Vicks Vapor Rub On A Pimple

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Vicks Vapor Rub and Rexall Vapor rub, are they different?
    I heard you can put Vicks vapor rub on cystic pimples, but I got the Rexall Vapor Rub, which is pretty much a knock off brand. Will it still work the same?

    • ANSWER:
      Same thing, just the brand differs.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of a pimple with Vicks vapor rub?
    Is it true that if you put some Vicks on a pimple overnight it will dissapear the next day? I want to try it, but I'm
    Afraid it won't go away and it'll just make it bigger and redder and worse. Does it actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      NO, that is wrong. The only way, other than clearasil, is Dettol cream rubbed on the spot. It take as a few days, but is better than squeezing it!

  3. QUESTION:
    what are some at home things i could use for acne?
    and like does vicks vapor rub work? or neosporin? or honey? or lemon juice? ive seen all of these things but i dont know if they really work. is there anything else that could help get ride of my acne and maybe even the scars left from acne before from stuff at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Honey works well :]
      Lol it looks odd, and doesnt work overnight, and it's actually quite gross.
      Put a dab of honey onto a bandaid, and stick it over your pimple overnight, in the morning, you'll see a whitehead.
      These do look gross, but that just means all the Puss has been forced out of the pimple and it is healing.
      Don't pick the whitehead.
      Wash your face with water and by the next day, it should be gone, or almost gone.
      I would suggest doing this on a weekend.
      Where nobody can see you and your honey bandaid or your whitehead.
      It does workthough.
      Another great thing (not homemade)
      is ProActiv, It works like magic, pretty much overnight, without the whiteheads.

  4. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid of an ingrown hair?
    I have an ingrown hair on my arm. It's to the point now that I can't even see the hair anymore. It looks like a big ugly pimple, and it hurts! What is the easiest (and preferably least painful) way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no least painful way. You should 1st: put some vicks vapor rub on it and see if will come to the surface. Then you need to push it and make all the puss come out. If the hair comes with it, then you need to pull the hair out too. Then put some peroxide on it and boil all the rest of the puss out. Let it dry and don't put a band aide or any neosporin on it. Just let it air out.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to take care of an armpit pimple?
    Theres a pimple under my armpit and i squeezed it and all this water came out and it hurts really bad what should i do to it ?

    • ANSWER:
      put some vicks vapor rub on it. it works really well on pimples

  6. QUESTION:
    What to do about bumps on my skin that look like pimples that are just forming...?
    I have these little bumps that are skinned colored on my right cheek. I've tried using neutregena's on spot acne treatment which usually works for regular pimples, but these won't go away. They're not that bad so I really don't want to buy anything....Also i don't want to put something on my face that will make me break out. Thanks!
    Also, they're not just new pimpkles forming because they've been there for a while

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes when there is a lot of bacteria in and area of skin, it can get clogged up and form bumps that look like the starts of pimples. Try putting a small dab of toothpaste onto each one and leave on overnight, or sometimes vick's vapor rub works too! If that doesn't work,, try going for a nice face mask. :)

  7. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid out zits and blackheads?
    My face is covered in black heads on my head, noise, chin and parts of my cheeks. How do I clear up my face?

    • ANSWER:
      So Lets Talk Blackheads

      Blackheads should be removed by gently squeezing them from either side. Its a good idea to open your pores FIRST, using warm water compresses or steam.

      When you squeeze the area, a hard tubular oil strand with a black head will emerge. If it doesn't, DON'T keep squeezing it.

      Try the warm compress again but if you still can't get it out, leave it alone for another day or try again later. If it doesn't emerge, its just not ready yet. You definitely don't want to scar your skin so leave it alone!

      Wash the skin afterward or simply use a toner after expelling them.

      Some people swear by Biore Cleansing Pore Strips. I tried them and they didn't work for me, but that doesn't mean they won't work for you:o) They actually work well for many people!

      Of course you can use a facial scrubs like St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub for Oily Skin or Queene Helene Oatmeal and Honey Natural Face Scrub, which are the standards but work very well! Other brands to try are Earth Science Gentle Facial Scrub and Alba Hawaiian Facial Scrub. Oatmeal, pineapple, apricot, and milk are all great exfoliators and contain active enzymes. Use them to scrub around problem areas, such as the nose or the chin. These work well and are inexpensive to buy. They really help. Of course, if you want to save money, you can find recipes for homemade facial masks here:

      These scrubs have granules in them and help to remove blackheads on or around the nose and on the chin. You can safely scrub these areas with moderate pressure.

      They really help take care of those blackheads that are in 'hard to get' areas. Be sure to use a good toner afterward and clean the area thoroughly.

      More Tips to Get Rid of Zits

      Green tea is an excellent way to zap zits. Simply steep the tea bag in a cup of hot water, then wait for it to cool. Apply the tea to your face with a cotton ball after it's cooled down. You can also apply the tea bag to your face also. Your choice. Green tea has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. Studies have shown that green tea was as effective at treating pimples as Benzoyl Peroxide!

      Use diluted apple cider vinegar on your zits! You can also drink apple cider water or take apple cider vinegar supplements. Apple cider vinegar can also clear up the herpes virus.

