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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ahh those little red, black and white uninvited quests, pop up to all of us (and if you don’t get pimples, gasp are you are a super human?). So we all have are tips, trick and remedies to combat these nasty invaders. My favorite item is the Tea Tree Blemish Stick, besides the awakening stimulation on contact, this natural ingredient fights and heals not only blemishes but scars, insect bites, and skin irritations too. What are your pimple-be-gone secrets?   



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Skaty wrote:
1) 5/9/2008 9:16:14 AM
My favorite is to use a antibiotic first aid ointment (like Neosporin or Bactine) at the first sign of a blemish. Every time I use it, my blemishes quickly disappear, leaving me stress-free!
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PRODUCT DIVA wrote:
2) 5/9/2008 10:28:01 AM
So nice to see someone debunking the myth that pimples go away after your teens and early twenties. My fav? GREEN. I went green long before it was in vogue. It covers a multitude of flaws.
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curiousgrl wrote:
3) 5/9/2008 10:52:20 AM
I think a key thing to prevent/control pimples is resisting the urge to touch them and pick them. Our hands are full of bacteria and touching our face will only exacerbate the problem. It can be tempting but the results are not worth it.
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NYer wrote:
4) 5/9/2008 10:59:24 AM
For pimples, I think it is important to leave them alone, and drink some water to cleanse your body. The Tea Tree Blemish Stick sounds intersting..works for scars and insect bites too! When it's summer at NY, the mosquitoes are out to get me.
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Chelsey wrote:
5) 5/9/2008 11:00:15 AM
I generally use a pretty generous amount of Salicylic acid before I go to bed at night -- when I remember to. Mostly though, I've given up on fighting them, I figure they'll go away with puberty.
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GenMurray wrote:
6) 5/9/2008 12:36:37 PM
Best tip is to use BARE MINERALS! My skin without makeup has improved in the 2 months I have used this makeup. I would get random pimples and now they are GONE!
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cherzmasta wrote:
7) 5/9/2008 12:39:54 PM
My pimple be gone secret is using toothpaste. When I brush my teeth I dab a little on spots where I can feel them want to burst on out. After I wash my face it also leaves a fresh minty feeling on my face/spots. Til this day I haven';t had to deal with pimples.
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ash898989 wrote:
8) 5/9/2008 1:07:50 PM
i put toothpaste on my pimples that makes them smaller and then they go away
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Brittany86 wrote:
9) 5/9/2008 1:11:44 PM
I find that drinking a lot of water really helps my skin. When I do get a breakout, however, I use a little dab of Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Eliminating Gel. It works so well. Like it says on the box, there really is noticeable improvement in 8 hours. I also just make sure to wash my face before I go to bed at night.
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cLEAR wrote:
10) 5/9/2008 1:12:18 PM
my favorite product is Clean and Clear face wash with acne cream. It really clears up and improves your skin. The the price is affordable as well. You can buy the whole kit for about $15. Great deal!
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Danily wrote:
11) 5/9/2008 1:14:07 PM
I have fought with pimples my whole live. They are slowly getting better with age. My tip is to wash the area with really warm water and then put toothpaste of your standard over the counter pimple cream on it. The trick is not to over do it. Do not touch it too much.
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katieann25 wrote:
12) 5/9/2008 1:15:50 PM
I have really small pores, so when ever I get a pimple it hurts for at least a week before it even pops up enough to mess with. I always use Burts Bees ointment - with the mint and tea tree oil it saps up the zit and the ouch!
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Cat wrote:
13) 5/9/2008 1:15:57 PM
I have used toothpaste overnight on the pimple to get red of the redness and help to dry it up.
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Jess22 wrote:
14) 5/9/2008 1:17:38 PM
De-Stress! I find when I'm constantly worried about something, that's when I tend to break out, regardless of how strict my skin-care regimen is. Taking time to relax and stay organized/worry-free is how I try to make blemishes disappear. It's usualy easier said than done, but it doesn't hurt to try.
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Bibi Burke wrote:
15) 5/9/2008 1:20:10 PM
Hi, in my opinion MILK OF MAGNESIA rules. A dab on the offending bump before bed and it will be gone or much smaller by morning. I also use it on my face as a mask and it makes my pores shrink super small! Highly recommend.
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Hezett wrote:
16) 5/9/2008 1:23:34 PM
I use a product that started local but is becoming VERY popular very quickly; it is called SKIN FIX and it claims to fix anything (basically) wrong with your skin. I had a heatrash and it got rid of it over night. I have used it on eczema, as well as on blemishes and pimples. It smells very nice, and it is natural!! So check it out! http://www.skinfix.ca/ :)
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CarTe wrote:
17) 5/9/2008 1:24:30 PM
I love using witch hazel to dry out my breakouts, along with honey and milk face masks I make here at home:)
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Operachk19 wrote:
18) 5/9/2008 1:25:44 PM
When I have a really red spot from a pimple, I will take a drop of tea tree oil, a drop of honey and mix it on my finger and then pat it on the spot after I wash my face and let it sit overnight. It makes the redness go away the next morning.
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NVthisQT wrote:
19) 5/9/2008 1:26:48 PM
If you use a little neosporin it will help the pimple, I also use a face mask from lancome which I use for spot treatments. Hope this helps!
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N wrote:
20) 5/9/2008 1:27:40 PM
I use a product with Salicylic acid when I get a pimple and try not to touch my face at all.
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jociekinz wrote:
21) 5/9/2008 1:28:50 PM
I know this sounds weird...Hydrogen Perioxide! Pour some on a cotton swab and blot on the pimple. It makes it hurt less, reduces redness, and helps heal.
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Jodi wrote:
22) 5/9/2008 1:28:56 PM
I use tea tree oil as well but the line from the body shop since it is all organic. I also use plain white toothpaste paste....on really bad ones overnight. It has to be the plain old kind though, the anti tartar and whitening components tend to aggrivate the skin even more.
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jessicab wrote:
23) 5/9/2008 1:29:06 PM
believe it or not, i dab a little toothpaste on my blemishes and they disappear. you always have toothpaste and don't have to worry about any product going bad or not being effective. i have been dabbing toothpaste on blemishes since high school and it still works!
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Shortie wrote:
24) 5/9/2008 1:29:24 PM
I use Stridex pads 3-5 times a day. It says to use them a max of 2-3 times a day but I've got a super oily face so I use them more. I also use those Biore nose Strips to remove the black heads there then I lay a Stridex pad on my nose for 5 mins and they take forever to come back!
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Megan wrote:
25) 5/9/2008 1:30:07 PM
i use the clearasil vanishing cream thing. it works well and minimizes the pimple under your makeup!
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La' Ronda wrote:
26) 5/9/2008 1:30:18 PM
I have acne prone skin, so this would be a great product for me to try!! Just this morning I woke up with a blemish. You always bring us great ideas!! Thanks
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antiblonde wrote:
27) 5/9/2008 1:31:16 PM
i usually put toothpaste on them at night. it helps dry them out and makes them not as red.
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verde wrote:
28) 5/9/2008 1:32:00 PM
Toothpaste! Dap a little on at night and it dries it RIGHT up!
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Makeuplady wrote:
29) 5/9/2008 1:34:01 PM
Toothpaste dotted on overnight works well to drive out the spot! However, if it continues visit a dermaltologist to make sure its not rosecea, which can look like pimples in slightly more mature ladies who should be past the pimple age.
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CamilinhaW wrote:
30) 5/9/2008 1:34:09 PM
My secret is always to keep the skin clean and never ever ever go to the bed with makeup on your face! The soaps or acne control lotions with Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide are great to fight against the pimples... E.L.F. would create some Acne Control cosmetics, such as concealer with salicylic acid in there....
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sl2004 wrote:
31) 5/9/2008 1:34:13 PM
My skin scars very easily. If I get a scratch, it turns into a scar. So for pimples I usually put Vaseline on it if it bleeds, this helps to lighten the scar and make the acne scar less noticeable. I think this Tea Tree Blemish stick sounds interesting. Maybe it'll work better for me.
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Finally wrote:
32) 5/9/2008 1:37:25 PM
I must try the Tea Tree Blemish Stick...I've tried many things including neosporin! I use a lot of cover stick.
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Marylou wrote:
33) 5/9/2008 1:37:46 PM
Well...I just started using Proactiv. I started about a month ago and haven't really seen any results but so many people say that it works. I guess I just need to give it some time. If that doesn't work, I'll definitely have to try the blemish touch stick. Definitely sounds good, especially because of the natural ingredients. I'm all about natural. haha =)
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Toothpaste wrote:
34) 5/9/2008 1:37:55 PM
I also use toothpaste! It works magic!! Another thing to use is "boil ease"... Sounds gross, but totally works... Gets rid of those suckers asap!!
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Mary wrote:
35) 5/9/2008 1:39:15 PM
This might sound weird but putting some toothpaste(not the gel kind) on a zit before bed gets rid of the redness by morning.
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MB wrote:
36) 5/9/2008 1:42:32 PM
Burts bees Herbal Blemish Stick works amazingly aswell!
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Tszap wrote:
37) 5/9/2008 1:43:32 PM
Use neosporin after a pimple becomes more of a cut - it will heal quicker, be less red and won't leave a scar
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lexuality wrote:
38) 5/9/2008 1:43:32 PM
I noticed that eating spicey or greasy food really kills my skin.. I also noticed that the less I slept the more I broke out. I don't know if it's directly connected but I ate less spicier and greasier and got plenty more sleep. Drinking lots of water also has helped me too. Washing my face every morning and at night has help a bunch too. =)
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a_mama wrote:
39) 5/9/2008 1:45:27 PM
I dab some apple cider vinegar on my blemishes at night and by morning they are smaller if not gone entirely.
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K86 wrote:
40) 5/9/2008 1:46:20 PM
I use toothpaste. It generally works but the blemish touch stick looks really convenient to carry around and has more uses. Especially bug bites which drive me crazy.
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De wrote:
41) 5/9/2008 1:40:37 PM
I have tried everything from different washes to mask. I think the one thing I found that works the best when washing my face was the pre-moistened wipes. This seemed to get my face clean and was quick. I do try to use a scrub once a week. But if anyone was a super solution that works all the time I am all ears. This stuff sounds like it is very handy to have and works in several aspects.
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lissieinthesky wrote:
42) 5/9/2008 1:42:17 PM
PIMPLES! Seems like I've dealt with them forever. They always pop up right before something big is about to happen no doubt. My parents were always split on the idea of what to do with them. My Dad always told us to leave them alone because when he was a kid with acne that's what his dermatologist would tell him. Of course, he'd go in and they'd pick at them! Haha, oh well. :) Mom always ALWAYS picked at us non-stop, especially right before something was to happen - it was oh picture day! ahh a pimple! oh no, here comes Mom! *FLASH* and it's the WORST school picture ever! The best advice I ever got from my mom was to not do what she did! She and her friends in highschool used to put toothpaste on her pimples. I've heard it does dry them out and help a bit, but she did say that the most important thing to do is wash your face! Day and night! And I can tell you, that when I do lol, it works! :) For cover up I try to avoid using TOO much makeup. It always ends up that the more makeup you put on it, the WORSE it looks. And of course, do NOT pick in the morning when you're getting ready for work, or with dirty hands, etc. Hope that helps! :)
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dreamup wrote:
43) 5/9/2008 1:47:36 PM
i use Neutrogena Stress Control facewash and blemish gel and it seems to work pretty well in reducing redness and future breakouts.
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WOW! I luv elf products wrote:
44) 5/9/2008 1:47:40 PM
Pimples....I hate them!!!!! Anything that will help, please please, yes. This looks promising!
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Cynthia wrote:
45) 5/9/2008 1:49:46 PM
My pimple-be-gone secret is just to make sure that I don't touch my face by using hand sanitizer and that I use my face washes that have some sort of benzyl peroxide or sacylic (SP) acid. As well as drink more water. Natural things don't work for me. :(
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Sierra wrote:
46) 5/9/2008 1:50:01 PM
My mother taught me to dab a bit of vinegar on it before I go to bed. I'm not sure WHY it works, I think it dries it out. Either way, I would do it, and come the next morning? No pimple.
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REC wrote:
47) 5/9/2008 1:51:33 PM
Watch what you eat! I don't have allergies, but dairy products, processed/ refined flours and sugars, and other foods can really wreak havoc on your face (create pimples). Switch to more natural sources and you'll see a difference!
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SwissM wrote:
48) 5/9/2008 1:52:07 PM
Whenever I notice a pimple starting I clean the area with witch hazel and apply an ample amount of Benzoyl Peroxide 10%. It is usually gone within two days. The witch hazel helps to reduce the redness but if it is still angry looking, swab some visine on it for a quick fix!
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nrages wrote:
49) 5/9/2008 1:53:44 PM
I use pure tea tree oil and dab on blemishes. It dries them up quickly and they vanish quicker and without a trace!!!
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felina wrote:
50) 5/9/2008 1:55:16 PM
I tried it and I thought it was good. My scars lightened and it worked on mosquito bites. I loved it.
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Diva wrote:
51) 5/9/2008 1:57:14 PM
For pimples and blemishes I use RareMinerals Blemish Therapy, I love this stuff and it works. It's all natural ingredients. I recommend it all the time to people.
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huladiva521 wrote:
52) 5/9/2008 1:59:09 PM
I love the Desert Essence line, their face was is excellent. How convenient to develop a Blemish Touch Stick for consumers to have it on hand at all times. I will definitely be purchasing some for myself, daughter and nieces. Great item and love the tea tree ingredients!
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makeup counters... wrote:
53) 5/9/2008 1:59:38 PM
i use LUSH's Fresh Farmacy face soap as an overnight spot treatment. it's got calimine, tea tree, lavender and chamomile to shrink those yucky zits in no time =)
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Natalie wrote:
54) 5/9/2008 1:59:49 PM
the best thing to do is to wash your face every night and to avoid picking at or popping your pimples. I've suffered with pimples my entire life and most clreams or face washes dont help at all.
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libby3360 wrote:
55) 5/9/2008 2:01:36 PM
My tip for getting rid of a pimple is to put some of the white regular cologate on it over nite and it will make it go down.
