I use a salicylic acid gel on my zits. I have pretty good skin but I always get 1 large whitehead at a time. I will put heat on it, pop it with a sterile needle and put the gel on. I realize that maybe the gel doesn't help at all and I was throwing money away.
So I try a little acne cream that has benzoyl peroxide in it instead. The first time I used it on my zits it cleared it right the fuck up. No popping needed. AND THEN for some fucking reason I rubbed it in like a lotion around the problem area.
So it burnt me good. I looked like I had a sunburn on my chin only. I've been putting aloe and vitamin E cream on it, and it's healing slow. I'm on day 3 of the burn and the redness has gone down and my skin isn't as shiny. It hurt and itched so bad but today it's just a little irritated. Thank god I didn't try it close to my wedding. It worked well but only with a TINY amount. And maybe not several days in a row.
What the fuck was I thinking? I know better.
Tell me your stupid beauty fuck-ups so I feel less stupid.