      Keep your hands off your face. Its amazing how many times we touch our faces throughout the day. Try and remind yourself to be aware when you do it and stop yourself. Your hands transfer oils and other unwanted environmental germs and bacteria to your face. Germs/bacteria cause zits. That's a fact!

      Remember that money is DIRTY! Do not handle money then touch your face. You'd be surprised at how many germs are found on money alone. Always wash your hands after you handle money. (or use antibacterial gels)

      Don't over clean your face. Cleaning your face too often makes it oil free but then your cells notice that. If they notice you don't have any oils at all on your face, they will work hard to produce more. This defeats the purpose. There is a fine balance that needs to be maintained, so don't mess it up cleaning too much!

      Don't use oily products, such as hair pomades, heavy oil-based facial moisturizers, or oily cleansers.

      Use water-based makeup foundation or mineral foundation, which does not clog pores.

      Watch out for iodine, which can be found in multiple vitamins and iodized salt. Some doctors believe iodine may encourage acne.

      A raw food diet can also help you eliminate pimples for good. In countries where no junk food is sold, the people have no acne. A raw foods diet will help clean out your digestive tract and you will have clear skin. Your skin really reflects what you put into your body!

      Two more great products to try are 'toothpaste' and 'vicks vapor rub'. That might sound a bit strange, but some people swear by them. Just apply any toothpaste or vicks to zits and leave overnight. By morning your face should be much clearer and you'll be amazed!

      I recently read that taking garlic supplements and/or eating lots of garlic will help clear up pimples. It was suggested by a Dermatologist so there must be something to it. It can't hurt and is worth a go if you have a bad case of it. Makes sense though, as garlic has antibacterial properties!

      Your face will clear up fast, your zits will disappear, and you will look great!

      If this simple technique just doesn't work for you or you just can't seem to get your face clear, I suggest this ebook to you. It is packed with a lot of great information about clearing up your skin and zits for good!

  8. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of strange acne blotches?
    back in march a weird blotchy spot appeared on my neck and lower cheek. i hadn't really had an acne problem till then. soon, all these tiny little pimples started appearing around it. over time the pimples faded but now all these red spots are appearing around the blotch. its only on the one side of my face. any ways to get rid of it? ive tried using Clearasil pads but it doesn't help much. I play sports so i sweat often as well. any help?

    • ANSWER:
      I use this every night, Vicks vapor rub. As weird as it sounds please please try it, it works!! I was amazed, because I found this this out by accident. It litterly shrinks them down in size overnight. It doesn't completely clear them up, but it makes it much better. Especially if you feel one coming, it really helps. Just spread some Vicks around on your breakout each night before bed. Good luck, I promise you it helps!!

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my back,chest, and upper arms?
    i have a couple of pimples on my upper back and a few on my chest. Also i get them on my shoulder/ upper arm. There not to bad to the point whre i cant wear tank tops but still i dont want it to get to that poin. i need something that will get rid of it. Anyone know anything that could

    it doenst matter if its facewash or wies just anything.

    Also any solutions to getting rid of blackheads on your nose?

    • ANSWER:
      I feel your pain - but it sounds like mine was much uglier. :O) The Neutrogena acne body scrub and body wash are both effective. If you use a lotion on your body, use Cetaphil, or something similar that will not clog your pores. (Cetaphil seems to be the only oil free body lotion I can find)! On your upper arms, it might actually not be acne, exactly. It sounds weird, but the thing that worked for me on my upper arms was Vicks Vapor Rub. Rub a little all over your upper arms before going to sleep for a few days and see what happens. (This was a tip from Dr. Gott). As for your nose, you can try the Biore strips and other things like that, but I find that simply using a GENTLE acne scrub and toner with a very mild and non-irritating oil free moisturizer works best. Don't forget to wash your face at night. Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the strangest home remedy you remember one of your family members using?
    Did country folk use kerosene to put onto cuts? I seem to remember this being told about my grandmother? Anyone else heard of this? I hope I'm mistaken!
    Sazan, actually urine is sterile, it is what it comes in contact with that makes it non sterile. But still, I see where you are coming from with your reaction.
    I overheard a lady that worked at my doctor's office say that Vicks Vaporub is good for athlete's foot fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      Again, Vick's Vapor rub for cracked dry feet. Don't ask me how.

      Onions in children's socks at night for the fever. Don't ask me how.

      Brown paper bag with vinegar on it for headaches. Don't ask me how.

      Clear soda or seltzer water to take spots out of clothing when you have an accident out on a special occasion. Don't ask me how.

      Black tea- tea bag for a toothache. Just put tea bag on the tooth until you can go to the dentist. Tried it, It worked. Don't ask me how.

      Toothpaste on a pimple. Teens in my family did it right before a big date and lo and behold it helped. Don't ask me how.

      I think I've contributed my share of home remedies. Can't wait to read them all. You learn something new everyday.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a blister?
    I just poke my self with the back of an earing and then i just got this blister and everytime i touch it.It hurts. Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ur going to make it worst by trying to pop it. Its not a pimple.. if you pop a blister your going to expose your under skin. Trust me, I have had many since I was little. Only thing you can do is get some abreeva to help it heel faster, but it takes about a week and a half anyways. What I use to do is place a warm rag on my face, and put some vick vapor rub on it, and I would do that twice a day. then during the day I would just apply some blister oniment on it, like blistex...

