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Emergency acne care?

CarllraC

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There's this slow burning breakout I've had at my temples for a while now. It's been calming down and I thought it would be okay in time for this Thursday, when I head to Vegas with friends. However, it suddenly got worse!!

What kind of emergency acne care do you recommend??

Would coverup be way too cheesey or should I try some?
 

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Over-the-counter acne medications are worth trying, even though they can permanently stain clothes. Or if you could be seen by a dermatologist before then, there are some options, including a special kind of light machine. Also, regular sunlight helps, and washing twice daily with cleanser is recommended for everyone.
 

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Nothing's going to work very fast, but I'd just use a lot of benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. I think Clearasil makes a skin-colored one in 10% concentration. Don't get it on your clothes. Washing your face with a salicylic acid wash might help a little too.
 

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you can get a cortizone shot that will flatten it (and the needle in your head probably won't feel good) out in about a day. maybe kind of expensive (not to mention they won't do it) for an everyday thing, but for every now & then it may be your best bet.
 

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One thing has worked for me. Drinking a LOT of water. Like more than you think you could ever keep down. Just keep on drinking it and over the course of several hours you can actually see the difference in your skin.

Cortisone has way too many side effects, it's not worth it. I took it once for a really bad case of poison oak and will never touch it again. I'm convinced it jacked up my skin for years afterward.
 

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If you need a quick cosmetic fix to tone it down a bit for a night out, put a few eye drops on the area. In just the same way that they take the redness out of your eyes, they will also take some of the redness out of the spots. Vasoconstriction is your friend.
 

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There really isn't a fast way to get rid of acne. When I need to clear it up I use light oil-free foundation. I also found that drinking water really helps clear it up, as you should be drinking 8 glasses of water per day. Washing your face with face wash and warm water should be done twice a day, but I think if you do more than that it'll start to irritate it. Washing your face with plain water should be done as often as possible but remember to always dry your face afterwards.
And please...
...never pick at it.
You'll get scars
 

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jojoba oil + tea treeoil. apply the jojoba then apply the tea tree, the jojoba is a carrier that will bring it deep into your skin, the tea tree is anti viral/fungal/bacterial so it will kill the bad stuff and help with the spot.

u can get both at any GNC or health place other wise queen helenes mint julepe mask overnight works good on spots.
 

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Usually a dermatologist can presribe you Cleocin (P&G), sort of like a clearasil stick but works much better and provides faster results.
 

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Originally Posted by A Harris
One thing has worked for me. Drinking a LOT of water. Like more than you think you could ever keep down. Just keep on drinking it and over the course of several hours you can actually see the difference in your skin.

Cortisone has way too many side effects, it's not worth it. I took it once for a really bad case of poison oak and will never touch it again. I'm convinced it jacked up my skin for years afterward.


true, but it depends on the person. i've only had a cortizone shot for poison ivy/oak/sumac and a rash. it's done wonders for me, but everyone's body is different. i've had friends who had an emergency and could get it done (say, it was the day before prom or a big interview & one has a breakout of sorts). ideally you'll have better skin the right way, through diet or dermatological recommendations, but i can't think of anything faster


hope the vegas trip is great.
 

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