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Peroxide Pimple

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's some ways to help acne without using benzoyl peroxide?
    I don't have terrible acne but I usually have 2-3 whiteheads that sprout up and it seems whenever I use benzoyl peroxide the pimple gets worse and my skin gets red and sometimes peels and burns so I'm guessing I have sensitive skin whatever but whats some more natural ways to get rid of whiteheads?

    • ANSWER:
      honey , clove , turmeric etc are some effective natural things.
      you can use antibiotic creams

  2. QUESTION:
    Only way to rid acne is to keep skin dried out--causing wrinkles.Moisturizers make acne return. What can I do?
    Over the counter acne treatments (benzoyl peroxide) work GREAT--get my skin free and clear of acne.

    However I hate to keep using it b/c it's drying to the skin. For me, dry face = wrinkles and premature aging. My skin doesnt look supple and moisturizers bring back ance.

    Problem is, once I discontinue using benzoyl peroxide, pimples come back full force.

    What can I do?

    Proactive works too but it's also benzoyl peroxide. The moisturizers they make breed acne and slow healing.

    Salicylic acid doesnt work as well for me but I'm sure that since it's an acid it will probably dry the skin out with long term use.

    Can anyone recommend a simple regimin that keeps acne away without the use of drying products.

    Or can anyone recommend a moisturizer or night cream that you have used that doesnt bring back your acne.

    • ANSWER:
      See a dermatologist. My daughter's acne was getting out of control and we have tried all the over the counter stuff and nothing really helped. I took her to see a dermatologist last week. She now takes a pill (an antibiotic) and has a gel to put on her face. She only has to do each one once a day. I have seen a HUGE improvement in just a week. You may be able to just take the antibiotic.

  3. QUESTION:
    If you were to inject a small amount of hydrogen peroxide into a pimple what would happen?
    I haven acne and am always looking for new solutions. I wash my face twice a day and have tried many different products, giving them at least a 6 week chance every time I switch. I know that hydrogen peroxide kills germs. What would happen if I injected a small amount of hydrogen peroxide into my pimples?

    • ANSWER:
      injected? Don't do that

  4. QUESTION:
    If you were to inject a small amount of hydrogen peroxide into a pimple what would happen?
    I haven acne and am always looking for new solutions. I wash my face twice a day and have tried many different products, giving them at least a 6 week chance every time I switch. I know that hydrogen peroxide kills germs. What would happen if I injected a small amount of hydrogen peroxide into my pimples?

    • ANSWER:
      Most probably you get huge blisters right there and it takes even longer to heal them, so I wouldn't do it at all. Sometimes you make thing worse instead of better, so go through the puberty as long as it last..

  5. QUESTION:
    have you used hydrogen peroxide to clear pimples on your face?
    I have a tad bit of pimples on my forehead do to sweat, Ive gotten a haircut to stop the pimple growth. My brother told me to use hydrogen peroxide on the pimples and they will go away within 1 or 2 days, is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen peroxide is a very weak acid. It is an antiseptic so may well help your pimples dissapear. however using more powerfull conventional antibacterial washes may be more usefull.

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the white stuff left behind after I use hydrogen peroxide on acne?
    I put hydrogen peroxide on my pimple and let it bubble abit. after I whipped off the peroxide a minute later it left a white coating. what is this coating and what do I do? leave it there or pick it off?

    • ANSWER:
      its probably just dried skin from the pimple.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do I get these big pimples on my face?
    Could it be becase I use a mach 3 razor and shave upward toward my eyes? Or could it be when I put benzoyl peroxide on a pimple it creates worse things, but it seems when I use the peroxide in other places on a pimple, it drys it up and works. I can't figure out why I get these big pimples in one area. My face is not covered in them, its just one spot, but the pimple is big and in my skin. It seems like it never leaves till weeks. I wash my face twice a day with clean and clear acne wash. Its got to be shaving which causes these ingrown hairs or it could be the peroxide.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a lot of things. I too have problems with acne here and there and from what I have learned from my dermatoligest is that generally if you continue to break out in the same area the bacteria in that spot isn't completely going away. In return it will continue to come back till it's treated properly. Also soaps can sometime dry your skin out terribly especially peroxide! Which is bad. I would suggest swiching to something more mild for your skin like Cetafil. You can find it at places like walmart. Also if you can't afford to go to a dermatologest like I did. I was told that anything by neutregena is the closest to the doctor as it gets. I personally use a acne medication and differin. Which is totally awesome but very pricy. Also try using a face lotion on your face...sometimes that's what your skin is lacking...Drinking lots of water a day will also naturally help you skin out greatly! Hope that helps

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you use hydrogen peroxide for a pimple?
    I've heard about people using hydrogen peroxide on a pimple to help it dry up/ heal faster. Is it ok to do? And does it work? Or does it just make it all dry and yucky looking? :P

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      How to Get Rid of Acne:

      Application of Ice
      This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

      Toothpaste
      You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

      Baking Soda
      Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

      Egg Mask
      A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

      Apple Cider Vinegar
      Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

      Clear Acne Scars Naturally:

      Tea Tree Oil: This natural oil is also very effective to clear acne scars fast but make sure to purchase pure tea tree oil from a reliable source. This approach, that involves applying 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on the scar, has proven beneficial to clear the scars.

