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I can't get rid of my pimples and blackheads

My mom pops them, but it hurts! I’ve tried over-the-counter medicines, but they don’t help. Is there a way for my face to clear up? We’ll...
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I have a pimple problem. Since 4th grade, the same pimple keeps disappearing and reappearing on my chin, then over this last summer, my whole face is starting to break out. I've tried doing the oil wash and using a hot cloth, i've tried using tea tree oil before i hit the sack, and even just done the regular wash my face in the morning and in the shower, but nothing works! I'm afraid that if i go to a doctor, they'll just prescribe some expensive creams that will make it worse! WHAT DO I DO?????

by princylady on 7/29/2013 1:45:01 PM

 
 

I had three pimples in the same area on my nose!My mom keeps telling me to pop them, and I know your not supposed to do that.My mom popped one and now I have a hole in my skin. What do I do about that scar and the other two?




Hey girl--




1. To treat the popped pimple, apply a disinfectant such as iodine or rubbing alcohol. Then promise to leave it alone. 




2. Resist the urge to pop. Wash with a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. To help the pimple go away faster, apply a very warm wash clothe to it-- the white head will emerge faster




good luck 
simone s.

by katgirly on 7/10/2012 1:26:27 PM

 
 

OK, girls here's what you gotta do for black heads or dark spots around your nose-get a really rough washcloth and scrub the area really really good with HOT water and some sort of facial scrub like clean and clear's morning burst scrub, then rinse with COLD water still scrubbing, directly afterward use a cotton swab to apply rapid clear toner( it's in a cylindrical yellow bottle in most stores) it will burn like hell but the result is amazing!

by ivyfoxgal! on 11/30/2011 8:46:29 PM

 
 

I have the worst skin ever! I went to the derm and had to get 3 different prescriptions to take care of my acne, but it is working. I would recomend going to the doc to anyone, because they do of course no best.

by mkmnj on 8/25/2011 9:52:44 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD OK, so I have this freakish bump on my arm that won't go away. I've had it for as long as I can remember, and I don't know what it is. It is pinker than the rest of my skin, and it's not any kind of acne. I'm not sure if it's a wart, because it's been there a LONG time. Any ideas on what it is?

Hey girly,
You probably should go to a doctor for this one. They will be able to give you a better idea of what this is.


Catie C.

by basketballluver11 on 6/8/2011 2:47:58 PM

 
 

went to dermo, got some cool cream called Duac, works REALLY well!

by elmsgirl7 on 4/26/2011 7:37:52 PM

 
 

MODMODMOD I have over active sweatglands in my armpits(i know its gross i hate it!!)and i apply ALOT of deodorant in the morning. Through the day i just tend to sweat a bunch and then i have pit stains. I've avoided wearing white and always kept a jacket on hand (i just push up the sleeves to stay cool) to keep people from seeing. Is there anything i can do to make it stop??

 

 

Hey chickadee! I'd check with a doc to see if there's any kind of clinical strength deoderant or anything that can help it. Until then, though, I'd try wearing layers to help conceal it. Maybe, wear a tank top or cami underneath your shirt to avoid the stains Smile

xxx

Becca G.

by SBbabe101 on 4/23/2011 5:09:59 PM

 
 

i have two bumps on my face and they are red wat should i do?????

by rebekahlwarren on 1/16/2011 4:30:03 PM

 
 

I'm on Accutane. It's freaking magical. It's a five month treatment that shuts down your oil glands. My face is beautiful and I'm only on the 2nd month!! I was actually on the Accutane for my back, I had tons of zits. But, now my back is almost prefect, I only have 1 or 2 zits left. But, the only bad thing about Accutane is that you have to get your blood drawn once a month to make sure youre healthy and your skin and lips can get really dry. I hated needles, but i got over it. I'd do anything for clear skin......




Check out my profile girlies!!

by katherinem17 on 12/31/2010 10:27:45 AM

 
 

awesome-im going to ask my dermo about accutane-my bff told me it's a miracle worker, and her skin's FLAWLESS!
CHECK OUT MY PROFILE!

by polska456 on 11/6/2010 9:54:35 PM

 
 

I totallly agree!!! my mother always pick my pimples and i just hate it!! she wont listen to me since i told her to stop touching my face because if she does it'll damge my skin. sometimes mothers have to listen to their children and understand.like right now i have tiny holes on my face from the previous zits she popped.

by princesstutu on 10/3/2010 5:29:56 PM

 
 

mod! My mom wont stop picking em! I cant take it and i told her its bad for me but she wont listen! How can i get her to stop?! ~Quinton

 

Hey girl! My mom does that too so annoying! Tell her to stop or show her an article on how it can scar your face! Why are moms always touching us?!!?!?

Lindsay S.

by punkchicz<3 on 10/1/2010 4:21:14 PM

 
 

***MOD MOD MOD!!***
PLEASE ANSWER THIS! I REALLLY NEED HELP!
So, i've always had acne...but it never REALLY bothered me until now, that im in high school. Anyways, So homecoming is coming up next weekend, and i really want to clear most of my acne by then. but i mostly want to focus on around my lips. My lips are LITERALLY lined with blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Picking the blackheads and whiteheads hurt, and no matter what i've tried, i cant get the acne to go away. What can i do!? I cant afford to by any medicnes, let alone go to a dermo. HELPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 

Hey girl, picking them isn't a good idea. What you should do is check out options in a drugstore that aren't too pricey and see what they can do for you, or if you can just check in with your doc, they might be able to give you some ideas too. Hope this helps!