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DramaQueenie1 wrote:
56) 5/9/2008 2:02:03 PM
i use Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Clearing Astringent. it really works.. I love it
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Juicy wrote:
57) 5/9/2008 2:03:39 PM
I like to use tea tree oil, it's easy to use, the small bottle can fit into my purse as well as can be brought on flights when I'm travelling. of course, when I don't have that, I like to use hydrogen peroxide to dry the spot out a few times a day for faster healing!
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Princearthurcharming wrote:
58) 5/9/2008 2:05:49 PM
Ugh. Zits. I actually have a bit of a fun way to cover up a spot if it isn't oozing or terribly large. Apply a beauty mark! Use either a stick on jewel or a dot of liquid eyeliner. If you only have one this is great. Dark brown eyeliner on a small spot looks pretty realistic, black is more for an evening out and the jewels are for fun. Victoria's secret makes expensive stick on felt dots that in my book look kind of silly. Save yourself the hassle and DIY. For prevention of the occasional spot, (problem breakouts are usually hormonal in origin necessitating a trip to the derm or general doc. for help.) Gentle cleansing and using beta hydroxy acid and a benzoyl peroxide solution works great. Paula Begoun "The cosmetics cop" has some great info on her website.
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strmama2 wrote:
59) 5/9/2008 2:05:57 PM
I love to use hot washcloths on my face. I leave them on for about 15 minutes, and then apply Clinique acne treatment. It works great!
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LuvJimmyB wrote:
60) 5/9/2008 2:05:58 PM
Salicylic acid is my method of attaching these bad boys. I have a body wash that has it in it and a face wash.
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turtlegirl wrote:
61) 5/9/2008 2:06:01 PM
A while back my dad (who has diabetes) switched to a new type of blood sugar machine, so he was stuck with hundreds of tiny little sterilized needles that he no longer needed (they are about an inch long, and you pop off the plastic top to reveal a little needle). I grabbed them up quickly! I wash my face, clease the pimple with alcohol, and then use a brand new, very sharp, completely sterilized needle to pop the whitehead. Then I *very gently* push around it to get out all the infection. I then clease it again, and put on a dab of acne cream (there are a million brands). You can get these types of needles for pretty cheap on ebay if you don't want to buy them at the drug store. I also always use redness-relieving eye drops on pimples to get the red out before I dab on a bit of concealer. That works great! Any ideas for blackheads? They are my biggest struggle!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!
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miss girl wrote:
62) 5/9/2008 2:06:39 PM
I have used this product and it is wonderful. It clears them up overnight and I wouldn't recommened anything else. I love it.
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Brandy L. wrote:
63) 5/9/2008 2:07:21 PM
I use neosporin on pimples that are really huge. Toothpaste is another pimple stopper. Although, I do use Tea Tree Oil, and that seems to work great. I use it all over my face to prevent breakouts.
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MJMoore wrote:
64) 5/9/2008 2:07:29 PM
A great trick that I have heard and put to the test is something that is known for "getting the red out." Try Visine, it even says right on the bottle for redness and irritation which is exactly what nuisance pimples can be.
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glee wrote:
65) 5/9/2008 2:08:59 PM
I also recommend Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick. The featured ingredient is also Tea Tree Oil. "This blemish stick contains 10 effective natural herbal ingredients including willowbark, nature's version of salicylic acid, which clarifies and gently exfoliates skin to clear pores and help prevent breakouts. Combined with tea tree and juniper oils, known for their antiseptic and astringent qualities, and calendula to reduce inflammation and redness, this concentrated formula keeps your skin clear, naturally." - www.burtsbees.com
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HCarlson wrote:
66) 5/9/2008 2:12:06 PM
I love the new Neutrogena Acne Repair System, it has a day moisturizer and a night blemish repair cream. I've been using it for over a month now and I really like it! Definitely try it, cheaper than Proactiv and works just as good, plus it smells better!
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drrrama wrote:
67) 5/9/2008 2:12:48 PM
I've used clear eyes or visine to make it so that it clears the redness, this works wonders.
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jonesi wrote:
68) 5/9/2008 2:13:04 PM
I have found that taking the supplement Tumeric works wonders for over all inflammation especially with acne and pimples. I take it orally in pill form 3x a day and up the ante when I am ovulating or having pms. I hear it also comes in a cream but BEWARE tumeric stains yellow in powder form. It is also a bit strong tasting in tincture form so I would stick to pill form. I have suffered 50% less since starting this regimen two months ago.
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loudfrog wrote:
69) 5/9/2008 2:14:16 PM
I like a produvt that uses salisistic acid. It dries out the blemish quicker. Avon makes one in a stick form that I like and is very inexpencive.
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Treadora wrote:
70) 5/9/2008 2:14:21 PM
I know it's going to be different for everyone, but for myself I've found that using Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser works best. I've been using the Neutrogena facial products for years now. You have to be diligent with washing your face reguardless. The less you wash, the more you'll break out. I've also learned that no matter what you do there's always going to be some spot you can't get to go away. I hadn't heard of the Tea Tree Blemish Stick before, but just a quick search shows favorable ratings so I may have to try it out.
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yogirl wrote:
71) 5/9/2008 2:14:23 PM
i love using benzoyl peroxide 10% it zaps zits almost overnight
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yogirl wrote:
72) 5/9/2008 2:14:39 PM
i love using benzoyl peroxide 10% it zaps zits almost overnight
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Starlily20 wrote:
73) 5/9/2008 2:16:37 PM
I've used toothpaste on the blemish overnight and that has worked well, but it always dries out my skin the next day. I've also heard of the honey and cover it overnight, but I've never tried it before...
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Starlily430 wrote:
74) 5/9/2008 2:16:55 PM
I've used toothpaste on the blemish overnight and that has worked well, but it always dries out my skin the next day. I've also heard of the honey and cover it overnight, but I've never tried it before...
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twystedsyster wrote:
75) 5/9/2008 2:17:34 PM
I am 44 and still get that one BIG pimple right before my aunt visits.I crush an aspirin up,mix with a little water to make a paste and dab it it as soon as I feel one coming on.It seems to help keep the redness and swelling to a minimum.I would definately like to try the Tea Tree Blemish Stick!
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zits stink wrote:
76) 5/9/2008 2:18:37 PM
I was a lucky teenager who didn't get pimples in middle school when everyone else did. I thought I was in the clear! Fast forward to my mid- twenties, when all hell broke lose. I was out and about in the dating and working world with acne like a kid. How embarassing! My mother (who has always had pimple- free, wrinkle- free skin) told me that she exfoliates every single day with a buffing sponge and mild soap, and MOISTURIZER! Now in my 30s (gasp!), I still use the same skin care regimine as my mother, and I can honestly say that my skin looks better today than it has in years. And for that occasional pimple pop- up, I use Clean & Clear Spot Treatment, and its gone in a day.
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HCarlson wrote:
77) 5/9/2008 2:19:18 PM
Also, I have very oily skin so if I don't use a good moisturizer especially in the summer, I seem to break out a lot. So I love love love Philosphy's Hope in A Jar, it's pricy but a little goes along way and it really has dramatically improved my skin's oiliness and it's helped even out it's texture. Another thing that I use if I get a pimple is hold a cold pack on it to reduce the redness and swelling.
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Charlie's Girl wrote:
78) 5/9/2008 2:20:41 PM
When I was a teenager skin care and even some special makeup products were cultivated from my mother's kitchen. Cucumber peels for swollen "party" eyes, a little vanilla extract behind the ears, and my favorite was an actual oatmeal scrub/mask. To get rid of blemishes really quick, I'd cut a wedge of lemon and apply it directly to the facial culprit about four or five times a day. Any leftover juice was also great for getting rid of nail stains.
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money wrote:
79) 5/9/2008 2:20:53 PM
I like to use different brands to get rid of pimples but a couple of home remedies I use is a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and I dab the pimple with it. The alcohol dries up the pimple in one day then I use a little bit of a cover up stick to reduce the redness and the pimple.
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pink girl wrote:
80) 5/9/2008 2:21:10 PM
I found that if I use a good exfoliator weekly it really helps to cut down on blackheads. I found one by dead sea minerals that is wonderful.
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irishErin222 wrote:
81) 5/9/2008 2:21:26 PM
I find that if you drink plenty of water every day it helps keep your skin smooth and clear. But as most of us know that only does so much....I recommend using visine to remove the red from irritated pimples...it really works! Also be sure to wash your face every night before bed, its so important!
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k8e wrote:
82) 5/9/2008 2:21:37 PM
I use a little dab of clay mask a few minutes before hopping in the shower to dry pimples out.
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divinemilyne79 wrote:
83) 5/9/2008 2:21:37 PM
so, my old pimple remedy is good old toothpaste with peroxide and baking soda. this dries up stubborn zits, most times over night. and to keep scars at bay, pop a capsule of vitamin e and rub into skin on your face and neck. talk about soft healthy skin! it's amazing.
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Cben wrote:
84) 5/9/2008 2:22:22 PM
My sister-in-law swears by toothpaste! She stayed with us for a few months and every few nights she'd walk into the living room with little minty green dots all over her face. For the most part, she appeared to have pretty clear skin, so I'd say it must work. Not sure if there is a difference between paste and gel though. :)
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Andi wrote:
85) 5/9/2008 2:22:44 PM
Try dabbing on tiny bit of paste style toothpaste right onto the pimple and let it sit for as long as you can handle, overnight if you can and presto...it clears up right away. It's best to try this before the pimple comes to a head!
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Olivia wrote:
86) 5/9/2008 2:23:11 PM
I always use regular old toothpaste to dry them up overnight! It works every time!
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minemovie wrote:
87) 5/9/2008 2:25:15 PM
I use a small dab of toothpaste on my pimples. I know it sounds weird but it really helps dry out the pimple very quickly.
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shainalene wrote:
88) 5/9/2008 2:26:13 PM
Before I go to bed, I wash my face, tone, and apply moisturizer to my really dry areas, then I take plain toothpaste and dab a lil bit onto the pimples. In the morning I wash the toothpaste off and it has minimized the redness and oilyness of my pimples!
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Mitch wrote:
89) 5/9/2008 2:28:24 PM
This comes at a great time, I've been dealing with breakouts since the birth of my last child and haven't been able to find anything that works well, I can't wait to try it.
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Olivia wrote:
90) 5/9/2008 2:29:37 PM
Rubbing alcohol works amazingly well for clearing my skin, even though it tends to dry it up
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kelly48fan wrote:
91) 5/9/2008 2:29:37 PM
Those acne systems that seem to be everywhere these days that have you put salicylic acid on your skin during the day and benzoyl peroxide on it at night actually have really worked for me. I used to end up with rashes if I used benzoyl peroxide all over my skin (why I couldn't handle Proactiv...) but it works wonders for spot treatment!
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Kelseygirl wrote:
92) 5/9/2008 2:29:42 PM
that would be so helpful cause i can't help picking my acne so it would get rid of my scars!!! how much is it thought?
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Ro wrote:
93) 5/9/2008 2:34:23 PM
Toothpaste at night before you go to bed really does help. The most important thing is to not pick at it, just gets worse.
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Jurceka wrote:
94) 5/9/2008 2:34:42 PM
I use Differin for persistent pimples. It is a prescription medicine but it works really well for me. However, if I've got one of those horrid white heads, I warm up a bit of Tea Tree Oil and just apply it to the pimple for a while. By the morning it is usually gone.
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Frenchgirl! wrote:
95) 5/9/2008 2:35:49 PM
I HAVE A PIMPLE NOW....and it is Friday night : ( I use toothpaste, baking soda and water, and straight up alcohal followed by a lot of oil free moistureizer!! of course all my make up is clarifying so that helps a ton too!! I have found that Proactive works too but ONLY if you use it EVERY SINGLE MORNING AND NIGHT...which i didnt hehehe I am a slacker!! but until i find that one thing that clears it up right away I am sticking to concealer and dark lights at the clubs! **Bisous**!!
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drbeck wrote:
96) 5/9/2008 2:36:24 PM
When I feel (or see) a pimple coming on, I roll on some Burt's Bees Blemish Stick and then dab a little mud mask over the top and leave it over night. The tough ones take two nights, but they are usually cleared up without ever progressing to the gross and obvious stages!
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amelia2534 wrote:
97) 5/9/2008 2:37:21 PM
i've heard toothpaste is really good for pimples.
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brilliantblonde wrote:
98) 5/9/2008 2:37:27 PM
I thought the elf products wuld not be good because of their low price. I love the fact that they do geat, even better than the expensive brands. Brushes are wonderful, love the new bare products. Love the fact that some products are small enough to carry a lot in your emergency make up kit.
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jewelz900 wrote:
99) 5/9/2008 2:39:38 PM
I dab some alcohol on the problem spot. It dries it up very quickly! Also use oil-free skin care (makeup and cleansers/moisturizers).
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Lilz wrote:
100) 5/9/2008 2:39:49 PM
I use heat compresses and they work wonders for loosening up dirty pores to get rid of black heads and to take the sting out of full blown pimples. Heat kills the bacteria, too, so it's a win-win!
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BR wrote:
101) 5/9/2008 2:40:09 PM
A dab of sulfur based clay mask at night will really help reduce the swelling. An ice cube also helps reduce the size & discomfort before going out.
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MaKEuPADDiCt wrote:
102) 5/9/2008 2:42:43 PM
This is great especially with graduation around the corner... i would hate to wake up the day of with a HUGE pimple so this item is great
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MaKEuPADDiCt wrote:
103) 5/9/2008 2:44:06 PM
This is great especially with graduation around the corner... i would hate to wake up the day of with a HUGE pimple so this item is great... i always use toothpaste
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littleyellowpurse wrote:
104) 5/9/2008 2:44:15 PM
a ready supply of concealer!
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MaKEuPADDiCt wrote:
105) 5/9/2008 2:44:46 PM
This is great especially with graduation around the corner... i would hate to wake up the day of with a HUGE pimple so this item is great... i always use toothpaste its great
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mrnegyrl wrote:
106) 5/9/2008 2:44:54 PM
I typically use Pure Simplicity's Neem mask. It's good for sucking all the bad gunk out of your face. It's also good for minimizing huge pores and especially good for those with oily skin. Since I have combo skin, I just put it on the bump and it's gone within a day or so. I've used it for at least 2-3 years and I love it. I do have to say that it does have a weird smell to it. And it does heat up a bit also.