      Honey: Usage of honey is yet another way to erase those unsightly marks. However, before you use this natural remedy, exfoliating the skin is very important. Use of exfoliating brush removes the dead cells that have accumulated on the scars. Applying honey after gentle exfoliation ensures successful removal of acne scars at the earliest.

      So, after you gently exfoliate the affected area for around 2-3 minutes, take Manuka honey and spread it on the skin showing scars. Once, you have applied it properly, let it remain for 20 minutes. Then rinse your face using warm water and natural soap. Follow this skin care regimen for about a month and you will definitely notice healthy glowing skin free from acne scars.

      Vitamin E: Vitamin E tops the list of nutrients when it comes to overall well-being of the skin. The nutrient protects the skin from the ravaging effects of free radicals. Hence, it is no surprising that topical use of vitamin E lotion can work wonders to eliminate acne scars. Application of vitamin E lotion twice daily that does not contain any mineral oil can definitely lead to substantial reduction of acne scars. Instead of lotion, one may use vitamin E oil and then leave it on the face for 15 minutes. You are then expected to wash your face with a mild cleanser.

      Pureed Fruit: Pureed fruits like apple and pineapple are full of ascorbic acid, an important ingredient of many skin care products. Ascorbic acid has shown to be beneficial in lightening acne scars and improving the look of the skin. Gently rub the puree of pineapple or apple on the face. Allow it to settle and do not remove it for 15 minutes. You can then wash it off with warm water.

      Lemon Juice: Daily application of fresh lemon juice (3-4 drops) on the acne scars can also help to clear this skin problem as early as possible. For severe acne scars, application of lemon juice may only lighten the scar, and might not remove it entirely.

      Take care! Mama Bear

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/get-rid-o…
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/acne-tips…
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-pr…
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/clear-acn…

  9. QUESTION:
    What do people use to put on pimples to make them go away?
    Can use benzoyl peroxide on the pimple, and then go to a salicylic acid lotion (oil free) on your face during the day. I wouldn't use both at the same time , but use both acne medicines on my face . Or do you think that would be worse off?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try that. It's not worth the risk. Try applying toothpaste to it. after awhile, it should go away.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can I use benzoyl peroxide after aloe vera mask?
    I wash my face with Oxy Acne Wash twice a day . After that I put Aloe Vera juice on my face . When the juices are dry , can I apply benzoyl peroxide on the pimples ?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, the aloe vera is a moisturizer, the benzoyl peroxide is a drying agent.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there any guaranteed way to get rid of pimples?
    Well I'm 14 years old... I have pimples, and I've been using/doing everything possible. I've used creams, I've used hydrogen peroxide, I've use creams mixed with hydrogen peroxide. Still have pimples. I eat healthy, I eat literally no sweets, and eat health portions of fruits and vegetables.

    Is there any guaranteed way to get rid of pimples? Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      i quote from a great man i once knew: "there is no guarentee in life. except one: you'll die. everything and everyone dies."

      i've perfected this over the 4 years i've had acne, and the many trips to walgreens:

      do this 2-3 times everyday:

      1. wash. w/ a cleanser that has 2% acne med (either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). wet face, sqeeze some on, clean in circular motion, rise off, dry face. neutrogena is good. -8 @ target/walgreens

      2. tone. just dab some of the toner onto cotton. wipe face w/ it. discard. neutrogena has a toner w/ 2% salicylic acid. -7 @ walgreens/target

      3. moisturize. just pump some onto hand. dab all over face. there's an oil free one for those w/ oily skin. @ sephora/ulta

      ***CLEARSIL ULTRA's acne cream (10% salicylic acid--strongest over the counter) -11 @ walgreens/ target. dab some on any bumps you see (they'll turn into pimples later on)

      ____don't stress it!!! i'm sure you've spent SO many countless days and hours worrying about it. and just let things happen. you aren't a zit. nor the guy w/ bad acne. don't let that define who you are. i know it's cheesy, but i let my acne, my weight, and my not-perfect teeth get in the way. we can drone on and on about how imperfect we are. boo-hoo! cause everyone gets acne. deal with it, not obsess over it. you get it, you get it. you break out on a date. end of the world!! hide from all mankind!!! get real. there are bigger things out there. so get back up, and move on. it's like a breakup you've never healed from--move on!!! time keeps moving, the days keep passing. don't let life pass you by.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does alcohol or peroxide help a pimple go away?
    I have 1 sudden huge zit on my cheek.
    I showered to open up the pores but that
    didnt work. My parents are telling me to dab
    either alcohol or peroxide on it to help it go down.
    Im afraid though. Is that okay to do? Help I have school tomorrow!...

