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Butt Pimples

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nobody likes pimples, especially if they are on your booty.  The reason you may see a blemish now and again is because of sweat buildup clogging the pores.  To avoid having the occasional breakout here’s some helpful tips:

-Wear breathable cotton undies

-Lather the backside with a gentle antibacterial body wash and frequently exfoliate to remove dead skin

-Try topically applying a benzoyl-peroxide gel or glycolic-acid formula to help dry out the pimple

If the pimples keep coming back you may want to visit your dermatologist.  How do you stay pimple butt free??

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}


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Purp wrote:
1) 1/24/2011 11:03:28 AM
Thanks for posting this, I will definitely keep these tips in mind if I see a blemish or "butt pimple". =)
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AnieJ wrote:
2) 1/24/2011 11:13:07 AM
This is a good topic during the resort and summer-prep season because it's not nice to start the healing process after these butt blemishes occur. If you're going on vacation, just make sure you wash regularly even if you don't "get ready to be seen" regularly. A vacation and sunny summer should be fun, not butt blemish time!
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op wrote:
3) 1/24/2011 11:13:44 AM
Thanks, I will definately keep this in mind:)Cotton always feels better on the skin anyway. Great tips.
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Katie W wrote:
4) 1/24/2011 11:23:32 AM
These are great tips! I always make sure to wash my bottom in the shower and only rarely notice one of these annoying blemishes. I find that using a bath pouf and unscented body wash really helps stave off pimples anywhere on the body, not just on the booty. :)
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phoenix_lite wrote:
5) 1/24/2011 11:24:51 AM
You know, this is not a problem many people would just step out and talk to someone about. So posting tips and such is really a great and helpful idea. I look forward to reading more blogs from you!
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qwertyy wrote:
6) 1/24/2011 11:25:00 AM
Lol, thanks for the tips.
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Deelatina wrote:
7) 1/24/2011 11:29:38 AM
Thanks for the info! Never thought of exfoliating!
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voangels wrote:
8) 1/24/2011 11:31:55 AM
I always exfoliate my butt w/ honey and sugar leave my skin very soft and pimple butt free!! Dont forget put lotion for healtly skin. ;)
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maaaadds wrote:
9) 1/24/2011 11:32:00 AM
I've never had a pimple on my butt, but in the winter when my skin is extremely dry, my back occasionally gets a few pimples. (1-2) So I moisturize more in that area than usual.
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Amanda4081 wrote:
10) 1/24/2011 11:32:14 AM
No one wants to talk about acne anywhere- let alone on your backside. However it is a fact of life, no matter how gorgeous and well groomed you are! A shower with warm (never hot!) water and a touch of acne remover overnight will have you butt-zit free by morning. : )
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gordysprite wrote:
11) 1/24/2011 11:37:56 AM
I gently exfoliate with a loofah and always follow with a gentile moisturizer. (like an oatmeal formula) This keeps my rear in great soft condition. lol, but it's true, XD
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12) 1/24/2011 11:38:13 AM
That is pretty GROSS!
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chapina wrote:
13) 1/24/2011 11:40:01 AM
OMG I'm so glad you're writing about this, because I have family members who insist on going commando around the apt. and blind me constantly w/ their pimple prone behinds!!! they tell me that's part of life, and I tell them to do something about it!! I DO!! I take 1 day a week to exfoliate, and put every kind of blemish product I have on my behind.
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makeupgirl4eva wrote:
14) 1/24/2011 11:41:52 AM
That is pretty awkward...... Butt Pimples. EWWWWW! How do u stay pimple butt free? A-W-K-W-A-R-D!
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Taliah60 wrote:
15) 1/24/2011 11:43:12 AM
I never really thought about it great tip's!
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Concon45 wrote:
16) 1/24/2011 11:45:25 AM
Lol such an awkward topic Luckily I haven't had this problem for a while
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hisara. wrote:
17) 1/24/2011 11:45:50 AM
this is very helpful!
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Idaho wrote:
18) 1/24/2011 11:48:16 AM
I use snow on those zits and it really works to stop the pimple in it's tracks
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Ladybug26 wrote:
19) 1/24/2011 11:48:27 AM
Cool Tip it is very helpful and I can pass this on to all of my friends!!
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queenerica368 wrote:
20) 1/24/2011 11:49:52 AM
i normally used a little alcohol. works everytime. =]
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digginmygrave wrote:
21) 1/24/2011 11:51:33 AM
It's terrible, but this is the only place I get pimples! At least there's some hope.
