If you are like most who have had an unexpected and unsightly pimple pop up the night before an important event, than chances are that you are looking for the perfect solution for getting rid of acne overnight. The good news is that there are many different ways to treat acne quickly and when it is just a simple pimple all you need is a spot treatment.
A spot treatment is a simple way of getting rid of acne overnight. It is a chemical or a paste which is placed on the spot where the acne is and works to attack the root cause in only a few hours. There are many different over the counter spot treatments as well as a number of home based remedies for the treatment of acne in a single night.
It is important to point out that you may not be able to completely get rid of a pimple in a single night, but you can reduce its size and visibility. Sometimes you may need several nights to effectively combat an unsightly pimple.
With that said, the first thing most people look for is something around the house that can help get rid of acne overnight. The most popular home remedy is to simply make use of toothpaste. Just think about all of the nasty germs that live in your mouth and how the strong chemicals in ordinary toothpaste have no problems combating them.
As a spot treatment, you take a dab of toothpaste and gently smear it on top of the pimple and around the area. You want to cover an area that is roughly an inch in diameter to ensure that the toothpaste gets all the bacteria in the area. Leave the toothpaste to dry overnight on the pimple and in the morning, gently rinse it off with warm water. Remember to be gentle because you do not want to irritate the skin as this will only make things worse.
It is also possible to do the same thing with pure honey, but most people also mix in powdered cinnamon with the honey to create a paste. Just as with the toothpaste, gently smear the honey onto the pimple and cover an area around the pimple. In the morning, you will need to gently wash the area with warm water to remove the traces of honey left on the skin.
By the end of the night, the visibility of the acne will be greatly reduced. However, it might not be enough for you. So if you have a couple more hours to spend combating the pimple, then take an aspirin tablet, crush it and mix it in water. Gently smear this paste over the affected area and let it dry for an hour or so before washing it off.
It may not be possible to completely get rid of acne over night, but to be able to reduce its appearance in a single night is usually more than sufficient for most people’s needs.