Abby L.

by ♥randomchickx81♥ on 9/27/2010 3:29:57 PM

 
 

MODMODMOD! every time my period is near i get pimples on my face.How can i clear it up at home?

 

 

Hey chica! I would use a spot treatment as soon as you feel a blemish coming on. Try Terminator 10 acne spot treatment. You find it for cheap at drugstores, and stores like Target and Walmart. It works wonders! Smile

xxx

Becca G.

by rawrlol_jk on 9/26/2010 7:45:41 PM

 
 

***MOD MOD MOD***
I have this wierd bump that is lighter than my skin tone, on my wrist. I think it's a pimple, but its pretty big, and it doesn't hurt. I've had it for 3 years. During the 3 year i picked it, a lot, and I think there is a permanent scar. Now I wear bracelets all the time, or longsleeved shirts. Is the pimple permanent?




Hey! Since I can't see it I can't advise you so I think you should ask a doctor. Good luck! 
Helen S.

by ginger-rach on 9/19/2010 4:34:25 PM

 
 

*** MOD MOD MOD ***
So my mom had poped my black heade with her finger nails and with twiseres and they have left scares. how do i get rid of those scares?

 

Hey girlie, there are lots of ways to get rid of those scars. Drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated. You can put aloe vera, honey or olive oil on your scars to help make them fade quicker. And you can rub ice cubes on them. Just remember no nails next time and use something like Neosporin on the blackhead right after you pop it to prevent scarring.

Lauren T.

by toughnoodles332 on 8/27/2010 6:52:51 PM

 
 

i have acne everywhere and its sooo embarrassing!!!! i've tried everything!!!!! but it just won't go away! my mom won't let me go to the dermo and i can't take birth control because it could be dangerous... what can i do

by americansoccerchick on 8/27/2010 5:27:39 PM

 
 

accutane causes medical problems!!! so says law firms!! lol

by CluelessCutie21 on 8/23/2010 7:08:46 PM

 
 

OMG!!!!!!! i found this company called "lush"! all of their products are made from organic vegtables and fruit! the products actually work too...after the first use the redness in my skin and pimple size was reduced AND my skin was super soft! best skin care i have ever used. in my opinion it works better than proactive and clinique for people who have dry-combination skin! my skin absolutely glows now!!!!!! love it

by beastlybunny on 8/18/2010 11:51:04 AM

 
 

Okay I've had acne for 3-4 years now! It's FINALLY starting to go away,, thank God. I've been to a dermatologist, and he only made my skin worse. He gave me topical cream, pills, the works and I think this is what caused my acne to stay so long. I'm not telling anyone to not go to a dermmatologist, just saying it didn't work for me.
What IS making my acne go away is drinking lots of water and green tea, and eating healthy. I also use a clinique face wash and the lotion from cliniques 3 step acne line.

Hope this helps, but it might not because everyone's skin is different Smile

by erica314 on 8/18/2010 11:00:35 AM

 
 

Someone told me that for people with really oily skin benzoyl peroixide is the problem.

by ReDKOoLAiD on 8/16/2010 1:03:19 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD! My skin looked great for the past month or so. And usually I only have 2 or 3 zits on my whole face. but i got a major breakout the past week. It looks really bad. And every day for school I put a bunch of coverup on.
Can u tell me what might be the cause for the breakout?
And what i should do to make my face look better?

 

Hey girlie, I can tell you what breaks me out sodas and greasy food. Has their been a change in your diet? Have you been stressing out about school lately? they can all cause a break-out also it could be just an aspect of puberty. 

Paige T.

by amyjay on 8/14/2010 8:19:24 PM

 
 

*MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD*
I have big red scars along my nose, theyr grose and annoying! I don't where any make up, and proactives not working for me. Plus im getting blackheads that don't seam to go away! What should I do? I want to have beautiful skin, but that doesnt seem to be working. Please help!

 

Hey girlie, I'm so sorry it sounds like your really ready to do something to help your skin. I think it might be best for you to go see a dermatologist skin can be really finicky and sensitive sometimes you should go to the doctor and see what your skin needs. 

Paige T.

by prettyinpinkox on 8/14/2010 5:02:15 PM

 
 

MODMODMODMODMODMODMODMODMOD
Ok so i have ALOT of acne and i go to a derm. but the thing that he gives me don't work!!! Is there something else i can do? PS i wash my face 2 times a day
- <3Abby

by abby1123 on 8/14/2010 2:32:31 PM

 
 

MOD I don't really have pimples anymore( I'm 14) maybe like 3 or 4 small pimples, but I have acne scars. I have them along the sides of my face by my ears and on my forehead. I have dark skin, so it's not THAT bad, but I'd like to clear it a bit before school starts in a couple of weeks. Any suggestions? Thanks!