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gurlmo wrote:
107) 5/9/2008 2:47:31 PM
i apply a tinted drying cream (clearasil, neutrogena, almay concealer) a couple times a day to cover it and dry it in no time.
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delindallayne4 wrote:
108) 5/9/2008 2:53:49 PM
I have tried the burts bees version of the desert essence blemish stick and it works pretty well, I usually only get acne once a month of course, I start by cleansing and then following with a clay based mask {olay makes a great one} or St. Helen{i believe that is the name} makes a mint julep mask that sucks the oil right out of your face- rinse and dab on the old trick of rubbing alchohol on the area and usually gone within a day.
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Yvonne wrote:
109) 5/9/2008 3:03:02 PM
My secret is Milk of Magnesia, old wives tale, but it works well.
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dallen wrote:
110) 5/9/2008 3:06:36 PM
Dissolve a few aspirins in lemon juice to make a paste. Cover pimples.
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aicila-ava wrote:
111) 5/9/2008 3:15:11 PM
Use eyedrops to get the red out of the pimple, also use cocoa butter to prevent scars or brown marks being left from the blemish.
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ten o six wrote:
112) 5/9/2008 3:31:48 PM
When I was about 12 my grandparents told me about ten o six. They bought me some and I have been using it ever since. You can't buy it in stores anymore but it can be purchased online. I get it from nexttag and their website is http://www.nextag.com/ten-o-six/search-html This works well for me.
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AAGGHH!!! :( wrote:
113) 5/9/2008 3:32:45 PM
I always miss the free coupon. Oh well. I'd buy this.
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blonde (: wrote:
114) 5/9/2008 3:34:04 PM
i normally just use a wash cloth and put hot water on it, then press it to the pimple multiple times, then i ice it and wash it off and that normally gets it gone in 1 day or so
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AAGGHH!!! :( wrote:
115) 5/9/2008 3:35:48 PM
Whoops, didn't read the whole thing. My secret is to just keep using Stridex pads every night right before bed. And I try to avoid easy fatty foods, unless I have disposable sheets that can take the oil off my face after it gets all greasy.
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nanaj2 wrote:
116) 5/9/2008 3:36:46 PM
Pimple-be-gone! My little secret for those annoying bumps... stick-style antiperspirant! Just a little dab on those aggravating bumps as soon as they pop up and in just a few hours they're completely gone!
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glendenny wrote:
117) 5/9/2008 3:53:45 PM
My favorite trick is to use hydrogen peroxide on the pimple if it has broken, then once it is dry, pat undereye concealer on top (thicker = better coverage) then setting with powder. Washing every night with an oil free cleanser helps me too, I have oily skin. Keep them from popping up!
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Sparky wrote:
118) 5/9/2008 4:05:35 PM
funnily toothpaste does wonders - it dries my pimple but for that dark spot that gets left behind a dot of turmeric does it
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Mizz_Dubber wrote:
119) 5/9/2008 4:11:11 PM
Ironically, I never had acne as a teenage. I was probably in my late 20's before I ever had a pimple. And no, I'm not super human! Bar none, the very BEST thing I have ever used to quickly heal a blemish without scarring is any product with SULFUR in the ingredients. I guarantee that troublesome pimple will be gone in a flash!
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CiCi wrote:
120) 5/9/2008 4:29:20 PM
I remember everytime I get stress out or hit my puberty. I tends to break out. that time I didnt eat healthy or drink plenty of water. so I break out, I would ice on it so it wouldnt get bigger. and use facial wash everyday. it helps to when i start drinking water and healthy food..
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kary wrote:
121) 5/9/2008 4:51:14 PM
Okay im totally one of those Uninvited guests. Im so happy to find out about this its something I really want to try out. Thanks for the info..im Loving it ! :)
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caroki wrote:
122) 5/9/2008 4:57:17 PM
I've found that liberal use of aloe vera gel prevents me from having breakouts of any type. I just put it on after I shower; it can be used virtually anywhere, even your hair~! Plus, it smells good. :D If you don't want to buy it in gel form, you can buy the actual plant. They're easy to take care of, and when you need it, you can just slice open a leaf and rub it on. :D
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pamphyila wrote:
123) 5/9/2008 5:09:31 PM
When my skin was oily, I discovered that just using regular hydrogen peroxide on my blemishes worked better for me than stronger drying commercial preparations - as it wasn't as harsh - & cheap, too!!
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Duran baby wrote:
124) 5/9/2008 5:15:36 PM
OMFG I NEVER GET THE DANG COUPON!!!!!! Anyways, what I use to keep my skin clear is to wash my face with this face wash: http://usa.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/00077?expand=FacialCare It smells AMAZING and takes away redness. For stubborn zits, I add a drop of water to the bar and make it a treatment for zits...great overnight.
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Nic-a jette wrote:
125) 5/9/2008 5:15:45 PM
I like to use toothpaste to get rid of thost pesky pimples :-)
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:) :) :) wrote:
126) 5/9/2008 5:53:44 PM
I have a small tube of a great clay mask for when pimples pop up. I put a dab of it on the blemish leave it on until it dries and my pimple is gone!
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gwinevar wrote:
127) 5/9/2008 6:28:00 PM
I use tea tree oil soap on my flare up problem areas and tea tree oil on a wet cotton ball to really wipe below the surface. After a good gentle wash and rub I let my face air dry and then use a tea tree soothing gel for the really dry spots once I'm done. It was the answer to my 10 year bout with all the time acne and now it helps between cycles too.
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jennifer6090 wrote:
128) 5/9/2008 6:29:03 PM
THis is a great product cleared up my daughters mosquito bites its great and very recommended.
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tally wrote:
129) 5/9/2008 6:52:28 PM
A small dab of toothpaste does the trick for me.
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Hanns wrote:
130) 5/9/2008 7:38:55 PM
I love Clearasil. It takes a couple days, but if you rub it on every morning, after like 4 days, the pimples are gone!
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momtofivecuties wrote:
131) 5/9/2008 7:44:09 PM
I try to keep acne away by drinking lots of water and cleaning my face every day. Also, Vitamin A and E help keep skin clear. When I have a pimple now and then I use a product by Clean and Clear or anything with benzoyl peroxide.
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mandamob wrote:
132) 5/9/2008 7:47:58 PM
I use vitamin e oil on my pimples.
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hello kitty wrote:
133) 5/9/2008 7:49:02 PM
I think the best way to dry out a pimple is to make sure you clean your face before bed really well... and to prevent pimples in the future make sure you always wash your face before bed and dont get to bed with makeup on your face...... to dry out the pimple try a dab of toothpaste....
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getdownsista wrote:
134) 5/9/2008 7:49:31 PM
Like many others I normally just wash my face and use some good old fashion toothpaste. Also, I sometimes dab a little alcohol on the pimple as well. They both seem to work for me.
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M.C. wrote:
135) 5/9/2008 7:57:23 PM
I JUST GOT MY TEA TREE BLEMISH STICK AND I LOVE IT! I CAN ALREADY SEE SUCH A GREAT DIFFERENCE.
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Heather123 wrote:
136) 5/9/2008 8:16:30 PM
A treatment device like the Zeno, Thermaclear, or Pretika's DermaHeat (that I recommend because it works great, is around $50 and you don't have to buy replacement carthridges), all work really well, and yes I have them all. It works the best if you can catch the pimple before it breaks through the skin. If you can get it then, more often than not, it will be gone by the next day. I've also noticed that using a cleanser for acne makes my skin worse. I use a gentle cleanser twice a day, and use pure witch hazel as a toner (you can add a little lavender oil if you like). As for a moisturizer, if you have oily, acne prone skin, hazelnut oil is a GREAT moisturizer. It's an oil, but it is astringent, and it will balance out your skin's oil production. Just be sure to still use sun protection. My skin has cleared considerably after using this method.
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annidav wrote:
137) 5/9/2008 8:26:09 PM
I keep my face clear of all makeup and apply small amount of mint julip mask and I don't touch it. I will be trying the Tea Tree Blemish Stick. **Thanks to all for your pimple be gone secrets**
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Hockeewmn wrote:
138) 5/9/2008 8:29:14 PM
Toothpaste actually really helps.
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ACP wrote:
139) 5/9/2008 8:31:30 PM
Toothpaste dries 'em out overnight.
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raynette wrote:
140) 5/9/2008 8:48:54 PM
I don't know if there is science to back this up, but it seems that the more tea I drink the clearer my skin stays. I like herbal teas because they are naturally decaffinated, so I don't have to be worried about being kept awake at night.
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Ginn wrote:
141) 5/9/2008 9:07:19 PM
I like to make a mask of 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tbs honey, and 2tbs of quaker oatmeal. Mix well and let sit for one hour in refrigerator, place on face and soak in a hot bath and relax. Your skin will love you after. I usually do this once a week to escape the world of madness outside.
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Kat du Jeran wrote:
142) 5/9/2008 9:09:57 PM
I've used this product for years and I love it, its especially great for puffy eyes in the morning. It even stop the itching on bug bites. The only problem is that if you have dry skin, it can leave your skin somewhat dry after using it.
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MzShanon wrote:
143) 5/9/2008 9:50:33 PM
I find sulfur masks to be very helpful in reducing painful irritated pimples. I also use it as a spot treatment overnight on those painful cysts.
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Blonde Gothic wrote:
144) 5/9/2008 9:54:25 PM
WASH YOUR PILLOWCASES. I started washing my pillowcases once a week and saw a dramatic decrease in breaking out and skin irritation. Think of all the grit and grim from your hair or from drool or just the day itself and it builds on the pillows. Washing them once a week eliminates that and helps decrease breakouts. It helped me.
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Lipglosslover wrote:
145) 5/9/2008 10:00:07 PM
I just use toothpaste overnight to harden the pimple and sometimes I use benzoyl peroxide 5-10% formulation for extreem zits or I let nature take its course and rid of the pimple or sometimes I use Preparation-H. Just dab a tiny bit when its starting to form and it will shrink it.
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Mary-Sue Slayer wrote:
146) 5/9/2008 10:04:56 PM
Asprin. You can use is as a facial mask or as spot treatment. Just take 1-5 asprin tablets, add some water and let them dissolve, mix it up and use it anywhere you need it. Wait until it dries and rinse off. Use once a week for spot-free skin. Just make sure you moisturize after you use it, especialy if you have dry skin.
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JSD wrote:
147) 5/9/2008 10:29:09 PM
Call me old school, but I still dab a bit of toothpaste on my pimples overnight and they actually "deflate" by the morning. I don't know why this works, but it does!
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falalalala wrote:
148) 5/9/2008 10:35:29 PM
I use witch hazel every night and it works really well. Sometimes i also wipe my face with Stridex after the witch hazel and my face is mostly clear in the morning!
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LMiller wrote:
149) 5/9/2008 10:41:41 PM
On the big red pimples that never seem to go away, believe it or not just plain toothpaste does the trick. Also, Neosporin clears pimples up fast as well!
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emgeee! wrote:
150) 5/9/2008 11:45:02 PM
if you need to get rid of pimples over night colgate plain white toothpaste dries out your zit overnight. if you need on the spot treatment, ice reduces swelling.
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k28t27 wrote:
151) 5/9/2008 11:46:33 PM
Has anyone tried putting toothpaste on your pimple? I'm sure thats the most common, but also to get rid of the redness (not only in your eyes) but of your pimple but some visine on it, also for a facial... pepto bismal works best, even mixing kitty litter with water can work as a face mask. I know the kitty litter one sounds gross, so if you don't want to try that definitely try the Pepto Bismal facial, it works better than any other peel off face mask, and it leaves your skin feeling so smooth.
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JDSA wrote:
152) 5/10/2008 12:11:41 AM
Using hemorrhoid cream, even the cheap drugstore kind, will not only lessen the redness & irritation of a pimple but help shrink it down from an red, bulged annoyance
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JDSA wrote:
153) 5/10/2008 12:12:40 AM
Using hemorrhoid cream, even the cheap drugstore kind, will not only lessen the redness & irritation of a pimple but help shrink it down from a bulging, red annoyance that it starts out as
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crybergman wrote:
154) 5/10/2008 1:59:43 AM
For pesky pimples first I try not to squeeze them, if it needs to be done I try not to over due it. Then I just wash my face massaging the cleanser in and rinsing off with lots of water. I only wash once a day unless I have worn make up and then I just rinse with water the second time so that I don't dry out.
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jtowngenie wrote:
155) 5/10/2008 3:37:21 AM
Toothpaste! It sounds crazy, but put a little dab on a bright red sore one and it will start to not only disappear but be less painful! Any brand will work, too!
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Lollipop wrote:
156) 5/10/2008 3:45:48 AM
Using a mild astringent such as witch hazel before applying make up and also before bedtime seems to reduce my breakouts. Also, when I do get a blemish - taking ibuprofen seems to reduce inflammation and using a small dab of toothpaste dries it out!
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tribecca wrote:
157) 5/10/2008 4:24:55 AM
I use Clean & Clear Persagel and it works great.
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indreams wrote:
158) 5/10/2008 5:45:36 AM
I find that using something somewhat drying helps because my skin is so oily. i got a prescription cream that is my new beauty miracle. it i better than anything i tried from a store (and i tried them...proactive, aveda, clean and clear, biore.....) i highly recomend seeing a doctor if nothing in the store helps. oh and dont touch the offending spots! no matter how tempting.....
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moose girl wrote:
159) 5/10/2008 9:24:15 AM
i use noxema towllets they already have to soap in them so they are easy to use and you just throw them ayaway when you are done so everyday i use one of those and and every other day i use apricot scrub after every day after do that i put on an avon product called nutura then in the morning i use mary kay acne gel i always know when i forget to do this because i break out really bad
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RckNRollBlues wrote:
160) 5/10/2008 10:03:20 AM
I just put toothpaste on mine!
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kkk wrote:
161) 5/10/2008 10:27:01 AM
I have always used Tea Tree oil for blemishes. This is the first blemish stick I've seen and can't wait to try it.
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TLC wrote:
162) 5/10/2008 11:42:46 AM
An overnight cure for zits that I have become attached to is toothpaste. Just dab a little on the blemish right before you go to bed and in the morning the blemish will have shrunk dramatically. But make sure the toothpaste you use doesn't have the tartar protection or anything fancy. You just want the regular light blue toothpaste. Also, take some Ibuprofen to help the swelling go down as well as the redness. IT WORKS, trust me!