    Oh and also if I were to put alcohol or peroxide on it,
    would it be okay to put my clearasil cleansing pads on it after?
    And which is better? Alcohol or peroxide?

    • ANSWER:
      Benzyol peroxide or an acne medicine with saclycic acid

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I close the open pores on my face overnight and get rid of the blackheads?
    I have oily skin which occassionally break outs.I use benzoyl peroxide for the pimples.However I have large open pores which just don't seem to go away and the blackheads are another huge problem.Is there anything I can do to close the pores within a week?

    • ANSWER:
      I hate it when people say that heat/steam opens pores and cold water closes them

      Pores are not musles...they do not open. they do not close.

      Sorry to tell you that (I really hate it when companies try to tell you that...it is proven lie).

      Heat will soften the gunk in pores and help release it...but not "open" them...nothing ever will.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a pimple in one night?
    I got a pimple over the weekend, and i want it gone by tomorrow, or less noticeable.. this is my first pimple this year, and it is bad. If anyone has some suggestions i would appreciate it greatly.

    I know someone is going to tell me to just leave it alone.. i would like to avoid those comments soo.. others.

    • ANSWER:
      Cover ur face in warm water then use a gentle cleanser to wash ur face, Pat dry ur face with a towel then put some benzol peroxide on the pimple if you have any, if you dont have benzol peroxide then put a tiny bit of salt and water mixed together on the pimple only (not all skin), it will burn a little bit but the salt will dry it out and hopefully it will go down by tomorrow :)

  15. QUESTION:
    How to remove pimple marks or drak spots from face in naturally at home ?
    Pimple natural remedies: I usually get pimples on my face; I want to get rid of them. Is there anything like masturbation will be the cause of pimples? Please suggest me something...and please give me some tips ill be thankful to u

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin myself. Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      You want to make sure you exfoliate your face every other day. before putting any application on face for acne. Rinse with cool water then pad dry.

      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema, psoriasis
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Mederma good for stretch marks and scars
      10) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      11) Zinc really works on acne
      12) 2% Erythromycin
      13) Benzoin Peroxide
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.
      18) Coconut oil good for acne and scars.
      19) Turmeric powder is also good for acne.
      20) Neutrogena products
      21) Brown Listerine also sucks the life of your acne wash after about 15 minutes.
      22) Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol both are good for acne
      23) Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or gel apply on the infected area.
      24) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this. Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use a benzoyl peroxide without it being prescribed?
    I have some pimples on my forehead. When I was in walgreens, I saw a product called Zapzyt, it's a benzoyl peroxide topical cream for pimples so I bought it. The problem is it wasn't prescribed to me by a doctor. I've read so many good reviews online. Can I still use it?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It really shouldnt cause harm to your skin unless you over use it.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it Good To Put Hydrogen Peroxide On A Pimple?
    Is it Good To Put Hydrogen Peroxide On A Pimple?

    • ANSWER:
      It won't make it worse, if that's what you mean, or if you mean will it make the pimple go away, some say it will. I don't know for sure. I've never tried it but I've seen several articles with people describing how it worked for them.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to Get rid of pimples?Should I use garnier extra strong pimple control pen?
    I've had pimple's and scars for more than 3 years now.They sometimes reduece by themselves but often increase and become worse.Should I use garnier extra strong pimple control pen?Has it got any side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi , this is what I know about pimples ......
      treatment of acne/pimples is very frustrating for doctors as well as for patients & it requires understanding of the problem plus patience .Acne is usually due to increase in male hormonal activity , normally extremely tiny amount is produced in females . In some individuals it is produced in excess , resulting in Acne , Other features of excess production of male hormones are ...weight gain , delayed periods , abnormal facial hair, If any of other features of "excess male hormone " are present in ur case , can get in touch with me on narain1949@yahoo.com for more guidance , otherwise measures suggested below should help .
      (1) persol gel 2.5% ( Wallace company ) or Brevoxyl 2.5%( GSK company ) ( Benzoyl Peroxide ) : initially coat the "washed & dried " area for 15 minutes per day , then gradually increase the exposure time to two hours per day . ( to be applied in the morning hours )
      (2) Retino-A OR Eudyna cream : Apply just before you sleep . A pea sized amount is sufficient to cover half the entire face . To avoid irritation patient should wait for 20 minutes after washing & drying the area . A world of caution : acne may flare up in first week of treatment but nothing to worry , It requires at least three weeks of patience before you see positive results .
      ( 3) Tab. Cynomycin 50mg twice a day for two weeks .
      All the best .

