What’s worse than having pimples? Have a pimple pop up a night before a much-awaited date or event. It dampens your mood and leaves you in a state of panic. While your first instinct is to pop the pimple right away, we suggest you hold that thought and hear us out. Popping a pimple can cause scarring and also cause the bacteria to spread on other parts of the face leading to more pimples. But fret not; we’ve got your back.

Ahead, we’re listing down four ways to get rid of pimples overnight. Excited? Read on…

 

Let green tea work its magic

Let green tea work its magic

We have been using green tea bags to soothe and reduce puffiness, but did you know that you can use green tea bags to get rid of pimples overnight too? Yes, really. Make yourself a fresh cup of green tea. Once brewed, let the tea cool down and then dip a cotton ball in the tea and place it over the zit. Leave it there overnight and you’ll notice the redness and swelling around your pimple reduce by a great deal.

 

Go for spot treatment

Go for spot treatment

Just as the name suggests, spot treatment means applying pimple-fighting cream or ingredients directly on the pimple. You can use diluted tea tree oil or essential oils for this. However, you’d need to be extra careful as using tea tree oil directly on the skin can irritate the skin. The best alternative? The Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster. With a detoxifying blend of ingredients like witch hazel, thyme and zinc, this clean cream works as a spot treatment to get rid of acne and soothe irritation. The best bit is that it is free of salicylic acid, alcohol, parabens and phthalates that can irritate your skin, making it perfect for sensitive skin as well.

 

Aloe-it away

Aloe-it away

Without a doubt, aloe vera is a beauty ingredient that girls with pimple-prone skin can’t do without. And it works greatly to overcome pimples overnight too. It soothes, moisturises, calms and brightens your skin and is a must-have ingredient for every skin trouble. To get rid of your pimple overnight, all you have to do is apply aloe vera gel on the pimple and let it stay overnight. You can use store-bought gel, but we’d recommend going old school and using fresh, out of the leaf gel for better results.

 

Ice it, baby

Ice it, baby

Icing your pimple at night can help calm the inflamed skin around the zit and help you get rid of the pimple effectively. But instead of applying the ice cubes directly to your skin, we’d suggest wrapping them in a cotton cloth before applying it to your skin. Then, gently press and rub it against the affected areas for a few seconds. Continue this process for a few minutes and you'll notice the swelling around your pimple reducing.