Pimples seem to pop up out of nowhere, so it’s ridic unfair that they take foreveerrrrr to go away. The good news is, even though you can’t make a zit magically disappear overnight, there are a few things you can do to make it way less angry and puffy by morning. Here are a few you can try when you have an ill-timed zit (which, let’s be real, is pretty much every zit).
One quick note… When it comes to your skin, more is definitely NOT more. In other words, trying all of these remedies at once won’t boost your chances of making the zit disappear — more likely, it’ll just wreak havoc on your skin and turn a teeny-tiny pimple into a red, blotchy mess. And before you try any of these remedies on your face, test them somewhere else on your skin to make sure you don’t have a reaction — if something’s going to make you rashy, you want to know that before you dab it on the middle of your forehead.
1. Get a superstar cleanser.
This might seem obvious, but seriously: It’s so much easier if you can prevent acne rather than trying to do damage control once you have a full-blown breakout. Granted, breakouts are outside of your control, but getting a really good cleansercan seriously keep skin in shape so that you can live your best life. Try OSEA’s mineral-rich Organic Seaweed gel cleanser, which removes excess oil and surface impurities from your skin without dehydrating it. This cleanser contains vegan lactic acid (derived from beets) that gently exfoliates, and seaweed that hydrates and balances for a glowing AF complexion.