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*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 06:05 PM
A huge red spot has emerged on my face due to stress lately.

It needs to be gone by Monday! :crazyeyes

Any tips of getting rid of it quickly?

pinkvans
29-03-2006, 06:09 PM
toothpaste -.o

it works for me

Little_one
29-03-2006, 06:13 PM
yep a little bit of toothpaste before you go to bed and in the morning, but check that it has not left a white mark before you go out, if it has just rise off.

SuzyCreamcheese
29-03-2006, 06:19 PM
surgical spirit. You can get little bottles of it from superdrug or boots for under a quid. It dries spots out almost overnight usually for me or a couple of days max if its a big one. Its pretty harsh on the skin though so dont use it all the time but for an emergency its fabulous. Just dab it on with cotton wool as often as you like.

*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 06:26 PM
Ahhhh thanks guys. I think I shall buy a bottle of this tomorrow when I'm in town. I will use the toothpaste trick overnight although when I've done it before it hasn't really worked. I have to get rid of this for Monday! Gah. I always come out in spots when I'm stressed.

Blah
29-03-2006, 06:56 PM
Dont bother with the toothpaste, i did that and it dried my skin out and i ended up with a huge red scaly peeling patch which looked worse than the original spot

my name
29-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Use a cream/gel with 2% salaic (whatever) acid during the day and at bed (when nobody is around :p put an antibiotic cream on it and cover it with a bandaid.
Don't pick/pop at it and risk a scabbing though.

icey
29-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Dont bother with the toothpaste, i did that and it dried my skin out and i ended up with a huge red scaly peeling patch which looked worse than the original spotThis happened to me too. just leave it be or pop it. always seem to go within a day or two for me and thats all i do...

*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 07:15 PM
Well I've taken a risk. I've put toothpaste on my face *giggles* We'll see if it goes down eh?

If not, I'm going to buy some surgical spirit tomorrow.

_guest
29-03-2006, 07:17 PM
I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example). :p

Perfume (or yes, any alcohol-based product) will dry it out and I've done that before with fair success. Fair warning, it stings like a bitch.

I'd also recommend a product Boots and a lot of other folks do...Boots' used to be called ACT spot reducing agent or similar, but Tesco do an own brand too iirc. It's this gel that you plop on the offending spot (overnight is best, I reckon) and it's decent, though I haven't used it for a while. Hope it still exists!

ButtonMoon
29-03-2006, 07:21 PM
I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example). :p


Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it :yippe:

Cazzoo
29-03-2006, 07:23 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it :yippe:

arghghhgh. My mother. :impissed: And since she doesn't have any of her own she tends to try and attack mine.. :p

_guest
29-03-2006, 07:27 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it :yippe:

If popping spots is weird then I wouldn't want to be normal. ;)

I'm a menace if someone's got a big shiny spot that's ripe for a squeezing, I must make so many people feel like shit...I just can't tear my eyes away..

G
29-03-2006, 07:28 PM
If popping spots is weird then I wouldn't want to be normal. ;)

I'm a menace if someone's got a big shiny spot that's ripe for a squeezing, I must make so many people feel like shit...I just can't tear my eyes away..
people like you make me sad

*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 07:45 PM
I can't pop it. Its one of those red ones.

Bunnie
29-03-2006, 07:51 PM
i like popping spots too...unless it hurts. that makes me sad!
but if its just a red one, how about leaving it to go down? because its only wednesday.

*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Because I'm panicking. Its really important that on Monday I look my best!

I'm stressing its still gonna be there, lol. I know I'm silly stressing about it because I'm making it worse but arghhh.

Its huge!

Bunnie
29-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Because I'm panicking. Its really important that on Monday I look my best!

I'm stressing its still gonna be there, lol. I know I'm silly stressing about it because I'm making it worse but arghhh.

Its huge!
nah its unlikely it will still be there, just drink loads of water, and dont touch it, and try not to wear much make up

*Snow White Queen*
29-03-2006, 07:54 PM
I don't wear foundation so not wearing too much makeup shouldn't be a problem.

I went the gym this morning and it almost doubled in size. That irritated me.

Kat_B
29-03-2006, 08:23 PM
there are still 5 days til monday so it should definitely have gone down a lot even if it hasnt disappeared completely- im sure it'll be fine!!

Jazza
29-03-2006, 09:00 PM
I never squeeze my spots :angel:


But Coldsores.....

pinkvans
29-03-2006, 09:28 PM
popping spots is the best fun, blackheads are even better.

i squeeze my dads blackheads for him after he's had a shave.

it's like..monkeys grooming each other, except i don't eat what i dig out =P

clementine_the_tangerine
29-03-2006, 10:10 PM
Dab tea tree oil on it. Its amazing.

Ilora-Danon
29-03-2006, 11:42 PM
You people are foul. Popping spots. Urgh. :eek2: :yuck:

Boots do an overnight gel with tea tree and witchhazel in, which is very good. Also the body shop do a mini handbag sized blemish stick with tea tree in it, also very good, but the best so far has been Clean and Clear - they do a mini tube of spot gel too which I'm atm using on one rather stubborn blighter on my forehead and it seems to be working.

Would NEVER dream of popping spots though, that's not only rough but leaves scars, which imo are worse than the occassional spot. :confused:

Ilora x

my name
30-03-2006, 02:28 AM
made me throw up a little in my mouth.


