Have you ever found yourself waking up on the morning of an important business or social event, only to be greeted with a pimple right on the tip of your nose? Times like these call for quick measures, and a good knowledge of how to get rid of pimples. These simple home remedies for acne will show you not only to get rid of and prevent pimples, but also how to get rid of blackheads.
You might think that popping the offending pimple is the best way to go, but remember that this will surely spread the bacteria and germs that caused the pimple across your face. A better solution involves reducing inflammation by placing an icepack against the pimple for 2 to 3 minutes. A dab of toothpaste before bed on the affected area can help to soothe and reduce the pimple’s size. Creams and ointments with benzene peroxide or salicylic acid can be useful for reducing acne. This is not always the best option (especially for sensitive skin) as these creams can dry out the skin and cause irration; which will only cause more acne.
While these solutions all take time, others can help to temporarily conceal pimples. The use of a skin concealer can help to hide pimples and the inflammed color that comes with them. In addition, washing your face several times a day with lukewarm salt water should help prevent pimples. It is best not to wash your face using soaps and washes, as these will dry up the skin and aggravate existing acne. If you wear makeup, consider switching to oil free, natural brands with as little ingredients as possible, if you have not already done so.
Finally, remember that a clean diet is the best form of prevention. Most cases of acne can be eliminated or significantly reduced simply by consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, eating clean, natural animal products, and reducing intake of processed sugar and carbohydrates. This will help reduce inflammation and acne along with it.
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