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It always seems to happen at the worst moment. You are getting ready for one of the biggest events in your life or maybe you’re preparing for a long-awaited first date with someone you’ve had a crush on for a while and suddenly, there it is; the biggest pimple you have ever seen, right on your face.
It is unfortunate, but I would imagine that all of us have experienced this very annoying scenario at some time or another. If you are reading this then you may even be dealing with this exact same problem right now? If you are, don’t worry, there is hope. In fact, there are many ways to get rid of pimples and in some circumstances and with the right help you may be able to get rid of them overnight.
Getting Rid Of Pimples Overnight
First of all, it is important to put aside many of the old wives tales that have been circulating for years. Some of them may meet with limited success but more than likely, you are going to end up with bigger problems. In fact, some “miracle cures” could even cause you to have more pimples the next day if they don’t suit your skin.
A good example is an old method of putting toothpaste on the pimple. People have been claiming it will dry up a pimple and make it disappear overnight but is that the case? Actually, it can have a drying effect on the pimple but that is not necessarily the best thing. You don’t want to dry a pimple, you want to remove it. Putting toothpaste on the blemish can in some cases make it worse.
So what do you do to remove a pimple overnight? Here are a few options.
A quick remedy for small pimples
First of all, you can extract it, but this does take some TLC in order to do it properly. Most people will simply squeeze the pimple to remove what is under the skin but doing so could cause damage to the skin, which can cause a scar long-term and a big bruise in the short-term. If you are going to extract a pimple, you need to use a tool [like this one] to target it directly. If you also need help with scarring then see our article here on how to get rid of marks and scars.
There are also more options on the market [like these ones] and they do a pretty good job of extracting the pimple. Since they can remove it without damaging the surrounding skin, they can be highly effective and in many cases, any temporary mark left over can be easily concealed with some concealer like [this one] and therefore, any sign of your pimple has evaporated overnight.
For more serious signs of acne
If your situation is a little more serious and you’re suffering from an acne breakout then, unfortunately, it is unlikely to be resolved in just one night. However, there are certainly things you can do to help greatly reduce the appearance of acne.
In this case, for the quickest treatment, you’ll need to grab an effective acne treatment cream and apply it straight away to get it working as quickly as possible. [This cream] is one of the best and more fast acting ones we’ve found on the market. These treatments are meant for the worst of the worst pimples and they are not for just treating a problem with a bad complexion. If you have a monster pimple show up suddenly, however, they can do a great job of removing it quickly. If you’re prone to pimple or acne breakouts then it’s a good idea to keep a stock of these creams on hand in your bathroom cabinet in case of a future emergency.
Of course, it is always preferable to treat skin conditions naturally where possible. However, if you’re needing to get rid of it quickly then resorting to a medicated cream that has been proven to work [like this one] may be your best chance for a quick result. Once the special event has passed you can then revert back to treating your skin by natural and more healthy means.
See also: Treating pimples naturally
Using facial scrubs
If your skin condition has just started and has not actually broken the skin yet then using a proven exfoliating facial scrub can also help to calm the affected area. They can help to gently dry the skin around the pimple and open the pore, which can cause the pimple to come out more quickly. Once the pimple has opened or at least, come to the surface, it may then be possible for you to extract it with an [extracting tool like this one], as explained above.
When a pimple shows up, it is important to treat it properly. Doing so will help to clear it quickly so you can get on with your life and have the confidence you need to go about your day. You can also take good care of your skin and stay hydrated every day. Before you know it, those unexpected pimples will be a thing of the past.