pimples and scars treatment

United States
July 18, 2008 5:11pm CST
My friend told me lately that applying make up everyday is the effective way to reduce and stop pimples.( in her case it works) She said she tried several creams and medicine but none of them work out for her, she also told me that her scars were light now and gradually vanished! I have some scars in my right cheek when I had my pimples before and I was planning to try her suggestions.. I do apply make up like once a year during special occasion and for daily basis, Just a compact.. Before doing so, I am here trying to gather your opinion or personal experienced, For those who have the same problem as mine!What works best for your scars due to pimple?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Honestly, if the scars aren't too bad, then they will fade with age. I have a friend who had HORRID scaring due to acne, and had to have her skin "sanded" not once, but at LEAST 3 times that I know about. The first time was in 9th grade, again while she was still in high school. And I know she had to have had it done again because even by the time she was in college she still had bad acne. On the other hand, my sister had a few scars that you can't even see now, even when she doesn't wear makeup - she's now 50. I never had that bad pimples and if I ever had a scar from them, I couldn't find it now. The scar from the mole removed from my chin, that's another matter all together!
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• United States
20 Jul 08
HI Elic, you're lucky then..I have no pimples when I was in High School and College..It start after I was assigned one summer to help the recruitment team and it was dusty and hot and that entire 2 months..They are coming like a race..It's sad really!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
20 Jul 08
The trick is to keep your skin clean, things like hot compresses to open the pores, then clean and then cold to close them. The heat is opening them and the dust is getting them dirty - why you are getting them no doubt. This may be a case of wearing something to keep them from getting dirty in the first place. But be sure to clean your face really well before going to bed too.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
19 Jul 08
Hmmmm why girls are so much worried about it i know Mens have them too, but i never saw them so much worried can u share why
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi cupid, I do know why..LOL! I just want to get rid of it! LOL! Maybe because it's more appealing when the face is free from scars! Thanks for dropping!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
21 Jul 08
Hmmmm, u r right flaws less attracts much and u ned lesss time at make up as well Why dont u share ur Pic and Skin Take care
• United States
23 Jul 08
hahahhaha! I will soon! LOL!
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
19 Jul 08
well..my granny use to tell me when you have pimples and scars on your face you should drink one hot glass of milk with turmeric early in the morning and also I had seen my friend using turmeric as the face pack. Daily she would wear it and wash it off and lo!that works for her.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Turmeric? hmmm....that is new to me! I will search in on the web! I have not heard this before..Thanks for sharing!
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@brisk123 (2826)
• India
19 Jul 08
yes dear, there are lots of benefits of turmeric on skin.You can search on the net like you said.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Thanks brisk, I am working on my connection. way slow! Happy posting!
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@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
From my experience, I think what your friend told you is not ridiculous or totally unreasonable. I have pimples and scars on my face. Pimples start pop out since I was 12 and it never stop until now. The main cause of the pimples is due to hormone and also my hands which like to touch on my face and scratch on the wound. That's why there is always pimples grow and turn into scars, and before the scars go away, the new pimples pop up. However, when I am hardworking and apply make up, I will try to make sure my hands off my face as I do not want to mess up the beautiful make up. As a result, I seldom touch the wounds and they get to heal faster. With that the scars also go away easier. Besides, when I wear make up, I will make sure I clean my face thoroughly to avoid the pores from getting clog. With the 2 reasons above, the scars and pimples somehow get less. :)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Wow, thanks for this confirmation red! So, I am positive to try now..I will practice applying it! LOL!
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
There is no harm trying. :) Make up somehow will make you look prettier. When you are prettier, I am sure you will want it to last longer and so might sooner or later get rid of the habit to take your hands away from the face. ;p I think make up also motivate oneself. Remember, must use make up remover and facial cleaner to wash off the make up everyday. :) Wish you having beautiful day everyday!
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I have never heard of make-up helping with scars, but oil free make-up can help clear up some acne. I hope it works for you.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
atually oil free make up doesnt really help clear up acne but it doesnt cause acne or make it worse.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
ohhh...I see! I will be experimenting that loves..Thanks!
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi chabby maybe for oily face right? I have an oily face so maybe it won't work for me?
• United States
18 Jul 08
hey! the best wya to get rid of scars is to just leave them alone and they will diminish over the years/months! but you can also try natural remedies like honey, milk, egg, and or yogurt on your face for 4 minutes! as for makeup reducing pimples, i think your friends mean natural makeup, the more expensive makeup that don't clog. such as bear minerals! makeup from target or rite-aid is the one that causes pimples and sutff
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi life, thanks for this tips, I have not tried milk, honey and yogurt and egg..I will be experimenting this..LOL! I appreciate it!
• United States
19 Jul 08
ohh i tried the egg one it does work :)
• United States
23 Jul 08
That's great chabby! Thanks!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
well i am not a make up lover myself. i don't know why but maybe im just too lazy to put one and hate putting make up especially when it is hot. but sometimes when i feel like it i put on some. hmmm. i dont really have scars left by a pimple ive had weeks or months ago. all i wanted was to have a even skin tone. hope what you are about to do works and no reactions will occur.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Thanks skbh, I don't know really when will I start, I have no patience when it comes to this thing..LOL! Thanks for dropping!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
sure thing because you always do so.. and very well appreciated..
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
I don't think there is anything that will take the scars away so the only thing I think you can do is hide them with makeup. My daughter has some pretty bad scars on her chin from pimples and the only way she can cover them up so you can't see them very much, is with make up. She has tried so many different things that people have told her about but none of them work except make up. So if you only put on a little bit of powder on it should be good and cover up the most of them. Good luck to you, my friend.
