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5 FAST Pimple Cures (and none of them are beauty products)

You can wear a loose shirt if you’re feeling bloated and apply some self-tanner if you’ve spent too much time indoors, but no matter how much make up you apply, it’s hard to totally cover up a pimple. And you feel like it’s the only thing any one sees! Here are totally essential tips 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 over night, 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 don’t 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 bitter—acid. The acidity of white vinegar can actually dissolve pus within a zit. Since it’s the puss 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.

Don’t let a pimple be an unwanted accessory to that hair and makeup you’ve worked so hard on!

 

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