Woke Up With A Pimple? Use A Painkiller To Treat An Ugly Zit

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Zits always come at the worst possible time—in the morning of a first date, before a big presentation at work, that ONE day you're bound to bump into your crush in between classes...we can go on and on, really.

While we can give you a variety of topical treatments to banish that big and angry pimple overnight (VMV Hypoallergenic's Monolaurin Gel is a total keeper!), sometimes you just need a little DIY magic.

We learned an at-home trick from the World Wide Web this week, and we think y'all should give it a shot!

You'll need: an aspirin, a spoon, and distilled water.

It's really easy, because all you have to do is crush the aspirin using the back of the spoon. Mix with a couple of drops of water until it becomes pasty, and then leave the treatment on your zit for five minutes. Rinse with water after.

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While it won't magically remove your pimple, the solution will reduce your zit's redness—making it easier for you to conceal it with makeup.

Another alternative is using a gel-based painkiller—like Advil, which is an ibuprofen. In English, that just means it's anti-inflammatory and will reduce your zit's swelling.

How about you? What anti-acne treatments have you been using?

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