Thursday, May 17, 2012

Heal a Zit Fast!

Tomorrow is prom day and a nasty zit has just appeared on your chin. What do you do?  DON'T SQUEEZE IT!   Squeezing can cause inflammation (redness and swelling) that is impossible to cover! Here is what to do. 

First, wash the area with an acne cleanser.

Apply ice or a cold, wet chamomile tea bag to reduce swelling.

Apply a salicylic spot treatment to the pimple such as Alba acne dote invisible treatment gel. Or you can use an aspirin to make a healing paste. Crush an aspirin, add a little water to make a paste, apply it to the blemish, let it sit 10 -15 minutes. Rinse.

Some people say toothpaste applied to a pimple helps dry it up overnight.  Just use a non-whitening toothpaste.  It will be less irritating.

Just before makeup application, a little Visine gets the red out!  Apply a few drops of Visine to a cotton swab.  Hold the swab on the blemish for a minute. Then, let it dry.  Apply concealer and foundation.  Be sure to use powder to set it. Have your makeup done by a makeup artist if you are afraid you won't be able to cover it.

Note: Allergic to ragweed? No chamomile!  Allergic to aspirin? No salicylic acid!

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