Did this ever happen to you? You had clear skin before going to bed and waking up with a vast, excruciating pimple on your face.
The good news, you are not alone.
There are many types of acne, such as blackheads and whiteheads. The most severe variety is a pimple that originates deep within the skin and results in a red, swollen, and uncomfortable bump. Fortunately, there are methods for treating this kind of acne at home to soothe discomfort and lessen the size, swelling, and redness of the pimple.
However, there are no fast or immediate solutions for acne. You don't have to suffer in silence. Never attempt to scrub away a pimple, as this can aggravate and worsen it. Instead, use noncomedogenic and oil-free cosmetics, cleansers, and sunscreens.
There are a couple of things you can try at home.
Use ice to tame down the pimple. Icing the area will help to get rid of swelling and redness. Wrap an ice cube in a soft cloth and gently press it over the pimple. Doing this twice a day will reduce the discomfort caused by pimples.
Use a cream that includes 2% benzoyl peroxide. You can easily find this cream at local drug stores. Apply only a very thin coating. If you use more, your skin may become irritated. Be aware that benzoyl peroxide can bleach clothes while using this product.
Don't pop it.
Do not pinch, pop, or pick at the pimple. It raises the risk of infection, discoloration, and scarring, making acne more obvious.
Don't try DIYs.
Do not use DIY remedies that you find online. Online resources recommend "natural" acne treatments, but just because something is natural doesn't mean it's beneficial for your skin. Even if a natural ingredient is advantageous for your skin, it could come with a less advantageous one.
Don't scrub it.
If you use a facewash, make sure it doesn't have any particles and leave that scrub alone. It might be tempting to scrub out the pimple, but trust us, you will do more harm than good.
A general rule of thumb:
Never exploit active acne and pimples. This will result in an open wound and a high risk of infection.
Do not stress yourself over a pimple. Even though we all hate them but they are a part. And there is no way to get rid of a pimple overnight. Maintain hygiene, keep your face clean, the moisture well, and avoid unhealthy food, which will keep the pimples at bay.
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