We’ve all freaked out while waking up to a giant pimple in our face the morning before a big presentation at work or a date we are excited about. Before putting off all your appointments of the day, there are some tips to follow before making it look even worse.
You could clean your skin with rubbing alcohol and wear rubber gloves to gently extract it, then apply hydrogen peroxide to prevent infection. If you are not confident, however, you can clean our skin using a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and camphor, make sure not to overuse them because they tend to be dehydrating.
You can mix the powder of a non-fizzy aspirin pill with some Geek yogurt and apply it directly on the pimple, let it sit for 15, and rinse. This will reduce inflammation.
You have to be patient and consistent with your skincare routine. This will prevent new spots from appearing, but it will take roughly six or more weeks for the products used to treat acne to work.
Toothpaste is for your teeth, not your skin
It is long believed that toothpaste reduces inflammation and softens the appearance of a breakout. However, it may irritate the skin and lead to skin burns.
Don’t pop it
Unless you are careful and you know how to do it, consult a specialist. Popping a pimple the wrong way can scar your skin.
For those who have acne, you should consult an expert, some products can cause your skin to irritate.
Makeup: Less is more
It is tempting to try to conceal a pimple with makeup, but it can actually make the infection worse and give you a cakey look.