Sunday, November 11th, 2007

What do you do when you get a huge, noticeable pimple? Do you hide under the blankets? Load up on concealer? What do you do to solve the ghastly mess? Is there even a real solution?

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25 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you do when you get a huge, noticeable pimple?

  1. The best thing I have found is Dr. Perricones Nutritive cleanser (which I use) with DMEA….the minute i notice or feel a pimple coming on is make a little paste of this cleanser & it totally take care of it! It takes away any itch, pain, swelling, redness etc.

    It’s the only thing that I have found that has immediate results!!!

  2. Tekoa

    I wish my pimple problems were restricted to “a huge, noticeable pimple!” *lol* My solution is a dermatologist and too many medical grade acne products to name.

    MAC Studio Fix Fluid is great for hiding mild to moderate imperfections. For the monster ones, a bit of Select Cover Up until it goes away.

  3. zainy

    Hi,

    I wana give some tip to u all guys who have oily skins and due to that u guys have pimples,the tip is:-Apply egg white (not yellow part) on ur face and neck once a day if too much oily skin then twice,when dry wash it off,ur skin will become beautiful with in a week or u will start noticing results,its best guys,i also applied it for one month week believe me my pimples r gone and marks aswell,it whitens ur skin aswell,and it has no odours!!

    Best of luck,i hope my tip will work for the world as it worked for me aswell and i found ur site Christie the best,of giving my tips to the world.

    Luv
    Zainy.

  4. Audrey

    I dab on ProActiv’s Refining Mask every night until it goes away and I don’t put a single drop, dusting, whatever of makeup on the spot until it is totally gone. Letting the pimple breathe clean air works best for me, rather than clogging it with concealer.

    For those less noticeable blemishes, MAC’s Select Cover-Up works well.

  5. Tonee

    I used to try every single cream out there until I was told to apply a very light layer of gel containing salicylic acid (I used L’Oreal Pure Zone Spot Treatment), wait for it to dry and then apply a cream containing 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (I used PanOxyl but Neutrogena On-the-spot works well under make up) over it. I tried this on a very red pimple (as an overnight treatment) and the next morning, the redness had disappeared, the skin wasn’t dry and scaly (HATE it when that happens) and I could just use a light layer of concealer (MAC Studio Finish) to cover the spot. I repeated the application of SA and BP for two more days (in the night only) until it disappeared.

  6. tanya

    Heat is NOT a good idea for pimples, the heat will draw the inflamation to the surface and cause the pimple to get a “head” which helps if your objective is to pop it but I certainly hope thats not your plan as that leaves scars. The best thing you can do for a pimple is apply ice to it. I freeze some purified water and then apply it to said pimple with a wash cloth around three sides of it, that way I am holding the washcloth and not freezing my fingers, don’t get water everywhere and am able to hold the actual icecube directly onto the pimple. Do this a couple of times a day and your pimple is GUARANTEED to go away within 24 hours. The ice helps to calm inflamation which is all a pimple is. The other above tips are also a good idea. I have heard of the egg white trick and tried it myself a few times. BPO and Salicylic Acid are also both good products, but like said before they can be overly drying if not careful and cause flakey skin which is nearly as unattractive as a pimple. Another thing is to keep your hands OFF the pimple, if you keep touching it your putting heat on it from your hands AND your hands have dirt and oils on them which your transfering to the pimple which is going to make it worse. If its around an area where your hair is going to constantly be in touch with it, pull your hair off your face…I know this is a hard one since you would rather hide the pimple with bangs or whatever BUT trust me pull your hair off the pimple area so your not getting hair products and hair oil on the pimple which again is going to make it worse.

    • That is interesting, because the heat method works and ice method DOESN’T for me, LOL (in fact, it makes the spot incredibly itchy and leaves a nice 1″ patch of red). I appreciate all the tips :)

  7. Zsofi

    when i get a pimple,i get depressed,b/c i don’t think,that i can be beautiful with it. my whole day,or week is ruined,i think,that i have to hide from people,and my whole joy in doing a makeup look goes away….
    but hiding it under tons of concealer helps me.
    My all time fav is something called “anti-blemish solutions cocealer”-maybe this is it’s name,from Clinique. this heals the pimple faster.but no bullet-proof solution here,sadly….

  8. bev

    hi! i tried putting on toothpaste to dry it off and instantly remove the scar (like a plastic) but if too much it’ll BURN your skin just apply a thin film. DO NOT apply on SWELLING PIMPLE! but if you insist to just apply a dot (this method is done if you take risks– lol) i also tried lime, though it has tingling sensation it works to dry pimples. use mild cleanser another tip is NEVER EVER touch the pimple! i usu have pimples when i do not get enough sleep.. so rest is a simple beauty remedy :)

  9. Cristina

    I use Differin Cream, which is prescribed by my dermatologist.

    My friends swear by Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (not the drying lotion). Haven’t bought one, but I’m willing to try it.

  10. mich

    third vote for select cover up! best concealer i ever used for post-acne red marks and other mild blemishes. it blends in pretty well on bare skin, so i can skip foundation on a good skin day.

    anyway i’m surprised no one’s mentioned tea tree oil. it’s non-irritating so i can dab it on pimples up to four times a day on top of the benzoyl peroxide that i use twice everyday.

    but i must try out the salicylic acid gel. thanks tanya :)

  11. I take some ice and hold it on there for about 10 minutes, then I apply some tea tree oil, and trust me those suckers r gone before the next day…:):)

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