Pimples are embarrassing and frustrating. Adolescents usually experience pimples due to hormonal shifts. Adults can also suffer from them. If you have a pimple on your face and can't handle facing work, or a date, with it, try one of the cures for pimples in 24 hours. Reduce the swelling and shrink it without irritating it further. No sure-fire remedy is available but using the methods will increase your chances of getting rid of it.
An easy way to shrink a pimple overnight is using simple toothpaste. Do not use gel toothpaste. To cure the pimple in 24 hours, put a dab of toothpaste on the end of a clean finger and dab it directly on the pimple. If you have sensitive skin, it is possible that the toothpaste could irritate the skin. In the morning, wash off the toothpaste with a washcloth and warm water.
Aspirin will zap any pimples on your face overnight. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory that will dry out pimples. Place four or five uncoated aspirin in a small bowl. Add two tablespoons of water and let them dissolve. Crush up the remnants with a spoon. It will be a paste. Apply the aspirin to the pimple. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. This should significantly reduce the pimple by the next morning.
One of the most common ingredients in over-the-counter acne medications is benzoyl peroxide. It gets rid of pimples by reducing the bacteria that causes acne. It also effectively dries up pimples. Apply a small dab of benzoyl peroxide cream to any pimples on your face. Let it sit overnight and wash off in the morning. Keep in mind that benzoyl peroxide may irritate sensitive skin.
Tea Tree oil and Honey
Tea tree oil is a natural oil to use to cure pimples quickly. As it is quite strong, mixing it with Manuka honey will make it less likely to irritate your skin. Mix together three or four drops of tea tree oil with one tsp. or so of Manuka honey. Adjust the measurements based on the amount of pimples on your face. Wash your face with your regular cleanser. Apply the mixture to pimples and allow it to remain overnight. Wash it off in the morning.
Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.