HSC’s Top Ten List Ed. #11: pickypicky!

Hello Fellow Popologists and New Popheads!

Mmm, can you smell the earth, reawakened and unfurling her green fingers towards the sun. Spring is one of my favorite seasons! Especially since we are out of the “Mud Season” which occurs between Winter and Spring. Although it does bring with it this urgent need to work work work, reorganizing your house, your life, and the lives of everyone around you… lol, well, maybe that’s pushing it a bit.

I used to really love a certain day years back in Portland, called “Spring Big Trash Day.” Every building and house in the city was allotted so many large items they could put out for curbside pick-up. Of course, over 50% was picked up by people who needed a newer couch, table, or if handy enough, a dresser that needed more than just a little TLC. It was a sad, sad year when the City announced that there would be no more “Big Trash” days. Which, of course, backfired… now residents simply took their big items a couple of streets over in the dark of night, and then ran home quick as bunnies (usually sweaty bunnies, after the heavy lifting.)

So, it became catch as catch can to find treasures from trash. Kinda like our recent “pus drought”. But I believe, just as the rains of Spring feed the blooms of Summer, we, too, will be rewarded. In the meantime, enjoy another wonderful Guest Top Ten List! A personal thanks to pickypicky for the short time it took her to craft this great collection, and give everyone a nice round out to the week. Enjoy, everyone, and Happy Spring Cleaning!!

POP ON!
~ H.S.

PICKYPICKY’S TOP TEN!
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Hey there, PTZ friends and neighbors!! Call me Picky…because I am. I’m the kind of wife and mom who lies in wait behind furniture, waiting to hit my long-suffering family members with a flying tackle at the very suggestion of a blocked pore. My children haven’t even hit **ZIT**rty yet, and I’m scouting the Forever-Pimples they harbor (I live for these and my husband gets them sometimes- I’m thrilled that my daughter seems to have inherited this lovely tendency!) I love the fact that my parents are entering that later phase of life that lends itself to blackheads and cysts, and I’ve already put bids in to film squeezes that have yet to form.

I’m the member of my family who gets pulled into the other room at Thanksgiving, only to be told to “have a look at THIS- I knew that YOU would want to get ahold of THIS one!”

And, they’re always right.

I knew I was pretty far gone when I learned that one of my coworkers (years ago) harbored a LOVELY sebaceous cyst in the middle of her back. It was bothering her, and trying to keep my glee from being TOO obvious, I offered to make the ultimate sacrifice and squeeze it for her.

IT WAS AMAZING. IT WAS BREATHTAKING. IT TOOK 3 PAPER TOWELS TO CLEAN UP.

However, I was a lost cause from that point. Like a junkie needing a fix, whenever I’d see her at work my eyes would start to dilate, and my fingers would twitch. I started compulsively asking, “So, you need me to squeeze it again?” If only I had known about PTZ those years ago, I’d have had a couple 5 star originals to share.

Little did I know there was a WHOLE COMMUNITY lurking in the shadows of the Internet, just waiting to welcome my pickypicky fingers with open arms! When the “Two Girls, One Cyst” video went viral, I saw it on FaceBook, and I must have watched it 12 times in the same day. Until that fateful vidoe, I never realized there were zit vids…I snuck onto the computer in the middle of the night so no one would catch me, watched it over and over again, then started searching, and found my way to PTZ.

I love being a part of this PTZ community- PTZers rock! I have finally come out of the Zit Closet- And my family is happy, too- now instead of picking on them, I just log on and view my favorites again…and again….and again….
So here are some of my favorites for the Pickster’s Top Ten!

1. The Weight of the Pus on my Shoulder- parts 1 & 2
I have watched and rewatched this video until my eyes crossed. If it was a VHS, I would have worn the tape out. This has to be the all-time winner (in my book) for pure pus awesomeness- it’s gooey, it’s everywhere, it’s GREEN, and it just keeps coming! How his girlfriend could stand back and let all this fun happen without her, I’ll never understand. Cute guy, in underwear, and huge abscess. It doesn’t get much better than that. It could, quite possibly, be utter relationship perfection.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2010/11/the-weight-of-the-pus-on-my-shoulder/