 

Acne scars are a total bummer - I mean, you already had to deal with pimples, right?  The good news is, they will naturally fade with time.  You might want to read this:  http://www.girlslife.com/post/2008/08/01/Acne-Scars.aspx. The next best thing is microdermabrasion, a treatment that can be done at your dermatologist's office.  And remember, never pop your pimples - that makes them more likely to scar. 

Marie H.

by orangeslice on 8/12/2010 3:36:30 PM

 
 

MOD do pore strips work?

 

Hey! I find that they work differently for different people. My pores are very small so they don't work for me, but they work great for my friend! Try them out and see what happens! Smile 

Haley W.

by iheartpeas on 8/12/2010 11:55:51 AM

 
 

MOD!
around the fourth of july, i got a zit on my nose, and it didnt go away, i tried doing everything (including on the spot treatment) and it didnt go away. i didnt dare pop it though. now the zit is gone, but where it used to be on my nose, there is a nice big red spot on it. it looks like a zit, but it's just a red circle. how do i get rid of it? how do i cover it up? thanks MOD, :]]

 



Hey! Sounds like the zit left a scar. Most blemishes will do this, but you can cover the scar up with a concealer. Find a concealer that matches your skin tone and apply it on the area. Some dermatologists may also be able to give you a lotion that will fade scars. Smile

Haley W.

by purple.dinosaur9797 on 8/12/2010 10:09:36 AM

 
 

Neutrogena oil free face wash works well for me...and you can get some that smells like grapefruit! NICE!

by doodlegirl on 8/11/2010 9:38:44 PM

 
 

MOD MOD! okay so where i live it can get hot and humid and my face tends to get oily. school starts in a week and i just wanted to know if there is any solution that can make my skin less oily! thanksSmile

 

Hi girl, try shopping around at your local drugstore. Opt for a wash that is specifically for oily skin and try it out!

Tory N.

by ccc429 on 8/9/2010 1:05:24 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD!!
What's a good acne product for sensitive skin that I can use on pimples that's a little stronger than my regular face wash? I use Stridex pads when I break out for Sensitive skin but they don't really work.




Hey girl, you can try spot treatment: Neutrogena has a great On The Spot acne treatment cream my sister uses.

xoxo 
Alyssa B.

by lip_gloss12 on 8/8/2010 8:40:31 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD!!
I broke out on my nose, cheeks, and forehead today, so I tried some natural acne remedies I read about online. They reduced the size of most of my pimples by a little bit, but they left my face really, really red! What should I do?
Thanks so much!




Hey girl, you can use foundation or concealer to even up your color. In general, however, I'd stick to gentler methods: sounds like those remedies massively dried out your skin.

xoxo 
Alyssa B.

by lip_gloss12 on 8/8/2010 8:26:14 PM

 
 

MOD!
How do I clear up my pores on my nose? They are dark and close together. Any suggestions?




Hey girl,

A pore-refining mask {which you can pick up at any pharmacy can definitely lessen the appearance of the pores on your nose! Cleansing your skin with a gentle face wash every day might also help. 
Lauren C.

by dancergirl001 on 8/8/2010 3:12:21 PM

 
 

MOD MOD Thanks!! You Helped Alot!!

by *zaina*all*te*way* on 8/7/2010 12:58:13 PM

 
 

MOD MOD ok, so In Summer, i sweat alot.. what i didn't notice is that i got pimples between myy boobs.. how can i stop that?

 

Hey girl, after you work out you could take a shower or at least be sure to wipe that area with an antibacterial wipe or something like Stridex, little wet pads with salicylic acid (an acne-fighting ingredient)! You could also see a dermatologist to see if they have any suggestions.

Vanessa J.

by *zaina*all*te*way* on 8/7/2010 12:46:08 PM

 
 

if i were u depending on ur age dont use epiduo cuz that makes ur face burn and peel just wait till u get older just wash ur face every nite morning and even put like a cream or lotion towards where in the morning ur face will be fresh and also what i learn if u dont pick at ur zits they are not as noticable as u think

 

P.S. I just wanted to say when I said masks in the last comment, I meant face masks that harden and you peel/wash off of course, not like actual masks! Just clarifying, Lol.

Vanessa J.

by Peacetotheword on 8/7/2010 11:09:41 AM

 
 

There is a product I use called Acne Free i bought it at Target and it is the best acne stuff I have ever bought. I have boughten Proactive and to tell you the truth Acne Free worked 10 times better. It has a wash,toner, and then cream and you use it in night and morning but give it a try because trust me it works.

by taylorluvsya on 8/6/2010 12:46:23 PM

 
 

mod mod mod i have these really tiny pimples there so tiny but there all over my face do u know a good product that can take them off i use clearsill now so far i am not seeing an improvments

 

I'm sorry to hear about the breakouts!  I would definitely recommend reading this:    http://www.girlslife.com/post/2010/02/01/skin-pimples-blackheads.aspx.  It says that what you need to take care of acne is a combo of a wash with salicylic acid and a benzoyl peroxide cream.  You'll have to do some label-reading at the drugstore, but there are lots of products out there that have these ingredients.  xoxo

Marie H.

by zubaida on 8/5/2010 7:02:04 PM

 
 

mod mod mod
what cleansers and face lotions are good for acne prone and sensitive skin?