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SuperLexi wrote:
163) 5/10/2008 11:42:50 AM
My pimple-gone-secret is that I put some neosporin directly on a pimple after I have popped it. (Please do this at night).
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dvg wrote:
164) 5/10/2008 12:13:16 PM
I love tea tree oil as well! But first, I usually wet a wash cloth with warm water and hold it over my face - especially any area with a pimple - this opens the pores and then I apply the tea tree oil. It works great to dry up the pimple. It also helps to make sure you remove all your makeup before bed. Be kind to your face and keep it clean of makeup when you can. =)
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MsPoca22 wrote:
165) 5/10/2008 1:11:12 PM
I put a little bit of alcohol on a cotton ball, clean the pimple and apply Clean and Clear Acne Advantage Spot treatment. Just don't pop the pimple! The more you mess with it, the more your skin will scar.
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toasted wrote:
166) 5/10/2008 1:24:56 PM
Benzoyl peroxide, it dries them up like heck.
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toasted wrote:
167) 5/10/2008 1:25:06 PM
Benzoyl peroxide, it dries them up like heck.
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sarahjane wrote:
168) 5/10/2008 2:43:22 PM
I usually wash the area at least three times a day, and then leave a little dab of the soap on the spot overnight! It doesn't work everytime, but it definitely seems to at least speed things up!
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batyisrael wrote:
169) 5/10/2008 8:06:11 PM
It sounds really weird, but honey on a bandaid works miracles.
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BKchick wrote:
170) 5/10/2008 8:41:38 PM
I know this might sound gross, but I promise it really works. When I feel a pimple coming, what I do is put some of my saliva on it and it clears up within a day or two.
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Bethany wrote:
171) 5/10/2008 10:42:58 PM
i have used toothpaste before. just use enough to cover it and leave it on over night. also, if you apple cide vinegar that also works
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Diane wrote:
172) 5/11/2008 1:36:18 AM
I use this over the counter drug called Zypzap and it works wonders! It is 10% benzoic Acid or something and so it's really strong. It can be drying but just don't overdo it!
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golosa wrote:
173) 5/11/2008 3:08:44 AM
my friends told me about this product and said its really good... i tried it and i likes so i just wanna wait a little bit and then buy it!!
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MistyShain wrote:
174) 5/11/2008 8:44:38 AM
Can't stand those nasty visitors. It makes me feel better to know I have something to fend 'em off with.
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Anna Banana wrote:
175) 5/11/2008 11:53:16 AM
AHH! im so excited to get this! i have so many zits that are still on my face since 2 weeks a go!
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lora wrote:
176) 5/11/2008 12:46:06 PM
that sounds great!!!!!!!!!!
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Diva1 wrote:
177) 5/11/2008 1:01:20 PM
My tip for removing pimples is using toothpaste. Dab white toothpaste, not the gel kind,and let it sit on your face overnight.
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ams wrote:
178) 5/11/2008 3:00:35 PM
Put a little toothpaste on at night and in the morning the blemish will be dried up and the redness is reduced
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drea wrote:
179) 5/11/2008 4:08:59 PM
i use a dab of plain white tooth paste on the blemish to dry it out. leave it there while you do your hair or eat breakfast or somehting. if its a really bad one you can even do it iver night. it dries out the pimple. then take a wet rag and micrwave it for about 30 seconds to get it really hot. hold over face for a couple of minutes then wash as usual. after you wash you face with hot water you should always rinse with cold water to close the pores.
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court wrote:
180) 5/11/2008 4:56:07 PM
I have my favorite soap which is by Johnson and Johnson. It is the liquid form of purpose! WONDERFUL!!! It won't dry out your face at all!
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Burkester wrote:
181) 5/11/2008 7:01:51 PM
i often put ice on them. i find that it really brings down the redness :)
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Sarah1208! wrote:
182) 5/11/2008 8:37:40 PM
Hey that stick looks really interesting, where can I get it from?
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tulyssa wrote:
183) 5/12/2008 1:08:02 AM
this looks cool!
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rcpm wrote:
184) 5/12/2008 8:58:47 AM
I use lemon,and tumeric paste. Indian people use tumeric alot to remove marks on their skin, and the lemon not only makes your face smell lemmony fresh it also dries up the pimple...well for me that is!!!
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leezy wrote:
185) 5/12/2008 12:00:19 PM
Great site, love the makeup! Cant wait to get my stuff i ordered today!
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Blemish treatment wrote:
186) 5/12/2008 9:47:12 AM
I have a great blemish treatment that I have found works with my combination skin. Its very easy and you make it at home; most of us have these ingredients at home and if you dont, its very inexpensive. Tomato Blemish Remedy 1 tomato, ripe, chopped 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 T instant style oatmeal or old fashioned rolled oats Blend all ingredients until just combined, in a paste. Apply to blemished skin, making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay in place. Leave in place 10 minutes. Remove with damp washcloth, and rinse and tone. Good luck! Cris B.
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charz wrote:
187) 5/12/2008 12:37:26 PM
is this out already? i would really like to try it out =) i really do hate all those uninvited guests that show up out of now where...
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jamiec07 wrote:
188) 5/12/2008 2:27:01 PM
i would be extremely excited to try out this new product! i try everything to clear up those problem spots. ick!
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HighOf75 wrote:
189) 5/12/2008 2:31:46 PM
I have been using the Clean and Clear acne kit, and although it takes a long time, my skin is finally beginning to clear up. Also, I quit using conditioner in the shower and started using the spray-in kind after I was done. This has helped immensely with acne on my back and along my hairline.
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lena wrote:
190) 5/12/2008 4:25:46 PM
I rub apple cidar vinegar on them...but only do it at night, or else you'll smell like a salad.
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salsa wrote:
191) 5/12/2008 4:28:31 PM
In the past, I have seen Dermatologists for my adult acne. Some medications worked some didnt but more and more I'm leaning toward all -natural treatments since these are safer, sometimes more cost effective and work really well. My two favorite all-natural treatments are Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water, which i used as a toner. Even though the smell is powerful and takes some getting used to, it has definitely benefited me. It works really well for over all tone, gives a healthy glow, and because of the anti-oxidants in it, it fights bacteria causing breakouts. As an added plus, this is also a lightening agent, so its good to use on liver spots or melasma to help them fade. Cant go wrong with all those benefits. I mix 1 part organic apple cider vinegar with 1 part distilled water and used that as my toner. Been using it for four months now and i can see a big healthy difference!
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snippie wrote:
192) 5/12/2008 4:49:15 PM
i use a green clay mask. It helps with oil control.
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jdawgg wrote:
193) 5/12/2008 8:06:05 PM
I think that this would be a GREAT product for anyone with acne problems. It looks like it would clear up my skin and make it healthy again!!
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Himay wrote:
194) 5/12/2008 9:36:46 PM
Im so glad that there is something natural out there to help fight pimles. I occasionally get a pesky pimple and it ruins my day. With this product it sounds like it will work great for me!
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ELFlover wrote:
195) 5/12/2008 9:43:24 PM
I use the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System, and it really works wonders. I also use there Mosturizing lotion every morning. I love Clinique soo much because its 100% frangrance free, so its good for everyones skin. There products really keep my skin flawless, therefore I totally recommend it. <3
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Blemished wrote:
196) 5/12/2008 9:55:44 PM
I have reoccurring scars on my face, and HATE it. I really don't know what to do about it, I've tried almost everything!
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tdrain wrote:
197) 5/12/2008 10:40:51 PM
I think that this is such a great idea! FINALLY THERE IS SOMETHING THAT MAY WORK OVERNIGHT!
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fashionsmashion wrote:
198) 5/12/2008 11:29:14 PM
i'd totally go for one of these. i have blemishes everyday, since my skin isn't so great.
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TC wrote:
199) 5/12/2008 11:40:30 PM
I like to use a hot washcloth to try to get rid of the bump then i use a deep cleansing astringent to tackle the rest of the job.
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Ama86 wrote:
200) 5/12/2008 11:53:38 PM
I always get pimples when I have exams. What I do is clense my face before I sleep and apply Normaderm on to the pimple. It really works !
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Rae Rae 21 wrote:
201) 5/13/2008 3:01:25 AM
this product sounds great i am excited to try it.
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Lynn70 wrote:
202) 5/13/2008 9:54:16 AM
I am so excited about trying your make up! I can't wait for my shipment to come in.
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purplyrose wrote:
203) 5/13/2008 3:23:08 PM
I certainly wouldn't call myself super human, but I rarely get pimples. When I do, (this is gross) I pop them, put neosporine on it and cover it up with a bandaid. It actually deminishes to practically gone overnight.
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bak333 wrote:
204) 5/13/2008 3:35:28 PM
This looks great, now in my 50's and I seem to have breakouts. Gotta have this
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NYCAlisa wrote:
205) 5/13/2008 4:11:54 PM
My mom's secret...that I've carried on is to mix salt and a little water and use for exfoliation. It works :)
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luvbugmummy3 wrote:
206) 5/13/2008 4:12:28 PM
I know you should NEVER pick blemishes; however sometimes you just can't help yourself! So if you must get rid of that nasty whitehead or blackhead (sorry it is gross), you are then left with a red sploch! What to do, well you know the product that claims "it gets the red out?" Yes that is true Visine also works on red areas left on the face after you have picked that blemish. Try it!
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BLoNdiE968 wrote:
207) 5/13/2008 4:13:36 PM
hot rag on the face then squeeze away it opens up your pores and makes it easier and less irritation
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Bakersdozen wrote:
208) 5/13/2008 4:14:05 PM
I have found that a food astringent helps with pimples. I used to use "Sea Breeze". I would also say drinking lots of water and changing sheets and pillow cases also helps. If it is a serious case, it should be discussed with a doctor.
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Long stay eye shadow wrote:
209) 5/13/2008 4:21:02 PM
Sometimes I put on eye shadow and by the end of the day some of the color as worn off. Want to make your shadow last longer? Dip your eyeshadow brush in a little bit of water and then dip your brush into your favorite shadow and apply. The color will last all day, it will give the shadow a cremey feel and the color will pop.
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adm wrote:
210) 5/13/2008 4:23:05 PM
The Tea Tree Blemish Stick is the best!
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ELF Lover!! wrote:
211) 5/13/2008 4:28:21 PM
I lke the idea of the Blemish Touch Stick - I will have to try that. Not just for the pimples but the insect bites, etc. My past remedy has been the tried and true toothpaste on the pimple and letting it dry. Seems to work every time.....and your face smells minty fresh!
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Aiko wrote:
212) 5/13/2008 4:43:01 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide is GREAT for clearing up skin. You're not supposed to use it over large ares or for a long time, so it's probably best to use just a few days before a dance or special occasion. Also, don't use it on fake tanned skin! Or over your eyebrows.
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angesmith wrote:
213) 5/13/2008 4:48:55 PM
Use a very small dab of toothpaste or rubbing alcohol on the pimple - it will help dry it up!
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Andie wrote:
214) 5/13/2008 4:51:20 PM
Apple Cider Vinegar! A little topical application as a toner each time I wash my face, and a tbsp to a cup of water really makes a difference for my skin.
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yosedream wrote:
215) 5/13/2008 8:58:50 PM
I used to use that stuff. It is great! Definitely one of the best pimple helpers I ever bought!
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Proactive :D wrote:
216) 5/13/2008 9:01:04 PM
I use ProActive and it works great. In just a few weeks, my face cleared up. Of course, when I don't use it regularly, I break out. However, it doesn't work for my younger sister.
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yaya22 wrote:
217) 5/13/2008 9:27:48 PM
I am going to try this product. Hopefully it works
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ForeverDcember wrote:
218) 5/13/2008 9:40:38 PM
I think the best thing to do in most cases is leave it alone. I have found that the more I try to cover it the more obvious it is. Once you mess with it, it will make the skin around it more inflammed and bruised or if you try to cover it, the area gets caked with makeup.
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Coco wrote:
219) 5/13/2008 4:51:52 PM
My uninvited guests always appear when I'm around my super-critical stepmother, a new boyfriend, or a catty girlfriend. So in addition to proper maintenance and mainlining on my Zeno, I've found a few emergency treatments that will do the trick: 1. If I'm going to bed alone, I dab on a spot of toothpaste before hitting the hay. 2. Cortizone cream always works, but it thins the skin over time and is an absolute last resort! 3. If I have to look good while fighting an inflamed zit, I dab a bit of perfume on it. Yes, it hurts like hell but the alcohol dries up the crud quickly and the fab smell is the only evidence. 4. A used peppermint tea bag placed over the spot will dry it up, but a paste of baking soda and tea tree oil dries it up faster! 5. To keep my skin looking good I purchased a couple of thrift-store lamps and two infrared bulbs, one red and one blue. The red helps with inflammatory issues and the blue encourages collagen growth (or so the spa says, but they charge a lot more)! 6. I heard that most people have at least some degree of allergic reaction to dairy and wheat products, so I adopted a vegan, gluten- free diet. Not only is my skin clearer, but I no longer struggle with my weight, don't have to worry about BSE/trichinosis/mercury etc., and feel great about not contributing to the food shortage or global warming! :-)
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Babybearlove wrote:
220) 5/13/2008 4:55:17 PM
I always used toothpaste at night. It tends to make them dry up faster.
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Teampayne wrote:
221) 5/13/2008 4:55:46 PM
This product sounds great! I need to get it! And of course the price can't be beat. I love that it is natural.
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krissy liz <3 **14** wrote:
222) 5/13/2008 5:02:30 PM
I HAVE A TRICK THAT HELPS ME WITH MY PIMPLES AT NIGHT WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE SHOWER AND JUST WASHED YOUR FACE I KNOW YOUR GOING TO BE TIRED BUT STOP AND PUT NEOSPORIN ON THOSE SPOTS YOU HAVE PROBLEMES WITH ITLL HELP JUST USE THAT FOR A COUPLE NIGHTS AND SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES!!!! :)
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Mona wrote:
223) 5/13/2008 5:05:51 PM
asprin mask works great on me, its basicaly just a home made mask using asprin,honey and a few drops of water. I use it as soon as i feel a pimple and the next day the pimple would be gone! It also evens out my skin tone from pimple scarring from previous years, and the honey makes my skin feel super soft!
