Did you ever experienced waking up in the morning having a red big pimple on your face? It does not only make you feel uncomfortable, it also bothers you throughout the day especially when you accidentally touched it.
Luckily, there are simple home remedies that are super accessible in your home which you can use to reduce the redness of your pimple.
1. Ice Cube
Cold temperatures can ease the irritation by decreasing blood flow to the affected area and reducing inflammation and redness. Using a clean fabric, wrap the ice cubes and place it gently directly on the pimple's site. Don't press too hard as this might break or pop the pimple.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice contains antibacterial properties that aids in fighting microorganisms causing breakouts.
Studies found out that the citric properties of lemons are capable for skin lightening. Squeeze a slice of lemon and soak a piece of cotton ball in the juice. Dab on the affected area before going to sleep. Lemon juice has the tendency to dry pimples too.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are proven to prevent infections. It gets rid of inflammation by soothing the affected area and reducing the swelling and redness. Apply a small amount of the gel on your pimple before going to bed.
Teabags contains tannins that act as astringent that can shrink your pores. They are also used for treating puffy eyes as they can reduce swelling. Soak a tea bag in warm water for a minute. Squeeze out the excess water and let it cool before applying it to your skin. Place the tea bag directly on the pimple and let it sit for a while.
Applying toothpaste on your zit is a simple yet effective life hack readily available at your bathroom cabinet. Toothpaste contains baking soda, triclosan, and hydrogen peroxide that is known to dry pimples fast. Go for white-colored, non-gel, and non-whitening toothpaste. Squeeze a tiny amount on your finger and dab it on the pimple. Avoid putting on the surrounding area. Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes then rinse it off.
To reduce the appearance of pimples, follow these daily care habits for your skin:
- Wash your face regularly with mild soap or gentle facial wash
- Moisturize your skin
- Make sure to remove make up totally before going to bed
- Never pick or touch the pimple as this will only cause further irritation
If you develop pain or irritation, consult your dermatologist immediately.