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a good medicine or vitamin to remove the pimple and pimple mark?
    I have a lot of pimple even I go to Spa, pimple is coming up soon. Let me know is there good way to remove by medicne or vitamin.

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar (more natural and kinda works like a very very mild face peel to get rid of old/dead skin and cleanses)

      face cream with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Although benzoyl peroxide is strong chemical though and can burn or over dry sensitive skin. Also bleaches clothes so be very careful putting on / taking off tops.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do get rid of dried blood from a pimple?
    I popped a pimple, then put toothpaste on it over night. The toothpaste made all of the blood come up underneath the skin. How can i get rid of the dried blood underneath the skin without ripping the skin?
    Any home remedies that will work in about 12 hours?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen Peroxide begins to foam on contact with an enzyme in blood or dried blood, and is a painless and effective way to remove blood.

      Note that certain people, especially Asian descent, may not have the enzyme that reacts with Peroxide.

      Hydrogen Peroxide, while a cleansing solution, is not antiseptic. After you are done, use a 70% isopropyl alcohol saturated pad to dab the area clean and dry. Avoid rubbing.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a pimple on my ear without popping it?
    I have a pimple just outside my ear and I want to get rid of it without popping it. I say without popping it because it's pretty tender when I touch it. Are there any home remedies that I can use to get rid of it quickly? I want it gone hopefully before next saturday, which is my senior prom.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin and have eczema myself. Genetic, Stress and Bacteria can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together. You want to make sure you exfoliate your face every other day. Before putting any application on face for acne rinse with cool water then pad dry.

      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema, psoriasis
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Mederma good for stretch marks and scars
      10) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      11) Zinc really works on acne
      12) 2% Erythromycin
      13) Benzoin Peroxide
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.
      18) Coconut oil good for acne and scars.
      19) Turmeric powder is also good for acne.
      20) Neutrogena products
      21) Brown Listerine also sucks the life of your acne wash after about 15 minutes.
      22) Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol both are good for acne
      23) Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or gel apply on the infected area.
      24) Neem oil-good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally in capsule or externally in oil)

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this. Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at http://www.amazon.com/ref=ap_frn_logo or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a stubborn pimple?
    I have a pimple on my chin. I have been using AcneFree but it won't go away and has been there for a few months now. It's gotten to the point now where I can pop it and it gets even bigger, redder, and uglier and I can't figure out why it won't go away when the rest of my face stays clear! Someone help!

    • ANSWER:
      Rule #1: Hands off! The more you touch it and fool with it, the worse it's going to get. All you're doing is adding additional irritation.

      Wash your face well with a face soap like Nuetragena (no perfumes or irritants) and warm water. Don't SCRUB the dickens out of it - just wash gently. Apply hydrogen peroxide - the stuff's cheap and it works!

      Also, if you have access to a hot tub, at a gym perhaps, go soak, all the way up to your chin. The hot water will open your pores and there's enough chlorine in those things to kill an elephant.

  23. QUESTION:
    How well does benzoyl peroxide work when dealing with acne?
    I Just got some benzoyl peroxide gel today from my personal doctor. I know its not going to clean up my acne(mild) over night. I would like to know how long it usually takes and, or how well it works.

    • ANSWER:
      Anyhow, don't go out and buy those "get rid of your acne in one day" pills that you can find anywhere online, they just don't work and you will spend your money for nothing.

      Why not? Well, because it takes time to get rid of acne and you will need at least one week to see any noticeable results. There is absolutely no way to treat your acne in only one day.

      You may use an over-the-counter treatment that contain substances such as benzoyl peroxide (gel or cream) or salicyclic acid. Start with the lowest strength and apply once a day about half an hour after washing. Never use more than 5 percent strength without consulting a physician.

      Don't pop, pick, scratch, or squeeze your pimples. This may cause infection and scarring.

      thanks bye tc ..

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a difficult pimple within an hour?
    I have this pimple (dont read if you get disgusted easily) that is above my chin and it is dried up but if i pick at it, it will just come back. Can someone tell me how to get rid of it within an hour?

    • ANSWER:
      if its a white head put hydrogen peroxide on it. if its ready to pop then the hydrogen peroxide will open up the pores and the puss will come out, you use hydrogen peroxide because it kills bacteria and it will lessen pimples from coming back. if its not ready then its just not ready...

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you use Benzoyl Peroxide to treat acne?
    Do you use the benzoyl peroxide gel for spot treatment of acne? Or do you mix a little bit of the gel, with moisturiser and apply it to the entire face? Please suggest any good regime for treating acne with benzoyl peroxide gel...! Best answer gets 10 points. Promise!

