Picture this; you have finally landed that big interview you’ve been crossing your fingers for the last couple of months. You want to make sure you appear presentable, so you try on your neatly packed suit on the eve of the big day, and just as you adjust your hair, you notice a big bump on your forehead. It’s a pimple! Right at that moment, your self confidence flies out of the window. Even worse, your wedding day is in two days. You have been running around perspiring, stressing about the day and pop! A huge pimple appears right at the centre of your forehead where everybody can see it and the cameras just can’t ignore.
Let’s face it, no one fancies a pimple. But there are days that they seem to just pick the absolute wrong timing. Maybe just before a coveted date, or a press appearance, your birthday, a photo shoot or even your graduation day. These moments can be absolutely frustrating and leave us sulked up and feeling helpless. But fret not, for I will be describing a few ways in which you can get these zits, if not smaller and less outstanding, completely cleared out in the shortest time possible.
Before booking an appointment with the next available dermatologist concerning your just emerging pimples – try this simple solution: ice. Turns out ice may be an amazing remedy for pimples. Wrapping ice cubes or crushed ice on a piece of cloth and placing it on the pimple will improve blood circulation to the area, tighten the skin pore and remove accumulated oil and dirt from it. This technique works wonders especially on a red pimple. The cloth should be placed for about half an hour for best results
White Toothpaste (not gel toothpaste)
Mint based white toothpaste helps to dry out pimples causing them to deflate quickly and fasten healing. It is recommendable to undertake this treatment overnight after cleaning your face using a mild cleanser or soap. It has also been observed to be most effective when it follows the ice remedy treatment priory described.
This is yet another readily available home remedy that could help clear out your pimples quicker. On top of it helping with detoxification of blood which gets rid of impurities that could cause pimples, dabbing some diluted lemon juice on the affected area could help in drying up the pimples .faster. Dipping a cotton pad in alcohol and dabbing it on the pimples also achieves the same results.
Basil is a popular cooking ingredient which can also help get rid of pimples. It is its potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties which help control pimple swelling and treat some bacteria which has developed resistance to antibiotics.
Using a spoon, press about 12 basil leaves into the base of a small saucepan. This gives more concentrated basil juice. After boiling the leaves in a cup of water for 5 minutes, leave the mixture to cool and strain the leaves. Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to all spots and store the remaining mixture in the fridge for as long as 5 days.
Tea tree oil and honey
These are widely popular natural remedies for pimples that should clear overnight. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that fight the bacteria trapped inside the skin pores that cause inflammation and reddening. Killing these bacteria results in more clear skin.