Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:31 PM
My goal is to have my skin clear by my birthday this year, which is in May. And just when things were looking up, and my scars were fading, i get this huge pimple on my forehead.
A month ago, I had another cyst zit on the side of my face. I didn't touch it/pop it/ anything, and now it's just a brown/purple bump. For cysts, I realized, you just have to get the gunk out of it for it to heal.
So I popped the zit. And I guess I did it the wrong way, because now the skin is broken. ALl the pus is out, but there's still a hard lump under my skin.
It looks terrible. I put neosporin and aquaphor on it. This happened a few hours ago. I'm just hoping and crossing my fingers that it will turn into a scab. I really don't care about the way it looks as long as I know that it will heal in a few weeks.
ANY advice? tips?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:08 AM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:07 PM
If there is something you shouldn't do, it would be pop a cyst. That could well be the worst thing to do because it almost always scars you one way or another. I would rather stay indoors for two weeks than pop a cyst haha.
Best of luck, recovery won't be overnight.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:16 PM
I think if i keep putting mederma on it and cocoa butter it'll heal fine in a week or so
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:55 AM
As long as you don't have an indent I wouldn't worry. Indents do not heal by themselves fully, but redness fades away in due time. Foods such as red meats cause the marks to become darker then usual.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:59 PM
So far, what I've been doing (to prevent it from scarring forever):
- Mederma on it a few times a day
- Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula once at night, once at morning
- Honey (Using as a whole facial mask)
- Dabbing it with Aloe Vera Gel
- Bio Oil on it at night.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:24 PM
Picking pimples is a BIG NO GO .. and can cause permanent scarring , you will regret.
I have scars from picking at my acne .. I WISH someone has told me not to pick
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:05 AM
For me, Retin-A Micro is "strong", but Differen was too "weak" to affect deeper zits.
Edited by Green Gables, 30 April 2012 - 10:06 AM.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products