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michik0 wrote:
22) 1/24/2011 11:51:35 AM
I do wash every part of my body.... I think I've only gotten it once but then I started getting OFF my butt and started doing things! =P
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mosedanose wrote:
23) 1/24/2011 11:52:25 AM
Those were actually very good tips that I am going to be sure to pass on to my friends!
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Floetic LayDe wrote:
24) 1/24/2011 11:53:40 AM
I have been using black soap and Shea butter makes it makes my skin so soft... and when i get an out break on any part of my body i use a single aspirin i make a past with a drop or two of water and put a dab on the pimple including on my booty if i get them the aspirin works wonders.... leave it for about three minutes and rub the aspirin in for about 40 seconds let it dry and rinse in the shower it works great for me ...good luck...
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Rene wrote:
25) 1/24/2011 11:54:09 AM
I use pro-activ there too it really does work!
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deb906 wrote:
26) 1/24/2011 11:56:41 AM
Thanks for the tip !!
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sweetpea1980 wrote:
27) 1/24/2011 11:58:36 AM
Great advice! This totally works!!
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FashionGuru wrote:
28) 1/24/2011 12:05:01 PM
Very interesting! Thanks for the post!
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theblondinthefront wrote:
29) 1/24/2011 12:05:42 PM
Thanks so much for posting this. It's helped tremendously. :)
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siameexiong wrote:
30) 1/24/2011 12:06:21 PM
wowww, i never knew there were even such things!! Thanks for the heads up! :)
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ST1526 wrote:
31) 1/24/2011 12:06:24 PM
If I feel a "bimple" coming on I usually scrub the area with a mixture of tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, green tea and crushed steel oats it not only stops the breakout in it's track but also leaves my skin really soft. If my skin feels dry afterward I apply aloe Vera gel.
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yeya wrote:
32) 1/24/2011 12:09:22 PM
I had a friend with this problem, will definitely keep this in mind now
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xoDressage wrote:
33) 1/24/2011 12:11:10 PM
Nice tips!
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TheAshes wrote:
34) 1/24/2011 12:17:15 PM
Butt pimples are the worst!! Thanks for the tips
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beautyirl wrote:
35) 1/24/2011 12:22:48 PM
gross but VERYY helful for thoes in need of this :)
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SeaSun661 wrote:
36) 1/24/2011 12:23:21 PM
Thanks for all the great info; I will defiantly keep this all in mind. Thanks Again
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Irri wrote:
37) 1/24/2011 12:23:47 PM
Great tips! Never seen this discussed before ^^
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beautyirl wrote:
38) 1/24/2011 12:24:25 PM
good tips :)
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Rache wrote:
39) 1/24/2011 12:35:18 PM
Thanks Achelle for the useful tip.. My boyfriend could use some
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rawrrritsjoann wrote:
40) 1/24/2011 12:45:20 PM
I like to use neutrogena body clear body wash... seems to do the trick for me :)
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Winks28 wrote:
41) 1/24/2011 12:54:34 PM
Lol I'm sure that info will be helpful to someone
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Girl6 wrote:
42) 1/24/2011 1:15:28 PM
Butt pimples are not very nice. Thy can also appear on in thighs as well. If not cleansed and/or cared for properly then can become infected and Turn into an abscess. Ouch! So be careful not to squeeze or be too abrasive with the site...just wash with warm water and a noncomedogenic soap or body wash. I do agree that drying it out with oatmeal and tea tree could work as well. Good Luck!
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jayme wrote:
43) 1/24/2011 1:20:05 PM
hydrocortisone cream seems to work when I have a blemish =)
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jayme wrote:
44) 1/24/2011 1:21:15 PM
hydrocortisone cream seems to work when I have a blemish =)
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mommie8 wrote:
45) 1/24/2011 1:38:31 PM
butt pimples???! this is a new one to me I always learn something new reading this blog, thanks for the new info :)
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Mebl wrote:
46) 1/24/2011 1:44:55 PM
Thanks for the tip!
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BeeQ wrote:
47) 1/24/2011 1:55:13 PM
Is it okay to exfoliate your skin with regular salt or sugar?
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kelly0307 wrote:
48) 1/24/2011 1:58:53 PM
Changing your diet to include more foods like fatty fish---such as tuna, mackerel or salmon-and olive oil can also help acne, since these foods are natural inflammation fighters.
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kz04 wrote:
49) 1/24/2011 2:36:17 PM
Take a shower on a regular basis & scrub your booty well.
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Amy Y wrote:
