So, I thought I'd do an update on the Pox Situation.
The funny thing is, I was sitting with my VCE students yesterday whinging and moaning about this apocalyptic blind pimple situation I have going on, when they told me that the EXACT same thing had happened to them, and they were totes blaming Melbourne too! We shared our craterface woes and gave each other advice on methods we had come across that were supposed to banish these awful monster pimples.
I have googled the crap out of these massive blind pimples, and everything I have read screams DON'T TOUCH THE DAMN THINGS! JUST LEAVE THEM BE! I know, I know, it's super hard to leave them be as it's so incredibly tempting to squeeze the crapolla out of them, but I have to keep reminding myself that if I do, it will lead to infection. And scarring. And plastic surgery. And World War 3 (maybe).
So. Noooo touchy touchy.
(Have I grossed you out yet on the pimple subject? Good.)
Anyway, last night I threw myself into Chemist Warehouse after work to see what they stocked, and I came across a lovely invention by Garnier which not only targets pimples, but deposits concealer at the same time. Genius!
And no, I was not paid, asked or given chocolate to write about this. I just think it's uber cool.
So anyway, that's daytime sorted. I needed to gather my army to attack these little red villains at night. I rummaged around my bathroom cupboards and found Proactive toner and moisturiser so I've been using that, although it leaves my skin feeling incredibly tight and dry which really sucks. I'm also hesitant to use anything too harsh as it tends to make my skin peel, which is not a good look. Apparently Tea Tree oil helps if you tip some on a cotton wool ball and hold it against the pimple, and my lovely readers also suggested Olay Acne Control Face Wash and Dermalogica Hydrating Mask to help with soothing your skin and preventing more acne from popping up to say hello.
Another thing that's supposed to help is pressing either a hot compress or a facewash wet with very hot water against the blemish to help draw out all the impurities. I'll definitely be trying this one tonight. I'm a little depressed about the lifespan of a blind pimple... I've read everything from a few days to a few weeks. Please please please be the former!
So, any more tips guys?
(It's OK,I'm done with the pimple talk for a bit. You can all come back now!)