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      But what type of blister you talking about anyways.. are you talking about like some you get on the heel of your foot, that leaks out nasty puss.. cause with them I use just some medicated oinment like neosporian... and cover with a small bandage..

  12. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a pimple in a day?
    is it virtually impossible, and if not, how can i do it?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure about a day but try using Vick's vapor rub. It surprisingly works really well.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples overnight??
    I have pimples and red 'after-pimples'.
    I've tried honey w/ the bandaid and toothpaste, but nothing works!!
    How can I get rid of my pimples AND reduce redness?

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered acne since 7th grade.
      i finally found the best solution.
      I have very oily sensitive skin.
      I usually get the big ones on my nose during Midterms and its hard to control them.

      I recommend you wash your face with a over the counter face wash of ur choice. let your face dry and apply rubbing alcohol to the infected area or entire face.

      If you have HUGE pimple on your nose like i had. then apply ice to it for 15 mins. this will calm is down, eliminate redness and some swelling.

      Then apply a very small amount of Vicks Vapor rub only on the infected area. use The original blue bottle that you would use for a bad cough.

      Apply it to the HUGE pimple and let it set. It might start to tingle alittle, but that's okay. then leave it there for a few hours.

      I recommend you do it over night. It will go down better over night. If you have a tough pimple. Do it again. Don't give up on it. Try it another night.

      This technique really works. My family have been using Vicks for years.

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to get rid of pimples thats really fast and something that can be found at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Vicks Vapor rub. Just a few dabs will dry them up!

  15. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a pimple over night or have the redness gone?
    i was hoping their was something to solve my problem and if their is please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Put Some Vicks Vapor Rub On It, It Will Dry It Out Fast.

  16. QUESTION:
    What acne treatment would suit me most?
    On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate it about 7 or 8 when I have my period 6 when I don't.
    I have oily skin.
    I get a lot of pimples on my forehead.
    Black heads are usually on that bridge between my eyes& on my nose.
    I get a couple of pimples beside my nose & under my eyes from time to time.
    & Black heads around my lips.

    If you have skin like this what have you used to clear it up?
    Or any evaluations?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is such a killer when it comes to us! We hate it so much because it goes on our most valuable parts, our body, our face. Our face say's a lot about ourselves, and we want to try to look the best we can. There are many natural ways to get rid of pimples, or at least decrease them and clear them away, leaving your skin clear and smooth with a beautiful glow.

      Try these tips, if your not allergic to them:

      1.) Get 2 simple things. One vicks vapor rub and a small bottle of aspirin. Crush the aspirin into very small parts and mix them with the vicks vapor rub. When you are done doing this, apply a a very small delicate amount on your forehead. Don't rub this too hard, and don't put too much of it on your face, it may burn a bit. And you definitely don't want that. If you try this you will see a difference. I had the same trouble as a teenager and my mom heard this quick/helpful information from a dermatologist in the radio. You can even sleep with this on! But again, be very careful not to apply too much, and don't rub it too hard on your skin.

      2.) Wash your face. After doing this apply cream to your face. While you do this boil some water for a few minutes and place it inside round plastic container. After this place the round container full of hot water on a table. Get a seat and bring a long towel. Put the towel over your head, let the steam from the hot water rise to your face. This is like a facial sauna. You will begin to sweat and this is good because your pores will shrink and all the dirt and impurities will leak out. If you do this make sure you don't stay for a very long time, I would recommend an average 5-8 minutes. take your time with this, when you are done clean up and wash your face. You will see great results because your pores will shrink, black heads will get out along with all the impurities. try to do this 1-2x a week.

      3.) You can also try to mix oatmeal with milk! As weird as it sounds, I've tried it and it's pretty helpful, with the glow of your skin. You can do this at night. Use it as a night time facial washer. If you can get an empty bottle of water and put both in it. You can try this maybe 2-3 times a week. And then wash it off.

      4.) Another thing you can do is drink a lot of water, rather than soda and juice. If you try this just a week a lone you will see such a difference you will be so happy! You will have a glow and your skin will be smooth. But along with this try not to eat too much greasy/fattening things. These types of foods really affects our bodies, our skins.

      5.) I recommend to try on masks that are specifically for shrinking pores and pimples, like: "Queen Helene, The Original Mint Julep Masque". This is really affordable and you can purchase it at your local beauty supply store. Try to use it if so, 1-2x a week. Depending on your skin.

      these are great tips that I am sharing with you because I know how you feel. I went through it, and these are easy do it yourself steps. Good luck and I hope you have much success and happiness with the results!

