I wanted to share with you a couple of products that have personally helped me close up open wounds on my face and make them scab over so they can start to heal
I had a big "hole" on my forehead, a little bit bigger than a dime. It didn't seem to be drying up. You know how it is - slightly raised around the edges... doesn't form a hard scab.... if I squeezed it, that clear yellow liquid stuff would come out (gross, I know).... if I left i alone, it was just kind of this raised red mass with a defined edge. ANYWAY, I had a family member in the hospital and had to stay with him overnight. They had this antiseptic hospital soap in the bathroom, and I decided to wash my face with it since I didn't have any of my stuff with me. It pretty much IMMEDIATELY started to dry up and flatten out the wound. ** It is called CV Medicated Soap by STERIS. ** I think it really killed any infection that was keeping the wound from closing properly.
I googled it and bought it on healthykin.com, but it needed a few business days before it would arrive. When we got home from the hospital of course I didn't have this magic soap on me yet, and of course I decided to pick again.... we never learn do we?? And made it bad again. (It still wasn't as bad as before I used the CV soap, though... it was flatter than before and didn't ooze anymore, but I just had opened it up again and it had a slightly raised edge.) So then I remembered something else that has actually worked for me before... BENZOYL PEROXIDE. Specifically, ** AcneFree Terminator 10 Benzoyl Peroxide **.... comes in an orange box and you can pretty much find it at any CVS or Walgreens. Note that I have tried this trick with other 10% BP spot treatments and they do not work the same, ONLY this brand. I put a big glob on the wound at night and wake up with it completely dried out. The wound might have a white film over it when the BP dries, but I just wipe it off with something like witch hazel or just water. For me, usually one night of this stuff will dry it up enough to where I can put makeup over it.
I am a pro picker and have been doing this for years and these were the absolutely best methods I've tried so far. I hope either or both work for you!!! Please let me know if you guys have any questions.