Although it’s tempting to try putting “some Windex” on zits, to emulate the technique of a beloved movie, BeautyStat community members pretty much tackle zits by any other effective means they can. Over 42% of community members take acne breakouts seriously, and say that the presence of zits makes them feel less confident socially. A member, Holly Ann Mesa, says, “I would cry if I saw a zit, but then I would clean my face very well and carry on or maybe wear my hair so it would be covered a little bit.”
So, what do community members really do to tackle a zit?
Cover it Up: 29% of the community opt for a quick cover up so they can carry on with their lives. Cara Sims says, “Try to cover it and then do not get too close when I talk to someone.” Given the flood of tinted moisturizers that have an acne component in them, this option is not surprisingly the first choice.
Drying Agent/Home Remedies: A surprising 17% of community members resort to home remedies for acne, and those treatments include toothpaste. But others resort to anything that has a drying component, including Mario Badescu’s Pimple Drying Lotion.
Avoid Popping: Many of BeautyStat’s community members say that the best thing to do is to avoid popping the zit. Wise words! Some do say that even though they’re averse to the popping routine completely, it unnerves them that the zit still remains for a while. One member says, “Sometimes popping it is the solution. I’ve tried the no-pop route and it will be there for a week…not a good look.
Read the rest of our report on Happi.com HERE.
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