Nothing is more annoying that getting a big ol’ zit on your face right before you need to make an appearance somewhere. Whether it be school, work, a presentation, or worse yet, a date, having a big pulsing pimple on your face is not a welcome annoyance. Learn these quick, dos and don’ts tips for getting rid of a zit as fast a possible.
While it’s realistic to fade a zit considerably prior to leaving the house, unless you discover a nasty pimple prior to bed, you’re probably going to still be taking your unwelcome guest with you out the door, but at least it won’t be as noticeable.
If you find a zit prior to bed, apply a hot spoon directly to the culprit to draw the bacteria to the surface (this helps the zit heal faster as it’s not still sitting in production mode) and also helps with the redness and swelling. Do not pop that bursting whitehead, as this can spread the bacteria to other pores or reintroduce the pimple back into the affected pore, but place an oil drying agent to the area and leave it alone for sleep to take care of the rest. Take a dollop of toothpaste and place it directly on the zit after applying the hot spoon compress (a hot spoon works better than a hot dishcloth as it’s free of bacteria and abrasion which will irritate the pimple). The mint in the toothpaste will dry up the bacteria and toothpaste kills bacteria and germs in the mouth and will do the same on your skin. You would wake up in the morning with a dramatically reduced monster zit.
For morning zit discoveries, once again draw the bacteria and irritation to the surface of the skin with the hot spoon (heat the spoon under hot running water and leave on the affected skin for 2 minutes). After drawing the bacteria up, try one of these quick methods for easing the redness and swelling of the zit. Place a cool teabag directly to the zit (the teabag contains natural anti-inflammatories which will temper down the redness and swelling) and leave for 5 minutes. To dry out the zit and kill the bacteria along with redness reduction, apply directly to the pimple a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice to the area for 5 minutes. The acids in the lemon juice kill the bacteria and dry out the pore, reducing its size, and it also works as an anti inflammatory to reduce the pimple and redness dramatically.
Do not pick at or squeeze the pimple, regardless of how tempting that whitehead is. This will spread the infection and make the redness worse, or reintroduce the pimple back to its own bacteria.
These tips work to dramatically reduce invasive pimples and keep them at bay. As long as you don’t take the issue into your own hands by squeezing or irritating the zit, you should be able to quickly reduce and fade your pimple without spreading the bacteria and/or scarring the skin, for a healthier appearance.