It all depends on what works for you! You have to give different brands a chance.  Next time you're at the grocery store, or a drug store, take a walk down the face cleansing aisle.  Look for products that help fix your specific problems (blackheads, oil, pimples)! 
Katie R.

by aero12 on 8/5/2010 9:08:51 AM

 
 

MOD
my face is almost cleared up but i always have a bunch of bright red zits in between my eyebrows! I have face soap and eveything and it works everywhere else! Why don't they go away?is there anything i can do? I dont op pimples, i no that has consequences but what can i do? I keep my bangs up and off my face and its help along with soaps but they dont go away.
srry its so long




Theres not a whole lot you can do. Youre at an age where your face is going to break out and not always look its best. I wash my face every morning and night and i still break out a ton. So just put on some concealer and dont worry about it. It happens to the best of us Smile xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

by vikingmegan on 8/4/2010 10:28:42 PM

 
 

If heard that if you mix a teensy bit of baking soda with your water it helps clear acne. I don't know how true it is but it never hurts to try!

by maremoze17 on 8/3/2010 4:57:12 PM

 
 

Hey girl, I hope this is helpful to you, because I know its helpful for me. When ever my acne and the such kicks up, I mix sugar and water to make a paste and I massage it into my skin. When it feels like its tightening my skin, or before, I rinse it all off with luke warm water, and after a few uses {not on the same day} my skin is noticably softer.

by SJSIris on 8/3/2010 1:23:33 PM

 
 

i use clean and clear over night obviouslly everynight
and i have to say my pimples are really going away
and my skin looks way better and feels softer.
it was cheap too because i got in sale for 5 buck for each
i got the clenser and the cream/lotion

by nazsutcuoglu on 8/3/2010 9:06:39 AM

 
 

does the salicylic acid help clear up blemishes

by volleyballa81297 on 8/2/2010 10:24:14 AM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD MOD
im 10 and already get zits and everybodyelse i know doesnt and sometimes they point them out,1 time somebody made fun of me.what products should i use and are there any that arent safe for kids my age?




Hey girlie, just pick out some acne face wash from the drugstore 
Alissa S.

by TwilightRox10 on 8/2/2010 7:57:45 AM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD
I have blackheads and acne and i touch my face ALOT and so the dirt and sweat spreads and the next day i have ethier bigger zits or more acne. How can i stop myself from touching my face???




Hey girlie, Just try not to touch it! It's hard to break a habit, but just focus on the outcome! 
Alissa S.

by Taffy18 on 8/2/2010 1:04:16 AM

 
 

Hi MOD!! i have acne.. but only on my forehead because my t-zone is extremely oily!! anyways.. iv been to the dermotologist, tried all kinds of acne products, and nothing has worked!! iv also been researching on the internet and have found many products.. but idk which one would work on my face!! i feel soo insecure about my face and want my acne to go away!! which products do you think i should use?? thanx sooo much!! Smile

 

Hey chica, my favorite product in the world is the Body Shop's seaweed deep cleansing facial wash. It's a scrub that treats acne, and makes your skin feel great! Whenever I use it, my skin always looks a lot better.

xxx

Becca G.

by jumprope on 7/31/2010 6:28:04 PM

 
 

I totally understand I hate my acne but today i went to the doctor and she prescribed this acne med called Adapalene cream which is generic for Differin and like cost $10.So u may want to just talk to ur regular doc

by Pink&MorePink on 7/30/2010 8:58:14 PM

 
 

Okay, so my acne is HORRIBLE. Ive tried just about anything. The bad thing though is that i keep picking it! How do i stop picking it?! and get it off by he time school starts?

by maceyjayne on 7/30/2010 7:44:12 PM

 
 

OMG I USE THE CLEAN AND CLEAR DUAL ACTION MOUSTERIZER AND I LOOOOOVVVVVEEE IT!!!!! I USE 2-3 TIMES DAILY AND IM NOW ACNE FREE!!!!!!

ITS REALLY CHEAP AT WALMART. ONLY LIKE 5 OR 8 BUCKS

LOVE YA'S

...aLeX...

by musicspeaks2me14 on 7/30/2010 9:11:04 AM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD
I looked EVERYWHERE And i can't find any salicylic acid or something that has that in it for you face!!! Does anybody know where to find it??

 

A TONN of products have salicylic acid in them.  You just have to look closely at the ingredients list on the back of the bottle/container and see if its listed.

Brittany B.

by lala1799 on 7/29/2010 3:12:34 PM

 
 

Idea to get rid of blackheads really quick:
1. boil water- PARENT SUPERVISION!!!
2. hold your head over it with a towel around- you should just get steam, NOTHING else.
3. gently push them out with q-tips.

by xLoveLifex on 7/28/2010 10:05:44 PM

 
 

ooooh i had blackheada, but the lady who does my eybrows popped them. wich was a good thing cause the insides were solid, not liquid!!! ouch!

by Madam Gir on 7/28/2010 3:11:37 PM

 
 

momd mod....i hate my acne i have tried lots from neutrogena to clearasil and NONE of them work right and it makes me feel insecure Frown do u reccomend anthing to wash my face with?? and should i put stuff on my face after i wash it like creams??