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christyleanne wrote:
224) 5/13/2008 5:07:13 PM
I drink lots of water and use tea tree oil. Just a small amount.
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ekware2003 wrote:
225) 5/13/2008 5:09:08 PM
He that is a great idea! I will try it.
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Diya wrote:
226) 5/13/2008 5:14:21 PM
My secret is to prevent pimples from growing as much by using only 100% aloe vera gel as a moisturizer in the summer.
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floridasurfer wrote:
227) 5/13/2008 5:19:27 PM
I wash my face and then apply an egg white mask for about 10 minutes. A good night's sleep also helps clear up troubled skin...
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Ang1984 wrote:
228) 5/13/2008 5:34:01 PM
I like to use elf's concealer... I put it on my blemish before I go to bed and it helps dry it out:). Also, toothpaste helps...put a dab of toothpaste on your blemish and let it dry before going to bed, in the morning when you wake up the blemish is usually smaller and then I use elf concealer on it before putting on my foundation.
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Rosy Glow wrote:
229) 5/13/2008 5:34:54 PM
I use a tea tree facial soap and it prevents breakouts/blanishing little emerging blemishes amazingly well!
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jcarter10 wrote:
230) 5/13/2008 5:40:24 PM
Toothpaste and visine can take the red out. Don't pick and coat with benzoyl every night. To prevent make sure and use a AHA or BHA topical product every night.
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Daydreamer Len wrote:
231) 5/13/2008 5:41:01 PM
If the break out is severe, you can also crush one half of an aspirin tablet in a teaspoon, add a bit of water and put that on the spots. Leave it overnight and wash with warm water in the morning. It fights the bacteria quite well.
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Jana wrote:
232) 5/13/2008 5:41:06 PM
I have used lemon oil in the past, you can get it from a real food store! It actually works pretty well, you can feel them drying up the minute you put it on.
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diananichole wrote:
233) 5/13/2008 5:41:55 PM
toothpaste on the pimple over night works great!
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kissagain wrote:
234) 5/13/2008 5:53:32 PM
I usually rub a bit of hydrocortisone on my pimples when they are in the process of forming. Within about two days or so the pimples dry up and disappear.
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dodo bird wrote:
235) 5/13/2008 5:57:58 PM
my personal favorite is the good old clean and clear acne spot treatment. It gets rid of pimples, without leavcing your skin flakey and red. And the best part is, you can still be in the sun with it on, as long as you have sunscreen overtop!
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habesha_gyrl80 wrote:
236) 5/13/2008 6:37:49 PM
I've always found that placing a dab of toothpaste on a whitehead always helps to draw it out to a head. When I've done this, the pimple goes away without causing any scars or any subsequent blemishes.
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B!ANCA wrote:
237) 5/13/2008 6:49:33 PM
I use a product called "Skin Renu", which is a drying lotion thats gets rid and prevents pimples and blackheads. I dab it on my pimple at night and in the morning the results are amazing, usually the pimple is gone or a lot smaller. I also use "Revlon Color Stay Blemish Concealer" which really covers up pimples and helps clear them too! =]
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bek wrote:
238) 5/13/2008 6:49:52 PM
I like to mix an acne spot treatment with salicylic acid with triple antibiotic ointment. It kills the pimple, heals the area & doesn't over dry.
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dramaqueen'93 wrote:
239) 5/13/2008 6:57:15 PM
What do I do to get rid of nasty pimples/ acne? I tried this last night and it worked! warm water up for about 1:11 seconds. Depending on the power of your microwave, time varies. MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU DO THIS THE WATER IS NOT TO HOT! Then using a cotton swab, dip it in the water. Quickly, so that not very much heat leaves the cotton swab touch it to the pimple/ acne. Do this a few more times and your acne swelling will probably go down. You may want to do this a couple days in a row to get rid of it. I also use Proactiv, which helps a lot too!
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Akiva7 wrote:
240) 5/13/2008 7:19:13 PM
Toothpaste. Good old boring white stuff. A little on the zit the night before and the next morning the pimple is greatly deiminished if not gone.
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purpleisprettiful wrote:
241) 5/13/2008 7:22:49 PM
I just cleanse with a good LUSH cleanser or soap (they're not drying), use a Tea Tree toner, and use a LIGHT moisterizer, maybe with SPF. I know, real basic, but there's a reason it's so basic!
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dsyumbsbyq wrote:
242) 5/13/2008 7:24:53 PM
My favorite is baking soda and water I never have pimples thanks to this old trick.
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bibi wrote:
243) 5/13/2008 7:27:22 PM
My solution. Use Ice. This will reduce the redness of the pimple. Next apply a dab of toothpaste. Weird, but it will reduce the pimple the next day.
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Morrigan wrote:
244) 5/13/2008 7:34:39 PM
Toothpaste works in a pinch--but the end all and be all of zit removal is Polysporin (the cream, not the ointment).
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kuebel wrote:
245) 5/13/2008 7:56:48 PM
a good night sleep and some toothpaste to dry it out
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lilith wrote:
246) 5/13/2008 8:09:16 PM
If I don't have anything specifically for pimples on hand, I take a dab of tooth paste and put it on right before bed. It's worked for me every time.
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bigKCfan wrote:
247) 5/13/2008 8:37:05 PM
I have to say I love tea tree oil for just about everthing. I was told to use plain white toothpaste on a really bad one I had and I resisted for a couple of days and then it was so painfull I tried it and it actually worked really, really well.
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kidsmom wrote:
248) 5/13/2008 7:59:59 PM
Aspirin Mask!!! Take 3 uncoated aspirin and put 3-4 drops of water on them in your hand. They will fall apart when pressed on. Then add about a tablespoon of honey to the aspirin and mix together. Rub this on your face for 2-3 minutes (it is also a scrub - so gently). Leave this mask on your face for 5 minutes then rinse off. I do this before bed once or twice a week and follow with a moisturizer that is noncomedogenic.
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Cwiddows wrote:
249) 5/13/2008 9:48:06 PM
Walgreens brand Alpha-Hydroxy cream! I've tried everything! When I get PMS, I get pimples and blackheads and it's been a never ending cycle. For me, I buy this $5 jar of alpha hydroxy cream and put it on under my moisturizer. It tingles and stings a bit after putting it on, but the results are awesome! My skin is more evenly toned and it really seems to dry up those pimples a lot quicker and they disappear within a few days. That and 2X weekly mud mask treatments combined with a gentle exfoliator before or after. Queen Helene's Mint Julep works for me!
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Naomi wrote:
250) 5/13/2008 9:55:35 PM
I use Witch Hazel and swipe the spot with a cotton ball. It dries out the pimple without drying my skin.
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stacebag wrote:
251) 5/13/2008 9:56:37 PM
I have a heck of a time with pimples, especially around that time of the month. So I'd love to try your remedy. Where is it available??
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joleigh wrote:
252) 5/13/2008 10:04:00 PM
I first ice it up! It helps with the swelling and inflammation. Then I cover the spot with a big blob of aloe vera... healing may take a few days, but at least there's no scar!
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Tii wrote:
253) 5/13/2008 10:07:19 PM
I was told by my makeup artist for my wedding to put a dab or toothpaste on a pimple and it really works. also try early on to put ice on it to reduce the inflammation.
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delaney523 wrote:
254) 5/13/2008 10:37:00 PM
I have been using this for a few years now and I love it. I absolutely love the convenience of the stick. It is so portable, I take it everywhere. I use it in the summertime when I want a quick dash of cool when the weather is hot. And when I'm on the phone and I feel a little oily I can roll a little on and not interrupt my call.
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Fruti3munchi3s wrote:
255) 5/13/2008 10:41:35 PM
One trick I like to do when I get that little monster pop up on my face is first pop it with one of those metal blackhead removers (even though it says "blackhead remover", it removes all kinds of pimples) then clean it out with a exfoliating scrub (any that works best for your skin type) and lastly cover up the crime scene with one of e.l.f.'s concealers. My favorite product to buy from here!! Believe me, the concealer here works just like those expensive brands you see in the store only this ones only a buck! :P
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Nikhita wrote:
256) 5/13/2008 11:04:42 PM
Whenever i have a zit coming up or sometimes whn you have tht redness and itch to touch it..picking on them is really bad ! here is wht works best for me..i use a little sandalwood powder,mix with few drops of rosewater and a drop of honey and put it on the zit ! sandal wood is coolent,honey is good for skin and rosewater is used for cleansing the skin. if this mixture is applied for 2-3 nights without picking on the pimple it helps to reduce the size and helps vanish it off from the face. this mixture can also be applied as a Home made Facepack mask! apply for 15 mins and then wash ur face with warm water and apply mosituriser. Traditionally in india turmeric mixed with few drops of water is also used as an antibiotic for superficial wounds,zits and small cuts on skin ! Also applying tooth paste helps to reduce the size of the zit when applied before bedtime ! lastly if the zit is too stubborn i apply some bactrim or neosporin on the pimple and let it go byitself slowly..wash your face in the morning and ALWAYS before bedtime n apply a good moisturizer without fail which is atleast having SPF more than 15 ! Try to avoid heavy thick makeup during the daytime and definitely NO makeup before bedtime..WASH WASH ur face and maintain a good skin regime and try not to clog your skin pores too much ! these are my tips...Hope it helps some of you too !
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courts wrote:
257) 5/13/2008 11:40:55 PM
Toothpaste! Dab a dime-sized amount on you finger and apply to those unwanted pimples before you go to bed. By the morning they'll be gone!
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Esor wrote:
258) 5/14/2008 12:46:38 AM
I've been looking for an answer to that question since forever... for some reason, I broke out like crazy since september... Anyone have tips for any great products? My skin is dry only on the cheeks, and normal/oily everywhere else. :(
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ubersexyjackie wrote:
259) 5/14/2008 1:11:59 AM
For pimples I try to just leave them alone and they're fine. But use some Neutrogena products for your face, its really nice to your skin. Just don't over wash your face, washing your face too much makes your face even oilier.
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chichi13 wrote:
260) 5/14/2008 1:12:56 AM
I have also had good results using tea tree oil for blemishes. I sometimes use witch hazel to dry out the excess oil. A friend of mine uses plain white toothpaste.
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jdusty wrote:
261) 5/14/2008 2:08:00 AM
I love Tea Tree Oil. It will be interesting to see how it works. I switched from foundation to mineral makeup and I rarely get breakouts.
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onmillertime wrote:
262) 5/14/2008 6:44:48 AM
Luckily for me, I have never really had a problem with pimples. The one or two times I have broken out I have always been able to get rid of them overnight by using straight rubbing alcohol on it. Clean your face really good and soak the area in cold rubbing alcohol...works like a champ for me!
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beyourslef wrote:
263) 5/14/2008 7:25:11 AM
wow,it looks good
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Baby Wash wrote:
264) 5/14/2008 8:16:13 AM
I find that if I was my face with Johnson & Johnson all over baby wash, my pimples diminish within a day or so, and my face doesn't dry out.
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MRG7669 wrote:
265) 5/14/2008 9:09:42 AM
I have found that using the elf mineral make-up helps clear up my face tremendously. It's lightweight and doesn't make your face oily. I had very bad skin before I started using the mineral make-up. I've been using it for about 4 months now and there was a complete change in my face! My face looks like I've always had clear skin!
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CFT wrote:
266) 5/14/2008 9:23:16 AM
I have found that in the past all the harsh treatments are hard on the face and tend to dry out the skin. What I have found that helps - use a facial scrub to cleanse (however, use a bath cloth or cotton to clean with), rinse with luke warm water and then apply a warm bath cloth on the area for a few minutes, finish off with a dab of regular Crest toothpaste and wash it off in the morning. This takes the redness out as well as shrink or get rid of the pimple. Candice Thomas Greensboro, NC
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meshell wrote:
267) 5/14/2008 9:58:27 AM
toothpaste
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Butta wrote:
268) 5/14/2008 10:08:38 AM
I find that every time I really crave chocolate or a soda is right about when I'm about to start that time of the month. If I deny myself those cravings I'm usually pimple free.
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mandaa wrote:
269) 5/14/2008 11:42:52 AM
i definately love this product! i saw the name and just HAD to leave a comment to help tell how amazing it is. not only does it help with the swelling and redness of pimples but stops mosquito bites from itching! a must!
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Gigi wrote:
270) 5/14/2008 11:49:42 AM
Whenever I have one of these moments I like to use astringent to dry them out & keep my skin fresh & clean. This might sound a bit strange but believe it or not one of my secrets is to use Vicks Vapor Rub on the blemish to reduce inflamation & clear it out faster. In a day or two the pimple is reduced or gone.
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Turneroneress wrote:
271) 5/14/2008 12:01:22 PM
I can't say I have ever tried that. I think I might now. I use proactiv currently and so far it has done the trick. But I notice during the summer when i get a tan I am less likely to wear make up at all and that does help. SO I would suggest to try to bronze up and go easy on the all over make up do some thing more dramatic with the eyes.
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KML wrote:
272) 5/14/2008 1:00:54 PM
Needed this product today. Thanks!
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supernaturalmom wrote:
273) 5/14/2008 1:04:55 PM
Best for quick fix is toothpaste. Dab will do it. Then wash off after 5 min or so. Then clean entire face with "witch hazel" with cotton ball. Do daily and your break outs will be alot less!
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lcorb26 wrote:
274) 5/14/2008 1:16:22 PM
Try white toothpaste (not the gel kind) and put on overnight- it removes the redness and swelling!
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eviltwin wrote:
275) 5/14/2008 3:32:46 PM
It's not fair...I still get them, I thought we were suppose to grow out of them!
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melsimpkins wrote:
276) 5/14/2008 4:03:28 PM
i absolutely love the nuetrogena mask/scrub. it leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean.for pimple emergencies i use a dab of caladryl lotion to dry up the pimple before bed.i have also applied eyedrops with a q-tip to the pimple to reduce redness.
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nj2ca2nc wrote:
277) 5/14/2008 4:46:22 PM
Hydrogen peroxide is the BEST. I've actually tried the Blemish Touch Stick before & LOVE it, but can't find it anymore.
