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i know this might sound wierd, but...

One day I popped a pimple on my forehead and as usual it started bleeding right after the swhite stuff (sebum/oil) had come out. For some reason I decided to put chapstick on the spot where I popped the pimple. I read before somewhere that vaseline was non-comedogenic and the main ingredient in chapstick is vaseline (petroleum jelly).

The chapstick sort of clogged the bleeding and it stopped within a few minutes (big plus there as I had to go to class) in the morn. After a few days I realized that the wound healed much more quickly then usual. The redness left within a couple of days the the skin in the area returned to normal.

Does anyone know why this works?

I doubt others have tried the same thing since it's sounds wierd.

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Well think about it.

Chapstick is used to prevent cold sores and cracked lips so im assuming it has same effect on zits...

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Guest fatman_uk

When im at work sumtimes i get a patch of dry skin right in MIDDLE of my chin, below my bottom lip, i dont have moisturiser at work, so i dab a bit of my chpstick on my finger an put it on my chin... it's great. Like a barrier.

Gotta be careful to only use a microscopic bit tho, that shit shines a lot... makes your skin look greasy.

-Gaz

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That's interesting. I would have thought that would make things worse. I'll try it next time. #-o

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It can make it worse... the pure Vaseline one i had before made my skin greasy an sore... the one i have now doesn't... straaaaaange.

-Gaz

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would have assumed the same regarding vaseline.

that it would make things worse.

just tried it on a popped pimple, and applied it over a skin dried up by seb derm.

my skin just does not regenerate, following 3 courses of accutane in my youth.

we will see if Vaseline does the trick.....

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