  17. QUESTION:
    how to get a clear face?
    I recently got a cold and I was blowing my nose so much that it turned red and got sore. I started putting vicks vapor rub all over my face (I know bad Idea right!) to relive the cold, about 2 days later my whole face was splotchy red with a few scabs and pimples. What should I do to make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not scrub your skin. Excessive scrubbing, especially with abrasive soaps, increases the number of dead, loose skin cells, which contribute to an increase of the plugging of the oil glands. If you like to use a facial scrub, only do so once a week, scrubbing gently and lightly.
      Avoid applying to your skin synthetic chemicals and products that leave residue build-up, provoking acne. Such chemicals include but are not limited to propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, mineral oil, and parabens.
      Do not clean your face with soap, which is harsh and irritates the skin follicles and the oil glands. In fact, a report by physicians issued by the Kansas State Department of Health states that, "Twenty-five percent of acne can be managed successfully by washing the face four or five times a day...But this cleansing should not be done with soap...The sebaceous glands are irritated by soap and the irritation causes the glands to secrete still more sebum than normal." Soap has been documented frequently in medical literature to have irritating qualities.
      Do not pick your acne or touch your face and avoid anything that puts pressure on or rubs against the skin (such as headbands or hats) as this increases the irritation of acne. Picking your acne spreads infection and causes permanent scarring by forcing the oil and bacteria into the deeper skin layers, which causes cysts, the inflamed acne that causes scarring.
      Too much sunlight to the skin can cause freckles. So if you do go out in the sun, if needed, wear sunscreen!
      Avoid using cosmetics as much as possible. If you do wear cosmetics, try to use as many natural cosmetics as possible or choose cosmetic products that state that they are either oil-free (water based) or non-comedogenic, which means that they have a low potential for producing acne. Also, always remember to wash off your make-up at night.
      Use a cleanser that is alkaline (the coating that clogs pores is acidic and thus becomes neutralized).
      Do not use creams containing Vitamin A or Vitamin D as these vitamins are not absorbed by the skin and thus such lotions are unnecessary.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have waxed my chest, and soon afterwards red pimples rose to the surface of my skin. What is this?
    They have the appearance of what i would consider an allergic reaction, does this happen to anyone else? is it normal? what can i do to make it go down? how long does it take for the redness to go down? Should i stop waxing my chest?
    Some pimples have even formed white heads, does that help anyone with a diognosis?

    • ANSWER:
      ingrown hairs...or irretation. if they get little heads on them, that means the new hairs are tryin to get thru but cant. rub vicks vapor rub on it at night, wash off with hot water n the morn' to open pores and release the hairs
      good luck

  19. QUESTION:
    Would putting Vick's Vapour Rub on a pimple help?
    I was just wondering if it would help since Oxi Pads help your skin breathe wouldn't Vick's do the same?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Does VICKS VAPOR RUB get rid of a forming pimple?
    just wondering if it will work read some places it does.....do u know? because i feel like i have a big pimple coming on

    • ANSWER:
      never heard that - but toothpaste (not gel) will help dry it up

  21. QUESTION:
    Is it true that putting a dab of Vicks vapor rub on a pimple will make it go away overnight?

    • ANSWER:
      No. A pimple is a reaction your body has by filling in a point on your face with oil, to push something out (dirt).

      Putting on something that will dry out your skin will help. (Which is why most pimple reducing agents have alcohol or other things with "drying out" characteristics).

  22. QUESTION:
    PIMPLE HELP [HOW TO MAKE IT GO AWAY] ASAP?
    I heard using vick vapor rub makes a big pimple go away. Is that true? And will Mentholatum have the same affect? HELP PLEASE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      using toothpaste
      Ok you have a big important day planned in the morning but you have a small problem. You have developed a pimple on your face and it's embarrassing. If you had the time you would run out to the Walgreens and buy a face cleanser but it's late and your just not going.

      Or maybe your stuck on a business trip and you can't go anywhere to get that acne medication. Sometimes there" s just not enough time.

      Once on a business trip I realized the town had all kinds of winding roads and crazy streets. It was obvious to me that no one from out of town could get to a store in an emergency even if they need to.

      This little bit of information that might be useful if your in a pinch. It has worked over night for me most times. There have been times where I had to buy acne medication. This remedy took too long or was just not enough in that particular case.

      This will not work on severe acne so don't even try it. Go seek a professional skin doctor or better yet pray about it.
      Things You’ll Need:
      Any tooth paste
      Q-tip
      Band-aid
      Step1 Open your tooth paste. You can use any toothpaste for this. Do not put on a large area of your face. It will dry you up like a prune unless that's the new look you've been searching for.
      Step2 You can use a Q-tip to lightly dab the spot or spots. Don't do this right before you go to bed or the wet tooth paste will be all over your sheets.
      Step3 Cover with a small band aid until morning, then wash off.

      using mentholatum
      Benefits Of Oxy Spot Treatment
      Oxy Spot Treatment is a highly medicated cream that can be applied right to pimples. It contains the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide (10%), which is why the product used to be known as "Oxy 10". The Oxy Spot Treatment is scientifically shown to:

      - unblock pores
      - fight blemishes
      - absorb oil
      - soothe irritated skin

      Tips For Use
      Unlike facial washes, you do not want to apply the Oxy Spot Treatment to your whole face. It is designed to be applied directly to the pimples. If too much is applied to normal skin it can over-dry it and cause irritation.

      I like to put just a dab of the cream on my index finger. You can also use a cotton swab. Then, apply the cream to your face, trying to completely cover the pimple or pimples. Try not to use an excess that will cover normal skin. After about 5 minutes, the cream hardens into sort of a gel and begins its medicating action. Note: Although the cream hardens, it will still come off your skin if touched. Try your best not to touch your face or you might smear the cream.

      The product can be applied 1-3 times a day. I like to apply it before bed and sleep with it on. This might not be suitable for you (especially because sometimes the cream will make streaks on my pillow), but you can find a time that is best for you.

