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Darn Whiteheads!

I had an interesting zit recently (ok, today).  It started as one of those little bumps, just above my lip – and I hate when I get zits on my upper lip – it makes me feel as though greasy food is causing them or something. 

I thought it would just dry up and go away, but lo and behold, I woke up this morning to a whitehead!  Why do I sound surprised?  Because living with acne for so many years, I thought I really new my acne bumps by now, and this one looked to be a perfectly harmless, temporary bump that would go away instead of swelling into a whitehead, which is basically an infected zit which fills up with dead white blood cells (the pus that comes out of a whitehead – I know, gross). 

Of course, I expertly extracted the whitehead, and put some of my new Murad spot treatment on it.  Next I plan on washing it with either Murad wash or the zenmed stuff which I also like. 

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September 5, 2006 at 6:17 pm
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  • September 6, 2006 at 5:31 pmacneboy

    how do you get rid of whiteheads? i usually gently squeeze them and they look ok within 2 days, but is there a better way that’s still “manual”?

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