When I use to be a face picker, (a habit that still creeps up on me from time to time) the worst part was that I was left with a huge scab on my face from picking it to death. As we all know scabs on your face from picking pimples and acne are the same as most other scabs you have anywhere else! Itâ€™s even worse on you face though, for a few reasons.
Obviously a massive ugly scab can never be covered up well (I always layered on the makeup but by the end of the day, it was worse than ever!), and it also can infect your pore worse than it already was from the pimple. Trust me, a pimple within a scab is probably the worst combination ever.
So how do we avoid this? Stop picking your face for one, but since that doesnâ€™t happen overnight, let me share some of the secrets and tips I used during this bad habit phase.
So the worst has happened- you picked your pimple and are now left with a horrible looking scab on your face (maybe even your foreheadâ€¦the worst). Just know that it will NOT be healed in a day, only time can heal this scab, along with a little help from you.
In the best case scenario (depending on the size of the scab), I have had some heal by end of day 2.
Go by yourself some Aloe Vera gel (not the bright green kind in the drug store â€“ you will have to go to a health food store for this.). It is clear and kind of like a gel, and you will have to keep it in your fridge when you are not using it. One of the biggest benefits to acne sufferers may result from the use of aloe vera to heal the skin. Using aloe vera for acne treatment speeds the healing of skin by increasing blood circulation and stopping cell death. Aloe vera benefits skin afflicted with acne by speeding the healing of skin. This rapid healing process can stop an acne breakout from worsening as well as will help acne scars to diminish over time.To use it, dab some on your picked pimple at night and whenever you are just sitting around the house. If you have the guts then donâ€™t wear any makeup over it for the next few days, If you have to wear makeup or cover-up then make sure it is oil free and safe for acne prone skin.
One thing I found worked well for me is that, at the end of the night when I would go to wash off my makeup, I would leave my cover up on over my scab. I found when I washed over it (because makeup will make a scab moist and loose), it would come off and the whole process would start from scratch. Where as when I left it on â€“ literally only over that ONE tiny spot â€“ in the morning it would have had the chance to begin constructing a new layer of skin. I would brave having it on my face for work or school the following day (still covered up), and after repeating it that night as well, I was usually able to peel it off the following morning. I treated the pink spot of skin with some moisturizer to finish up the process, and voila! I sometimes combined Aloe Vera in this process or on top of my cover up. You can experiment yourselves too!
Best of Luck