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Stop Squeezing Your Pimples – 7 Safe Ways to Get Rid of Pimples

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. Waking up the day before a

special event to discover a big, red pimple baring itself for all

to see right on your face!

Here’s how to get rid of it quickly and safely:

1. Don’t ever pinch, squeeze or pick at a pimple. This only

causes it to become more red and inflamed, and will spread the

bacteria and oils that caused it in the first place, to other

parts of your face! It can also lead to scars.

2. Every 30 minutes, apply an ice pack to the pimple and hold it

there for about 2 minutes. This will decrease the swelling and

redness and help shrink the inflammation and pain that sometimes

comes along with it.

3. They don’t call it concealer for nothing! Covering the pimple

with a light dose of flesh-tinted concealer can help mask it when

you’re in a hurry. It also helps cover up that oily shine.

4. Cleanse your skin 2-3 times a day with mild, unscented soap or

a specialized acne cleanser that has no harsh chemicals (such as

lye). Scrub skin gently with an exfoliating pad or washcloth, but

don’t rub too hard, otherwise you’ll sap your skin of its own

natural oils, which help to repel buildup naturally.

5. Apply a cream or ointment containing benzyl peroxide or

salicylic acid (many over-the-counter acne medicines contain

these ingredients) to the blemish or around the entire facial

area. Note that these ingredients both have a tendency to dry

out skin if used too much and are not recommended if you have

sensitive skin.

6. Wear oil-free makeup whenever possible. These types have less

of a tendency to cause the pore buildup that results in

blemishes. Remove your makeup nightly and cleanse with an

acne-fighting medicine to remove dirt, oil and makeup from deep

within the skin.

7. If you’re in need of a quick fix, a dab of toothpaste on the

affected area right before bed can help soothe irritation and

reduce redness. Pressing and holding a wet tea bag or a cotton

ball with a dab of lemon juice against the blemish for five

minutes can also reduce swelling and redness.

If you follow these tips, chances are you’ll notice a significant

difference rather quickly – often within a day or two. If

pimples become a recurring problem or worsen, your doctor or

dermatologist can suggest a daily skin cleansing routine that

will suit your skin type. Other long-term remedies, such as

facial masks, diet adjustments and increasing the amount of water

you drink can also help combat outbreaks.

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes

only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any

disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any

health care program.

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