This is something of a rule 0 in that it’s not an actionable step, but it is so important: That high school myth about how your Crest will dry out pimples is a load of garbage. In fact, despite the fact that many quick-fix acne treatments are billed as drying, sucking the moisture out of a pimple is more liable to make it worse than make it better. The best defense is good and regular skincare, which includes moisture. Since we’re working on a condensed timeline, though, we’re hauling out the bigger guns.
I hope it works. I am 15. I am thinking about doing the toothpaste and cumber and baking soda and stream one. I want to look fresh and clean when I go back to school in mid august. That’s about 2 months—-I also heard that Med Erma advanced scar gel works… s works for me. Pray for me
Fortunately, a lot of treatments that are already designed for adult skin also make ideal acne fighters. “Topical retinoids are particularly useful in adult women as they prevent acne and stimulate collagen, addressing cosmetic concerns like fine lines and wrinkles,” says Zeichner.
Sure, we’ve all heard that toothpaste or rubbing alcohol can help dry out a zit, but many DIY treatments aren’t solutions for how to treat acne. In fact, applying toothpaste or rubbing alcohol are more likely to cause irritation and dryness than treat the actual pimple. Instead, stick with topical over-the-counter and prescription spot treatments with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that are specially made to target pimples, says Dr. Hammerman. For an all-natural spot treatment, she suggests dabbing tea tree oil on the area a few times a day with a cotton ball.
I have found that the skin on my neck is more sensitive than that on my face. If I use anything medicated or more stringent than a mild soap on my neck, it gets inflamed. Then I have acne and red, angry neck skin. I use a mild cleanser on my face and neck every morning and night followed by moisturizer, but I’m not sure what else I can do to treat the acne that won’t otherwise irritate the skin. Any suggestions?
you should use a PLAIN white kind…NO jell in it…sorry I don’t know how to spell jell it I spelt it wrong…I am about to turn 14…anyways the tooth paste woks best at night and u have to rub it in almost all of the way…sometimes it burns a little but other than that it should work…
I had bumps on the back of my arms al my life but I’m not sure they were KP as they were not red. They “felt like” ingrown hairs. I got rid of them when I switched from regular soaps and body washes to homemade soaps. As indicated in the first step above, these soaps do not contain the harsh lathering agents…just good ol’ fashioned lye and fat (oils). addition to getting rid of those bumps, I have never had a problem with winter-dry cracked elbows since using the homemade soaps. Jillee has a wonderful photo tutorial on making… Read more »
If you’re suffering from this problem for a long time, use a medicated cream that contains benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. The home remedies mentioned above also work well in managing and preventing acne.
Before bed I apply a baking soda mask on my face (just soda and water made into a thick paste) and keep it on for like half an hour. After washing it off I dab my face with cotton wool soaked in apple cider vinegar (this works as a toner). I keep that on for some time and then finally wash it off just before bed, and apply a light moisturizer while my face is still wet. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing, done!
Apple cider vinegar is one of better known home remedies for acne, thanks to its high beta carotene content and antibacterial properties. Here’s how to make your own apple cider vinegar acne treatment: