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    Hi guys,
    I generally get spots but they are normall small and pass quite quickly, however, i woke up this morning and i had a huuuuuge spot near my nose, in fact its like a second nose! i always use clearasil face wash but somehow this got thru. Neway, i decided to place the face wash on the spot directly as a cream to see what happens and then wash it off later on. However, after about 2 minutes it started itching and slightly burning, then after a few minutes it stopped. Is it bad to use the face wash as a cream? am i making things worse?
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    clearasil = no, its crap.

    put toooth paste on it before you go bed and itll go
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    doesn't that cause bigger problems cos it dries the skin?
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    does that really work? i've heard it but never tried. what kind of toothpaste, your average colgate?
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    lol yes it does work, something in it absorbs grease, so it can dry your face out but youu dont cover your face in it jus a very small dab on the spot. and whitening toothpaste makes you shine more :rolleyes:
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    yer I heard that the toothpaste thing doesnt actually work because of the sugar in it. I wouldnt leave the face wash on though either, it wasnt designed for that and probably will do little and clog your pores. Try Witch Hazel of something like that.
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    yes you do, what about blue toothpaste :confused:
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    You shouldn't really use a face wash for a cream - get a cream to do a cream's job. Mixing up the products rarely gives good results.

    Toothpaste has always worked for me. Just a dab of the old colgate (or any toothpaste, any colour or type) before I go to bed. Just plonk it directly on the spot. Yes, toothpaste can dry your skin, but if you put it on the spot it will dry the spot out - which is a good thing. It shrinks it, reduces redness and grease, and also makes it far easier to apply concealer. Problem solved.

    BUT. For some people toothpaste will not work, because it reacts badly with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, it will only make things worse. A way to test is just put a dab of toothpaste on the back of your hand, and leave it for a while. See if it starts to go red, or if it itches.
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    What face wash is actually good for preventing spots? I don't get many but it would be good to know.
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    lemon juice, it really does work try it on a cotton wool pad.
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    (Original post by supertramp)
    What face wash is actually good for preventing spots? I don't get many but it would be good to know.
    St Ives Apricot Scrub.
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    (Original post by dh00001)
    clearasil = no, its crap.

    put toooth paste on it before you go bed and itll go
    i find clearasil crap too.
    one of them dried my skin out sooo bad...it did stop the spots but then my skin started peeling
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    I like to use Clean and Clear face wash and moisturiser on my skin which I find good, although the thing that keeps my skin looking at its best is drinking loads of water. Honestly it makes such a huge difference.

    Also I like to use a face pack about once or twice a week to keep my skin in good condition.
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    argh don't use toothpaste EVER! It chemically burns, as does clearasil if you have sensitive skin. I use stuff by Avene, it's quite expensive but calms the skin and def works. You could try sudocrem too, that's always been good for me cos it's an antiseptic
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    (Original post by Undercover Angel)
    argh don't use toothpaste EVER! It chemically burns, as does clearasil if you have sensitive skin. I use stuff by Avene, it's quite expensive but calms the skin and def works. You could try sudocrem too, that's always been good for me cos it's an antiseptic
    I second that. If toothpaste doesn't have baking soda in it, and even if it does- toothpaste irritates your skin bad.
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    (Original post by friendsfreak88)
    I like to use Clean and Clear face wash and moisturiser on my skin which I find good, although the thing that keeps my skin looking at its best is drinking loads of water. Honestly it makes such a huge difference.

    Also I like to use a face pack about once or twice a week to keep my skin in good condition.
    I drink absolutely loads of water and my face looks awful.
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    (Original post by Undercover Angel)
    argh don't use toothpaste EVER! It chemically burns, as does clearasil if you have sensitive skin. I use stuff by Avene, it's quite expensive but calms the skin and def works. You could try sudocrem too, that's always been good for me cos it's an antiseptic
    And what do these things mean? You sound like an advert.
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    If you have a problem with spots go to your GP and he'll prescribe antibiotics, probably a tetracyclane. But if its not that bad to warrant it, jst use make up or whatever.
 
 
 
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