Posted on: August 19, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Harding Comments: 0

Pimples can be extremely annoying, painful, and ugly. They often pop up out of nowhere and like to have extended stays on your face. Sometimes, serious pimple problems can even be disfiguring if left untreated for a long time. It’s no secret that nobody like zits, so what is the secret to getting rid of them? The following are several techniques that may help you get rid of your pimples overnight.

The first step that you should take to combat the pimple is to wash your face daily. Even if you don’t currently have any zits, washing your face may prevent the pimples from ever showing up. This is because washing the face clears out the pores in your skin. These pores can clog up with oil, dirt, and other substances when left uncleansed. This clogged up pore will eventually transform into a pimple, so take action before the zit can.

When cleaning your face, it is a good idea to start out by rinsing with warm water. You can either use your hands of a small washcloth for this purpose. If you choose, you can even lather up some shampoo or body wash in your hands then apply it to your face. Any type of anti-bacterial soap should will do well to remove the oil and grime on the skin, not to mention the opportunistic microbes that could play a role in the formation of a zit. Just remember to keep the soap away from your eyes since it can irritate them.

Next, purchase a facial cleansing product. There are a wide variety of these on the market and it’s up to you to decide which one works best for you. The only way to really do this is by trial and error. In general, most zit removal products will have the same basic function: to disinfect the skin, kill any bacteria in the area, and clear out the pore. In this sense, facial cleansers are nearly identical to the traditional soap and water method. The difference here is convenience and penetrating prevention. Many zit removal products don’t require you to wash your face before or after applying the product. You simply rub the solution to the affected areas using a cotton ball and you’re done. The other benefit of cleaning solutions is that they can go deeper into the tissue to get to the root of the problem. On the other hand, the effectiveness of soap and water is limited to the surface of the skin.

If these tried-and-true methods don’t do the trick, there are many other unorthodox treatments available. Applying ice to the pimple is one popular method. You only need to do this a few times a day to decrease the swelling and eventually delete the pimple. Toothpaste can also be applied to the zit and left there overnight to kill the pimple. Finally, lemon juice can act as an antiseptic to kill the bacteria inside of the clogged pore. Just drip some lemon juice on the zit before you go to sleep and you’re all set. The above are just a few examples of how to get rid of pimples overnight.