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The How-To Lounge: Getting Rid of Unexpected Zits

It's Friday, and you have a whopping zit that you need to get rid of ASAP before your hot date on Saturday night. I am here to offer some quick and easy fixes to get your skin pimple free!

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  • Toothpaste (not gel) is a great home remedy that will dry out your zit and speed up the healing process, so before you go to bed, douse your pimple with toothpaste and hope for the best come morning!
  • Use a chilled Chamomile tea bag as a compress on your pimple to reduce swelling and redness.
  • Dab Benzoyl peroxide on your problem area to get rid of the bacteria living inside your pimple.
  • A mixture of crushed up aspirin and water has been known to de-clog pores and heal pimples faster.
  • You might think that dirty skin causes zits, but that is incorrect so don't abrasively scrub your face clean, instead wash with a gentle soap or cleanser.
  • Even though you have a date you've been looking forward to all week, don't over compensate with make up to cover up your pimple, it will only look worse. Even if you want to touch your face, avoid primping and fussing with it at the dinner table.

The most important thing to remember is to exude confidence even if your skin is flawed and have fun!


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Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
i have had great overnight results with tea tree oil over the past few weeks.
polska polska 9 years
If it's a really deep, cystic blemish then a cortisone shot from a dermatologist will do the trick. It takes a little more time and planning but if you can swing it, I think it's the best.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
This is so useful! I have Retin-A but sometimes you just need a quick solution without a prescription.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Aspirin remedy works!
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
I like to use neosporin on zits. It's anti-bacterial and it heals.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
The toothpaste thing doesn't really work. I tried it again a couple days ago and no luck.
Vrai Vrai 9 years
Whoa! Easy about that toothpaste tip! Be sure you don't leave that stuff on too long. Chemical burn hilarity ensues.
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
Perfect timing with this post... I've got a massive zit on my chin that WON'T GO AWAY! So frustrating... I thought zits were for our teen years.... guess not!
DanaBana DanaBana 9 years
i feel like a professional on this subject. i've had terrible skin for years and after almost giving up on trying every product under the sun, i googled acne. i came across this website that was created by a guy who suffered from acne and created this "regimen" to heal acne. i started using his regimen and literally overnight i saw results. here's the website: hope this helps!
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
I never would have thought about the aspirin! I'll have to try that. I also agree that most other people won't even notice your little friend, unless you point it out.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
Definitely try aspirin...not only does it help pimples, it leaves your skin so soft and smooth...and helps even out your skin tone
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
Sometimes the toothpaste works to help it heal faster, and sometimes no. It's always a hit and miss; it may overdry the pimple making it red and leave a dry patch which actually takes it longer to heal. I recommend using sulfer (as stinky as it is) over toothpaste. But toothpaste is definitely worth a try if you don't have any sulfer treatment. I'm trying that aspirin remedy!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
Aspirin remedy - I use about 6 uncoated aspirin tablets and just a COUPLE DROPS of water, so that it turns into a don't want to put too much water or its too runny and doesnt stay put on your face...depending on the area, this should be more than enough to adequately cover your T-Zone
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I put Visine on it. It takes the red out (of zits, too!).
nicachica nicachica 9 years
ahhh...i wish i had seen this last week when my face broke out! btw, does anyone know how many parts water/aspirin you use for that remedy?
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
The toothpaste definitely works!! I haven't tried any of the other things though.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I've used the toothpaste method and that seems to work pretty well as well.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
Another thing to remember is that no matter how much you notice it, the other person probably won't unless you point it out. I think my face looks like a train wreck half the time and my boyfriend thinks my skin is virtually flawless! : )
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
the aspirin and water remedy works well...I've used it a number of times
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
Just for the love of god don't pick it!! I hate it when people do dat- scars??
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow! Perfect timing!!! I just got a massive zit on my forehead (of course) and I have all these parties this wekeend!!!!
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