You wake up and see that bump on your face, and your whole day is ruined. Pimples have managed to ruin numerous special days for men and women alike, everywhere! And no matter what you do, there is no stopping them.
But why do we get pimples?
Pimples occur when the oil glands of the skin are infected by bacteria. Also known as the Sebaceous gland, an abnormality in these will result in a pimple break out.
The triggers for those abnormalities or infections differ from person to person. For some people, it’s the oiliness of their skin attracting the dust and filling up the oil glands with them. For some people it’s an allergic reaction to certain types of food such as dairy, chocolates or certain fruits. There are also many who have inherited pimples genetically , and some suffer with hormonal imbalances. Whichever the cause, it is important to first identify your individual pimple trigger, and be proactive about how you can avoid pimples. Life style changes such as a clean diet free of oil and fats, habits such as washing your face every 6 hours and avoiding direct contact with sunlight, using a clinically proven pore cleansing face wash etc. are some steps you can take to permanently get rid of pimples.
But these are long term solutions. What can you do when you have an important date and a pimple has decided to show up right in the middle of your face?
Here are 10 home remedies that will help you make those pimples disappear overnight!
1. Tomato juice
Dab your face with fresh tomato juice and leave it on for an hour before washing it off. Immediately apply some Lacto Lotion and go to sleep! Wake up to a well nourished, pimple free face!
2. Green tea ice cubes
A natural cleanser and full of anti oxidants, green tea ice cubes will shrink your pimples as well as give you clean and fresh skin. Prepare your favorite cup of green tea and make ice cubes out of it. Wrap a soft cloth around one cube and gently rub it over the pimple you want to get rid of. This is also great as a daily morning cleansing routine to make you feel fresh and alive!
3. Calamine Lotion
The overnight calamine lotion treatment is a tried and tested solution to rid your skin of those annoying pimples! Wash your face with a mild face wash and dab the pimples with Lacto Lotion – do not rub the cream in. Leave overnight and wake up to a pimple free face! Calamine comes with soothing and antiseptic properties that can clear your face of pimples and pimple scars. Daily use of Lacto Lotion can help control the excessive oiliness of your skin, thereby preventing pimples in the long run, and it is also great as a night cream that will replenish and nourish your skin overnight while keeping it pimple – free!
4. Coconut oil
A natural emollient and a skin hydrant, coconut oil also comes with antibacterial properties and is a common ingredient in most moisturizers. Lightly warm up the oil and apply to the affected area in a circular motion. Leave on for a few hours and wash off.
Mash 2 cloves of garlic and add a bit of water to form a paste. Apply over the affected area and wash off after 10 minutes. Garlic is full of antibacterial properties that will help reduce pimples, and this can be used as a weekly treatment to avoid pimples in the future. Don’t forget to dilute the natural garlic essence with water as on its own, it can be too harsh for the skin.
6. Lemon juice
Dip a cotton ball in undiluted lemon juice, and apply over the affected area before you go to sleep. Lemon juice comes with anti microbes that can kill the bacteria in your pimple, and it’s anti inflammatory nature will make your pimple go down in no time. Wash your face as usual in the morning and use a moisturizer.
7. Egg whites
Add a bit of lemon juice to egg whites and apply the mixture on your face as a face mask. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off using hot water, followed by cool water. Egg whites can draw out impurities and dirt from the skin, and contains enzymes that can reduce the oil production in your skin and control breakouts.
Though these remedies can help make your pimple disappear overnight, it is important to take precautions to reduce pimples in the long term. Talk to your dermatologist about what treatment is best for you in the long run, and use a healing and soothing lotion, like Lacto Calamine, daily to give your skin the care it needs. As it contains healing properties and has the ability to reduce the oiliness of oily skin while maintaining the moisture of dry skin, Lacto Lotion is safe for all types of skin with breakouts.
With these overnight remedies, pimple care just got a whole lot easier!
Article by Shana Azeem