No matter what type of pimple or blemish may come your way, Dr. Heather Rogers has you covered. Here are the tried and true tips to healing your skin like a pro.
Red, Deep & Tender Pimples
- Do not squeeze or pop - This will lead to scarring.
- Take ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
- Use a warm washcloth to bring the blemish to the surface.
- Visit your dermatologist for a kenalog injection to diminish the appearance and heal quickly.
- If occurring frequently (5-7 a month), talk to your dermatologist about starting an oral medication.
- You can pop these with clean hands and a clean needle. Poke a hole at the base of the zit and gently squeeze with tissue paper.
- If there is bleeding, apply a cold washcloth to help it stop.
- Cover with a pimple patch to continue to draw out the remaining fluid.
- Incorporate a product that promotes cell turnover into your nighttime routine like tretinoin, retinol, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid, on a regular basis.
- Apply a charcoal or clay mask to the affected area once a month or as often as once a week, depending on how oily your skin is.
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