Getting up in the morning and seeing a pimple is never a good sight, when you add in the times it happens before a big occasion the next day such as prom or a wedding then it can be very upsetting - the picture above gives a perfect example of my expression when it happens.
I actually missed my prom night because I woke up with a few pimples on my face, and I wish back then I knew of a way to help me reduce the appearance of them because I will never be able to get that day back now.
Below I am going to share a step by step system you can use to help get rid of pimples fast, but first I need to share what you should not do.
Popping The Pimple?
Taking your fingers and squeezing the pimple until it succumbs to the pressure and pops is what many do in these situations, however this is one of the worst things you can do to help get rid of pimples overnight.
When you use your fingers to pop pimples not only do you risk making the existing pimple worse but you also risk scaring and additional pimples.
Avoid this at all cost if you can – If you have to pop it then follow my “safe method” of how to pop a pimple.
So… If I Can’t Pop My Pimple Then How Can I Get Rid Of It?
The answer is it’s not easy, however if you follow the steps I have provided for you below you have a good chance.
Cleanse the facial area with the cleanser of your choice. This will help remove and dirt, excess oil and other impurities.
Image Credit: Ale
Place an ice bag onto the affected area and hold in place for a couple of minutes. This will help reduce inflammation and redness.
Ice Bag (homemade)
Apply a good sized amount of benzoyl peroxide onto the pimple in the evening. The benzoyl peroxide will help to dry out the zit and kill P.acne bacteria. Leave it on overnight.
In the morning wash of the benzoyl peroxide, then apply a green clay mask. The green clay will help to pull any impurities that have remained deep within the pores leaving them clean and clear.
Again as mentioned in step 1 just cleanse the facial area with a cleanser of your choice.
Step 6 (optional)
If there is still a small amount of redness showing then using a acne concealer is a good way to cover it up. When applying a concealer I recommend using as little as possible as it can cause problems otherwise.
These are the 6 steps to getting rid of a pimple fast. I cannot make a guarantee that this will work for everyone who tries it, but what I can say is it works well for me.
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