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Dry, chapped lips wrote:
278) 5/14/2008 4:51:25 PM
Wear lipstick all day?...I know I do and my lips are quite tired by end of day. While nursing my daughter I used lanolin for sore, chapped or broken skin...and sometimes rubbed it on my lips--guess what a life saver! It can save chapped lips in minutes, I put it on every night and use it religiously! You can find it in the nursing aisle of the baby section or pharmacy. You'll never have chapped or cracked lips again. It even works on dry skin patches. I tube will last you over a year--a little goes a long way!
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Iloveu4ever wrote:
279) 5/14/2008 4:54:43 PM
I love ELF's stuff but shippings bad
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ladonna wrote:
280) 5/14/2008 4:58:06 PM
Whenever I feel like I have a pimple starting I wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and put it where the redness is for about 10-15 minutes and I make sure that I do something to destress that day like take a bath (the steam from the hot water is really good for making sure pores get extra clean when you wash!)
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la la wrote:
281) 5/14/2008 6:16:29 PM
I think this ad is great to offer a item that will get rid of blemishes pimples etc. I would like to also say that this is a really good website that is fun to visit. la la
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<3 bail <3 wrote:
282) 5/14/2008 6:52:01 PM
hi everyone! i just wanted to let you know that this product is absolutly amazinggg!! i used it for the first time and i woke up the next morning after putting it on and it was already half gone! so i put it on again in the morning and before i went to sleep, and i woke up and the pimple was gone!!!! this is great i totally recommend this try it!!! Bail
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ral2p4 wrote:
283) 5/14/2008 8:00:23 PM
I would love one of these! Where can I get it? ral2p4@mizzou.edu
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Yaritza <3 wrote:
284) 5/14/2008 8:39:04 PM
Ahhh!!!!! I hate those little irritations. Something i do if it gets really bad is use a face mask made of plain quaker oatmeal, honey, and little bit of warm water. Works for me, so yo can try it too.!!
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MakeupGirl wrote:
285) 5/14/2008 10:48:37 PM
My secret for getting ride of pimples is easy. I wash my face every night before I go to bed. It sounds simple, and it really is. My acne problem has diminished and now I am left with a clean face!
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chichi13 wrote:
286) 5/15/2008 12:05:27 AM
I recently tried a new face product by St. Ives called warming face scrub. It smells great and gets warm when it comes in contact with water. My pores feel so clean after using it.
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Billi Jo wrote:
287) 5/15/2008 12:09:47 AM
i need this product it looks like it really works.. i think i will try it out
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Andrea wrote:
288) 5/15/2008 8:22:05 AM
I hate my pimples! I have tried alot of different things to get rid of them, or at least make them look better, but nothing has worked, so I will definitely try this!
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Dharris wrote:
289) 5/15/2008 9:14:00 AM
I find that I just need to make sure I wash up all of my makeup before bed. I know that does not sound like much of a secret, but I usually don't break out at all if I take of my make up before bed.
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JennyK wrote:
290) 5/15/2008 11:03:13 AM
I know this is crazy and you have probably heard it before, but it works- the toothpaste trick ( and I mean paster not gel). It really works, esp. the monsters with big white painful heads. Put a glob of paste on the monster zit before you go to bed and in the morning when you wash off the crusty residue the pimple should basically be gone- it works for me!!
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Betsey wrote:
291) 5/15/2008 1:34:08 PM
I've always heard that putting toothpaste (not the gel kind) on a pimple will dry it out. I've done that a few times and it seemed to work.
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msu2law wrote:
292) 5/15/2008 1:51:17 PM
These seem so cool. I love the idea of soothing as well as healing. I need to get some for myself.
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mlb wrote:
293) 5/15/2008 1:55:02 PM
looks like a good product to carry around in my handbag!
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KeKel wrote:
294) 5/15/2008 5:11:02 PM
Baking soda mixed with water,leave it on for onenight
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silverxuan wrote:
295) 5/15/2008 5:42:03 PM
I never thought it to be true, but toothpaste! I tried it and it worked! Who would've thought?!
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Music wrote:
296) 5/15/2008 7:27:28 PM
I want to try this! Where can I get the Tea Tree Blemish Stick?
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JenniePug wrote:
297) 5/15/2008 8:13:11 PM
I think we have all realized that the more we touch our face, the more likely we are to have acne problems in those areas. I have been trying to make myself aware of when I start to touch my face and pull away and I have already noticed the difference. Very little problems, and the one I had last was only noticable for one day!
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GA Girl wrote:
298) 5/15/2008 8:29:26 PM
For those really red, irritated pimples, put a drop of visine on them. "It takes the red out!"
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Mela wrote:
299) 5/15/2008 8:43:58 PM
WOW! WOW! WOW! I just received my "goodies" and all I can say is WOW! I just love it all. The "Want It" is a variety of so many items and more than I imagined! I will continue to order and spread the news to all my friends.
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tsantabarbara wrote:
300) 5/15/2008 11:25:38 PM
This is a great product.
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nopimples wrote:
301) 5/15/2008 11:56:57 PM
Well the essential to nice skin is basically the food that you consume on an everyday basis. I eat very healthy, but when it comes to oily foods i can guarntee a breakout the next day. Sleep is definitely a plus as well.
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Rigits wrote:
302) 5/16/2008 12:06:52 AM
baking soda mixed with a bit of water. Wait until it dries, brush it off then wash your beautiful new face!
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MelissaJG wrote:
303) 5/16/2008 12:54:05 AM
I have also found that a little bit of toothpaste works to heal them up super fast. Just put a dab on a go to bed it seems to dry it out and make your face smell good. I have also found that clearasil ultra vanishing treatment cream works very well too!
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Vero wrote:
304) 5/16/2008 9:47:25 AM
One thing that I do when I do get pimples is simple, just pour onto a container the juice of a fresh line, then add boiled milk and also a tsp of glycerine and it does work.
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discoduck wrote:
305) 5/16/2008 6:36:17 PM
this stuff works great
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Pimple Solutions.. wrote:
306) 5/16/2008 8:47:25 PM
Okay, here is something that any girl can love. I suffer from adult acne and when I feel a bout coming on I use Queen Helene's Green clay mask. It is about 3.99 for a big tube. Just put in on and let it dry then wash it off. Afterwords, you skin is beautiful. It also helps to make pimples less noticeable.
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Amyrose wrote:
307) 5/17/2008 12:01:38 PM
i have used the clean and clear products; the morning burst facial cleanser; black head gentle scrub; and morning burst moisturizer as well as the astringent. it works very well; and have gotten rid of and prevented many nasty little pimples!
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jorae wrote:
308) 5/17/2008 12:04:37 PM
I once read in a magazine Heidi Klum uses toothpaste as an overnight spot treatment for pimples. My thoughts were "if it works for a supermodel, it will work for me". And it REALLY does! Just make sure to only use it directly on pimples, because over use can cause dryness.
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Sunnia1 wrote:
309) 5/17/2008 12:15:21 PM
I am so tired of having white heads and pimples please help me learn how to get pid of them becaus I am a picker.
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skincarejunky wrote:
310) 5/17/2008 1:34:48 PM
I have very sensitive skin and it breaks out often. I cant use most products because they dry me out. Ive found Serious Skin Cares Continuously Clear Adult line works well for me. Also for a huge painful zit that pops up overnight I use a drying lotion with sulfur and salisylic acid such as By Bye Blemish, Ive found its kinder than toothpaste and works better too
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skincarejunky wrote:
311) 5/17/2008 1:36:09 PM
I have very sensitive skin and it breaks out often. I cant use most products because they dry me out. Ive found Serious Skin Cares Continuously Clear Adult line works well for me. Also for a huge painful zit that pops up overnight I use a drying lotion with sulfur and salisylic acid such as By Bye Blemish, Ive found its kinder than toothpaste and works better too
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ss75 wrote:
312) 5/17/2008 2:01:12 PM
I usually try clearsil-whic works in a day or 2 but does work for me. Meanwhile I use mineral concealer which faded it a little & make it less red & shiny.
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flnikki wrote:
313) 5/17/2008 2:55:54 PM
I KID U NOT. Monday I woke up with one of these painful under the skin pimples. I get them about 4x a year and they take about 2 weeks to vanish. There is this thing called a "zeno" 200 bucks to heat a pimple 119 degrees for about 2 min to kill the bacteria that formed the zit.The zit goes in 24hr ssooooo.... I got about 8 demitasse spoons(small spoons)from my silverware drawer, then I heated 1/2 cup of water in my microwave for about 2min45secs. I put the spoons in a coffee mug,poured the hot water in and let the spoons get hot(metal spoons)I took out a spoon wiped it dry and quickly placed it on the zit,as the spoon cooled,i grabbed another from the cup and place the cool spoon back in the water to warm up i did this for 3 min b4 dinner the zit shrank and stopped hurting,3 min againb4 bed in the morning the monster wasnt visible and i had to feel around for it by Tue. midday NOTHING!! NO BUMP NO PAIN NO SCAR! I was gonna buy a zeno I was so upset about this zit. Save the money buy using"spoono" and bought a CHI instead LOL
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RIGirl4477 wrote:
314) 5/17/2008 3:01:42 PM
Great to see that there are definately great remedies to cover those crazy blemishes! Definately willing to give it a try, I seem to never find what works great for my face. I have tried the sheer cover and for some time it worked, but then my face started to act up again. Proactiv has worked in the past for me too, there is soo much out there
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CutieWithABootie<3 wrote:
315) 5/17/2008 5:33:08 PM
Well, I always put on a little Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, for those nasty pimples! It is so good! Try it! It works!
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pumpkin' wrote:
316) 5/17/2008 11:12:17 PM
Strangely enough, I found the best thing for pimples is hemoroid cream. The acid in it gets rid of them quick.... hello it works for the hemoroids.
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kflau wrote:
317) 5/18/2008 1:52:28 AM
I love Origins Spot Remover. I always come back to this product. It's the best, along with Origins United State Toner.
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Dragoness wrote:
318) 5/18/2008 3:47:16 PM
I have oily skin so I use rubbing alcohol w/ a facial pad each night to clean up the oil and dirt that builds up during the day. If it irritates your skin, you can try dilluting it w/ water. It helps kills bacteria too and dries up the nasty oils that clog up pores. I then replenish with a lotion. like Aveeno, so my skin doesn't dry out. I agree about destressing too. It releases a lot of nasty hormones that causes pimples.
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lestomp wrote:
319) 5/18/2008 6:31:23 PM
I have REALLY bad skin all over - according to one famous product - it's because my dead skin sloughs off and becomes trapped in the oil in my pores. My most powerful pimple fighter is to not drink soda (for some it's a myth for me, reality) and I take a hot shower at least once a day - I use a scrubby mitt to loosen the dead skin and follow with a rinse off of powerful spray. I only use mineral make-up now (e.l.f.'s is great, the brushes are not the best though - buy some at your drug store) so my skin looks flawless, even when it isn't!
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Beer Chick! wrote:
320) 5/18/2008 6:52:44 PM
I have used toothpaste for years on pimples. Especially for ones that are just starting to pop through put a little on at night and wake up the next morning with it smaller and almost gone before it can even show. Don't leave it on for too many hours, some tooth pastes can burn the skin and leave you with red patches. Just make sure to clean your face first and before you go to bed apply a paste!
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Diva2day wrote:
321) 5/18/2008 7:26:47 PM
I use toothpaste, it really works to reduce redness and swelling.
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nelly wrote:
322) 5/18/2008 10:04:15 PM
I always tell people never put alcohol on your face it drys your skin and make more pimples so never use anything with alcohol it in because you will look more like a crunch bar and less like a super model.
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zaza wrote:
323) 5/18/2008 11:40:15 PM
to take the redness out of a pimple, use Visine redness reducing eyedrops.
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zaza wrote:
324) 5/18/2008 11:42:57 PM
To prevent pimples, exfoliate at least once a week to eliminate dead skin cells that can clog up your pores and attract dirt.
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EBGEG wrote:
325) 5/19/2008 10:54:03 AM
I have used an assortment of things but really I think they just go away on there own.
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miamine wrote:
326) 5/19/2008 11:16:48 AM
baking soda and water will help dry them out without having a weird rash popping up
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LHS14 wrote:
327) 5/19/2008 7:15:41 PM
My secret is I just Morsturize my face, keep it clean, and use a daily cream. I have People ask me all the time, How come You never have pimples?
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tmoua wrote:
328) 5/19/2008 10:06:50 PM
The Green Tea blemish stick.. sounds amazing! The fact that there is green tea makes it sound even more promising.
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mikey20 wrote:
329) 5/19/2008 11:53:44 PM
Visine takes the red out
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Oreo wrote:
330) 5/20/2008 7:08:08 PM
I love tea tree oil and would love to use this stuff suggested...where do you buy it?
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Colgate toothpaste DOES help a pimple wrote:
331) 5/20/2008 9:42:06 PM
I have tried many medications, remedies, etc. and found the easiest is using Colgate toothpaste(the white toothpaste) and put a small amount over the blemish and next morning the blemish has dried up or disappeared. It is very good and cheap compared to other things to try.
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KrisB wrote:
332) 5/21/2008 10:40:23 AM
I would love to try this product but can not find it anywhere on the site??? Any suggestions?
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seeutoit wrote:
333) 5/20/2008 9:10:13 AM
Whenever I see a big pimple about to explode on my face, I take a long shower, clean my face with DOVE face soap and when am done I use a little instrument to pop my pimple. is a simple metal stick with hooks on each side, you can find them at any drugstore next to the tweezers. Afterwards its a little red so I apply a salystic acid ointment and the next day the redness is GONE!
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Fionnavar wrote:
334) 5/21/2008 10:04:17 AM
a tea-tree based natural toothpaste works amazingly well - I have never had one last when I use this. I also found that cotton pillow cases seem to help - they seem to absorb some of the oils on my face when it presses against them. However, you have to wash them a lot to keep this helping - I find that using those new rubber dryer balls rather than dryer sheets or fabric softner helps too - having residue from the sheets or softner on my pillow case seems to make my skin worse
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Emelle wrote:
335) 5/21/2008 3:27:13 PM
I have a lot of blackheads, so I use the Neutrogena Blackhead Scrub, which actually works!
