Please Help! Red Marks :((red mark
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:58 AM
I’m on Differin & Vibramycin (Doxycycline) since last 12 days. Decided to help the meds today & extracted blackheads on forehead with metal extractor, followed with Proactiv mask. Very stupid, I know!! I’m now left with red marks & dots all over my forehead, which looks horrible!! Please, any advice on what to do now to ease/remedy the redness, prevent possible infection, breakout?? Please help, I feel hysterical...
Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:29 PM
Triderma makes an anti-redness moisturizer that doesn't break me out, but lately I've been using ice packs (like ice gel masks for eyes) and bandaids. Sounds silly, but the pressure helps with the bruising and makes me go away quicker.
I'm looking for something to close my perpetually disrupted capillaries...Devita Solar and Mychelle make something specifically for the face, but they're pricey! I think that leaves Rosacea products.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:54 PM
Bizz, today I swore to never ever pick my face again unless just one & very very obvious spot!! The emotional trauma we go through post picking is not worth the joy of eliminating all those unsightly blemishes. Sadly, I doubt any of skin care brands you suggested are available in my country, I’ll have to check… Except for Band Aid & yeah, ice Could ice be the culprit of your disrupted capillaries, by the way?
Thanks for all your help, guys, I really appreciate it, it makes me feel better already
Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:04 PM
Yeah, I've heard Neosporin can help prevent infection too. Though I wouldn't use it often and only after the initial damage. Don't use too much cold or warm water because that just further irritates your skin but yes soothing, cool aloe would do the trick.
Oh and honey does a good job of disinfecting and healing dark marks. Once it's a little more healed I would try some lemon juice mixed in the honey also. That's what I do every other night and my skin I swear to you glowssss like crazy and the marks are seriously almost non-existent.