How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast

 

HOW TO GET RID OF PIMPLES FAST

how to get rid of pimples fast

My friend, Rose, has a pointed nose and a well structured chiseled jaw. Her eyebrows are perfect, and she has it going for her face except for one major spoiler-pimples. Being a careful person, she tries everything to keep the pimples off her face, but it seems the pimples have a mission of their own. We had to know how to get rid of pimples fast.

Recently, her sister was to be married, and she was the chief bridesmaid. It wasn't long till the D-day when she has an influx of pimples. Rose was devastated. Everything else was already in place, her lovely gown, her attractive pair of shoes, everything but the most important thing; her face. The pimples were such a sight; she needed rescue, and she needed it fast.

Thankfully, we were able to solve the problem, and the core of this article is about the measures she took to have her beautiful and spotless face back. The article also includes some other treatment options that have been tested and are trusted.

So, whether you need a quick fix to get rid of your pimples or you just can't stand having those growths for another day, you have found the right article. I feel I should also tell you that prior to the wedding saga, my friend usually tried various treatment options and she didn't give anyone the benefit of the doubt. She wanted an instant result. While these methods will guarantee that you will be rid of your pimples fast, that doesn't mean it is an immediate thing. You will still need to be consistent with application to get the best result.

 

How Pimples are Formed

Pimples are pustules or papules that are formed on the skin surface. They occur when the skin pores have been blocked or clogged. Pimples are a form of skin lesion, are usually of small sizes and can be rounded and bumpy in shape. As the sebaceous gland produces sebum during skin shedding, some of the dead skin cells that are to be removed actually stick to the sebum and block the skin pores. Because the skin thickens during puberty, the shedding and consequent blocking is a more frequent occurrence hence the reason why people develop pimples at this stage. At the end, the clogging causes inflammation that fills oil gland with bacteria and fills it up with pus.

Some of the causes of pimples are;

  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Improper hygiene
  • Poor diet

Some ways to prevent pimples are;

  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Eat balanced diet
  • Limit exposure to sun
  • Drink lots of water
  • Avoid dust and sweat and if you come in contact with any of this, wash or rinse your face with water.

 

Natural Remedies to Getting Rid of Pimples

Pimples look not only bad but also usually are painful. It is important to know how to get rid of pimples. With these natural treatments, you can see the end of your pimples. Just stick to the chosen treatment and be consistent with it. You will begin to see results within two weeks.

 

Ice Cubes

When pimples are still in their formation stage and haven't completely matured, ice cubes are nice ingredient to send them packing. Ice cubes will reduce the swelling and enhance the sebaceous gland to push out the sebum from skin pores. Ice cubes will water down the swelling and redness caused by the pimples. As the pore closes up, the bacteria causing pimples will also be ejected and irritation will discontinue. It is also a helpful treatment for painful pimples as the ice cubes will numb the pain and give your relief.

Method of application

  • Wrap ice cubes in a clean fabric and hold on the pimples for some second. Do not press the ice on it.
  • Remove it for some seconds as well to relief the numbness and then put it back. You can repeat this process about 10 times at a go.
  • There is no limitation to how many times you can use this treatment daily. Use as often as possible and you can get the desired result within two days.

 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful natural remedy to fight pimples and win. It provides antibacterial functions that fight off the bacteria causing inflammation. Tea tree oil also reduces the inflammation that manifests through swelling and redness by its soothing functions. Tea tree oil works fast on pimples by drying them out. It is however a highly potent remedy that should be avoided if you have sensitive skin or mixed with subtle agents like olive oil, aloe vera gel basis or honey.

Method of application

  • Mix tea tree oil with carrier agent if you want it so
  • Apply on the affected area with cotton ball and leave for 20 minutes
  • Repeat the treatment on a daily basis for quick results.

 

Cucumber

Cucumber is an effective remedy for pimples because it contains vitamin A, K Molybdenum and Potassium. It can be orally ingested or the juice can be squeezed out. It can also be used to make a face mask. Cucumber has anti-inflammatory properties that eliminate the activities of pimples-causing bacteria, reduces swelling and the skin redness.

Method of application

  • Slice cucumber pieces and soak in water for an hour
  • You can drink the water or use it as face wash
  • If you are using as a face mask, apply the paste on your face and leave for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water.

 

Honey

Honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and is also antiseptic. Honey will make life a living hell for the microbes that cause pimples and send them packing. It does all these while rejuvenating skin cells and evening skin tones. By using honey to combat your pimples, you will not only have a face without pimples, but also one that is youthful and smooth. Mix honey with cinnamon powder to make a thick paste.