50) 1/24/2011 3:09:42 PM
Luckily this is not an issue I have, but these are some great tips if the issue ever arises.
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Pwest wrote:
51) 1/24/2011 3:29:25 PM
This is so helpful not only do I have this problem but so does my daughter thanks a bunch
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lisa89 wrote:
52) 1/24/2011 3:30:46 PM
Great tips! Another tip is to always scrub your butt with soap or anti dandruff shampoo when you are taking a shower.
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rewindr wrote:
53) 1/24/2011 3:40:38 PM
I haven't had a case of these yet, but I'll definately keep this noted! Is there a brand or anything you suggest for the benzoyl-peroxide gel or glycolic-acid formula? I'll have to look it up. :O
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makeuper wrote:
54) 1/24/2011 3:44:11 PM
Where can you buy antibacterial body wash? Which kind do you recommend?
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eleventh0fapril wrote:
55) 1/24/2011 3:47:54 PM
i never knew you could get pimples on the butt!!! i always use soap around my butt and always a shower even if i didn't do anything that day.
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THANKS!!! wrote:
56) 1/24/2011 3:59:29 PM
thanks so much for writing this...i was too embarrassed to ask anyone about it bc i thought it was just me with one...i will definatly try these tips to get rid of that pesty pimple :P
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beautyguru2010 wrote:
57) 1/24/2011 4:05:36 PM
Ive gotten rid of small butt pimples just by taking regular showers and wearing cotton underwear like they suggest. Sometimes when i had a bad one i use a little clarifying lotion on it. I clear up easily though
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swimmingbug wrote:
58) 1/24/2011 4:10:03 PM
If you use ance treatment body wash it helps, as well as exfoliating every other day with a medicated body exfoliant.
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Couurtneyyy wrote:
59) 1/24/2011 4:17:05 PM
Thanks for the tips! Very useful! :)
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Asiandimples wrote:
60) 1/24/2011 4:29:23 PM
Butt dimples? Wooo that's kind of gross. To best avoid is by washing your bottom regularly when you shower and maybe use some medication if it's severe. I'm not really sure or i don't really know much about the topic of butt acne but Mark COsmetics has a product called BACNE and I've heard that it heals butt pimples as well as breakouts on your back. Here is the link to their website if your interested:
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PrettyChibi wrote:
61) 1/24/2011 4:37:34 PM
Wearing loose pants helps for me. most of my school uniform pants are loose, or super baggy. Also, I wash with Aveeno :]
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beautyqueenkgh wrote:
62) 1/24/2011 4:46:21 PM
Thanks for the helpful tips! Because of reading this I hope to never experience any butt pimples in the future!:-)
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bubblyblonde wrote:
63) 1/24/2011 4:47:47 PM
Thanks elf:) I never realized that this was normal! I thought it was from something more complex than just sweat and dirt!
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ps85 wrote:
64) 1/24/2011 4:53:52 PM
Hi Achelle. Props to you for conquering such an untalked about issue... that, let's face it ladies, at one time or another, most of us have likely had! Thanks also for the tips! Baby smooth butts for all! :)
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unmeeh wrote:
65) 1/24/2011 5:04:21 PM
wow! very personal but helpful and true. Will take these tips into consideration
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Emlovesbeauty wrote:
66) 1/24/2011 5:18:40 PM
Wow thanks! i will try that :)
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Emlovesbeauty wrote:
67) 1/24/2011 5:18:49 PM
Wow thanks! i will try that :)
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jessicasv wrote:
68) 1/24/2011 5:23:59 PM
I don't think I've ever had a butt pimple. But I know how to avoid them so I don't get them in the future! :D
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jane<3 wrote:
69) 1/24/2011 5:29:26 PM
All you need to do is cleansing the butt area 2-3 times a day but of course with an odorless soap or a specific acne cleanser that has no harsh chemicals whatsoever.this is a very awkward subject. haha
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shereen wrote:
70) 1/24/2011 5:44:28 PM
thanks for the tip!!
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Pinkfreeze88 wrote:
71) 1/24/2011 5:49:15 PM
Try to cleanse you problem area twice a day with a not perfume cleanser or soap. Hope this helps.
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12345girl wrote:
72) 1/24/2011 5:58:13 PM
omg i know thanks for the tip!!!!
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Jhajjuul wrote:
73) 1/24/2011 6:15:40 PM
Thanks for letting us know! I will deffinatly keep this in mind if I come across a butt pimple!!
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Anisha wrote:
74) 1/24/2011 6:42:55 PM
I exfoliate my skin with a pumice stone that can be purchased at pretty much any drugstore. If it's really bad, I dab on a little bit of benzoyle peroxide and lie on my stomach until it dries.