      Its important to remember that everyone's skin is different. Applying the cream more than once a day can speed up the removal of your acne, but it can also irritate your skin. If you find that your skin becomes overly dry, reduce applications or contact your doctor.

      Duration
      The medicated cream comes in a small tapered bottle with the cap at the bottom. I love products that are built to stand on their cap. This allows you to store the bottle upright so that the cream will come out easier.

      If you use the product sparingly several times a week, it should last you at least 3 months. These days I have less outbreaks than I did in my teenage years so one bottle will last me over a year! Its a great value.

      Results
      I have been very happy with my results from using Oxy Spot Treatment. It quickly speeds up the normal process your pimples take to be removed from your skin. And it makes your acne less noticeable by soothing irritated skin and reducing redness.

      When compared with just washing your face alone, your skin will be much clearer and more presentable if you add Oxy Spot Treatment to the mix. I feel less panicked when I find a pimple a few nights before an important event because I know it will be cleared up faster with my spot treatment cream.

      Summary
      I've been using the Oxy Spot Treatment for over 10 years and I highly recommend it. It is an excellent supplement to Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser to help fight pimples that show up. When I was in my teens it significantly speed up the removal of pimples I acquired. I definitely recommend using this product in combination with Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser (see my review on this product) to treat keep pimples away before showing up.

  23. QUESTION:
    i feel a pimple coming on...WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    i have like the beginning stage of a pimple on my face and i think its gonna be the big nasty painful kind bc it already hurts...any suggestions on what to do about it to make it go away before it gets any bigger..Thanks!! i heard vicks vapor rub helps but idk?

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  24. QUESTION:
    Please help me to get rid of this!?
    Have you ever heard of applying vicks vapor rub to the pimple? if so can you use mentholatum?

    • ANSWER:
      I am in the Medical Field

      Mentholatum Irritates and should NOT be applied to pimples or broken skin as this can cause a Reaction or Bacterial Infection

  25. QUESTION:
    does vicks vapor rub get rid of pimples?

    Gees I was just asking no need to get all hostile...

    • ANSWER:
      i cant say ive heard that it does.
      but isnt it kind of oily? id presume it wouldnt make them any better. in fact it would probably clog your pores and make them worse.
      this is purely out of logic since ive never heard of anybody using it to get rid of pimples.

  26. QUESTION:
    Cystic Pimple problem?
    I have never really had a problem with acne, my face is really clear now, but yesterday i got this really nasty cystic pimple on my forehead and need it gone in two weeks. Worst comes to worst I will go to my dermatologist. I have done the heat press on it and it has taken the swelling down. Tonight im trying the vicks vapor rub thing to see if it improves. Any idea on how to get rid of this thing, its my first one ever.

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  27. QUESTION:
    if you mix vicks vapour rub and toothpaste will it help reduce spot size and redness?
    i usually have quite good skin but recently i've been breaking out like there's no tomorrow "/ i think its to to with my diet, so i'm trying to eat more healthy and drink LOADS more water....but i was wondering if anyone knew if mixing vicks vapour rub and toothpaste will help reduce spot size and redness in the mean time.
    I've heard theyy work for some people on their own so i thought well surely they would work twice as good mixed together? if anyone could help that'd be prefect :):) xx

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't try it together because it can make your skin irritated and even more red. I suggest to use Tea Tree Oil it is so amazing. It gets rid of redness and pimples too. If it gets worse, just go to the dermatologist.

  28. QUESTION:
    I feel a pimple coming on...WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    i feel one coming on and i think it is one of those that will get painfully big and red...any ideas how to stop it in its tacks??? thanks...p.s. i heard vicks vapor rub works?

    • ANSWER:
      Go get some Tea tree oil at your local drug store. It is a natural remedy and kills off bacteria before it can get worse.. works great!

      I'm not kidding, go. right now. no time to waste!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of pimples in one night- lol doubt this will work?

    • ANSWER:
      haha I have the same problem right now and picture day is on Wednesday! =O
      Iheard Neosporin helps...but i use Vicks vapor rub and drink PLENTY of water.
      Also, i use this home remedy.
      Get Nutmeg, milk, honey, and lemon and mix it together in a bowl and apply it as a mask. Leave it on for like 15 minutes and rinse well.
      I hope it goes well for both of us ;-)

  30. QUESTION:
    For people who have acne or pimples.?
    Now this may soung weird but its true and i want to see if it works on you guys. Now i to had pimples and i went on a school camp and one of the students had a cold so he brang vicks vapor rub. And when i went to sleep and woke up i had no pimples now this will probably be wierd to you but later they told me they rubbed it all over my face.
    Now i just want to see if this works with other people so if you can may you please try it and inform tommorow or the day after
    but i warn you it may sting and feel like your skin is burning but its not.
    So go and check it out Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I am in my 50's and I still have acne.

      I think if it was that easy to get rid of them then the pharmaceutical companies would have discovered it long ago.

  31. QUESTION:
    will this work to get rid of acne...or just scar up my face?
    so i put sally hansen face hair removal on my lip and it dried it out real bad...if i put it on my zits will it dry them out and get rid of them, or just burn the sh!t outta my face?

    • ANSWER:
      For your lips use vicks vapor rub, its almost like a very minty version of origins or berts bees chap stick. It moistens your lips within a few days. For you pimples use origins or something meant for pimples. If the hair removal stuff is irritating them, don't use it. Don't pick either, that will leave scars.

