I just woke up with this one; it wasn't really there last night, and still no sign of a white head of anything; just a big nasty bump. ARgggggg. I already use the 5% benzoyl peroxide and the olay regenerist serum. I am thinking I'll pick up some 10% BP before I go home today, just try putting it on this MUTANT THING growing on my face over night and see how it looks tomorrow. The thing is though, I still am very pale-skinned, and sensitive, so I'm gonna have to be careful using something so strong.
You can go to the derm and they will give you a shot of cortisone to get rid of it. But if that's not an option, get some hydrocortisone cream and put it on it a few times a day. It can get rid of a zit in a day or so. But do not do this very often. It weakens the skin permanently and can cause scarring, so certainly don't put it all over your face or use it every day. But using it periodically is okay.
Thanks DenverGal; I won't be able to go to shot, and I've never used the Hydrocortisone before.
Think that's a better option that trying to kill it with the BP? I wonder what alternating the two would do.... probably end up making it worse.
Jeez, I know that I'm just getting stupid worrying about this; but I thought that I was finally getting lucky thinking that my face would be relatively clear and then ... NOPE. Amazing how it can just litterally ruin my day and put me in a crappy mood.
Alrighty...... Well, I popped a few advil yesterday, and just took a couple more this morning. Going to try and remember to take a couple every 4 hours or so today.
Of the two new pimples that I woke up with yesterday; one of them came to a head and is dying down; but of course; still very obvious. I'm trying to concentrate the BP on that one (I bought some 10% last night). The other one is still just a huge lump. I put hydrocortisone just on the actual pimple this morning and the swelling seems to have gone down a bit, so I'm hoping that repeating the hydrocortisone after work, and then before bed will do the trick.
I will probably be having pictures taken this weekend. ARGGG. That's the worst. Sometimes pictures will hide the imperfections and other times if the angle/lighting is juuuuuust right, I swear it makes them glow....