We all get pimples at some time in our lives, usually just before we are going out to a special event!
With some help from things you probably have already got at home in the kitchen or bathroom, you can tackle that big zit right now.
IF you can keep your hands away from that spot and resist the temptation to not pick it, yay! If you can’t resist, ask someone to tie your hands behind your back. Picking a pimple seems like such a good idea at the time, but you then have an open wound, ripe for infection and more than likely will end up twice the size. The changes of scaring are increased 10 fold. A day or two of yuk can turn into weeks and then forever if scar tissue forms.
There are plenty of quick and easy helpers lurking in your kitchen and bathroom. The best way to apply any of these is to use the handle of a clean teaspoon, not your fingers which even when washed will still probably have some germs hanging around.
BLEMISH BUSTERS THAT WORK!
* Crush 1/2 an Asprin until it is lump free and mix with a few drops of water. Mix into a paste and apply to the pimple. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off. Asprin contains salicylic acid which is one of the main ingredients in most commercial skin care products available.
* Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Bicarb Soda with a few drops of water and apply as above.
* Toothpaste and Mouthwash both have a cooling effect on nasty pimples and will help with reducing bacteria around the surface of a pimple.
* Take a piece of Orange or Lemon peel and rub this on the pimple. They both have a fabulous effect on healing the pimple, but will not instantly make it look better.
* Rub a piece of ice gently over the pimple for a few minutes. This will help to reduce swelling and redness.
* A few drops of vinegar applied directly to the pimple and allow to remain there for 30 minutes will help a pimple to heal quickly.
* One drop of Lavender or Tea Tree pure essential oil will help a pimple heal quickly with their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
HELPFUL HINTS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN CLEAR
* Do not touch your face with your hands.
* Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins.
* Gently exfoliate skin at least once a week with a scrub designed for facial skin. (Avoid body exfoliators as they are to course for delicate facial skin.
* Always remove make-up before going to bed and try and have at least 2 make-up free days per week.
* Switch from foundation which clogs pores, to a BB or CC cream.
* Even if your skin is oily, always use a moisturiser after washing your face. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that oil skin does not need moisturiser. By not moisturising freshly wash skin, you are actually triggering the skin to produce more oil as cleansing strips moisture off the skin.
* Add a daily supplement of B-complex and zinc. These are the two best supplements to help regulate and calm upset skin.
Finding a gentle and natural range of facial products that you use every day, and then add these little helpers when a big spot comes your way.