Discovering a pimple or acne zit before a big presentation, or any other big event can be quite stressful for anyone. Don’t worry. Here’s a list of some easy home remedies to get rid of the little annoyances:
1. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes can be used to get rid of pimples overnight. Applying ice cubes diminishes inflammation and swelling, reduces redness and improves blood circulation. First, wrap the ice cubes or crushed ice in a clean piece of fabric or washcloth. Then, hold it on the pimple for a couple of seconds. Next, rest for a few minutes, and then reapply.
2. Natural Honey
Another method is applying honey. Take a cotton swab, dab it in natural honey, then put it on your pimple. Let it sit for no less than 30 minutes prior to washing your face with warm water.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice helps dry and diminish pimples fast. Take a cotton swab, dab it in fresh lemon juice and apply it to your pimple before you go to sleep. You can also apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your pimple overnight and wash with lukewarm water in the morning. However, it’s not recommended for sensitive skin.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is another pimple vanishing treatment. It helps reduce redness and inflammation.The antibacterial properties of the oil help fight the bacteria that cause pimples. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the tea tree essential oil and apply it to your pimple. Wash your face after 15 to 20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, tea tree oil is not recommended for you.
5. Apple Cider
Vinegar WashApple Cider Vinegar contains citric acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid found in many over-the-counter acne products. First, wash your face with water and towel dry. Next, mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water. Then dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it to your pimple. Leave the mixture on your pimple for no less than 10 minutes, or leave it on overnight.
Aspirin is another way to reduce the appearance of a pimple. It contains salicylic acid, the same ingredient in many topical acne products. First, crush the aspirin in a glass of water and make a paste. Next, take a cotton swab and apply the paste directly on your pimple. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse the paste off with warm water.
If you’re ever in need of a quick pimple fix before that big presentation or big event, don’t hesitate to try one these home remedies.