So as I’ve whined about almost incessantly over the past few months. My skin has fallen off the clear skin wagon. I have been eating better, exercising, taking better care of my skin…and this apparently triggered Cystzilla’s. I dunno, it’s just been awful and emotional…it could be do to the recent spike in hormones associated with Korean drama’s and my incessant crying while watching them. Like seriously, has anyone else watched “I Miss You”? Nonstop crying. Enough about Korean dramas…I might have to start another blog called Drama Nerd Marisha. Sounds catchy. On to the main event. Zits!
After lots of research I had come across a few articles online about using Vicks Vapor Rub on a cystic zit to help shrink or bring to head a stubborn under the skin pimple. I thought this sounded ridiculous and irritating , but the more I researched the more I read positive reviews. So after being sick of this trio of under the skin painful zits on the side of my jaw I decided to give it a shot. Success! The big ugly painful one had shrunk significantly and the other two had finally come to head. I was pretty shocked and stoked. But I still couldn’t believe it was the Vicks. It must have just been their time and it was a coincidence that I put Vicks on it. Well on the other side of my jaw ANOTHER 3 cysts from hell appeared. Awesome. And after a week of trying anything and everything (these zits have been here for two weeks now with no sign of going down) I tried the Vicks thing. Yup. It did it again. Two came to head and the big honking one went down significantly.
I don’t know how it does it. I mean in all probability it should irritate your skin right? Well the main active ingredients are actually not that bad. Camphor, Eucalyptus and Menthol…maybe not the best, but not as terrible as I thought from something that burns your eyes just from breathing it in. I have no idea how this works. It could have something to do with the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties it has. Which is cool. I don’t know. So onto my warnings. DON’T APPLY ALL OVER YOUR FACE YOU IDIOT! Don’t think “oh, if this worked for Beauty Nerd Marisha, this has to work for me, if I just apply it all over my face at night I’ll never get a pimple” Yeah no. This is to treat an already existing zit. This WILL not work as a preventative agent. Nor will this work on all kinds of zits or on everybody. I’m just desperate. And it actually worked. But only on those big painful suckers. When I tried it on my smaller zits it didn’t do anything.
So if you’re frustrated and in pain, and have tried everything to no avail this is worth a shot. I mean it can’t get much worse?