Posts tagged "zits"

Beauty IRL: Picking Your Skin Is Gross, But It Feels So Right

Lots of things happened after I turned 30. Hangovers went from tolerable nuisances to crippling events that required utter silence and very little movement. Eating pizza and maybe some peanut butter from a spoon at 11:30 p.m. was no longer a suitable dinner, and the soft blub that formed at my waistline didn’t go away…

Megan Reynolds / June 3, 2015

Thank Us Later: An Immediate Cure For Ingrown Hairs, Cysts, Bad Zits And Inner Thigh Boils

An incredibly horrifying thing happened to me a while back. After shaving, I got an ingrown hair. Not normally that big a deal. But then–I think it got irritated while I was exercising or something–and it somehow, within a day and a half, turned into this nightmare, two inch boil on my inner thigh. It…

Anonymous / March 23, 2015

Girl Talk: Help Me! I Can’t Stop Picking At My Skin

In June, I went to the doctor with what appeared to be a spider bite on my back. The bite had gotten seriously infected and was oozing pus. In October, I went to the doctor because I had an infected cold sore. My lip swelled up, and my face puffed out. And in January, I…

Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m A Compulsive Zit Popper

I have a confession to make: I’m a popper. Not a popper of pills, mind you. I am a popper of pimples. I know that’s gross, and I’m sorry. However, I do think that, at the very least, I owe it to you, dear reader, to hold myself responsible: My name is Sara Barron, and…

Sara Barron / April 19, 2012

Major Beauty Dilemma: Bug Bites Vs. Zits—Help!

I woke up this morning with two bug bites on my face. Yeah, my face. Not to be a negative Nelly, but c’mon—as if I don’t have enough other “challenges” to getting a zit-free face, now I’ve got two big, red mosquito bites that look like hellacious pimples to contend with? Great. (Also, it’s almost…

Nina Carbone / October 25, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Neosporin For Zits

It might not be for everyone, but it’s worth a try to dab a bit of Neosporin on a pimple before bedtime. It’s best to use for whiteheads that have already broken the surface and possibly ruptured the skin. Because it’s an antibiotic ointment, it will help prevent infection, and might also help to minimize…

Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2009

See Ya Later, Pizza Face!

OMG. Scientists think they have found the cure for acne. The drug SMT D002 supposedly can reduce the flow of sebum, that nasty oiliness that makes you break out, by 90%. Right now it’s only offered in pill form to treat some other condition, but they’re hoping to turn it into a cream that ca…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008