 

Everyone's skin is different! So, what works for me, might not work for you.  I would ask your doctor to see if they can help you out! Hang in there, girl!

Katie R.

by syddakidxo on 7/28/2010 2:02:12 PM

 
 

i hate pimples

by syddakidxo on 7/28/2010 2:00:04 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD
i wash my face EVERY morning and night and nothing seems to work i dont know what to do ): should i put something on my face after i wash it or something? do u reccomend anything to try that helps well??




Hey girlie, try using a facial cleanser specifically for acne!  
Alissa S.

by syddakidxo on 7/28/2010 1:58:10 PM

 
 

mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod
i have a breakout under my nose and i have pictures tommorow!
what should i do to get rid of it?
also, i got my lip waxed and the lady told me to put neosporin on it for 3 days morning and night, i dont have any neosporin what can i use instead? thanks




hey girlie, i don't know that there's a way to get rid of a breakout overnight. I'm also not sure there's a substitute for neosporin, just buy some at a drugstore! 
Alissa S.

by sparkles333 on 7/28/2010 12:59:43 PM

 
 

okay iahve this giant pimple in my forehead and i dont know how to get rid of it!

by KK14 on 7/28/2010 2:44:15 AM

 
 

I have really bad acne on my face and I can't get rid of it! I've been to the dermatologist and I've tried EVERYTHING but nothing is working! What can I do?!?!

by wendtgirl on 7/27/2010 9:39:01 PM

 
 

modmododmodmod
when my mom has a pimple she can't get rid of she pokes it with a clean needle. Is it Ok to do that? right after mom does that she puts on a certin cream to dry them out.




Hey girl, it's not a good idea to pop your pimple period — it may lead to more. I'd keep your face clean and use an acne spot treatment cream.

xoxo 
Alyssa B.

by fuzzchick on 7/26/2010 10:37:49 PM

 
 

HELP
What should I use if I am starting to break out but my face isnt covered in pimples, zits, and blackheads. I have then all down my nose, and my forehead. What should I do?

by smileyriley1011 on 7/26/2010 6:55:56 PM

 
 

MOD!
I use Aveeno Daily Cleansing Clear Complexion. It worked for the first few months, and then it stopped working! I wash my face 2 times a day, and it doesn't help! Do you know any face washes for under $12 that will help my face? It's not oily and it's not dry, so it's like perfect, but I need a better face wash that would be available around  MO. Like I'm going to the mall on Thursday or Friday so like even West County mall in Chesterfield would work. But any ideas? Mod!

 

Hey girlie, try Clean and Clear


 
Paige T.

by luvshorty5 on 7/25/2010 12:21:26 AM

 
 

MOD**
k so i rarely get acne or anything (thank God Smile) but now i have this one very noticeable zit right by my eyebrow!! i dont really use creams or scrubs on my face but there ANYTHING i can do 2 get rid of it?
thnx bunches!!! Smile




Hey! Just try not to touch it or pop in and it will go away. I think washing your face with a scrub and using creams can be helpful too. 
Helen S.

by soccergirlie on 7/24/2010 2:27:40 PM

 
 

i used to have extreme acne-i got rid of it by finding the right face wash and use tea tree oil-available at whole foods-put it on at night cuz it really smells-it works really well overnight

by lvpgn101 on 7/23/2010 6:29:39 PM

 
 

MOD MOD i have tons of blackheads on my nose,(my nose is very very oily) and i've tried over the counter stuff and scrubbing my nose but noting seems 2 work and i dont think my parents are gonna take me 2 the dermatologist 4 a few blackheads considering moneys kinda tight now so do u no of any home remedies that i could try?

 

Hey girl, I'm sorry about the skin troubles.  The good news is, they are probably more noticeable to you than they are to anyone else, so I wouldn't fret.  Keeping up on washing your face daily (but not overdoing it!) will help to keep them in check.  Also, making sure to use oil-free foundation and make-up if you wear it is really helpful.  Check out this article for more tips:  http://www.girlslife.com/post/2008/11/07/buh-bye-blackheads.aspx.  xoxo

Marie H.

by DewdropCat on 7/22/2010 6:32:53 PM

 
 

MOD !
I get breakouts really easy. what will help?




Hey girlie, Just wash your face a lot! You can also look for acne face wash at the drugstore! 
Alissa S.

by winneconnerocks on 7/21/2010 1:12:46 PM

 
 

MOD!
I get breakouts really easy. I use these face pads and some cream but it hasn't been helping. What are some acne stuff that i should use?




Hey girlie, You can try some acne face wash from the drugstore, but if it gets really bad, you might want to see a dermatologist! 
Alissa S.

by winneconnerocks on 7/21/2010 12:51:32 PM

 
 

Mod
I have really weird skin colored bumps on my knees and face. Do you know how I could get rid of them or what they could be?




