Zit Happens

When it comes to pimples, you take a hands-on approach. (Popping: disgusting and satisfying.)

The next time you’re tempted to squeeze, prod, and pick your face into an irritated mound, stop. Instead, use this gentler, smarter, at-home zit cream from Karen Axmaker, our favorite facialist at Sally Hershberger Face Place.

cotton swab
hydrogen peroxide
½ oz. powered oatmeal
½ T. fresh lemon juice
¼ c. egg whites
3 drops honey

1. Dab cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and cleanse the infected area. (This will keep the infection from spreading.)

2. Mix everything else in a small bowl.

3. Cover blemish with mixture and leave on for twenty minutes.

4. Rinse with warm water.

5. Store leftovers in fridge for up to one week. (Do not eat.) Apply twice daily until pimple disappears.

Okay, not nearly as fun as taking your angst out on an ugly zit. But at least it’ll keep your hands from getting dirty.

After all, that’s what got you into this mess in the first place.

Made a mountain out of a molehill? Call in the professionals. Sally Hershberger’s The Face Place, 425 West 14th Street, between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street, third floor (212-367-8200 or sallyhershbergerfaceplace.com).

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