How do I make a homemade pimple remover? My mom says that I'm too young to buy proactiv and other products that I think are great, but I need help! I need a fast, simple, easy way to get rid of my pimples before school starts. Help! Thanks for reading this.
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I had great luck cleaning my face with half witch hazel and half rubbing alcohol. My face was really oily and I would use a cottonballs and wipe my face down 3 times a day.
very inexpensive solution
if your mom wont at least go for this have another adult who understands have a conversation with your mom. Zits are awful to have to live with. I feel you babe.
I use to buy my girls Noxema to wash their face instead of soap. You can also try Seabreeze to wash your face. It's very important to wash your face day and night and try to stay away from fried foods.(This means all JUNKFOOD!)
Hi Cecilia!! A few days ago, Susie from GA posted a helpful hint using Milk of Magnisia. It sure couldn't hurt to try that. Here's her post: www.thriftyfun.com/
The key thing is not to dry out the skin. Your body produces oils on what it thinks is not there. So if you take away all the oils say 3x a day it is going to produce twice what you need 3x a day. So you maybe be making things worse.
Proactive is fine for a kid to use. They even have kids on the ad. As for an astringent, you want a mild one. Use a mild soap at night to wash your face and then dot with the astringent on the spots needed. Good luck!!
If you are old enough to have pimples you are old enough to have a pimple preventative.
Her comment is a typical parental response/excuse when money is involved.
It's probably a financial situation. Ask how you can earn it by doing chores.
READ ME PLEASE:Check out www.acne.org. Basically it's LOTS of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and otherwise being gentle to your skin, but you have to check out the "method" because it really makes a difference. I have struggled with mild acne for 10+ years, and this is the ONLY thing that has ever worked.
When I was a teenager I had such horrible acne all over my body that my doctor put me on accutane. Now that I am 24 I still have some acne, but not nearly as much. Here are some of the things that I do:
Dot lavender essential oil (or tea tree oil-but this stuff stinks) on individual pimples at night before bed (after washing)
Drink dandelion tea
Face smoothie (grapes & strawberries in a blender)- Apply the mixture as a mask and let sit for 10-15 minutes. The acid gets rid of dead skin cells naturally.
Wash morning and night with Cetaphil cleanser. It is very gentle, works very well. I started using it when I was on Accutane.
Very important not to OVER wash your face, then the pores produce more oil, which can clog MORE pores, resulting in MORE acne.
Hope I was of help :)
My son was on Acutane when he was a teen and it cleared up his acne, but the side effects were so terrible...his nose bled, his lips dried out so much they would crack and bleed and he even had to use eye drops because it made his eyes so dry.
I use a beauty bar, the Neutrogena Purpose Bar. However, since you are young, you should try the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. I've tried it and know its gentle, easy to use (has a pump) and is dermatologist reccomended. Also use a (not too strong) toner after washing your face, and make sure you moisturize morning and night. And sunblock is important as well, since exposure to the sun can make your acne worse. And drink lots of water; your body could be dehydrated. Good luck.
I use a beauty bar, the Neutrogena Purpose Bar. However, since you are young, you should try the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. I've tried it and know its gentle, easy to use (has a pump) and is dermatologist reccomended.
I am now 63 and I use to just dab whole milk on the spots and let them air dry before I went to bed. I have two girls that did the same thing and their girls did too...It works. Be sure you have good nutrition as well. Do not scrub your face, gently wash and rinse with cool water and pat dry before you put the milk on. Hope this helps.
JUST A DAB OF COLGATE TOOTH PASTE ON YOUR PIMPLE BEFORE YOU GO TO BED AND IT'S USUALLY GONE OR DRIED UP BY MORNING. IT HAS WORKED GREAT FOR OUR FAMILY. VERY ECONOMICAL, ALSO.
IT'S A CHEAP WAY TO FIND OUT IF IT WORKS FOR YOU.