Method of application

  • Apply cotton on pimples with a cotton swab or clean cotton
  • Leave it for 30 minutes or more before washing off with warm water
  • If you made a paste with it, rub it all over the face and leave for about 20 minutes before washing off.

 

Baking Soda

Baking soda exfoliates the skin and clears it of blockages and cloggings. This way, it removes excess skin oil, dead skin cells and even the bacteria that are at work to produce pimples. Baking soda can be mixed with other skin ingredients and reduces inflammations caused by pimples.

Method of application

  • Make a paste with baking soda and water or some other ingredient like lemon or honey
  • Ensure the skin is clean and moist before applying the paste
  • Let the paste dry for 2 to 5 minutes before washing off with warm water
  • Run a water based moisturizer after washing off
  • Repeat the procedure twice daily for effective and quick results.

 

Papaya

Papaya is readily available and highly effective against pimples. If you want to know how to get rid of pimples overnight, then you should try papaya. Papaya has Papain, a protein that processes proteins excellently. This property makes it a healthy product not just for consumption but also for skin application. Papaya is also an antioxidant that contains vitamin A and features powerful enzymes that both eliminate inflammation and restore the skin's luster. This tropical fruit indeed does wonder for the skin against pimples and is easy to access and use.

Method of application

  • Make juice from fresh papaya; the juice will usually be thick in its raw form
  • Rub it on the affected area like a face mask and leave it on for as long as you can. It is advisable you do the treatment also at night so that you can have more time to leave it on
  • Wash it off with cold water and repeat treatments as much as you can

Note that by eating a lot of papayas as well; you are building your resistance to developing pimples in the first place.

 

Steam

Steaming is a normal facial treatment but it is particularly helpful against pimples. Steaming has an almost unbelievable effect against pimples because it seems too ordinary for its tremendous impact. It opens up the skin pores and gives the skin a breathing space. That way, all those hidden nonsense that turned your skin to a habitation are washed off completely. One major importance of steaming is that it goes way deep into the skin to do its work so its solution is usually long lasting.

Method of application

  • Fill a large cup or container with hot water and position your face to trap the steam. You can do this by enclosing your face with a towel round the container
  • Leave your face directly against the steam for some minutes before removing it
  • Rinse your face afterward with lukewarm water

You must be careful with the treatment as your skin must not come in direct contact with the hot water.

 

Olive Oil

Olive oil has it all…vitamins and properties that make life a living hell for your pimples. It has anti-oxidants and iron. It works on pimples so subtly; they wouldn’t know what hit them. Olive oil is harsh on pimples but calm on your skin. It deals with pimples from the root and works till they thoroughly disappear. Olive oil can also serve as carrier oil for potent materials to make them gentle on the skin.

Method of application

  • Apply olive oil on affected area preferably at night before bedtime so that it can seep to the roots of the pimples to disarm them
  • Gently massage the oil into the skin especially of the affected area till it seeps deep into the skin
  • Dip clean towel in warm water, squeeze and put on your face
  • Wipe away excess oil softly from your face
  • Wash the entire face after 3 to 5 minutes.

Note that you shouldn’t rub against pimples. When you have to dry your skin in any case, either pat to dry or softly wipe.

 

Medical Treatment for Pimples

Salicylic Acid

This is usually recommended by dermatologists for the treatment of pimples. The usual kind has a ph value of between 3 and 4. Salicylic acid kills off the bacteria that enhances formation of pimples and also dries up the excess sebum. Several skin care products have salicylic acid in them especially spot treatments. You can also use soap instead.

Steroid Injection

Steroid injections are for chronic pimples like cystic pimples. They are usually given by a dermatologist and quickly reduce inflammation; steroid injections completely sap the life from pimples and give you the much-deserved comfort you desire.

Benzoyl Peroxide

This is also an important ingredient in products that fight against pimples. You can get it as an over-the-counter medication or as a prescription by your health care provider. Any spot treatment with a base ingredient of benzoyl peroxide will do. It will kill off the bacteria causing pimples, absorb excess skin oil and eventually dry out the pimples. Benzoyl peroxide should be used once or twice everyday and should be consistently used until the pimples disappear completely.

Retinol

Retinol is a Vitamin A complex that effectively dries out pimples. It is an option you should consider only if easier and simpler options fail to work as it is a strong ingredient for many skin types. You should also use a retinol product based on recommendation from your dermatologist and not as a self-prescription. Even at that, ensure you always apply enough moisturizer after each application.

Konjac Sponge

This sponge gently exfoliates the skin and helps to erase the environment that makes it easy for pimples to develop or thrive.