Overnight pimple remedy
Pimples always seem to pop up at times just when you really don’t need them too, such as an evening out or first date. It sounds like bad karma but in fact it makes perfect sense that this would happen as pimples are brought on by stress. Stress before a major event or date, will inevitable cause a breakout on your skin that is the injustice of nature. So before you go and cry in a panic there are several things you can do to bring down the size and color of the spot so it could be concealed with a little makeup or even completely disappear. Just follow these steps to ridding yourself of your new friend for that picture perfect complexion.
Firstly you need to cleanse you face using mild cleansing lotion or some medicated cleanser to get rid of oil and kill any existing bacteria on the skin. Follow this with a splash of toner on a cotton pad and wipe over the face to ensure all oil and dirt is removed from the skin. Make sure to pat your skin dry never rub as this can stimulate the oil glands in the skin causing more oil production and pimples. Make sure you use fresh towels as you don’t want to add any more bacteria to the skin.
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Get some crushed ice and place in some tin foil to insulate the temperature and then insert into a plastic bag, a zip lock bag would be best as the plastic is thicker and more durable. Wrap the bag in a thin towel to allow a soft padding for your skin while allowing the ice cold torture from the ice to penetrate.
Place the ice bag on
the effected area for 15 to 20 minutes this will instantly soothe the swelling and bring the pimple down in size. Aloe Vera plant is also a very good anti inflammatory that will help deflate the spot without irritating the skin further. The freezing cold temperature will help eradicate the oil from inside the pores by contracting the pore without stimulating the oil gland. If you just simply squeeze the effected area the pores will fill with oil making the area more inflamed and looking worse. If you must squeeze the spot the immediately apply a cream containing Noxzema as this will help maintain oil balance in the skin along with the ice.
After 20 minutes remove the ice pack and cleanse away any Noxzema from the skin, apply some Clearasil or medicated cream to the spot but also rub a layer of oil control lotion all over the skin to help balance oil production preventing the spot from growing any further. Clearasil have a great oil control moisturizer with anti bacterial agents to help kill spot causing bacteria. Make sure you apply the lotion all over the face not just the effected area as you don’t want oil spreading from one area of your face to another during your sleep.
Repeat this procedure every 4 hours until the spot is visibly shrinking and then just leave on the oil control lotion on your face with Clearasil cream on the spot over night to allow this to work on the spot over night. In the morning the spot will have shrunk enough to be covered with some medicated makeup and people will be non the wiser. You can go on that special date or get the school photo taken with confidence.