Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:00 PM
ps-I'm 26 so I hope I'm, sort of in the right forum...
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:36 AM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:53 AM
Or you could put try putting some neosporin on it, that would help kill any bacteria and help it heal.
Don't pick at it again, let it scab over and start to heal. Don't force the scab off until it falls off naturally. It'll be less likely to scar.
Edited by Chinup89, 06 May 2012 - 05:55 AM.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:58 AM
i would take Chinup89's advice and cover it with a plaster (while you are indoors anyway!) it will at least prevent you from looking at it in the mirror all the time (which is what I used to do!). Apart from that there is really not a lot more you can do until the scab falls off.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:52 AM
i had a pimple which wasnt ready to pop, so it was deep under the skin. i got so pissed off when it didnt pop so i just literally scratched my skin off. looked so bad, but it heals up within 1 week.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:58 AM
Instead of a band aid(plaster?) maybe you should dab some clay or sulfer masque on the spot, that way you cant see it is red, and you wont be tempted to touch it. Band aids often irritate the skin in my experience. At least with the masque or honey youre getting a benefit also.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:55 PM
My name's Emma, I'm 25 and I'm a picker. There should be a (Acne Anoymous) group . I know I shouldn't pick, and every time I say it's the last time I will, but then I start picking again! Anyway, I now have quite a few scars because of this and I'm currently habouring a massive scab on my chin! Damn you scab!
Anyway, the only advice I can give you and should learn to take myself is to keep your hands occupied with something else, so you are less likely to pick, whether it's playing on your PS3 or a creative hobby ( I do bead embroidery so that helps me)
Whatever you do leave it alone! I know it's hard, believe me, but I'm refraining from looking in mirrors unless absolutely necessary, cause for me that's when I start to analyse and touch my skin and then that leads to picking in the hope it will make it better, but it only ever makes it worse.
Hope you can stop picking, and stay strong, Acne is the worst, and people who never had it bad, don't realise how bad it can make you feel. This forum is a briliant support.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
I'm not a picker, but I had a similar experience as a response to mixing the wrong at-home treatments while I was using acne medications when I was younger.
What I did was apply Polysporin to protect and disinfect the area as needed after cleansing the skin with a nonmedicated facial wash. You could also use Bacitracin, but I would stay away from Neosporin because it contain neomycin, which causes dermatitis in many people. A lot of people have no problem with it, but I don't think it's worth it when you're trying to heal. Then once the skin forms over it, I would protect it well with a physical sunscreen like zinc oxide to prevent scarring and hyperpigmentation.
You can also take Advil if you feel like the area's already become inflamed, but since NSAIDs can cause ulcers and other problems if you take them too often. That's really like a one-time-pointer.
I know that it's tempting to pick, but it's extremely addictive and can become its own disorder. It's called acne excoriee, and it's actually related to OCD. There are lots of ways to break the cycle like keeping a stress ball with you or using masks whenever you have the urge to pick. Maybe indulging in a professional facial once a month or getting cortisone shots when you have a large pimple could help keep you from fixating on the breakouts in the future.
Hope this helps! Not trying to sound preachy, so I hope you're not offended. I just know we all want great skin, and it's hard to get there when you pick to the point that it's inflicting damage.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:20 PM
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:49 AM
in the past, i would put some honey on an open wound like you described and it seemed to help greatly. i didn't get manuka, i just used basic honey in my cabinet and it worked fine. i never put bandaids on. sulfur helps. and clean & clear popped pimple cream is pretty effing amazing! =)
Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:29 PM