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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:23 PM

Does anyone know why some zits keep on coming back in the EXACT same spots as before? I've had some pimples for a few years now that ALWAYS keep on re-appearing in the same areas around my nose. They are also the same kinds, and same size.

Are my oil production pores messed up in those areas more than in others?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:27 PM

honestly it could be a few reasons.
A) u could be touching the areas subconcioiusly without knowing it
b) clothes could be rubbing against it or your pillow

most likely tho, your pores are just clogged as shit in them areas. u need to exfoliate.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:31 PM

That usually happens when you dont pop the core of the zit out.
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:13 AM

Alright. I stopped touching my face or popping them, but they pop themselves... just not fully. Maybe it might be cause they don't FULLY leave me when they pop, and the remaining puss just gets inflamed again...

I'm still not too sure on what to do though.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:43 AM

Popping them vigorously or carelessly may mean the acne gets spread, i.e clogging the pores or spreading dirt with your fingers. As a general rule if a spot does not have a prominent head, don't squeeze it. If there is a head squeeze it gently with tissue paper or something, clean and medicate afterward.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE (TheChangingman @ Oct 3 2008, 08:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Popping them vigorously or carelessly may mean the acne gets spread, i.e clogging the pores or spreading dirt with your fingers. As a general rule if a spot does not have a prominent head, don't squeeze it. If there is a head squeeze it gently with tissue paper or something, clean and medicate afterward.


an add on to this. if it does have a prominent yellow/ puss head, then and ONLY then

use a blemish extractor to pop it. (same thing dermatologists use) they get the core out, by isolating just around the tiny blemish. be very careful, never break the prominenet head rule, or u will end up irritating the hell out of it..

http://www.sephora.c...;categoryId=B70

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Vita-K acne scars Lotion - dabbed on existing red marks
Neutrogena Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 45
centrum multivitamin with breakfast - is a must


night
Eucerin Baby Aquaphor Soap
Paula's Choice Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% liquid
Paula's Choice Blemish Fighting Solution BP 2.5% - if needed
Vita-K acne scars Lotion - two layers dabbed on after drying
2 omega 3/6/9 Pills with dinner



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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (ctrl-alt-del @ Oct 3 2008, 03:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alright. I stopped touching my face or popping them, but they pop themselves... just not fully. Maybe it might be cause they don't FULLY leave me when they pop, and the remaining puss just gets inflamed again...

I'm still not too sure on what to do though.


Thats esentially what I wrote.
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:10 PM

Same thing happens to me, on both of my temples.

I started using Proactiv and my right temple is 99% clear, left is... 40%