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your face 4-6 times daily with water & wipe gently with towel. Do not squeeze pimple or acne ,this act leaves dark spot or scars on your face. Minimise the consumption of Coffee or Tea . Junk food & fast foods be stopped , much spicy or deep fried & preparations having much oil should not be taken for 1 month. If habitual to non veg please stop it also for 1 month.
      Green vegetables specially leafy , seasonal fruits , Curd in lunch & Milk after dinner be added to your diet. Papaya & Guava be taken after lunch daily for 1 month.
      MAIDA made preparations , butter, Bread should not be taken.
      Apply Honey over your acne or pimples daily for 1 hour & wash your face for 1 month. NUT MEG be rubbed over stone by using raw milk ( Unboiled) to make its paste also add Holy Basil leaves juice 5 ml to it. Apply this paste over acne / pimples at bed time & wash in morning with water. Do not squeeze pimples it leaves dark spots over face.
      If you observe my suggestions regularly you will get rid after 15 days but continue till 1 month.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of a pimple overnight?
    I have this big pimple on my nose and i want to get rid of it as fast as possible without using toothpaste on my face. I've popped it a little bit and put some acne treatment in it but its still the same size, help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Ouch, I hate those...

      Without prescription medication, there's not much that can fix the problem overnight. However, I'd suggest icing the blemish and using a natural astringent (witch hazel) which takes away some of the redness and/or stops the bleeding and prevents a scab if you decide to pop the pimple. I usually pop mine (I know it's bad!!) then I soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and press it on the blemish and apply pressure until it stops bleeding. That way, it doesn't leave an unattractive blood clot on my face. Then I apply some benzoyl peroxide or differin (prescription) and moisturize with Olay.

      I don't know if that was too much information or not enough, but I hope I helped you in some way. Goodluck!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do i prevent a upcoming pimple to get bigger?
    I found a deep pimple that seems like it can come to the surface of my skin. How can i keep it down
    And eventually make it disapear without being seen by anyone else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen peroxide on it like twice or three times a day to dry it out and maybe some other type of acne cream to clear it before you go to bed... or one of those heat zappers would do the trick.

  28. QUESTION:
    What home remedies are good to get rid of a pimple?
    My husband is in a wedding this weekend and I have a huge pimple on my face. I've been putting some medicine I got from Wal-Mart, but I think it's just getting worse. I heard Windex works, but I haven't tried it. ANY IDEAS?

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT ever put Windex on blemishes..you will get a chemical burn!!!!!! Get some good ole' hydrogen peroxide (from your medicine cabinet) and apply with a cotton swab...apply 2x a day just for a few seconds(it might bubble up but do not worry), it will dry it up, clean it out and heal it and within 2-3 days it will be gone.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to reduce redness and size of a pimple?
    Im always getting pimples on my nose and i hate it. I have a really bad pimple on my nose thats huge and really red and I have work this weekend and i feel like people are gonna stare at it. How do i reduce the swelling and redness of it? Please help! I need overnight treatment! PLEASE!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, your doctor knows best of course, but, if you want an over-the-counter, relatively quick fix:

      1. take an ibuprofen (Advil) capsule, preferably with some food because it tends to irritate the stomach; Ibuprofen and related drugs tend to lessen inflammation (swelling, redness, pain) anywhere in the body.

      2. Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) gel will help dry out that pimple. It also exerts an anti-inflammatory effect and kills the bacterium involved in acne.

      3. topical (wipe-on) antibiotics, especially erythromycin and tetracycline will kill the same bacterium and also exert an anti-inflammatory effect

      *Note: you can use the benzoyl peroxide, as well as a longer-to-wait drug like adapalene for application on acne-prone areas in the long-term

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a pimple without popping it?
    Ok I have a huge pimple on my forehead and I want to get rid of it. I know I shouldn't pop it but I also know that there are some ways to pop it safely. How can I get rid of it with our getting a scar. Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      yup it can go without popping for that i would recommend 2 types of creams

      1. use clear gel contains clindamycin phosphate morning
      2. use benzac Ac contains benzoyl peroxide gel night

      always wash your face before using these creams.You will get these creams in any medical store near wether you hav oily skin or dry skin it wont matter apply in only on the affected region it will make it go... trust me i used them on my big acnes n now they r no more
      Source(s):
      meeee

  31. QUESTION:
    How long will benzoyl peroxide take to work on my skin?
    Im using benzoyl peroxide 5% because i have these small bumps on my face, these bumps can only be seen when light hits my face. How long will benzoyl peroxide take to work or should i use something else?

    • ANSWER:
      I use benzoyl peroxide 10% before I go to bed, and my pimples are gone the next morning.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should I put peroxide on my pimple to dry it out faster?
    It's already drying, but I need to speed up the process. It needs to be gone by Monday! Is peroxide a good idea?
    I cannot go out and buy anything for it. What about rubbing alcohol?