  32. QUESTION:
    The age-old acne predicament?
    Well yeah, I've never really had a problem with acne. I'm almost 17 and all I've ever really had to deal with are the occasional, random pimples most everyone has had at one time or another. But a couple of months ago, my forehead started breaking out and they gradually go away but then it comes back. I've tried Neutrogena stuff and other scrubs, but they're not all that good, at least not for me. Vicks Vapor Rub works well to reduce redness, but I want to know what to do to prevent them from coming up in the first place?
    I don't even use makeup, so that's not the problem either..
    Thanks sooooo much!

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Hey, I know this may sound shallow but, I'd like to know if using products (Daily) such as Vick Vapor Rub and
    other products that helps prevent pimples and stuff, like, using it on a daily basis, would it damage my skin and my face later on? Like, in the future?

    Honest answers please.

    (BTW: I use them 1 a day, but a lot, I like, use, A LOT).

    • ANSWER:
      Girl... Vicks isn't good for the face. If you want to moisturize, use normal pink baby lotion. It gives you just the right ammount of moisture you need and won't clog pores. Go to lush store and buy this soap called coal face, it'll clear up all your imperfections. Right after using it..morning/night put baby lotion on.

  34. QUESTION:
    School Picture day is comming?
    School is comming for me and a letter came telling me that on the
    1st day of school im gonna have too take a picture for my school I.D
    soo i have these pimples on my face not extreme....like theres on my forehead and like 2 on 1 side of my cheek and like 3 on the other and 1 on my chin... do you know any home remedies to remove these pimples within 2 or 3 days

    • ANSWER:
      girlie i had the same problem but anything you hear that will get rid of them in 1 or 2 days are impossible but you can try. Here, do you know of the vicks vapor rub? Well that helps alottttt but i doubt it will help that much to get rid of them in 1 or 2 days. sorry honey but just try to wear a little base (makeup) on that day.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cystic pimples?
    I started taking biotin about a week ago. I only take 2,000mcg a day but i heard it can give you cystic acne. I already had acen before so i'm not sur eif thats the cause but I'm not going to stop taking it because my hair is seriously already growing super fast! Anyway I just started using proactive because when I used it last time that when my skin was the clearest its ever been but it wasn't al the way clear so i stopped. anyway I have two on my chin, one is almost to the surface and the other one is like pretty flat but when you touch it there is a hard bump. I have a tiny one on my upper lip area thats almost gone. and then I have a huge one kinda by my nose on my check. It isn't that noticible because it just got there today and its pretty flat. Its a little red and really painful. I've heard so many differen't things like putting ice on it, putting hot water on it then spot treatment, and even putting vicks vapor rub on it. How do I shrink it a lot overnight without like making it really gross and dryed out and stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      1 Wash your face twice daily with an oil-free cleanser. Pat your face dry and apply oil-free toner with a cotton ball to your entire face. Use your fingertips to massage oil-free moisturizer into your face. Follow this basic skincare routine every day.
      2 Zap stubborn cystic pimples with toothpaste. Dab toothpaste on your acne spots before you go to bed. In the morning, they should be significantly smaller.
      3 Reduce cystic acne swelling during the day. Crunch up an aspirin tablet and mix it with a few drops of water to make a paste. Dab the paste on your acne and let it dry. Rinse off the dry paste with warm water. This will reduce swelling for several hours.
      4 Dab cystic acne with 10-percent benzoyl-peroxide gel once a day if home remedies do not work.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of this monster on my face?!?
    I have a huge pimle under my nose and it hurts really bad and Im going to see my crush tommorow I don't know what to do Im know for perfect skin, and I went to wash my face and it was like Honey Im home! Im putting ice and tooth paste on it it has to be gone by five tommorow and then I also am putting vicks vapor rub and lotion it has ussually helped before but this one is screaming look at me, and it is white and I popped it but it hurts like hell. I need help asap!

    • ANSWER:
      Dab alil rubbing alcohol on it , it will help dry up the pimple some and if you have redness tomorrow you can cover it with concealer..

  37. QUESTION:
    just because i have a cold sore?
    just because i have one cold sore dose it mean i have herpes or some other sickness???
    im only 13, i really dont know if its a cold sore anyways, its right on the edge of my uper lip, it hurts and its sore, how can i treat it with out going to the store and buying something?
    it just looks like a swollen bumb on my lip as if someone punched me in the face lol

    • ANSWER:
      There's all sorts of types of Herpes Viruses.

      Cold Sores happen to be one.
      So is Chicken Pox.

      You DO need to treat it,,even if you Must go to the store.

      Products like Camphophenique work great and is cheap.
      Vick's vapor rub is OK,,it works on cold sore and is cheap.

      Old fashioned "Pine Oil" used for cleaning,,,like "Pine Sol" brand,,,is cheap.
      And it kills cold sores,,,it can burn pretty bad sometimes though.
      *** CAUTION,,that is NOT a "medicine",,OK?
      It's sold as a Household Cleaning Product.
      Do NOT,,,and I mean Do N-O-T even Think about substituting anything else that seems similar.
      ONLY<<The Pine Oil is safe to use for that,,and it works pretty good.

      Those sores can SPREAD,,the stuff in them is sorta contagious.