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ELFworkshop wrote:
75) 1/24/2011 7:43:44 PM
I never really thought of this one! Maybe some extra scrubbing in the shower!
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jhangel wrote:
76) 1/24/2011 8:16:51 PM
Hmm...I've never had a butt pimple, but I'd rather get zits on my butt than on my face. xD At least no one ca see it.
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MszJojo wrote:
77) 1/24/2011 8:24:02 PM
OMG! i didn't even know "butt pimples" existed! but this is really helpful for prevention, right? (: and btw... achelle is SO PRETTY !! :D
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BUT it's on my BUTT!!! wrote:
78) 1/24/2011 8:47:41 PM
Finally someone talking about something that actually does happen but no one wants to bring up! It is like a pimple on your face or back except it's on your butt and you will know it is there because sometimes it starts to hurt-like when a spot on your face is sore for no reason but a pimple is brewing beneath the surface! These were great tips and also a dermatologist can recommend different cleansing pledgets for bikini line shaving bumps and butt bumps!! Hey we are all human!
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TrendTeen wrote:
79) 1/24/2011 9:37:54 PM
Achelle, you have the best advice for the worst problems! Thank you so much fo rhelping us with the 'unmentionables!'
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SexyJens wrote:
80) 1/24/2011 9:44:05 PM
Thanks this blog post was very informative...I LOVE ELF products!
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HotSauc3 wrote:
81) 1/24/2011 11:13:26 PM
wow thanks...never knew that..will keep this in mind and share it with friends..=D
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BeautifulDisaster<3 wrote:
82) 1/24/2011 11:51:54 PM
Now this subject to be honest when you think of it CAN be kind of gross...I recommend not going too many days without showering(:
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chemmings wrote:
83) 1/25/2011 8:42:40 AM
I have had issues with this on my upper back due to a medication I take. I have used the Clarisonic cleaner with the body brush and a glycolic acid body wash. It helps, but I need to learn more. They are totally gross. :/
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SugarCube wrote:
84) 1/25/2011 1:01:19 AM
I get what are called Staph infections, they start out looking like a zit forming, but are so much deeper and painful and leave horrid scars. I try my best to prevent them by using a soap recommended by my doctor. Its a pink liquid that surgeons use to wash up before surgery. I purchased mine at Walgreens near the first aid supplies. I can't read the label on the bottle because of keeping it in the shower, but it is a miracle worker!
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ss913 wrote:
85) 1/25/2011 8:55:35 AM
this is good because i work out a lot, so sweat is definitely a problem... i get 1 every once in a while on my back, from my bra strap, will try to wear a cotton bra instead of the spandex sports bra (i think it holds in moisture)
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Sprgrl2010 wrote:
86) 1/25/2011 11:07:38 AM
Hmmm....I've never heard of this before, but it's good information to have on hand :)
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ky_jonesie wrote:
87) 1/25/2011 2:40:03 PM
Very informative. Who would have know that ur undies fabric would contribute to booty bumps?
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Kelly Pierre wrote:
88) 1/25/2011 3:34:16 PM
This is so true I've read were is better to sleep without underwear do to this but that's just preference....
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ladybugs4pa wrote:
89) 1/25/2011 6:13:34 PM
Interesting topic. You don't see many beauty experts/advisers talk about this all to common problem. Personally, I find that not overstimulating the pores in that area (warm water, light body wash and minimal exfoliation) work best for me.
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Gazestarrynight wrote:
90) 1/25/2011 11:02:16 PM
Thank you e.l.f. for creating beautiful and affordable products! It's great to know that there are wonderful products that will not hurt our wallets. Thank you!
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Jazmyne G wrote:
91) 1/26/2011 10:18:29 AM
Thanks For The Great Info!! This Will Really Help If I Need It :)
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tiffanyj wrote:
92) 1/26/2011 4:30:50 PM
i always take a good shower and i use the proactiv body wash! it really works!
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Decaf610 wrote:
93) 1/26/2011 7:33:01 PM
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vi3tgurl89 wrote:
94) 1/27/2011 12:45:57 AM
yayy for getting rid of blemishes
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JenniferRebecca wrote:
95) 1/30/2011 8:17:50 PM
A great treatment for any pimple on the body (as long as it is not too close to your eye) is to mix loose goody powder (sold in a small packet for headaches) with honey to make a gritty paste and apply it to the pimple. I have sensitive skin and this treatment does not bother me and works effectively for me. Good luck!
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