    • ANSWER:
      Not peroxide! The best thing for drying out pimples is sudocrem. It just makes things heal really quickly; it's amazing.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you cure a benzoyl peroxide burn on skin?
    Hi guys I really need your help. Recently I had a zit and I applied benzoyl peroxide on it and I think i applied too much and my skin burn to a brown patch. How do I cure it ?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing happen to me. Go to the store (like CVS, walgreens, etc) and buy a zinc cream its pretty affordable, it will heal the patch but only use it a few days or it will dry your skin out and make more pimples since it has pertolium jelly and if you have any problems with it stop using it. Just apply a layer of it and leave it on, I don't rub it in since the skin sucks it in anyways. They also have zinc pills that speed up your bodys healing process they would be located in the supplement section of the store ~Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to dry up a pimple over night?
    I generally don't have problems with acne, but 2 or so days ago I woke up to a HUGE pimple on my chin. And tomorrow I have a big event in the evening and I want it GONE!!! Any tips you have will be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Benzoyl peroxide, the ingredient found in some acne creams. Dab some on and it will kill bacteria and dry it up. But I don't know if its going to work in 24 hours. You may just have to use a little makeup and cover it up.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimples caused by stress?
    I am 15 years old and I have never had an acne problems. Maybe one pimple every 3 months,but it goes away within a few days. Latley I have been extremely stressed out with school work and sports, and especially my break up with my boyfriend of 15 months. All of a sudden, almost three weeks ago, about 10 pimples( not red like acne) popped up on my forehead. A week ago I woke up and my jaw locked for 2 minutes and htne the following night i woke up and my muscles were so tense I could barley move. This stress is not good. But anyway, I know the pimples are not from oil or anything, because it was never an issue and I have tried all acne medicine. It is deffinitly from stress. Does anyone know how I can get rid of these pimples?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunatley pimples caused by stress there is no cure for. I break out from stress all the time and they are painful and suck ass. Don't listen to people tell you about toothpaste and eye drops cause it wont work. You will keep getting zits when you are stressed out. For now use Biore Ice Wash, Biore heated mask and try Noxema Pads (like stridex but better). Do not pop your pimples they will scar. Take a hot wet rag and hold it down on your pimple till all the pussy crap surfaces and when it breaks (on it's own) put some peroxide in it. I promise this will work. And BTW you are WAY to young to be that stressed out, a locking up jaw is a very bad sign, ask your parents to take you to your doctor and tell him about the stress and jaw thing. He can prescribe you zanex and it will help you with the stress and your skin. Good luck to you - feel better

  36. QUESTION:
    What can I do about the side effects to using benzoyl peroxide?
    I am an african american female and I have been using benzoyl peroxide for blackheads and minor acne. The cream has turned parts of my skin on my face dark so my face is doesnt have an even complexion anymore. What can I do about this and will my skin change back. Any information is accepted. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First, I would use it very sparingly. Benzol Peroxide is very harsh on the skin. Try to get on a system using a good wash, a scrub 1 or 2 times a week,a good moisturizer and a toner. The toner will close your pores to help keep dirt out,which leads to black heads & pimples.Change your diet and try not to eat fried food,fatty food or junk food.Drink plenty of water to flush the sytem and NEVER go to bed with a dirty face or makeup on it. Avon makes a product that will lighten the spots, check them out @ avon.com

  37. QUESTION:
    Get rid of pimples-How long with benzoyl wash and pill?
    I was prescribed an acne wash (5% benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic, and I was wondering how long it might take until I was completely clear. I have moderately bad acne, on my face. I wash in the mornings and evenings with the wash, and take the pill at dinner. After just two weeks, I've seen a difference, but I was wondering how long it took for you.

    • ANSWER:
      probably 2 - 3 weeks. its good that you've started seeing progress already. make sure you're drinking lots of water. doxycycline is an antibiotic and if you dont drink enough water, it wont be able to completely absorb into your blood stream and wont be able to do its job. if you dont get the results you want after about 6 weeks, ask your doctor to prescribe a higher % benzoyl peroxide or pill. hope this helps!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is this weird pimple on my dog with brown pus?
    My dog had some sort of pimple on her back. When I squeezed it, a dark brown pus came out. It popped out the way pimples do. It seemed a lot of it came out, I'd say three times as much as what comes out of my average zit. What could this substance be?

    (I don't usually try to pop zits on my dogs)

    • ANSWER:
      It may have been an abscess, and you popped out some puss and old blood. Maybe put some peroxide on it and see what happens in the next day or 2. It may be nothing, but if it poofs up again, see your doc because doggy may need an antibiotic if it is infected.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the simplest way to remove pimples?
    I have a big pimple on my nose and I want to get it off before my mom makes me go see a dermatologist. Are there any ways that pimples can be removed WITHOUT popping them and that don't take forever?

