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    Default How to get rid of zits????

    Well, I must have eaten sonething that broke me out. I was doing so well on my diet, but had a couple of slips over the weekend, and now my face is a zit-riden mess again.

    My question is, how do you cover and/or dry up pimples and blackheads? The queen helene mask is forking with limited success on the blackheads, but I think I need something more potent.


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    Default Re: How to get rid of zits????

    Take a cotton ball, dab some hydrogen perioxide & watch that baby burn. lol.

    Have you been seeing a Dr.?


    You know that Perricone diet you posted.... well, since i'm under weight and right now can't eliminate any food(I need to gain some weight!), I decided to quit the coffee first. And that alone was the only thing I had to do. I still eat pasta & rice in moderation (very little) and whole wheat bread. My skin looks amazing comparing it to how it was before. Happy with the results.
    Plus i'm drinking lots of water then before, and the green tea in the morning. I am also taking an oral acne medication(Dynacin), but that wasn't doing much until I quit coffee. The combo works well now.

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    colleen have you ever tried glycolic peels at the dermatologist? or asked if you would be a good candidate with your skin type? do you see a dermatologist at all? i know you said you had tried several things like different cleansers and oral medications. getting glycolics 2x/month worked wonders for me. i'd like to start them again. they are a little pricey but worth it.
    Oh, I musta took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.


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    Default Re: How to get rid of zits????

    Colleen,

    1. A very gentle wash, such as Johnson & Johnson's Head to Toe baby wash (or a store brand equivalent) 2x/day

    2. Witch Hazel as an astringent 2x/day

    3. Eucerin Clear Skin Formula Skin Renewal SPF 15 Day Lotion mornings

    4. Benzoyl Peroxide (PanOxl 10% is good) nightly

    5. Aspirin Mask and scrub daily http://makeupalley.com/product/showr...d_Brand/Masks/

    6. Queen Helene Mask 1-2x week

    You might want to do some research on vitamin B5--I've had good results with this is the past.

    Good Luck

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    dermalogica anti-back skin wash got me through some bad breakouts---just dont keep using it after your skin clears up, it will dry it out too much.
    cetaphil is really good too
    Oh, I musta took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.


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    Try Biore, I am not sure what it's called other then that, check your local drugs store for a green tube made my Biore. If you take your time scrubbing your face with that, the feeling it gives off for your face is sensational. Also if you have issues with redness, put a cream or lotion in the fridge (in other words, make it cold) then use it on your face, it should reduce redness as well as reduce pimple size.

    hope that helps

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    I mostly have a T-zone prob. I adore Neutrogena foaming face scrub, Herbal Logix, & Oxy zit creams for sensitive skin. For masks, I've used the mud you buy dry, & mix yourself, the other kinds dry out into concrete, making them unusable. I also like those little blotting papers w/powder on them. Steaming, w/rosemary infused water helps me. Do you drink lots of water, it helps. do you have a facialist? It sounds like you have food or other allergies.

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    I do oxygen treatments ( like a personal sauna) .You sweat out toxins in your body and it has several other health benefits. I immediately shower after , drink alot of water and use a mosturizer that is free of mineral oil. Your pores get clogged from sweat, bad diet, and stress causes zits too.

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    www.acne.org

    I've been on this regime for about a week and have noticed dramatic clearing...although my acne was always pretty mild. You could give it a try, all the products are OTC and cheap.
    Try to pinpoint what broke you out in the first place. Common culprits are things with iodine, dairy and other hormone-rich foods.

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    I just wanted to say that you need to watch how you use hydrogen peroxide. If you use it too much, you can end up killing the skin you are using it on (it will turn white and start peeling). Be very careful how you use it.

    I've always steamed my pores open (boil water in a pan and drape a towel over you head and let the steam open up your pores) and then cleanse the pores with a good cleanser (biore is good) and then wash of with medium warm water and then put a mask on. After I take the mask off, I rinse with cool water (to close the pores) and go over everything with Witch Hazel. I then put on a lotion with AHA in it.

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    Well jeez, I wish I knew the answer to this, lol!

    Whatever you do, remember not to dry your skin out too much. The more hydrated the spots stay, the better they will heal (especially once they're 'popped'). Doctors actually recommend Vaseline on healing pimples to prevent scarring (google it)- seems counterintuitive, I know, but I've used Vaseline on my face (in moderation, and at dermatologists order) and it has never caused me to break out.

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    I put triple antibiotic on popped zits (big ones) to help dry them up, which has petroleum jelly as the base. IT must suffocate the bacteria or something. (That'll show em! haha)

    Serena, I did dthe acne.com thing for a couple of weeks but it disn't help me. Stubborn zits, I guess.

    Vyanka, I am so happy for you that just quitting coffee made such a big difference for you.
    HORAY!!!!

    Bikini Girl--I have seen several derms over the course of my life. They only want to give me pills that never seem to work. The last one actaully told me that my acne wasn't actaully acne! I'm sore there are sone good derms out there somewhere, but I sure can't find them.

    Don't they do Glycolic peals at the spa now, too?

    Thanls for all the advice. I'm going to try some of this today!


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    Default Re: How to get rid of zits????

    pure tea tree oil on a cotton ball. apply three times a day directly to the blemish. you can get tea tree oil even at rite aid now.... also, twice a day wash with witch hazel, every night use a good, non irritating soap for sensitive skin and a buffer sponge to exfoilate, and about once a week use natural clay masks.
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    I second tea tree oil, it's good stuff I used it to clear up some pimples on my back that seemed to be caused by my bra straps, and recently I had an itchy scalp problem that wouldn't go away: I mixed a few drops of tea tree oil into my regular conditioner before using it as normal, and now it's completely better!

    Also what Scarlett said about keeping your skin hydrated- skin heals a lot better and scars a lot less in a moist environment. I use bio-oil after I've had a pimple to make sure it doesn't scar; any brand of oil containing vitamins A & E should work (or you can use capsules).

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen
    My question is, how do you cover and/or dry up pimples and blackheads? The queen helene mask is forking with limited success on the blackheads, but I think I need something more potent.
    Hey Colleen. Are you able to use St. Ives apricot scrub? I ask because it is very affordable in price, and does wonders as far as exfoliation is concerned. But I do know some people who can't use it.

    Anyway, when you use the Queen Helene's make sure you exfoliate first. Either use the St. Ives, another exfoliator, or buy a facial brush. THEN apply the Queen Helene's. Have you tried sleeping in it? Or are you only keeping it on for like 10-15min? Try sleepin in it overnight. A little messy, but so worth it







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    Default Re: How to get rid of zits????

    Nutrogena has two products that I use religiously and keeps the zits away from my skin..

    Nutrogena Healthy Skin scrub - Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Blemish
    Nutrogena Pore refining cleanser.

    Affordable and easy to use.. wash and rinse,
    I use a sponge or a little hand held scrubby pad to get even more good gentle rubbing action on the skin of my face. Good stuff, it even removes un-waterproof mascara.

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