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Zit Control

Updated on July 11, 2010

Just when you thought it was safe to leave the bathroom mirror! There it is, a red bump that you are quite sure is going to erupt in hideous glory for all your friends to point and laugh at. It happens to all of us and can be really frustrating, especially during times you really want to look great.

Reasons for Zits:

  • Stress - Nothing to do about this except try not to stress so much.
  • Oily Skin - Wash often, carry face wipes around with you and use them.
  • Dry Skin - Use a moisturizer that is water based.
  • Hormones - If you can figure out a trick to prevent hormone zits, PLEASE let me know!
  • Because it's an evil plan designed to ruin your life!!! - Can't help you with this one, but I've had some days where I might agree with you!

Don't Sweat It! Try these Tips Instead:

If it's just still red, put honey on it for at least ten to fifteen minutes. Why honey takes the red away, I have no clue, but it does. It moisturizes really well too, so if your breakout is caused from dry skin, then put the honey all over your face and leave it set for fifteen minutes or so. Wash it off and be amazed at how soft your face feels now!

If it's getting to a white head, but not quite there, put toothpaste on it. Toothpaste will bring it to a head to be gently squeezed with clean hands. I KNOW, you aren't supposed to do that, but who doesn't do that??? Be careful with this though, a friend of mine used the toothpaste technique and thought sleeping with it on would help. She woke up in the morning with a second degree burn. Much uglier than the zit would've been. So, just a few minutes should do.

If all else fails, cover it up! Green colored concealers work the best. Blend well with a damp makeup sponge to keep from getting that "cakey" look.

You could also play up another part of your face to try to detract attention away from the zit. If it's on your chin, use smoky or bright eye shadow to keep the focus on your eyes, or if the zit is up higher on your cheek, use a brilliant lipstick to bring out your lips and keep your eyes neutral and soft.

The best thing about zits is, they go away. If you find yourself suffering through them, double check your diet, sleep schedule and stress levels. Keep your face washed, and drink lots of water to help keep your skin hydrated.


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