Not surprising that this would help with drying out blemishes, considering it's an antibiotic ointment and blemishes are tiny infections, so.....good to know.
I have got to say that this stuff is amazing! I had a horrible zit on my lip that was making me feel self consious. I put on a little bit before going to bed and when I woke up it looked way better!! It had minimized it in size and it seemed like it was on its way to healing. This helps to heal those stubborn pimples that no matter what you do won't go away. Plus it is very cheap!
I wish I found this products few years ago, I could have saved my face from acne scars but I'm glad I found it now.every time I get a zit(mostly stupid whiteheads) I apply alittle polysporin and by the next day it would be gone or the least not as agrressive as it was when it first occured.I'M SO BUYING THIS STUFF FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
I love love love this stuff. It's a staple in my medicine cabinet. Even though I know it's horrible to do I still find myself picking pimples occasionally, and when I do this is the only thing that helps them heal fast and without scarring.
I bought this after reading the reviews about this working as a spot treatment for pimples. Well I just recently got THE worst pimple EVER and I needed something to get rid of it and FAST. Used this for three days and NOTHING. Not only that but it made the pimple more red and all flaky and dried up.. I'm not sure about healing pimples so it might work for you if you use it for that reason.... but for me it sucks!
Polysporin does work in my case, i've tried SO MANY products and remedies for my skin, but none of them seem to work.. But i came across Polysporin in a desperate need to clean up my skin, and it's definately working. I dont have much anymore, nothing my makeup won't cover. It's wway mooore appealing and i dont look at myself & think Bleh!
There's two positives to this product,
ONE. it does help an active pimple and prevent scarring. That's a plus.
TWO. Before applying makeup I put on polysporin and it evens out the look basically. so it's not so cakey, and more smooth. it works. you'd have to try it to see if it works best for your skin too! :) continued >>
HG product! Best used when you've just popped a pimple, leaving a bloody mess on your skin. And when you've just torn through your skin as you squeezed out a blackhead. First wash the wounds with only water, or use a minimum-ingredient cleanser like Vichy Calming Cleansing Solution. Massage this in for a few minutes. Leave it alone. It does feel oily for several hours, but it's all worth it when it leaves your skin healed. Squeezing blackheads and popping a pimple can lead to pits/depressions/holes in your skin. They may turn out to be permanent. Polysporin, when used immediately, pretty much will prevent that scarring since it provides a ton of moisturization (it contains white petrolatum) and infection-fighting ingredients.
I've used Polysporin on this squeezed out blackhead that was MASSIVE. There was some blood, since I've basically torn apart some of my epidermis. There used to be a hole. I massaged in a huge amount of Polysporin, and there's no permanent hole. In a few days, it will look like nothing's happened there.
I have generally good skin, but products and hormones cause the odd breakout. I use Saje products as a daily (Zit Zapper) and when I have a few zits, I after the initial breakout I alternate with polysporin and sudocrem as a spot treatment.
After I shower I simply rub some of this on leave it on for a couple hours, wipe it off and moisturize.
I swear by polysporin and sudocrem, which is great because they're both common household items and are great for other purposes (cuts, burns, rashes, ect.) and are totally within my college student budget. :)
Besides its use for cuts and small burns, like others have mentioned, this is great for pimples. I use the Polysporin triple antibiotic which has polymycin B sulfate 0.13%, bacitracin zinc 0.79% and gramicidin 0.03%.
I have just a few active (but healing) acne blemishes due to makeup that broke me out. I used this on the pimples and they healed much quicker than they would without polysporin. One thing I really hate is that dry ring that forms around a pimple when you wear makeup just to cover up that pimple (especially if you've used a drying agent such as benzoyl peroxide). When you use polysporin over the pimple it minimizes and pretty much makes that dryness disappear under the makeup. This should only be used as a spot treatment 1-3 times a day or a couple of times only if your entire face is red and dried out.
I am also taking a topical antibiotic for acne (clindamycin) so I use polysporin under the antibiotic, but use it over top of the antibiotic cream for the 2nd or 3rd daily spot treatmenet.
It cost me about $10 at wal-mart.
The absolute best at healing breakouts. It diminshes redness and heals. It can't be beat!