There are so many things to argue about in the world right now, but I’m pretty sure that there is one thing we can all agree on, and it’s that pimples are the absolute worst! Especially those fun ones that are under the skin, which is the type I am dealing with this week (wahhh!). As an adult, I don’t typically get acne, but just like clockwork, around that time of the month one always shows up. There are so many acne medicines and ointments out there but these tips here are what works best for me. The best part – most of them are inexpensive and can be found around the house. Let’s get started!
If you have a freezer at home, this remedy is absolutely free! Icing your pimple is great for fighting against swelling and redness and it only takes a couple minutes. I use my favorite Tovolo ice trays (I’ve talked about them here, here, here & here) once in the morning and once at night. I swear by the magic of ice, and pimples are no exception!
Tea tree oil is a must-have if you’re pimple-prone. My brother had bad acne as a teenager and tea tree oil was one of the only things that would help. He even saw a dermatologist and even though he had all of these different medications, the tea tree oil worked the best for him. I’m currently using it on my underground pimple and it’s getting smaller every day!
I tend to have dry skin, so I don’t put a drying mask all over my face, but I definitely use a drying mask to spot-treat! My favorite masks for this are this one and believe it or not, toothpaste! Both of them work extremely well. I’ve been using the Mario Badescu one for years, but always go with my toothpaste when I run out and neither of them have ever failed me. I even leave it on overnight if needed.
I came across these recently when reading another girls blog and decided to give them a try. I wasn’t sure because they were only $6 and didn’t have any reviews online yet. Low and behold, another inexpensive product that worked like a charm. Leave these on overnight and it’ll also help prevent scarring!
If you’re like me and want to go to work every day not looking like you have a volcano on your face, you’re going to want to cover it up with makeup. While I usually shy away from putting makeup on top of pimples, sometimes it must be done. If this is the case for you, try putting tea tree oil on before concealer, and then use a concealer like this one, that is specifically for treating pimples.
Pimples are no fun, so I hope that you don’t have to deal with them often. But when and if they decide to grace you with their presence, I hope that these tips work for you! If you have any other suggestions or fool-proof remedies, please share them in the comments below!