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MASSIVE spot. Right in time for Christmas party. HELP!

(24 Posts)
horsefacedhelen Thu 07-Dec-17 11:54:42

Ok this is a total first world problem I know. But I have developed an enormous spot, right in the middle of my face, right in time for the Christmas party (Saturday night).

I've been feeling really rough this year (illness followed by illness), put on a bit of weight etc and I really just want to look half decent for one night! How do I get rid of this spot in 48 hours?!

It's bright red, massive, and really raised so I can't really cover it with make-up - I have tried and it just looks like a make-up covered mountain in the middle of my face.

TIA

HildaZelda Thu 07-Dec-17 17:03:33

I can't help you I'm afraid but I can empathise. Have a girls night out tomorrow night and work Christmas party on Saturday and have a weepy crusty (sorry tmi!) spot bang in the middle of my chin. Grrrr!!!

horsefacedhelen Thu 07-Dec-17 17:47:09

Someone must be able to come to the rescue?

MinisterForSmallFountains Thu 07-Dec-17 17:58:49

Origins Super Spot Remover is good. I think it's salicylic acid. It dries them up and soothes redness really fast.

phoenix1973 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:05:49

Wear really bold lipstick or eyeshadow/False eyelashes.
Stick something interesting in your hair.
Bold earrings to catch the eye.
Distraction is the key to seduction. 😄

Dontsayyouloveme Thu 07-Dec-17 18:13:44

Freederm spot gel. It’s not just for teenagers. It works really quickly and reduces the size by about half overnight. Start using it today and you’ll be grand in time for party!

PrincessPlod Thu 07-Dec-17 18:15:19

Toothpaste left on the spot dries it out then concealer

Littlelambpeep Thu 07-Dec-17 18:17:22

Acnecide cream will work. If you buy it this evening and put it on twice a day...

InRainbows Thu 07-Dec-17 18:22:06

I have no advise but can offer my condolences as I had a hideous cold sore develop on my nose for mine this year! Luckily lighting was very dark!

bagelbaby Thu 07-Dec-17 18:26:07

Magnesium sulphate from chemist. Super cheap. Put on overnight. It draws everything out! Works brilliantly for those spot/not spot annoyances.

Unicorn81 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:28:31

Toothpaste or sudocream on it as long as you can

Calphurnia Thu 07-Dec-17 18:30:37

You can get spot dots from Amazon that you put on to draw out the gunk. Keep one of them on day and night til the party. It'll flatten it at least

MrsEricBana Thu 07-Dec-17 18:45:12

Yes you need Acnecide. It contains Benzoyl Peroxide but isn't as drying as the just buying benzoyl peroxide on its own. Honestly it's fantastic.

Candlelight234 Thu 07-Dec-17 19:14:19

I second toothpaste or mag sulphate overnight for as many nights as you can.
Then get some green concealer (hides redness) on it and loads of normal concealer, foundation then powder.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Thu 07-Dec-17 19:22:52

I can’t help you I’m afraid. But as someone who, on Saturday, has the biggest party I have been to since my own wedding (with attendees that I haven’t seen for 20 years, when I was three stone lighter smile ), and has developed not only eczema on my neck, an infected toenail (so I can’t wear the heels I bought specially) but also the beginnings of the most horrendously sore boobs pre peri m period (sorry TMI), I can but sympathise.

poppym12 Thu 07-Dec-17 19:29:28

Sudocrem overnight

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 07-Dec-17 19:58:50

It's not recommended for your face but as a one off emergency treatment dab some hydrocortisone cream (mild steroid) onto the spot. It's brilliant at taking down swelling.
Whatever you do, don't prod or squeeze it.

Cut a fringe? Drastic I know.

Remember Christmas parties are dimly lit and nearly everyone is blind drunk.

starzig Thu 07-Dec-17 20:48:09

Don't panic. I do believe you can still drink.

secondhoneymoon Thu 07-Dec-17 21:22:33

My DD swears by garlic - chop a clove in half and rub the cut side on it before bed time and it will be much improved by the morning.

TheXXFactor Thu 07-Dec-17 22:05:18

Don't use toothpaste. I know this sounds crazy, but it can cause chemical burns if left on the skin. Use a proper spot cream.

Notreallyhappy Thu 07-Dec-17 22:11:23

Google it..
Put ice on it spot cream and tea tree oil.. it does work.
No picking or squeezing.
I had a monster 2 weeks ago.

Opheliasgoldenwine Thu 07-Dec-17 22:37:15

What happens if she pops it?shock

babyturtles Thu 07-Dec-17 22:40:01

What can you do for those really painful spots that don't have a head?

You know the ones...

GingerLDN Fri 08-Dec-17 00:21:51

Blister plaster on it for a few hours/ over night. That’ll take it right down. Miracle worker.

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