How To Get Rid Of A Pimple In Under 24 Hours
Pimple popped up at the worst possible time? We know how to make sure it's gone by the morning...
It’s a tale as old as time: you have a big event coming up, and suddenly your beautiful complexion is marred by a bleedin’ zit so huge you can see it from space. Okay, we’re exaggerating a little, but it’s Murphy’s Law, no? Naturally you’ll wanna get rid of that zit – and pronto! But, um, without creating the cardinal skin sin of squeezing the little blighter, how do you ensure it heals up speedy fast? We asked a top dermatologist how to make sure the fecker is gone by morning.
According to skin expert Bernie Fahy the solution may already be in your bathroom cabinet. A great natural home remedy for speedy results is Zinc, she explains, and you’ll find it hiding in Sudocream. Simply dab on a dolp of the cream and allow it to sink in overnight; it’ll reduce inflammation and risk of infection.
Another home remedy may also be lurking in you slice pan – Yes, really! Bernie suggests dipping a slice of bread into hot water and applying to the pimple for five minutes, to draw out the bacteria. Still feeling adventurous? Fresh lemon juice is good’un to dab on too. Just don’t head out into the sunshine with the citrus juice on your skin, as it will increase your risk of sun damage.
If that spot still isn’t healing up, you can treat it with cortisone cream, suggests Bernie. We recommend Hc45 Hydrocortisone cream, although be delicate here; smearing it all over your face could result in more zits. You just want to dab a teeny-tiny bit directly on top of the pimple, and wipe away any excess. Holding an ice cube up against the skin is another way to bring down inflammation in a pinch.
That persistent pimple still not budging? Grab a quick five minute appointment with your local GP. While it may seem like an extreme fix, your doc can inject the pimple with cortisone; a steroid that reduces inflammation under the skin and shrinks swelling around the infection. Within six hours you’ll be waving goodbye to that the pimple. Uh, good riddance!
By Jennifer Conway.