Hey chicka,

You could try washing your face with an acne- fighting cleaner.  If this doesn't work, I would totally head to the derm.  He'll prob know what's best in terms of getting rid of these bumps. XOXO 
Fallon M.

by cec on 7/20/2010 4:43:50 PM

 
 

Mod
I have really weird skin colored bumps on my knees and face. Do you know how I could get rid of them or what they could be?

by cecgirl98 on 7/20/2010 3:40:51 PM

 
 

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Okay I have been using all of the stuff from the store at different times and none of them work! Do you have any advice or reccomendations? •_•




Hey girlie, if it's really bothering you, see a dermatologist about it! 
Alissa S.

by pupcake101 on 7/19/2010 8:58:54 AM

 
 

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hey i have pimpiles and ive been using stufff similer to proactive it works somethime but i want all of my pig stick out pimple gone by my first day of school Aug, 18th can u help!




Hey girl, we had a Clear Skin guide we ran last summer (read part 1 here: http://www.girlslife.com/post/2009/08/05/clear-skin.aspx). Hopefully this can help offer a variety of tips.

xoxo 
Alyssa B.

by mpa122797 on 7/18/2010 6:59:41 PM

 
 

MODMODMOD My dad always tells me to pick pimples cuz it helps...But ive read articles that say to not pick them.Who is right? me or my dad?

 

Hey chica, it's actually bad to pick pimples. It can be tempting, but it's best to leave them alone to heal on their own, so that you don't make it worse, or cause an infection from the bacteria and germs on your hands.

xxx

Becca G.

by hfol on 7/17/2010 8:41:57 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD MOD!!!!!!! I have VERY bad pimples. I'm gonna be in a fashion show where my mom works in a couple of days. Do you know any masks or stuff that can be made out of houshold products? I'm alergic to avacado so I cant use it.

 

Hey girly, if you can get to the store, Terminator10 is a great spot treatment for pimples! It's really cheap, and you can find it in an orange tube at the drugstore, or Target/Walmart with all of the face washes and stuff. If you don't want to buy anything, some people swear by putting a dot of toothpaste on their pimple or zit before bed at night to dry it out. Also, avoid touching your face alot, and avoid wearing heavy makeup until then! Smile

xxx

Becca G.

by doedoenet on 7/17/2010 8:35:19 PM

 
 

my skin is shiny what should i do? also i have acne scars what do i do to make them less noticeable without makeup?

 

As for the shiny skin, you could use oil blotting pads or use face wipes or cleansers like round Stridex or Oxy pads. Make sure to wash your face twice a day (once in the shower and either the morning/night, when you don't take a shower). For the acne scars, I don't think there's much you can do except for wait and try to prevent other acne. If you feel confident about yourself and have a great attitude, nobody will even notice them! Try something fun with your hair or a cute necklace to draw the attention somewhere else.


Vanessa J. Vanessa J.

by jmb.horses1997 on 7/17/2010 12:14:21 PM

 
 

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my face is always shiny! i put makeup on in the morning but my the middle of the day my face is really shiny again.... Any suggestions???

 

Hey girl, maybe you could try oil blotting pads. Tuck some into your purse and then discreetly use them in the bathroom. Also make sure that your makeup is non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) and also oil-free. You might also want to try a dry powder/mineral makeup to help avoid shine.

Vanessa J.

by amyjay on 7/17/2010 10:50:40 AM

 
 

MOD!MOD!MOD! I read on this one beauty website about putting oatmeal on your face as an acne mask. I tried it about 20 minutes ago and I was wondering if you have ever tried it? Is it ok to use the little oatmeal packs? And if it worked, what results are there?

 

Hey girlie, I haven't tried it. I have used avacado and it made my skin feel rejuvanated. and you will prob. be able to tell if it worked for you and the next day and a half.  

Paige T.

by Partyhat on 7/16/2010 11:34:00 PM

 
 

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I have a bad habit of touching my face alllll the time. Whether its popping zits or anything. How can I stop??

 

Hey girlie try putting a rubber band or a bracelet on your wrist that you can play with when you have the urge to touch your face. 

Paige T.

by munchkin112096 on 7/16/2010 11:31:12 PM

 
 

Xx_Alex_xX-Mod stands for moderator.

by cats-r-the-best on 7/16/2010 12:41:06 PM

 
 

I use Acanya--it's gentle yet effective. it took only 3 to 5 weeks to clear the worst of my acne, and i saw less zits after only a few days.

by artgirl116 on 7/16/2010 12:40:44 PM

 
 

My sister went to a dermatologist. She had to get blood drawn and she was always grossed out. The good news, though, was that she got pills that really worked. I remember that she was so happy because every other acne wash or cream never worked for her.

by cats-r-the-best on 7/16/2010 12:39:55 PM

 
 

I cant get rid of the pimples on my forehead and school's starting soon i think i'm in the same class as my crush idon;t know what to do!

by fluffyfurblu on 7/15/2010 9:54:18 PM

 
 

just wash ur face (but not too much.) dont use harsh things on it, dont pop pimples, dont touch ur face with ur fingers unless they r clean and dont pile on the makeup! go natural and dont worry bout it.

by emmiecandy on 7/15/2010 4:40:26 PM

 
 

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my pimples wont go away ! Ive went to the dermatologist and they gave me pills to take for two weeks i took them and nothing happened he said to take them until Ive ran out ( its been like a month and a half ) and i still have my acne and previous scars ! help !

