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  • Any tips for getting rid of red spots quickly?

    A huge red spot has emerged on my face due to stress lately.

    It needs to be gone by Monday!

    Any tips of getting rid of it quickly?

  • #2
    toothpaste -.o

    it works for me

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    • #3
      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.
      Good things come to those who wait....God it must be my turn now??!

      There is always light at the end of the tunnel its just the length of the tunnel that changes.

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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.

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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              Use a cream/gel with 2% salaic (whatever) acid during the day and at bed (when nobody is around put an antibiotic cream on it and cover it with a bandaid.
              Don't pick/pop at it and risk a scabbing though.
              Last edited by my name; 29-03-2006, 08:10 PM.
              Of all the mistakes you've made, the best are yet to come.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blah
                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
                This 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...

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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example).

                    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!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by briggi
                      I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example).

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

                      Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ButtonMoon
                        Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

                        Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it
                        arghghhgh. My mother. And since she doesn't have any of her own she tends to try and attack mine..
                        If you've lost your faith in love and music, oh the end won't be too long..

                        The tea and coffee making facilities left alot to be desired..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ButtonMoon
                          Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

                          Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it
                          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..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by briggi
                            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

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                            • #15
                              I can't pop it. Its one of those red ones.

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