      Plus,,it's on your face,,You dont want scars,,or it spreading all over your mouth.
      The Sooner you treat it,,the smaller it will stay till it goes way.

      Not trying to scare you or worry you ,sweetie,,it's not "life threatening",,they're common & almost everybody gets them sometimes.
      But they CAN get serious,,and can get infected badly.
      You Really,Really need to take it serious.

      If you dont have the $$,,or cannot get to a store,,,ask a neighbor if they have anything you can use/borrow,,whatever.

      Blistex,,Carmex, are also cheap & common remedies.

      You'll need to dab some on the sore several times a day,,for a few days till it's gone.
      ANY cold sore medicine or remedy needs to used that way.
      Several times a day,for several days.

      DON'T pick at it like a pimple or something,,that'll make it spread.

      And I know You dont wanna hear it,,but if it gets very bad,,,Go To a Doctor!

      Most adults around where you live,,,should have something to help you.
      Even your School Nurse.
      I know it can be awkward & embarrasing to go ask for help,,,
      but dont be Shy.
      And most of all,,DONT WAIT,,,ya need to get some medicine on it as soon as You can.

      A lot of teenage girls get cold sores,,and a lot of them have or carry around stuff to treat them.
      So ask your friends,,or their parents.

      YOU READ anything anyone offers You,,make sure it's for Cold Sores or Fever Blisters

      take care,,and good luck

      ** ALSO,,,
      Wash your hands WELL after touching the area around your mouth,
      And DO NOT put your hands/fingers near your eyes.

  38. QUESTION:
    does vick's vapor rub help treat acne?
    i heard that if u leave it on over night it should get rid of ur pimples.. and i was wondering if it was true before i try it. thnx guys.. =]

    • ANSWER:
      lol I don't think so, but this reminds me of my dad. He thinks Vicks is a cure for everything, even hemorrhoids. lol

  39. QUESTION:
    At home remadies fo acne?
    I am at home sick and I don`t wanna go out or anything to get stuff, but my acne is no to bad but I have about 7 huge pimples/zits so what can I do at home using household things to help my acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Vick's Vapor Rub works splendedly. Rub it on at night, wash it off in the morning. Or if you don't have any plans for the day, rub it on during the day and wash it off when it's done burning. Trust me, it works.

  40. QUESTION:
    Am i over washing my face?
    I use my face twice a day with hot water and then put clean clear cleanser, and then toner and then cetaphil lotion....

    and acne still breaking out.......

    so what should i do? should i stop washing or should i eliminate products and please don't tell me to use Proactive...doesn't work for me....

    • ANSWER:
      You could try Murad, it worked REALLY well for me, my bf doesn't using anything, he just rinses off w/warm water, when he does use a face soap it makes him break out, so maybe you should try a week or so w/out using anything, and see what happens, best of luck! Oh also I've heard either using tooth paste or vicks vapor rub on pimples clears them up by the morning, just an idea.

  41. QUESTION:
    Help with pimple on my nose!?
    Ok so i have this pimple on the bridge of my nose, like on the right side. & i know it's not a big deal, but i wear glasses and everytime i wear my glasses (which is all the time, since i can't see anything without them), it rubs on my pimple. Which just makes the pimple worse, and it really hurts. Just at first my pimple popped and it started bleeding and stuff, and idk what to do. i can't see anything without m glasses, but if i wear them, it's gonna keep rubbing on my pimple and make it worse than what it already is. Anyone know what i should do?

    • ANSWER:
      try putting toothpaste on the pimple at night. Either that or use Vicks vapor rub. That works too. That will get rid of the pimple. Cover it up when you're wearing your glasses with a small bandaid. Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Pimple problems!?
    I need to gt rid of my pimples and fast..any home remidies?? I really need to get rid of them...I break out a lot and I dont want to! I know candy and junk doesnt help... I love candy! Please help me! Any way to keep them gone permanatly?

    • ANSWER:
      ok now i can help u with that. Just apply a bit of toothpaste or Vick Vaporrub on ur pimples... leave it over night and wash your face in the morning.. OOO i know what else!! you can use Aveno or some type of body wash or anything u wash ur face with [oatmeal soap is good 2] Ok so mix the lotion or soap with some brown or normal sugar... mix the 2 ingrediants until it is soft && creamy... wash ur face with this to wash put the toothpaste or Vick Vapor Rub!! this really really really works!! trust me :) ur welcome love u!

  43. QUESTION:
    y do i get pimples or bumps on my sides wen i wax..?
    i usually wax the sides of my face (the side burns)...bcuz i dont like hair thgere... thers not alot but whatever.... anyways... wenever i wax,,.the next day, its itchy, and bumpy, and pimply..... i use coolant for after u wax.... so it duznt burn

    • ANSWER:
      You more than likely just have irritated skin. That happens to me when I shave my legs. To get rid of these, you can apply heat, exfoliate your skin before you wax, or what I found to be the best solution was: apply Vicks Vapor Rub. It stops the itching right away. Plus, it smells good! Hope this helped!
      Lulu

  44. QUESTION:
    Pimple problem.Please help.?
    Hi.School is coming soon on the 2nd for me and I want to make sure I look pimpleless and confident.I have around 5 pimples on my face.Soon people will be connecting the dots on my face.Is there anything that I can use around my house that I can make into a face mask to get rid of pimples?If so please write any requirements

    • ANSWER:
      Start by using a face wash in the morining before you go to school, then when your gonna go to sleep wash your face and apply a dab of Vick's vapor rub with a q-tip on all your pimples.

      make sure you do this everyday.

