We've all had it happen. You have the perfect outfit and feel ready. Then the day before a big event such as a dance, date or interview, you notice a huge bump on your nose. Don't worry—here are some ways to get rid of your bump and avoid embarrassment.

If the Bump Is Due to Injury

Wash the wound as soon as you have an injury. Soap is good for decreasing the chance of infection, which would make the bump more noticeable.

Apply ice as soon as possible. Ice helps restrict the blood flow to your wound. Using ice will help prevent bruising before it starts.

Use a warm compress on the bruise, if one appears. You can use a hot-water bottle, warmed wash cloth or microwavable heat pack. Heat helps increase blood flow, which helps the bruise heal quicker.

Heal the bruise using home medications. Vinegar and warm water helps speed up the healing process. Vinegar helps increase the blood flow, so it helps decrease the blood at the bruise. Witch hazel is another great way to treat bruises.

Crush fresh parsley and put it around the bruises. Parsley will help the bruise fade by decreasing swelling.

If the Bump Is a Pimple

Wash your face and the zit. Instead of just soap and water, use salty water to help remove oil from your zit.

Soak cotton balls with vinegar. Rub these cotton balls on your face for a great cleansing.

Dab a bit of toothpaste on your zit. This helps reduce swelling.

Mix equal parts baking soda and water. Apply this mixture on the zit before bed. This will dry the zit and reduce redness.

Look in your kitchen. Some of the most effective treatments are already in your kitchen. These household items can save the day. People have had success with rubbing orange peel, egg white, cucumber leaves and even fresh garlic cloves on their zits.


  • Drinking lots of water promotes clear skin and decreases pimples.