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How to make a scab heal faster?

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
ok, here's a silly question. I just popped a pimple yesterday (sssshh...dont' tell anyone, i know i know...i'm not supposed to) and now it's left me this scab on my face ...I know it usually takes a while for the scab to just heal and peel off...but is there a way to make it peel off faster? I'm guessing no, but I guess a girl can hope **sigh**
post #2 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

John's dad swears by using pure Vitamin E on wounds... John said it does actually help them heal faster too... Maybe possibly hydrocortisone cream? Definitely leaving it alone
post #3 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

I pull it, lol I know I'm bad
post #4 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

just dab it wirh a little alcohol to keep it clean and some hydrocortozone..cant think of anything else...
post #5 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Neosporin (the cream one)
post #6 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Originally Posted by korina981 View Post
Neosporin (the cream one)
yup, ITA..works miracles! I have some on right now
post #7 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Ditto! Neosporin!
post #8 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Yup, neosporin, cover it with bandaid and Clean daily with alcohol
post #9 of 41
Thread Starter 

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

thanks, girls! i have some neosporin at home too so maybe will give that a try...you know what i noticed though...after i washed my face, the skin around the scab kinda dried up and starting shriveling ...and i can see that the skin around it is starting to flake...i think i'm gonna leave it alone for now and see if it starts peeling on it own....if not, i'm gonna try the neosporin! thanks again!!
post #10 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Emu and jojoba oils usually work miracles in the healing process - as does tea tree oil.
post #11 of 41
Thread Starter 

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

woohoo, it came off! it started peeling around the edges so i did the deed and peeled that sucker off! looks a little red so i put some neosporin on it! hey, it sure looks better than an ugly brown scab....
post #12 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Originally Posted by makeupchicky View Post
woohoo, it came off! it started peeling around the edges so i did the deed and peeled that sucker off! looks a little red so i put some neosporin on it! hey, it sure looks better than an ugly brown scab....
thx for the update, i use Neosporin too and it never fails
post #13 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Originally Posted by kam_621 View Post
Ditto! Neosporin!
absolutely the best

all natural - aloe vera
post #14 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

neosporin or emu oil is great for healing
post #15 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Originally Posted by korina981 View Post
Neosporin (the cream one)
I agree
post #16 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

I always use neosporin when I pop a pimple. I put it on right before bed. I use the clear one though, not the cream.

Im glad to see its worked for you!
post #17 of 41

Re: How to make a scab heal faster?

Originally Posted by Aquilah View Post
John's dad swears by using pure Vitamin E on wounds... John said it does actually help them heal faster too... Maybe possibly hydrocortisone cream? Definitely leaving it alone
I think the reason why the Vitamin E oil works is because it keeps the area moist.
post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by bluebird26 View Post

I pull it, lol I know I'm bad


does it leave a mark?

post #19 of 41

I used to have tons of acne scars. I always used lemon juice. I swear scars that used to last months dissapeared in a few days. Its cheap, natural, and it works.


Edited by TheBeautyFreak - 7/19/11 at 9:54am
post #20 of 41
Lemon juice works wonders for me!!
post #21 of 41
Hydrocortisone is definitely not for wounds. It thins the skin and doesn't promote wound healing at all.

Zinc oxide works wonders. It can just be patted on the area where the skin is broken. It's been used for a very long time for serious wound healing, including during the first world war. If it works for literal war wounds, imagine what it can do for just a pimple. I make my own salve with zinc oxide in it to help any breakouts heal up faster. It also works spectacularly on burns, cuts, scratches, etc. Mixing pure aloe with zinc oxide makes it work even better. And zinc oxide is stupidly cheap. It can easily be bought from companies like Coastal Scents, The Conservatorie, etc. It's also one of the main ingredients in mineral makeup.

I've tried emu oil and yes, it does work but I find it quite pricey. I had to order mine from Oklahoma because I couldn't find anything locally. But since I had it I did use it in my zinc oxide salve.

Oregano oil, the pure stuff, also works very very well. It's beyond potent, so be careful with it. Just dab a tiny little bit on any breakout or healing pimple. It kills bacteria, shrinks breakouts very quickly, and helps prevent scarring. This stuff is unbelievably strong, so keep it away from your eyes. Otherwise they'll be watering like crazy. This oil works really well on especially stubborn acne and on pimples which are very deep under the skin. If you put it on as soon as you feel a breakout coming on, it'll prevent it from even getting to the point of a full-blown pimple.

One other thing I've found works extremely well is pure oats. Just throw some in a coffee grinder and grind til they're a fine powder. Just a few seconds. Mix with a little bit of warm water or a good quality hydrosol to make a paste. Put a bit on your breakout/pimple/scabbed area of skin and let dry til it's completely crusted over. To remove, take a warm, wet washcloth, hold it over the dry mixture it's damp and then rinse it off. It sticks to the skin like glue so if you just try and peel it off it could hurt.
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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  

icon_lol.gif hope it helps!

post #23 of 41

I use Neosporin when I get scabs from pimples too. That product works well for so many skin problems - I make sure to always have some on hand. I try so hard not to pop pimples, but it's tempting!

post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by TeresaDouglas View Post

I use Neosporin when I get scabs from pimples too. That product works well for so many skin problems - I make sure to always have some on hand. I try so hard not to pop pimples, but it's tempting!



I agree, neosporin is amazing! 

post #25 of 41

wow-never knew about neosporin!  going out to get some now:)

post #26 of 41

I even use it on unpopped pimples...its antibiotic, so it helps heal them.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

I even use it on unpopped pimples...its antibiotic, so it helps heal them.



WHAT!?!
I'm so trying this!

post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by amoxirat View Post



WHAT!?!
I'm so trying this!



Yup it works better than any antiblemish I've tried, and I've tried A LOT of things.

post #29 of 41

no dont put a band aid on it it needs oxygen

post #30 of 41
Ok girls I have a issue I need help with!! I got bit on my left cheek this past saturday (don't ask) and I had massive swelling..tried to ice it didn't work so I decided to see a doctor. He prescribed some oral anti biotics and the swelling went down well so far. Its only been a day and a half..my concern is I noticed I was scabbing and the left side of my face felt really dry. I tried to cover with make up but it looked gross because of the scabbing from the bite..last night I put some aquaphor healing ointment and it felt a lot better..this morning it was a bit dry and I noticed as I was washing my face (very gently with warm water and soap) the scab were coming off on its own. Is this bad? Is the ointment working? Also I want to know what should I do to prevent the bite mark from leaving dark spots on my face please help!!!
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