You didn't mention your age, but I have suffered from acne for many years, I am now 49. Finally have come down to a decent routine, not much money involved.
1. Clean each morning with Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser. (about $7 at Walmart) It doesn't take much of this so it should last you a couple of months at least.
2. On a cotton ball, apply Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning astringent. (About $3 at Walmart) This is a Johnson and Johnson Product. The orange one is stronger than the blue one. This contains salicylic acid as does the pore cleanser.
3. Make sure you ONLY use water base Foundation, water should be the 1st ingredient in any foundation you use, if you use any.
4. I have found that Neutrogena Wrinkle reducer face cream does not cause me to breakout, has SPF of 15. (About $10) I apply this once daily before foundation.
In the evenings, I am not as diligent, but if you have alot of acne, you should at least wash with Dial and do the astringent before bed. Work with this and see how much it dries your face out, back off some if too much drying.
I have also read in Dear Abby years ago that egg yolk on your face until it dries would also help with acne. I have not tried this myself, and do not know if it is daily or what.
NO, I DO NOT WORK FOR OR OWN STOCK IN NEUTROGENA, IT JUST WORKS FOR ME.
Good Luck, I know it is discouraging. If you can't get these products due to finances, or whatever reason, wash your face at least twice daily with Dial Soap (bar). My dermatologist had me switch to that after Ivory bar soap changed their formula over 20 years ago. Hope some of this helps you. If I have confused you, email me at email@example.com
OKAY. I WORKED AT MERLE NORMAN COSMETICS FOR 2 YEARS.
Go there! They will fix your skin, products are very fine and pure, and have free samples to try before you buy. The products work beautifully, especially the gel cleanser, and special cleansing bar. Miracol mask. I couldn't believe the difference in my skin after I started working there. I wasn't so emabarassed to be around my husband without makeup on. He commented on nice and smooth my skin had gotten. Seemed to even out skin tones too, get rid of redness from irritants. Redness can also be from small allergic reactions to things in your environment.
You've got to have beautiful healthy skin before you can have beautiful makeup.
BUT LET ME GIVE YOU A TIP: try using mineral oil around your eyes and lips and let soak in. Vinegar on zits. (Back in the 1930's Merle Norman went down to the local drug store and bought stuff and cooked it up on her kitchen stove and came up with some formula's selling door to door)
FACE WASH SMOOTHY RECIPE IN YOUR BLENDER:
Also, in my kitchen blender I tossed in an old apple, peel and all, about a half cup of raw oats, about a 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup of milk and 1 Tablespoon mineral oil and wala...a face wash smoothy. Leave on your face as long as you can stand it, I try to at least 20 minutes. It feels like someone puked on your face so the whole time your'e freaking out. But wow! After you wash it off look in the mirror. I think it's the fruit acids. Back when I worked in the cosmetic studio they'd just come out with the alpha hydroxy acids from fruits. I try to make up a batch once a week. Just Keep covered in refrigerator.
If you try it write in and let us know how it works for you. Don't know how this would do on sensitive skin but it's all natural... Might try on wrist or neck first.
OK, first of all, have a talk with your mum. Tell her that you realise she doesn't want you to grow up too quickly, but you have acne and you need help. Until then, put tea tree oil on blemishes each night. My acne is gone within 3 days!
Ok... I totally agree with most of the posts BUT... I'm 32 and found that all the products and cleaning helped but didn't fix. Watch what you eat! Don't snack on oily foods. I only get break outs when I eat potato chips, deep fried foods (frequently), or even too much chocolate (UGH!! My favorite). If you can, eat oatmeal for breakfast -- don't ask me why but it works! My Grandma told me this when I was 12 and had horrid skin. I used witch hazel for toner as my folks refused to purchase special toner. I am still a junk food junkie I just watch the foods that I snack on. Best of luck (PS: Zink oxide works good too dab it on at bedtime).
Use straight tea tree oil on the pimples.