2. Painful Cyst Removal- Sebaceous Cyst Removal from Back-Done in Home-Alabama Style
It was everything I thought it would be, and more. I wanna have coffee with this guy’s sister. I thought the hole looked like a tiny little mouth urping all over the place. Just when I thought it was done, its gag reflex would kick in and spew more pus. It was like me in college, discovering the vital difference between beer and malt liquor.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/09/painful-cyst-removal/

3. Sebaceous Cyst Exploding
How I LOVE this lady’s disgusting grandson. I love him so much, that if he gets a lot of these, I might consider bigamy…maybe not bigamy, but at least some sort of property rights on his abscesses. This was a mega pus fountain. It was the gift that kept giving, and giving, and giving…loving ALL over the replay.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2007/08/sebaceous-cyst-exploding/

4. Jaw Full
Thank you, pus-face John, and his dear friend Vernon, holder of the camera for the filming of this lovely pus ker-pow.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2007/02/jaw-full/

5. Ear zit blaster- just awesome- steak knife involved
This is just some good old-fashioned family fun right here. Who needs Parcheesi when we’ve got ZitCheesi?
https://www.popthatzits.com/2008/01/ear-zit-blaster-just-awesome-steak-knife-involved/

6. 3D Neck Cyst Action
Dayum. I mean, DAYUM.
First I kind of wondered if this might have just been a gland swelling, but we got some SERIOUS pus action happening here! In all its fantastic, gooey, yellow fabulousness! One good slice, one good squeeze, and this darling man’s neck friggin EXPLODES. What more could a girl ask for? Oh yeah- perhaps to be the one to get the four finger squeeze on that sucker. I better put on my dollar-store poncho first, though. Unfortunately, the Original posting of this video came in two parts, but YT pulled them both, and so far I can only find this half.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2010/12/3d-neck-cyst-action/

7. Piles and Piles of Pus
I really think this pus looks like a bee-yoo-tee-full Pus Flower springing out of his back. Somebody shoot that screamer, please, she’s ruining this beautiful moment. I think perhaps she thinks she’s protecting her stellar reputation as the epitome of femininity, but we know what’s really going on here. She’s faking that scream so people won’t be appalled at how much she’s really enjoying this pus fiesta. At least there’s one guy in the audience who admits how much fun he’s having- I’m with that dude! I’d be wrestling the Tube Top Doc for the rights to squeeze this!
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/10/piles-and-piles-of-pus/

8. Cease and de-cyst
OOOOh, no, that’s no boil, campers. That’s a lovely, gunky sebaceous cyst. The kind that I live for. The kind that make my fingers itch. The kind that, if I could only encounter one again, I’d film beautifully, with a tripod, using a four finger squeeze hold and I would linger on the final product. No Hyper Wiper would DARE to come within a thousand feet or they would risk a maiming. I would duct-tape the mouths of all squeaky, screechy witnesses.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/10/backyard-surgery-cyst-removal-cease-and-de-cyst/

9. Shoulder Fountain/Susan’s Infection Draining Operation
I’ve always enjoyed this one, mainly because Susan seems to have a sense of humor, and a fun accent to go with. I regret that we never got to see the one on Johnny’s **ZIT**, though.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2010/02/shoulder-fountain/

10. Pete Popped a Pustulant Pimple
I LOVE it when a lump goes right down to **ZIT**y. I wish I could have had a go…but it didn’t put me off my two-minute noodles, it just made me want some more.
I hope they didn’t feed it to the cats.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/10/pete-popped-a-pustulant-pimple/

Until we meet again, my friends… see you in the pages and POP ON!!!

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  • 8 Effortless Home Remedies To Treat Acne Scars

    If there is anything worse than acne, I think we can all agree its the scars these pimples leave. Those who suffer from frequent acne breakouts tend to have a cluster of scars on their face that just look plain ugly.

    A lot of people don't know these, but you can actually do a few things to your face that can help reduce the appearance of these scars. If you're not a fan of getting expensive laser procedures, then we recommend trying these 8 effortless home remedies to treat acne scars.

    The 8 Best Home Remedies To Treat Acne Scars

    I guarantee that you that your kitchen already has the perfect solution for acne scars. If you've never tried home remedies before, you're in for a surprise! These are not only easy to make but are also quite effective.

