First things first: It's normal to have acne, and you should never be pressured to have clear skin. But if you want to get rid of them or manage them, that's totally fine, too. You do you!
We always want fast solutions. It's human nature. When there is an issue, we instinctively find ways to solve it. And one skin concern we want to go away that's way too common? Pimples! You know those days when you've got a big presentation or you'll be out with your friends and suddenly a huge zit appears on your cheek? Annoying AF.
While it can be tempting to just squeeze the zit, we beg you to please stop! This habit may cause scarring and the spread of acne-causing bacteria. (TL;DR: Forget about popping the pimple!)
Of course, we won't leave you hanging without effective solutions. From emergency to in-clinic procedures, we've got all the ways you can get rid of pimples fast. Bookmark this page if you need to!
How To Get Rid of Pimples Fast
Stop touching it.
We're warning you. Touching the pimple with dirty hands will worsen its state. Plus, you may accidentally scratch or be tempted to squeeze it which may result in a deep acne scar. If it hurts so bad, turn to the next step.
Cool the zit down with ice.
Acne may be inflamed which leads to a stinging sensation. You can calm it down with the help of an ice cube or with an ice roller.
Dab with a potent (but non-irritating) spot treatment.
The easiest and most accessible pimple salvation you could have is a reliable spot treatment. Grab one with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. If you can get a tube with skin-soothing Centella Asiatica and madecassoside, do it!
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Cover it with a pimple patch.
Another lifesaver you need to always have in stow: Pimple patches or stickers. These colloidal patches protect the pimple from environmental elements. conceal them (a bit), and helps them heal. Not a believer? Here's a review on how one Pinay treated her cystic acne at home with pimple patches.
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Zap the zit with LED.
Light therapy has been used by dermatologists to treat and improve the condition of acne. You may get phototherapy procedures at clinics or turn to at-home LED devices to *literally* zap those zits. For this method to be effective, you need to be patient and consistent. Expect the pimple to calm down and the redness to go away after two days.Continue reading below ↓
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Get a pimple injection.
We swear by this quick method! Ask for a KI injection or cortisone shot from your dermatologist to immediately get rid of a pimple fast. Celebs love getting this treatment done—this is why you almost never see them with a huge zit.
Ask for prescription meds or health supplements.
Healing acne from within is a *thing*. There are times when hormones are the culprit of acne so your doctor may prescribe Accutane or other supplements to regulate your hormones. In some instances, mental health conditions may cause pimples—in this case, therapy may be the answer.
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