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5 Surprising Pimple Remedies

5 Surprising Pimple Remedies

By Laurel House, Planet Green

You can wear a loose shirt if youíre feeling bloated and apply some self-tanner if youíve spent too much time indoors, but no matter how much makeup you apply, itís hard to totally cover up a pimple. And you feel like itís the only thing anyone sees! Here are totally essential tips to know to get rid of a pimple and fast!

Toothpaste
Use the non-gel kind. Squeeze a little dab of it onto a clean finger and apply to the pimple. Since toothpaste dries overnight, it reduces inflammation in your pimple, allowing the swelling to go down. It also pulls pus out from the pimple.

Baking Soda
A paste made of baking soda and water offers the same benefits of toothpaste and is a great alternative if you just donít feel look putting something sticky and minty on your skin. Allow the baking soda paste to stay on your skin overnight to fully dry out the pimple.

White Vinegar

There is a reason many face wash products smell so bitteróacid. The acidity of white vinegar can actually dissolve pus within a zit. Since itís the pus that causes the pimple to be swollen, the pimple will reduce in size once the pus is pulled out. Put a little bit onto a cotton swap and pat it on the pimple.

Ice
You put an icepack on an injury to reduce inflammation. Well, consider that pimple an injury. And it is one to your ego, right? Rub an ice cube over any puffy or red areas of your skin to reduce inflammation.

Visine
Really any product meant to reduce redness in your eyes will work. These products restrict blood vessels, pulling blood away from the surface and taking away color. Eye-drop products can do the same for a pimple.

Donít let a pimple be an unwanted accessory to that hair and makeup youíve worked so hard on!

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7:06PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you :)

10:46AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

good tips for pimples remove

4:05AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

i smear some warm lemon juice or the inside of a cut lemon around the face and let it sit. helps for small acne situation.

3:50PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks.

3:20PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

thank you

1:19PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thank you.

9:28AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thank you

8:20AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

milk of magnesia topical can work too (like toothpaste, but super powered).

7:41AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

I used toothpaste when I was young and it worked!

7:03AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Will pass this on to my teenagers! Thanks for the article.

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