I haven't tried it yet, but on one of the local morning shows this morning they said that calamine lotion was an inexpensive way to treat acne. Just dab it on the problem areas at night.
I hope it works!
Unfortunately, I think you'll have to spend some $$ to clear up acne, especially stubborn acne. I started getting pimples at 9. I have tried every over-the-counter product (even Proactiv) with no luck & as I got older & had more stress added to my life, it got even worse. I finally went on Accutane at 33 & that was a tremendous help, I regret not doing it in my teens. I currently use prescription products in addition to over-the-counter products & I am for the first time in my life being told my skin looks great...I wanted to cry because no one ever told me that before so I know my new program works, at least for me. I ran across a website by Paula Begoun, she researches skin care products & is called the "Cosmetics Cop." She has her own line of skin care & makeup products which I love & are reasonably priced. She has "battle plans" on her website for almost every skin type. Here is the one for acne: www.cosmeticscop.com/
Here are Paula's research on acne:
For optimal results when fighting blemishes and acne:
1. Reduce oil to eliminate the environment that acne-causing bacteria thrive in.
2. Exfoliate the skin's surface and within the pore to improve the shape and function of the pore.
3. Disinfect the skin to eliminate acne-causing bacteria.
Over-the-counter and prescription options abound for fighting blemishes, which makes it a confusing battle to fight, because there isn't one routine or medication (or combination of therapies) that works for everyone. Finding the combination that works for you is the goal, and that requires experimentation.
I wash my face with Cetaphil cleanser for OILY skin (it is a GREAT makeup remover) & Plexion (prescription) cleansing cloths 2x/day. During the day I use Paula Begoun's 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid & at night I use Retin-A micro (prescription). Plus, ALWAYS wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer & wrinkles. Coppertone has an excellent SPF45 oil-free, noncomedenogenic product. If I notice a pimple (I basically have oily skin & blackheads at my age now), I use Paula Begoun's Benzoyl Peroxide product & it is cleared up overnight, best non-prescription products I ever used! It is not good to use products with alcohol in them because that overstimulates your oil glands to produce even more oil so make sure it is alcohol-free. The only cheap home remedies I've ever used that work are Milk of Magnesia as an oil-absorbing mask, not pimples (see Paula Begoun's website, she promotes it for oily skin, not acne) & Witch Hazel as an astringent. Otherwise, you're going to have to spend some $$ to clear up acne, I don't know anyone who cleared up their acne with home remedies. Last but not least, regular exfoliation is crucial to clearing up acne. In addition to the beta hydroxy liquid, I use Neutrogena's Home Microdermabrasion Kit a few times a week (about $30 at Walmart).
I wish I had found my current program many years ago, it would've prevented alot of scars & pain in my life. Good luck!
i've raised four daughters and i understand where your mom is coming from. all those wonderful commercials couldn't squeeze another dime out of my wallet cause it wasn't there to begin with.
there are alternatives though. several.
listerine mouthwash or its generic works as a cleanser and kills bacteria. milk of magnesia is a clay product and you dab it on and let it dry then rinse off and it draws the oils out. this works best on blackheads. a scrub of baking soda and peroxide is best for pimples. this can be pretty harsh so don't scrub hard or you'll have scabby pimples which just makes matters worse. tea tree oil dabbed on kills bacteria. strong dark tea as a rinse is acidic. vinegar will do this too. dab it on with cottn balls or mix with water and rinse. coconut oil is a good moisturizer (yes zitty skin needs moisturizers too in most cases) grind up some almonds or coconut and use that as a scrub, as it cleans it leave natural oils too. if all your skin is oily and not just the pimply parts, use ground oatmeal for a scrub. if they come and go with your period then a little excercise to get rid of the excess horomones helps. staying calm about it helps too as stress just makes you go into overdrive and makes more oil and sweat. good luck and it will get better.