    • ANSWER:
      Look for face washes which contain the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. This is the key ingredient in some of the best face washes. use a 5-10% benzoyl peroxide of mild to moderate acne and 10% for severe.

      Try smashing one tablet of aspirin in a small bowl, then adding lemon juice to the mixture. Aspirin is acetesalicylic acid, chemically related to salicylic acid. Apply to the affected areas overnight. It boosts the healing process while reducing redness.

      Try putting toothpaste (paste, NOT gel) on your face, cover it with a bandage, and keep it on all night. When you wash it off in the morning your acne will look better. The astringent and surfactant nature of the toothpaste will help diminish the appearance of pimples. But the toothpaste has been known to burn sensitive skin of the face, so be careful. If your face does burn, stop acne treatments and work on healing your burn.

      Try using Bentonite Clay, a natural mineral powder which has been known to absorb impurities and help neutralise the skin's oiliness, and can be found online. Mix 2 tablespoons with a dash of cold water and smooth over the face as a thick paste. Once dried gently wipe off with a flannel or sponge.

      Bye...

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple asap?
    I had a pimple, it had a white head. I popped it. And I tried putting tooth paste on it over night and that just made it red and irratated. What can I do to make it go away as soon as possible?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin and have eczema myself. Genetic, Stress and Bacteria can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together. You want to make sure you exfoliate your face every other day. Before putting any application on face for acne rinse with cool water then pad dry.

      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema, psoriasis
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Mederma good for stretch marks and scars
      10) Nadinola fades dark spots for a more even skin tone
      11) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      12) Zinc really works on acne
      13) 2% Erythromycin
      14) Benzoin Peroxide
      15) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      16) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      17) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      18) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.
      19) Coconut oil good for acne and scars.
      21) Turmeric powder is also good for acne.
      22) Neutrogena products
      23) Brown Listerine also sucks the life of your acne wash after about 15 minutes.
      24) Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol both are good for acne
      25) Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or gel apply on the infected area.
      26) Neem oil-good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally in capsule or externally in oil)

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this. Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at http://www.amazon.com/ref=ap_frn_logo or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple on my nose in 2 days?
    So in 2 days, I have a date and i have this pimple right smack on my nose. It doesn't really pop out much, but it is all red around it and almost covers half of my nose. It also REALLY hurts a lot whenever I touch it or even sniffle my nose. Any advice on how to get rid of it in 2 days??

    • ANSWER:
      AHH !! its a hive probs. hives are pimples on nerves. ICE IT!! okay when i say drink tons of water..i mean drink at least 20 water bottles a day. if you really want it to go away you better DRINK UP WATER! also, sometimes when i get pimples, i blow dry them until they dry out and go away. but you have to legit blow dry it until its red. OHHHMMYYYGOOOOOSHHH epiphany!! go in the SUN!! that should def clear up your nose. avoid chocolate and that kind of stuff.. uhhh try lemon juice. witch hazel. peroxide. toothpaste. YES toothpaste. i leave it on overnight, but actually dont do that cause then your skin cant breathe. EXFOLIATE!! try boiling a pot of water, then put your face right above it so it soaks up all of the steam!! GOOOOD LUCCKKK HAVE FUNN ONN YA DATE!

  42. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of a pimple - Quick smart!!?
    I have a small infected pimple on my chin that seems to be taking forever to heal! I need to try and clear it up by Saturday. Does anyone have any tips or anything to help speed up the healing process ?
    Or any tips on getting rid of a pimple quick smart!!

    • ANSWER:
      any over the counter medication with salicytic acid in it is going to work fast- this ingredient is ASPIRIN! i don't know why it works- but i learned this lesson the hard way... tried all of the benzoyl peroxide products and all they did was make my skin peel all around the acne

      the aspirin in the other products cleans out the infection causing the pimple, rather than trying to just wash it out like the benzoyl peroxide products.

      i am allergic to aspirin and can still use them...

      also i use St Ives medicated apricot face scrub daily in the shower to keep my face acne free now-- works wonders!

      good luck
      susan

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use Salicylic acid for a popped pimple?
    I have a pimple in my nose. I wanted to wait for it to heal on its own but I noticed that it has pus on it. I was not really sure at first if it's really a pus so I checked it but I accidentally popped it. Since it's already popped, I decided to squeeze out all the pus until blood came out. I washed with soap after that.
    My friend suggests to use salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help the pimple dry and heal faster.
    Should I use it? Is it safe?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there... You could use the salicylic acid .. But this is very strong so I suggest you dilute about one drop into 20-30ml of water and wash the pimple with this water.