 

Sadly, dealing with acne is not an instant thing! It takes a while for it to go away.
Unfortunately I've had acne for years and have tried various things, so
I understand. I think the pills don't start working for about two
weeks, so maybe you could ask your dermatologist if you could get more,
or try a different prescription. He should be able to help you with
your acne and maybe suggest some creams or something to try. Make sure
that you are washing your face daily and doing whatever the
dermatologist says to do. Make another appointment so he can check on
how you're doing. Also, getting enough sleep and trying to be stress-free are helpful.


Vanessa J.

by courtney6620 on 7/15/2010 4:08:13 PM

 
 

hey Xx_Alex_xX mod stands for moderator, which are the ppl who answer qs. u put it at the top of ur question and it lets them know u want them to answer.

by kaygirl333 on 7/15/2010 3:01:40 PM

 
 

I HATE my face. I've tried almost everything to get rid of my pimples except popping, laser treatment, and that medicine stuff injected by needle. BUT IT WON'T GO AWAY! HELP!!!
-Alex
ps- I know I'm lame but could someone please tell me what MOD means? I know it has something to do with "I WANT AN ANSWER NOW!" but I wanna know what it stands for.

by Xx_Alex_xX on 7/15/2010 1:00:38 AM

 
 

I am so SICK of my face right now. I feel so gross because no matter how hard i try, my pimples won't go away. I've tried almost everything. From cleansers three times a day, to masks once a week, to natural remedies...HELP!!!
-Alex
PS- I know I'm lame for asking but what the heck does MOD mean. I think it has something to do with "I WANT THIS ANSWERED NOW!" but i wanna know what it stands for.

Oh yeah and MOD MOD MOD!!!

by Xx_Alex_xX on 7/15/2010 12:56:07 AM

 
 

To get rid of my pimples i go to cvs pharmacy and get OIL FREE ACNE CREAM CLEANSER!!! ITS CVS PHARMACY BRAND!! IT WORKS SUPER WELL!!! I WOULD RECOMEND THIS TO EVERYONE I KNOW!!!! ITS ONLY LIKE 5 dollars and you only need to use a pennies worth of it every time you clense BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!

by ILVJustinBieber123 on 7/14/2010 9:48:47 PM

 
 

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What are some ways to get rid of pimples fast with household products? My pimples are really red and stuff. THANX

by petlover7898 on 6/14/2010 7:15:12 PM

 
 

MOD What are some home remedies to stop and prevent having pimples? Would putting hot water in a bowl with lemon juice and putting your head over the bowl with a towel stop pimples? Or would it open the pores? And what do i put on afterwards to remove it?

 

Hey chicky, I’m a busy bee facilitating all the G-Blog jazz. Although I’d love to answer and chat with all ya gals, it’s just not possible at the moment. I’m sure our lovely bloggers here would love to help ya out with some great advice! Thanks for understanding. , Your Blog Patrol Babes



Marie H.

by mollygirl668 on 4/21/2010 7:26:41 PM

 
 

MOD! I have a question,how come I get blackheads and small pimples in my ears ocasionally? They are not quite in my ear but on a spot that people can see them. Please help!

 

hey girl that's not so common, but ears are skin too and need to be cleans. Try using your fave blackhead scrub on your eyes, too, but I'm sure they arent that noticable. So other than cleaning them each night, I wouldn't touch them or bother them too much.

Hallie R.

by ilajayne on 3/23/2010 2:38:54 PM

 
 

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i dont know how but i am MADLY in love with my nabor. literaly you can ask me anything about him and i would know it. im not a stalker or anything we just hang out alot. and whenever we do he tends to smile and giggle ALOT even in the most serious casinerio. but i cant read him at all. it could be obeous and i wouldnt know rlly i dont study boy. are there any obeous signs? HELP does he like me or not.
XOXOsallyXOXO

by meccaangel on 3/3/2010 7:25:22 PM

 
 

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So we and my boyfriend broke up like two months ago. Hes the first guy i've ever kissed and we talked for like eight months. We've dated three times and always end up getting back together but he hasn't come back this time. He's dating (and kissing) other girls and cheating on them too. All of a sudden he seems really popular with the girls and he is DEFINITELY taking advantage of that. I don't think i like him anymore and i know that he doesn't deserve me and that i'm better than that. But why does it hurt to see him with another girl? And why do i wish everyday that he'll text me and come back to me.




Hey babe, that's really hard. Especially because he was the first guy you ever kissed, but I promise there are more guys out there who are worth your time. There are guys out there who won't cheat, will put you above all other girls, and will give you the attention you deserve!  With time you'll get over him. Hang in there. Hang out with friends who you love, do fun things you enjoy, and don't limit yourself.  
Megan R.

by Volleyball4Babe on 3/1/2010 4:28:24 PM

 
 

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OK, this summer will be my first summer on my period(i got it in the fall), and i'm really scared! In the summer, i swim like crazy! WHat'll i do when i'm on my period? No matter what anyone says, I'm not using a tampon! ever! They freak me out! I can't swim while wearing a pad can i? help!

 

Hey girlie,

 

If tampons make you uncomfortable, it's totally your choice not to use them.  But you can swim with them while you can't swim in pads, so it's something to consider!  If not, just wear your bathing suit top with shorts and focus on getting a tan or playing a game with your buds outside the water Smile

Lauren C.

by daffyduck324 on 2/26/2010 10:43:05 AM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD ok i have like okish acne but it gets really bad around my period how can i make my acne not as bad around my period?

