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Recently I've developed a rather annoying and large pimple on my chin. It's one of the ones that hides deep in your skin and is fairly painful. I don't get these often, but when I do they're bad. I've been putting benzoyl peroxide on it almost every night I go to bed for the past two weeks.

...And it has done nothing to help but make it red and noticeable. Last night, I was fed up with and decided to just let it be. I washed my face with soap and decided if it wanted to stay on my face, I couldn't do anything about it. I woke up this morning and it didn't go down in size, but it did hurt less. I had also developed one on my forehead and that one went down from not having any chemicals on it.

It seems like chemicals just irritate the skin and make pimples more inflamed. Should I just wash my face with soap and let them die out on their own? How have you dealt with your pimples?

Bri Luginbill asked this
July 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM



One thing that always seems to work for me is letting the pimple dry out. I don't know if you have heard of the toothpaste trick. If you put some toothpaste on the pimple over night, it will dry it out. I have tried it a few times and have had great success.

Kara answered
August 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Wow, I've never heard of that! I will have to try that. You are so right about letting it dry out. I worked at a summer camp for a week and we were outside in the sun all day. By the second day, it had dried out! It was a relief to have it finally gone.

Bri Luginbill answered
August 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM

enough of. Sometimes I'll get headaches three or four times a week, and it can be exhausting - especially since I'm

Julin answered
January 18, 2012 at 2:56 AM
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