Monday, February 3, 2014

How to Make a Pimple Disappear Quickly

It’s the day before a big event and suddenly there it is—a big, honking zit starring right back at you in the mirror. Because wearing a bag over your head is rarely an option, we've compiled the best expert recommended tips to quickly reduce the size and appearance of your new little enemy.

Some things you can do to get rid of it!

1. Hold an ice cube to the area for about two minutes. Move the ice in gentle circles around the pimple. 

2.  Dry the area gently with a clean towel or swab and apply an acne treatment of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid until absorbed. If the area is red, Ferri recommends reaching for the salicylic acid. 
3. Apply a thick layer of any clay facemask directly to the pimple area. If you’re looking for a new go-to clay mask, she recommends Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Mask. Wash the clay mask off 15 to 20 minutes later. 
4.  You’ll see a significant reduction by morning, but you can continue this routine every morning and night until the blemish goes away, stopping the clay mask once the breakout begins to dry up, but continuing the ice.
5. Do not pop (burst) the pimple - there is a risk you may push the infection further down, causing more serious blockage and worse swelling and redness. Popping pimples also increases the risk of scarring.

6. Make a cucumber mask. This solution works best for soothing your skin and reducing redness, but is not as effective as aforementioned solutions for killing bacteria. Mince a bit of cucumber to form a paste, and put this directly on your pimple or over your whole face. Wait for it to set for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse your skin off with cold water. Voila! Your redness should be significantly reduced, and you’ll feel cool as a cucumber.
7. Try using toothpaste. An old home remedy for getting pimples gone is to use toothpaste. The bacteria fighting powers of this teeth-cleaning agent work wonders at getting rid of the bacteria clogged in your pores. Choose a white, non-gel toothpaste and dab it onto your pimple. This works best when done at night before you head to bed, but can be done at any time during the day as long as you have a few hours for the paste to cure.
8. Use a honey spot treatment. Honey is a great all-natural skin purifier, as it works to kill bacteria and block out dirt and grime. Pour a bit of honey onto your pimple, and leave it on for as long as you’re able. If you prefer to add the goodness of honey to your whole face, you can do so in the form of a honey mask. When you’re ready to take it off, simply dissolve the honey with a bit of warm water.

Makeup Disguise

If all else fails and your breakout refuses to leave in time for you to publicly show your pretty face, fake a clear complexion with makeup. After applying foundation as usual, choose two concealers; one should match your skin tone exactly, the other should be a shade or two lighter. Using the lighter concealer, trace under the pimple. The goal of this is to give the illusion that the pimple is more flat than it actually is.    Next, use a clean finger to dab the skin colored concealer to the area you did not lighten. Finish with a layer of powder to seal in the concealer. Remember not to apply too much makeup or you’ll actually attract attention to the area rather than camouflaging it.

and... good luck!!!

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