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BROWNiE2010 wrote:
336) 5/21/2008 4:42:54 PM
me and my friends use toothpaste. u put it on ur problem areas and leave it on over nite and it helps get ride of them without drying out your skin
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cmd wrote:
337) 5/21/2008 7:27:40 PM
Love tea tree oil on my blemishes. Works great!!
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queenie wrote:
338) 5/22/2008 11:52:41 AM
My Pimple-be-gone secret is Oxy 10. I can't live without it, it resolves all my blemishes overnite.
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ejafrog wrote:
339) 5/22/2008 3:50:07 PM
i really think that this is a great website, and all of the advice is great. i really love all of the products
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Ugh! wrote:
340) 5/22/2008 5:42:40 PM
I have very sensitive skin and i can only use benzyl peroxide wash. If it has salyic acid in it, I break out even more! Ugh! I have only one thing that i can find that works. Maybe this will!
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melo90 wrote:
341) 5/22/2008 9:47:00 PM
this is really something i need. i get sick of waking up and seeing another red dot on my face.. and no it's not chicken pox. thnx e.l.f
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Ashton wrote:
342) 5/23/2008 11:57:38 AM
Thanks Achelle, that is a great tip! I will definetley use that one! I am sure many of you already know, but honey is also a great tool to use when you get a nasty pimple. Because honey is extremely nourishing for the skin it helps in rejuvenating the skin leading to the elimination of fine wrinkles. Honey also has considerable Laxative effect on the human digestion system which in turn helps in reducing skin problems, like pimples! Yay for honey!
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Lady Jones wrote:
343) 5/23/2008 2:05:48 PM
People may not believe it, but water really is the key to getting rid of pimples. Whenever I get pimples, I clean my face with Neutrogena face wash and then apply an astringent and a mild topical cream. Those applications help to reduce the swelling and get rid of the redness. The water helps to cleanse your body and replenish the moisture in your face. 1-2 days and the pimple is pimped!
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Mia wrote:
344) 5/24/2008 5:39:21 AM
Ashton - you're so right about the honey thing! I don't usually get pimples, but sometimes I have drying even when using moisturizer. I recently switched to a milk and honey based moisturizer and I haven't had any pimples OR drying. How fabulous is that! Usually it's one or the other.
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annoymus wrote:
345) 5/24/2008 10:55:00 PM
To keep my skin naturally radiant I use a clay mask to remove dead skin without over drying. It works, trust me!
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xxoashleyoxx wrote:
346) 5/25/2008 8:05:26 PM
Tooth paste can also help dry up pimples fast or a dab of a cheap CVS pore refining mask can do the trick, also always nice to keep concealer around for emergencies.
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Babygirl425 wrote:
347) 5/25/2008 11:00:53 PM
I use mild soaps, such as Cetaphil or Purpose. Some of the soaps have a tendency to irritate the skin even more.
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4ta wrote:
348) 5/26/2008 12:59:43 PM
I am also a fan of toothpaste.I only use the paste type on my face because the gel doesn't dry very well. I have used that remedy for years. I have a 19 year old son who also uses it when he gets a pimple. It works great!!! The way we use it is to dab it on at bedtime, but be sure to let it dry before you go to bed or cover it with a small bandaid. Wet toothpaste on colored sheets can take some of the color out of your sheets, so be careful...
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kbevx3 wrote:
349) 5/27/2008 4:03:34 PM
I use neosporin for the pimples that just pop up while your sleeping that EVERYBODY hates, and it actually works really good, but of course i clean my face about 3 times a day, and make sure the stuff your using doesn't make it TOO dry.
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krisk22 wrote:
350) 5/27/2008 4:55:46 PM
Wow! I would love to try this Blemish Touch Stick. I could especially use it during "that time of the month". I have used antibacterial creams as well such as neosporin and they tend to help a little as well. Just another little tip!
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nature-al wrote:
351) 5/27/2008 5:35:31 PM
I like wipe my face with a good astringent every night, and use and oil free moisturizer. (make sure all my make up is oil free too) and if I get a pimple I like to use a Hot, wet washcloth thats been soaked in sea salt and tea tree oil, and then lay it on my face until it gets cold 2x's It smells kind of funny, but it works.
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ChristyKay wrote:
352) 5/29/2008 5:24:48 PM
My face broke out as a teen but then cleared. I am now 21 and have a 1year old daughter. Ever since I got pregnant my face has went haywire! I cannot figure out anything! I have tried tea tree oil before because I read about it on the internet but it did not work.
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where? wrote:
353) 5/29/2008 5:34:17 PM
where do you get something like tht cheap?
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Blondi wrote:
354) 5/29/2008 9:07:25 PM
I was lucky and escaped the "pizza face" stage that most adolescents go through, but as I entered my 20's and 30's I would get an occasional "blind pimple". I noticed after a while that there were warning signs before it actually bloomed. My skin would tingle a little, sometimes itch just before it broke out. I found that if I applied an ice cube to the tingly itchy spot, it would actually stop it from forming. It also works if the bump is just starting. For some reason it stops it in its tracks.
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Blondi wrote:
355) 5/29/2008 9:21:21 PM
I forgot to add, my daughter suffered terribly with pimples. We tried cutting out fats, chocolate etc.. didn't work. What did work was either one of the following, or perhaps it was a combination of the following. She got into a veggie kick.. stopped eating anything with white flour or refined white sugar etc.. no white bread, pasta, cake, cookies.. She ate only whole grain bread, pasta, etc. and if she wanted something sweet, she used honey or brown sugar. She also used only Safeguard soap on her face 3 times daily, used clean pillowcases every night, and before she went to bed she would tie her hair back, and also scrub her hands and nails with safeguard and a nail brush. She would also dab a tiny bit of honey on each zit. Honey has a natural antibiotic quality. At any rate, within a week or so, her breakouts came less often, and much less severe. After about 2 months of following this routine, she no longer had breakouts, only an occasional zit. To this day, she still uses a clean pillowcase every night, and still dabs honey and ice on her occasional zit.
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dw wrote:
356) 5/29/2008 11:12:49 PM
using a dab of toothpaste over night works,it dries it out and removes redness
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AmyLiz43002 wrote:
357) 5/30/2008 1:39:45 AM
Where can i get something like this? i have tried everything! even the one you can only get online! nothing seems to be helping!
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neejay wrote:
358) 5/31/2008 4:50:07 PM
One way I noticed that helps my skin from being pimpless is that I will use anitbacterial hand soap. I also use astrigent.
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Krissspy wrote:
359) 6/2/2008 8:57:37 PM
thats sounds really awsome. something to make your pimples less noticable? YES!!! im going to look more into it!
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beka wrote:
360) 6/4/2008 10:25:33 PM
i dont care. i just wony your answers!
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Halfpint wrote:
361) 6/5/2008 8:35:29 PM
Hey, I'll try anything...I have more pimples now at 36 than I did in High School....I'll take all the help I can get!
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Maggie wrote:
362) 6/5/2008 10:07:54 PM
Wow, thanks for the advice. I usually use nuterogena and I have been considering getting proactive. However, without someon telig me that it worked on them I am sceptical. I like to buy things that work. I just went to amazon.com and they will send people three of these products and ship them for free. So, I am going to try and. Again, thanks.
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TJ wrote:
363) 6/5/2008 10:55:27 PM
I would love to know more about covering up pimples. Now that I'm a little "older", they are appearing on my chin and neck.
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bbdofu wrote:
364) 6/6/2008 2:01:29 PM
OHHh! Thanks for this! i've beeen having mild acne for the past year and its finally clearing up! i cant wait to find this in stores to fix my scarring now :)
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heatherx28 wrote:
365) 6/6/2008 9:18:19 PM
When i get stressed i get pimples. I use witch hazel on them to dry it out. It really helps but usually i just let them go away by themselves.
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Teale wrote:
366) 6/7/2008 11:56:21 PM
to get rid of the scars/ or make them heal better use a dot of vitamin. E
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jnine wrote:
367) 6/9/2008 1:38:42 PM
I am so happy to have found elf cosmetics, and I absolutely love the line! I have very sensitive skin...so anything natural is great for me!!!....Thanks for the updates!!
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uscfan wrote:
368) 6/9/2008 2:54:56 PM
white tooth paste works well too! something about it dries up blemishes fast.
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rickapril04 wrote:
369) 6/9/2008 3:29:40 PM
Tea tree is the natural way to go when it comes to pimples. I have tried everything under the sun and nothing worked like tea tree.
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dodaneodwyer wrote:
370) 6/9/2008 8:00:18 PM
who would have guessed - but now at 61 I'm getting pimples for the 1st time. My dermotologist has me on acne medicine and I'm now in the market for the blemish touch stick!
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MeliMel wrote:
371) 6/10/2008 7:36:49 PM
Where can I buy this product? I definately need something for scars.
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sandiegosweetheart wrote:
372) 6/11/2008 12:30:04 AM
hey achelle where can i find that stuff? sandiegosweetheart
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BUGABOO wrote:
373) 6/12/2008 8:31:54 AM
My daughter had SEVERE acne and we tried every product on the market, including proactive and stuff prescribed by the doctor. Finally, after talking to a lady on a hotline from one of the places I bought an acne product from, she said "has you daughter ever tried just plain DOVE bar soap?" and I told her no. So we went that day, bought some and my daughter has never had a problem with acne since and that was a couple of years ago!
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Calliope wrote:
374) 6/13/2008 9:13:21 PM
Dip a Q-Tip in Hydrogen Peroxide, dab it on the spot. Let it dry then apply small amount of Crest toothpaste (plain paste type, not the one with mouthwash). Go to sleep and let it stay on the spot overnight. When you wake up, gently wash away toothpaste with warm soap and water, pat dry and the zit will magically vanish.
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Sunkissed Chick wrote:
375) 6/13/2008 9:23:57 PM
I HATE PIMPLES!!!! The best thing that works for me is using the clearasol pads and the cream twice a day. Also the sun helps get rid of my blemishes.
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simoonee wrote:
376) 6/14/2008 5:37:33 PM
I wash my face with Clinique Acne Solutions Bar Soap (it's only $15!!) everynight, use clean and clear dual action moisturizer, and I apply tea tree oil three times a day .. I now have clear skin! :D
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Andi87 wrote:
377) 6/16/2008 3:32:56 PM
Well I tried EVERYTHING and finally decided to see a dermatologist and she recommended minocycline, which was AMAZING! My skin in all clear and I don't even have to take the pill anymore. Also, I used Clean and Clear Persa-Gel. It's not very expensive at all and works really good. To wash it, I use Cetaphil bar soap. It's really mild but works great!
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KarinW wrote:
378) 6/16/2008 4:27:38 PM
OMG, I will have to try it! Right now all I have tried is alcohol rub and it just dries out my skin. Thanks for the info!
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Audra wrote:
379) 6/17/2008 2:49:35 PM
I used to have really bad acne, but after i started using salicylic acid wipes 2x a day it cleared up.
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MoonLady wrote:
380) 6/18/2008 3:29:19 AM
I've had horrible skin since I hit puberty and what works best has to be consistency. Consistently washing my face at least two times a day and when I do, I wash twice. Each time with warm water to open my pores and get the cleanser deep into my skin and a final rinse with cold water to close the pores back up and keep my skin from getting too oily. Having oily, acne and blemish prone skin is not fun at all, but being consistent in a face cleansing regimen certainly helps. The Clean and Clear Acne Advance System works the best for me. Natural products, unfortunately, don't seem to do me much good because my scarring is so deep and dark, but Clean and Clear along with a consistent regiment...Rock my Socks!
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latinac wrote:
381) 6/19/2008 10:58:57 AM
Okay, once again where do you purchase this Tea Tree Blemish Stick. Sounds great and if it works...wow. Thanks for all the tips.
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jodster2000 wrote:
382) 6/19/2008 8:59:51 PM
i love murad skin care, queen helene's mint julep mask and the body shop products they work great for keeping my skin clear
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smilevin wrote:
383) 6/22/2008 6:48:26 PM
My skin is prone to acne and I've tried almost every products on the market. I found Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment which I love! It's a salicylic acne treatment that really works. Once you put it on, you can feel it working instantly. I have recommended to all my friends and family, and they have told me that it's the one product they cannot live without.
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ALWAYS A PIMPLE CONTESTANT! wrote:
384) 7/3/2008 1:57:13 PM
i have always had pimples since i can remember and i cant stand it anymore now that i am into guys. And i have now noticed that guys like girls WITH CLEAR SKIN...so i have been trying everything to help it but i cant find a solution (proactiv is crap) .. so i must try this pimple stick that she requested...THANKS ;)
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bean2033 wrote:
385) 7/4/2008 11:09:14 AM
I have been looking for a blemish product that contains natural ingredients and this looks like a great match. I have used Desert Essence before and really liked their products. In the past, I have used toothpaste (Toms) and that seems to work ok, but I am glad to hear of something else. Thanks!
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ILKNUR wrote:
386) 7/6/2008 11:13:16 AM
rub honey on your pimples and blemishes, it softens your face and also reduces their size.
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may may!! wrote:
387) 7/6/2008 7:33:47 PM
this really works!!! the glue doesnt work at all!!!!!!!!:(
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Amaranth wrote:
388) 7/7/2008 4:41:32 AM
Calamine lotion works well too. It soothes the irritation and stops the itching. :-) Also great on bug bites!
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Sassybeth wrote:
389) 7/7/2008 10:16:45 AM
The key is to make sure you remove all you makeup before you go to bed. And ALWAY's use a moisturizer that is oil free or has a acne medication in it that helps a lot.
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uralriver@hotmail.com wrote:
390) 7/7/2008 2:29:47 PM
I've used other Desert Essence® products which leave my skin itchy and irritated. I'll give the Blemish Touch Stick a try and see how it works. Thanks for the recommendation. uralriver
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nellie wrote:
391) 7/7/2008 3:03:20 PM
I leave a little dab of tooth paste on the pimple to dry it out over night. In the morning, I wash it off and it is drastically reduced or it is completly gone.
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aacatt wrote:
392) 7/7/2008 6:36:00 PM
thanks for the tip! i'll have to try that out. ive tried so many different things and nothing really seems to make a huge improvement.
