How Do I Get Rid Of Acne Once It Turns Into A Scab?


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Alex Wheeler answered
Scabs can look unsightly especially if you have a big night planned. Here are some tips of how to get rid of acne once it has turned into a scab.
First off, make sure the scab is completely dry and dab it if necessary. Once dry put moisturising lotion on it and wrap plastic around it over night. In the morning the scab should have disappeared. If it hasn’t, repeat the process.
With scabs on your face, here are a few more tips. Keep them clean; cleanse the area daily with some kind of anti bacterial soap. Check the affected area for infection (unlikely to occur from acne). Give the body lots of time to heal, it could take a long time for a scab to completely go away but keep checking for signs of healing. When a scab looks healed it is often safe to scratch or rub it off.
Make sure you do not pick a scab before it is ready to go and don’t use makeup to hide any scabs on your face left by acne. This stops them healing. Try not to wipe your face after washing it, instead pat it dry with a towel (doing this stops the skin from splitting).
If you are having recurrent problems with spots it might be a good idea to speak to a dermatologist as they can give you expert advice and provide medication or chemical peels if necessary.
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Hiya Hun, I had a spot on my face by my chin for about 3 weeks and it just wouldnt go away! I got so annoyed at it that I just picked  @ it and it became a scab! 3 weeks later the scab had still not gone! I tried toothpaste and tht was the worst mistake as it made it go dry and wrinkly and made it look even worse! I eventually put antiseptic cream on it every morning and before I went to bed I used sudocream! It reduced the scab overnight and it had completely gone in 5 days of putting sudocream on it! Take this advice and DO NOT use tooth paste otherwise you look like a 90 yrs old! Lol! Good luck! Xxx
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I've learned that Vaseline works really well on scabby pimples. Its made to moisturize dry skin but at the same time to heal cuts, scrapes, and scabs. Just wash your face twice a day, apply oil free moisturizer, then put a dab of vaseline on your scabbed over pimple. It works really good if done before bed.
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kate answered
NO!  Don't use toothpaste because it dries your skin out and makes your face peel at pints like on your nose chin and forehead and you get red patches too ..  Use sudocreme lol  it says on the tub sutible for acne too,  I'm  15  so prone to teen-zone spots  but I put sudocreme on my face everynight before I go to bed and underneath any make-up I wear (its a good base)  and  I rarely get any spots.. If I do they're gone the next day... So I would give that a shot if I were you, as it will heal your spots overnight and fade the scab making you less likely to pick them too!

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Anonymous answered
Hi! I'm 11 years old getting pre-teen acne and it sucks because I have huge blemishes and you just want to  pick at them but never ever ever pick at them. Ive tried an acne cream called terminator 10 on the scabs with no luck and I was so desperate I even tried my eczema cream, cortizone 10 on them put it did nothing but turn my unscabbed pimples into blackheads. Wash your face daily with soap and if you have bangs make sure there clean because oily bangs can cause forehead acne. Before you go to bed every nite put sudocreme on your scabs and never ever ever ever ever use toothpaste because it would be like slitting your wrists in a shark tank- the smell of blood would cause a frenzy! And remember: Never ever ever ever ever ever pick at them! Ever!
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Anonymous answered
This will solve a scab every time: Steam your pores by standing over a teapot of boiling water. Don't burn your skin but make sure you sweat as much as possible. The scab will sweat off. Follow the steaming by applying a washcloth of hot water to the scab and then cover the spot with vitamin e. Good luck!
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Hi. I'm 11 and I have pimples on my nose. The other day I washed my face and used some toner but I washed my nose really hard to get the dirt and puss out of my pimples and now they are scabby and yuck! I was picking and squeezing my pimples to open up my pores and clean out but it just made them worse! My nose looks disgusting and I don't want anyone to see it. Hopefully by time your pimples will clear up! Don't worry your not alone!
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If you wash your face with clearskin by avon this will help all of your issues. Before you go to bed you need to wash your face with clearskin and warm water. After you do this you need to wash the scabs with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. When you wake up in the morning it is going to look like you can pull the scab off do not do that what ever you do (it will leave a huge scar thrust me I found out the hard way). Apply a small amount of poly sporran to the scabs and only the scabs if you apply it anywhere else you will have a bigger problem then you started out with.

Hope it works for you
Benjamin Kim Profile
Benjamin Kim answered

Get yourself a product including Salicylic acid. This costs like 10€ in a pharmacy and will last you some time. Personally I apply this while showering on my upper back but you could also use it similiar to a face wash, depending in your problem zone.

Then get you a prescribtion for a product including Zinc acetate as a topical. (at least you need a prescribtion for this in Europe). You could add zinc as a supplement (pills).

If this is not working (and I promise it will). You would have to go for harder stuff like retinol creme.

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David Inesta answered

Eat healthy. 2. Wash your face at-least 3 times daily. 3. Use lesser chemical products on your skin as they clog pores unnecessarily 4. If you put on make up, check it's compatibility with your skin. 5. Go natural. There are a lot of Ayurvedic medicines for acne like Evergel 90 by Prakruti JiyoFresh. Here you came to know that How to get rid of pimples? There are also various home remedies for acne to get rid of pimples or acne instantly.

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Logan answered
I picked a pimple right on my chin and the next day when I woke up it was a BIG UGLY NOTICEABLE scab!!!!! Is there a way I can get it off overnight without buying anything. I would love to have it gone before school tomorrow. I need help FAST!!!!

(oh and by the way it is 10:02 pm and will be in bed around 11:00-1200, so if you can help I REALLY need it!)
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I had a few small spots in a circle on my cheek, I rubbed at them with clearasil until they turned very dry and have turned into a scab. How do I get rid of the scab as the rest of my skin is perfect and this looks horrible! PLEASE HELP

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