      Just remember not to stimulate the area too much...

      What you could also alternatively do is use some perfume or deodrant spray a bit on your CLEAN finger and dab the pimple - the alcohol will dry it out - just dont get it on any other part of your skin.

      What I also like to use is garlic paste- just dab that on and it will kill the bacteria and dry out.

      A pimple has a cycle of 7-9 days... Next time just try to wait it out :)

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there nyway I can get rid of big red ugly pimple?
    I recently got a single pimple on my face below my eye. It looks so ugly!! I tried putting some lemon juice and other crap on it and it just gets redder!! Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice contains salicylic acid and is a good home remedy for acne. The salicylic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and is the same chemical used in commercial acne products. It exfoliates the skin and unclogs the pores. However, it may require patience and you may need to apply it daily for a week. Also, try to use the undiluted juice for a lemon you squeezed, not bottled juice. I recommend applying it before bed and leaving it on all night, and then washing it off in the morning.

      In order to be completely effective, you should apply benzoyl peroxide to the affected area. It is a anti-bacterial and will kill the acne bacteria on the skin. This is something the lemon jucie alone will not do.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the liquid that comes from a squeezed pimple?
    This is a gross question, and it's totally serious so please, only serious answers. What is the clear or yellowish clear fluid that comes out of a squeezed pimple? Not the pus and not blood-it usually comes out when the zit is not completely cleared and continues to ooze after it's been squeezed.

    • ANSWER:
      It's plasma. Plasma is a portion of the blood (clear) and produced by the body when it has a wound to help heal it. It's like your body's personal medicine, its the same stuff that fills a blister. It dries kind of crusty and yellowish or even a little orange. Try treating the area with Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to dissolve the zit first before popping it. It is NOT sebum; the oil that sebaceous glands produce to keep your hair and skin from drying out. Sebum ultimately leads to blackheads and zits when it's overproduced.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to prevent a pimple from coming?
    i can feel the pimple under my skin and i kno its going to come is there any way i can prevent it from coming? are there any home remedies that dont cost alot?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try a few things:

      Ice it a few times a day to keep inflammation/redness down. Bacteria that causes acne flare-ups thrive in heat. Also, wash your face with room temperature or cool water.

      Try a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide morning and night.

      Don't go skimp on your sleep. Skin repairs itself faster with adequate rest.

      Stay away from food high in iodine (the only proven food trigger for acne). This can include seaweed, shellfish, mostly food from the sea...

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of acne if I'm allergic to creams containing benzoyl peroxide?
    I've had a bit of an acne problem lately and would like to know the best way to treat it since creams containing benzoyl peroxide cause me to have a severe allergic reacation. What is the best way to treat acne without using prescription or over the counter creams containing benzoyl peroxide?

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, my best remedy for the face would be eating GREEN APPLES!!!
      They are sour but they are the BEST!!!

      You know, you have acne because your blood is acidic. So the body is trying to eliminate the toxins from our body through acne & pimples.

      So GREEN apples can make your blood more alkaline and at the same time acne/pimples will be cured naturally!!!

      You can consider buying this book also:
      http://nur19789.cure4acne.net

  48. QUESTION:
    Huge cystic pimple on my nose! How to get rid of it without leaving a scar?
    I am considering three remedies: toothpaste, tea tree oil or benzyl peroxide cream from proactiv. It's filled with lots of pus! I'm not gonna pop it cause its going to leave a scar but how do i treat it?? Please share your experience if you had one of these before! And please suggest home remedies... THANKS.

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT DO TOOTHPASTE!!

      i did it once, and it burnt my skin! i had a scab by my nose for like a week. didn't leave a scar but had to live with a nasty scab for a week.

      i think you shouldn't mess with it and just wait it out.

      good luck

  49. QUESTION:
    What over the counter products contain benezoyl peroxide?
    I've done some research and read that it was really good for acne to use a benezoyl peroxide cream on your skin after you wash and dry your face, but I can't find a suitable product that contains this for myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Neutrogena makes an on the spot pimple cream that is 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. Clean and clear makes persa gel that has 10% benzoyl peroxide.
      Proactiv is a benzoyl peroxide wash and repairing lotion It is 2.5 % benzoyl peroxide.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I cover up a pimple correctly?
    I have a big noticeable pimple in the corner of my mouth and no matter how much makeup and concealer I put on it still shows. Maybe not entirely but once you're within a foot of my face you see the little bump. How do I get rid of it to make it look like I have nothing there?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen Peroxide. It will dry it out. Having one there is the worst and to keep it moist, will only make it stay longer. I would also try and find a cold sore cream with L-lysine in it or take the vitamin supplement with the same name. It (the vitamin) also works wonders with the viral sores you get under your tongue.


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