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How To Get Rid of Pimples on the Chin

Treat Chin Acne in Two Simple Steps

If back acne is bacne and bum acne is ass-ne, I wonder what the nickname for pimples o' the chin is? Perhaps you're plagued with these completely irritating chin spots, which rear their ugly heads, oh, about once a month. I, for one, am one of these people. Fret no more. Dr. Adrienne Denese, who has her own skin care line sold through QVC, has a wonderfully easy tip on treating this type of pimple problem.

The best way to treat hormonal acne is: put some over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on the spot. (If you have access to prescription strength, it works much better). Cover it with a circular Band-Aid overnight. The Band-Aid coverage is the most critical part, so do not skip it. By the morning, the redness will be significantly better due to the anti-inflammatory effect of the hydrocortisone. Do not repeat it for more that two to three nights at the most because it can thin the skin in the long run.

I have to admit, I've been known to bandage up at night to protect my pillowcases from pimple cream marks and/or inadvertent bleaching. Will you try Dr. Denese's cost-effective method?


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smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 8 years
my bday/grad weekend is coming up in a week and i've got a terrible case. HELP!
reactionary reactionary 8 years
hey bella - can you give us some advice on LIP pimples? i get them like clockwork at that time of the month, at the edge of my top lip, around the little cupids bow part, and they scar something awful. and they're also definitely pimples, not herpes or anything.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
re: cleaning your cellphone -- a wetnap is the best thing! whenever i come across some, i pocket them for future cell phone cleaning.
Rubita Rubita 8 years
Hey you all with the reaction to the could actually be an allergy/sensitivity to the latex in the bandaid. That's how I found out I was allergic to latex. It's a very common allergy to have.
pillowtalkk pillowtalkk 8 years
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh, and I'm also allergic to the adhesive on Band-Aids and get a weird rash from it, so I would never try putting one on my face!
emalove emalove 8 years
If I break out, it's ALWAYS on my chin. So annoying!
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
I wonder, does this only work on chin acne? I don't see why it wouldn't work in other places too.
katie225 katie225 8 years
wow, i'm glad i'm not the only one to have the once-a-month chin acne problem! does anyone else get them mainly as very deep, almost cystic acne? i'm on the pill, too, and i get them always around the end of my cycle. i wonder if they would be worse without the pill?
tglynn tglynn 8 years
I call them Chimples
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Clean your cell phones ladies!
wmoonw wmoonw 8 years
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 8 years
I did the same thing Mth_Grl.. a horrible rash that ended up scarring my brown skin. I still have the scar and it's taken years to lighten. I do not recommend doing this at all ..(my skin is combo btw)
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I never thought to cover up with a bandage. I'll have to try this!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I usually use a piece of tape which does the trick as well.
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