I need to dry out my spot!

(20 Posts)
AimUnder Mon 11-Apr-16 18:36:03

Hi, what's the best thing to use to dry out pimples/spots?

I seem to getting a few and sudo cream doesn't do anything. I need something that will dry them out, so that I don't end up picking on it and scarring!

Thanks smile

misslemonsfilingcabinet Mon 11-Apr-16 18:54:08

Magnesium sulphate paste from chemist. Weird, old fashioned but scarily effective!

StrawberrytallCake Mon 11-Apr-16 18:55:59

If you need it immediately - toothpaste!

AimUnder Mon 11-Apr-16 21:06:03

Thanks! I'm going to buy some magnesium sulphate ..

artlessflirt Mon 11-Apr-16 21:13:38

My mum always said toothpaste. My grandad has always said that perfume or aftershave would, too - although never tried that one.

hugoagogo Mon 11-Apr-16 21:27:19

I have a little witch hazel stick which works a treat.

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 11-Apr-16 21:42:59

Lavender oil.

oldlaundbooth Mon 11-Apr-16 21:55:00

Perfume. Alcohol.

dragonsarebest Mon 11-Apr-16 22:54:30

Blister plaster overnight!

banivani Tue 12-Apr-16 10:11:52

Second blister plaster! Not that I've tried ones marketed at blisters, but I bought special acne/spot hydrocolloid ones from Korean brand and they are great things. As long as its a bit open, it just sucks all the gunk out overnight and skin is flat by morning. smile (might take two goes of course if massive spot)

MamaLazarou Tue 12-Apr-16 10:26:04

Why do you need to dry it out? It will be more likely to scar. You should be moisturising it with something salicylic acid-based like Vichy Normaderm.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 12-Apr-16 15:08:02

TCP over night,stinks but effective!

PuppyMonkey Tue 12-Apr-16 15:10:37

white toothpaste.

JapanNextYear Tue 12-Apr-16 15:11:37

Witch hazel (the purest stuff you can buy), tea tree oil (stings) or, best of all, toothpaste as has been said up thread.

rosyvalentine Tue 12-Apr-16 15:12:13

Eve Lom Rescue Mask. Expensive, but works really well.

KindDogsTail Tue 12-Apr-16 15:16:00

That is interesting Missle

Oxi 5 or Oxi 10 can work.

KindDogsTail Tue 12-Apr-16 15:23:37

Re: hydoclloidal plasters mentioned by Dragon and Bani
I looked these up, having not heard of them before, and they seem to be very good.

But I also saw that some people can have an allergic reaction so perhaps anyone trying these should try just a tiny one on a different part of the body first rather than the face.
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2965115/Girl-2-scarred-life-horrific-allergic-reaction-plaster-claims-PROTECT-skin.html

SeaRabbit Tue 12-Apr-16 18:02:07

Cut side of a garlic clove, peeled. Smelly but effective.

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 12-Apr-16 18:07:15

TCP or toothpaste. Or if you are going out to buy something specifically, then pure tea tree oil (stings like hell but does the job)

Longdistance Tue 12-Apr-16 18:12:54

Body shop tea tree oil stick for spots. Been using it for 23 years a long time blush

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