You guys are amazing.
I had no idea there were so many home remedies for acne control.
Although I am still waiting* for my dermatology PA friend from college to weigh in here, (I’m sure she’s just busy seeing her actual patients right now. Whatever, like my giant pimple isn’t equally important.) I think you guys have me covered. Like a good concealer.
I wasn’t exactly clear in my original description of this unsightly blemish. My facial volcano is actually of the subterranean type, to stretch a metaphor long past its useful life.
Since it dwells far below the surface, there is no popping to be done here. It’s sort of like a round, smooth red polka dot. A HUGE one. Katy had it right–it’s the kind of blemish that needs a quick steroid shot, but since the last time I saw my dermatologist was before I carried a diaper bag, I kind of doubt he is holding an emergency appointment open for me, say, today.
So, I think my plan of attack is to use H&W reader suggestions to reduce redness and inflammation enough so that I can at least hold my head up when I get to Real Simple. The alternate plan is to find a giant, bulky turtleneck sweater that I can coyly tuck my chin into while talking to them.
Let’s hope for redness control. Keep your suggestions coming!
*I could, of course, check in with the dermatologist that lives ACROSS THE STREET, but she had to go and give birth this week. 🙂 Welcome, baby Avery!