVER EVER GET PIMPLES 🙁
Post # 3
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
Put some windex on it! lol jk bad timing for a joke. Try a little toothpaste to dry it out.
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
lol @ Windex…you’re only like the 50th person that’s said that to me. 🙂
If I ever do get a zit i think I remember them clearing up pretty fast, but I just keep staring at it….. and I can see it in my peripheral vision. lol Its awful. I promise its the biggest one I’ve ever had.
Post # 9
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
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
Dab a little hydrogen peroxide on it to clean it up and dry it up, then leave it alone! Good luck!
Post # 12
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
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.