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Convenient Acne Treatments That Work Overnight

By Yvonne Ejiofor 19 September 2017   |   7:00 pm

What’s the one thing we can be sure to come but never at the right time? The dreaded  pimple from your uninvited acne breakout. It seems like whenever we need to look our best, our face decides otherwise as our usually flawless skin tries to show the world how we really woke up.

Thankfully there’s no need to panic because we found 4 ways to treat your uninvited acne at the first sign of their arrival. If you’re that person that has horror stories of bad skin during a good time, check out these quick home remedies

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Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel has a pleasant soothing effect on the skin. In addition to its antibacterial properties, it also reduces redness and swelling. You can use aloe vera alone or with several other substances like garlic or tea tree oil. Aloe vera is a nice indoor plant, so you should consider growing it at home. But you can also buy the extracted gel and use to spot treat the pimples on your face.

Diluted Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an effective remedy for pimples. But if you are wondering why you should add oil to your oil-clogged face, then hear this: Tea tree oil is unique. Unlike the natural oil produced by your skin, it acts like a solvent and penetrates through the extra sebum, unblocks the pores and eliminates the dead cells. It also has strong antibacterial properties.

Remember to dilute the tea tree oil before you use it. You can mix in a ratio 1 : 9 (oil to water). Wash your face with warm water and then use a cotton ball to apply the diluted mixture on the problem areas. If you have sensitive skin you may use aloe vera gel to dilute it instead.

Papaya a.k.a Paw Paw

Papaya eliminates dead cells and excess fat from the skin surface. In its raw form, it also contains papain – a powerful enzyme that cuts down inflammation and stops the formation of pus. That is the reason why it is commonly found in many commercial produced beauty products.

To use papaya, cut up your fresh papaya, take out the seeds and mash the flesh till it is smooth enough to be applied to your face. Wash your face with warm water and then apply the papaya for 30 minutes. Then use warm water to rinse it off.

Sudocrem
Yes you read that right, Sudocrem not only is this a great nappy rash treatment but it will do wonders for your acne . it helps to calm any breakouts you may have and reduces the amount of time it takes for spots to heal. Its also helpful in reducing the appearance of hyper pigmentation left over after breakouts.

According to experts, this is thanks to the Benzyl alcohol, which has antiseptic properties and also acts as a local anaesthesia, reducing pain and discomfort associated with irritated, inflamed skin.

 

Other Useful Tips to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly before using any of the treatments, particularly those that require direct contact between your hands and your face. This will minimise the spread of dirt and bacteria.

2. Use few treatments at a time for at least 1 week to discover how effective they are on your skin. Don’t use too many treatments at the same time.

3. Eat a well balanced diet and ensure that you take foods that are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium.

4. Don’t get discouraged if the pimples do not disappear overnight. With every treatment, you will definitely notice improvement in your skin condition.

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