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Huge spots on my face,what works the fastest to get rid of them?

(23 Posts)
Beauregard Mon 30-Jul-07 22:58:22

Huge like boils

legalalien Mon 30-Jul-07 23:04:41

Toothpaste

Beauregard Mon 30-Jul-07 23:06:20

Thanks have been using it
also tea tree oil,blemish scrub,antisceptic cream.
Two of them on my cheek have been there 3 weeksand the others are so big it looks like a spare chin.

Beauregard Mon 30-Jul-07 23:12:59

<peers out from behind spots>

legalalien Mon 30-Jul-07 23:29:34

OK - plan B - Berocca tablets - good for hangovers AND spots. (no scientific basis for this)

nightowl Mon 30-Jul-07 23:36:53

leave them alone! stop putting lots of different lotions and potions on them. stick to one thing.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 30-Jul-07 23:43:38

Origins spot remover. Gel in a tiny bottle that you put on at night. It forms a film over the zit & in the morning it is smaller and less red. I think it's about £12, and worth every penny.

Tis truly marvellous

Beauregard Mon 30-Jul-07 23:44:32

Thanks will give it a try.

Beauregard Mon 30-Jul-07 23:44:48

Feel like a teenager

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 30-Jul-07 23:46:24

Oh they're horrible, I feel for you. I spent my teenage years with great big bloody cystic acne all over my face. Bastards.

jabberwocky Tue 31-Jul-07 05:49:32

witch hazel is good. Also, could you go to an aesthetician (sp?) and get them zapped?

sasquatch Fri 03-Aug-07 21:25:20

this may be too late,but try this: take a dispersable aspirin, crush it and mix to a paste with tiny bit of water, apply at night, I find it works and doesnt dry out my skin as some proprietary spot gels do. Good luck.

Beauregard Fri 03-Aug-07 21:28:42

Thanks
Still have the spots so will have to add aspirin to the list,that or have a face transplant.
actually..............

binklehasflipped Fri 03-Aug-07 21:31:20

do they have heads on or are they just literally boil-like?

Ones with heads are best steamed out, trying to dry them will have no real effect.

Boil-like ones (papules) are generally a reaction to something topical (ie different make-up, skin care which doesnt agree with you) have you been using anything different recently.

Beauregard Sat 04-Aug-07 11:35:25

Hi yes they are like boils really.
I tend to get them if i am not on the pill .

Leati Sat 04-Aug-07 11:40:09

If you can afford it this stuff is wonderful

http://www.proactiv.com/index.php

nappyaddict Sat 04-Aug-07 13:07:21

try this

yogimum Sat 04-Aug-07 13:18:00

dermalogica do a great remedy for spots. Its called medicated clearing gel.

ib Sat 04-Aug-07 13:24:50

Are you taking an omega 3 supplement? I find that a flax seed oil and a zinc pill a day make more difference to my skin than all the potions (I use potions too, though, just in case )

nappyaddict Sat 04-Aug-07 13:27:06

benefit do one called kapow.

notasheep Sat 04-Aug-07 13:33:34

Same advice as legalalien-toothpaste.
I get the horrid boil like ones too.
One behind my ear i got a girlfriend to squeeze and the contents hit the ceiling

nappyaddict Sat 04-Aug-07 13:53:42

pure t do a skin balancing gel which is meant to be good

and my friend swears by paula's choice 2% liquid solution

Beauregard Sat 04-Aug-07 19:59:01

OMG so much to choose from!
Thanks everyone

Re the omega 3 -I took it twice and was quite ill as i am veggie and it really upset my stomach but the flax oil i could try instead.

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