 

Hi darlin, that is a hormonal thing, there isnt much you can do about it. Just try not to pick at it. xo JANA

jana k.

by koolios on 2/18/2010 11:42:32 PM

 
 

* HEY GL GIRlS!*
Happy Valentine's Day!
BFF stole your crush?
Confuzzled with guys???
I'LL GIVE YOU ADVICE! Ask a girl who has a lot of experience with her life, ABOUT ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF! (friends, boys, you, health, family, "down there," etc.) I'd luv to help.
I promise to answer you back on your profile in less than 2 DAYS!! (if your profile is not publicly visible i will answer it on my profile).
thanks 4 readin' my comment! Smile
xoxo Joyce

by jojoyce_27 on 2/15/2010 6:21:26 PM

 
 

i hate that! hope it gets better for ya!

by dogluver09 on 2/15/2010 3:41:32 PM

 
 

i use the Neutrogena wave and it works relly good for cleaning my pores! last year, i was called zit zilla, but after using that and washing my face twice a day when i wake up and before i went to bed, i am now the girl with like the clearest skin ever! Smile and if you have lots a zits by your hairline, shampoo every day because thats the grease from your hair gettin into your pores

by xsensation on 2/14/2010 1:49:09 PM

 
 

I've got the absolute worst acnie, but when i started swimming my skin was dry, but acnie free and I used a moisturizer that got rid of the dryness. Now swimming is over and my skin is really bad again. Is there anything that I can use to get it back to like it was when I was swimming?

by aquagirl93 on 2/13/2010 3:56:51 PM

 
 

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My face is really bright red. Is there anything I can do to make the redness go away???

by musicalchik15 on 2/13/2010 3:05:08 PM

 
 

mod mod my face gets really dry and regular lotion doesn't work for me do you have any face product suggestions

 

Hey chica, I use Proactiv. You don't have to buy the whole kit you can purchase the repairing lotion. Check out Neutrogena and Clearasil products too. Smile

Lynae P.

by fashionsense on 2/12/2010 11:22:46 PM

 
 

Oh my goodness I used to get pimple after pimple but then I started using clearisil daily face wash. It really works for me! It has that acid stuff in it and its great.

by Katiekins130 on 2/11/2010 4:15:06 PM

 
 

i use nutregena oil-free face wash and its been working 4 me! Smile

by dozeriscool on 2/11/2010 11:36:29 AM

 
 

i kno how u feel,because i hav the same prob

by lnl1199 on 2/9/2010 9:24:00 PM

 
 

MOD MOD MOD I get huge zits at my hairline, it is soooo disgusting. any tips for them to go away?

 

Hey girlfriend, that could have something to do with the type of products you're putting in your hair. So for a few weeks refrain from putting any kind of hairspray, gel or mousse in your hair and see what happens. Before you go out and get an acne kit, try out applying witch hazel to your zits. Hope this helps! Smile

Lynae P.

by cremecake on 2/7/2010 4:16:58 PM

 
 

MOD I have quite oily skin & Ive tried oil absorbing sheets but they dont last all that long so Im looking for something different.
So I was wondering, how can I get my skin to be less greasy for longer? thanks Smile

by xamazingxerinx on 2/6/2010 2:40:31 PM

 
 

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OK so the valentines day dance is comming up and I have a SUPER cute black dress it has little white diamonds all over and goes down to barley past my knees the sleeves are spegety straps that tie togeth. THe problem Is I dont have shoes or know how to put my hair! Plus It is a Maskerade party so we have to wear maskes what mask shoud I Were?? This is my first real dance So i am VERY tense please help! THaks SO MCH! LOve,Dogloverforever!




Hey girl, I'd try a cute half-up, half-down do for your hair: try curling your hair a bit too and using a barrette or clip with white rhinestones to pull your outfit together. As for shoes, go for silver flats or sandals with tights: you'll illuminate the room.

xoxo 
Alyssa B.

by Dogloverforever! on 2/3/2010 8:41:07 PM

 
 

PLEASE DON'T READ THIS, YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVER OF YOUR LIFE. TOMMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS, DON'T STOP, THIS IS FREAKY.

1. Say your name 10 times.
2. Say your mom's name 5 times.
3. Say your crush's name 3 times.
4. Paste this to 4 other quizzes. If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday, but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck! SEND THIS TO 5 QUIZZES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS

by h2oaddict on 2/3/2010 4:14:46 PM

 
 

MOD MOD I used a cream for my zits that had benzoyl peroxide in it, but my skin is too sensitive. What else can I do?

 

Hey chica, the trick is finding the right acne product for your skin. Since you have sensitive skin, when you go to look for creams and soaps, be sure to read the ingredients to see if they cater to sensitive skin. Try Neutrogena or Clearisil. Smile

Lynae P.

by loveydovey8 on 2/3/2010 3:36:17 PM

 
 

I remember having blackheads for awhile...I swear i have no clue where they went! It was like in 6th grade and i did use something but i forgot..urg!


Check out my profile girls, and please leave a comment, thanks!

by SportyGal on 2/2/2010 8:08:59 AM

 
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