Nothing’s worse than a pimple popping up on your face without any warning, especially when you have an important event to attend. You wake up, and it’s there — just existing, and sending you off in a downward spiral. Despite following a thorough skincare routine, nothing seems to dominate this pesky problem into submission. But instead of walking around with droopy faces or worse, trying to pop the zit, let’s deal with this situation head-on.
Here are five ways to get rid of pesky pimples from your face as soon as possible.
01. Keep your hands off
A pimple is almost magnetic, isn’t it? We’re constantly reaching out to pick at it, but it’s a pretty counter-productive habit to resort to. Really. Don’t do it. You’ll end up with a stream of blood trickling down your face. Yes, it will basically turn into a crime scene. And in the long-term, you'll have to treat the spot for scars. Just keep your fingers off your face, and healing won’t take as long.
02. Wash your face frequently
You have to get rid of dead cells, makeup, impurities, and excess oil from the surface of your skin or they will clog the pores and cause breakouts. Use a gentle, alcohol-free face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. Dermatologically tested and free of harsh chemicals, soap, artificial fragrance, etc. this baddie-free face wash is super gentle on the skin. It’s enriched with pro-vitamin B3 to soften, vitamin E to nourish, and bisabolol to moisturise. Make this a permanent staple in your routine, and you’ll never have to resort to damage control again.
03. Change your pillowcase regularly
We’re pretty sure your unwashed pillowcase is what’s causing your sporadic breakouts. Think of all the bacteria, oil, and dirt they cling to from your hair, face, and surrounding environment. Now that you know who’s the culprit, swap out your cases once every two to three days. Don’t let your laziness result in another breakout.
04. Use a spot treatment
Detoxing is a must. How else do you purge your skin of all that congestion and dirt? We suggest investing in the Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster ASAP! There’s nothing quite like it. An alcohol-free detoxifying blend of thyme, zinc and witch hazel, this product works as a spot treatment to reduce skin redness and irritation. It also doubles as a moisturiser that leaves your skin feeling supple and radiant.
05. Ice the pimple
Now, this isn’t counter-productive at all. Wrap an ice cube in a handkerchief, and dab it on your pimple. Continue for three or four minutes. Ice soothes the inflammation and reduces the visibility of the pimple. It reduces pain too. Repeat this no-effort trick throughout the day and your pesky pimple will disappear into oblivion soon.