    Coconut Oil

    Any oil that is rich in omega fatty acids works great for your skin by penetrating and moisturizing it so the natural glow is restored.

    However, when it comes to fatty acids, nothing can beat the good old coconut oil. It is recommended by the most renowned beauty experts for daily use.

    The best way to use coconut oil is to simply dab a bit under your eyes, bare brows, lips, or anywhere else where there are signs of acne scars. Do this in the morning and you'll have naturally fresh looking skin all day.

    But be warned, use coconut oil exclusively on areas where you want it to do the treatment. If you end up using it too much on the skin, it could actually end up causing an acne breakout.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple Cider - One of the best home remedies to treat acne scars
    Apple Cider - One of the best home remedies to treat acne scars

    Apple cider vinegar has long been considered as an all-rounder natural ingredient that can deal with a variety of skin problems.

    When it comes to treating acne scars, just mix it with a bit of honey and let the mixture stay there for around 10 minutes. Now apply the mixture on the affected area. Do this for at least three times every day for best results.

    And if you suspect a pimple is growing, take a Q-tip and soak it in the mixture mentioned above and then dilute it with water and dab it on the pimple. This may sting a bit but it will help reduce the redness and will stop the whiteheads from forming.

    Honey

    Honey has a natural moisturizing effect which helps in the stimulation of tissue regeneration. This makes it one of the most popular ingredients to add into your skincare drawer.

    Just try your best to find darker honey because the darker it is, the more medical properties it has.

    You can also mix honey with cinnamon and use it as a renewal treatment. It will keep your skin smooth and clear.

    Essential Oils

    There are many essential oils that can help with acne scars. But the type of essential oil you'll need depends on the kind of scar you are dealing with.

    If ever in doubt, you can mix a bunch of essential oils and use them as a treatment too.

    For example, try mixing neroli oil with apricot, rose, and lavender oil and you'll have yourself a gentle daily moisturizer. Use it regularly to heal any acne scars.

    Turmeric Powder

    When it comes to home remedies to treat acne scars, nothing can beat turmeric.

    Turmeric is great for acne scars because it is loaded with curcumin, a compound having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The two help reduce the production of melanin which can often darken your scars.

    The powder can also help with discoloration and return the skin glow. Since it is antiseptic, it will also smooth your skin without any irritation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCsr0uCMJM8

    Try mixing turmeric powder with a bit of honey. Just add equal parts of each and keep the mixture for about 20 years. Form a paste and use it as an exfoliate. Now peel this paste and you'll have removed dead skin cells!

    Aloe Vera

    One of the easiest to make home remedies to treat acne scars is using Aloe Vera. It is common knowledge that scars only heal when you provide enough moisturizing to them. As it turns out, Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer with soothing properties.

    The many antioxidants in Aloe Vera also help in reducing swelling and redness. And the natural astringent present within the plant also helps to remove excess oil and dead cells from the skin.

    There is no special recipes or mixtures involved. Simply scrape the leaf of the gel and apply it on the affected area. Let it rest for a bit and rinse!

    Baking Soda

    This may come as a surprise, but baking soda can help treat acne scars. It has the power to balance your pH and acts as a natural exfoliator.

    Applying baking soda on your skin will eliminate any dead cells, leaving your skin feel refreshed. As a bonus, it won't even damage the skin around the scar.

    Simply mix one part of baking soda with two parts of water and make a paste. Scrub it on the area and rinse it thoroughly after a minute or two.

    Onion Extract

    Onion extract reduces the appearance of acne scars

    This isn't quite a popular home remedy to treat acne scars, but it works quite well. If you don't mind a little sting, then give it a shot, it is surprisingly effective!

    Onion extract contains bioflavonoids such as kaempferol and cepalin. This makes it perfect to reduce the appearance of scars on your face. But you'll have to use it daily for at least a week to see visible improvement.

    Onion extract can also help you prevent future acne breakouts by reducing the inflammation, redness, and soreness on the skin.

    Conclusion

    Our skin constantly has to fight against environmental stressors and other lifestyle changes we make. Using these home remedies to treat acne scars can at least help you fight back this common problem.

    Try all of these one-by-one and give every treatment a chance to show results before moving on to the next.

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