Pimples – who’s a fan of them? They’re red, bumpy, sometimes oozing and just downright ugly in appearance. You can try to cover them up, you can try to hide them, but even if you can hide them underneath makeup your makeup either looks so caked on and fake that it’s not worth even wearing, or people can still see the lumps and bumps of the pimples underneath!
We all know that squeezing and picking at pimples isn’t going to help any. As a matter of fact, squeezing the pimples will only exacerbate the problem and may even lead to an infection of the skin.
The best way to get rid of pimples is to wash your face regularly with a soap that is unscented, made for sensitive and acne prone skin, and that is organic. You want to use products that are as natural as possible for you skin, as this will help soothe and calm your face.
Another good way to help get rid of pimples is to steam your face regularly. You can easily do this by boiling a pot of water on the stove. Once the water has reached a rolling boil, pour it into another bowl. Place your face 10 centimeters or so above the bowl, and place a towel over your head so that it is creating a sort of “tent” over both your head and the bowl (this will help seal in the steam). Get comfortable, and continue steaming your face for at least 5 minutes. This will help unclog your pores and the bacteria that is on your face and which may be causing your pimples will be removed.
Another pimple treatment that involves water is using an ice cube. An ice cube massage for your pimples is an effective way to both reduce the swelling and the pain that comes with pimples, and thereby reducing the redness of the area, which then reduces the visibility of the pimples. The cool temperature of the ice cube may actually shrink the pimple as well.
Here’s a quick way to blast those pimples: take a wet cloth and apply it to your pimples. Follow up with an application of either toothpaste on top of the pimple or lemon juice, and within hours you should notice that your pimples have reduced immensely in size and are no longer right red.
When ever possible, makeup should be avoided when you have a pimple. Yes, you have a glaring red zit on your face that you would love to throw cover up over, but unless you are attending a special event, try to avoid wearing any sort of makeup as much as possible.
If you are attending an important event and need to cover up that pimple immediately, after using the wet towel press with toothpaste or lemon juice mentioned above, take some green concealer and dab it over the affected areas. The green concealer will help immediately eliminate any redness of the skin. Then, follow up with the application of your skin-toned concealer to give the area a more natural look. No one will ever be able to tell that you have a pimple!