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• United States
8 Sep 08
Thanks for sharing chris, I am very happy this time that it started to lessen or lighter, I follow the tips here like use only cream after washing the face, no more soap!
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 08
checapricorn try medderma its sold in all the various pharmacies and is made just for covering scars of all sorts. people who have used it tell me it does work. 'I have nofacial scars so have had no use for it but if I were you I would definitely try it, they say its not really expensive and it does really work mederma.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Ok Hatley, I will try to look for this product..I am actually writing it now in the paper! Thanks a bunch!
@chaitra001 (3278)
• Bangalore, India
21 Jul 08
hi you can try massaging fruits which contains citric acid like Oranges,Lemon and sweet lime. Consuming fresh fruit juices will also help you out. Always use natural and home remedies rather going for artificial makeup, though it might take some time to vanish scars but its a good and natural treatment for your skin.
• United States
22 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing chaitra! I will try that!
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
Hello checapricorn, I am lucky that I don't get pimples too often nowadays. The only time that I can get it is whenever I try new skincare product. I always be careful not to try anything that works on others. But last few years, my skin was very sensitive and I got pimples easily. I used different brands to reduce the redness as mine was always big and at the wrong place where it could be seen clearly from afar. Some worked and some not but not all the time the same product worked on my face. When I was in my 20's, I had a big scar on my left cheek. The doctor advised me to take Vitamin B Complex. The scar gradually vanished but the vitamin made me put on weight.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Really? Thanks for that gr8life, I want to try that vitamins wishing my scars will also vanished!
• United States
19 Jul 08
Wow. Makeup removing pimples and scars? That is new to me. I have never heard of that before. I just knew that that they were an effective way of covering up the problem, but not solving them. But hey, there is always exceptions to what we believe to be true.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi kray, I have not seen her also without those liquid foundation but as far as I can see, she has no scars and have a smooth cheeks..LOL! Maybe it really works for her, I am trying to analyze if I will give a try since I'm not used to apply make up really!
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
19 Jul 08
I think applying make up every day makes your skin worst that's what I feel in order to get exact solution for your problem you have to consult skin specialist who will actually look at your skin and suggest you some nice soap, cream and if needed they also will give you some tonic for your skin glowing.I suggest you to approach skin specialist as early as possible. I am sure your scars and pimples will go off. Take care!
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi Ashley, As much as I want that I can't do that this time..LOL! I am jobless and don't have budget for this stuff..I know they cost a lot of money! Thanks for helping though, I will consider this advice when I am financially ready!
@karjyo (830)
• India
19 Jul 08
I don't think applying make up is effective way to reduce or stop pimples. It will rather worsen the situation as your pores will be blocked. Just clean you face with a good cleanser or water.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi karjyo, That is also the advice of my husband..LOL! He is sometimes my adviser since he loves to read when I will ask him a lot..Thanks for sharing!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Jul 08
My face has been breaking out alot lately but I never get any pimples. It is just blemishes on my skin. It leaves scars sometimes also. I do not wear makeup but I have tried to do so in the past. Makeup made my skin break out even worse. I am not sure but I bet you have to use a special kind of makeup or something.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I stephcjh, Maybe really..She advised me of liquid foundation..I am still trying to figure out if I will give a try on it!Thanks for sharing!
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
Wow she must be really lucky then to have skin adaptable to make-up. It works the other way for me - frequent makeup gives me breakouts. My skin is so sensitive even applying hypoallergenic foundation/powder is a no-no. The only way my pimple scars heal is because I only trust my skin with a good dermatologist. Over the counter toners or what-have-you's just don't work for me.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi jolie, Lucky for you girl..I can't afford that...LOL! I know expensive stuff recommended by dermatologists are very effective but that is something that is beyond my budget! I am hoping some of the tips I gained here...Thanks for sharing!
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
19 Jul 08
Hello checapricorn, that is interesting, I am not sure if I have heard of make up reducing pimple scars. I use to apply make up everyday to work and unfortunately I did not notice my pimple scar reduce. However for the past four weeks I have been using Anti-aging Exlir day and night cream everyday from Avon. It does wonders, I have noticed pigmentation reduce, a cun spot that I have is reducing and a couple of pimple scars are reducing too. Plus it also makes my face feel firmer and fine wrinkles have dramatically reduced. Usually I don't believe in creams, but this one works, but it is expensive. It costs $79.95 but this month they have special for $59.95 and you get the night cream free. Check out www.avon.com if you are interested in this product. Let me know how you go with your scars by using make up, if it works I would love to know.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi kiran, I guess I can't afford this time..LOL!I wish I can...Anyway, I will take note of that and when I am financially ready, I will really get that..It's great that it works for you, actually, I have tried avon products before but only perfume and lotion! Thanks for sharing!
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
19 Jul 08
i don't know ,becuase i didn't deal with such things.i also have many scars but not caused by pimple,and is it also effecting to use your medicine?
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi fwangaa, I have not tried any medicine on it...I tried cream before but it didn't help me...Thanks for sharing!
@gne925 (80)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
hi! try applying whitening cream on the affected area every night before going to bed. then take daily dose of vitamins C and E.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Ohh..Thanks for that gne! That is maybe what I will focus..Vitamins! Thanks a lot!
• United States
19 Jul 08
ohh wow i dont think applying make up is an effective way to reduce pimples really thats just hiding them umm an effective way it to use anything with benzoyl peroxide it really does work.even using regular peroxide works.also i dont know if yall eard of this one but ummm dandruff shampoo works realli good. also dont put oily products on your face the best type and prefred type of lotion to use is aveeno becuase its oil free/scent free. well i hope i helped :)
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• United States
19 Jul 08
dandruff shampoo? wow! I will try that, thanks a lot for helping chabby!