Any Acne spot treatment recommendations?

BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
I don't normally have acne, except for that "once a month" pimple that is always a great give-away that I'm about to start or on my period.

anyone know of a good spot treatment for a woman in her 40's with normal to dry skin?

thanks!
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  • curly_princesscurly_princess Posts: 360Registered Users
    Queen Helene's mint julep mask. It's only around $3 and it will dry your zits right up. You can either use it as a mask, or dab a little on the zit and leave it on overnight.

    A homemade remedy is dab some honey on a bandaid and leave it on the zit overnight.

    Also, try icing the zit for 10 or so minutes, then layer on an acne treatment with benzoil peroxide.
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  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    thanks, CP. I might go look for that mint mask.
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  • MaybeWavyMaybeWavy Posts: 374Registered Users
    Ice.

    Wrap the base of an ice cube in a paper towel and rub on your spot (or face, if you're me :oops: ) until your skin is cold.

    Repeat 2-3 x a day-I do it in the am, whne I get home from work, and again before bed.

    It's easier when it's warmer, but it really does help! My aesthitician uses liquid nitrogen, but that's a little more hazardous. Feels nicer-not wet, just cold, but the ice is nice esp when its hot out.
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  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    MaybeWavy wrote:
    Ice.

    Wrap the base of an ice cube in a paper towel and rub on your spot (or face, if you're me :oops: ) until your skin is cold.

    Repeat 2-3 x a day-I do it in the am, whne I get home from work, and again before bed.

    It's easier when it's warmer, but it really does help! My aesthitician uses liquid nitrogen, but that's a little more hazardous. Feels nicer-not wet, just cold, but the ice is nice esp when its hot out.

    this is interesting. How do the pimples react? Do the pimples just start getting better?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I used to get weekly "cryotherapy" with liquid nitrogen from a dermatologist. It felt good...but it never did a damned thing for my acne. It probably made the derm rich though, because my insurance covered it, and it wasn't cheap.
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Novice
    If they're cystic pimples (red and painful) put some hydrocortisone ointment on before bed. The pimple will be almost gone by morning.
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