5 Ways To Get Rid of a Pimple Fast!
Here are 5 simple ways that can help dramatically decrease the size of your pimples. Pimples come at the worst time, right before a special event like a date or wedding. These tips will allow the pimples to heal in the shortest time.
1. Keep the skin clean
An effective cleansing regimen is one of the most important steps to zap pimples since pimples form due to clogged pores. Once you see the pimple start to appear, use an oil free cleanser (best if the cleanser contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide) and spend time massaging the area before rinsing. Then pat your face dry gently with a clean towel.
2. Apply a concentrated topical agent to the area
Keep a concentrated acne treatment gel or cream in your medicine cabinet. Apply a gel or cream containing 2% salicylic acid or 5% benzoyl peroxide as soon as you feel a pimple forming. This may decrease the size and shorten the life of the pimple. For a list of effective acne products. Read my post on
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3. Moisturize your skin with acne fighting cream or gel
Many skip this step because they believe it will make their face oilier and cause more breakouts. The cleanser and the topical agent may be harsh on your skin; using an oil-free moisturizer will hydrate the skin but not make it oilier.
4. Avoid touching or squeezing the pimple
Touching or squeezing your pimple may transfer the bacteria to other location on your face and cause more breakouts because your hands are full of bacteria. Use clean hands if you really need to squeeze the pimple and apply salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide topical agent afterwards. Remember also to keep your pillows and sheets clean so bacteria does not spread to your face.
5. Wear minimal makeup
It is important to let your skin breathe when you have uncontrollable breakouts. Putting lots of concealer and oily foundation on the pimple can cause the pimple to worsen and prolong the healing time. For easy tips on covering pimples, visit my post on 10 Tips to Cover Pimples, Blemishes, Acne Scars, Freckles Perfectly. Wear your makeup for as little hours as possible to allow the pimple to heal the fastest.