Everyone has felt that utter horror when you notice that you’ve got a pimple, and somehow it’s always on the day before an important casting or even worse on the day of a shoot…
When it’s too late to run to the stores, you should try one of my top 10 best home remedies (or try all of them if you’re really desperate:D). Below you’ll find a list that can get rid of that awful pimple.
1. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes will shrink the redness and inflammation of a pimple and make it less noticeable.
Apply a very small amount of toothpaste on the pimple before you go to bed, and when you wake up it should have drastically reduced in size.
This is one of the most smelliest acne home remedies that I’ve ever known, so people don’t choose this remedy if your next day emergency is a first date:D!
If you rub raw garlic on and around the problem areas several times a day, you can clear up your skin. You may also eat three seeds of raw garlic once a day for a month to see results. The garlic seeds purify the blood, which help keeping pimples away.
4. Orange Peel
After orange peels are pounded and combined with water to a paste, apply it only to the affected area and watch the results.
Honey has antimicrobial properties, so it’s especially great for acne prone skin types.
Dab a small amount of honey on the pimple as soon as the head becomes visible. Put a band-aid on it, and go to sleep. When you wake up, it’ll be gone! Don’t forget to moisturize afterwards!
Try applying grated cucumber over the face and neck for the treatment of pimples and blackheads. This process should only take 15-20 minutes of your time. You can also ad 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice to the grated cucumber and mix it until you’ll have a paste and apply it on the affected area.
Overnight apply a bit of fresh lemon juice to the pimple to reduce its size and intensity. Wash it off with water the next morning. Use this home remedy only if your skin is not sensitive.
Put a very small amount of vinegar in a pan, as it could sting otherwise, and let it boil. If you have sensitive skin, boil some water in a pan and add a bit of vinegar. Put your face over the pan for about 5 minutes.
Slice a raw potato and place it on top of your pimple. Leave it for five to seven minutes. It helps with healing as well as reducing the swelling and inflammation of the pimple.
Cook some oatmeal and apply it, when it’s cool enough, to the face. Lay down and leave it on for about fifteen minutes and then wash it off. The swelling and the redness should be gone and the pimple should be visibly reduced! This oatmeal mask is soothing, effective, and not irritating!
Emergency Tip: Eye Drops
It’s not really a “home remedy” but in case you have a bottle laying around, this is a very effective emergency treatment!
Refreshing eye drops, especially Visine, will reduce the redness and swelling of the pimple, which is perfect if you are already out and have a real emergency! Then cover the pimple with a bit concealer if necessary.