I once read about crushing an asprin, mixing it with a bit of water and softly dabbing some parts on your face. I tried it once and it reduced swelling and redness. Proactiv never works for me, I'm not sure why. But a dab of windex on the rough spots also works pretty well, just don't rub hard. Drink water too!
here's something i came across:
juice a cucumber ( with a juicer) and mix it with milk....
apply it with a cottonball.... hope it helps!
I have lately found a great way to dry up pimples.
It works very well. and is inexpensive too.
all you have to do is fill a cup with water and add about a teaspoon of salt. Then get a cotton ball for every pimple on your face. Let the cotton ball sit in the salt water for about 50 seconds. Then take the cotten ball out and place it on a zit for about 3 minutes.This drys it up. then place about a pearl size drop of hunny on your hands and rub a little bit on each pimple to help heel the skin around the pimple. This works really well for me!
To reduce the redness of pimples use Visine (the kind thats for red and irritated eyes). Put a drop on the pimple and let it sit there untill you can see the redness reduce. It works really well for me.
hey i know pimples stink majorly! ive had pimples on my face mostly since i was in 6th grade and i have to agree its embarressing!
one thing to do is max brown suger with whole milk, until its a grainy solution, and rub it on your pimples. Then wash off one minute later with warm water.
I hope it works for you guys because it definitely worked for me
Dab Some Apple Cider Vinegar on the pimple, The acid will dry it up!! :-)
I've used a lot of pimple treatments but nothing really worked. I heard from a friend (she had a lot of pimples) that toothpaste will dry it up really quickly. With your hands (wash them first) put a little of the toothpaste right on the pimple and leave it for about 15 minutes (depending on how big it is) then wash with warm water. It really works.
hey, i know how irritating and awful pimples are to have and i've tried a few that seemed to work - just for a while. if you want your pimples reduced in a case of emergency: apply (white) toothpaste on each pimple and leave it to dry,then wash it off. or use sugar as a scrub and wash it off. popping zits is a big no-no as it leaves dreadful marks. these methods will not clear your skin forever however. you will eventually have to seek help from a dermatologist.
tea tree and manuka cream! always works fo me! get it in helath shops...if you suffer very abd acne go for pure tea tree oil..but font apply to mucha s it can dryout your skin!!x
Hi, i understand completely how you feel. here are some things that may help.
tea tree oil, crushed aspirin with a couple drops of lemon juice, mash a kiwi and pour boiling water over it let it sit then strain it and add a little vodka. and orange juice and camomile tea. and calamine lotion.
these are a few things i've heard of. hope they help.
I had really good luck with a homemade pimple remover... ann I did was i took brown sugar and mixed it with milk until it formed a paste and then put it on my face and left it on for 5 minutes, then WASHED IT REALLY WELL And my pimples were almost gone by the next morning!! It really works!
For inexpensive oily skin care - Keep skin very clean - use medicated soap for oily skin - (I used to use Cuticura - but there are lots out there) Or use an alcohol-based cleaner like Seabreeze. (or use witch hazel per above as a cleanser &/or toner after washing.) Then for breakouts themselves - you can apply straight hydrogen peroxide to dry up the area...Use tissues/thin papers to dry up skin & remove excess oil during day. Don't cover your zits with makeup unless it is drying/antiseptic. Use oil absorbing face powder. Keep your skin very clean - wash several times a day if necessary - Don't touch your face - it will spread bacteria and infection. Don't squeeze pimples, as it will cause scarring. Make sure your are taking b vitamins + Vit. e & A for your skin. Eat well balanced meals with lots of fruit and veggies and less junk food.
It's a regimen. But it works, and years later you will have lovely skin and be glad you developed the good habits to take care of it!
i'm like turning into a teenager and like i'm getting into the puberty thing and i have a heap of pimples on my face A HEAP small ones though and i try to peel them off by nails but it seems to leave horrible marks.. cud someone help me?
Editor's Note: Picking at blemishes is the worst thing you can do. It will leave scars. I know it's hard but try not to do it.
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