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13 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples Fast
It happens to just about everyone at one time or another. You have an important date coming up – the prom, a wedding, a special presentation at work – and you wake up with a pimple. Not just any pimple, a large and very noticeable one that is impossible to miss. You try putting makeup on it but know it just looks like a large red blob of makeup making it even more noticeable than before. What should you do?
Here are 13 different natural products that have been proven to get rid of pimples in no time. See which ones work for you.
Honey has long been recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a natural antibiotic. It can moisturize the face and is often used in facial masks for just that reason. You can apply honey directly to the pimple or you can pair it with some cinnamon and let it set overnight. The honey will bring down the inflammation and get rid of the redness that is making the blemish stand out.
2. Tea Tree oil
This natural oil has antibacterial qualities and dries out whiteheads and pimples removing the redness and returning the skin to its previously smooth surface. Apply the Tea Tree oil to the blemish using a cotton ball. Let it stay on the surface for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Do not use this oil if you have sensitive skin.
Using ice to get rid of a pimple works best if a pimple is just beginning to break out. Take a piece of ice and wrap a paper towel around it so you can hold it on the pimple for several seconds. You can repeat this procedure as many times throughout the day as is comfortable. The ice will bring down the swelling and the oil from the breakout will dissipate.
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Using toothpaste to get rid of a pimple can work pretty fast. You have to use white toothpaste rather than a gel for it to be effective. Simply dab on some toothpaste directly to the pimple and let it set for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.
5. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has specific properties that make it an astringent so it will dry up any of the oil that may be building up creating the pimple. All you have to do to end the life of your blemish is apply straight lemon juice to the area with a cotton swab.
While this method has been proven to work, you may have to find a way to eliminate the odor from the garlic after you apply it as a treatment. It has been found that garlic helps to reinforce the cells and is an excellent antibacterial killing any bacteria that had a part in creating the pimple. Just cut a clove of garlic in half and rub one part of it onto the blemish. Let it set for five minutes before you wash it off. You can repeat this treatment several times throughout the day.
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7. Aloe Vera
This is one plant you should invest in and at least have handy in case you get burned. The healing qualities of the Aloe Vera plant cross over into getting rid of pimples in a hurry as well. Just snap open one of the leaves and gently rub the gel onto your blemish. Keep it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. You will find the gel has reduced the irritation and redness almost immediately.
8. Olive oil
If you apply olive oil to a recent breakout you can eliminate any scarring that may have occurred. Just take a little olive oil and with your finger and massage it into the scarred area. Next, take a washcloth and run it under warm water. Place the washcloth on the area over the olive oil so it can warm it and let it calm the scarred area down. You can wash off the skin after a couple of minutes and blot to dry.
Most people have a bottle of aspirin in their medicine cabinet so you won’t have to invest in any extra products for this application. Take one aspirin and crush it up. Mix it together with a little bit of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the blemish with a cotton swab and let it set for 30 minutes before washing your face.
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10. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will act as an astringent and dry out any pimples you have on your face. Mix together one part vinegar to three parts water; apply to the blemish, and let it set for 10 minutes. You can repeat this process several times a day.
Yogurt has been a proven home remedy for clear skin for ages. It is able to treat the inflammation that causes pimples and promotes a healthy glow. All you have to do is apply the yogurt to the blemish, let it set for 15 minutes, then wash your face. You can repeat this a couple of times a day.
12. Baking soda
Making a facial mask out of baking soda and a little water will draw out the oils and bacteria that are causing the inflammation. Apply the mask and keep it on for at least 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry. You can use this mask on a regular basis to keep from getting additional acne.
Steaming your face is a good way to draw out excess oils if you suffer from acne. Fill a bowl with the hottest water you can get from your tap. Put a towel over the back of your head so you can tent your face over the bowl and you can feel the steam cover your entire face. Keep your face over the steam as long as you can then gently pat your face dry.