So, we’re in full holiday party season territory, what is the worst thing that you could look in the mirror to find? That’s right, it is, of course, a huge pimple! These holiday photos are going to live on forever on social media, so you need to make sure that your skin is looking as fresh and radiant as possible! Here are ten ways to get rid of a pimple quickly and efficiently!
Always remember to cleanse your face every day, because cleansing is the easiest way to ensure that your skin isn’t having to deal with a build-up of debris or product that can promote a pimple.
When you moisturise, make sure to use one that states it is oil-free on the label. This means that it can clean your pores without adding any excess oils to the mix.
3. Right Ingredients
In terms of the products you should be using to get rid of pimples, you want something that is non-abrasive and hydrating. Ingredients like green tea, and dipotassium glycyrrhizate will do the job without causing further redness and irritation.
4. Product Caution
Be wary of products that contain things like salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide. It is okay to use them, but you need to be aware that they cause a scab like appearance as part of their healing process. Try not to scrape this off before the job is done.
5. Corticosteroid Injections
If you are lucky enough to have a dermatologist on call, then the most effective way to heal a bad pimple overnight is definitely with the help of a corticosteroid injection! It is pretty much the Rolls Royce of skin treatments.
If you are stuck with more traditional home remedies, then something that is underrated is using ice. If you ice the area directly around the pimple, it will do lots for you in terms of reducing the inflammation and therefore reducing the appearance. You might not even need to pop it.
7. Antibiotic Cream
If your pimples have been bad in the past, you can be prescribed some really effective antibiotic creams from your doctor that do wonders. Just a tiny application can heal faster and take all the swelling away.
8. Numbing Cream
Sometimes all it takes for a pimple to go away is time and patience, so you can use a little bit of numbing cream to take away the irritation and soreness the pimple might be giving you. It will ensure that you don’t touch it every two minutes.
If there is a nasty head on your pimple, then you can do it some real good with a nice steam bowl or a long shower. When the skin is warm and soft, you can peel the roof of the pimple off and remove the puss without having to do any aggressive squeezing.
10. DON’T TOUCH
It feels like the hardest thing in the world at the time, but you need to keep your hands away from your pimples! The worst thing you can do is prod and poke them, they will go away on their own much quicker if you keep away.