Ah that is the best phrase ever. Ever. You rock.

lucifer devil
30-03-2006, 09:45 AM
don't stress about having a spot or you'll get more.

and i'm sure whoever you're seeing won't mind if you have a little spot on your forehead.

.
30-03-2006, 10:19 AM
I hate those big red spots i always get them on my chin :(

But yeah white heads deff pop them :thumb: Who wants a puss filled pore on their face ;p

ButtonMoon
30-03-2006, 10:22 AM
I hate the spots I get around my jaw. I think they are called papules. Really hard under the skin spots. Quite sore.

_guest
30-03-2006, 10:29 AM
I think they are called papules.

Aye, that'll be right. It's the pustules that are spot-squeezer heaven. :p

*Snow White Queen*
30-03-2006, 02:22 PM
don't stress about having a spot or you'll get more.

and i'm sure whoever you're seeing won't mind if you have a little spot on your forehead.
Its not on my forehead, its in the middle of my face :p

I've bought some quick clear treatment gel by clearasil so hopefully that will make it dissappear! lol

SuzyCreamcheese
30-03-2006, 06:15 PM
ooh ooh me me, i squeeze spots. I squeeze my own, and i squeeze my boyfriends and he squeezes mine that I cant reach. Its fun and its bonding. Its like chimpanzees in the zoo, grooming each other I think.

Carolina
03-04-2006, 10:01 AM
Would NEVER dream of popping spots though, that's not only rough but leaves scars, which imo are worse than the occassional spot. :confused:

Ilora x

So you'd rather walk round with big yellow pustules on your face?

remotebleeper
03-04-2006, 10:27 AM
I wonder if it went :chin:

For the record, almay clear complexion stuff is good for drying them out.

SuzyCreamcheese
03-04-2006, 10:37 AM
So you'd rather walk round with big yellow pustules on your face?
eeeew. I hate seeing people with spots with heads on them that just need squeezing soooo badly. How can they see that and not pop it?
Maybe im just a bit obsessive about it, but i couldnt leave a big lump of pus just sitting under my skin.

remotebleeper
03-04-2006, 10:39 AM
eeeew. I hate seeing people with spots with heads on them that just need squeezing soooo badly. How can they see that and not pop it?
Maybe im just a bit obsessive about it, but i couldnt leave a big lump of pus just sitting under my skin.

Thats very true, I once got a white-head spot which came up during the day and didn't know til I got home...the shame! :o

_guest
03-04-2006, 10:40 AM
eeeew. I hate seeing people with spots with heads on them that just need squeezing soooo badly. How can they see that and not pop it?
Maybe im just a bit obsessive about it, but i couldnt leave a big lump of pus just sitting under my skin.

:no:

Not obsessive, I'm the same... I think it's worse to leave a big yellowhead on ya face than to pop it. Luckily, I think most people are secret squeezers... :thumb:

Carolina
03-04-2006, 11:23 AM
I can understand why people do have them as i realise that if done badly it can leave scars or make them worse but if done correctly and gently then it's all done and dusted. :yes:

Ilora-Danon
03-04-2006, 02:40 PM
So you'd rather walk round with big yellow pustules on your face? Yes, because I'd rather have a spot for a few days than a scar for a few years.

Stupid people. :rolleyes:

Ilora x

Guest
03-04-2006, 02:42 PM
Yes, because I'd rather have a spot for a few days than a scar for a few years.

Stupid people. :rolleyes:

Ilora x

scar for few years... what kind of spots are you getting... must be some evil monster spots...

remotebleeper
03-04-2006, 02:44 PM
Yes, because I'd rather have a spot for a few days than a scar for a few years.

Stupid people. :rolleyes:

Ilora x


But the yellow ones are supposed to be squeezed aren't they? Where does the infection puss bit go if you don't sqeeze?

Edited to add link

Advice on squeezing yellow spots, they say go for it.

Squeezing (http://www.stopspots.org/202squeeze.html)

Carolina
03-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Yes, because I'd rather have a spot for a few days than a scar for a few years.

I can understand your view to be honest and think it does depend on the person and their skin.




Stupid people. :rolleyes:

Ilora x

No need for that really was there now. :no: Judging by previous posts you have a real problem with attitude ridden comments when people don't agree with your opinion. Can't understand why you can't just keep your comments mature instead of childish.

SuzyCreamcheese
03-04-2006, 05:44 PM
squeezing spots wont leave scars if youre careful.

Ballerina
03-04-2006, 05:56 PM
the yellow ones are supposed to be squeezed! big angry red ones just need to be left

remotebleeper
03-04-2006, 06:09 PM
the yellow ones are supposed to be squeezed! big angry red ones just need to be left

:yes: :yes:

my name
03-04-2006, 06:12 PM
I'd call them more of a white, really. :p

Bunnie
03-04-2006, 10:16 PM
I have squeezed my spots for years and I have no scars :D

.
04-04-2006, 10:34 AM
Did it go in time :p

melanie
05-04-2006, 10:58 AM
popping spots is the best fun, blackheads are even better.

i squeeze my dads blackheads for him after he's had a shave.

it's like..monkeys grooming each other, except i don't eat what i dig out =P
that is quite possibly the most wrong thing i have ever read *pukes*

*Snow White Queen*
05-04-2006, 11:36 AM
Did it go in time :p

It went down a hell of alot but not completely, no. Still, it wasn't as noticable as it was. I wore concealer but it didn't work very well. Still, it didn't ruin my day :D