No matter what your skin type or age, pimples and acne are the most unpredictable and unwelcome guests e-v-e-r! They usually make an appearance right before an important event, making you scramble for treatments at the last minute. Annoying, isn’t it?
But worry not, we are going to take you through five effective ways to get rid of the pimple overnight. Having said that, you should know that just like any other skin problem, pimples too, take their time to heal completely. These remedies will help make them look less prominent.
Honey has superior healing properties and is anti-bacterial. Applying a small drop of pure honey on the pimple or acne will reduce inflammation and redness as well as accelerate healing. Dab a little bit of honey on cleansed skin before going to bed and wash off in the morning.
If you have a huge red pimple on your face which is painful to touch, we recommend applying ice on it. This will reduce pain, inflammation and redness and can even help shrink it. However, do not apply it directly on the skin, wrap in a clean white cloth and hold for 20 seconds, wait for 20 seconds and repeat.
03. Tea tree oil
Products formulated for oily and acne-prone skin contain tea tree oil, simply because of its ability to fight pimple-causing bacteria. It also helps fade acne spots to give you clear and flawless skin. To get rid of a pimple overnight, mix 2 drops of tea tree essential oil with a few drops of carrier oil (coconut, almond, etc.) and apply on the pimple. Let it stay for a few hours or overnight and wash off in the morning.
04. Green tea
Another natural ingredient that treats pimples and acne overnight is green tea. Apart from flushing out toxins from the body, the topical application of green tea can reduce redness and inflammation. Place a brewed green tea bag directly on the pimple after it cools down for best results.
05. Spot treatment
Last but not the least, spot treatments are quite effective in treating pimples overnight. Invest in one if you have acne-prone skin to tackle that pesky pimple before it starts to look prominent. The Dermalogica Over Night Clearing Gel contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil that accelerates the healing process and sloughs off pore-clogging dead skin cells while you sleep.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 04, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.