  45. QUESTION:
    When should you steam your face? and how... for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      you can steam your face, if you have oily skin or acne or just a few accasional pimples.
      you should get a pot filled just over 1/2 way wit boiling water.
      and place you head just over the steam. and you can also get a towel to put over you head so it traps the steam in .
      this will really open you pores .
      and you can also add some vicks vapour rub, to the boiling water
      to refreshen you skin. also if you have a cough or cold.

      if that seems hard you could just go to you local swimming pool
      and go in the sauna or steam room for about 15 mins.
      hope it works

  46. QUESTION:
    Bump On My Nose?????????????????????/?
    I have this little soft red bump on my nose. I don't know what it is. In that spot i use to have a pimple from last year. Ever since my pimple went away i been having this soft red bump. what is it and how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      try soem acne medicine....or some vick vapor rub...does it hurt?
      if so could be another pimple coming up...or maybe not.
      but its possible.
      i used to get that....since then i wash my face everyday...and i used the nuetrogena pack thing....its like 25 bucks...
      within 2 weeks i was good as new. clear skin ....
      hope this helps...remember be safe then sorry

  47. QUESTION:
    what do i do with a pimple on my lip that has dried up but still there?
    so i got a pimple on my lip it was a (white head) i popped it iw was red after then i put toothpaste to dry it out and rubbing alchohal and now its dried up and on my lip but its dried up and cracking my lip.... i need it to go away have no money to buy anything and i need a straight forward answer what do i do to make it go away asap its emberassing to have this on my lip and what makes it worse when i open my mouth to eat it cracks it more it on the side of my lip. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME ASAP!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, couple of things I use regularly on random pimples: Vicks Vapor Rub, Neosporin and Neutrogena anti-acne 2% salicyclic acid astringent.

      Vicks Vapor Rub, I KID YOU NOT, helps bring the pimple to a head usually (prob cuz it stimulates blood flow to the area due to the menthol and increases the processes of the germs reproducing and then being killed by the body's defenses, not too sure on the biology) and it actually takes the pain out of the equation because the minty tingling sensation is so distracting at first.

      After it comes to a head and you pop it, a good way to keep it moisturized AND germ-free to prevent anything getting into the hole that's now where the white head was is Neosporin, its an antibacterial ointment.

      Finally, if you get a bottle of anti-acne astringent, Neutrogena's is blue (-4) and Clean and Clear's is hot pink, make sure it's 2% concentrated, you can rub that stuff directly on the pimple and that makes it go down very quickly (yes, it might burn a little). The salicyclic acid in the astringent is a notorious ingedient in any good anti-acne medication and its responsible for clearing up pimple. I use it every day and it does wonders for the skin. I recommend Neutrogena's astringent (blue) just cuz it seems to work better and not dry the skin out AS much as Clean&Clear.

      I would personally avoid putting Vaseline directly ON the pimple it just because that sounds like a clogged pore waiting to happen, use Neosporine instead.

  48. QUESTION:
    help acne!i need help!?
    i had theese forhead pimples since i was 14 now im 16 please help im tired to see these pimples every single day! any cream?no homemade steps

    • ANSWER:
      Biore astringent helped me out sooo much!!! Cleared my forhead well. Also there's this AMAZING!! recipe that cleared again my last breakout
      You'll need: sulfur (powder kind) You can buy at a pharmacy or maybe walmart. Vicks Vapor rub.
      Mix these until u have a cream texture. Apply every single night and sleep on it. In the morning wash it off anything soap you have or any face wash. You will see results the next day! My forhead acne cleared up in just 1 week. Hope I helped!!!:)

  49. QUESTION:
    HUGE nasty pimple 3 days before im supposed to be in a wedding!?
    its pretty nasty. last night i washed my face and then put toothpaste on it.
    the toothpaste dried and when i went to wash it off a piece wouldnt come off, so i picked JUST at the toothpaste. Well that ended up taking off the first layer off skin so now the HUGE zit is an orange and red color with yellowish pus and a little white.
    i am a bridesmaid in my moms wedding this saturday and i really do not want a huge pimple on my face. should i invest in proactive?
    or what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      try washing your face with 50% water and 50% baking soda twice a day and then put vicks vapor rub on it.

  50. QUESTION:
    Any help with acne?
    I have embarassing acne. I went to the doctor ver the summer for my annual check-up and he said my acne wasn't so bad. But to me it's so embarassing! It has gotten worse since then. I have been washing regularly with neautrogena but it's still horrible. Any suggestions? I'm only 15 and I'm getting scars!

    • ANSWER:
      After you wash your face use a cotton ball with lavender oil on it and clean again. This is great at bed time. For those big clonkers that are deep and under neath the skin Vicks Vapor Rub , leave that on over night as well. If it is a horrible oozy zit or one that will become one by tomorrow, crush up an aspirin (NOT Tylonol, must be aspirin -name brand not necessary) and put a drop of water in it to make a little paste. Aply directly to offending pimple cover with bandage and leave that on over night- I swear that one is a miracle.


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