We’ve all been there. We’re getting ready for a date or important event, you do a final glance in the mirror and you see it; a huge, red, unsightly bump. You’ve been given any night out’s worst nightmare: a pimple. You consider cancelling your night all together, but before you do anything harsh, know that there is some hope. It might seem a bit farfetched but there are ways to nix that zit before you go out. The one thing you don’t want to do: Pop it. Popping a pimple, while it’s a relief and seems like the most effective solution, can actually cause more harm. This will cause the area to swell, become redder, and possibly bleed. That’s the last thing you need right now.
How to get rid of a pimple in such a small time frame: Yes, it can be done:
Applying BB Cream: You may have already been told before that it is how to get rid of a pimple. Some men won’t be too fond of it, but hear us out! Apply BB Cream. It’s really as easy as that. BB Cream is a type of skin cream with a tint that works as a moisturizer, primer, and concealer, amongst other things. Women probably have a container of BB Cream in their makeup supply. Men may have the strong reserve not to apply it, because “men don’t wear makeup.” Unfortunately, men get pimples too, and applying BB cream is one of the best, most quick ways of eliminating a blemish.
Aloe Vera: You can try dabbing your skin with a bit of aloe vera. This will take down any inflammation that’s there. It’s even better if it is straight from the plant, but it’s understandable that not everyone has access to a live aloe plant.
Ice: You can also try applying an ice cube to the area for a few seconds and then removing it. Then, reapply and repeat for several minutes. This can also remove inflammation.
Fresh Lemon Juice: Another way of removing pimples is putting lemon juice on the pimple. Lemons are filled with vitamin C and help the pimple to dry up more quickly.
Tea Tree Oil: If you have some tea tree oil, you can apply this to the pimple also to take down inflammation and apply quick healing.
Having a pimple that you need to get rid of is stressful. Not having long to get rid of it can be a challenge, because some methods work best when applied overnight. But it’s not something that’s impossible. Knowing how to get rid of a pimple in such a short space of time is something that we should all know how to do, because it might not be today, and it might not be tomorrow, but this will happen to you. Luckily, even if you do have a pimple on your face, as long as you don’t touch and irritate it, you’re more likely to be the only one who realizes that it’s there. Pimples happen to the best of us.
There are various specialist treatments available to help assist you with your goal of getting rid of a pimple in such a short space of time but we recommend you try natural treatments first as they are not as harsh to your skin and have a much lower chance of side effects such as additional skin irritation, flaring, swelling and flaking. Such treatments are things such as honey, witch hazel, tea tree oil, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. If your pimple is still persisting then a semi-specialist treatment such as sudocrem could be used or you may even want to consider popping the pimple and applying ice directly to the breakout site to prevent swelling, redness and minimise the risk of infection. Before popping a pimple be sure to sterilise the area with a sufficient sanitiser before hand to help protect yourself against additional infections due to the open wound.
We hope that this article has helped you with your pimple problem, however some breakouts are so sever that they do require additional aid. We have embedded a YouTube video below that we feel should be able to help you with further treatment of your breakout. In addition to this YouTube video we also have advanced articles that are linked in the sidebar on the righthand side. These are our most popular articles to date and have helped many of our readers treat their acne breakouts in short time frames without the need for them to go out and purchase expensive treatments.