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shellbell wrote:
393) 7/9/2008 12:23:08 AM
i agree with most of you. i use toothpaste before bed seems to work well and try to leave them alone...always a hard one for me.
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Lilionasmomma wrote:
394) 7/9/2008 12:45:39 AM
When putting on lotion on your face use a one time use sponge. Using your hands causes more oil to your face.
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babydoll94 wrote:
395) 7/9/2008 11:25:00 PM
its about time we can get a valid deal on blemish healing. Don't we have enough stress without them?
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CFoote wrote:
396) 7/10/2008 5:54:28 PM
You would think that by the time highschool was over, and you have reached adulthood, acne would be the last thing to struggle with. I am 23 years old and have developed what they call "adult acne." I have found that the best treatment is usually natural products. I haven't tried the tea tree blemish stick, but I do use tee tree soap that works very well. It can dry out your skin so using a light moisturizer after is the perfect combo for combination skin. I will be trying the Tee Tree Blemish Touch Stick as well.
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sparkles wrote:
397) 7/11/2008 1:28:25 AM
The most awful thing to do if you get a pimple on your face is to try to pick with it. The best thing to do is wash your face and keep your hands clean. I always apply a mask from any drug store and the mask takes away the pimples within a couple of days.
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bluekoala wrote:
398) 7/11/2008 4:21:29 PM
I haven't had much luck with the home remedies, but drinking water seems to help a little. If you have a very hard time getting rid of them differin which is a prescription seems to work kind of well (it is not over the counter though). Be careful of you use this it may make your skin dry so use a cleanser that does not have salictic acid in it.
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avrils#1fan wrote:
399) 7/14/2008 6:48:50 PM
my favorite is clean and clear products for it works on big break outs over the course of 1-2 weeks in 2-3 days it works for little breakouts !!! :D
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Leg wrote:
400) 7/14/2008 7:08:39 PM
This sounds like a dream come true. Gets rid of all three things!? Living in the south on the river, these three things become my worst nightmares! This truly sounds wonderful
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Sexy Sharon wrote:
401) 7/14/2008 9:53:47 PM
Hello, I am 36 years and unfortunately i still get a pimple or two. I would love to try and purchase this travel blemish stick. Where is it located on the site? I did not see under face products. thanks
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Nia wrote:
402) 7/14/2008 10:40:24 PM
I use a deep cleaning astringent and then toner and then moisturizer. I do weekly clay masks and that normally get rid of them.
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minnie wrote:
403) 7/14/2008 11:53:04 PM
I have an excellent remedy to get rid of pimples very fast. Take Asprin, mis it with little water and add some Alovera gel to it. Apply this mixture of pimples and they will vanish.
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Daph wrote:
404) 7/15/2008 5:41:19 AM
I know this one sounds bizarre, but here goes: When one of those hideous things appear, I put Aspercream on it. Guess what? Nine out of ten times the pimple is gone within one, to 2 days. No joke!
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tennisgirl08 wrote:
405) 7/16/2008 10:27:20 AM
What I find works the best for me (I'm a red head and have very sensitive skin)is putting a dab of toothpaste on pimples before you go to bed, let that dry and then use a clean and clear blemish remover cream on it. I like to load it on so it keeps on working all night. This works every time.
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tennisgirl08 wrote:
406) 7/16/2008 10:27:33 AM
What I find works the best for me (I'm a red head and have very sensitive skin)is putting a dab of toothpaste on pimples before you go to bed, let that dry and then use a clean and clear blemish remover cream on it. I like to load it on so it keeps on working all night. This works every time.
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zeda k wrote:
407) 7/16/2008 6:29:11 PM
I have not try this product but will do. It seems like a good product for oily to acne skin. which is me. willing to try anything.
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unfortunate girl wrote:
408) 7/17/2008 10:34:28 PM
HELP! Can anybody please help me??? please I put the gel toothpaste on my face and now it's all red! I then put on the clear white toothpaste on but it doesn't seems to help. I tried other products like proactiv, differin gel, clean and clear 10% benzoyl peroxide but nothing works on me. I order the blemish stick already, hopefully it will work. PLEASE HELP!
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sguerra wrote:
409) 7/18/2008 3:04:13 PM
my friend bought this for me when I told her i had acne issues... i tried it and i loved it!
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preppy12 wrote:
410) 7/19/2008 5:12:25 PM
this works great!
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126Marie wrote:
411) 7/19/2008 11:55:42 PM
where can someone buy this product?
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Lissy :) wrote:
412) 7/20/2008 6:30:08 PM
I don't wash my face with any special soaps or anything. I clean my face with alcohol and then with witch hazel to give it moisture. About 2 years ago a patient of mine had recommended this for me and ever since, I have been using that and have had very, very minimal breakouts.
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JENNY867-5309 wrote:
413) 7/20/2008 8:04:58 PM
I love Wexler products from Bath and Body Works. Their exfoliating acne clenser made such a difference in my skin, its like $16 but the bottle lasts me around 3 months.
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bella84 wrote:
414) 7/21/2008 6:22:16 PM
My face used to break out alot. I went to CVS and found a product that is a mask you apply to your face before bed or after a shower. It comes in a mud mask to help with stress and reduce baggy eyes and regain tightness in your face. Also a Masque Mint Julep. The best thing is that it is only $3.99 for each and they really work. Here check it out at CVS.com :http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/search/search_results.jsp?oss=1&removeAllFacets=true&addFacet=SRCH:helene%20masks
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nicole loves.............. wrote:
415) 7/22/2008 8:49:51 AM
the thing that i think of [pimple is that pimple make people ugly and somtimes it alo show is you have alot of nervousness in you life or anxioutty
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=DSmile=D wrote:
416) 7/22/2008 10:35:24 AM
I actually put toothpaste on them. I know it sounds gross, but it definately works. If they are popped or irritated, I use antibiotic cream.
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nat12345 wrote:
417) 7/22/2008 1:23:27 PM
I use simple method antibacterial hand soap! it may sound weird but it actually works like magic. Makes improvment in a day; you will be amazed
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unfortunate girl wrote:
418) 7/23/2008 5:37:22 PM
I just bought this and been using it for 2 days. PEOPLE, THIS DOES NOT WORK OVERNIGHT. I don't have pimple now, but I have acne scar, so far, it doesn't seem to work
I tried toothpastes, it doesn't work on me. Seems like nothing work on me =(
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auntmarny wrote:
419) 7/24/2008 4:38:04 PM
Carmex - sounds crazy, but if you ever get a spotchy pimply patch - try Carmex (after cleaning your face really well - Carmex has salic acid in it that works miracles on little problem patches... It will work on dry patches on your elbows, legs, etc... too
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Brookeashly wrote:
420) 7/24/2008 9:47:14 PM
I use toothpaste overnight on the pimple to get red of the redness and help to dry it up
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cashbox1124 wrote:
421) 7/25/2008 12:40:56 PM
I use Origins on the spot treatment when I feel the slightest pimple coming on. It works wonders!
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Isa2008 wrote:
422) 7/25/2008 12:08:22 PM
I have very dry skin, and tend to only break out on my chin. I'll use a softer cleanser for my face, but if I have breakouts or am near that time of the month when I usually get breakouts, I'll use an Olay Clear Skin cleanser that has salicylic acid in it only on that area (chin) if I'm experiencing a break out. that usually helps dry the area up without affecting the rest of my face. I'll also use neosporin or other pimple treatment...it really helps!
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Vicki S. wrote:
423) 7/25/2008 6:20:57 PM
What helps me is rubbing a strawberry all over my T-Zone (or whole face). I bite the top off and press/rub all over. Sounds funny but it does work, it has natural fruit salicylic acid and de-swelling properties. I leave it on like a mask for about 10 minutes or so, doing whatever I'm doing. After I wash off, face feels so good and clean. A combination of a salicylic wash (I use neutrogena power scrub with MicroClear technology) then this mask. Each day, my pimples get better and better. I almost have no flare-ups before my period either if you keep this up.
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KylaMarie wrote:
424) 7/26/2008 12:04:08 AM
I am in my teens and don't really have to deal with pimples, I do get pretty lucky, but when I do break out on occasions, I like to use Neutrogena Black Head Eliminating Foaming Pads, They work so well! All you need to do is wet your face scrub with the textured side to exfoiliate and then the smooth side to wipe away dirt! I love them to death!
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ana<33 wrote:
425) 7/26/2008 3:39:32 PM
yeah i jst put toothpaste on my pimple n by the time i wake up its not huge nymore.
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datbuiegrl wrote:
426) 7/26/2008 11:45:02 PM
omg i am so glad i read this....i always have trouble keeping my skin clear...one min it is next min it isnt... ima try this helpful hint.. thnx
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beautifulrock1 wrote:
427) 7/28/2008 4:19:05 PM
I have always been one to leave my makeup on at night when I went to bed(I know, I know-very bad). I didn't realize how much getting my makeup off before bed really helps with my acne. I started using those pre-moistened wipes to take my makeup off and my pimples have dramatically improved. I have used multiple brands and they all seem fine.
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sally wrote:
428) 7/28/2008 4:45:44 PM
I use toothpaste too. Just leave it on at night, and the pimples will leave you alone. I also think it's important not to wash your face or use pore strips too often. Then, your skin gets dried out and it produces more oil to make up for it. therefore, you totally get more zits.
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izzibee wrote:
429) 7/28/2008 4:54:34 PM
I use a moisturizer. Super city block spf 25 with tint. After 34 years of breakouts and every drug under the sun I was told to use a moisturizer. SO with the proactive face steps and then the cream, now nothing, not one single breakout.
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EVA wrote:
430) 7/29/2008 7:20:19 AM
This is perfect for one of my best friends, they only like to use natural products. And its eco firendly! its a pefect match for her and myself.
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moi13 wrote:
431) 7/29/2008 12:26:27 PM
my face is really oily and its always comin up with new ones but i'll try it - hopefully it works
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Happy and Healthy wrote:
432) 7/29/2008 3:37:44 PM
One thing that I have found when I get zits is putting just a dab of honey on a pimple if it has popped, the honey is a nateral antibiotic like neosporin plus it helps the zit from leaving a scar.
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ice queen wrote:
433) 7/30/2008 12:02:48 PM
Some one once told me that by cleansing your pours once every three weeks and then putting a diluted honey and oatmeal mixture on the infected areas that the acne will be more likely to dissipate, and more likely not to return. I believe that you could use a nice banana mask that would do the same thing.
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patty014 wrote:
434) 7/30/2008 10:56:57 PM
i use hydrogen peroxide on the pimple. it works pretty much over night. use a q-tip and dab on zit.
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KMurph wrote:
435) 7/31/2008 11:46:22 AM
i use deoderant on my pimples to dry them out!! it works pretty well!!!
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Makeup Artist wrote:
436) 8/3/2008 10:54:24 PM
It helps to make sure all of your makeup is washed off every night. I like using a good oil free moisturizer too like aveeno's products. They seem to help keep my skin clear and healthy.
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JessSmith wrote:
437) 8/3/2008 11:19:54 PM
I guess I'm superhuman . . . Although, it could just be my regimen. I've heard that exfoliating once or twice weekly does wonders, and I use an exfoliating deep cleanser. Afterwards I splash my face with cold water, which closes up my pores and also gives my face a pretty glow. Follow it up with a light, brightening moisturizer (which helps skin remain looking youthful) and voila! Skin care complete!
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rgvworker3 wrote:
438) 8/5/2008 12:51:16 AM
My fav. pimple fighting is Noxema scrub!!! I also like to use olive oil on my face with brown sugar for exfoliation.
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perkymama wrote:
439) 8/5/2008 10:50:36 AM
I use Campho phenique gel when a pimple shows up. Typically I put it on at bedtime and in the morning it is less red and sometimes almost gone. If it's a stubborn one, the gel can be used during the day. Crazy but works for me!
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softballgirl265 wrote:
440) 8/6/2008 7:48:03 PM
usually for blackheads i take a cotton swab and put some rubbing alcohol on it and rub it on them to dry em out
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askjlfnkjg wrote:
441) 8/7/2008 12:24:45 AM
i like to put neosporin on mine. or try a toothpaste. but it has to be the original pasty kind. good luck!
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Sloan wrote:
442) 8/13/2008 12:28:01 PM
The top ways I fight blemishes are to drink plenty of water everyday, mix a simple toothpaste, tea tree oil, neosporin and baking soda as a spot treatment, use all natural or organic skin care, and use the least amount of make up possible.
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Sloan wrote:
443) 8/13/2008 12:28:03 PM
The top ways I fight blemishes are to drink plenty of water everyday, mix a simple toothpaste, tea tree oil, neosporin and baking soda as a spot treatment, use all natural or organic skin care, and use the least amount of make up possible.
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mari wrote:
444) 8/25/2008 12:39:15 PM
to get rid of acne, i use neutrogena acne soap. it really works. i used to have bacne until i started using this product.
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Junior wrote:
445) 12/11/2008 5:33:59 PM
I have many tricks to helping break-outs but one is most important. Less is more! I find that if you use to much acne wash or creme your pores get clogged and your acne just doesn't get better. But if you just use a little, your skin soaks it all up and the pores get cleansed more easily!
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cutiepattootie wrote:
446) 3/2/2009 10:40:38 PM
i have recently made my first order with e.l.f. and i am sooo anxious to get my items so i can try them out and recommend all my friends... and after that i will be placing another order, and this item will definately be at the top of my list...
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ShellTNY wrote:
447) 6/19/2009 1:27:21 PM
I have troublesome acne and I am ALWAYS looking for good products that people have tried and has worked. I have tried so much I am using L'Oreal's product line and seeing some results. i will definately try this stuff. Thank you!
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justme29 wrote:
448) 6/22/2009 11:48:01 PM
i ALWAYS get break outs during that time of the month. the only thing that has calmed down the break outs is using cetaphyl. but i always end up with scars. i need something to calm my skin down!
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NANAR wrote:
449) 6/25/2009 1:45:38 PM
I USE TOOTH PASTE OVERNIGHT AND WASH IN THE MORNING. IT REALLY HELPS!
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EllieHutzler wrote:
450) 8/15/2012 11:28:33 PM
I like to use Los zit zapper. It actually really works. But I use drug store facial washes as well. I've learned that steaming your face and scrubind a loofa over your face should release the pimples as well
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