Thursday, April 8, 2010

Acne Cream to the Rescue!

If you have little girls in your house like I do, I bet they have or will love American Girl Dolls at some point. Perhaps you are in college now but have an American Girl Doll that you once treasured. These dolls are truly heirloom quality dolls and provide many years of fun and enjoyment to young ladies.

Alexia is particularly fond of American Girl dolls and treats them very well. She'll change their outfits to coordinate with her own and is careful not to mess up their hair. Imagine her distress when she found poor Molly with pen on her face. She was drawing (don't ask me why she was using pen, on her bed, close to her precious Molly) and accidentally wrote on Molly. The mark was not large, but it was a blemish on the doll's face.

After trying to remove the mark with soap and water to no avail, I discovered the secret.

Acne cream with benzoyl peroxide 10%

We used Clean and Clear acne cream to remove the pen mark from Molly's face. It worked like a charm. Apply a small amount of the cream to the pen mark and place in the light (although not directly in the sun) for a few hours. We were careful to place Molly on a plastic tarp on the deck so that she would not get damaged. The first application removed the ink almost entirely, but the mark was still faint. I re-applied the cream and left in the light for about 2 more hours and was thrilled to find a blemish-free doll! Alexia was so happy that she cried! She told me that she was going to be extra careful with her dolls from that day forward.



xoxo

13 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! You should market this to AG! I loved American Girls when I was little and I still have everything packed away at home!

    mFw

    PS I recently started a blog and posted what my Pink Swap partner sent a couple days ago!
    prissyandpreppyflamingo.blogspot.com

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  2. And look how clear Molly's Complexion is!

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  3. Hmmm, that is a bit scary that that works so well! I am SO allergic to benzoil peroxide, but I'm glad Molly has been saved. ;)

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  4. Loved the American Dolls. My daughter got a Bitty Baby by the same company, and I think she's so precious that I haven't given her to my daughter, for fear that she's not old enough to take care of her yet...haha!

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  5. How on earth did you know this??? You amaze me! (In a good way :)

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  6. Going straight to the store and buying a lifetime supply! My Ittybit has the bitty baby and drew on her face! Thought I was going to have to buy her a new one. How in the world did you discover this?!

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  7. Oh the wonderful memories I have with my American Girls! I was fortunate enough to attend a tea luncheon with one of the first authors of the books when I was little, and I kept saying it was the best day of my life! :) I can't wait to pass all of my dolls, furniture and accessories down to daughters or nieces one day. What a great tip to keep in mind--thank you!

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  8. My daughter loves her AG dolls, too! Who knew about the acne cream?!

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  9. OMG this is the coolest fun fact I have learned all week! Hooray for Molly, thank goodness you're back to your beautiful blemish-free self!! :) XOXO

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  10. I discovered that the cream had bleaching properties after a pajama shirt got bleached. . . don't ask!

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  11. Great tip, Bethany ... I am passing it on to my goddaughter's mother. I have already bought her a bitty baby, the bitty baby twins, and the 'just like me' dolls and she is just five ;). Many more to come too ...can you tell I don't have daughters??! ;)

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  12. I love American Girl dolls! I had Felicity and my sister had Molly. What a great solution to fix poor Molly's face! Otherwise she might have had to go to the American Girl Doll Hospital :)

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  13. Too funny!

    We gave our little girl her first American Girl doll for her first Christmas...of course she can't really appreciate her yet (although she was very gentle w/ her!), but I wanted her to have the 2009 doll for the year she was born. I'm tempted to go ahead & get a 2010...& 2011...then when she's old enough to start asking for them & wanting them, I'll have already started the collection.

    I loved the American Girl dolls & paper dolls when I was a little girl, too. =)

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